Valpo women’s basketball rising junior Olivia Sims (Toledo, Ohio/Notre Dame Academy [Oakland]) has been selected to attend the 2023 Athletes in Action (AIA) Women’s Basketball Leadership Retreat, which will be held at the AIA World Headquarters in Xenia, Ohio this weekend, May 19-21.
Valpo women’s basketball senior guard Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) received one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for a student-athlete on Wednesday, as she was named to the College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) Academic All-America Third Team for her work in the classroom and on the basketball court. Brown was one of just 16 D-I players nationwide recognized as an Academic All-America selection.
Valparaiso women’s basketball signee Layla Gold (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) has been named an Indiana All-Star, one of just 13 players in the Hoosier State to earn the distinction. Gold and her Indiana All-Star teammates will take on the Kentucky All-Stars in a two-game series June 9-10.
The Valpo women’s basketball season came to an end on Thursday night in the opening round of Hoops in the Heartland, the MVC women’s basketball conference tournament, in Moline, Ill., as sixth-seeded UIC defeated the 11th-seeded Beacons, 72-47.
After leading all Missouri Valley Conference freshmen in scoring and in assists, both overall and in Valley-only play, Valpo women’s basketball freshman Ali Saunders (Depauw, Ind./North Harrison) was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team Wednesday evening at the conference’s pre-tournament awards banquet.
The Valpo women’s basketball team had a pair of players honored on Tuesday as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its women’s basketball Scholar-Athlete teams. Senior Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) was named to the Scholar-Athlete First Team, while fifth-year Maya Dunson (Dayton, Ohio/Wayne [Loyola]) was named to the Scholar-Athlete Second Team.
The Valpo women’s basketball team heads to Hoops in the Heartland in Moline, Ill. as the 11th seed for the MVC Tournament. The Beacons will have to win four games in four days to claim the tournament championship, starting on Thursday evening against sixth-seeded UIC.
Ahead of Hoops in the Heartland, women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to discuss the improvements which have led to recent success, and what it will take to win their opening-round game against UIC.
Using one of the most prolific 3-point shooting games in program history, the Valpo women’s basketball team nearly took down MVC co-regular season champion Belmont at the ARC Saturday afternoon, but the visiting Bruins edged ahead late to earn a 70-67 victory over the Beacons. Valpo celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, honoring Ilysse Pitts (Aurora, Ill./Montini Catholic) and Maya Dunson (Dayton, Ohio/Wayne [Loyola]) as they played the final home game of their collegiate careers.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closes out the regular season Saturday afternoon as the Beacons welcome MVC co-leader Belmont to the ARC for the first time. It will be Valpo’s Senior Day game, recognizing Ilysse Pitts and Maya Dunson, as well as student manager Kaylee Huyser and practice players James Sroge and Anthony Sciarroni.
Senior Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) posted the highest-scoring half by a Valpo women’s basketball player in over five years on Thursday evening at the ARC, scoring 22 points in the second half, but it wouldn’t be enough to push the Beacons’ comeback effort over the hump, as visiting Murray State came away with a 77-64 win.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns to the ARC for the final weekend of the regular season, with its eyes on moving up the MVC standings heading into Hoops in the Heartland. The Beacons open weekend play on Thursday evening when they welcome Murray State to the ARC for the first time.
Looking to make it four consecutive road victories, the Valpo women’s basketball team led MVC co-leader Illinois State in Normal, Ill. at the end of the first quarter on Saturday afternoon, but the host Redbirds pulled away over the next three periods to earn a 78-49 victory.
With three straight road victories under its belt, the Valpo women’s basketball team takes aim at a fourth consecutive triumph away from home in a span of nine days on Saturday afternoon when it faces off with MVC co-leader Illinois State.
The Valpo women’s basketball team led by as many as 16 points in MVC action Thursday night in Peoria, Ill. and held off a furious rally from host Bradley in the final quarter to come away with a 76-72 win. The Beacons have won three consecutive conference road games over the last seven days.
Coming off back-to-back road wins last weekend, the Valpo women’s basketball team turns right back around and returns to the road this weekend, starting off with a Thursday night game at Bradley.
The Valpo women’s basketball program had three players recognized as Academic All-District honorees as College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) released its women’s basketball Academic All-District roll on Tuesday.
Two days after using its best defensive performance of the season to earn a win at Indiana State, the Valpo women’s basketball team flipped the script and used perhaps its best offensive effort this year on Sunday to pick up a 74-68 victory at Evansville and complete the weekend sweep of the downstate road swing.
The Valpo women’s basketball team goes for a sweep of the weekend road swing through downstate Indiana on Sunday afternoon when it finishes up weekend play at Evansville. The Beacons are coming off their best defensive performance since Dec. 2020 last time out.
A strong defensive effort and a key 10-0 fourth-quarter run propelled the Valpo women’s basketball team to a 54-47 road victory over Indiana State in MVC action in Terre Haute, Ind. on Friday evening.
After having played just one road game in a span of 22 days, the Valpo women’s basketball team will play four road games in a nine-day stretch, starting on Friday evening as the Beacons begin the swing downstate in Terre Haute, taking on Indiana State.
Women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joined this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly, presented by Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute.
The Valpo women’s basketball team hosted its annual Play4Kay game Sunday afternoon at the ARC, with visiting UNI earning an 83-60 victory. Freshman Ali Saunders (Depauw, Ind./North Harrison) delivered the best shooting performance by a Valpo player in nearly two decades in the losing effort.
The Valpo women’s basketball team will close out a stretch of five home games in a six-game span as the Beacons host UNI Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s game is the program’s annual Play4Kay game, honoring the fight against cancer.
The visiting Drake Bulldogs came away 71-54 victors over the Valpo women’s basketball team Friday evening at the ARC in MVC women’s basketball action. Valpo freshman Ali Saunders (Depauw, Ind./North Harrison) led all players with 16 points in her first career start.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns home to the ARC this weekend to host the Valley’s Iowa schools, starting with a Friday night matchup against Drake. Friday’s game will be the program’s Heart Health Awareness Game.
The Valpo women’s basketball team was within nine points of host Southern Illinois in MVC action Saturday afternoon in Carbondale, Ill., but the Salukis pulled away over the final 10 minutes for a 77-47 victory.
The Valley gauntlet continues for the Valpo women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon as the Beacons travel to take on Southern Illinois. The matchup with the Salukis is the only one of the regular season.
The Valpo women’s basketball team battled nearly all the way back from a 14-point first-half deficit on Wednesday evening at the ARC in a physical battle with UIC, but the Beacons were unable to complete the comeback, falling by a 55-53 final to the Flames
With the start of February comes the beginning of the second half of the MVC slate for the Valpo women’s basketball team, as the back half of the conference schedule opens up Wednesday night at the ARC when UIC comes to town. It is Valpo's Women in Sports game, as the program celebrates 50 Years of Title IX.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly this week to look back at a busy week which included a win over Bradley, and to look ahead to the start of the 2nd half of MVC play!
Valpo women’s basketball senior Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) matched her career high with 24 points on Sunday at the ARC, while junior Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) delivered 19 points as part of her seventh double-double of the year to lead the way as the Beacons closed out the first half of MVC play with a 78-71 victory over Bradley.
The Valpo women’s basketball team continues its home-heavy stretch of games Sunday afternoon when the Beacons close out the first half of MVC play against Bradley.
The Valpo women’s basketball team fell in its return to the ARC Friday evening, as conference-leading Illinois State came in and earned a 78-46 victory over the Beacons.
The Valpo women’s basketball team opens a stretch of five home games out of its next six contests on Friday evening when the Beacons welcome MVC co-leader Illinois State to the ARC. Valpo plays just one road game between now and Feb. 17.
The Valpo women’s basketball team trailed Big Ten foe Wisconsin in Madison Wednesday evening by just two at halftime, but the host Badgers pulled away in the second half as the Beacons fell by a 59-44 final.
The Valpo women’s basketball team takes a brief step away from the grind of the MVC slate for its final nonconference game of the regular season, as the Beacons travel to Madison, Wis. to face off with Wisconsin Wednesday evening. The game is a makeup from the originally scheduled game Dec. 22, which was postponed due to weather.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closed out its Iowa road swing on Saturday afternoon in Des Moines, falling to host Drake by an 84-51 final.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closes out its annual swing through the state of Iowa on Saturday afternoon at Drake. The Beacons are in search of their third consecutive win over the Bulldogs.
The Valpo women’s basketball team entered Thursday night’s game in Cedar Falls, Iowa looking to knock off an MVC co-leader for the second straight game, but host UNI had other thoughts, as the Panthers earned an 89-58 victory over the Beacons.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly this week to look back at a roller-coaster weekend of basketball which culminated with the program's first-ever win over Missouri State.
