Valpo soccer fifth-year center back Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) scored yet another accolade to add to her career tally on Tuesday, as she was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region Second Team.
The Valpo soccer program had six players recognized as Academic All-District honorees as College Sports Communicators released its women’s soccer Academic All-District roll on Tuesday.
With one Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and one MVC Tournament title under its belt over the last two years, the Valpo soccer program looks to the next class of incoming freshmen to continue the championship tradition, as the Beacons will welcome nine newcomers to the program next fall.
The Valpo soccer team was represented by four players as the Missouri Valley Conference released its Scholar-Athlete Teams on Friday.
Buoyed by tremendous fan support from a large contingent, the Valpo soccer team brought a valiant battle to the pitch Saturday evening in first-round NCAA Tournament action at #9 Notre Dame, as the match was deadlocked past halftime before the Fighting Irish scored a pair of second-half goals for a 2-0 victory over the Beacons. The loss ends Valpo’s tremendous season with an 11-6-6 overall record.
The Valpo soccer team is heading to the NCAA Tournament, playing at Notre Dame in first-round action Saturday evening at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT.
Valpo soccer senior goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) added yet another prestigious honor to her long list of collegiate accolades on Wednesday, as she was named United Soccer Coaches Division I Women’s National Player of the Week for her efforts in the Beacons’ final two matches of the MVC Tournament.
After a dramatic run to claim the 2023 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship last weekend, the Valpo soccer team heads to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history. The Beacons open NCAA play Saturday evening at #9 Notre Dame, the third seed in the region.
We're joined on a special edition of the Valpo Coaches Show by head coach John Marovich of the NCAA Tournament-bound Valpo Soccer program! Coach Marovich takes us through the journey of the season and the MVC Tournament, and looks ahead to Notre Dame on Saturday.
The Valpo soccer team will make the short trip east along the Indiana Toll Road to start off the NCAA Tournament, as the Beacons learned Monday afternoon they will play at #9 Notre Dame in first-round action. The match at Notre Dame’s Alumni Stadium will kick off at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT Saturday, Nov. 11.
The Valparaiso University soccer team is heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014, as the Beacons defeated top-seeded Drake 1-0 in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday afternoon to win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
The Valpo soccer team is heading to the championship match of the 2023 MVC Tournament after a dramatic win in extra time Thursday afternoon in tournament semifinal action over Missouri State, as Abby White (Commerce Township, Mich./Walled Lake Central) scored directly from a corner kick in the 97th minute for the deciding tally in the Beacons’ 1-0 victory. Valpo will take the field in Des Moines, Iowa at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon looking to win the tournament title and earn the MVC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The Valpo soccer program had six players recognized on Wednesday evening at the Missouri Valley Conference’s tournament banquet with MVC postseason awards, highlighted by the selection of fifth-year center back Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) to the All-MVC First Team.
With two tournament wins already under its belt, the Valpo soccer team heads to Des Moines this weekend with its sights set on the first Valley tournament championship in program history. The sixth-seeded Beacons will face second-seeded Missouri State in semifinal action Thursday afternoon, and would take on either top-seeded Drake or fourth-seeded UIC in a potential title match Sunday afternoon.
The Valpo soccer team continued its march through the 2023 MVC Tournament on Sunday afternoon, as a goal from Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) approaching the midway point of the second half was the difference in the sixth-seeded Beacons’ 1-0 second-round win over third-seeded UNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa. With the victory, Valpo advances to take on second-seeded Missouri State in semifinal action from Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday afternoon.
The Valpo soccer team lives to play at least another 90 minutes this season, as the sixth-seeded Beacons took the lead on seventh-seeded Belmont Thursday afternoon in the eighth minute and kept the Bruins off the board the rest of the way to earn a 1-0 victory in the first round of the MVC Tournament. With the win, Valpo advances to play third-seeded UNI in second-round action Sunday afternoon.
