Nine Regular Season Home Matches Highlight 2009 Women's Soccer Schedule

Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced the 2009 Crusader schedule which includes nine home regular season matches at Eastgate Field, including a visit from Michigan on August 23 for the home opener.

Valpo Women to Host Soccer Camps This Summer

The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding a camp this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields for all age groups.

Valpo Women's Soccer Announces Seven Newcomers for the Fall of 2009

Valparaiso University's head women's soccer coach John Marovich, has announced six signees that will join the squad in the fall of 2009. Joining the Crusaders are Marie Argo, Rachel DeFrank, Rachel Hoaglin, Rachel Spinelli, Catherine Terrell, and Trisha Wladecki. He also welcomes Janine Lytle, who has already joined the program at the beginning of the spring semester and will be considered a member of the 2009 freshmen class.

Thomas Earns Pair of Awards from NSCAA

Valparaiso University senior women's soccer player Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) received a pair of honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) at last weekend's awards banquet at the national convention in Saint Louis, Mo. Thomas was named a Third Team NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-American Team as well as being named to the NSCAA/adidas All-Great Lakes Region Second Team.

Two Crusaders Earn Soccer All-Academic Team Honors

Valparaiso University's Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) and Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) have both been voted to the Horizon League's All-Academic Team in women's soccer.

Crusader Soccer Squads Honored by NSCAA For Academic Success

Valparaiso University's men's and women's soccer teams have both been named a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Kondratko and Thomas Earns Academic All-District Honors

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

Valpo Falls in Shootout to Youngstown State in Horizon League Tournament

After 110 minutes of scoreless soccer in which Valparaiso outplayed Youngstown State and held a 29-6 advantage in shots, the Horizon League Championship first round match was decided in penalty kicks and the Crusaders came up on the short end as the Penguins advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory.

Three Crusaders Earn All-Horizon League Honors

Valparaiso University had three players earn postseason honors from the Horizon League when the conference announced its annual award winners on Wednesday.Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) was named to the Horizon League First Team and Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) earned Second Team All-League accolades. Tracy Roos (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek H.S.) was named to the All-Newcomer Team.

Valpo Women Set for Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso plays host to Youngstown State on Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the 2008 Horizon League Soccer Championships presented by U.S. Army at Eastgate Field. This match will mark the first home postseason contest in the history of the Crusader women's soccer program.

Valpo to Host Youngstown State Wednesday in Horizon League First Round

Valparaiso University will host its first postseason women's soccer match on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Youngstown State in the first round of the Horizon League Women's Soccer Championship presented by U.S. Army. Kickoff at Eastgate Field is set for 2 p.m.

Valpo Falls to #18 Milwaukee in Regular Season Finale

Valparaiso wrapped up the 2008 regular season on Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis. suffering a 3-1 defeat to the 18th-ranked Milwaukee Panthers.

Valpo and Green Bay Play to Scoreless Draw Friday Night

Valparaiso and Green Bay battled for 110 minutes on Friday evening, but neither team was able to find the back of the net as the two schools settled for a 0-0 double overtime draw in Green Bay, Wis.

Regular Season Comes to a Close in Wisconsin

Valpo concludes the 2008 regular season this weekend travelling to Wisconsin for a pair of key Horizon League matches.  The Crusaders will face Green Bay on Friday evening before battling nationally-ranked Milwaukee Sunday afternoon.

Nuccio Scores Twice as Valpo Shuts Out Cleveland State

Freshman Mikki Nuccio (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon H.S.) scored her first two collegiate goals as Valparaiso celebrated Senior Day at Eastgate Field with a 2-0 victory over Cleveland State on Sunday afternoon.

Valpo Falls to Loyola 1-0 Friday Afternoon

Cara Morowski scored the lone goal of the match with 13:17 remaining in regulation on Friday afternoon as Loyola (Chicago) upended Valparaiso 1-0 at Eastgate Field in Horizon League action.

Valpo Women Conclude Home Slate This Weekend

Valpo wraps up the home portion of the 2008 regular season this weekend with a pair of key Horizon League tilts.  Friday the Crusaders entertain Loyola (Chicago) at Eastgate Field before hosting Cleveland State Sunday on Senior Day.

Cabral Sets Shutout Record as Valpo Defeats SIU-Edwardsville

Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) set Valparaiso’s single season shutout record on Sunday afternoon with her seventh clean sheet of 2008 as the Crusaders defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 2-0 at Eastgate Field.

Detroit Defeats Valpo in Horizon League Action

The University of Detroit Mercy scored twice within a four minute span midway through the second half to rally from a halftime deficit and defeat Valparaiso 2-1 on Friday afternoon in Detroit, Mich.

Valpo Heads to Detroit, Hosts SIU-Edwardsville This Weekend

Valpo heads to Michigan on Friday afternoon for a key Horizon League road match against Detroit to begin the weekend.  The Brown and Gold then returns to Eastgate Field to begin its final three-match homestand of the year on Sunday with a non-conference tilt against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Crusaders Earn First Horizon League Win Downing Youngstown State

Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) headed home a restart from Dana McGlone (Centennial, Colo./Cheery Creek H.S.) with just 1:18 to play in regulation to give Valparaiso a 2-1 victory over Youngstown State on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field to secure its first Horizon League win in 2008.

Women's Soccer Goes Passionately Pink on Oct. 12 in Support of Breast Cancer

Valparaiso University’s women’s soccer team will be wearing pink jerseys for its match against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Sunday, October 12 in support of breast cancer awareness.

Second Half Goals Give Wright State Win over Valpo

Wright State scored twice in the final 20 minutes of the match on Wednesday afternoon as the Raiders defeated Valparaiso 2-0 at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Returns Home for Two Big League Matches

Valpo returns home for a pair of matches this weekend to kick off a stretch where the Crusaders will play five of their next six contests at Eastgate Field.  Wednesday the Brown and Gold entertains Wright State before Youngstown State visits on Friday in a pair of key Horizon League tilts.

Butler Ends Valpo's Unbeaten Streak in Conference Opener

Valparaiso saw its seven-match unbeaten streak come to an end on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 2-0 decision to Butler in the Horizon League opener for both schools in Indianapolis, Ind.

Crusader Women Open Horizon League Slate Friday

After a successful start during non-conference play, the Valparaiso Crusaders are set to begin their nine-match Horizon League slate this Friday afternoon against Butler in Indianapolis.  At 7-1-1, Valpo continues the best start in the program’s history.

Crusaders Continue Winning Ways Downing South Dakota

Valparaiso extended its unbeaten streak to seven straight matches and won for the third consecutive time on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders got a goal with just 2:35 remaining to defeat South Dakota 2-1 at Eastgate Field.

Freshmen Key Crusader Victory over Central Michigan

A pair of freshmen teamed for the lone goal of the match with just over 15 minutes remaining in regulation as Valparaiso continued the best start in program history with a 1-0 victory over Central Michigan on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Women Return Home This Weekend for a Pair of Matches

Valparaiso will play its final two tune-up contests for Horizon League action this weekend as the Crusaders return to Eastgate Field to host Central Michigan and South Dakota.  The Crusaders look to continue the best start in program history, entering the weekend at 5-1-1.

McGlone's Late Heroics Lift Valpo to Victory

Dana McGlone (Littleton, Colo./Heritage H.S.) scored on a free kick out with just 12 seconds remaining in regulation to give Valparaiso a 1-0 victory over IPFW on Sunday afternoon in a driving rain storm in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Valpo and Northern Illinois Battle to Scoreless Draw

Valparaiso and Northern Illinois played 110 minutes on a rainy afternoon in DeKalb, Ill. but neither team was able to find the back of the net as the two schools finished with a 0-0 draw.

Crusader Women Take to the Road Looking to Continue Hot Start

Valparaiso looks to continue the best start in school history with a pair of road matches this weekend as the Crusaders head to DeKalb, Ill. to face Northern Illinois on Friday and Fort Wayne, Ind. to battle IPFW on Sunday.  Valpo’s 4-1 start is the best through five matches in program history.

Valpo Off to Best Start in School History after Win at Indiana State

Valparaiso earned its third straight victory on Sunday afternoon and with it is off to the best start in program history after defeating Indiana State 2-1 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Valpo Improves to 3-1 with Overtime Victory Against IUPUI

Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) found the back of the net 2:50 into the second overtime on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso posted a 1-0 victory over IUPUI at Brown Field.

Valpo-IUPUI Women's Soccer Match Moved to Brown Field

Friday's soccer match between Valparaiso and IUPUI has been moved to Brown Field on the Valparaiso University campus due to wet conditions at Eastgate Field.  Kickoff is still set for 4 p.m.

Valpo Women to Host IUPUI, Travel to Indiana State This Week

Valparaiso returns to action for a pair of matches against instate foes this week.  The Crusaders will be at home at Eastgate Field on Friday afternoon to battle IUPUI before traveling to Terre Haute, Ind. on Sunday to face Indiana State.

Valpo Shuts Out Air Force Sunday Afternoon

Valparaiso earned its second shutout victory of the season in its first three matches of the year on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders blanked Air Force 1-0 at USAF, Colo. to complete a two-match Colorado road trip.

Colorado College Hands Valpo First Loss of the Season

Colorado College scored less than 15 minutes into the match and the one goal proved to be the difference on Friday evening, as the Tigers defeated Valparaiso 1-0 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Valpo Heads to Colorado for Two Matches This Weekend

Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time during the 2008 season as the Crusaders head west to Colorado for a pair of matches.  On Friday, the Brown and Gold will face Colorado College before visiting the United States Air Force Academy on Sunday afternoon.

Valpo Women Win Fourth Straight Soccer Opener after Defeating Ball State

Jackie Kondratko’s (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) goal with 19:12 remaining in the match proved to be the difference for Valparaiso on Friday evening as the Crusaders defeated Ball State 1-0 at Eastgate Field in the season opener for both teams.

Valpo Women Set for 2008 Soccer Season

For the second straight season the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team will experience a major change to the program prior to the start of the season.  In 2007, that change was moving to the Horizon League.  Now, as the 2008 season is set to kickoff, the Crusaders have seen a change at the helm of the program.

Late Goals Lift Valpo to Win in Exhibition Play

Three goals in a span of less than three minutes late in the match pushed Valparaiso past Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 4-2 on Saturday evening in exhibition soccer action at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Picked to Finish Fifth in Horizon League Women's Soccer Poll

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in a tie for fifth place in the league’s 2008 preseason women’s soccer poll according to the voting done by the other conference head coaches.