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June 17, 2013
Valparaiso placed 19 student-athletes over seven sports on the Horizon League's 2013 Spring Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office. The 19 honorees tied for the most from any league institution.
May 11, 2013
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) set a new school record in the hammer throw at the GVSU Last Chance Meet in Allendale, Mich. on Saturday.
May 08, 2013
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) placed third in the hammer throw on Wednesday at the Hillsdale Classic in Hillsdale, Mich.
May 05, 2013
Freshman Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) and sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) paced the Crusader women’s track and field team on Sunday at the final day of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
May 04, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team posted three top-four finishes from field events on Saturday at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
May 03, 2013
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) took first in the hammer throw and sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) placed third in the 10,000-meter run on Friday to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team at the opening day of the Horizon League Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
April 27, 2013
In their final tune-up before the Horizon League Championship, the Valparaiso women’s track team placed fifth at Saturday’s Redhawk Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.
April 22, 2013
Valparaiso placed nine student-athletes over six sports on the Horizon League's 2012-13 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office today.
April 21, 2013
Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) each recorded a second-place finish to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.
April 18, 2013
Inclement weather in Wisconsin has caused the Valparaiso track and field teams to make a schedule change for this weekend’s competition.
April 13, 2013
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) recorded a first-place finish and a fourth-place finish at Saturday’s Eagle Invitational in Lisle, Ill., and the Crusader women’s track and field team posted many high marks in the competition.
April 07, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s track team closed out competition at both the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill. and the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. on Saturday.
April 05, 2013
Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) each posted fourth-place finishes on Friday to lead the Valparaiso women’s track team at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C.
March 30, 2013
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) was a double-winner to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.
March 26, 2013
Junior Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland) has been named Horizon League Female Runner of the Week for her performance at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational on Saturday.
March 26, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s and women’s track teams have altered their meet schedule for the next two weeks.
March 24, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team recorded four first-place finishes in the season-opening Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational held in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.
March 01, 2013
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) finished first in the weight throw and third in the shot put at the Gill Athletics Final Qualifier on Friday at Kenosha, Wis.
February 24, 2013
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) each recorded top-five finishes to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team on the second day of the Horizon League Indoor Championships at the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Ohio on Sunday afternoon.
February 23, 2013
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) took second in the weight throw and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) took third in the pole vault to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team on the first day of the Horizon League Indoor Championships at the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday.
February 16, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s track team recorded six top-five finishes at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.
February 08, 2013
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) won the weight throw and took second in the shot put, and Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) placed second in the 3000-meter run to help the Valparaiso women’s track team to a fifth-place finish at the Chicagoland Championships on Friday in Naperville, Ill.
February 02, 2013
Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland) each set season-bests in leading the Crusader women’s track team at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind. and the YSU National Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio, respectively.
February 01, 2013
Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) took fourth place in the pole vault to lead the Crusader women’s track team on day one of the YSU Mid-Major Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio.
January 26, 2013
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill/Lake Park) and Kelly Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) each recorded wins for the Valparaiso women’s track team at the IPFW Quadrangular at Fort Wayne, Ind. on Saturday.
January 22, 2013
Valparaiso sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) earned her first Horizon League Female Runner of the Week honors for her performance on Saturday at the Mike Lints Alumni Open held at Grand Valley State.
January 18, 2013
Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) took third-place in the 5000-meter run to lead the Valparaiso women’s track team at the Mike Lints Alumni Open held at Grand Valley State University.
January 11, 2013
Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) each recorded a pair of top-10 finishes for the Valparaiso women’s track team at the Bob Eubanks Open held at Grand Valley State on Friday.
December 12, 2012
Valparaiso junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) was named Horizon League Field Athlete of the Week after a pair of top-five finishes at the Redbird Open on Saturday.
December 08, 2012
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) brought home a pair of top-five finishes for the women’s track and field team at the Redbird Open at Illinois State on Saturday.
December 01, 2012
The Valparaiso women's track and field squad opened the indoor season on Saturday at the Mastodon Opener in Fort Wayne, Ind.
November 23, 2012
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today the Crusaders' schedule for the upcoming 2012-2013 campaign.
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