Crusader Volleyball to Host Summer Camp

Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball program will host its annual summer camp from July 7-10, 2015 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Valpo campus. The camp is open to both girls and boys, grades 3-12.

Carlson Earns Second Team H.S. All-American Honors

The Valparaiso volleyball program has brought in a number of heralded prep performers in the past. But none of them have earned the honor that 2015 incoming freshman Katherine Carlson recently received, as Carlson was named a Second Team High School All-American by Volleyball Magazine, as presented by Mizuno. Just 24 athletes nationwide were named First or Second Team All-Americans by the publication.

Valparaiso Places 10 On Fall Academic All-League Squads

Valparaiso placed a league-high 10 student-athletes over five sports on the Horizon League's 2014 Fall Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office.

Campbell Earns Honorable Mention All-Region Recognition

Sophomore Emily Campbell was named an Honorable Mention All-Northeast Region selection by the AVCA on Tuesday.

Crusaders Announce Trio of Volleyball Signees

Sydney Bronner, a three-time state champion in track and field; Katherine Carlson, Michigan Miss Volleyball as a senior; and Lizzie Zaleski, MVP of SportsTown Chicago All-Star Game all have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Crusader volleyball program as freshmen for the 2015 campaign.

Beil Named to All-Tournament Team

Valparaiso senior right side hitter Morgan Beil closed out her Crusader career by representing Valpo on the All-Tournament Team at the Horizon League Championship.

Volleyball Falls in HL Semifinal

Crusaders fall to Milwaukee in straight sets in Horizon League semifinal Saturday evening. The loss closes out Valparaiso's 2014 campaign with a 25-8 overall record.

Crusaders Sweep UIC, Move Into HL Championship Semifinals

Crusaders take down UIC in straight sets to open the Horizon League Championship behind ten kills from Allison Ketcham, double-doubles from Kelsey Berrington and Emily Campbell. Valpo advances to face Milwaukee in the semifinals Saturday at 4 p.m. CT.

Valpo Heads to Horizon League Volleyball Championship

Crusaders enter the 2014 Horizon League Championship as the tournament's third seed, kick off tournament play from Oakland against sixth-seeded UIC Friday afternoon.

Campbell Named HL Co-Player of the Year; Five Crusaders Honored

Sophomore Emily Campbell becomes Valpo's first Player of the Year since 2008, earning Horizon League co-Player of the Year honors. Kelsey Berrington and Kelsey Victor joined Campbell on the All-League team, while Taylor Graboski and Allison Ketcham were named to the All-Freshman Team.

Campbell Claims Final League Player of the Week Honor

Sophomore Emily Campbell earned her second Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week honor of the year after hitting .410 with a league-best 40 kills in a pair of Valpo wins last week.

Crusaders Close Out Regular Season With Sweep

Valparaiso posts its best hitting percentage in over seven years in a three-set sweep of UIC to close out regular season action Saturday. Sophomore Emily Campbell moved into Valpo's single-season top-ten in kills early in the match.

Crusaders Set For Regular Season Finale

Valparaiso travels to UIC on Saturday with third place in the Horizon League standings on the line in the regular season finale.

Crusaders Take Down IPFW in Five Tuesday

Emily Campbell tallies match-best 23 kills, Morgan Beil moves into Valpo's career top-ten in kills as well as the Crusaders earn a five-set win at IPFW Tuesday night.

Crusaders Fall to Oakland Saturday

Crusaders fall on Senior Day at the ARC to Oakland, 3-1, despite 21 kills and 25 digs from Emily Campbell.

Volleyball Sweeps Wright State Friday Evening

Seniors lead the way for Valparaiso one night before Senior Night, as Kelsey Victor hits .647 with 11 kills and Lindsey Hauch picks up 19 digs in a three-set sweep of Wright State.

Volleyball Closes Out Home Slate This Weekend

Crusaders host Wright State on Friday evening and Oakland on Saturday afternoon in their final two home matches of the season at the ARC. Valpo will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday, honoring Morgan Beil, Lindsey Hauch and Kelsey Victor.

Ketcham Named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week

Allison Ketcham picks up her second Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week award of the season after pacing the Crusaders in digs last weekend in a pair of sweeps.

Crusaders Close Out Perfect Weekend With YSU Sweep

Emily Campbell tallied 18 kills as the Crusader volleyball team closed out a perfect weekend with a sweep at Youngstown State Saturday evening.

Crusaders Claim 20th Win of Season

The Valparaiso volleyball program reached the 20-win milestone for the 13th straight season on Friday with a three-set sweep at Cleveland State.

Champion in Competition: Morgan Beil

Volleyball senior Morgan Beil has quietly put together one of the best careers by a Crusader in program history. As she enters the final few weeks of her playing career, read about her journey here at Valpo.

Valpo Volleyball Heads to Ohio This Weekend

The Crusader volleyball team continues the second half of Horizon League play this weekend with matches at Cleveland State and Youngstown State. Valpo enters the weekend just one win shy of 20 on the season.

Crusaders Sweep Green Bay Saturday Afternoon

Crusaders hit .269 as a team and limit Green Bay to .067 hitting in a three-set sweep of the Phoenix Saturday afternoon at the ARC.

Crusaders Fall to Panthers At Home

Valpo fell to league-leading Milwaukee Friday night, 3-1, as they began the second half of their Horizon League slate. Emily Campbell led the way with 20 kills and 19 digs, while Allison Ketchum chipped in 26 digs.

Valpo Opens Second Half of League Play This Weekend

Crusaders host Milwaukee Friday night and Green Bay Saturday afternoon to begin the second half of Horizon League play. Both matches are worth 1,000 points for the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.

Crusaders Take Down Chicago State

13 Crusaders see action as Valpo sweeps Chicago State on the road Tuesday evening. Rachel Bruinsma leads the Crusader effort with a career-high 12 kills.

Valpo Can't Overcome Bison Sunday Evening

Despite five players in double figures in kills and 101 total digs, the Crusaders dropped a five-set decision to North Dakota State at the ARC Sunday evening.

Crusaders Fall at Home to UIC

Crusaders post 18 blocks over four sets on Friday, led by ten rejections from freshman Taylor Graboski, but fall to UIC, 3-1, to close out the first half of Horizon League play.

Carin Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

Volleyball head coach Carin Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week to talk about the team's results last weekend, Morgan Beil's influence over her four-year career and the milestone she reached last weekend, and what has made for the program's consistent success over the last decade-plus as the Crusaders near 20 wins again this season.

Crusaders Wrap Up First Half of League Play

Valpo hosts UIC on Friday evening to wrap up the first half of Horizon League action before stepping out of league play to host North Dakota State on Sunday and travel to Chicago State on Tuesday. Both of this weekend's home matches are worth 1,000 Crusader Challenge points.

Crusaders Bounce Back, Sweep Wright State

Allison Ketcham records team highs with 16 kills and 14 digs as the Crusaders bounce back from Friday night's defeat with a sweep at Wright State on Saturday.

Crusaders Fall on the Road at Oakland

Morgan Beil becomes just the 13th player in Valpo volleyball history to surpass the 1,000-kill milestone for her career, but the Crusaders fell in four sets Friday night at Oakland.

Valpo Faces Pair of Road Matches This Weekend

Crusaders put their 16-2 record on the line this weekend with Horizon League road matches at Oakland, Wright State.

Beil Earns Athlete of the Week Honor

Valparaiso senior right side hitter Morgan Beil has been named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week following her record-setting performance last weekend in a win over Cleveland State.

Beil Sets Program Record as Crusaders Defeat Cleveland State

Senior Morgan Beil set a new Crusader record for hitting percentage in a four-set match as Valpo improved to 16-2 on the year Saturday with a 3-1 win over Cleveland State.

Crusaders Take Down YSU Friday Night

Crusaders rebound after dropping the first set to defeat Youngstown State 3-1 Friday evening. The win moves Valpo to 15-2 on the season and 2-1 in Horizon League play.

Nico Campbell, Emily Campbell Named Valpo Athletes of the Month

Nico Campbell (men's soccer) and Emily Campbell (volleyball) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for August/September.

Volleyball Returns Home For Pair of League Matches

Crusaders return to the ARC, hosting Youngstown State Friday night and Cleveland State Saturday afternoon. First 200 fans to Friday's match get a free Valpo Volleyball t-shirt, while Saturday is the Crusaders' annual breast cancer awareness match. Both matches are worth 1,000 points for the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.

Crusaders Raising Money as Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Activities

The Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be raising money for the American Cancer Society at home events throughout the next month as part of its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.

Crusaders Drop Five-Set Duel at Milwaukee

Crusaders fall in hard-fought five-set match at Milwaukee in matchup of the top two teams in the league's preseason poll. Emily Campbell led all players with 21 kills.

Crusaders Down Green Bay in HL Opener

Crusaders win 13th straight match, tying the second-longest streak in program history, as they sweep Green Bay in their Horizon League opener Friday. Emily Campbell led the way offensively, hitting .400 with 18 kills, while Morganne Longoria led all players with 20 digs. The win was the 300th at Valpo for head coach Carin Avery.

Volleyball Starts League Play in Wisconsin This Weekend

Valparaiso puts its 12-match winning streak on the line for the opening of Horizon League play this weekend in Wisconsin. The Crusaders face off against Green Bay Friday night and Milwaukee Saturday afternoon.

Carin Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

Coming off of a third consecutive tournament title, Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show to take a look at what's been working for her team the past few weeks, talk about the Crusaders' performance last weekend and look ahead to the start of Horizon League play this week.

Ketcham Earns Player of the Week Honor

Freshman Allison Ketcham claims Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week award after her MVP performance last weekend in the Crusader Crossroads of America Classic.

Three Straight Tourney Titles, 12 Straight Wins For Valpo

Valparaiso earns the crown at its home tournament with sweeps of Sacramento State and George Washington. The Crusaders are now 13-1 - the best start in program history. Allison Ketcham was named MVP and joined on the All-Tournament Team by Kelsey Victor and Morgan Beil.

Hang Ten! Volleyball Knocks Off Murray State For Tenth Straight Win

Valpo earns tenth straight win, knocking off Murray State 3-1 to open the Crusader Crossroads of America Classic. At 11-1, Crusaders have matched the best start in program history.

Valpo Volleyball Hosts Home Tournament This Weekend

With its winning streak at nine matches, the Valparaiso volleyball team returns home to host the Crusader Crossroads of America Classic. The Crusaders welcome Murray State, Sacramento State and George Washington to the ARC for the two-day, six-match event. All three of Valpo's matches are worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.

Crusaders Continue Record Start With Sweep at Toledo

Valparaiso takes down Toledo in straight sets on the road Tuesday evening to extend its winning streak to nine straight matches. The Crusaders, now 10-1, won by sweep for the fifth consecutive match.

Campbell Claims League Weekly Award

Valparaiso sophomore outside hitter Emily Campbell has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week following her MVP performance last weekend as the Crusaders won the Skyhawk Invitational.

Crusaders Claim Skyhawk Invitational Title

Crusaders sweep Drake and UT-Martin to capture Skyhawk Invitational title and extend their winning streak to eight straight matches on Saturday. Emily Campbell was named tournament MVP, while Morganne Longoria and Taylor Graboski also represented Valparaiso on the All-Tournament Team.

Crusaders Sweep Western Carolina For Sixth Straight Win

Valparaiso hits .378 as a team, three different attackers post hitting percentages above .500 as the Crusaders sweep Western Carolina to open the Skyhawk Invitational. Valpo has now won six consecutive matches.

Volleyball Carries Five-Match Win Streak Into UT-Martin

Riding a five-match winning streak and a tournament title last weekend at the Jackrabbit Invitational, the Valparaiso volleyball team continues early-season play this weekend at UT-Martin’s Skyhawk Invitational, where it will also take on Western Carolina and Drake.

Valpo Sweeps Way to Tournament Title

Crusaders take down host South Dakota State in straight sets to win the Jackrabbit Invitational - the program's 18th in-season tournament title under Carin Avery. Kelsey Berrington was named Tournament MVP, and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Morgan Beil and Allison Ketcham.

Crusaders Extend Winning Streak to Four on Friday

Valparaiso opens Jackrabbit Invitational with a pair of four-set victories over UMKC and Stephen F. Austin on Friday. The Crusaders play for the tournament championship on Saturday against host South Dakota State.

Carin Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

Volleyball head coach Carin Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week and discusses the number of different lineup combinations the team has used in the early season, the play of Emily Campbell and Kelsey Berrington, and what she's looking for from the Crusaders over the next couple weekends.

Crusaders Come From Behind for Five-Set Win Over IUPUI

Valparaiso uses a stellar offensive performance in the fourth and fifth sets to overcome 2-1 deficit and defeat IUPUI, 3-2, Wednesday evening. Emily Campbell set a new career best with 22 kills; Morganne Longoria led all players and matched her career high with 30 digs.

Crusaders Set For Four-Match Week

Volleyball makes its 2014 home debut Wednesday night at the ARC against IUPUI before traveling to Brookings, S.D. for the Jackrabbit Invitational this weekend.

Valpo Splits on Final Day of NCCU Invitational

Valparaiso falls in five-set battle to Campbell, but rebounds with win over North Carolina Central to close out the NCCU Invitational. Kelsey Berrington and Emily Campbell earned All-Tournament honors for the Crusaders.

Volleyball Opens 2014 Campaign With Victory

Crusaders commit just nine attack errors in season-opening four-set win over Wofford at the NCCU Invitational. Emily Campbell leads the way offensively with 13 kills.

Crusaders Open Season at NCCU Invitational

The Valparaiso volleyball team is taking aim at a season-opening tournament title for the second straight year. The Crusaders will take on Wofford and Campbell in addition to the host Eagles.

What You Need to Know: Valpo Volleyball

Senior Morgan Beil was named to the preseason All-Horizon League team today. Beil is one of five returning starters for the Valparaiso volleyball program, as the Crusaders prepare to kick off their season this weekend at the NCCU Invitational.

Volleyball Tabbed Second in Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso volleyball team has been picked to finish in second place in the Horizon League standings this season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.

Currier Earns AAU Volleyball Academic Honor

Incoming Valparaiso freshman Kayla Currier has been named a recipient of the 2014 AAU Volleyball Academic All American Award, as announced by the AAU Volleyball National Executive Committee earlier this month.

Volleyball Holds Camp at Boys & Girls Club

As they prepare for the start of preseason practice, the Valparaiso volleyball team took some time earlier this week to offer a one-day camp to members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven Unit.

Crusaders Claim AVCA Team Academic Award

Valparaiso earns the AVCA Team Academic Award for 9th time in last 11 years. Crusaders own a .738 winning percentage in the seasons they've earned the academic honor.

Crusaders Announce 2014 Volleyball Schedule

Crusaders to host 12 home matches at the ARC, including a tournament Sept. 19-20, as they take aim at a 13th straight 20-win season and the Horizon League title