The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has added another standout class to its program, as head coach John Marovich announced on Friday that nine future Crusaders have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Valpo program as freshmen for the 2016 season.
Six Valparaiso University student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this morning. The men’s soccer program had two student-athletes honored, while women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s cross country and women’s cross country each boasted one honoree.
Valparaiso University women’s soccer senior Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) has been honored as the Horizon League co-Scholar Athlete of the Season for the completed fall season of sports, the league office announced Tuesday.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team had a pair of players earn All-Great Lakes Region honors, as both senior Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) and junior April Cronin (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) received Third Team All-Region accolades as the NSCAA announced its annual award winners on Friday. Both Craven and Cronin earned All-Region recognition for the second straight season.
For the first time in Valparaiso University athletics history, the Crusaders had a pair of teammates both honored as CoSIDA First Team Academic All-Americans, as women’s soccer seniors Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) and Jenny Fassbinder (Hudson, Wis./Hudson) both were named First Team Academic All-Americans on Tuesday.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team carried the majority of the play in its Horizon League Championship first-round matchup at Wright State Monday night, but the Raiders would eventually come out on top, as the Crusaders fell 2-1 to end their season.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team had three players earn Horizon League postseason awards, as the league announced its postseason honors Monday afternoon. Both senior midfielder Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) and junior forward April Cronin (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) repeated as First Team All-League honorees, while freshman midfielder Kelsey Jahn (Oregon, Wis./Oregon) represented the Crusaders on the All-Freshman Team.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team opens up defense of its Horizon League tournament title Monday night as it travels to Wright State for a first-round matchup. The Crusaders earned the tournament’s fifth seed with last Friday’s win over Cleveland State, while the Raiders enter the tournament as the fourth seed.
It was only fitting that, in their final match at home on Brown Field, a pair of seniors teamed up for the match-winning goal, as Shelby Oelschlager (Glendale, Ariz./Mountain Ridge) finished a cross from Jenny Fassbinder (Hudson, Wis./Hudson) in the 101st minute to give Valparaiso a 1-0 win over Cleveland State Friday evening. With the victory, the Crusaders assured themselves a berth in the Horizon League Championship, where they will be the fifth seed and play Monday at fourth-seeded Wright State.