Valpo Announces 2011 Women's Soccer Schedule

Valparaiso will play nine regular season home matches and host an in-season tournament for the first time in program history as head coach John Marovich released the Crusaders' 2011 women's soccer schedule.

Valpo Women to Host Soccer Camps This Summer

The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding a camp June 20-22 at the Eastgate Soccer Fields for all age groups.

Vanessa Vella Named New Women's Soccer Assistant

Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced the hiring of Vanessa Vella as the program's new assistant coach.

Women's Soccer to Play Seven Matches Over Five Dates This Spring

Valparaiso University women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced that the Crusaders will play seven matches over five different dates as part of the Brown and Gold's spring schedule.

Emily King to be Inducted into Hall of Fame Class of 2011

One of the most proficient goal scorers in school history, Emily King led the Valparaiso University soccer program to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2005, and, on Saturday, February 19 she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Valpo Women's Soccer Inks Five for 2011

Valparaiso University head soccer coach John Marovich has announced the signings of five future Crusaders to National Letters of Intent. Joining the Crusaders for the 2011 season are Kelsey Draper, Abby Kenyon, Yvonne Metz, Rachel Sheehan, and Kristen Warner.

Valpo Women's Soccer Honored for Work in Classroom

Valparaiso University's women's soccer team has been named a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Henderson and Lytle Earn Second Team All-Horizon League Honors

Valparaiso University's Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) and Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) have both been named Second Team All-Horizon League selections as the conference has announced its postseason honors.

Valpo Women Close Soccer Season with 1-1 Draw

Valparaiso outshot Youngstown State 27-8 and held a 21-1 advantage in corner kick opportunities on Sunday afternoon, but the two sides battled to a 1-1 double-overtime deadlock at Eastgate Field in the 2010 finale for both schools.

Crusaders Fall to Cleveland State

While Valparaiso out-shot Cleveland State on the day, the Vikings scored just before halftime and then added an insurance tally late in the second half as the Crusaders fell, 2-0, Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.

Women's Soccer Set for Final Regular Season Weekend

Valparaiso closes out the 2010 regular season this weekend with a pair of home matches at Eastgate Field. The Crusaders entertain Cleveland State on Friday afternoon before hosting Youngstown State Sunday afternoon on Senior Day.

Late Goal Lifts Wright State Past Crusader Women

A goal by Lauren Patterson with just over 10 minutes to play proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon as Wright State defeated Valparaiso 1-0 at Eastgate Field.

Women's Soccer Returns Home Sunday to Begin Key Closing Stretch

Valparaiso returns home to Eastgate Field on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders begin their final homestand of the 2010 regular season. Valpo hosts Wright State this weekend in a pivotal match with regards to the Horizon League standings and qualifying for the conference tournament.

Valpo and Green Bay Battle to Scoreless Draw

Valparaiso and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay battled each other for 110 minutes on Sunday afternoon at Santaga Stadium in Green Bay, Wis., but neither team could find the back of the net and thus the two sides came away with a scoreless draw in Horizon League action.

Valpo Women Fall at Milwaukee Friday Evening

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored three times in the first half and Valparaiso could not recover on Friday evening as the Panthers defeated the Crusaders 5-0 at Engelmann Field in Milwaukee, Wis.

Women's Soccer Set for Final Regular Season Road Trip

Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time during the regular season this weekend, heading north to Wisconsin for a pair of Horizon League battles. On Friday, the Crusaders will face Milwaukee in a rematch of last year's Horizon League championship match before the Brown and Gold head to Green Bay on Sunday for another pivotal conference contest.

Valpo Earns First League Victory, Tops Butler

Casey Pedersen's (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) penalty kick goal late in the first half proved to be the difference on Sunday as Valparaiso defeated Butler 1-0 at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind. for the Crusaders' first Horizon League victory of the season.

Second Half Goal Lifts Loyola Past Valpo Women

Valparaiso outshot Loyola (Chicago) 18-9 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field, but it was the Ramblers that pushed a goal across midway through the second half on the way to a 1-0 victory over the Crusaders.

Valpo Women Host Loyola, Travel to Butler This Weekend

After four straight matches away from home, Valparaiso makes a brief stop at Eastgate Field on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders host Loyola (Chicago) in Horizon League action. The Brown and Gold then returns to the road on Sunday, heading south to battle longtime instate rival Butler in Indianapolis.

Detroit Spoils Horizon League Opener for Crusader Women

Valparaiso opened its 2010 Horizon League slate on Sunday at Titan Field in Detroit, Mich., but ended up on the short end of a 2-0 setback against the Titans of Detroit.

Valpo Women Close Non-Conference Slate with Draw at Indiana State

Valparaiso's women's soccer team wrapped up the non-conference portion of the 2010 schedule on Friday evening, battling Indiana State to a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind.

Women's Soccer Closes Four-Match Road Trip This Weekend

Valparaiso wraps up its four-game road trip this weekend, beginning Friday evening at Indiana State in the final non-conference match of the season. The Crusaders then head to Detroit to begin the eight-match Horizon League slate on Sunday. Valpo is looking to rebound from back-to-back losses for the first time this season.

