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Valpo Football Adds 38 for 2006 Class

Friday, May 05, 2006

Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced the addition of 38 individuals will join the Crusader football program in the fall as members of the 2006 recruiting class.

Four transfers join 34 incoming freshmen to make up Adams' first after taking over the Brown and Gold program just prior to the start of last season. Offensively Adams has brought in 19 new players with 17 players coming in on the defensive side of the ball. Two kickers round out the recruiting class.

?After a recruiting class of 65 last year we were able to go out and specialize on positions to fill our needs this year," Adams said. ?I feel we have obtained our goal to help our program succeed for the next few years."

The following individuals make up the 2006 recruiting class:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown/High School (Previous School)
Ian Altieri TE 6'2 210 FR Highland, Ind./Highland
Matthew Angeloni WR 6'1 190 SO/FR Newark, Del./Lawrenceville (Tennessee-Chattanooga)
Joelaki Cartman FB 5'10 195 FR Hazel Crest, Ill./Hillcrest
Anthony Curry DB 5'11 180 FR Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville
John Doll DB 5'11 170 FR Turners Station, Ky./Henry County
Anthony Fazio DT 5'10 215 FR Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich
Edward Huth TE 6'2 205 FR Midlothian, Ill./Oak Forest
Darien Jeffers RB 5'8 174 SO/FR Jeffersonville, Ind./Jeffersonville (Indiana)
Brett Johnson RB 6'0 190 FR Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler
Lucas Kanclerz LB 6'0 200 FR Holland Patent, N.Y./Holland Patent
Mike Krieg P/K 6'3 214 SO/FR Romeo, Mich./Romeo
Timothy Krieg OL 6'0 250 FR Hobart, Ind./Hobart
Trevor Lattire DE 6'1 215 FR Florence, Ind./South Dearborn
John Laurel DT 6'1 258 FR Carol Stream, Ill./Driscoll Catholic
Brandon Lowery DB 5'10 170 FR Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy
Joshua Lynn FB 6'1 225 FR Hammond, Ind./Morton
Jordan Martin LB 6'2 210 FR Chesterfield, Mo./MCIDS - St. Louis
Bryan McKnight DB 5'11 160 FR Palatine, Ill./Palatine
Mike Miller DB 5'9 180 FR Naperville, Ill./Central
Don Nies WR 5'10 160 FR Kewanna, Ind./Winamac
Matthew Noffke OL 6'0 250 FR Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central
Nicholas Nogueira LB 5'11 240 FR Somerset, Mass./Bishop Connolly
Patrick O'Malley OL 6'4 260 FR Chicago, Ill./De La Salle
Zack Pfeffer WR 6'0 175 FR Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee
Marco Porcelli LB 6'0 200 FR Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West
Rob Powell-Deppe OL 6'2 250 FR Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young
Tyler Radloff WR 6'1 195 FR Plymouth, Wis./Sheboygan Area Lutheran
Rayshon Richardson LB 5'10 185 FR Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville
Nathan Richter OL 6'0 250 FR St. Peters, Mo./Lutheran HS St. Charles
Tony Roby DB 5'9 175 FR Chicago, Ill./King College Prep
Adam Rundh DB 6'3 210 FR Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan (Sweden)
Michael Schatz DB/SS 6'0 175 FR Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central
Randolph Schuster DB 6'1 170 FR Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka
Mitchell Secrest P/K 6'0 150 FR Elburn, Ill./Kaneland
Jon Surgeon WR 6'0 190 FR Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood
Ross Wiemer RB 6'0 200 FR Burlington, Wis./Burlington
David Wisniewski OL 6'4 260 FR Chicago, Ill./De La Salle
Max Zinnen QB 6'0 185 FR Burlington, Wis./Burlington
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay