Schunzel Named Volleyball Assistant Coach
Valparaiso University Head Volleyball Coach Carin Avery today announced Keith Schunzel has been named Assistant Volleyball Coach.
Crusaders Conquer Cancer in 2005
Head Volleyball Coach Carin Avery today announced the team has made an $11,000 donation to the Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium (NICRC) after their season-long Crusaders Conquering Cancer program.
Avery Agrees to Four-Year Extension
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera today announced that Crusader Head Volleyball Coach Carin Avery has been signed to a four-year contract extension through the 2009 season.
2006 Summer Volleyball Camp Set for July 10-13
The Valparaiso volleyball team will host its 2006 overnight volleyball camp July 10-13 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Volleyball Welcomes Four in 2006
Head Coach Carin Avery today announced four incoming freshmen will be a part of the 2006 Valparaiso volleyball team. Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West), Angie Porche (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South), Valerie Bollenbacher (Bremen, Ind./Bremen) and Haley Wise (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka) will join a Crusader program that has won three consecutive Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament titles.
Valpo Falls to Golden Bears in NCAA Tournament
Valparaiso played point-for-point with #16 California in its NCAA first round matchup, but the Golden Bears prevailed over the Crusaders 30-26, 30-24, 30-21 Friday evening in Madison, Wis. The loss closes out the Crusaders' season at 27-8.
CRUSADERS IN SEARCH OF FIRST NCAA TOURNAMENT WIN FRIDAY AT 5:00
Valparaiso heads to Madison, Wis. this weekend to participate in its third consecutive NCAA Tournament. Valpo will face off against Pac-10 foe California Friday at 5 p.m. in their first round matchup. The Crusaders are looking for their first tournament victory, having fallen to Nebraska in 2003 and Notre Dame in 2004.
Valpo to Take on Cal in First Round of NCAA Tournament
The Valparaiso University volleyball team will open the 2005 NCAA Tournament in the same spot they ended their 2004 season, Madison, Wis., this year taking on California, Friday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Crusaders Close Regular Season With a Loss
The Valparaiso University volleyball closed out the regular season Saturday night, falling 3-0 to Marquette at the MU Battle for the Bird in Milwaukee, Wis. The Crusaders season is not over, however, and they will find out who their first round NCAA Tournament opponent will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Seniors Lead Valpo to 3-0 Win Over Fairfield
The Valparaiso University volleyball team picked up their 27th win of the season Friday evening in Milwaukee, Wis., dropping Fairfield 30-23, 30-23, 31-29 in their first of two matches at the MU Battle for the Bird.
NCAA Pairings Party Set for Sunday at 1:00
The Valparaiso University volleyball team will celebrate a third-straight Mid-Continent Conference Championship and watch their NCAA Tournament opponent unveiled at a selection party Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Buffalouie's restaurant in Valparaiso.
Valpo Wins Another Mid-Con Championship
Thanks to another record-shattering defensive performance, the Valparaiso University volleyball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament after downing Oral Roberts in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Championship Match, 30-26, 30-28, 28-30, 30-15 Sunday at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Crusaders on to Mid-Con Finals After 3-0 Win Over IUPUI
In a record-setting defensive display, the top-seeded Valparaiso University volleyball team rolled past fourth-seed IUPUI and into a third straight Mid-Continent Conference Championship game, winning 30-23, 30-22, 30-21 in Saturday night's semi-final match at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPO BEGINS QUEST FOR THIRD STRAIGHT MID-CON TITLE SATURDAY
Valparaiso hosts the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference volleyball championship for the second time in the last three years this weekend. The Crusaders are looking for their third consecutive tournament title and third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Six Crusaders Honored at Mid-Con Awards Banquet
Six Valparaiso University volleyball players were named to various Mid-Con All-Conference teams, and seniors Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) and Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) were honored individually by the league at their annual awards banquet Friday night in Valparaiso, Ind.
Bova Named Mid-Con Player of the Week
Valparaiso University senior Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her performances in a pair of Crusader wins this weekend.
Valpo Wins Third-Straight Mid-Con Title
Senior Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) fueled a match-changing 9-0 run midway through the third game to lead Valparaiso to a 30-26, 22-30, 30-22, 30-13 win over Oral Roberts, clinching the Crusaders' third-straight Mid-Continent Conference Regular Season Championship.
Valpo Drops Centenary 3-0 Friday
A strong offensive attack paced the Valparaiso University volleyball team to a 30-20, 30-15, 30-17 win over Centenary Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The win was the Crusaders' 20th straight win in their home gym.
Mikos Named to All-Academic District V First Team
Valparaiso senior Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team for her work on the volleyball court and inside the classroom.
Crusaders Down Oakland in Three
In front of 1,031 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso put together one of their best performances of the season, downing Oakland 30-13, 30-17, 30-27 Friday night.
