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Valpo Men Voted 5th in HL Coaches' Tennis Poll
Head coach Jim Daugherty embarks on his 27th season with the Crusaders. Valpo was tabbed fifth in Monday's HL Coaches' Poll.
Head coach Jim Daugherty embarks on his 27th season with the Crusaders. Valpo was tabbed fifth in Monday's HL Coaches' Poll.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Horizon League announced its preseason coaches' poll Monday afternoon. Valparaiso received 16 points, good for fifth out of seven competing schools.  

"It's really nice to get the recognition for our young players that have come in, but I believe they're underestimating the competitiveness of this young group," head coach Jim Daugherty said.

Daugherty is in his 27th season as head coach of the Crusader men's tennis program. Valpo welcomes four freshmen who encompass the 36th-ranked recruiting class in the country per Tennis Recruiting Network.

Green Bay received 35 points and the maximum six first-place votes. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams. The Phoenix claimed their first Horizon League regular season title last season. 

Cleveland State garnered one first-place vote and 32 overall points in the survey. Last year's Horizon League Tournament saw the Vikings seize their fifth title in program history. Cleveland State returns six letterwinners from the 2013 team.

Wright State (23 points) squeezed by Youngstown State (22 points) for third place in the poll. UIC and Detroit rounded out the ballot at sixth and seventh place, respectively.

Valparaiso's schedule is expected to be announced Wednesday pending approval.

 

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler