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March 25, 2004
Valparaiso University was one of just 23 Division I schools to receive the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for both men's and women's soccer during the 2002-2003 season. The awards were handed out as part of the annual NSCAA Convention recently held in Charlotte, N.C.
November 14, 2003
Valparaiso University senior Josh Peacher (Granite City, Ill./Granite City H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team.
November 08, 2003
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team saw its 2003 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders dropped a 3-2 decision to Wisconsin in Verona, Wis.
November 02, 2003
Two first half goals were all that Western Illinois needed as the Leathernecks defeated Valparaiso 2-0 on Senior Day Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 31, 2003
Loyola (Ill.) scored just over two minutes into the second half and made it stand up as the Ramblers defeated Valparaiso 1-0 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 19, 2003
Adrian Conrad's first goal of the season was the difference, as IUPUI shutout Valparaiso 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in a Mid-Continent Conference match held in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 13, 2003
Valparaiso's men's soccer match scheduled for Sunday afternoon against IUPUI has been moved up one hour and will now begin at 1 p.m. The contest will take place at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis.
October 12, 2003
The Valparaiso men's soccer team recorded its second victory in its last three outings, defeating Drury 2-0 in Springfield, Mo. on Sunday afternoon.
October 10, 2003
Oral Roberts protected its home field on Friday evening, defeating Valparaiso 3-0 in a Mid-Continent Conference match held in Tulsa, Okla.
October 06, 2003
Owen Hoyt (Spring Grove, Ill./Prairie Ridge H.S.) helped Valparaiso to its first victory of the season over the weekend, and in the process was named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
October 05, 2003
Valparaiso's men's soccer team had an offensive outburst for the first time this season on Sunday afternoon, and as a result the Crusaders tallied their first victory of the season, 3-2 over Centenary, at Eastgate Field.
October 03, 2003
Owen Hoyt (Spring Grove, Ill./Prairie Ridge H.S.) scored Valparaiso's first goal in nearly 600 minutes, but it was not enough as the Crusaders dropped their Mid-Continent Conference opener to UMKC 3-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 28, 2003
Matt Nickell's rebound goal nearly four minutes into the second overtime lifted Drake to a 1-0 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa.
September 26, 2003
After back-to-back shutout draws, the Valparaiso University men's soccer team surrendered three goals on Friday afternoon, falling to Michigan State 3-0 at Eastgate Field.
September 21, 2003
For the first time in school history the Valparaiso University men's soccer team battled to their second straight 0-0 after a double-overtime effort on Sunday afternoon against Xavier (Ohio) at Eastgate Field.
September 19, 2003
Valparaiso registered its first result of the 2003 season on Friday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio, as the Crusaders battled to a 0-0 double-overtime tie with Ohio State.
September 14, 2003
Three second half goals by Detroit led the host Titans to a 3-0 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon in Detroit, Mich.
September 07, 2003
Butler scored four times in the second half to break open a tied match as the Bulldogs went on to defeat Valparaiso 5-1 on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.
September 05, 2003
Evansville scored five times within a 25 minute span in the second half as the Purple Aces defeated Valparaiso 5-0 on Friday evening in Evansville, Ind.
September 04, 2003
The match time of Valparaiso University's men's soccer match scheduled for Friday at Evansville has been changed to 8 p.m.
August 29, 2003
Jamal Sutton scored twice for Southwest Missouri State on Friday evening as the visiting Bears spoiled Valparaiso's season opener, defeating the Crusaders 3-1 at Eastgate Field.
August 27, 2003
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the Mid-Continent Conference according to the annual preseason poll conducted of the league's head coaches.
August 26, 2003
A year after qualifying for the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time in four seasons, the Valparaiso University men's soccer team will look to continue its climb up the Mid-Con standings as the 2003 season unfolds.
August 24, 2003
The Valparaiso men's soccer team ended the exhibition portion of their schedule on Sunday afternoon in Kalamazoo, Mich. with a 4-0 loss to Western Michigan.
August 22, 2003
Northwestern visited Eastgate Field on Friday evening for a scrimmage with Valparaiso and handed the Crusaders their second exhibition loss of the preseason 4-0.
August 20, 2003
The Valparaiso men's soccer team opened the preseason portion of their schedule on Wednesday evening, falling to Bethel (Ind.) 4-1 at Eastgate Field.
August 13, 2003
Valparaiso University's men's soccer match that is scheduled for September 21 against Xavier (Ohio) has been moved from Cincinnati to Valpo's Eastgate Field. The contest will begin at 1 p.m.
July 24, 2003
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team has changed two match times for the upcoming fall season.
May 23, 2003
Valparaiso University men's soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced his 2003 schedule featuring three matches against teams from the Big Ten.
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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