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Kooyers Earns Mid-Con Recognition after Posting Four Victories Last Week

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after helping the Crusaders go 3-1 last week, including a pair of league victories.

The junior won all four of his singles contests at the number one positions last week while adding a pair of doubles wins as Valpo started league play 2-1 and is tied for second place heading into the final weekend of Mid-Con action.

Kooyers has won six straight singles matches and 10 of his last 11 overall, while leading the team with 17 victories on the season. The weekly honor marks the third time he has earned the award this season, having already garnered Athlete of the Week accolades on Oct. 4 and Mar. 21.

Valpo (8-9, 2-1) will host the final Mid-Con cluster this weekend, beginning play with Centenary on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. All of the matches will be played at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.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
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
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.
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
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler