Mia Moody Joins Valpo's Women's Soccer Staff

Valparaiso University head women’s soccer coach John Marovich has announced the addition of Mia Moody to the Crusader coaching staff for this fall as an assistant coach.

Women's Soccer Recruiting Class Recognized by Soccer Buzz

Valparaiso's 2008 women's soccer recruiting class has been ranked third in the Horizon League according to soccerbuzz.com.

Heather Clark Tabbed Valpo Women's Soccer Assistant

Valparaiso University head women’s soccer coach John Marovich has announced the hiring of Heather Clark as his assistant coach prior to the 2008 season.

Valpo Set for Earliest Soccer Opener in School History

The start of the 2008 Valparaiso University women’s soccer season will be the earliest in school history when the Crusaders face Ball State at Eastgate Field on August 22 as head coach John Marovich released the upcoming schedule.

Valpo Women's Soccer to Hold 2008 Summer Camps

The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team is holding a camp this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields June 24-26 for all age groups.

Valpo Women's Soccer Receives Six Commitments to Play in the Fall

Valparaiso University women’s soccer coach John Marovich has announced the addition of six players to join the Crusader roster in the fall as part of his 2008 recruiting class.  Joining the Brown and Gold are Becky Clever, Brooke Henderson, Michell Nuccio, Candice Partee, Laura Romberg, and Tracy Roos.

Anthony Retires from Coaching; Marovich Takes over Valpo Women's Soccer Program

Stephen Anthony has announced that he is retiring from coaching the Valparaiso University women’s soccer program and will now work fulltime as the associate director of athletics for business services.  John Marovich, Anthony’s associate head coach, has been named the Crusaders’ new head coach by Valpo director of athletics Mark LaBarbera.

2007 Valpo Women's Soccer Year in Review

Valparaiso wrapped up its inaugural season of Horizon League play in fifth place with a 4-4 league mark during the 2007 campaign.  The Crusaders finished over .500 for the fourth consecutive year, posting a 10-9 overall record.

Crusader Duo Earn Academic All-League Honors

Valparaiso University had a pair of individuals named to the Academic All-Horizon League Team in women’s soccer.  Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) and Ani Michl (Deerfield, Ill./Stevenson H.S.) were selected to the 11-woman squad that was voted upon by the Horizon League’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.

Thomas Named Third Team Academic All-America Selection

Valparaiso University’s Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Third Team as voted upon by CoSIDA.

Valpo Falls at Butler in Horizon League Quarters

Lindsey Fox scored twice as Butler ended Valparaiso’s season on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 victory in the Horizon League quarterfinals held in Indianapolis, Ind.

Thomas Earns Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University’s Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team as voted upon by CoSIDA.

Valpo Set for Quarterfinal Match at Butler

The second season for Valparaiso women’s soccer begins on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders begin the Horizon League Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. against Butler at 11 a.m. CDT. The Crusaders enter the championships as the fifth seed while the Bulldogs come in as the fourth seed. The contest will mark Valpo’s first postseason opportunity as members of the Horizon League.

Three Crusaders Earn All-Horizon League Honors

Valparaiso University had two players earn Second Team All-Horizon League honors and a third earn All-Newcomer Team accolades as the league announced its postseason women’s soccer awards.

Valpo Heads to Butler for Horizon League Quarterfinals

Valparaiso will head to the 2007 Horizon League Women’s Soccer Championship, presented by the U.S. Army, as the fifth seed and head to Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday for an 11 a.m. CDT match against fourth-seeded Butler in the quarterfinals.

Wright State Upends Valpo in OT in Regular Season Finale

 Amber Kasmer scored 6:14 into overtime on Friday evening as Wright State defeated Valparaiso 1-0 in the Crusaders’ regular season finale in Dayton, Ohio.

Valpo Heads to Wright State to Wrap Up Regular Season Friday

Valparaiso wraps up the 2007 regular season on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio for a key Horizon League match against Wright State. Valpo needs a win to keep hopes alive for a top-four finish in the final standings, which would earn the Crusaders a home quarterfinal game next weekend in the Horizon League Tournament.

Valpo Shuts Out Cleveland State to Move Into Fourth Place

Valparaiso recorded its second straight shutout and school record eighth of the season on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio as the Crusaders defeated Cleveland State 2-0 to improve to 4-3 in Horizon League play, moving into fourth place in the league standings heading into the final week of play.

Valpo Shuts Out Youngstown State to Begin Road Trip

Valparaiso began its regular season-ending three-match road trip throughout Ohio on Friday afternoon by shutting out Youngstown State 1-0 in Youngstown, Ohio to move into a tie for fourth place in the Horizon League standings.

Valpo Heads to Ohio for Two Key Horizon League Matches

Valparaiso begins its final three-match road trip to wrap up the 2007 regular season with a pair of key Horizon League matches this weekend in Ohio. Friday the Crusaders will play at Youngstown State before heading to Cleveland State on Sunday. Every match the rest of the season will play a major role toward determining seedings in this year’s Horizon League Tournament.

Three First Half Goals Lead Valpo to Senior Day Victory

Valparaiso sent its six seniors away from Eastgate Field on a positive note on Sunday afternoon, scoring three times in the first 40 minutes of the match on the way to a 3-1 victory over Green Bay on Senior Day.

Milwaukee Downs Valpo 2-0 Friday Afternoon

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored midway through both halves on Friday afternoon on its way to posting a 2-0 shutout against Valparaiso at Brown Field.

Crusaders Set for Final Home Weekend; Friday's Match Moved Up to 3:30

Valparaiso wraps up the 2007 home schedule this weekend as the Crusaders entertain Milwaukee and Green Bay in a pair of key Horizon League matches on Friday and Sunday. Following this weekend’s action, the Brown and Gold will have just three matches left in the regular season. PLEASE NOTE: FRIDAY’S MATCH AGAINST MILWAUKEE IS NOW A 3:30 P.M. START.

Valpo Wins First Horizon League Match 2-0 Versus Detroit

Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) scored a goal and had an assist to help Valparaiso post a 2-0 victory over Detroit on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field, giving Crusader head coach Stephen Anthony his 75th victory at the helm of the Brown and Gold.

Valparaiso Shutout by Loyola

Loyola scored twice within the first five minutes of the match on Tuesday evening on its way to a 3-0 shutout victory over Valparaiso in Chicago, Ill.

Valpo's Michl Named Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University’s Ani Michl (Deerfield, Ill./Stevenson H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

Crusaders Head to Loyola, Hosts Detroit This Week

Valparaiso heads to Chicago on Tuesday evening for a rare midweek Horizon League contest as the Crusaders battle Loyola. Valpo then returns to Eastgate Field on Friday to begin its final homestand of the season as the Crusaders welcome Detroit to town in another league tilt.

Crusaders Fall in Horizon League Opener

 Butler scored off of a restart as well as on a penalty kick Sunday afternoon as the Bulldogs spoiled Valparaiso’s Horizon League opener 2-0 at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Downs Indiana State to Wrap up Non-Conference Play

Ani Michl (Deerfield, Ill./Stevenson H.S.) scored twice and Sarah Jewell (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill H.S.) added a pair of assists as Valparaiso wrapped up its non-conference slate with a 3-1 victory over Indiana State on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Wraps up Non-Conference Play Friday Before Hosting Butler in Horizon League Opener

Valparaiso starts a stretch of five home matches in their next six contests this Friday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Indiana State at Eastgate Field in the team’s final non-conference tilt of the season. On Sunday, the Brown and Gold will open Horizon League play for the first time as Valpo entertains instate rival Butler in the first of eight conference matches.

Gaels End Valpo's Overtime Streak

Saint Mary's (Calif.) scored a goal midway through overtime on Sunday afternoon, ending Valparaiso's string of unbeaten overtime contests at 16 dating back to the 2003 season.

