Chris Daniels, a sophomore defensive back at Valparaiso University, was named to the 2003 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Third Team. A finance major from Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame, Daniels has earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.234 through the 2002 Fall Semester. The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars award honors to minority student-athletes by sport. Daniels was previously selected to the All-Academic Pioneer Football League Second Team.
Five home games highlight Valparaiso University's 2003 Football Schedule. The Crusaders open the season on Aug. 30 at Murray State and play their home opener on Sept. 6 against Wisconsin Lutheran at 1 p.m. Homecoming will be Oct. 4 when Valpo hosts Morehead State at 1:30 p.m.
Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne announced the addition of four transfers to the Crusaders' team. Joining Valpo are tailback Nick Reid from Arizona Western JC in Yuma, Ariz.; defensive back Elliot Powell from Fullerton (Cal.) JC; defensive end Tony Hart from Valparaiso HS and Saginaw Valley State; and offensive lineman Josh Silko from Hope College.
Valparaiso University offensive lineman Tom Byrne was selected First Team All-Pioneer Football League North Division by the league's coaches. Four other Crusaders - wide receiver Rob Giancola, tight end Greg Sommersberger, placekicker Adam Hudak and punter Ryan Bateman - were awarded Honorable Mention All-PFL North Division status.
Valparaiso University's Rob Giancola and John Tsahas were named the Pioneer Football League Players of the Week following their performances against Austin Peay last Saturday.
David Macchi connected with Rob Giancola on three touchdown passes, but Valpo lost to Austin Peay 28-24 in the season finale for both teams.
After earning its first victory of the season, Valpo (1-9) hosts Austin Peay (6-5) on Saturday at noon on Senior Day in the season finale.
Bryan Hollermeier rushed for a career-high 102 yards and one touchdown, and Valpo's defense limited Lindenwood to 206 total yards as the Crusaders won their first game of the season 27-6.
Valpo will host Lindenwood on Saturday at noon in the second game of a three-game homestand.
Dale Jennings rushed for two touchdowns and caught another as Butler defeated Valpo 52-22 in the final Pioneer Football League game of the season for both teams.
Valpo will begin a three-game homestand by hosting Butler Saturday at 1 p.m. on Parents' Day.
David Macchi broke Valpo's single-season passing record, but San Diego defeated the Crusaders 59-27 in a Pioneer Football League game.
Valpo will conclude the road portion of its schedule on Saturday night when it faces San Diego in a Pioneer Football League game.
Valpo's David Macchi passed for 305 yards and three touchdowns, but Davidson defeated the Crusaders 49-32.
On Saturday, Valpo concludes a two-game home stretch by hosting Davidson at noon in a non-conference contest.
Ben Winters caught three touchdown passes as Dayton defeated Valpo 52-3 in the Crusaders' Homecoming game.
Fresh off a record-setting passing performance, Valpo will host Dayton on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Homecoming Game.
Quarterback David Macchi, who broke Valpo's single-game passing record for the second straight week, was selected as the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week.
Valpo's David Macchi threw for a single-game, school-record 446 yards and four touchdowns, but Drake defeated the Crusaders 52-35 in the Pioneer Football League opener.
A new season begins on Saturday at 1 p.m. as Valpo travels to Drake for the Pioneer Football League opener for both teams.
David Macchi passed for a single-game school-record 434 yards, but Valpo lost to Saint Joseph's 54-43.
On Saturday, Valpo and Saint Joseph's renew their hotly-contested geographic rivalry in Rensselaer, Ind. The game, which will kick off at noon, will be the 59th in the all-time series.
Derek Lee caught 73, 38 and 33-yard touchdown passes from Robert Craft as Tennessee Tech defeated Valpo 62-10.
Following two straight home games to begin the 2002 campaign, Valpo (0-2) hits the road to play Tennessee Tech (1-2) on Saturday at noon.
Campbellsville broke open a close game with 28 fourth-quarter points and went on to defeat Valpo 57-28. The Crusaders (0-2) did receive productive games from quarterback David Macchi and wide receiver Rob Giancola.
After receiving a 300-yard passing performance from David Macchi in his first start, Valpo (0-1) will host Campbellsville (0-1) on Saturday at noon.
David Macchi, playing in his first game for Valpo, passed for 300 yards in a 27-17 loss to Morehead State in the Crusaders' season opener.
On Saturday, Valpo begins its 82nd season by hosting Morehead State at noon. The Crusaders open the campaign with two home games and have seven home contests overall.
The Valparaiso University football team will hold its annual Brown & Gold scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Brown Field.
Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne announced the addition of 55 recruits for the 2002 season.