Valparaiso University women’s soccer player Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake H.S.) has been named one of nine recipients of the 2012 Board of Directors Award as part of this year’s Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship on campus.
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team jut finished up their spring season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Northwestern 3-2 on Alumni Day. Northwestern is the second Big Ten team that Valparaiso defeated this spring, having also defeated Indiana on April 14.
Five home matches during the first four weeks of the season and a trip to California mark the highlights of the 2012 Valparaiso University women’s soccer schedule which has been announced by head coach John Marovich.
Valparaiso University head women’s soccer coach John Marovich has announced the signing of eight players to National Letters of Intent. Joining the Crusaders in the fall of 2012 are Taylor Colliau, Rita Craven, Sabrina DeNard, Jenny Fassbinder, Sarrah Ludwig, Shelby Oelschlager, Jordyn Ryfiak, and Sarah Silvasi.
Two halves and two overtimes were not enough to settle the Horizon League quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon, and after eight rounds of penalty kicks Butler defeated Valparaiso 5-4 in the shootout at Eastgate Field after the two sides played to a 2-2 draw through 110 minutes.
The 2011 Horizon League Championships begin on Tuesday afternoon at Eastgate Field. The third-seeded Valparaiso Crusaders host the sixth-seeded Butler Bulldogs, the Brown and Gold’s longtime instate rival, in the quarterfinals. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
Valparaiso’s women’s soccer team was represented by four players when the Horizon League’s First and Second Teams as well as All-Newcomer Teams were released by the conference office on Monday afternoon (Oct. 31).
Valparaiso wrapped up the regular season on Friday afternoon battling Youngstown State for 110 minutes, but neither team could find the back of the net and the two sides settled for a 0-0 double-overtime draw at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio.
The 2011 regular season wraps up in women’s soccer this Friday afternoon as Valparaiso travels east to Youngstown, Ohio to battle the Penguins of Youngstown State. With a victory the Crusaders will finish in a tie for second place during the regular season. Valpo will wrap up the third seed for next week’s Horizon League Soccer Championship with a win or a Wright State loss or tie against Cleveland State on Friday.
Valparaiso University midfielder Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Women’s Soccer Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 1-0-1 record this past week and helping the Brown and Gold secure a home tournament match in next week’s Horizon League Championships.
A goal with just 2:35 remaining in regulation allowed Wright State to tie the match on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso and the Raiders battled to a 2-2 double-overtime draw on Senior Day for the Crusaders at Eastgate Field.
Mikki Nuccio’s (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon H.S.) goal with just five seconds remaining before halftime proved to be the difference in the match as Valparaiso defeated Butler 1-0 on a rainy and windy Wednesday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
Valparaiso will close out the home portion of the 2011 regular season with a pair of key Horizon League matches this week. On Wednesday the Crusaders will entertain Butler at Eastgate Field before the Brown and Gold hosts Wright State on Sunday in a Senior Day matinee.
Midway through the Horizon League schedule Valparaiso sits in the thick of the conference race with a 3-1 mark. The third place Crusaders (nine points) travel to second place Detroit (12 points) on Saturday afternoon looking to move one step closer to securing a spot in the conference tournament at year’s end.
Mikki Nuccio’s (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon H.S.) goal with just 2:28 remaining in the match gave Valparaiso a 1-0 Horizon League victory over Cleveland State on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
Valparaiso battled the 12th ranked team in the country for 90 minutes on Wednesday evening, but a pair of second half goals proved to be the difference as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 2-0 at Engelmann Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
A pair of Horizon League matches are on the slate for Valparaiso this week beginning with a showdown between the two remaining unbeatens in the conference. On Wednesday the Brown and Gold travels to Milwaukee to face the 12th-ranked Panthers before returning home on Sunday to entertain Cleveland State.
Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) score the lone goal of the match with just 7:13 remaining in the match on Wednesday evening as Valparaiso registered their second straight Horizon League victory, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 1-0 at Loyola Soccer Park in Chicago, Ill.
Valparaiso returns to Horizon League action this week while beginning a brief two-match road trip. The Crusaders head to the Windy City on Wednesday evening to battle the Ramblers of Loyola (Chicago) looking to remain perfect in conference action.
Valparaiso fought back from a goal down to tie the match with under 15 minutes remaining on Friday evening, but Campbell scored the match-winner with just over five minutes left to down the Crusaders 3-2 at Brown Field on the opening night of the Crusader Classic.
Valparaiso closes out the non-conference portion of its 2011 schedule this weekend by hosting an in-season tournament for the first time in program history. The Crusaders will face Campbell on Friday evening in the second match of the Crusader Classic, following the contest between IUPUI and Air Force. Valpo then will meet Air Force on Sunday afternoon with IUPUI and Campbell meeting earlier in the day.
Valparaiso University midfielder Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Women’s Soccer Player of the Week after extending her goal-scoring streak to four straight matches.
Nine different players registered points on Sunday afternoon and Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made two saves for her third straight shutout in goal as Valparaiso defeated Bowling Green 4-0 at Cochrane Field in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) scored less than two minutes into the match and Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) registered her second straight shutout on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso opened Horizon League action with a 1-0 victory over Green Bay at Eastgate Field.
After four matches away from home, Valparaiso returns to Eastgate Field on Friday afternoon to face Green Bay in the Horizon League opener for both schools. The Crusaders then step back out of conference play on Sunday with a trip to Ohio to battle Bowling Green.
A pair of goals less than three minutes apart midway through the first half proved to be the only scoring on Sunday afternoon, but it was more than enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders registered their second shutout of the season, 2-0, over Eastern Illinois at Lakeside Field in Charleston, Ill.
Valparaiso wraps up its four-match road trip this weekend with a pair of contests. The Crusaders head south to Indianapolis on Friday evening for a date against former Mid-Continent Conference foe IUPUI before traveling on to Charleston, Ill. on Sunday for a clash with the Panthers of Eastern Illinois.
Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) scored her first goal of the season and Valparaiso posted its first shutout of the season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Coastal Carolina 1-0 at Osborne Stadium in Lynchburg, Va. to open the Liberty Invitational.
Valparaiso ventures away from Northwest Indiana for the first time in 2011 this weekend to begin a four-game road trip. The Brown and Gold will head to Lynchburg, Va. for the Liberty Invitational for a pair of matches. The Crusaders will face Coastal Carolina in a neutral site contest on Friday before battling the host Flames on Sunday afternoon.
After playing the first two matches on the turf of Brown Field last weekend, Valparaiso wraps up its season-opening three-match homestand on Sunday afternoon on the grass of Eastgate Field as the Crusaders entertain instate foe Evansville.
Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) each tallied a goal and an assist and four different Crusaders scored goals lifting Valparaiso to a 4-2 victory over IPFW on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field.
A three-match homestand to kick off the 2011 season of Valparaiso University women’s soccer opens on Friday evening at Brown Field as the Crusaders host Morehead State. The homestand continues for the Brown and Gold on Sunday as the Crusaders entertain IPFW, also at Brown Field.
A talented and experienced women’s soccer team will take the field for Valparaiso University this fall as the Crusaders look to move back up the Horizon League standings and return to the conference tournament at season’s end. Head coach John Marovich returns for his fourth season at the helm of the Brown and Gold, returning 19 letterwinners, including 10 starters, from last year’s squad. Valpo has been predicted to finish seventh overall, but looks to surprise the prognosticators with a top half finish in the conference.