Valpo Falls 1-0 at Pacific

Bunny Dickson scored the lone goal of the match in the 20th minute as Pacific’s defense was able to keep Valparaiso off of the scoreboard as the Tigers posted a 1-0 victory over the Crusaders late Friday evening in Stockton, Calif.

Valpo Women Head to California for Two Matches

Winners of four of their last five matches, the Valparaiso Crusaders head to northern California this weekend for a pair of non-conference contests. Valpo will battle Pacific on Friday evening and Saint Mary’s (Calif.) on Sunday afternoon before returning to Eastgate Field next weekend to begin a stretch of five home matches in six contests.

Thomas Ties Single Season Record with Fourth Match-Winner as Crusaders Down Northern Iowa in OT

 Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) headed home the match-winning goal just 1:36 into overtime on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated Northern Iowa 1-0 at Eastgate Field.

Penalty Kick Lifts Valpo Past Belmont

A penalty kick off the foot of Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) proved to be the difference in the match on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated Belmont 1-0 at Eastgate Field.

Three Second Half Goals Lead Purdue Past Valpo

Purdue, ranked 22nd in the nation in the latest NSCAA poll, scored twice in the first nine minutes of the second half as the Boilermakers defeated Valparaiso 3-0 on Wednesday evening in West Lafayette, Ind.

Valpo Women Set for Trio of Matches This Week

Having won two straight matches, Valparaiso is set for a busy week as the Crusaders play three contests over a five-day span. The Brown and Gold opens the week at Purdue on Wednesday afternoon before hosting Belmont and Northern Iowa over the weekend.

Crusaders Post Another Shutout Victory, Defeat IUPUI

Valparaiso registered its third shutout victory of the season on Sunday afternoon, posting a 2-0 triumph over IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.

Offensive Explosion Improves Crusader Women to 2-1

A four-goal outburst, Valparaiso’s largest since last October, helped the Crusaders to improve to 2-1 on the season with a 4-0 shutout victory over IPFW on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.

Crusader Women Face IPFW and IUPUI This Weekend

Valparaiso wraps up its season-opening homestand on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome IPFW to Eastgate Field. The Brown and Gold then take to the road for the first time in 2007 on Sunday afternoon, traveling to Indianapolis to battle IUPUI.

Crusader Rally Falls Short Against Illinois State

 Valparaiso scored a late second half goal and had pressure looking for the equalizer on Sunday afternoon, but the Crusaders fell one goal short dropping a 2-1 decision to Illinois State at Eastgate Field.

Crusader Women Win Third Straight Season Opener

Valparaiso opened the 2007 season on Friday afternoon with a 2-0 shutout victory over Murray State at Eastgate Field.  The victory marked the Crusaders’ third straight season-opening win, and first shutout ever to begin a new year.

Women's Soccer Hosts Murray State and Illinois State on Opening Weekend

Valparaiso opens the 2007 season at Eastgate Field this weekend with a pair of matches as the Crusaders begin their first season as members of the Horizon League. The Brown and Gold will host Murray State on Friday afternoon before battling Illinois State on Sunday.

Valpo and Evansville Battle to 1-1 Draw in Preseason Finale

Valparaiso and Evansville each found the back of the net within three minutes of each other during the second half on Sunday afternoon, battling to a 1-1 exhibition tie in Evansville, Ind.

Valpo Selected to Finish Sixth in Horizon League Women's Soccer Poll

Valparaiso University, set to play its inaugural season in the Horizon League, was predicted to finish in sixth place in the league’s 2007 preseason women’s soccer poll.

Valpo Drops Exhibition Opener 2-0 to Creighton

Playing on the turf at Portage High School after heavy rains prevented Valparaiso from competing at Eastgate Field, the Crusaders opened exhibition play on Tuesday afternoon dropping a 2-0 decision to Creighton.

Valpo Women Set for Horizon League

With every program there are changes on the horizon heading into a new season, and the Valparaiso University Crusaders are no different. However, for the Brown and Gold entering the 2007 season, the biggest changes are not with the players or the coaching staff, but with their league affiliation.