2006-07 Women's Soccer News
May 17, 2007
Valparaiso's first women's soccer season as a member of the Horizon League will be highlighted by 10 home matches, the most for the Crusaders since 1998, as head coach Stephen Anthony has released his 2007 campaign.
March 30, 2007
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding a camp this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields June 26-29 for all age groups.
February 08, 2007
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced the signing of four individuals to National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2007.
December 14, 2006
Valparaiso University was one of just 11 schools in all of NCAA Division I to be the recipient of the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
December 05, 2006
Valparaiso closed out the 2006 season in record-setting style, tying a school mark for victories while approaching or setting several other records. The Crusaders won their second straight Mid-Continent Conference regular season title, as well as their first outright crown, finishing the season with a 12-4-3 overall record.
November 04, 2006
Valparaiso University's Ani Michl (Deerfield, Ill./Stevenson H.S.) and Liberty Ziegahn (Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service H.S.) were each named to the Mid-Continent Conference's All-Tournament Team the league announced on Saturday.
November 02, 2006
Two second half goals lifted Western Illinois to s 3-2 upset victory over Mid-Continent Conference regular season champion Valparaiso on a cold, overcast Thursday morning in Rochester, Mich.
November 01, 2006
Valparaiso University head coach Stephen Anthony was named Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year for the second straight season and freshman Sarah Jewell (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill H.S.) was named the league's Newcomer of the Year as the conference handed out its year-end awards on Wednesday evening.
November 01, 2006
Valparaiso looks to defend its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title as the Crusaders head to Rochester, Mich. for the league's premier event. The top-seeded Crusaders will face Western Illinois in the semifinals on Thursday, with the winner advancing to Saturday's championship match against either Oakland or Southern Utah.
October 30, 2006
Valparaiso will serve as the top seed in this week's Mid-Continent Conference Women's Soccer Championship beginning Thursday in Rochester, Mich. and face Western Illinois in the semifinals beginning at 10 a.m. CST.
October 26, 2006
On a cold, rainy afternoon at Eastgate Field, Valparaiso played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Southern Utah. The tie, coupled with Oakland's 3-2 loss at IUPUI gives Valpo back-to-back Mid-Continent Conference titles, including its first outright crown in school history.
October 23, 2006
Valparaiso looks to capture back-to-back Mid-Continent Conference titles on Thursday afternoon hosting Southern Utah at Eastgate Field. The Crusaders shared the league title last season, and are looking for the first outright crown in school history.
October 20, 2006
Four first half goals helped Valparaiso tied the school record for victories in a season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated IUPUI 4-1 at Eastgate Field.
October 16, 2006
Valparaiso enjoys a week with just one match for the first time all season as the Crusaders host IUPUI in a key Mid-Continent Conference match on Friday at Eastgate Field in a battle of the top two defensive teams in the league. Valpo currently leads the Mid-Con with ten points, one ahead of Oakland.
October 15, 2006
Valparaiso concluded its weekend trip to Shreveport, La. with a 0-0 double-overtime draw against McNeese State on Sunday morning in a neutral site non-conference match.
October 13, 2006
A penalty kick goal for both Valparaiso and Centenary proved to be the only scoring on Friday night as the Crusaders and Ladies battled to a 1-1 double-overtime tie in Mid-Continent Conference play down in Shreveport, La.
October 09, 2006
Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time in the 2006 regular season this weekend as the Crusaders head to Shreveport, La. for a pair of contests. On Friday, the Brown and Gold face Centenary in Mid-Continent Conference play before battling McNeese State in a neutral site non-conference match on Sunday morning.
October 08, 2006
Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) and Sarah Jewell (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill H.S.) each scored twice as Valparaiso posted a 5-1 non-conference victory over Lewis on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 06, 2006
Valparaiso saw its school record eight-match winning streak come to an end on Friday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 1-0 decision to IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind.
October 03, 2006
Valparaiso looks to extend its school-best eight match winning streak this weekend as the Crusaders step out of conference play for a pair of matches. On Friday the Brown and Gold will head to Fort Wayne, Ind. to battle IPFW while on Sunday the Crusaders will host Lewis on Senior Day at Eastgate Field.
October 02, 2006
Valparaiso University's Jessie White (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of wins on the weekend.
October 01, 2006
Jessie White's (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) with 1:24 remaining lifted Valparaiso to its school record eighth straight victory on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 2-1 in Rochester, Mich.
September 29, 2006
Valparaiso won its school record seventh straight match on Friday afternoon, while also setting a school mark for road wins in a season, as the Crusaders defeated Youngstown State 3-0 in Youngstown, Ohio.
September 27, 2006
After a brief two-match homestand, Valparaiso takes the longest winning streak in school history back on the road for its next three contests beginning with a pair this weekend. On Friday, the Crusaders will tangle with future Horizon League foe Youngstown State before returning to Mid-Continent Conference action on Sunday at Oakland.
September 25, 2006
Valparaiso University's Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories over the weekend.
September 24, 2006
Valparaiso scored twice in the first half which proved to be more than enough on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field and the Crusaders defeated Evansville 3-0 tying a school record with their sixth straight victory.
September 22, 2006
For the fourth time this 2006 season Valparaiso needed extra time for a victory, but Jackie Thomas' (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) goal with just 1:33 left in the second overtime period gave the Crusaders a 2-1 victory over Oral Roberts in Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 19, 2006
Valparaiso returns home to Eastgate Field following a successful 4-0 road trip over the past two weekends. On Friday, the Brown and Gold host Oral Roberts in Mid-Continent Conference action, while on Sunday Valpo entertains Evansville.
September 18, 2006
After back-to-back shutouts last weekend, Valparaiso University's Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
September 17, 2006
Valparaiso posted its second straight shutout on Sunday afternoon in Cedar Falls, Iowa as the Crusaders blanked Northern Iowa 4-0 to improve to 6-2 on the season, the best start in school history.
September 15, 2006
Valparaiso opened the Mid-Continent Conference season on Friday afternoon with a 1-0 overtime victory over Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill. for the Crusaders' third straight victory as well as their third overtime triumph of the year.
September 12, 2006
Valparaiso opens up defense of its Mid-Continent Conference regular season title on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Macomb, Ill. to battle Western Illinois. Valpo then closes out its four-match road trip on Sunday afternoon at Northern Iowa.
September 11, 2006
The Mid-Continent Conference announced Monday that Valparaiso University forward Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Catholic Central H.S.) has been named the league's Offensive Player of the Week following her efforts in a pair of Crusader victories over the weekend.
September 10, 2006
Lori Johnson (Sachse, Texas/Naaman Forest H.S.) scored twice and Valparaiso unloaded 39 shots toward goal on Sunday afternoon as the Crusader completed a weekend trip to Nashville, Tenn. with a 3-1 victory over Lipscomb.
September 08, 2006
Kendall Brown's (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) second goal of the match came just 28 seconds into overtime as Valparaiso rallied from a late deficit to defeat Belmont 3-2 on Friday evening in Nashville, Tenn. as the Crusaders began a four-match road trip.
September 06, 2006
Valparaiso heads to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend for a pair of matches against Atlantic Sun foes. On Friday, the Crusaders will face the Bruins of Belmont before heading across town on Sunday to face the Lady Bisons of Lipscomb.
September 03, 2006
Valparaiso battled for 90 minutes against Akron on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field but the Zips came away with the lone goal of the match in the 79th minute to defeat the Crusaders 1-0.
September 01, 2006
Valparaiso erupted for three second half goals after an even first half as the Crusaders defeated Cleveland State 4-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
August 30, 2006
Valparaiso concludes its three-match homestand this weekend with a pair of non-conference contests. On Friday, Valpo will meet future Horizon League opponent Cleveland State, while entertaining Akron for the first time in school history on Sunday afternoon.
August 27, 2006
Mary Dale's goal in the 20th minute proved to be the only tally of the match as Loyola (Chicago) defeated Valparaiso 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in the Crusaders' home opener at Eastgate Field.
August 25, 2006
Tiffania Guisti's (Coventry, R.I./Coventry H.S.) first career goal 6:07 into overtime lifted Valparaiso to a 2-1 victory over Indiana State in the season opener for both schools in Terre Haute, Ind. on Friday evening.
August 24, 2006
Valparaiso will kickoff the 14th season of women's soccer on Friday, August 25 as the Crusaders travel to Terre Haute, Ind. to battle the Sycamores of Indiana State. The Brown and Gold will then return to Eastgate Field on Sunday, August 27 to battle future Horizon League foe Loyola (Chicago) in the 2006 home opener.
August 20, 2006
Valparaiso finished its exhibition season on Sunday afternoon with a scoreless tie against Drake at Eastgate Field in preparation for the 2006 regular season.
August 17, 2006
Valparaiso University's women's soccer team, the defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament champions, has been selected to finish in third place in the league this season according to preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
August 16, 2006
Valparaiso opened its 2006 exhibition season on Wednesday afternoon dropping a 3-0 decision to Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich.
August 14, 2006
After claiming their first Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament title in school history, the lofty goal of repeating the feat and returning to the NCAA Tournament is on the minds of the Valparaiso Crusaders heading into the 2006 season.
May 31, 2006
Coming off of their first Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament titles, along with their first trip ever to the NCAA Tournament, the Valparaiso Crusaders have announced their 2006 women's soccer schedule.