Men’s Soccer Starts MVC Slate on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team faced a tough test to begin the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference schedule, going on the road to face the league’s defending regular season champion on Saturday. Nacho Miras (Ubeda, Spain / Nuetra Semora del Pilar) registered four saves and Rafael Mentzingen (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Bryan) placed a pair of shots on goal, but host Missouri State defended its home field with a 1-0 victory to remain undefeated this season.


Men’s Soccer to Hold Fall ID Camp

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has announced that it will hold a Fall ID camp on Nov. 4 at the Athletics-Recreation Center and Brown Field.


Valpo Men's Soccer Opens MVC Play on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team is ready to embrace the challenge of starting the Missouri Valley Conference portion of the season by visiting the defending regular season champions on Saturday night. MVC preseason favorite Missouri State will welcome Valpo to crank up conference play before Valpo steps back outside of conference action for a Tuesday tilt against SIU Edwardsville at Brown Field.


Mentzingen Featured in MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight

Valparaiso University men’s soccer senior Rafael Mentzingen (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Bryan) has been recognized for his well-roundedness as one of two student-athletes featured in this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company.


Valpo Plays to Scoreless Draw with Western Illinois

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team held on to a scoreless draw against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Brown Field on Saturday afternoon. Stout defense on each side, and some sound goalkeeping from redshirt junior Nacho Miras (Ubeda, Spain/Nuestra Semora del Pilar) would hold the deadlock in place and give Valpo its first draw of the 2018 season.


Men's Soccer Back Home on Saturday

At long last, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team returns to Brown Field for Saturday’s match against Western Illinois. This marks the first home fixture for Valpo since Aug. 24. Saturday presents the team with a chance to improve to 2-0 at home and an opportunity to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.


Late Header Goal by Alex Brown Lifts Valpo Past Milwaukee

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team earned an impressive road victory against a quality Milwaukee side on Friday night, using a header goal by Alex Brown (MayPen, Jamaica / Glenmuir [Cincinnati State]) in the 90th minute to obtain the dramatic triumph. This marked the second time in the first five matches of the year Valpo has notched a match-winner in the 90th minute or later.


Valpo Continues Wisconsin Stretch on Friday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team will face a former league foe on Friday as the squad heads back to the state of Wisconsin to clash with the Milwaukee Panthers. After back-to-back battles with Big Ten competition, Valpo continues its challenging slate by playing a team that is coming off a Big Ten win over Ohio State.


Men’s Soccer Incurs One-Goal Defeat to Defending Big Ten Champions

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 final against a Wisconsin team that has received national attention this season and advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen a year ago. Neither side cracked the scoreboard in the opening half, but the Badgers notched the lone goal of the match on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute to conclude a holiday weekend of soccer in Madison, Wis. The weather played a factor on Monday, as the match was moved to Madison College and took place in unfavorable conditions.


Northwestern Nips Valpo in Men’s Soccer

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team started its Labor Day weekend tournament with a 1-0 setback on Saturday against Big 10 foe Northwestern in Madison, Wis. Valpo had the edge in shots for the third straight game, but it was the Wildcats who made their way onto the scoreboard in the second half.


Men's Soccer Preps for Challenging Labor Day Weekend

A challenging Labor Day weekend awaits the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team as the Crusaders head to the University of Wisconsin Tournament to battle a pair of Big Ten opponents. Valpo will face off with Northwestern and defending Big Ten champion Wisconsin, while Fordham will also be a part of the tournament field and play the two Big Ten schools.


Moreno Picks Up First Crusader Goal in Defeat to Marquette

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team incurred its first setback of the season on Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee as the Crusaders fell 3-1 to Marquette. Danny Moreno (Pasto, Columbia / Desert Mountain [Grand Canyon]) became the second Crusader in as many matches to score his first goal in a Valpo uniform by providing his team’s tally.


Marchionna Golden Goal Propels Valpo to Victory in Season Opener

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer season is off to a dramatic and victorious start after Friday’s opener at Brown Field. The Crusaders had visiting IUPUI on its heels for the bulk of the match, eventually breaking through in the 104th minute as a golden goal by Michael Marchionna (Naperville, Ill. / Naperville Central) provided Valpo with a 1-0 victory.


Men's Soccer to Open Season This Weekend

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team will kick off a new season on Friday night by hosting IUPUI. After the Crusaders and Jaguars clash to get the season going, Valpo will visit Big East foe Marquette on Sunday.


Excitement Abundant as Men’s Soccer Prepares to Kick Off Season

As the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team gets set to begin regular season action on Friday night, it’s something simple yet often overlooked that could lay the foundation for a successful 2018 campaign.


Futbol at Brown Field Set for Friday

As part of Valparaiso University’s Welcome Week festivities, Valpo Athletics will be hosting “Futbol at Brown Field” on Friday, Aug. 24 – an event surrounding the men’s and women’s soccer doubleheader to help kick off the 2018-2019 athletic season.


Rain Washes Out Men’s Soccer Exhibition

The scheduled Valparaiso University men’s soccer exhibition match at Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday has been cancelled due to rain and inclement weather.


Garcia, Mentzingen Named to MVC Preseason All-Conference Team

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its 2018 Preseason All-Conference Team on Thursday.


Valpo Men’s Soccer Announces 2018 Newcomers

As the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team gets set to take the pitch to begin the 2018 campaign, the program has released details on the six newcomers who have joined the team.


Registration Open for Valpo Men’s Soccer Youth VIP Camp

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has announced that registration is open for its 2018 Youth VIP Camp, which will take place Aug. 6-8.


Valpo Men’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer program has announced its schedule for the 2018 season, featuring three exhibitions, six Missouri Valley Conference matches and 10 nonconference fixtures.