Valpo soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that Eve Miller, a 5’9” defender out of Slippery Rock, Pa., has signed a letter of agreement and will join the Valpo soccer program as a freshman in the fall of 2023.
Valpo soccer head coach John Marovich announced today the Beacons have added two more players to their squad in advance of the fall 2023 campaign. Aubrey Ramey has enrolled at Valpo for the spring semester after playing the last three seasons at DePaul, while England native Daisy Boardman will come across the pond to join the program this coming fall as a freshman.
The date is Thursday, Nov. 3 and the hour is late, and somewhere on the Valparaiso University campus there is a high-achieving student – a member of Christ College, Valpo’s honors college – putting the finishing touches on a class assignment.
Valpo soccer senior Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) raked in yet another award recognizing her excellence in the classroom and on the field, as she earned a spot on the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team.
Outside back Emma Paraskos has signed with the Valpo soccer program and will join the Beacons as a freshman for the 2023 campaign, announced Valpo head coach John Marovich.
Valpo soccer senior back Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) picked up yet another accolade on Wednesday for her defensive work for the Beacons, as she was tabbed a Third Team All-Midwest Region honoree by United Soccer Coaches.
Five Valpo soccer players earned honors based on both athletic and academic excellence on Tuesday afternoon from the Missouri Valley Conference. The Beacons placed a conference-best four players on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team — Allie Anderson, Nikki Coryell¸ Abbey Hillman and Nicole Norfolk — while Addy Joiner was named an MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention selection.
The Valpo soccer program had six players recognized as Academic All-District honorees as College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) released its women’s soccer Academic All-District roll on Tuesday.
Valpo soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that six high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Beacons’ program as freshmen in the fall of 2023.
Valpo soccer seniors Allie Anderson (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South [Xavier]) and Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) represented the Beacons on the MVC All-Tournament Team, as announced at the tournament’s conclusion on Sunday afternoon.
Backed by a large, boisterous crowd at Brown Field Thursday evening, the Valpo soccer team took to the pitch for the second semifinal of the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Championship against Murray State with high hopes. But a 13th-minute goal from the Racers’ Mary Hardy proved to be the difference maker, as despite 22 shot attempts, the Beacons were unable to find an equalizer, falling 1-0 to Murray State to end their season.
Valpo soccer junior goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) became the first player in Missouri Valley Conference history to be a three-time MVC Goalkeeper of the Year and the Beacons’ coaching staff — led by head coach John Marovich — was honored as the Valley’s Coaching Staff of the Year as the conference postseason awards were handed out Wednesday evening at the annual awards banquet, held this year in the Harre Union.
The Valpo soccer program will host the final two rounds of the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Brown Field on Thursday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 6. In addition, Valparaiso University will hold a pep rally Wednesday morning, Nov. 2 to celebrate the soccer program’s success so far this season and build the excitement heading into the tournament.
After claiming a historic MVC regular season title, the Valpo soccer team will host the semifinals and title match of the 2022 MVC Women’s Soccer Championship at Brown Field this week. First up for the Beacons is a semifinal matchup against eighth-seeded Murray State at 6 p.m. Thursday evening.
Valpo soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show to discuss the emotions of Sunday's title win, the process which has brought the program to this point & the resolve of this season's group to stay the course and earn the championship.
It was a dream Sunday for the Valpo soccer team and Valpo Athletics, as the Beacons took care of their business with a 4-1 win on Brown Field over Indiana State in the regular season finale. Minutes after Valpo’s win ended, the score went final in Normal, Ill. — a 4-2 Illinois State win over Missouri State which made the Beacons outright MVC regular season champions. The conference title is Valpo’s first in any team sport since joining the Valley.
In a battle between two of the top sides in the Missouri Valley Conference Thursday evening at Brown Field, the Valpo soccer team took less than six minutes to equalize the match after Southern Illinois had taken the lead in the second half as the night ended with a 1-1 draw. The result leaves the Beacons with an opportunity to potentially win the MVC regular season title on Sunday.
The Valpo soccer team has it all to play for this week as it closes out the regular season, and will do so within the friendly confines of Brown Field. The Beacons take on Southern Illinois Thursday night and Indiana State Sunday afternoon in control of their own destiny, as a pair of victories guarantees them no worse than a share of the MVC regular season title.
For the second time this season, Valpo soccer sophomore Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) has been named MVC Offensive Player of the Week after finding the back of the net in both of the Beacons’ road wins last weekend.
For the second straight match, the Valpo soccer team fell behind, and for the second straight match, the Beacons overcame the deficit, scoring twice after conceding the opener to come from behind for a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon at Murray State. With the victory, Valpo keeps pace with MVC-leading Missouri State at the top of the table.
The Valpo soccer team put together a gritty performance on the road Thursday to come away victorious, overcoming injury and an early one-goal deficit with a pair of goals in the second half to earn a 2-1 victory at MVC newcomer Belmont. The win keeps Valpo within striking distance of Missouri State atop the conference standings.
With just four matches left on the docket, the Valpo soccer team will head on the road for the final time in the regular season as the Beacons battle for a spot atop the MVC standings. Valpo begins the two-match stretch away from home Thursday at Belmont before moving on to play at Murray State on Sunday.
The awards continue to roll in this season for the Valpo soccer program, as the Beacons claimed yet another weekly award from the Missouri Valley Conference office on Monday. This time, it was senior right back Abbey Hillman (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central [Loyola]) who was honored as the MVC Defensive Player of the Week.
The Valpo soccer team continued its strong run in Missouri Valley Conference play on Sunday, scoring twice in the first half to take control of an eventual 3-0 win over visiting Evansville at Brown Field. The clean sheet — Valpo’s fifth in six MVC fixtures this year — was the 19th in the career of junior goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley), moving her into the top-10 in MVC history in the category.
The Valpo soccer team posted its fourth clean sheet in five conference matches on Thursday evening as the Beacons played to a 0-0 draw at Illinois State in Normal, Ill.
The Valpo soccer team looks to bounce back from its first defeat in conference play as it faces a pair of MVC fixtures this week. The Beacons play a second straight match away from home on Thursday evening as they head to Illinois State before returning to Brown Field on Sunday to take on Evansville.
The Valpo soccer team dropped points for the first time since starting Missouri Valley Conference play on Sunday in Springfield, Mo., as host Missouri State scored early in the second half for the deciding tally in a 1-0 final.
Winners of each of its first three MVC matches, the Valpo soccer team finds itself in an early battle for the top of the table on Sunday afternoon as the Beacons make the journey to Springfield, Mo. to face off with Missouri State.
Following a week in which Valpo won a pair of Missouri Valley Conference matches to move alone atop the MVC standings, the Beacons were rewarded on Monday with three of the Valley’s four weekly awards. Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) was named Offensive Player of the Week, Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week and Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) earned Goalkeeper of the Week recognition.
The Valpo soccer team made it three wins in as many matches to start Missouri Valley Conference action this season, earning a 2-0 win on Brown Field over Drake Sunday.
With the Valpo soccer team putting up the attacking numbers they have so far this season, it was only a matter of time before those chances turned into goals, and the floodgates opened on Thursday night at Brown Field as the Beacons put away three goals in the first half en route to a 4-0 victory over MVC newcomer UIC.
Valpo soccer freshman Molly O’Rear (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week after connecting on the match-winning goal last Saturday at UNI.
Fresh off earning all three points in its conference opener, the Valpo soccer team returns home to Brown Field for a pair of MVC fixtures over a span of four days. The Beacons will welcome MVC newcomer UIC to town Thursday night before turning around to host Drake on Sunday afternoon.
Valpo soccer freshman Molly O’Rear (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) made her first collegiate goal a memorable one on Saturday, as she struck for an 87th-minute goal in the Beacons’ MVC opener at UNI to give Valpo a 1-0 win over the host Panthers.
The Valpo soccer team opens the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference slate this weekend, heading west to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on UNI Saturday afternoon.
The Valpo soccer program honored the members of its senior class on Sunday prior to the final nonconference home match of the season, but when play began, visiting Bowling Green spoiled the Senior Day fun as the Falcons claimed a 3-0 victory.
Despite dominating the box score, the Valpo soccer team was unable to come away victorious in nonconference action Friday night at Brown Field, falling 1-0 to visiting Purdue Fort Wayne on a goal in the 65th minute.
The Valpo soccer program has one last weekend to prepare for MVC play, closing out the nonconference portion of the schedule with home matches Friday versus Purdue Fort Wayne and Sunday versus Bowling Green. The latter match will serve as the team’s Senior Day, as the Beacons will recognize their senior class prior to the game.
The Valpo soccer team dropped its final nonconference road match of the season Sunday afternoon, coming out on the short end of a 3-0 decision at Ball State.
Despite having much the better of the stat line, the Valpo soccer team was unable to come away with the result Friday evening at Brown Field against Chicago State, as the Cougars took advantage of a penalty kick in the 88th minute for the deciding goal of the 2-1 final score.
Halfway through the non-conference slate, the Valpo soccer team makes a stop back at Brown Field for a home match Friday evening against Chicago State before a quick road trip to Muncie for a Sunday afternoon showdown against Ball State.
On a hot summer afternoon in Greeley, Colo., the Valpo soccer team took the lead over Northern Colorado on Sunday late in the first half on a goal from sophomore Dana Fish (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North). But the Bears countered with a goal of their own early in the second half to complete the scoring as the Beacons came away from the back half of their road trip with a 1-1 draw.
Facing its first nationally-ranked opponent in seven years, the Valpo soccer team settled in after a tough start to the match, but the Beacons were unable to make any headway in the scoreline as #25 Colorado earned a 3-0 victory on Friday afternoon in Boulder, Colo.
With an unbeaten weekend of action behind it to open the 2022 campaign, the Valpo soccer team faces a challenging weekend upcoming as it heads west to the Centennial State. The Beacons will take on Pac-12 foe Colorado on Friday evening before turning around to play at Northern Colorado on Sunday afternoon.
It might be a new season, but it’s the same Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) in goal for the Valpo soccer team. The two-time reigning Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after posting a pair of clean sheets to open the 2022 campaign.
It was a simple formula for a Valpo soccer victory in the Beacons’ home opener Sunday — a goal in the 74th minute from senior Kiley Dugan (Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford) plus another clean sheet from the Valpo defense equaled a 1-0 win over Youngstown State at Brown Field.
Despite being the more dangerous side for most of the match, the Valpo soccer team found itself in need of a lunging save in the final seconds from two-time MVC Goalkeeper of the Year Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) to preserve a 0-0 draw in the Beacons’ season opener Thursday afternoon at Eastern Illinois.
The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has welcomed Chris Peterson to its staff as a sports performance assistant. Peterson will serve as the strength & conditioning coach for the soccer and women’s golf programs in addition to assisting with football strength & conditioning efforts.
The Beacons kick off the 30th season of Valpo soccer this week with a pair of matches. Valpo opens the regular season on Thursday afternoon at Eastern Illinois before coming home to Brown Field for the home opener Sunday afternoon versus Youngstown State.
For the first time since joining the Missouri Valley Conference, a Valpo team will be the hunted rather than the hunter. The conference released its preseason women’s soccer poll Tuesday morning, and by a wide margin, Valpo is picked to finish atop the MVC standings. The Beacons gathered eight out of 11 possible first-place votes and were 22 points clear of second-placed Indiana State as they became the first Valpo program to top an MVC preseason poll.
Valpo junior Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) has been recognized as a Player to Watch entering the 2022 soccer campaign by United Soccer Coaches, as the organization released its list of forwards on Tuesday.
Valpo senior Kiley Dugan (Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford) has been recognized as a Player to Watch entering the 2022 soccer campaign by United Soccer Coaches, as the organization released its list of midfielders on Friday.
The Valpo soccer program continues to excel academically and was honored for its success in that realm once again this week, as the Beacons received the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for their performance in the classroom during the 2021-22 academic year.
The Valpo soccer program announced its schedule for the upcoming fall 2022 campaign on Thursday, a slate which includes nine regular season home matches on Brown Field. The Beacons return 20 letterwinners, including nine starters, from last year’s squad which finished as MVC regular season runner-up.