Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Dominique Doseck will serve as the program’s director of basketball operations for the 2021-22 season. Doseck assumes the DOBO role after spending the last two years as a graduate assistant.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Emily Hays has joined the program as an assistant coach. Hays comes to Valpo after spending the last seven years as a head coach, including the last four at Dickinson College.
The Valpo women’s basketball program will have some more experience on its side when it takes the court for the 2021-22 season, as it announced Friday that seniors Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) will utilize the additional season of eligibility granted by the NCAA to winter sport student-athletes due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020-21 season.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Olivia Brown, a 5-8 guard from East Grand Rapids, Mich., has signed with the Valpo program and will suit up for the Brown and Gold beginning with the 2021-22 season. Brown comes to Valpo from St. Bonaventure, where she played two seasons for the Bonnies.
The seventh-seeded Valpo women’s basketball team put together a strong effort in quarterfinal action at Hoops in the Heartland Friday evening against second-seeded Drake and was within one possession at the halfway mark of the fourth quarter, but a decisive run by the Bulldogs proved to be the difference as Drake prevailed by a 71-60 final to advance to the semifinals and end Valpo’s season.
Valpo women’s basketball junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) picked the perfect time to drop a new career best in the scoring column, pouring in 28 points on Thursday to lead the way as seventh-seeded Valpo defeated tenth-seeded Evansville, 65-52, in the opening round of Hoops in the Heartland. With the win, Valpo advances to face second-seeded Drake on Friday evening at 5 p.m.
Women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly for a look back at last weekend at Drake & the regular season as a whole, the MVC awards earned by Shay Frederick & Carie Weinman, the team's excitement about returning to Moline for Hoops in the Heartland, and more!
The Valpo women’s basketball team had a pair of players honored Wednesday morning as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its All-Conference teams. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) earned a First Team All-MVC spot, while junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) was named an Honorable Mention All-MVC selection and repeated on the All-Defensive Team as well.
Valpo opens Hoops in the Heartland as the tournament’s seventh seed and will need to win four games to claim the tournament title. First up for the Brown and Gold is a matchup against 10th-seeded Evansville on Thursday evening. Valpo has won its first game at its last four conference tournament appearances.
Combining excellence in competition and in the classroom, Valpo women’s basketball junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) is one of five members of the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete First Team, as announced by the conference Tuesday morning.
The Valpo women’s basketball team held an eight-point advantage with just over two minutes to play Saturday afternoon in its regular season finale at Drake, but the host Bulldogs ended regulation on a 10-2 run to force overtime and would go on to earn a 71-66 win over the Brown and Gold. The loss means that Valpo will be the seventh seed for Hoops in the Heartland and open the tournament Thursday evening against tenth-seeded Evansville.
Valpo junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) racked up a career-high seven steals Friday — the most by a Valpo player in over seven years — to lead a defensive effort which forced 24 Drake turnovers, but it wouldn’t be enough for the Brown and Gold to top the Bulldogs, as Drake earned a 77-67 victory in Des Moines. Valpo enters the final day of the regular season needing a victory to earn a first-round bye at Hoops in the Heartland.
Postseason seeding is on the line this weekend as the Valpo women’s basketball team closes out the regular season with a two-game series at Drake, starting on Friday evening. One win in the two matchups with the Bulldogs, combined with a loss by either Bradley or Loyola or two losses from UNI in the final weekend, would guarantee Valpo a top-six seed at Hoops in the Heartland for a second straight season and a first-round bye.
Valpo junior guard Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) has been named the MVC’s Player of the Week by College Sports Madness after combining stellar performances and late-game heroics in a trio of Valpo victories last week.
It might have looked completely different than Saturday’s victory, but the end result was the same Sunday for the Valpo women’s basketball team. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) tied the game at Southern Illinois with 11.7 seconds to play and Valpo out-scored the Salukis in the extra session 13-6 to earn a 70-63 win in Carbondale, Ill. and complete a road sweep of SIU. The win extended Valpo’s winning streak to four straight games, its longest within conference play since joining the MVC.
It was a display of 3-point shooting from the Valpo women’s basketball team on Saturday in Carbondale, Ill. which was unmatched in program history and ranks right up there with the top efforts in D-I women’s basketball in the last decade, as the Brown and Gold shot 15-for-20 from downtown in a 75-64 victory over Southern Illinois. Leading the way was junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville), who scored a career-best 28 points and went 6-for-6 from deep.
Coming off a thriller Wednesday night in Chicago, the Valpo women’s basketball team continues its five-game road stretch to close the regular season this weekend with a two-game series at Southern Illinois Saturday and Sunday. The games against the Salukis, which were originally slated to be played Jan. 22-23, are vital for the standings and postseason seeding, as Valpo enters the weekend one game ahead of SIU.
Fans will be forgiven if they thought they were experiencing déjà vu while watching the closing seconds of the Valpo women’s basketball game against Loyola Wednesday evening from Chicago, as for the second time in as many years, junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) delivered a game-winning shot against the Ramblers as she converted a layup with 5.2 seconds to play to give Valpo the 57-55 victory.
Women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to talk about returning to the court last weekend after a weekend away from competition, reflect on what the senior class has meant to the program, look ahead to Wednesday night's game at Loyola, and more!
After completing its home schedule last weekend, the Valpo women’s basketball team begins a stretch of five consecutive road contests to close out the regular season on Wednesday evening against travel partner Loyola.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closed out its 2020-21 home slate on a winning note on Saturday evening, leading nearly start to finish in a 71-56 victory over Evansville at the ARC. Current roster members Ella Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wis./Rice Lake), Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and Marlee Profitt (Medina, Ohio/Highland) were among five total honorees prior to the game as the program celebrated its Senior Night Saturday.
The Valpo women’s basketball team struggled to hit shots in its return to action Friday evening in the program’s annual Play4Kay Game, finishing with its worst shooting performance from the field in over four years as visiting Evansville earned a 57-43 win at the ARC.
After having last weekend off from competition due to COVID cancellations, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to action for the first time in 14 days this weekend for its final home games of the season, as the Brown and Gold host Evansville Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday’s game will be the program’s annual Play4Kay to raise awareness for breast cancer research, while Saturday’s game will be Senior Night at the ARC.
The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed the Indiana State-Valparaiso women's basketball series (Feb. 13-14) at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Ind., due to positive COVID-19 test results among Indiana State’s Tier I personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff. The Conference will announce make-up dates for the series/games at a later date.
The Valpo women’s basketball team finished out the first half of MVC play with a split of its series against Bradley, as the visiting Braves used a 23-9 second quarter advantage to propel themselves to a 61-51 victory in the finale Friday evening at the ARC.
The Valpo women’s basketball team showcased its shooting prowess from deep at the ARC on Thursday evening, matching a program record with 17 made 3-pointers — including a 10-of-16 mark from downtown in the second half — to lift it to a 71-66 victory in MVC play over visiting Bradley. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) led the barrage from deep with five triples as Valpo overcame separate double-figure deficits three different times to earn another top-100 win within conference play.
Women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to look back at last weekend's Missouri State series and look ahead to this week's Bradley, talks rebounding and discusses what it takes to compete in the second game of the back-to-backs this year.
The first half of the MVC schedule comes to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team at the ARC this week, as another tough series awaits the Brown and Gold with Bradley coming to town. Friday night’s game will serve as the program’s Heart Health Awareness game, with all family members attending the game and fans watching from home encouraged to wear red in support of National Wear Red and Give Day.
It looked like the Valpo women’s basketball team was poised to capture its first win over a nationally-ranked team in 13 years Sunday afternoon at the ARC, but a foul called on a 3-point attempt with 0.8 seconds to play allowed visiting #RV/25 Missouri State to hit three free throws and pull out a 74-73 victory. The ending overshadowed a strong performance by Valpo, highlighted by 20-point games from senior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and junior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) and a great team effort on the glass.
Playing for the first time in 11 days and facing a nationally-ranked foe, the Valpo women’s basketball team put together a strong defensive effort in a 61-51 loss to #RV/25 Missouri State Saturday afternoon at the ARC. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) led the way offensively with a game-high 23 points.
After 11 days in between games, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to action this weekend with a pair of games against nationally-ranked Missouri State, which enters the ARC perfect in MVC play so far this season. The two teams will face off at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that November signees Katie Beyer (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) and Molly Sheehan (Hinsdale, Ill./Benet Academy) have both completed their high school graduation requirements early and have enrolled at Valparaiso University for the spring 2021 semester.
The Valpo women’s basketball team shot just 27.8% from the floor and hit only one 3-pointer on Tuesday as it dropped an MVC contest at the ARC to visiting Loyola, 53-36.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly as she looks back at last week's Illinois State series - including the play of senior Caitlin Morrison in the win over the Redbirds - talks about the mental toughness needed when playing back-to-backs, and more.
The Valpo women’s basketball team will return to the court eight days earlier than anticipated, as the Brown and Gold will match up with Loyola at the ARC Tuesday evening. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 27, but was moved to this week by mutual agreement.
The Missouri Valley Conference announced today that the Loyola at Valpo women’s basketball game, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 27, will be played at the ARC this coming Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.