Coming off a strong win at home over Missouri State this past Saturday, the Valpo women’s basketball team looks to keep the momentum going into a three-game stretch away from home - a stretch which begins Thursday night at MVC co-leader UNI.
The Valpo women’s basketball team earned its first Missouri Valley Conference win of the year in emphatic fashion Saturday afternoon at the ARC, taking down a Missouri State team which is one of the Valley’s perennial powers and entered the weekend tied atop the MVC standings by a 77-68 final. The victory — Valpo’s first in program history over the Lady Bears — was highlighted by a star performance from fifth-year point guard Ilysse Pitts (Aurora, Ill./Montini Catholic), who more than doubled her previous career best with a game-high 24 points.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns home to the ARC for its lone home game in a five-game stretch on Saturday afternoon as the Beacons welcome Missouri State to town to continue MVC play.
The Valpo women’s basketball program is holding a Women in Sports Day to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Title IX on Wednesday, Feb. 1 as the Beacons face UIC. As part of that, the program is looking to honor women athletes who played and/or coached high school, GAA or college basketball between 1969-79 with a pregame reception and a game ball presentation.
The Valpo women’s basketball team looked poised to capture its first MVC victory of the season Wednesday evening in Chicago, but it wasn’t to be, as host UIC claimed the 51-50 victory with a game-winning 3-pointer from Josie Filer with 1.9 seconds to play.
The Valpo women’s basketball team makes the quick trip up to Chicago on Wednesday night as the Beacons meet longtime rival UIC for the first time as MVC opponents.
The Valpo women’s basketball team held a five-point lead over visiting Indiana State Saturday afternoon at the ARC with less than six minutes to play, but the Sycamores scored on seven of their next eight possessions to take the lead and go on to a 66-58 victory.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closes out its opening weekend of home Valley action as it takes aim at a weekend split on Saturday afternoon, welcoming fellow Hoosier State foe Indiana State to the ARC.
The Valpo women’s basketball team took to the court at the ARC for a home game for the first time in nearly a month on Thursday evening, but the Beacons’ second-quarter scoring drought proved too much to overcome as Valpo fell in MVC action to visiting Evansville, 57-45.
For the first time in nearly a full month, the Valpo women’s basketball team will step on its home court at the ARC for a game as the Beacons continue MVC play on home Thursday evening against Evansville.
Facing a road test against a Murray State team which entered the day with the best overall record in the Valley at 8-2, the Valpo women’s basketball team acquitted itself well, sticking with the Racers through three quarters before the hosts pulled away in the fourth period for a 67-48 victory.
A challenging opening weekend of MVC play concludes for the Valpo women’s basketball team Sunday afternoon as the Beacons play at Valley newcomer Murray State. After facing the conference preseason favorite in the opener on Friday, Valpo is matched up against the team with the best winning percentage in the MVC on Sunday as the Racers enter at 8-2 overall.
The Valpo women’s basketball team matched its season best for 3-pointers made on Friday evening, with both senior Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) and junior Ava Interrante (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) hitting career watermarks from downtown, but it would not be enough to overcome MVC preseason favorite Belmont in the Bruins’ Valley debut, as the hosts came away 74-60 victors.
An already lengthy break between games for the Valpo women’s basketball team became even lengthier with the postponement of its final nonconference game at Wisconsin, as the Beacons will take to the court for their first game in three weeks on Friday evening as they open conference play at MVC newcomer Belmont.
The Valpo women’s basketball game at Wisconsin, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, Dec. 22, has been postponed due to travel concerns amidst the incoming inclement winter weather. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25.
Following a lengthy break from competition which included the fall semester final exam period, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to the court for one last nonconference test on Thursday, as the Beacons travel to Wisconsin for their second game against a Big Ten team this season. Please note that game time has been moved up to noon in anticipation of incoming winter weather.
Valpo women’s basketball juniors Jayda Johnston (Roseville, Minn./Roseville Area) and Ava Interrante (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) each smashed their career best in the scoring column Friday evening as the Beacons dropped an 83-67 decision at Western Illinois.
The Valpo women’s basketball team takes the court for the final time before the break for final exams on Friday evening at former conference rival Western Illinois. For the Beacons, it is their first overnight road trip since the season’s opening game.
The Valpo women’s basketball team battled back after falling behind with a tough offensive start to Wednesday night’s game at the ARC against visiting Western Michigan, but the Beacons were unable to complete a comeback, falling to the Broncos by a 68-62 final.
The Valpo women’s basketball team will step on the floor of the ARC for a game for the last time for nearly a month on Wednesday evening as the Beacons take on Western Michigan. Following Wednesday’s game, Valpo will be on the road for its next four games and won’t have another home game until Jan. 5, 2023.
A scorching start to the game from visiting Bowling Green proved to be too much for the Valpo women’s basketball team to overcome on Friday evening at the ARC, as the Falcons went on to a 92-61 victory over the Beacons.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly this week to talk about what her team has learned from a number of close games this season, the point guard play, the rebounding effort and more!
As the calendar turns to December, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns home to the ARC for its final two nonconference home games of the season, starting on Friday evening as the Beacons host Bowling Green. It will be Daughters Night, with all daughters receiving free admission and a free t-shirt, while parents/guardians can buy tickets for just $5 apiece.
The Valpo women’s basketball team came up short in a test against Big Ten opponent Northwestern Sunday afternoon in Evanston, Ill., falling to the host Wildcats by an 81-47 final.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns to the road for the first time in nearly three weeks on Sunday when it makes the short trip to Evanston to face Northwestern. The game is the first of two in non-conference play for the Beacons against Big Ten opponents.
Valpo women’s basketball freshman Ali Saunders (Depauw, Ind./North Harrison) capped a record-setting night with a drive and score with just over eight seconds to play in overtime Monday at the ARC against UAB, setting the stage for a potential second extra period, but the Blazers raced the ball down and scored with 3.3 seconds to go, delivering a heartbreaking 83-81 defeat to the Beacons. Saunders’ final basket gave her 32 points on the night, a new program record for freshman scoring in a single game.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closes out its three-game homestand on Monday evening as the Beacons welcome UAB to town. This is part of a stretch during which Valpo will play five out of six games in the friendly confines of the ARC.
The Valpo women’s basketball team suffered its first defeat of the 2022-23 season on Wednesday afternoon in matinee action at the ARC, falling to visiting Eastern Illinois by a 73-67 final.
With back-to-back victories to start the 2022-23 season under its belt, the Valpo women’s basketball team takes aim at just the second 3-0 start in program history on Wednesday afternoon when the Beacons welcome Eastern Illinois to the ARC for a noon matinee.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly, looking back at the 2-0 start to the season, what the team has done well in those games and what it will take to prolong the winning streak in the week ahead.
The Valpo women’s basketball team made it back-to-back wins to open the 2022-23 campaign on Saturday afternoon at the ARC, getting some clutch fourth-quarter shots to keep visiting Southern Miss at bay en route to a 72-65 victory.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that a quartet of high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent. Layla Gold (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral), Nevaeh Jackson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop), Saniya Jackson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop) and Raeven Raye-Redmond (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) will join the Beacons program as freshmen for the 2023-24 campaign.
Fresh off a season-opening win earlier this week, the Valpo women’s basketball team looks to make it back-to-back victories to open the season Saturday afternoon at the ARC as the Beacons welcome Southern Miss to town.
The Valpo women’s basketball team got the 2022-23 campaign off to a winning start on Monday evening on the road at Central Michigan, taking the lead in a tight game for good early in the third quarter and keeping the Chippewas at bay to earn a 71-64 victory. Junior Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) notched her third career double-double which featured a career-best 20 points.
The Valpo women’s basketball team kicks off the 2022-23 season on Monday evening on the road, traveling to Mt. Pleasant, Mich. to face off against Central Michigan for the second straight season. The game against the Chippewas is the first of three against MAC opponents in the Beacons’ nonconference slate.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly this week for a season preview: talking about the program's summer, running down this year's roster and what she's looking for out of the nonconference schedule.
The Valpo women’s basketball team has been picked to finish in 10th place in the Missouri Valley Conference in the 2022-23 season, according to preseason polling of the conference head coaches, sports information directors and selected media members.
The Valpo women’s basketball team will immediately match up with two of the Missouri Valley Conference’s three newcomers to start out conference play, as the MVC released the 2022-23 conference schedule today.
The Valpo women’s basketball program unveiled its nonconference slate for the upcoming 2022-23 season on Tuesday, a schedule which includes five early-season games at home at the ARC.
Valpo women’s basketball head coach Mary Evans announced today that Dominique Doseck has been promoted to assistant coach heading into the 2022-23 season. Doseck is entering her fourth season on staff with the Valpo program.