Valpo Falls in Three at IPFW
Valparaiso suffered its first loss in seven matches Tuesday night, falling in three straight games to IPFW (30-26, 30-24, 30-21) in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Valpo Rolls Past Chicago State 3-0
Jessi Novak (Antigo, Wis./Antigo) had 11 kills on 18 attacks to lead Valpo to a sixth straight win, 30-17, 30-24, 30-18 over Chicago State Friday night in Chicago, Ill.
Valpo Gets Defensive; Beats IUPUI
In a match that was close throughout, Valparaiso put together an 8-0 run to seize control of the fourth game and of the match, defeating IUPUI three games to one (29-31, 30-23, 30-28, 30-19) Friday night in Indianapolis, Ind.
Valparaiso Captures Mid-Week Battle
In a recurring theme this season, Valparaiso's defense led the way, as the Crusaders rebounded from a game one loss to defeat Loyola (Ill.) 27-30, 30-16, 30-23, 30-19 Tuesday evening in Chicago, Ill.
Mikos Earns Another Mid-Con Accolade
Valparaiso senior Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her role in a pair of Crusader wins, the league announced today.
Defense Leads Crusaders to Third Straight Win
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) had nine blocks to lead a sterling defensive effort as the Crusaders beat UMKC 30-24, 30-21, 30-17 Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Avery Sets Wins Record as Valpo Gets Past WIU
Carin Avery became Valpo's all-time winningest volleyball coach in just her fourth season as the Crusaders won a critical conference match, 30-24, 30-20, 30-25, over Western Illinois at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday.
CRUSADERS BACK HOME FOR A BIG CONFERENCE MATCH FRIDAY
The Crusaders come back home with first place on the line Friday night against Western Illinois. Both teams sit atop the Mid-Con at 6-1, and the Westerwinds are looking to avenge a Valpo win last month in Macomb, Ill. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Crusaders Bounce Back; Defeat Ladies
Valparaiso bounced back from its first conference loss in two seasons Saturday evening, defeating Centenary 30-13, 30-13, 30-27 in Shreveport, La. With the win, head coach Carin Avery ties Cindy Harris as the program's all-time winningest coach with 92 victories.
Oral Roberts Snaps Valpo Streak
Valpo lost a conference match for the first time since 2003, falling 16-30, 30-28, 30-21, 26-30, 15-7 to Oral Roberts Friday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
VALPO AND ORAL ROBERTS MEET IN MAJOR CONFERENCE CLASH FRIDAY
Valpo continues a four-match road trip Friday night, taking on longtime conference nemesis Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 7:00 p.m. The Crusaders and Golden Eagles have combined to win 11-straight Mid-Con Titles and meet with first place on line.
Marks Earns Mid-Con Player of the Week Honors
Brittany Marks (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial H.S.) is the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after her strong performances last week.
Crusaders Sweep Grizzlies
Valparaiso fought off two game points late in the third game to complete a three-game sweep of Oakland 30-22, 30-15, 31-29 Friday night in Rochester, Mich.
CRUSADERS HIT THE ROAD TO TAKE ON #10 NOTRE DAME
Valparaiso hits the road tonight to take on #10 Notre Dame. The two teams met twice during the 2004 season, with each club coming out on top once.
Crusaders Come Up Short Against Notre Dame
The Crusaders dropped a tight game one and did not recover, falling 34-32, 30-21, 30-26 to tenth-ranked Notre Dame Wednesday night in Notre Dame, Ind.
Crusaders to be Featured on FOX 28 Tonight
FOX 28, the South Bend, Indiana, FOX affiliate will air a feature on the Crusader volleyball team tonight in anticipation of Valpo's match at Notre Dame Wednesday night.
Crusaders Crush IUPUI 3-0 Saturday
Valpo scored the first 12 points of game one and never looked back in a dominating 30-13, 30-26, 30-19 win over IUPUI Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Crusaders to 23rd Straight Mid-Con Win
Jessi Novak (Antigo, Wis./Antigo) paced a balanced Valpo attack as the Crusaders dismissed Chicago State 30-16, 30-19, 30-23 Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, the 23rd straight Mid-Continent Conference win for Valpo.
Crusaders Conquering Cancer This Season
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has begun a season-long push to raise money for cancer research called Crusaders Conquering Cancer.
Crusaders Smother Flames 3-0
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) became Valpo's all-time leader in solo blocks as the Crusaders cruised to a non-conference win Tuesday night against UIC, 30-24, 30-25, 30-25 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Palash Rakes In Another Mid-Con Honor
Amy Palash (Winfield, Ill./Saint Francis H.S.) earned Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after leading Valparaiso to two victories in the opening weekend of conference play.
Crusaders Dig Deep to Defeat Westerwinds
In a match dominated by the defense of both squads, Valparaiso defeated Western Illinois Saturday evening 3-1 (30-25, 28-30, 32-30, 30-17) at Macomb, Ill. in a Mid-Continent Conference battle.