Crusaders End Trip to Tennessee with 1-0 Setback at Austin Peay

In the midst of a four-match road trip, Valparaiso wrapped up the Tennessee swing on Sunday afternoon dropping a 1-0 match against Austin Peay at Morgan Brothers Field in Clarksville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt Upends Valpo 2-0

Playing a Southeastern Conference opponent for the first time since 1994, Valparaiso went on the road and dropped a 2-0 decision to Vanderbilt on Friday evening in Nashville, Tenn.

Crusader Women's Soccer Heads to Tennessee

Valparaiso begins its longest road trip of the season this weekend with a trip to the Volunteer State. The Crusaders will battle Vanderbilt on Friday night before traveling to Austin Peay for a Sunday matinee. Valpo will remain on the road for its next four matches, and seven of the next eight overall.

Lytle's Blast Lifts Valpo Past IUPUI

Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) scored the lone goal of the match on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated IUPUI 1-0 at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Women Suffer Season's First Setback in Overtime

Valparaiso rallied from a two-goal second half deficit to force overtime, but Eastern Michigan found the back of the net in sudden death to earn a 3-2 double-overtime victory over the Crusaders on Friday evening at Brown Field.

Women's Soccer Closes Homestand This Weekend with Two Matches

Valparaiso wraps up its three-match homestand this weekend with a pair of contests. The Crusaders will entertain Eastern Michigan on Friday evening under the lights at Brown Field before hosting IUPUI on Sunday out at Eastgate Field.

Valpo and Eastern Kentucky Battle to Nil-Nil Draw

Valparaiso and Eastern Kentucky battled for 110 minutes on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field, but neither team could find the back of the goal and the two sides settled for a 0-0 draw in non-conference action.

Valpo Continues Best Start with Win at IPFW

Valparaiso scored three times in less than 18 minutes spanning both halves on Friday evening as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 4-2 at Hefner Stadium in Fort Wayne, Ind. to improve to 3-0-1 on the season, the best four match start in program history.

Crusaders Look to Build Upon Solid Start

Valparaiso looks to continue its best start in program history on Friday evening, heading across the state of Indiana to battle IPFW. The Crusaders will then return home to Eastgate Field on Sunday afternoon to battle the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky.

Valpo and Evansville Battle to Sunday Afternoon Draw

Valparaiso began its two-match road trip on Sunday afternoon, battling Evansville to a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Black Beauty Field on a warm, breezy day in Evansville, Ind.

Valpo Defeats Eastern Illinois for First 2-0 Start in School History

Lauren Gagnon's (Grand Haven, Mich./Spring Lake H.S.) first collegiate goal just over 10 minutes into the match lifted Valparaiso to a 1-0 victory over Eastern Illinois on Friday evening at Brown Field in the first regular season night game ever played on the Valparaiso University campus. With the victory, the Crusaders also move to 2-0 on the young season for the first time in program history.

Valpo Women Host Eastern Illinois in Home Opener Friday

Valparaiso plays under the lights on campus for the first time in program history on Friday evening as the Crusaders host Eastern Illinois at Brown Field. The Brown and Gold then remains instate on Sunday when Valpo heads to Evansville.

Valpo Women Rally Past UMKC in Season Opener

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) and Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake H.S.) each had a goal and an assist as Valparaiso rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat UMKC 3-2 on Saturday evening in the regular season opener for both teams played at Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field in Kansas City, Mo.

Women's Soccer Heads to UMKC for Saturday's Season Opener

Valparaiso opens the 18th season of women's soccer on Saturday evening as the Crusaders travel to Kansas City, Mo. to battle the Kangaroos of UMKC. The Crusaders are coming off of a trip to the Horizon League championship match in 2009 while the Kangaroos are beginning just their second season of varsity intercollegiate soccer.

Valpo Women Close Exhibition Play with 3-0 Victory over Oakland

Three second half goals propelled Valparaiso to a 3-0 win over Oakland on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up exhibition play at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Women's Soccer Set to Kickoff 18th Season of Intercollegiate Play

Coming off an appearance in the championship match at the Horizon League Women's Soccer Championship last season, confidence is high for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold head into the 2010 season. Head coach John Marovich returns for his third season at the helm of the Crusaders, and returns 13 letterwinners, including eight starters, from last year's team.

Valpo Women's Soccer Tabbed Third in Horizon League Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in third place in the Horizon League's 2010 preseason women's soccer poll according to the voting done by the other conference head coaches.

Valpo Women's Soccer Opens Preseason with Win at Illinois State

Valparaiso's women's soccer team became the first Crusader program to take to the playing field this season, posting a 1-0 victory against Illinois State on Tuesday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field in Normal, Ill.

Crusader Soccer Coaches Earn Contract Extensions

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that women's soccer head coach John Marovich and men's soccer head coach Mike Avery have both agreed to four-year contract extensions to continue at the helms of their respective programs.

Valparaiso's Jackie Kondratko Named Winner of the 2009-2010 Horizon League's Cecil N. Coleman Award

Valparaiso University women's soccer standout Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named the female recipient of the Horizon League's 2009-2010 Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor, Commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone announced Thursday, July 1.