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Crusader Volleyball Announces 2012 Spring Schedule
Carin Avery announced the Crusader volleyball 2012 spring schedule today. (Ray Acevedo)
Carin Avery announced the Crusader volleyball 2012 spring schedule today. (Ray Acevedo)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Valparaiso volleyball team will be competing each of the next four weekends, as head coach Carin Avery released the Crusaders’ 2012 spring schedule today.

The Crusaders open the spring campaign this Saturday, March 31 at the Dunes Operation Center in Rolling Prairie, taking on DePaul, Iowa, Toledo and Ferris State in the 11-team event.  Valpo will play at Western Michigan on April 7, facing UIC and Oakland in addition to the host Broncos, and will travel to Purdue on April 14.  The Crusaders conclude the spring season outdoors on April 21 at Outpost Sports in Merrillville in a doubles beach tournament hosted by Notre Dame.

“We are excited about getting back on the court again for the first time since November,” said Avery.  “We are very lucky that we have 11 returning players for the spring this year.  We have been working hard not only in the gym, but in the weight room and in our conditioning.  We play some outstanding teams this spring at our three first tournaments and we know that will help us prepare for a great fall schedule.  We are also excited about our final spring tourney, as our girls get a great opportunity to try some beach volleyball.  We’ve seen in the past that playing on the beach helps them become better players.”

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.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
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
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
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
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.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
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
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler