The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced a trio of hires, including the addition of Gabe Miller as Associate Director of Sports Performance. Miller will serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the football and women’s basketball programs.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today the addition of transfer Emma Tecca to the Beacon program. Tecca, a 5-10 guard from Tallmadge, Ohio, spent the last three years at Akron.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Olivia Sims, a 5-9 guard from Holland, Ohio, has signed with the Beacons and will join the program for the 2022-23 season. Sims will transfer to Valpo after spending her freshman season at Oakland and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
The 2021-22 season came to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Friday night in Moline, Ill., as the sixth-seeded Beacons dropped their quarterfinal matchup at Hoops in the Heartland to third-seeded UNI, 63-39.
Valpo women’s basketball senior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) earned one of the Missouri Valley Conference’s major postseason awards with her play during the 2021-22 season, as she was announced as the conference’s Sixth Player of the Year during an awards ceremony Thursday evening at Hoops in the Heartland.
A trio of Valpo women’s basketball players received postseason recognition from the Missouri Valley Conference Wednesday as the MVC unveiled its All-Conference Teams, highlighted by the selection of Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) as a First Team All-MVC choice for the second consecutive season. Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) represented Valpo on the All-Newcomer Team, while Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) claimed a spot on the All-Defensive Team.
After finishing in a tie for sixth place in the MVC regular season standings, the Valpo women’s basketball team earned the sixth seed for Hoops in the Heartland and the corresponding bye into the tournament quarterfinals. The Beacons will have to win three games over three days to capture the tournament crown, beginning with a Friday night quarterfinal matchup against third-seeded UNI.
Excellence on the basketball court and excellence in the classroom lead to Valpo women’s basketball senior point guard Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) earning a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team for a second consecutive season, as announced by the conference office Tuesday morning.
It's tournament time! Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to look back at a strong Senior Day win over SIU and look ahead to Hoops in the Heartland this weekend!
It would be hard to script Senior Day any better than it went for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon.
One final regular season game awaits the Valpo women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon, as the Beacons take on Southern Illinois on Senior Day at the ARC. The trio of Caitlin Morrison, Carie Weinman and Grace White will be honored prior to the game.
The Valpo women’s basketball team battled toe-to-toe in a defensive struggle with a Missouri State team projected to be an at-large team in the NCAA Tournament for the first 20 minutes on Thursday evening at the ARC, but the Lady Bears pulled away with a big third quarter as the Beacons fell by a 66-46 final.
The final weekend of the regular season is here for the Valpo women’s basketball team, and with it comes matchups against the top two teams in the MVC standings. The weekend opens Thursday evening against second-place Missouri State, with the Beacons needing one win in their final two games or a Drake loss to secure a top-six seed for Hoops in the Heartland.
The Valpo women’s basketball team cut a 15-point second-half deficit to as few as three points on Friday evening at the ARC, but could not get over the hump and take the lead as visiting Loyola pulled away in the final minutes to earn a 66-52 victory.
A three-game homestand will bring the regular season to a close for the Valpo women’s basketball team, starting on Friday evening when the Beacons host Loyola. The two teams enter Friday night’s contest tied for fifth place in the MVC standings.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly this week, looking back at an interesting road trip, the significance of the Beacons' sweep of an road weekend in MVC play, the play of Maya Dunson Sunday & more!
It might have been the grittiest performance of the year from the Valpo women’s basketball team, and it came in the biggest game of the year to date, as the Beacons rallied after trailing by as many as 13 and survived a battle which featured 11 ties and five lead changes to take down Indiana State Sunday afternoon in Terre Haute, 74-69. The win not only avenged a 20-point loss last month at the ARC to the Sycamores, it moved Valpo three wins clear of Indiana State in the MVC standings.
One key game follows another, as the Valpo women’s basketball team plays its final road game of the regular season on Sunday afternoon at Indiana State. Coming off a victory on Friday at Evansville, a win over the Sycamores would go a long way to securing a top-six finish in the regular season standings and avoiding a Thursday game at Hoops in the Heartland.
Maybe it was only appropriate, given that the normal five-hour bus trip the day before had taken nearly 12 hours to complete, that Friday’s Valpo women’s basketball game at Evansville would take a little longer than normal to decide a victor. After 40 minutes proved to not be enough, the Beacons’ defense locked down in overtime, holding the Purple Aces scoreless over the last three and a half minutes as Valpo claimed a key 75-70 victory.
With the regular season hitting the final stretch, the Valpo women’s basketball team embarks on its last road trip of the regular season this weekend, starting with a Friday evening visit to Evansville. Currently in fifth place in the MVC standings, the Beacons are in a tight race to earn a top-six regular season finish and avoid playing on Thursday at Hoops in the Heartland.
The Valpo women’s basketball team went blow-for-blow with MVC leader Illinois State on Saturday afternoon at the ARC, rallying multiple times from large deficits to get back into contention, but at the end of the day, the Redbirds edged by the Beacons by an 85-80 final.
Fresh off a victory over Bradley on Thursday evening, the Valpo women’s basketball team hits the hardwood Saturday in an effort to complete a 2-0 weekend when it welcomes conference-leading Illinois State to town. It will be the program’s Play4Kay game, honoring cancer warriors in the fight against all cancers affecting women.
The Valpo women’s basketball team has made a habit of being able to rally from double-digit deficits to earn wins, and Thursday evening at the ARC was no difference, as the Beacons overcame a 12-point first-half Bradley lead and held off the Braves down the stretch to pick up an 86-84 victory and move back to .500 in MVC play. Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) set a new career best with 11 assists, recorded the first double-double of her career and moved into second place in program history in career assists.
The Valpo women’s basketball team starts a stretch in which it will play five of its final seven regular season games at home at the ARC on Thursday evening when the Beacons welcome Bradley to town.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to discuss a historic win at Drake and Grace White's performance in that victory, Carie Weinman reaching a milestone at UNI, and a look ahead to this week's action.
The Valpo women’s basketball team was unable to complete a weekend sweep of its road trip through Iowa on Sunday, as host UNI earned a 68-38 victory over the Beacons. Senior Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) reached the 1,000-point milestone for her collegiate career with a basket early in the fourth quarter.
Fresh off a road victory at Drake on Friday evening, the Valpo women’s basketball team goes for a weekend sweep in Iowa on Sunday afternoon as the Beacons head to Cedar Falls for a 2 p.m. matinee against UNI.
The Valpo women’s basketball team finished off a season sweep of Drake and earned the first win in program history on the road over the Bulldogs, going into the Knapp Center and handing Drake a 72-65 defeat on Friday evening. Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) led the way for Valpo, which overcame a double-figure deficit to earn a win for the third time during conference play, with 20 points, 11 rebounds and six steals.
The Valpo women’s basketball team starts off the second half of Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend with the annual trek to Iowa for a pair of games, starting off Friday evening at Drake.
The Valpo women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a cold shooting night from the floor as it reached the halfway mark of the MVC schedule Friday night at Loyola, falling to the host Ramblers by a 62-48 final.
The Valpo women’s basketball program will host its annual Play4Kay game, honoring cancer warriors in the fight against all cancers affecting women, on Saturday, Feb. 12 against Illinois State at 1 p.m. The program would like to invite all interested female cancer survivors to be the program’s guests of honor that afternoon.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closes out the first half of Missouri Valley Conference play with the quick trip up to Chicago on Friday evening to face off against rival Loyola. A win would give the Beacons a winning record halfway through the conference slate.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joined Valpo Basketball Weekly this week to look back at Sunday's come-from-behind win over Evansville, talk about the return of Carie Weinman to the lineup, look ahead to Loyola on Friday, and much more!
Facing a deficit which reached as many as 14 points early on Sunday afternoon at the ARC, the Valpo women’s basketball team turned things completely around before halftime, out-scoring visiting Evansville 22-4 in the second quarter to lead by nine at halftime on its way to a 74-62 victory over the Purple Aces.
The Valpo women’s basketball team looks to rebound from Friday night’s defeat as it sets its sights on Sunday afternoon’s matchup with in-state foe Evansville. Please note that masks are required at all home Valpo athletic events until further notice.
The Valpo women’s basketball team placed four players in double figures Friday in its return to the ARC and enjoyed another strong performance shooting from deep, but the Beacons were unable to overcome a large advantage in the paint and on the glass from visiting Indiana State, as the Sycamores earned an 85-65 win.
Winners of three of the last four games, the Valpo women’s basketball team looks to extend its three-game homecourt winning streak Friday evening as the Beacons welcome in-state foe Indiana State to the ARC. Please note that masks are required at all home Valpo athletic events until further notice.
As a sports-obsessed child in Northwest Indiana, Jamie (Gutowski ’06, ’07 M.S.) Stangel turned on the radio and listened to Todd Ickow ’18H describe Valparaiso University men’s basketball games.
Another weekend, another first for the Valpo women’s basketball team, as the Beacons built up a 14-point lead and held off a Bradley rally down the stretch — thanks in large part to two key 3-pointers late from Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) — to earn a 68-61 victory Saturday afternoon. The victory was the first in program history on the road over the Braves.
The Valpo women’s basketball team looks to bounce back from a Thursday loss and earn a split of the conference weekend on the road on Saturday afternoon when it plays at Bradley.
A second-quarter run by host Illinois State proved to be too much for the Valpo women’s basketball team to overcome Thursday night in Normal, Ill., as the Beacons saw their two-game winning streak come to an end with a 65-49 loss.
Coming off of the program’s first-ever sweep of the UNI/Drake weekend series, the Valpo women’s basketball team looks to keep the momentum rolling as it returns to the road to take on first-place Illinois State on Thursday evening. The game kicks off a stretch in which Valpo will play five of its next seven contests away from home.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joined Valpo Basketball Weekly this week, discussing a historic pair of wins for the program last weekend, the play of Caitlin Morrison and Olivia Brown, and much more!
After posting a pair of strong performances which helped the Valpo women’s basketball team to its first-ever sweep of the UNI/Drake weekend of the MVC schedule, junior Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week on Monday afternoon.
The afternoon began with Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) being honored for setting Valpo women’s basketball program records for career games played and games started last time out. It ended a reminder of the steps forward the program has taken over her six years in the Brown and Gold, as Morrison knocked down a career-high seven 3-pointers to lead the way as Valpo earned its first-ever win over visiting Drake, 71-61.
Coming off an exhilarating come-from-behind victory at the ARC on Friday evening, the Valpo women’s basketball team takes aim at a weekend sweep of the MVC’s Iowa schools when Drake comes to town Sunday afternoon. Please note that masks are required at all home Valpo athletic events until further notice.
The Valpo women’s basketball team picked up its first Missouri Valley Conference victory of the 2021-22 season in thrilling fashion Friday evening at the ARC over visiting UNI, overcoming a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter thanks to stout defense and rebounding and getting the game-winning 3-point play from Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) with 51 seconds to play to edge the Panthers, 60-58. Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) broke Valpo career records for both games played and games started when she stepped into the center circle for the tip-off on Friday.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns home to the ARC for the first time in 2022 this weekend for a pair of games, kicking off with a visit from UNI on Friday evening. Please note that masks are required at all home Valpo athletic events until further notice.
The Valpo women’s basketball team knocked down 11 3-pointers on Sunday and held a Missouri State team receiving votes in both national top-25 polls to under 30% shooting, while Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) enjoyed her best game in the Valpo uniform. The Lady Bears came out victorious in the end, 74-62.
The Valpo women’s basketball team opens up the 2022 calendar year and wraps up the first weekend of Missouri Valley Conference action Sunday afternoon as it takes on conference preseason favorite Missouri State.
The Valpo women’s basketball team got 17 points apiece from Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) and Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) Friday in the Beacons’ MVC opener at Southern Illinois, but Valpo dropped the conference lid-lifter to the host Salukis by a 62-52 final.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns to action following the Christmas holiday with the start of Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend, opening up the conference slate Friday afternoon with a matinee at Southern Illinois. The Beacons enter conference play coming off back-to-back wins.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closed out non-conference play with a bang Tuesday afternoon at the ARC, as seven different Beacons combined to connect on 14 3-pointers in a 69-57 victory over Detroit Mercy. The victory sends Valpo into the MVC slate following the Christmas holiday with the momentum of consecutive wins.
The Valpo women’s basketball team faces its final non-conference game of the season in its last action before Christmas, returning home to host a Tuesday afternoon matinee at the ARC against Detroit Mercy. The program will be holding a canned food drive in conjunction with the game, with fans who bring a canned food item with them receiving free admission.
The Valpo women’s basketball team got off to a strong start Sunday in its return to action at Morehead State and closed strong as well, shooting above 70% from the field in both the first and the fourth quarter in a 65-57 victory over the host Eagles. Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) led three Beacons in double figures with 17 points.
Due to the rising numbers of COVID cases in Indiana and in Porter County, as of December 16, Valpo Athletics requires masks for all spectators and event staff - regardless of vaccination status - at basketball games at the ARC until further notice.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns to action following final exams for the first of two final tune-ups before the start of MVC play, making the trip to Morehead, Ky. to face Morehead State on Sunday afternoon.
Valpo women’s basketball point guard Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) became the 17th player in program history to hit the 1,000-point milestone for her career on Friday evening at South Dakota as the host Coyotes earned a 51-31 victory over the Beacons.
Coming off of a strong performance against nationally-ranked Notre Dame on Wednesday night, the Valpo women’s basketball team faces a quick turnaround for a Friday night game against a South Dakota team which enjoys one of the best homecourt winning percentages in the nation.
The Valpo women’s basketball team stood toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s top teams Wednesday night at the ARC, leading #22/23 Notre Dame into the second half before the Fighting Irish pulled away late for a 73-56 victory. Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) led the Valpo offense with a season-best 19 points.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns home to the ARC after nearly a month away and welcomes nationally-ranked Notre Dame to town on Wednesday evening.
Head coach Mary Evans of the Valpo women's basketball program joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to discuss the team's start to the season, the challenge of playing a road-heavy schedule in the early going and the opportunity to host a nationally-ranked Notre Dame team this week.
The Valpo women’s basketball team rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit Sunday afternoon at Bowling Green to close to within one point, but could not get over the hump, as the host Falcons came away 69-53 victors.
The Valpo women’s basketball team takes on its fourth MAC opponent of the non-conference slate as it wraps up a five-game road stretch Sunday afternoon at Bowling Green.
A season-high 11 3-pointers weren’t enough for the Valpo women’s basketball team to emerge victorious in their return to action Monday in Kalamazoo, Mich., as host Western Michigan came away with a 69-54 victory.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns to action Monday evening as it faces its third MAC opponent of the season, making the trip to Kalamazoo, Mich. for a Monday evening matchup with Western Michigan.
The Valpo women’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit Tuesday evening at UIC to forge ahead to a six-point lead in the fourth quarter, but the host Flames struck back and eventually emerged on top, 68-64.
The Valpo women’s basketball team looks to head into the Thanksgiving holiday on a winning note as the Beacons make the short trip to Chicago to face off with UIC Tuesday evening.
Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) and Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) both reached double figures in the scoring column Sunday as the Valpo women’s basketball team fell at Xavier by a 70-49 final.
The Valpo women’s basketball team takes on its second consecutive power conference opponent on Sunday, as the program’s current five-game road stretch continues with a trip to Cincinnati to face Xavier.
The Valpo women’s basketball team erased nearly all of a 13-point first-half deficit Tuesday night playing at a Michigan State receiving votes in both national top-25 polls, pulling to within four points in the third quarter, and made another run at the Spartans in the fourth quarter, but came up just short, as the Beacons fell to MSU, 73-62.
One season after earning a pair of victories on the road over Big Ten teams in non-conference play, this year’s Valpo women’s basketball team gets its shot at a B1G opponent as the Beacons travel to Michigan State for a Tuesday evening tipoff.
The Valpo women’s basketball team had a 10-point third-quarter lead against defending MAC Tournament champions Central Michigan at the ARC on Sunday afternoon and still led by five with 10 minutes to play, but the Chippewas outscored the Beacons by nine in the fourth quarter to earn a 65-61 victory. Sophomore Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) had a career day, pouring in 17 points off the bench.
The Valpo women’s basketball team plays its second straight home game to open the 2021-22 campaign on Sunday afternoon, welcoming defending MAC Tournament champion Central Michigan to the ARC.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Hoosier State standout Ali Saunders (Depauw, Ind./North Harrison/Indiana Elite) has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Valpo program.
The visiting Miami RedHawks spoiled the Valpo women’s basketball season opener Wednesday evening at the ARC, as the visitors claimed an 85-60 victory.
The Valpo women’s basketball team kicks off the 2021-22 season on Wednesday evening at the ARC when it hosts the RedHawks of Miami University to town. The game is the first of four against MAC opposition in the non-conference for the Beacons.
With less than 48 hours until her squad tips off the regular season, Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joined Valpo Basketball Weekly — sponsored by Lakeshore Bone & Joint — to look ahead to the 2021-22 campaign!
The Valpo women’s basketball team has been picked to finish in sixth place in the Missouri Valley Conference for the 2021-22 season, according to preseason polling of the conference’s coaches, sports information directors and media members. Valpo was just one point shy of fifth place in the final results.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans unveiled her program’s schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 season this afternoon. Five games against teams which finished in the top 100 of the NCAA NET ranking last season — including a visit to the ARC from Notre Dame — highlight the nonconference slate and will help prepare the Beacons for the always-challenging Missouri Valley Conference schedule, which was released by the conference office today.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Dominique Duck has joined the program as an assistant coach. Duck comes to Valpo after spending the last five seasons on staff at Morehead State, including the last three as associate head coach.