Valparaiso University women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced that Brittany Derksen has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders and will join four others as freshmen for the 2004 season.
Valparaiso University was one of just 23 Division I schools to receive the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for both men's and women's soccer during the 2002-2003 season. The awards were handed out as part of the annual NSCAA Convention recently held in Charlotte, N.C.
For the second time this weekend Valparaiso's women's soccer team played to a double-overtime tie, as the Crusaders and Western Illinois played for 110 minutes before settling for a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) scored twice and Valparaiso overcame a pair of red cards as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 2-1 in Valpo's Mid-Continent Conference opener in Cedar City, Utah.
Valparaiso University's Jennifer Bartels (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores H.S.) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to their first victory of the season.
Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) scored her first collegiate goal in overtime and Jennifer Bartels (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores H.S.) tallied a pair of goals as Valparaiso downed Eastern Illinois 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field for the first victory of the season for the Crusaders.
Valparaiso University's women's soccer match that was scheduled for Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field against Bowling Green has been cancelled due to thunderstorms in the Valparaiso area. The match will not be made up.
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team has been selected to finish in third place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings according to the preseason poll selected by the league's head coaches.
Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) scored three times as Valparaiso's women's soccer team concluded its exhibition portion of its schedule defeating DePauw 4-2 on Sunday afternoon in Greencastle, Ind.