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Crusaders Head Into Horizon League Championship as Second Seed
Andrea Zappia carries a 19-8 record and a 2.04 ERA into the Horizon League Championship.
Andrea Zappia carries a 19-8 record and a 2.04 ERA into the Horizon League Championship.

Monday, May 05, 2008

2008 Horizon League Softball Championship Bracket

Fresh off of a record-setting regular season, the Valparaiso softball team heads into this weekend’s 2008 Horizon League Championship as the second seed.  The tournament will be contested in Chicago, Ill. at Loyola Softball Park, starting on Thursday, May 8.

The Crusaders enter the tournament with a 30-17 overall record, the first 30-win season in school history, and finished the Horizon League slate at 12-5, just 1.5 games back of regular season champion Cleveland State.  Valpo earned one of the three first-round byes by virtue of finishing second, and will open tournament play versus the winner of the UIC-Youngstown State first-round matchup at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Valpo has already set single-season records for RBIs, stolen bases, saves, strikeouts and fielding percentage in addition to breaking the previous program best for wins this year.  The Crusaders are led offensively by junior outfielder Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver) and senior catcher Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ontario/John Redmond), both of whom are hitting over .300 on the season.  Valpo is anchored in the circle by senior twirler Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central), who carries a 19-8 record and a 2.04 ERA into the tournament.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.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
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
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.
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
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler