The Valparaiso women's track and field team opened their new home, the Warren G. Hoger Track, on a cold, rainy Saturday and had six athletes capture titles. Hannah Reynard moved up to third place in the 400 meter hurdles too.
Led by sophomore Nick Seitz, who sits in third place individually after 36 holes, the Valparaiso University men’s golf team maintained its hold on fourth place at the Horizon League Championship Saturday and is in a position to move up the team leaderboard during the final round on Sunday. Sophomore Peter Webb is tied for ninth after two rounds as well.
Seven Crusaders enjoyed multi-hit games at the plate while Mario Losi delivered seven innings of one-run ball in a 14-1 walloping of Oakland on Saturday. Freshman Giovanni Garbella drove in a game-high three runs in just his third collegiate start. The Crusaders and Golden Grizzlies will meet in the rubber game Sunday at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT.
The Valpo men's tennis team is one step away from the NCAA Tournament thanks to a 4-1 win over Cleveland State in the semifinals of the Horizon League Championship on Saturday afternoon. Dave Bacalla earned the all-important fourth point after rallying for a 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 2 singles.
Three home runs, including a pair of mammoth blasts from freshman Stephanie Moreno, accounted for all seven of the runs for the Valparaiso University softball team in its nightcap at Detroit on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders took down the Titans, 7-5. Valpo rebounded from a 16-3 loss to Detroit in Saturday’s opener.
Sibil Gill shot a 76 to move up 13 spots on the leader board on day two action at the Horizon League Championship. The Crusaders slashed 15 strokes off their score to move into fourth place heading into the final day of actioin.
The Crusaders scored all six of their runs between the 6th and 8th innings of Friday's opener against Oakland, but 15 hits fueled the Golden Grizzlies in an 8-6 win over Valpo. Nolan Lodden enjoyed his 14th multi-hit game of the season with a 3-for-5 afternoon at the plate.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team sits in fourth place after the opening day of the Horizon League Championship from Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on Friday, just one shot out of third position and within striking distance of the top teams. Sophomore Nick Seitz paced Valpo on Friday with an opening-round 74.
The Valparaiso track and field teams will host the first home meet in over 50 years on Saturday at the new Warren G. Hoger Track at Brown Field. Action gets underway at 10:30 CT with throwing events at Eastgate Field. Jumps will start at Hoger Track and 1:00 pm with running events starting 30 minutes later.
Sophomore Jeffrey Schorsch was named Horizon League Player of the Year; classmate Dave Bacalla was also named First Team All-League as announced by the league office Thursday evening. Schorsch is the first Crusader to earn the distinction since Valparaiso joined the Horizon League, and just the fourth ever to be named a Conference Player of the Year.
For the second time in three years, Valparaiso University men’s golf head coach David Gring was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in a vote of his peers, as the league held its annual awards banquet preceding the league tournament Thursday evening. In addition, the Crusaders placed a pair of golfers on the All-League squad, as sophomores Nick Seitz and Peter Webb earned All-League accolades.
With first place still within reach, the Crusaders head to Michigan to improve upon their 10-7 record in Horizon League play. Dalton Lundeen (3-4, 4.76) will take the ball in Friday's 2:00 pm CT opener in search of his first win away from home. The junior struck out 10 Golden Grizzlies while allowing just one earned run in a complete game effort two weeks ago at Emory G. Bauer Field. Live video is available for all three games.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s golf teams have invaded the Sunshine State, looking to bring home the hardware from the 2015 Horizon League Golf Championships at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. this weekend. Men's golf head coach David Gring and women's golf head coach Mat Blair joined the Valpo Coaches Show prior to their departure to preview the championship event.
A key Horizon League series awaits the Valparaiso University softball program this weekend, as the Crusaders travel to Detroit for a three-game set. Valpo will take on the Titans twice on Saturday and once on Sunday in the penultimate weekend of league play, fighting for a spot in the postseason tournament field.
Sarah Drozdowski was named the Horizon League Female Athlete of the Week on Wednesday following a record-setting performance at the Illini Twilight over the weekend. This is her second time winning the weekly award in the last three weeks.
Sophomore Jeffrey Schorsch was named the Horizon League Men's Tennis Player of the Week Tuesday, following his 2-0 weekend in both singles and doubles play. This is the second straight week a Valparaiso men's tennis player has earned the honor.
Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced on Tuesday a partnership between the team and the #oneValpo initiative with Valparaiso University Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) in support of SALT’s Color 4 a Cause (C4C). The C4C 5K is set for May 2 and the course will run through the Valparaiso University campus.