The postseason begins for the Valpo soccer team in the Hawkeye State this week, as the sixth-seeded Beacons take on seventh-seeded Belmont in first-round action in the MVC Tournament Thursday afternoon in Cedar Falls, Iowa. With a win on Thursday, Valpo would advance to a second-round matchup against third-seeded UNI Sunday afternoon.
The regular season came to a close for the Valpo soccer team Sunday afternoon in Chicago, Ill., as host UIC used a second-half goal to earn a 1-0 win. The Beacons will be the sixth seed for the upcoming Missouri Valley Conference tournament and will open tournament play at UNI against seventh-seeded Belmont Thursday afternoon.
The Valpo soccer team secured its berth in the upcoming Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday evening, scoring a pair of second-half goals on a rainy night at Brown Field to defeat UNI, 2-0. Fifth-year center back Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) had a dream night, setting program records for career matches played and matches started and then eventually scoring the match-winning goal.
A lot is on the line this week for the Valpo soccer team as the regular season comes to its conclusion. The Beacons host UNI in their final home match on Thursday evening before closing out the regular season slate on Sunday afternoon at UIC.
The Valpo soccer team celebrated the six members of its senior class on Senior Day prior to its match on Sunday afternoon, but once the contest got underway, visiting Belmont spoiled the festivities with a pair of goals late in the first half that were the difference in a 2-0 Bruins victory.
The Valpo soccer team earned a big three points to move up the Missouri Valley Conference standings Thursday evening, as the Beacons came away with a 2-1 victory at Southern Illinois.
The regular season is hitting the home stretch, and the Valpo soccer team has a pair of key matches on the docket this week. The Beacons play at Southern Illinois on Thursday evening before returning home to Brown Field for Senior Day Sunday afternoon versus Belmont.
The Valpo soccer team took a one-goal lead into halftime Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa, thanks to the first collegiate goal from junior Peyton Evans (Parker, Colo./Legend), but host Drake came from behind with a pair of second-half goals to hand the Beacons a 2-1 defeat and snap Valpo’s seven-match unbeaten streak.
The Valpo soccer team remained unbeaten as it hit the halfway mark of the MVC schedule on Thursday evening, as a physical contest with visiting Illinois State under the Brown Field lights ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Valley schedule rolls past the halfway mark this week for the Valpo soccer team with two more conference matches. The Beacons close out a three-match homestand on Thursday evening at Brown Field as they host Illinois State, followed by a road trip to Des Moines to face Drake.
For the second time in conference play, the Valpo soccer team struck for the opening goal of a match in the second minute, but this time, visiting Murray State responded almost immediately, and despite quality scoring chances both ways, neither side could break the deadlock as the matchup ended in a 1-1 draw.
The matchup of the top two teams in the MVC preseason poll failed to disappoint on Thursday night at Brown Field, as the Valpo soccer team battled Missouri State to a 0-0 draw. With the result, the Beacons are unbeaten in their first three Valley matches of the season.
With four points under its belt after two MVC road matches, the Valpo soccer team returns home to Brown Field for the first time in nearly a month this week for a pair of fixtures. It’s a battle of defending champions Thursday evening as the Beacons face 2022 MVC Tournament champion Missouri State, while Sunday afternoon’s matchup is against the Murray State program which knocked Valpo out of last year’s conference tournament.
Senior Chase Ray (Bellevue, Ohio/Bellevue) scored one of the quickest goals to open a match in program history, finding the back of the net 72 seconds into Sunday’s MVC match at Indiana State, and junior Sam Gountounas (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) added another tally midway through the first half as the Valpo soccer team came away with three road points courtesy of a 2-0 win over the Sycamores.
Coming off an 11-day layoff from competition and facing an early deficit, the Valpo soccer team battled back through a set-piece goal from senior Chase Ray (Bellevue, Ohio/Bellevue) to level the match at Evansville, but despite enjoying the better of the second half, the Beacons were unable to pull ahead as Thursday night’s fixture ended in a 1-1 draw.
The road to defending the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship begins this weekend for Valpo, as the Beacons open Valley play with a pair of road matches against their in-state foes: Thursday evening at Evansville and Sunday afternoon at Indiana State.
Fifth-year midfielder Allie Anderson (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South [Xavier]) made sure that the Valpo soccer team would not end nonconference play on a losing note Sunday afternoon, finding the back of the net in the 86th minute to give the Beacons a 1-1 draw at Eastern Michigan.
On the front foot most of the match with a strong overall team performance, the Valpo soccer team found a big breakthrough midway through the second half Friday evening at Youngstown State, scoring twice within a 76-second stretch for a 2-0 victory over the Penguins in the Beacons’ penultimate nonconference match of the season.
Valpo soccer junior forward Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) has been tabbed the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week following her hat trick in the Beacons’ victory over Chicago State last Thursday.
It’s the final weekend of nonconference action for Valpo soccer this weekend, as the Beacons head east. First up is a matchup at former conference rival Youngstown State Friday night, followed by a stop on the way back Sunday afternoon for a fixture at Eastern Michigan.
A goal midway through the first half proved to be the difference Sunday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind., as the Valpo soccer team fell 1-0 at Purdue Fort Wayne to kick off a stretch of five consecutive road matches.
Valpo soccer junior forward Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) recorded the eighth hat trick in program history on Thursday evening on Brown Field, leading the charge as the Beacons took down Chicago State by a 5-1 final.
Revenge is on the mind for the Valpo soccer program this week, as the Beacons face a pair of opponents they fell to last season. The Beacons will make a brief stop back at Brown Field for the final home fixture of the nonconference slate as Chicago State stops by Thursday evening. Valpo then heads to Purdue Fort Wayne for a Sunday afternoon kickoff.
The Valpo soccer team closed its weekend with a gritty performance Sunday afternoon in Lexington, Ky., battling SEC foe Kentucky to a 1-1 draw. Junior Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) provided the goal nearing the midway point of the first half, while senior goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) secured the tie with a stellar save late in the second half.
The Valpo soccer team suffered its first defeat of the 2023 campaign on Thursday evening in West Lafayette, Ind., falling to Big Ten foe Purdue, 4-1.
After starting the 2023 campaign with a pair of victories on opening weekend, the Valpo soccer team hits the road for the first time in the regular season to take on a pair of Power Five foes. The road trip starts Thursday evening at Purdue before continuing on to Kentucky Sunday afternoon.
Valpo soccer midfielder Allie Anderson (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South [Xavier]) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week after being involved in all three of the Beacons’ goals on opening weekend, helping Valpo earn a pair of victories.
The Valpo soccer team made it two victories in as many matches to open the 2023 campaign on Sunday afternoon at a steamy Brown Field with a 1-0 win over Northern Illinois, courtesy of a header in the 61st minute from Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels). Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) posted her 20th career clean sheet in goal, moving her into a tie for second place in program history.
The Valpo soccer team put together a dominating performance on Brown Field Thursday evening in its season-opening matchup with Eastern Illinois, with goals by Sam Gountounas (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) and Allie Anderson (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South [Xavier]) helping to give the Beacons a 2-1 victory over the visiting Panthers.
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 2022-23 academic year.
Coming off of winning the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship, the Beacons kick off the 31st season of Valpo soccer this weekend with a pair of home matches on Brown Field. The year opens with a matchup against Eastern Illinois Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon brings Northern Illinois to town for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Coming off of the first Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship in program history, the Valpo soccer team has been picked to finish in second place in the Valley in 2023, according to preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches. Four Beacons earned preseason All-Valley distinction as well, including a trio of First Team honorees — Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley), Lindsey DuSatko (Plainfield, Ill./North) and Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels).
The reigning Missouri Valley Conference regular season soccer champions open the 2023 season next month, as the Valpo soccer program unveiled its schedule for the upcoming campaign — a slate which features eight home matches — on Friday.