Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that catcher Lily Aasland has transferred into the Valpo softball program after redshirting last season at South Dakota. Aasland will be immediately eligible for the 2020 season and has four seasons of eligibility remaining.
Head coach Kate Stake and the Valparaiso University softball program will host a Fall Experience Camp on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Valpo Softball Complex. The camp is open to players who will graduate from high school from 2020 through 2025.
The Valparaiso softball program will be holding walk-on tryouts for the 2020 season on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 4-6 p.m. at the Valpo Softball Complex.
Valpo Softball junior pitcher Jenna Edwards (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark [Chattanooga State C.C.]) has earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team following her pair of complete-game efforts in the circle at the tournament.
Valpo Softball saw its 2019 season come to a close on Thursday afternoon in the second round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in Peoria, Ill., as Illinois State downed the Brown and Gold by a 4-1 final to knock Valpo out of the single-elimination tournament.
Junior pitcher Jenna Edwards (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark [Chattanooga State C.C.]) threw a season-high 148 pitches to earn her first shutout win in a Valpo uniform, and the Brown and Gold - led by a four-hit effort from freshman Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) which tied an MVC Tournament record - banged out 10 hits and drew six walks in a 5-0 win in the tournament opener against Evansville Wednesday evening inside the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex Dome. With the win, Valpo advances to face Illinois State Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Valpo Softball freshman center fielder Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) has been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team, as announced by the conference office Wednesday morning.
Valpo heads to the 2019 MVC Tournament this week in Peoria, Ill. As the tenth seed, Valpo opens tournament play against seventh-seeded Evansville on Wednesday evening. The Brown and Gold will have to win five games in a row in the single-elimination bracket to claim the tournament title.
Valpo Softball junior pitcher Jenna Edwards (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark [Chattanooga State C.C.]) has been named the final Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week of the 2019 regular season after two of her best performances of the season in the circle last weekend against Illinois State.