A career-high 21 points on near-perfect shooting from senior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and an explosive third quarter were the perfect combination for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Friday night, as the Brown and Gold bounced back from Thursday night’s overtime loss to roll to a 75-58 win at Illinois State and earn a split of the two-game series. Along the way, junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) moved into Valpo’s top-10 in career assists.
The Valpo women’s basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half to force overtime Thursday at Illinois State behind another big fourth quarter from junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville), but the Redbirds pulled away late in the extra period to earn an 81-75 victory in the opener of the two-game series.
The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed the Southern Illinois-Valpo women's basketball series (Jan. 22-23) from Banterra Center in Carbondale, Ill., due to positive COVID-19 test results among Southern Illinois' Tier I personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff.
The Missouri Valley Conference announced Wednesday that the postponed women’s basketball series between Valpo and Missouri State has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31, with both games to be played at the ARC.
The Valpo women’s basketball team makes its second attempt at taking on Illinois State this week, traveling for the first time in MVC play to Normal for a two-game series Thursday and Friday, Jan. 14-15. The series was originally scheduled for Jan. 1-2, but was postponed two weeks.
The Valpo women’s basketball team put together a furious fourth-quarter rally as it attempted to open MVC play with a two-game series sweep, but visiting UNI held off the rush from the Brown and Gold as the Panthers emerged 79-71 victors Friday evening. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) continued her strong recent play with a 26-point effort, her third straight game scoring at least 20 points.
Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) took over midway through the fourth quarter at the ARC Thursday evening, scoring nine points in a stretch of 74 seconds to give the Valpo women’s basketball team the lead for good in a 63-56 victory over UNI. The win over the Panthers came in the delayed conference opener for the Brown and Gold.
The Valpo women’s basketball team gets the 2020-21 Missouri Valley Conference slate off to a belated start this week as the Brown and Gold host UNI on Thursday and Friday evenings. This year’s MVC schedule was adjusted to feature games against the same opponent on back-to-back days.
Women's Basketball Series at Illinois State Postponed to Jan. 14-15; Missouri State Series to be Rescheduled
The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed the Valpo-Illinois State women’s basketball series (Jan. 1-2) due to positive COVID-19 test results among Valpo’s Tier I personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff. The series will be made up Jan. 14-15 at Illinois State, while the Missouri State series at the ARC will be played on dates to be determined and which will be announced by the MVC at a later date.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to look back at last week’s games against Xavier and Wisconsin, talk about the recent play of junior point guard Shay Frederick and give her thoughts on the nonconference slate as a whole as Valpo turns to the start of MVC play in the New Year.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Maya Dunson has enrolled at Valparaiso University mid-year and has joined the women’s basketball program. Dunson, a 5-11 wing player, will be eligible to play immediately, beginning with Valpo’s MVC opener at Illinois State Jan. 1.
Led by a career-best effort from junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) in her return to her home state, the Valpo women’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit Sunday at Wisconsin to force overtime on a Frederick layup with 1.3 seconds to play in regulation, but the Badgers scored the first seven points of overtime as Valpo lost its nonconference finale, 89-82.
Women's basketball senior Grace White joins us for the latest edition for Valpo All-Access. She talks about being a member of the Ojibwe tribe and growing up on the Red Lake reservation, the strong start to the team's season and more!
The abbreviated nonconference slate comes to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon with a trip to Madison, Wis. to take on the Badgers of Wisconsin. Valpo is in search of its third win versus a Big Ten opponent this season.
Another day, another win over a power conference program for the Valpo women’s basketball team, as the Brown and Gold used a big first-half run to take control against Big East foe Xavier Wednesday afternoon at the ARC and then held off a rally from the Musketeers down the stretch to win, 88-83, thanks in large part to a clutch 3-pointer from senior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) in the final minute.
A rare weekday afternoon home game is on the slate for the Valpo women’s basketball program as it looks for its second consecutive win at the ARC on Wednesday, welcoming Big East foe Xavier to town.
Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) and Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) have shared the court plenty over the years, playing prep and AAU basketball together prior to teaming up together at Valpo. Saturday likely ranks up there as one of the most memorable performances for the duo, as Morrison set a new career high in the scoring column and Weinman posted her highest output in a Valpo uniform to lead the way as the Valpo women’s basketball team rolled to a 75-51 victory over Western Michigan in the home opener Saturday.
After four consecutive road games to open the 2020-21 campaign, the Valpo women’s basketball team finally makes its home debut on Saturday afternoon as it welcomes Western Michigan to the ARC. The Dec. 12 date for the home opener is the latest for the Brown and Gold since the 1994-95 season.
The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the Missouri Valley Conference, has announced television plans for the 2020-2021 conference basketball season.
Three former Valpo women’s basketball players were named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Silver Anniversary Team, as announced by the Hall of Fame this week. 2006 Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Sarrah (Stricklett) Mosher, Lisa (Winter) Finn and Carie (Wickham) Bronnenberg were the trio honored for their accomplishments as high school seniors 25 years ago.
A run spanning the first and second quarters was too much for the Valpo women’s basketball team to overcome on Tuesday evening in Oxford, Ohio, as host Miami (Ohio) came away with a 67-49 win over the Brown and Gold.
With back-to-back wins over Big Ten programs in the bag, the Valpo women’s basketball team closes out a stretch of four straight road games to open the 2020-21 season on Tuesday afternoon as it travels to Oxford, Ohio to face Miami (Ohio). Please note tip time has been pushed back 90 minutes from what was originally scheduled.
Leading the Valpo women’s basketball team to a historic week which featured two road wins at Big Ten schools resulted in senior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) raking in a pair of honors on Monday. White was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week and was tabbed by College Sports Madness as its National High-Major Player of the Week.
It might seem like déjà vu, but this was real life — Wednesday’s win apparently felt so good for the Valpo women’s basketball team that they decided to do it again Sunday afternoon. For the second time in five days, Valpo went on the road to a Big Ten team and came away victorious, this time taking down Purdue in West Lafayette by a final score of 52-47. Senior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) came up with key baskets on back-to-back possessions in the final 75 seconds after Purdue had cut the lead to one point to help secure the win.
Straight off of its first win over a Big Ten program since 2012, the Valpo women’s basketball team faces a second straight showdown with a Big Ten team, as it makes the short trip to West Lafayette to take on Purdue Sunday afternoon. The game marks the third in a four-game stretch away from home to open the 2020-21 campaign.
The Missouri Valley Conference released its updated men’s and women’s basketball conference schedules on Friday, slates which feature games on back-to-back dates against the same opponent at the same site each weekend.
It was a milestone night for the Valpo women’s basketball program Wednesday evening in Champaign, Ill., as the Brown and Gold earned the first win over Illinois in program history and their first win over a power conference opponent since 2012, holding the Illini scoreless over the final 2:54 to come from behind for a 62-59 victory. Senior Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) put Valpo in front for good with a layup with 42.8 seconds to play.
The Valpo women’s basketball team continues its stretch of four straight road games to begin the 2020-21 campaign on Wednesday evening when it heads to Champaign, Ill. to face Illinois. The game against the Illini is the first of back-to-back games against Big Ten foes for the Brown and Gold.
The Valpo women’s basketball team went on an 11-2 run to close out the third quarter of its season opener Sunday afternoon at Bowling Green, closing to within one point with 10 minutes to play, but the Falcons answered with a run of their own to start the fourth quarter as Valpo fell by a 70-60 final. Senior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) paced the offense with 15 points, while freshman Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) had a strong debut as she tied for game-high honors with 10 rebounds.
It’s been a long wait, but the Valpo women’s basketball team finally returns to the court on Sunday for its season opener, as the Brown and Gold travel to take on Bowling Green. Valpo enters the 2020-21 campaign coming off of its winningest season in 13 years.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans unveiled today her squad’s nonconference schedule for the upcoming season, a group of seven games which includes three meetings against Big Ten opponents.
Valparaiso University Athletics has announced the department’s broadcast plans for the 2020-2021 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.
“If you're the best player at your workouts, go to another gym. It's about getting better, not being the best!”
The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced that men’s and women’s basketball home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center during the months of November and December will not be open to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
During its meeting this morning, the MVC Presidents Council reaffirmed its priorities for decision-making regarding COVID-19 matters, which include: health and safety, ethical responsibility in decision-making, student-athlete experience, quality of competition and opportunities for national competitiveness.
Imagine being a freshman and not only making your high school varsity basketball team, but also leading the team in scoring, assists and minutes played.
Like many high school athletes during the current pandemic, Katie Beyer found herself having to adjust to a brand-new recruiting process this spring.
Quite simply, basketball runs in the blood of Valpo women’s basketball signee Ella Van Weelden.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that a quartet of talented standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Valpo program as freshmen for the 2021-22 academic year.
Coming off of the program’s best season in over a decade and one of the nation’s top turnarounds, the Valpo women’s basketball team has been picked to finish in seventh place in the Missouri Valley Conference for the 2020-21 season, according to preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches, sports information directors and media members.
In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, former Valparaiso University student-athletes working in the medical field across the country have gone beyond the expected in their efforts to combat the virus and treat patients in need of their care.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s basketball teams released their 2020-2021 conference schedules in conjunction with the Missouri Valley Conference on Tuesday.