Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced that three players have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders this fall. Joining the Brown and Gold are Kendall Brown, Dana McGlone, and Reva Van Aartsen.
Valparaiso University is one of 53 intercollegiate soccer programs of all divisions to have both its men's and women's soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2003-2004 academic year.
Valparaiso will travel to Rochester, Mich. this weekend for the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Soccer Tournament. The Crusaders, the tournament's third seed, will battle second-seeded Centenary on Friday afternoon.
Led by Emily King's (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) selection to the Mid-Con First Team, four Valparaiso Crusaders were named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Teams at the league's championship banquet on Thursday evening.
Valparaiso University will battle Centenary College on Friday afternoon in the second semifinal of the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Soccer Tournament in Rochester, Mich. beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST.
Valparaiso closed out its 2004 regular season with a 1-0 victory over Central Michigan at Eastgate Field on Saturday afternoon to assure the Crusaders just their second winning season in school history.
Amy Miller's (Fort Wayne, Ind./Lakota West H.S., Ohio) goal three minutes into the second overtime capped off Valparaiso's late rally as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
Allison Swanson's (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley H.S.) goal in the 18th minute proved to be the difference as Valparaiso registered a 1-0 non-conference victory over North Dakota State on a rainy Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
Valparaiso University's Jen Bartels (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week following the Crusaders' 6-1 victory over Cleveland State on Sunday.
Jen Bartels (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores H.S.) tied a single-match school record with three assists and six different Crusaders scored as Valparaiso downed Cleveland State 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
Valparaiso University's Lindsay Holley (Waldorf, Md./Westlake H.S.) set a new Crusaders' career assist mark helping to lead the Brown and Gold to a 3-0 victory over Indiana State at Eastgate Field on Friday.
Kelly Faulkner's (Plymouth, Minn./Maple Grove H.S.) first goal of the season came with 2:54 remaining in regulation to help Valparaiso forge a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Toledo on Friday evening in Toledo, Ohio.
Valparaiso University's women's soccer team has been picked to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2004 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.
Freshman Brittany Derksen (Chugiak, Alaska/Chugiak H.S.) scored twice off of the bench helping lift Valparaiso to a 4-0 exhibition victory over Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on Thursday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
After a disappointing 2003 season in which Valparaiso University failed to qualify for the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2000, the Crusaders will look to reverse their fortunes as the 2004 campaign begins.
Valparaiso University's 2004 women's soccer schedule will feature eight home matches, including the final two contests of the regular season, as the Crusaders released their fall slate of games on Wednesday.