The Valpo soccer program will host a Nike Soccer Camp June 6-10 on Brown Field, open to girls and boys ages 8-13.
Valpo soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that two more incoming freshmen have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Beacon soccer program for the 2022 season. Kennedy Hill and Kylie Schiemann join the trio who signed in November to give the Beacons five incoming freshmen this fall.
Valpo soccer head coach John Marovich was one of eight inductees into the Andrean High School Sports Hall of Fame late last month, recognizing the success he enjoyed while building the 59ers’ girls soccer program, highlighted by a state championship match appearance.
Valpo soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that Aulani Fernandez has joined the program as a volunteer assistant coach. Fernandez brings three years of collegiate coaching experience to her new position.
Valpo soccer junior Kiley Dugan (Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford) added another accolade to her haul this season on Thursday morning, as she was named a Second Team Scholar All-North/Central Region honoree by United Soccer Coaches.
The Valpo women’s soccer program was well-represented as United Soccer Coaches released its All-Midwest Region Teams on Monday afternoon. Junior Kiley Dugan (Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford) and sophomore Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) were Second Team All-Region honorees, while sophomore Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) was a Third Team All-Region selection.
The Valpo soccer team had three players earn accolades from the Missouri Valley Conference as the conference announced its Scholar-Athlete teams Wednesday afternoon. Junior Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) and sophomore Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) were named to the Scholar-Athlete First Team, while sophomore Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) earned a spot on the Honorable Mention Team.
Valpo soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that three members of the high school Class of 2022 — Sarah Epstein, Molly O’Rear and Kate Sheridan — have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Beacons’ program as freshmen for the 2022 season.
A pair of players represented Valpo on the Missouri Valley Conference women’s soccer All-Tournament Team when the tournament concluded on Sunday, as senior Morgen Metzger (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) and junior Kiley Dugan (Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford) picked up honors for their performance in Friday’s semifinal match.
The Valpo soccer team saw its 2021 season come to an end in heartbreaking fashion Friday evening in Chicago, Ill., as the second-seeded Beacons fell to sixth-seeded Evansville 2-1 in the MVC Tournament semifinals on a golden goal from the Purple Aces in the 104th minute.
Valpo soccer sophomore goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) earned Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year honors for the second time in as many seasons and was joined on the First Team All-MVC by sophomore forward Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel), highlighting a total of eight Beacons who raked in postseason honors Thursday evening as the MVC announced the awards.
The second season begins for the Valpo soccer team on Friday afternoon, as after earning a first-round bye in the MVC Tournament, the second-seeded Beacons will kick off the first tournament semifinal against sixth-seeded Evansville at 3 p.m. Valpo is in search of its first MVC Tournament title in program history.
The Valpo soccer team traveled to Chicago Thursday for a showdown with Loyola for the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship, but the host Ramblers prevailed 5-0 to earn the regular season title. Despite the loss, Valpo earned the number two seed for the upcoming MVC Tournament and has a bye to the tournament semifinals.
As Valpo soccer junior Nicole Norfolk puts it, you usually only see a center back subbed off the field during a game if they make a bad mistake. It’s safe to say Norfolk hasn’t made too many of those in her time at Valpo.
Everything is on the line Thursday afternoon in Rogers Park. Valpo makes the trip to Chicago tied with Loyola in the MVC standings, with the winner claiming the conference regular season title, while a draw means the two squads would share top billing atop the final table. Valpo is in search of its first team championship since joining the Valley.
Valpo sophomore forward Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season after scoring both of the Beacons’ goals in their 2-1 win over Evansville on Saturday night.
It was a victorious ending to the regular season home schedule at Brown Field Saturday night for the Valpo soccer team, as sophomore Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) scored a brace which held up for a 2-1 victory over visiting Evansville. The victory extended the Beacons’ unbeaten streak to nine consecutive matches and gave the team its 10th win of the season.
The Valpo soccer team closes out the fall 2021 home regular season slate on Saturday night as it hosts Evansville at Brown Field. While a top-two spot in the MVC regular season standings is already secured, the Beacons will be looking for their 10th win of the season and to extend their unbeaten streak to nine consecutive matches.
For the second time this season, Valpo soccer sophomore goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week, this time after backstopping the Beacons to a pair of clean sheets last week.
While the Valpo soccer team saw its seven-match winning streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field, the Beacons’ strong defensive work helped them see out all 110 minutes of the match in a 0-0 draw with UNI. The one point that comes with the draw gives Valpo 16 points with two matches left in MVC play and clinched a top-two regular season finish and the corresponding bye to the conference tournament semifinals.
With seven wins in a row under its belt and a spot in the top-four in the MVC standings secured, the Valpo soccer team sets its sight on the next goal when it steps on Brown Field Sunday to take on UNI. The Beacons will earn a first-round bye and clinch a top-two finish in the Valley with a win or a draw against the Panthers.
The perfect run through the Missouri Valley Conference slate continued Wednesday night for the Valpo soccer team, as a 72nd-minute goal from sophomore Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) directly from a corner kick stood up as the match-winner as the Beacons defeated Drake by a 1-0 final Wednesday in Des Moines. The win — Valpo’s seventh in a row — was the program’s first-ever victory over the Bulldogs and improved the team to 5-0-0 in MVC play.
The plaudits continue to roll in for the Valpo soccer program this fall, as freshman Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) was named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday. Joiner becomes the seventh different Beacon to earn weekly honors from the conference office this season.
It was only appropriate that, on a night when the Valpo soccer program honored its five seniors on Senior Night at Brown Field, the Beacons found the back of the net five times in a 5-0 win over Cornell College Saturday. The win, Valpo’s sixth in a row, featured the first career goals for seniors Alexis Gaffney (Broomfield, Colo./Legacy) and Morgen Metzger (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc).
Winners of five consecutive matches and through the first half of the MVC slate with a perfect record, the Valpo soccer team briefly steps away from conference action on Saturday night as it holds its Senior Night at Brown Field, welcoming Cornell College. The return to Valley play comes next Wednesday with a visit to Drake.
After backstopping the Valpo defense to a pair of victories last week, surrendering just one goal over two matches, Valpo soccer sophomore goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) was selected Monday as the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Make it five wins in a row as the Valpo soccer team continued its perfect start to Missouri Valley Conference play on Sunday in Springfield, Mo., getting early goals from Lindsey DuSatko (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) and Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) in a 2-1 win at Missouri State to improve its conference record to 4-0-0.
Winners of four in a row, the Valpo soccer team takes aim at a fifth consecutive victory and the continuation of its perfect start to Missouri Valley Conference play on Sunday afternoon as the Beacons play at Missouri State. Sunday’s match marks the midway point of the conference schedule.
A strong run of recent form from Valpo soccer freshman Dana Fish (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North) continued on Wednesday night at Brown Field, as the rookie hit the back of the net in the 75th minute to break a scoreless tie for the eventual match-winning goal in the Beacons’ 2-0 victory over Southern Illinois. The win, Valpo’s fourth in a row, keeps the team perfect in MVC play so far this season.
With six points already in its back pocket from the first two games of the MVC schedule, the Valpo soccer team looks to make it nine points from three matches Wednesday evening as it welcomes Southern Illinois to Brown Field.
Two of the three players who teamed up to produce the golden goal in the Valpo soccer win at Indiana State on Friday were honored with weekly awards from the Missouri Valley Conference office this afternoon. Sophomore Lindsey DuSatko (Plainfield, Ill./North) was named the MVC Player of the Week and junior Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) picked up the MVC Defensive Player of the Week accolade.
Extra time in Terre Haute. Last spring, it was the MVC Tournament semifinal match. Today, it was a regular season matchup. In any case, the result was the same — a golden goal from sophomore Lindsey DuSatko (Plainfield, Ill./North) to give the Valpo soccer team a victory at Indiana State. Friday’s match-winner gave the Beacons all six points from their first two MVC matches of the season.
Having gotten Missouri Valley Conference play off to a strong start with a win in its conference opener, the Valpo soccer team looks to make it six points over its first two matches on Friday evening when the Beacons make their first road trip of the Valley slate to Indiana State.
For the second time this year, the Valpo soccer program has seen one of its rookies earn the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week accolade, as Dana Fish (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North) was named the Freshman of the Week after scoring the match-winner for the Beacons in their MVC opener.
In an exciting, up-and-down battle which saw both teams have multiple quality chances Friday evening at Brown Field, it was a late goal from freshman Dana Fish (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan) which was the difference maker, as the 83rd-minute header gave Valpo a 1-0 victory over Illinois State as the Beacons claimed three points in the MVC opener for both sides.
Valpo soccer junior Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) was recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference on Wednesday as a featured student-athlete in the latest edition of the conference's Scholar-Athlete Spotlight.
After eight nonconference games over a span of 25 days, the Valpo soccer team opens up Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend as it welcomes Illinois State to Brown Field. Valpo enters MVC action coming off of a three-goal win over Chicago State this past Sunday.
The Valpo soccer team closed out pre-conference action in style Sunday evening at the SeatGeek Stadium Turf Field in Bridgeview, Ill., putting together a dominant all-around performance in a 3-0 win over host Chicago State.
The Valpo soccer team got an immediate response following visiting Western Illinois’ second goal on Friday evening at Brown Field, scoring just 16 seconds after play resumed to make it a one-goal game, but was unable to complete the comeback as the Leathernecks earned a 2-1 victory.
One final weekend of pre-conference action awaits Valpo before the MVC slate gets under way. The Beacons close out a three-match homestand on Brown Field Friday evening against Western Illinois before heading up to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Ill. to take on Chicago State Sunday afternoon.
The Valpo soccer team put together a dominant overall team performance Sunday afternoon at Brown Field, rolling to a 3-0 victory over visiting St. Bonaventure. Freshman Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) made her first collegiate goal the match-winning tally as she found the back of the net in the 13th minute.
Playing under the lights at Brown Field Friday evening, the Valpo soccer team controlled much of the match against visiting Northern Illinois and had more high-percentage opportunities, but in the end, it was an 86th-minute goal for the Huskies which sent the Beacons to a 1-0 defeat.
Valpo returns home to Brown Field for a pair of matches this weekend as nonconference play continues, hosting Northern Illinois on Friday night and St. Bonaventure on Sunday afternoon.
Following a 1-0-1 road trip to western Pennsylvania, the Valpo soccer team picked up a pair of pieces of hardware from the Missouri Valley Conference office on Monday. Sophomore Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) was tabbed the MVC Player of the Week, while freshman Abby White (Commerce Township, Mich./Walled Lake Central) earned the conference’s Freshman of the Week award.
A one-goal deficit in the second half proved to be no problem for the Valpo soccer team Sunday afternoon in Moon Township, Pa., as a pair of Beacons — junior Abbey Hillman (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central [Loyola]) and freshman Abby White (Commerce Township, Mich./Walled Lake Central) — scored their respective first collegiate goals to propel Valpo to the 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Robert Morris.
The Valpo soccer team showed its ability to bounce back from adversity Friday evening on the road against Duquesne as pre-conference play continued, as after the Dukes had scored back-to-back second-half goals to turn a 1-0 halftime scoreline into a 2-1 lead, the Beacons regrouped and eventually took advantage of a wonderfully struck free kick from sophomore Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) to equalize the match in what turned out to be a 2-2 draw. James scored both of Valpo’s goals in the tie for her first career brace.
The second weekend of regular season action features Valpo’s lone multi-match road trip of the 2021 campaign, as the Beacons head to western Pennsylvania to take on Duquesne Friday evening and Robert Morris Sunday afternoon.
The Valpo soccer team took to the turf of Brown Field for the first of nine times this season Sunday afternoon, but after the Beacons responded to an early Ball State goal with a goal of their own, the Cardinals found the back of the net twice more as Valpo fell by a 3-1 final.
Coming off one of the best defensive seasons in program history, the Valpo soccer team opened the fall 2021 campaign with another strong defensive effort Thursday evening in Bloomington, holding host Indiana off the board for the first three-quarters of the match before the Hoosiers struck for the match’s lone goal in the 70th minute for a 1-0 final.
Fresh off its best season since the 2014 campaign, the Valpo soccer team opens up its 29th season of competition with a pair of non-conference matches this week. Valpo will test itself in the opener Thursday night at Indiana before kicking off the home schedule at Brown Field Sunday versus Ball State.
Coming off of its best season since 2014, the Valpo soccer program has been chosen to finish in fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference this fall in preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches. In addition, three returnees represent the Beacons on the preseason All-MVC squads, including a pair of First Team honorees.
Valpo soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that Brianne Barnes has joined the program entering the fall 2021 season as an assistant coach. Barnes brings a decade of collegiate coaching experience with her to Valpo.
Fresh off a spring campaign which saw the program make a run to the MVC championship match, the Valpo soccer team unveiled its schedule for the fall 2021 season Friday afternoon — a slate which features nine regular season home matches on Brown Field and a pair of road matches at professional parks.
Make room for one more award in the trophy case for Keegan Maris (Batavia, Ill./Batavia), as the Valpo soccer standout was honored Monday for her excellence both on the field and in the classroom as a CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American. Maris was one of just 33 D-I student-athletes to pick up Academic All-American honors this season.
Three Valparaiso University student-athletes were recognized on Tuesday as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its 2020-2021 State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Awards.