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Valpo Picked to Sixth in Horizon League Women's Soccer Poll
Jackie Kondratko and Valpo open the season August 21. (Ray Acevedo)
Jackie Kondratko and Valpo open the season August 21. (Ray Acevedo)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in sixth place in the league’s 2009 preseason women’s soccer poll according to the voting done by the other conference head coaches.

Second year head coach John Marovich returns 12 letterwinners, including eight starters from last year’s 10-6-3 season.

The Crusaders tallied 25 points in the preseason poll to place sixth, one vote more than Green Bay and three ahead of Cleveland State.

Milwaukee was picked to win the league crown followed by Loyola and Wright State.  Butler and Detroit were tabbed fourth and fifth respectively while Youngstown State rounded out the poll.

The voting, done by the league’s head coaches, awarded eight points for a first place vote through one point for an eighth place vote.  Coaches could not vote for their own team.

Valparaiso will open the 2009 regular season on Friday, August 21, as the Crusaders head to Morehead, Ky. to face Morehead State.  Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CDT.  

 

2009 Horizon League Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll

 

1.

Milwaukee (7)

63

2.

Loyola (2)

53

3.

Wright State

50

4.

Butler

48

5.

Detroit

31

6.

Valparaiso

25

7.

Green Bay

24

8.

Cleveland State

22

9.

Youngstown State

8

 

(First place votes in parentheses)

 

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