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2002-03 Volleyball News
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February 04, 2003
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has announced its dates for its 2003 summer camps. The Crusaders will hold two different camps this year, with head coach Carin Avery as the camp director, while assistant coach Sue Ushela serving as the assistant director.
November 25, 2002
Valparaiso University's Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following the completion of the conference championships this weekend.
November 22, 2002
The Crusaders volleyball team came to a close on Friday evening as Valparaiso dropped a five-game match against IUPUI three games to two in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals held in Tulsa, Okla.
November 21, 2002
The Valparaiso volleyball team placed three Crusaders on the All Mid-Continent Conference Teams and another on the All-Freshman Team which was released on Thursday evening.
November 19, 2002
Valparaiso enters the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament after securing its first 20 win season since the 1996 campaign.
November 18, 2002
The Valparaiso University volleyball team will take on IUPUI Friday evening in the Mid-Continent Conference semifinals.
November 16, 2002
Valparaiso picked up its 20th victory of the season for the first time since the 1996 season as the Crusaders closed out the regular season with a 30-18, 30-22, 30-23 sweep of Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Ill.
November 15, 2002
The Valparaiso University volleyball team moved within one win of 20 on the season as the Crusaders defeated Chicago State 26-30, 30-19, 30-20, 30-18 on Friday evening in Chicago, Ill.
November 13, 2002
Valparaiso University head volleyball coach Carin Avery has announced the signing of Jessie Fox to a National Letter of Intent for the 2003 season.
November 10, 2002
The Valparaiso volleyball team defeated Indiana State 30-24, 26-30, 30-23, 28-30, 20-18 on Sunday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
November 09, 2002
The Valparaiso University volleyball team fell to IUPUI in three straight games on Saturday evening in Indianapolis by the scores of 30-21, 30-24, 30-21.
November 04, 2002
Valparaiso University's Marion Hansen (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to three victories last week.
November 02, 2002
The Valparaiso volleyball team defeated first place Oral Roberts 30-22, 25-30, 30-25, 35-33 in front of more than 800 fans at a loud Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday night.
November 01, 2002
Valparaiso revenged an earlier loss to UMKC by sweeping the Kangaroos 30-23, 31-29, 30-17 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 29, 2002
Valparaiso needed five grueling games to defeat IPFW 30-18, 28-30, 30-24, 22-30, 15-10 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday evening.
October 27, 2002
The Valparaiso volleyball team dropped a four game match to Eastern Michigan on Sunday afternoon 30-24, 22-30, 30-17, 30-25 in Ypsilanti, Mich.
October 26, 2002
After digging themselves in a hole trailing by two games, the Valparaiso volleyball team rebounded to post a 3-2 victory over Oakland on Saturday evening in Rochester, Mich.
October 21, 2002
Valparaiso University's Elisa Malthaner (Brighton, Mich./Brighton H.S.) was named Mid-Continent Conference Co-Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.
October 18, 2002
Elissa Malthaner (Brighton, Mich./Brighton H.S.) and Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) each had career evenings as Valparaiso defeated Oakland 29-31, 30-18, 30-14, 30-18 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 15, 2002
The Valparaiso University volleyball team snapped a 17-match losing skid against Butler, defeating the Bulldogs 30-26, 30-22, 30-25 on Tuesday evening at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
October 12, 2002
Valparaiso hit .361 for the match on its way to a three game victory over Chicago State on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Homecoming weekend.
October 11, 2002
After dominating the opening game of the match, Valparaiso's hitting struggled the rest of the way, but the Crusaders pulled out a 3-1 victory over Western Illinois on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 08, 2002
Missing two starters due to illness, Valparaiso dropped a three-game match to Loyola 30-22, 32-30, 30-21 on Tuesday evening in Chicago, Ill.
October 05, 2002
Valparaiso dropped its second straight Mid-Continent Conference match on Saturday evening, falling to UMKC 3-0 in Kansas City, Mo.
October 04, 2002
The Valparaiso volleyball team dropped a four-game match to Oral Roberts Friday evening 32-30, 26-30, 30-27, 30-17 in Tulsa, Okla.
September 28, 2002
Valparaiso rallied from a two games to one deficit, and trailed 22-16 in game four before coming back to defeat IUPUI 30-18, 24-30, 31-33, 32-30, 15-13 in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both teams on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 24, 2002
Valparaiso saw its five-match winning streak come to an end on Tuesday evening, falling to Illinois-Chicago three games to one (23-30, 30-20, 30-27, 30-27) in the Windy City.
September 23, 2002
Valparaiso University junior Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to the championship in the Crusader Classic.
September 21, 2002
Valpo defeated Jacksonville (15-30, 30-25, 30-24, 30-19) Saturday morning and remains unbeaten in the Crusader Classic.
September 21, 2002
The Valparaiso University volleyball team beat Fairfield University (32-30, 30-22, 30-28) Saturday night to win the Crusader Classic Tournament.
September 20, 2002
In a match that lasted almost two and a half hours, Valpo held on Friday night to defeat Northeastern (25-30, 30-19, 30-26, 28-30, 18-16) on the first night of the Crusader Classic.
September 16, 2002
Valparaiso University junior Michelle Robinson (Bloomington, Ill./Normal H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.
September 16, 2002
Valparaiso completed its four-match trip to the East Coast on Monday evening by sweeping UMBC 32-30, 30-19, 33-31 in Baltimore, Md.
September 14, 2002
The Valparaiso University volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday at the Georgetown Classic. The Crusaders dropped the morning match to the host Hoyas in five games, while rebounding to defeat Long Island in the evening three games to one.
September 13, 2002
Valparaiso used 22 kills and 22 digs from Michelle Robinson (Bloomington, Ill./Normal H.S.) on its way to a 3-1 victory over Penn at the Georgetown Classic.
September 10, 2002
The Valparaiso University volleyball team dropped its home opener on Tuesday evening in three straight games to Notre Dame by scores of 30-22, 30-24, 30-18.
September 07, 2002
Valparaiso recorded their first volleyball victory of the season on Saturday morning, downing Austin Peay in three straight games, 30-16, 30-18, 30-17 in Milwaukee, Wis.
September 07, 2002
The Valparaiso volleyball team won its second straight match on Saturday evening, defeating Lehigh three games to one at the Marquette Challenge in Milwaukee, Wis.
September 06, 2002
The Valparaiso volleyball team dropped their season opener Friday night 3-1 at Marquette.
August 30, 2002
The Valparaiso University volleyball team will have a new look as the 2002 season unfolds. Carin Zielinski-Avery has taken over as the program's new head coach after serving as an assistant for the past two seasons.
June 28, 2002
Citing personal reasons, Becky Madden has resigned as the Valparaiso University head volleyball coach. Carin Zielinski-Avery will take over the Crusaders program effective July 1.
April 24, 2002
Valparaiso University volleyball coach Becky Madden has announced her 2002 volleyball schedule.
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. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M 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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W 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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo