Valpo Volleyball to Hold Summer Camp

The Valparaiso University volleyball team has announced the dates for its 2005 summer camp. Head coach Carin Avery is the camp director, while assistant coach Sue Ushela and graduate assistant Heather Hynds serve as the assistant director.

Valpo Volleyball Adds Three for 2005 Campaign

Valparaiso University volleyball coach Carin Avery has announced that three players have signed National Letters of Intent to play volleyball for the Crusaders during the early signing period.

Crusaders Season Ends with Hard Fought Four-Game Loss to Notre Dame in NCAA Tourney

Valparaiso looked for the upset on Friday evening in Madison, Wis., but in the end Notre Dame escaped with a 30-21, 20-30, 30-28, 30-20 victory over the Crusaders in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.


Valparaiso University will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Friday evening in the school's second straight NCAA Tournament appearance in volleyball. The Crusaders won the Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament championships, and set a new school record for victories in a season with 29 this year.

Valpo to Face Notre Dame in Madison for Round One of NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso University's First Round NCAA Tournament opponent is a familiar one, as the Crusaders will battle Notre Dame on Friday evening at 5 p.m. in Madison, Wis.

Valpo Volleyball Team to Watch NCAA Announcement at Buffalouies on Sunday

Valparaiso University's volleyball team invites the public to join the Crusaders on Sunday evening as the team watches the NCAA Tournament selection announcements at BuffaLouies located at 3300 North Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso.

Valpo Volleyball Wins Mid-Con Tournament - Earns Second Straight NCAA Bid

Valparaiso's volleyball team defended its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Saturday afternoon, sweeping Oral Roberts 30-24, 30-28, 30-20 in Tulsa, Okla. to earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Valpo Advances to Title Match with 3-1 Win over IUPUI

Valparaiso moved within one victory of returning to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year as the Crusaders defeated IUPUI 30-18, 31-33, 30-22, 30-21 in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday evening in Tulsa, Okla.

Crusaders Earn Three Major Awards as Mid-Con Honors are Handed Out

Valparaiso, the top team in the Mid-Continent Conference, received three major awards, while a total of six Crusaders were recognized on Thursday evening, at the league's annual awards banquet.


Valparaiso will travel to Tulsa, Okla. this weekend for the Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Tournament. The Crusaders, the Mid-Con regular season champion and the tournament's top seed, will battle fourth-seeded IUPUI on Friday evening.

Valpo to Face IUPUI in Mid-Con Tournament Semifinals

Valparaiso University's volleyball team will begin defense of its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship on Friday evening as the Crusaders face IUPUI at 5 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla.

Crusaders Head to Mid-Con Tourney 27-4 after Downing Central Michigan

Valparaiso wrapped up its regular season on Saturday evening with a 30-24, 30-22, 30-22 victory over Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Not Even Fire Can Prevent Valpo from Perfect Mid-Con Mark

Even a fire to the team's bus prior to the match was unable to prevent Valparaiso from finishing of the Mid-Continent Conference season perfect as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 30-23, 30-17, 32-30 on Friday evening in Rochester, Mich.

Fox Named Mid-Con Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Jessie Fox (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to three victories last week.

Lucky 13 for Valpo in Mid-Con Play

Valparaiso ran its record to 13-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference with a 26-30, 30-25, 30-27, 30-24 win over IUPUI on Saturday evening in Indianapolis, Ind.

Crusaders Clinch Second Straight Mid-Con Title

Valparaiso clinched the Mid-Continent Conference title outright for the second straight season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders defeated Chicago State 30-22, 30-24, 30-14 on the road.

Valpo Wraps up Home Campaign with Tenth Straight Win at the ARC

Valparaiso saw its 2004 home season come to a close on Wednesday night as the Crusaders swept IPFW 30-22, 30-27, 30-16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to improve their record to 23-4.

Valpo Makes Quick Work of Western Illinois

Valparaiso won its ninth straight home match on Saturday evening, defeating Western Illinois 30-16, 30-14, 30-20 in just 58 minutes at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Crusaders Struggle, Still Defeat UMKC in Four

Despite struggling early, Valparaiso rebounded from a one-game deficit to defeat UMKC 24-30, 30-23, 30-16, 30-23 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Arkansas Ends Valpo's Win Streak at 14

For the first time since September 14, Valparaiso's volleyball team suffered a defeat on Sunday afternoon, falling in five games 30-19, 26-30, 25-30, 32-30, 15-10 to Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.

Valpo Wins 20th Downing Oral Roberts in Five

Valparaiso's 14th straight victory was a thrilling one on Saturday evening as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts in five games 25-30, 30-20, 30-21, 29-31, 15-9 in Tulsa, Okla.

Lucky 13 for Valpo

Valparaiso ran its school record winning streak to 13 on Friday evening as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 30-16, 30-19, 30-16 in Shreveport, La.

Valpo Finishes First Half of Mid-Con Play Unbeaten

Valparaiso finished the first half of Mid-Continent Conference action unbeaten as the Crusaders swept Oakland 30-18, 30-23, 33-31 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center to improve to 18-3 overall and 7-0 in Mid-Con action.

Moulton Named Mid-Con Student-Athlete of the Month in September

Valparaiso University's Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been named the Co-Women's Student Athlete of the Month by the Mid-Continent Conference for the month of September.

Valpo Shoots Down Rockets for School Record 11th Straight Win

Valparaiso jumped out to a fast start on Tuesday evening and quickly defeated Toledo 30-17, 30-20, 30-28 in front of the home fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center, on their way to winning a school record 11th straight match.

Mikos Named Scholar Athlete of the Month by Volleyball Magazine

Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) has been named the Scholar Athlete of the Month by Volleyball Magazine in its October, 2004 issue.

Palash Named Mid-Con's Defensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Amy Palash (Winfield, Ill./Saint Francis H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.

Valpo Ties School Mark with 10th Consecutive Win

Valparaiso tied a school record on Saturday evening, winning its tenth consecutive match by defeating Chicago State at home in the Athletics-Recreation Center 30-16, 30-25, 30-28.

Valpo Routs IUPUI for Ninth Straight Win

Valparaiso's volleyball team ran its winning streak to nine in decisive fashion on Friday evening, defeating IUPUI 30-19, 30-17, 30-15 in a match that lasted just 1:18 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Moulton Named Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Week for Second Time

For the second time in as many weeks, Valparaiso University's Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been recognized by the Mid-Continent Conference for her play last week.

Valpo Wins Eighth Straight Defeating UMKC in Four

Valparaiso won its eighth straight victory on Saturday evening as the Crusaders rallied from a game one loss to defeat UMKC 25-30, 30-19, 30-19, 30-17 in Kansas City, Mo.

Valpo Lone Unbeaten in Mid-Con Play after Win at Western Ililinois

Valparaiso became the lone remaining undefeated team in Mid-Continent Conference action on Friday evening as the Crusaders recorded a 30-22, 30-27, 30-20 win over Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.

Valpo Rallies to Down DePaul in Five

Valparaiso rallied from a two game to one deficit to defeat DePaul 27-30, 30-19, 21-30, 30-20, 15-3 on Wednesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, extending the Crusaders winning streak to six straight matches.

Moulton Named Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week after helping the Crusaders to victories over Oral Roberts and Centenary last week.

Valpo Sweeps Centenary in Mid-Con Play

All 14 Crusaders saw action on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as Valparaiso defeated Centenary 30-11, 30-13, 30-19.

Valpo Throws Block Party in Win over Oral Roberts

Valparaiso registered 20 blocks, one shy of the school record for blocks in a four-game match, as the Crusaders defeated the Mid-Continent Conference preseason favorite, Oral Roberts, 30-23, 30-22, 29-31, 30-26 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Bova Named MVP, Chism Earns All-Tourney Honors at Billiken Invitational

Valparaiso University's Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) was named the Most Valuable Player at this past weekend's Billiken Invitational in Saint Louis, Mo. while Alex Chism (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central H.S.) also earned All-Tournament Team accolades.

Valpo Defeats Saint Louis for Second Straight Day

Paced by five players that reached double-figures in kills, Valparaiso defeated Saint Louis 30-24, 19-30, 30-22, 30-24 on Saturday morning at the Billiken Invitational.

Crusaders Complete Sweep at Billiken Invitational

Valparaiso pulled out a tight victory in five games against North Texas on Saturday afternoon to win all three matches of the Billiken Invitational held in Saint Louis, Mo.

Valpo Downs Saint Louis in Three

Jessi Novak's 13 kills paced Valparaiso as the Crusaders defeated the host Saint Louis Billikens 3-0 at the Billiken Invitational. Valpo won the match 30-23, 30-20, 32-30.

Valpo Falls in Four at Purdue

Valparaiso saw its perfect record against Indiana schools come to an end on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 30-16, 30-17, 28-30, 30-26 match to Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.

Mikos Earns Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to three victories last week.

Mikos Sets Single Match Block Record in Win

Valparaiso hit an impressive .313 for the match on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Indiana State easily by scores of 30-18, 30-27, and 30-19 at the Kentucky Conference Challenge in Lexington, Ky.

Valpo Defeats Hofstra in Four

Three players recorded double-doubles Saturday morning as Valparaiso defeated Hofstra 31-29, 30-24, 29-31, 30-24 at the Kentucky Conference Challenge held in Lexington, Ky.

Valpo Falls at Kentucky on Friday Night

Valparaiso dropped a 3-1 (30-27, 26-30, 30-27, 30-28) decision to Kentucky on Friday evening in a tight match at the Kentucky Conference Challenge held in Lexington, Ky.

Valpo Volleyball Upsets Notre Dame

Valparaiso pulled off one of its biggest upsets in school history on Tuesday evening, defeating Notre Dame 26-30, 30-24, 30-26, 24-30, 15-12 at the Joyce Center.

Valpo Sweeps Albany Saturday Morning

The Valparaiso volleyball team won its second straight match at the Ball State Classic on Saturday morning as the Crusaders defeated Albany in three games 30-21, 30-22, 33-31 in Muncie, Ind.

Valpo Wins Ball State Classic

Valparaiso won the 2004 Ball State Classic on Saturday evening, defeating the host Cardinals 30-27, 30-20, 30-24 to win all three matches in Muncie, Ind.

Valpo Downs Southeast Missouri State in Three

Valparaiso University recorded its first victory of the season on Friday afternoon, defeating Southeast Missouri State 33-31, 30-21, 30-22 in the first match of the Ball State Classic in Muncie, Ind.

Michigan Tops Valpo in Three in Season Opener

Valparaiso fought off three match points late in game three, but it was not enough as Michigan defeated the Crusaders 30-24, 30-20, 35-33 before 1,029 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday evenings.

Crusaders Look to Continue Success and Defend Mid-Con Title in 2004

Coming off of a magical 2003 volleyball season, the Valparaiso University Crusaders head into 2004 looking to repeat the success of a year ago. The defending Mid-Continent Conference champions are coming off of their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, and look to remain at the top of the league's standings.

Valpo Volleyball Picked Second in Mid-Con

Valparaiso University's volleyball team has been picked to finish second in the Mid-Continent Conference this season according to the preseason poll conducted of the league's head coaches.

Valpo Volleyball Recognized by AVCA

Valparaiso University's volleyball team was one of just 46 NCAA Division I programs to receive the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2003-2004 season.

Valpo Volleyball Announces 2004 Schedule

Valparaiso University's volleyball team, fresh off of the school's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament, will take to the court 31 times during the 2004 season as the Crusaders have announced their fall schedule.