Valparaiso women’s soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that Alex Boehm has joined the Crusader program as a graduate assistant for the 2015 season. Boehm, who spent the last two seasons starting at goalkeeper at Wyoming, will work primarily with the Valpo goalkeepers.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf program has been named an All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America for the fifth straight year, the GCAA announced this week. In addition, the Crusaders were honored with President’s Special Recognition status for the fourth consecutive season, as they were one of just 10 Division I programs to post a cumulative team GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Valparaiso University announced Thursday afternoon that the NCAA has granted men’s basketball center Vashil Fernandez a fourth season of athletic eligibility. Fernandez, the reigning Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year, will return to Valpo for his final season as a Crusader in 2015-16.
The Valparaiso University volleyball program received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 academic year, as announced by the AVCA this week. It marks the 10th time in the last 12 seasons that the Crusaders have earned the award.
One of the pillars of a vastly-improved Valpo defense received accolades as the Pioneer Football League announced its preseason awards Wednesday morning. Senior Alex Green was named to the preseason All-PFL linebackers corps following his 108-tackle campaign in 2014.
The Crusaders are projected to finish 9th in the Pioneer Football League this season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches. San Diego (89 pts.) is expected to defend its crown, but Dayton (87 pts.) and Drake (86 pts.) are anticipated to round out a highly-competitive podium.
Three Valparaiso men’s golfers were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced this year's honorees this week. Graduated seniors Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington) and Eric Winters (Elgin, Ill./St. Edward) and senior-to-be Jared Magoline (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac [Marquette]) were the three Crusaders honored, matching the program’s highest number of honorees in a single season.
Valparaiso softball head coach Kate Stake announced today the addition of Monica Wright to the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach, directly responsible for working with the program’s pitchers. Wright comes to Valpo from Bowling Green, where she spent the last four seasons guiding the Falcons’ pitchers. Fans can follow Coach Wright on Twitter @CoachMWright3
Five members of the Valpo men's tennis team were named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) 2015 All-Academic Team, as announced by the league office. Additionally, the Crusaders were one of just 78 squads nationwide - and the only Horizon League school - to earn distinction as an ITA All-Academic Team.
In a bracket which saw nearly 3,000 total votes cast over four rounds of voting, 16 of the top moments and achievements over the last year have been pared down to just one, as the women’s soccer team’s Horizon League Championship victory over Detroit has been tabbed the Best of Valpo Athletics for the 2014-2015 season. Check out head coach John Marovich's thoughts on the game and the season in the video.
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will head north for a preseason foreign tour next month, traveling to Montreal and Ottawa in the second week of August to play five games. The preseason trip, along with the allotted practice leading up to the trip, allows the Crusaders to get a jump start on preparations for the 2015-16 season.
Former Valparaiso men’s basketball standout Ryan Broekhoff will suit up for the Denver Nuggets in the Las Vegas segment of the NBA Summer League over the next two weeks, beginning Friday night. Broekhoff is getting his shot with the Nuggets after an All-Star campaign in Turkey this past season with Besiktas.
Valparaiso men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today a challenging schedule for his 2015 squad for the upcoming season, a slate which features seven home games and road games at Kentucky, New Mexico and Michigan.
It comes down to this: two teams, both of which claimed Horizon League tournament championships and earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament. But only one can claim to be the Best of Valpo Athletics 2014-15 - will it be men's basketball, or will it be women's soccer? The choice is yours - voting is open now!
Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today that Gabriella Mayfield will join the Crusader bowling program for the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach. Mayfield comes to Valpo from bowling powerhouse Central Missouri, where she was a two-time All-American and helped her team to four NCAA Bowling Championship appearances.
The 2015 men's and women's cross country schedules were approved for release Tuesday. The six-meet slate will see the Brown and Gold competing in five of the same competitions as in 2014. Valpo will again host the Crusader Open, scheduled for Friday, September 4th at Sunset Hills Farm.
A trio of Valparaiso golfers – junior Sibil Gill (Kokomo, Ind./Western), graduated senior A.J. Selig (Hortonville, Wis./Appleton West) and freshman Katie Willenbrink (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn) - have been named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
Four members of the Valparaiso women's bowling team earned Honorable Mention All-Academic recognition from the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) for the 2014-15 campaign, as the association announced its honorees this week. The Crusaders have had at least three bowlers honored each year of the program’s existence.
Games against Notre Dame and Northwestern, as well as a nine-game home slate at Brown Field, highlight the Valparaiso women’s soccer program’s 2015 schedule, as announced today by head coach John Marovich. The Crusaders enter 2015 coming off of the best season in program history (14-2-4) and looking to defend their Horizon League championship.