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April 10, 2014
This year's St. Baldrick's Fundraiser is just two days away. With over $30,000 raised so far, the Valpo men's soccer program is more than 60% of the way to its goal of $50,000. Click on the video to hear part one of women's soccer player Jordyn Ryfiak's story.
April 10, 2014
For the first time in program history, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team will take on a national team, as the Crusaders close out the home portion of their 2014 spring schedule by welcoming Haiti to Brown Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff Saturday evening.
March 21, 2014
Valparaiso women's soccer head coach John Marovich announced his program's spring schedule today, highlighted by a visit from the Haitian National Team to Brown Field on Saturday, April 12.
March 10, 2014
Registration is open now for the Valpo Soccer Spring ID Camp, hosted by the Crusader women's soccer team on Sunday, March 30 for female players in grades 9-12. In addition, registration is also open for a trio of camps to be held June 16-18.
February 20, 2014
The Valparaiso women’s soccer program is incredibly excited to announce its four signees from the class of 2014. The four young ladies hail from three states and will look to make an impact on the program when they get to campus this August. All four of the newest members to the Valpo soccer family come out of very successful high school and club programs.
January 16, 2014
Valparaiso placed eight student-athletes across five sports on the Horizon League Fall Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this afternoon.
November 25, 2013
For the 11th consecutive year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer teams was awarded with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization late last week.
November 05, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team saw its season come to a heartbreaking end on Tuesday afternoon in Detroit, Mich., as Detroit scored less than four minutes from the end of double overtime to send the Crusaders to a 1-0 defeat in opening-round play of the 2013 Horizon League Championship.
November 04, 2013
Freshman midfielder Morgan Manzke was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year on Monday in voting by the league's head coaches, highlighting four Crusaders in all who were honored with league postseason honors. Junior midfielder Kelsey Draper and senior goalkeeper Kristen Manski both were Second Team All-Horizon League honorees, while Manzke was joined by April Cronin on the All-Freshman Team.
November 04, 2013
Women's soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week on the eve of the Horizon League Championship.
November 04, 2013
Valparaiso kicks off the 2013 Horizon League Championship on Tuesday afternoon, as the fifth-seeded Crusaders travel to Detroit to take on the fourth-seeded Titans in first-round action. The 1 p.m. (CT) kickoff can be seen live on the Horizon League Network, while tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.
November 01, 2013
After learning earlier in the day that it had secured a berth into the Horizon League Championship, the Valparaiso women's soccer team closed out the regular season on Friday night at Brown Field by battling to a 1-1 (2ot) draw with Green Bay.
October 31, 2013
A berth in the Horizon League Championship is on the line Friday night at Brown Field, as Valparaiso hosts Green Bay in the women’s soccer regular season finale.
October 26, 2013
A pair of late first-half goals were too much for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team to overcome on Saturday, as the Crusaders fell at Detroit, 2-0, in the penultimate match of the regular season.
October 24, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team can clinch a berth into the Horizon League Championship this weekend, as the Crusaders look for their second straight road win Saturday afternoon at Detroit.
October 21, 2013
Valparaiso senior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after helping lead the Crusaders to a key league victory at Youngstown State last Saturday.
October 19, 2013
A pair of goals early in the second half were more than enough for the Valparaiso women's soccer team on Saturday afternoon at Youngstown State as the Crusaders earned their first road win of the season and picked up three key Horizon League points with a 2-0 victory.
October 17, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team looks to earn three points on the road Saturday with regular season action starting to wind down, as the Crusaders travel to take on Youngstown State. Following this weekend, Valpo has just two regular season matches remaining.
October 16, 2013
Crusader women's soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week as the Crusaders head down the home stretch of Horizon League play.
October 12, 2013
A matchup of two of the top defenses in the Horizon League played out according to form Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, as Valparaiso and Wright State played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer in a double-overtime, 0-0 draw.
October 11, 2013
Valparaiso's women's soccer game Saturday afternoon against Wright State has been moved up to a noon kickoff.
October 09, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team was unable to come up with a result on the road in Horizon League action Wednesday night at Oakland, falling behind in the sixth minute in an eventual 2-0 loss to the Grizzlies.
October 08, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team prepares for a critical week of Horizon League play, as the Crusaders face two league matches, traveling to newcomer Oakland Wednesday evening before returning home to take on Wright State Saturday afternoon.
October 05, 2013
Winning late-night games at Brown Field is starting to become a habit for the Valparaiso women's soccer team, as the Crusaders took down Cleveland State in Horizon League action Saturday evening, 2-1, on the first collegiate goal from freshman Morgan Manzke (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) off a well-executed team move in the 88th minute.
October 03, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team returns home to the friendly confines of Brown Field this Saturday night, as the Crusaders host Cleveland State in a key Horizon League battle.
September 28, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team struck first Saturday night in its Horizon League opener at Milwaukee, but three straight goals from the Panthers were too much to overcome, as the Crusaders fell by a 3-2 final.
September 26, 2013
On Inside Valpo Athletics this week, we catch up with women's soccer junior Erika Schoemann as the Crusaders prepare for the start of Horizon League play.
September 26, 2013
The Horizon League schedule gets underway for the Crusader women’s soccer team on the road Saturday evening, when Valpo makes the trip to Milwaukee to take on the defending league champion Panthers.
September 22, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team closed out its non-league slate Sunday afternoon at Brown Field on a positive note, as first-half goals from sophomores Jenny Fassbinder (Hudson, Wis./Hudson) and Sarrah Ludwig (Downers Grove, Ill./South) stood up for the Crusaders in a 2-1 victory over Eastern Illinois.
September 20, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team took advantage of a Western Illinois miscue to claim the lead in the 62nd minute, and freshman Allegra Godfrey (Oshkosh, Wis./Oshkosh) capped the night with her first career goal late as the Crusaders earned a 2-0 victory Friday night at Brown Field.
September 19, 2013
Valparaiso closes out the non-league portion of its 2013 schedule this weekend with two more home games at Brown Field, hosting Western Illinois Friday night and Eastern Illinois Sunday afternoon.
September 18, 2013
Crusader women's soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week to talk about his squad's start to the 2013 season, including its impressive stretch of defensive play, and looks ahead to Horizon League play, which is just one weekend away.
September 15, 2013
For the first time in over a calendar year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team surrendered more than one goal, and despite pulling one back late in the game, the Crusaders fell by a 2-1 final at Evansville Sunday afternoon.
September 13, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team posted its fifth shutout in seven games this season on Friday evening in Indianapolis, Ind., dueling to a 0-0 draw with IUPUI.
September 11, 2013
Trio of matchups against Big Ten teams last weekend for men's and women's soccer and volleyball result in historic victories; provide confidence for Crusaders moving forward
September 11, 2013
For the first time this season, the Crusader women’s soccer team will play back-to-back road games this weekend, traveling to IUPUI for a Friday evening contest before heading to Evansville for a Sunday afternoon game.
September 09, 2013
Valparaiso senior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after continuing her stellar start to the 2013 season last weekend.
September 08, 2013
If it feels like the movie Groundhog Day when the Valparaiso women's soccer team takes the field in 2013, there's a good reason why - for the sixth time in as many games this season on Sunday, the Crusaders battled their opponents to a 1-0 decision, and for the fourth time, it was Valpo which came out victorious, finding the back of the net on a header in the 20th minute from senior Hailey Chmela (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich).
September 06, 2013
Early pressure from the Crusaders set the tone for the remainder of the match Thursday night against the Northwestern Wildcats. That pressure eventually led to the lone goal scored in an impressive 1-0 victory for the Crusader women. Freshman Katriona Anesini (Seattle, Wash./Ballard) put Valpo ahead in the 33rd minute of the match and the Crusader defense ensured that the freshman's goal would be the game winner.
September 04, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team returns to Brown Field for a pair of matches this week, hosting Northwestern Thursday night and IPFW Sunday evening. The two home contests conclude a season-opening stretch where the Crusaders play five of their first six fixtures at home.
September 03, 2013
Valparaiso senior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) has been recognized by College Sports Madness as its Horizon League Women's Soccer Player of the Week after continuing her stellar start to the season between the pipes for the Crusaders.
September 01, 2013
Coming off of a thrilling overtime victory that saw Valpo find the back of the net in the 94th minute, the Crusader women found themselves in a similar situation Sunday afternoon at Kent State. For the second straight game, the result would be decided with extra time. After battling back and forth for nearly 109 minutes, the Crusaders women would fall 1-0 to Kent State on a goal scored with just over a minute left in the match.
August 30, 2013
In a game which spanned two days, sophomore Jordyn Ryfiak (Rockford, Mich./Rockford) made sure it was the Valparaiso women's soccer team and its fans which would go to bed happy, as Ryfiak found the back of the net in the 94th minute for the golden goal in a 1-0 victory over Grand Canyon at Brown Field.
August 28, 2013
Following an opening weekend split, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team plays two more matches this weekend. The Crusaders will close a three-game homestand by taking on Grand Canyon Friday evening before hitting the road for the first time to face Kent State Sunday afternoon.
August 25, 2013
Taking on a Miami (Ohio) side which is receiving votes in the national polling, it looked like Valparaiso would play into overtime with the RedHawks on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field before an 87th minute penalty kick proved to be the decisive moment in a 1-0 defeat.
August 23, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team opened the 2013 campaign on the right foot Friday evening at Brown Field, as a goal in the 32nd minute from sophomore Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way West) was the deciding tally in a 1-0 victory over Big East foe DePaul.
August 22, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens the 2013 campaign this weekend with a pair of challenging home matches on Brown Field. The Crusaders host Big East foe DePaul on Friday evening before turning around Sunday afternoon and taking on a Miami (Ohio) squad which is receiving votes in the national polling.
August 21, 2013
Every Wednesday throughout the 2013-2014 season, catch a Valparaiso coach on the Valpo Coaches Show. Today's guest, discussing what lies ahead in the early stages of the season, is women's soccer head coach John Marovich!
August 18, 2013
A single goal decided the Valparaiso women's soccer team's exhibition finale Sunday in Chicago, as a 54th minute goal sent the Crusaders to a 1-0 loss against Loyola.
August 16, 2013
A pair of freshmen combined for all three of the goals for the Valparaiso women's soccer team in its 2013 exhibition opener at Northern Illinois, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Huskies, who earned a 4-3 victory Friday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill.
August 16, 2013
With the women's soccer team becoming the first Crusader team to officially take the field for the 2013-2014 season later Friday at Northern Illinois in exhibition action, read more about what you might be able to expect from the Valpo women over the next few months. Also, Valpo Athletics caught up with the team at their photo/media day earlier this week in the attached video.
August 14, 2013
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has been picked to finish fifth in the Horizon League in the 2013 season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo