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June 07, 2007
Valparaiso University's Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V Second Team, as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
May 26, 2007
Crusader senior Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) concluded her outstanding career Saturday evening at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Columbia, Mo., placing 14th in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:47.16.
May 25, 2007
Lakisha Lane (Topeka, Kan./Highland Park) competed in the preliminary round of the 400m hurdles Friday evening at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Columbia, Mo., finishing her heat in 1:07.81.
May 14, 2007
After finishing in third place at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the best finish in program history, the Crusader women's track and field squad had six athletes named to the All-Conference team, led by 2007 Outdoor Newcomer of the Year Lakisha Lane (Topeka, Kan./Highland Park).
May 12, 2007
Valparaiso edged UMKC by one point Saturday for third place at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo. The third-place finish is the best ever by a Crusader women's squad at the outdoor championship meet. Leading the way Saturday was freshman Lakisha Lane (Topeka, Kan./Highland Park), who earned Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year honors after winning the 400m hurdles.
May 11, 2007
Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) took home the gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase for the second consecutive year, while Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) set two new school records in the sprints Friday as Valpo competed on the second day of the three-day 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.
May 10, 2007
Rachael Button's (Farmington, Mich./Farmington) third-place finish in the 10,000m run led Valparaiso on its first day of competition at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.
May 05, 2007
Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) broke her own school record in the shot put, while Valparaiso's 4x100m relay team also set a new school record as the Crusaders competed Saturday at the Butler Twilight meet in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 01, 2007
The Mid-Continent Conference named Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) its Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week today after her outstanding performance in the 3,000m steeplechase last Friday at the Hillsdale Gina Relays.
April 28, 2007
For the second time in two days, the Valpo women's track and field team broke a school record, as Lakisha Lane (Topeka, Kan./Highland Park) set a new standard in the 100m hurdles to lead the Crusaders on the final day of competition Saturday at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.
April 27, 2007
Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) led the Crusaders at the Hillsdale Gina Relays Friday with a dominating performance in the 3,000m steeplechase, breaking her own school record and qualifying for the NCAA Regional meet.
April 26, 2007
Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) and Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian) competed in the first four events of the heptathlon, while Dustin Lawrence (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) completed the first five events of the decathlon to kick off action at the Hillsdale Gina Relays Thursday in Hillsdale, Mich.
April 21, 2007
Valparaiso captured top honors in ten events Saturday at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind., led by three event victories by Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau).
April 14, 2007
Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) recorded three top-ten finishes Saturday to lead the Valparaiso women's track and field team at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.
April 13, 2007
Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) posted the best finish of the three Valpo athletes competing at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Friday evening.
April 11, 2007
Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Athlete of the Month for March after her All-American performance in the mile run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
March 31, 2007
Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) kicked off the outdoor season with a record-setting performance in the shot put as Valparaiso competed at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.
March 23, 2007
The Valparaiso women's track and field team has been projected to finish fourth during the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference outdoor campaign, while its male counterparts have been picked fifth in preseason polling of the league's six head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own squads.
March 10, 2007
Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) became just the second Crusader track and field athlete to earn All-American honors with a tenth-place finish Saturday in the finals of the mile run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
March 09, 2007
Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) finished fifth in her heat of the mile run Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. By virtue of her finish, Rolf qualifies for Saturday's event final, which will be run at 6:15 p.m.
March 06, 2007
Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been accepted into the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships to compete in the mile run. Rolf is one of just 16 runners who will compete in the event at the national meet.
February 26, 2007
The Valparaiso women's track and field team earned a program-record eight All Mid-Continent Conference honors following a record-setting performance at the Mid-Con Indoor Track and Field Championships.
February 26, 2007
The Valparaiso women's track and field team registered 85 points, its highest point total in team history, as the two-day Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships concluded Monday in Bloomington, Ill. The Crusaders used four runner-up finishes from four different athletes to tally the record point total.
February 25, 2007
Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) shattered a Championship record on her way to victory in the 3,000m run, while Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) broke the school record in the 60m dash as Valparaiso competed on day one of the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ill.
February 20, 2007
Junior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, while sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) received the same honor on the women's side after the duo registered outstanding performances last Saturday at the Boilermaker Invitational.
February 17, 2007
Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) registered one of the nation's best times this season in the mile, while Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) turned in three runner-up finishes Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 07, 2007
Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week after her record-breaking performance in the 3,000m run last weekend at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational.
February 03, 2007
Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) continued her assault on the Valpo record books Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., breaking former All-American Collette Liss' record in the 3,000m run with a time of 9:22.44, the tenth-fastest time in the nation by a NCAA Division I runner this year in the event. Two other Crusaders joined Rolf at the Meyo Invitational, while the rest of the Valpo women's track and field squad took part in the Akron Open.
January 31, 2007
Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week today after her outstanding performance Saturday at the Findlay Track and Field Classic.
January 28, 2007
Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) registered one of the best efforts in school history in the 3,000m run, and three other Crusaders posted two top-10 finishes apiece as Valpo took part in the Findlay Track and Field Classic on Friday and Saturday.
January 20, 2007
Valparaiso recorded five individual event victories and Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) added four top-three finishes as the Crusaders finished second Saturday at the Chicago Invitational.
December 09, 2006
Three Crusader athletes combined to post six top-10 finishes Saturday as the Valpo women's track and field team kicked off its indoor slate at Illinois State's Earlybird Invitational.
December 08, 2006
Following a 2006 campaign in which the Crusaders broke five indoor and seven outdoor records, the Valparaiso women's track and field team will aim to break more records and move into the top half of the Mid-Continent Conference in 2007.
November 30, 2006
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore has announced the Crusaders' 2006-2007 men's and women's indoor and outdoor schedules, his first season at the helm of the program.
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
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
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
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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
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
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 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 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 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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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