Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Amanda Eberhart has been hired as head coach of the Valpo Softball program. Eberhart brings seven years of head coaching experience at the Division I level, most recently spending the last three years as the head coach at Omaha, and also has eight seasons of experience on staffs at Big Ten programs.
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Kate Stake has resigned from her position as head coach of the softball program.
The Valpo softball program will be hosting its Elite Prospect Camp on Saturday, August 14 at the Valpo Softball Complex from 12:30-5 p.m.
Valpo freshman outfielder Regi Hecker (Lee’s Summit, Mo./Blue Springs South) represented the Brown and Gold on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team as the MVC Championship concluded Saturday afternoon.
The Valpo softball team refused to go down quietly in its MVC Championship opener Wednesday afternoon in Evansville, Ind., scoring multiple runs in each of the final two innings. It wouldn’t be enough, however, as the Brown and Gold saw their season come to an end at the hands of Indiana State, 9-5.
Valpo softball senior second baseman Addi Burke (Mesquite, Texas/John Horn) represented the Brown and Gold on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team as the MVC announced its postseason honors on Wednesday morning.
Valpo heads to the 2021 MVC Championship this week in Evansville, Ind. As the tenth seed, Valpo opens tournament play against seventh-seeded Indiana State on Wednesday afternoon. The Brown and Gold will have to win five games in a row in the single-elimination bracket to claim the tournament title.
The Valpo softball team closed out the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Softball Complex, falling to visiting Illinois State, 7-1, as the Redbirds secured the MVC regular season title. Following the game, Valpo honored a pair of seniors in its Senior Day ceremony – second baseman Addi Burke (Mesquite, Texas/John Horn) and manager Alex Dixon (Milan, Ind./Milan).
The Valpo softball team began its final series of the regular season with a Friday doubleheader against Illinois State, falling to the visiting Redbirds by final scores of 6-0 and 10-0.