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March 14, 2006
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding several camps this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields.
February 16, 2006
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced the addition of eight players as members of his incoming freshman class for the 2006 season. Mele Cabral, Courtney Gwinn, Ashlie Harder, Sarah Jewell, Jaclyn Kondratko, Anneliese Michl, Alyse Venticinque, and Jessie White will join a Crusader quad that won the Mid-Continent Conference championship in 2005.
December 27, 2005
Valparaiso University's Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) has been named to Soccer Buzz Magazine's Great Lakes Region Third Team as a midfielder the online magazine has announced.
December 15, 2005
Valparaiso University is one of 48 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 (NSCAA) for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2004-2005 academic year.
November 11, 2005
Valparaiso played solid defense against the defending national champions for most of the match, but in the end, second seeded Notre Dame was too much for the Crusaders, as the Fighting Irish defeated the Brown and Gold 6-0 on Friday evening in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament before 1,530 fans at Alumni Field in South Bend, Ind.
November 10, 2005
Valparaiso University's Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) has been named to Soccer Buzz Magazine's Elite Team of the Week for her efforts last week at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
November 09, 2005
Fresh off of its first Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament titles in school history, Valparaiso is set to venture into more unchartered waters on Friday evening as the Crusaders take on Notre Dame in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
November 08, 2005
Tickets for Valparaiso University's women's soccer NCAA First Round match for Friday evening at Notre Dame are $7 for adults and $3 children, students, and senior citizens and will be available at the gate. The match will also be broadcast on WVUR (95.1-FM) and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
November 07, 2005
Valparaiso University's women's soccer team will face a formidable opponent on Friday evening in its first NCAA Tournament appearance as the Crusaders have drawn defending national champion Notre Dame in the First Round to be played in South Bend, Ind. at 6:30 p.m. CST.
November 06, 2005
Valparaiso is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program's history as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 3-1 on Sunday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. to claim its first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title.
November 04, 2005
For the second straight season and third time in the program's history Valparaiso is headed to the Mid-Continent Conference championship match as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 2-0 in the semifinals on Friday evening in Tulsa, Okla.
November 03, 2005
Valparaiso University women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony was named the Mid-Continent Conference co-Coach of the Year and five Crusaders were named to either the league's First or Second Team on Thursday evening at the championship banquet held in Tulsa, Okla.
October 31, 2005
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team heads into the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament this weekend as the second seed and will face Southern Utah on Friday evening in the semifinals beginning at 7 p.m.
October 29, 2005
Valparaiso's bid for an outright Mid-Continent Conference title fell short on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 1-0 match to Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah.
October 23, 2005
A pair of seniors scored for Valparaiso on Senior Day as the Crusaders closed the home portion of the 2005 schedule on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over IPFW at Eastgate Field.
October 21, 2005
Oakland scored two goals 52 seconds apart early in the second half as the Golden Grizzlies defeated Valparaiso 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 16, 2005
Valparaiso ran its record to a perfect 6-0 at home this season, setting a new school record for victories at Eastgate Field, as the Crusaders defeated Youngstown State 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.
October 14, 2005
A pair of second half goals propelled Valparaiso to a 2-0 victory over IUPUI on Friday evening in Indianapolis, Ind. and kept the Crusaders perfect in the Mid-Continent Conference.
October 09, 2005
Valparaiso saw its three-match unbeaten streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders went on the road and dropped a 2-0 decision to Loyola (Ill.) in Chicago.
October 07, 2005
Valparaiso has reached the midway point of the Mid-Continent Conference schedule unbeaten while kicking off Homecoming weekend in style at the University as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 2-0 on a cool, crisp Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 03, 2005
Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley North H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading Valparaiso to a win over Oral Roberts on Saturday, moving the Crusaders into sole possession of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
October 01, 2005
The Crusaders fired 15 shots on goal and got a tally in the 61st minute from Lori Johnson (Sachse, Texas/Naaman Forest) to knock off defending Mid-Continent Conference champion and pre-season favorite Oral Roberts 2-1 in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday night.
September 27, 2005
Valparaiso University's Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel H.S.) and Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.) were both named to the Diadora Classic All-Tournament Team at the event's conclusion.
September 25, 2005
Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley) made eight saves for her second shutout of the season, but the Valpo offense could not score and played Creighton to a scoreless tie Sunday at the Diadora Classic in Omaha, Nebraska.
September 23, 2005
For the second straight match Valparaiso was the victim of a 2-0 loss as the Crusaders dropped the opening match of the Diadora Classic on Friday afternoon to North Dakota State in Omaha, Neb.
September 20, 2005
Valparaiso battled for 90 minutes on Tuesday afternoon in Evanston, Ill., but in the end fell to Northwestern 2-0.
September 19, 2005
Valparaiso University freshman Lori Johnson (Sachse, Texas/Naaman Forest H.S.) has been selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a victory over Western Illinois in the Mid-Continent Conference opener on Sunday.
September 18, 2005
Valparaiso jumped in front early, added a goal late in the first half, and hung on to defeat Western Illinois 2-1 on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both schools.
September 11, 2005
Kendall Brown scored three times and added an assist as Valparaiso defeated Cleveland State 5-2 on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.
September 09, 2005
Four second half goals, three in the final 18 minutes helped lead Toledo to a 4-0 victory over Valparaiso on Friday afternoon at Scott Park in Toledo, Ohio.
September 07, 2005
Brittany Derksen (Chugiak, Alaska/Chugiak H.S.) and Courtney Rahrig (Centennial, Colo./J.K. Mullen H.S.) brought home Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week honors for Valparaiso after leading the Crusaders to two wins over the weekend.
September 04, 2005
Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) had a goal and two assists while Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.) tied Valparaiso's career shutout record as they led the Crusaders to a 3-0 victory over Indiana State on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 02, 2005
Brittany Derksen (Chugiak, Alaska/Chugiak H.S.) scored just the third hat trick in Crusader soccer history and Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel H.S.) added a pair of goals as Valparaiso downed Lipscomb 6-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
August 28, 2005
Lori Johnson (Sachse, Texas/Naaman Forest H.S.) scored late in the first half to give Valparaiso the lead at intermission but Erica Rohren scored a pair of goals in the second stanza to give Central Michigan a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders on Sunday afternoon in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
August 26, 2005
Behind a pair of freshmen, Valparaiso scored twice in the final six minutes of the match to come from behind and defeat Murray State 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the Crusaders' season opener.
August 21, 2005
Valparaiso concluded its 2005 exhibition season on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 2-0 decision to Indiana in Bloomington, Ind.
August 18, 2005
After waiting out a thunderstorm for nearly 40 minutes, Valparaiso opened its 2005 exhibition season on Thursday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 decision to Grand Valley State at Eastgate Field.
August 17, 2005
Expectations are high for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold begins the 13th season of women's soccer.
August 15, 2005
Valparaiso University's women's soccer team has been tabbed to finish in fourth place in the Mid-Continent Conference in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
August 10, 2005
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 42 live soccer and volleyball matches this fall, including several road contests this upcoming season.
July 05, 2005
Valparaiso University head coach Stephen Anthony has announced the promotion of John Marovich to associate head coach for the Crusaders' women's soccer program.
July 05, 2005
A pair of Valparaiso University incoming freshmen, Jackie Thomas (KC Dynamos) and Laura Murphy (Eclipse, Ill.), advanced to the United States Youth Soccer Region 2 U-18 Girls' Championship on June 29 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
May 19, 2005
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced his 2005 fall soccer schedule.
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