The Valparaiso University women’s golf team will host the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, becoming the first Crusader team to host a conference championship event since the University joined the MVC on July 1, 2017.
The event will be held at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind. from April 14-16, 2019. It will also mark the first time the Valpo women’s golf program has hosted a conference championship event.
In head coach Jonathan Haas’ second season in 2017-18, the program made the leap to the prestigious Missouri Valley Conference after 10 years in the Horizon League. Valpo enjoyed one of the program’s best seasons, finishing with a team scoring average of 326.06, a mark that ranks fourth all-time. The team finished the season strong, setting season lows three straight rounds in the MVC Championship in Newton, Kan., culminating with a 315 in Round 3. Valpo finished with a 953 over the three rounds, a mark that ranks fifth in program history for 54-hole team score. That was Valpo’s second-best conference championship performance in program history and the best since a 950 in the Horizon League Championship that spanned April 26-28, 2013.
The MVC also announced host institutions for its other championships on Thursday, including women’s soccer (Loyola), men’s soccer (Evansville), volleyball (Missouri State), softball (Bradley) and baseball (Illinois State). The full list of championship sites is available below.
2018-19 Missouri Valley Conference Championship Sites
Oct. 5-7 MVC Individual Tennis Championship Springfield, Mo. (Missouri State)
Oct. 27 MVC Cross Country Championship (M/W) Peoria, Ill. (Bradley)
O28/N2-4 *MVC Soccer Championship (W) Chicago, Ill. (Loyola)
N7-9-11 MVC Soccer Championship (M) Evansville, Ind. (Evansville)
Nov. 22-24 MVC Volleyball Championship Springfield, Mo. (Missouri State)
Feb. 20-23 MVC Swimming & Diving Championship (W) Columbia, Mo. (Missouri State)
Feb. 23-24 MVC Indoor Track & Field (M/W) Cedar Falls, Iowa (UNI)
March 7-10 MVC Basketball Championship (M) St. Louis, Mo.
March 14-17 MVC Basketball Championship (W) Moline, Ill.
April 14-16 MVC Golf Championship (W) Chesterton, Ind. (Valparaiso)
April 22-23 MVC Golf Championship (M) Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. (Missouri State)
April 26-28 MVC Tennis Championship Cedar Falls, Iowa (UNI)
May 9-11 MVC Softball Championship Peoria, Ill. (Bradley)
May 10-12 MVC Outdoor Track & Field (M/W) TBD
May 21-25 MVC Baseball Championship Normal, Ill. (Illinois State)
*The opening round of the MVC Women’s Soccer Championship will be Sunday, Oct. 28, at campus sites.