Crusaders Sweep First Mid-Con Match
Valparaiso rode a season-high .392 hitting percentage to a 30-22, 30-22, 30-22 sweep of UMKC Friday night in Kansas City, Mo., the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both teams.
CRUSADERS OPEN MID-CON SLATE THIS WEEKEND
The Crusaders open conference play this weekend with a pair of road matches against UMKC and Western Illinois.
Crusaders Fall In Three at Wisconsin
Valparaiso hung tough with #13 Wisconsin, but the Badgers ultimately prevailed in three games (30-21, 30-21, 30-22) Saturday night at the InnTowner Invitational in Madison, Wis.
Crusaders Rally For Victory Over Villanova
Valparaiso's defense continued their exceptional play Saturday afternoon, recording 17 blocks in a 3-1 (27-30, 30-24, 30-26, 30-25) victory over Villanova at the InnTowner Invitational in Madison, Wis.
Crusaders Unable to Hold Off UCLA's Charge
A record-setting night from Valparaiso's defense propelled the Crusaders to an early two games to one edge, but #11 UCLA fought back to take the match from Valpo three games to two (28-30, 30-21, 30-24, 24-30, 9-15) Friday evening at the InnTowner Invitational in Madison, Wis.
VALPO GEARS UP FOR NATION'S BEST THIS WEEKEND
The Valparaiso Crusader volleyball team (8-1) will take on a pair of top-15 teams this weekend as part of the InnTowner Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin.
Moulton Brings Home Player of the Week Honors
Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading Valparaiso to the Popcorn Classic title.
Crusaders Win Popcorn Classic in Dramatic Fashion
Senior Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) completed a triple-double with a match-ending setter dump to give the Valparaiso Crusaders a 30-26, 30-28, 26-30, 25-30, 15-12 win over Eastern Michigan and the 2005 Popcorn Classic title Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valpo Survives Scare to Down Drake in Four Matches
The Valparaiso Crusader volleyball team got a tough test from winless Drake but held on defeat the Bulldogs 30-23, 28-30, 30-26, 30-17 Saturday afternoon in the fourth match of the 2005 Popcorn Classic at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valpo Takes First Match at Popcorn Classic
The Crusader defense came up with 10 blocks and Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) led a balanced attack with nine kills Friday night as the Valparaiso University volleyball team swept St. Louis University, 30-24, 30-22, 30-23 in their first match of the 2005 Popcorn Classic at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Mikos, Palash Garner Mid-Con Accolades
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) and Amy Palash (Winfield, Ill./Saint Francis H.S.) received Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week honors this week after helping Valparaiso capture the Blue Demon Invitational.
Mikos Becomes Career Blocks Leader; Crusaders Defeat Belmont
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) registered a block late in the second game to become Valpo's career blocks leader, and Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) recorded her second triple-double of the season as the Crusaders defeated Belmont 3-1 Saturday morning at the Blue Demon Invitational.
Valpo Defeats DePaul; Captures Blue Demon Invitational
Valparaiso closed out the Blue Demon Invitational with a 3-1 (30-24, 28-30, 30-26, 30-18) victory over host DePaul Saturday night. The Crusaders placed three players on the All-Tournament Team on their way to capturing the tournament title.
Crusaders Take Two With Ease at Blue Demon Invitational; Mikos Closes In on Blocks Record
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) acted as the catalyst on both offense and defense for Valparaiso Friday, leading the Crusaders to 3-game victories over Evansville and Chicago State at the Blue Demon Invitational.
Bova Receives Player of the Week Honors
Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts at the WMU Fall Kickoff Tournament.
Valpo Sweeps Central Michigan to Begin Season
Valparaiso kicked off their 2005 campaign in style, sweeping Central Michigan 30-25, 30-20, 30-28 Saturday morning in the opening match of the WMU Fall Kickoff Tournament.
Broncos Prove Too Much for Crusaders
Valparaiso fell to Western Michigan in three games Saturday evening in the final match of the WMU Fall Kickoff Tournament.
Crusaders Prepare to Extend Reign atop Mid-Con in 2005
Following the unprecedented success of the 2004 season, the Valparaiso University Crusaders look to continue their reign of dominance in the 2005 campaign.
Crusaders Picked for Three-peat
Valparaiso University's volleyball team has been unanimously selected as the preseason favorite to win its third consecutive Mid-Continent Conference title according to a vote of the league's head coaches.
WVUR to Broadcast 42 Live Soccer and Volleyball Matches this Fall
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 42 live soccer and volleyball matches this fall, including several road contests this upcoming season.
Valpo Volleyball Honored by AVCA for Academic Accomplishments
Valparaiso University's volleyball team was one of just 45 NCAA Division I programs to receive the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2004-2005 school year.
Two-Time Defending Mid-Con Champs Announce 2005 Volleyball Schedule
Valparaiso University, the two-time defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament champions, will play host to the 2005 Mid-Con Tournament along with participating in five other regular season tournaments as head coach Carin Avery announced her 2005 schedule on Thursday.