Valparaiso University women’s soccer head coach John Marovich announced his squad’s schedule for the upcoming 2016 season today, a schedule which includes eight home games at Brown Field.
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 Fall 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.
November 14th, 2014 represents one of the flagship dates in Valpo women's soccer history. For Vanesa Abad, it was the day she found herself at the intersection of deja vu and a self-fulfilled prophecy. The former Ohio State Buckeye has found a new home right here at Valpo: both on and off the field.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team faces the final match day of the 2015 regular season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders host Cleveland State on Brown Field. With a win on Friday, Valpo will secure a bid in the Horizon League Championship, while a draw could also put the Crusaders into the tournament with some help. Friday night’s match will also serve as the team’s annual breast cancer awareness match.
Valparaiso women’s soccer seniors Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) and Jenny Fassbinder (Hudson, Wis./Hudson) have both been named First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District V honorees, as announced by the organization today. Both Craven and Fassbinder, who repeat as First Team Academic All-District recipients, are be eligible for Academic All-America honors.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team dominated the stat sheet Saturday afternoon in a Horizon League match at Detroit, but in the end, it was the Titans who came away with the match-winner in the second overtime period to send the Crusaders to a 1-0 defeat.
A goal less than two minutes into the match proved to be the difference Wednesday evening in Milwaukee, Wis., as the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Milwaukee in Horizon League play.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team faces a pair of key Horizon League road matches this week as the league table starts to shake out. With just three matches remaining in league play for all teams, the Crusaders head to Milwaukee Wednesday evening to take on the first-place Panthers. Valpo then journeys over to Detroit for a Saturday afternoon showdown with the Titans.
Senior Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) put the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team ahead just over a minute into the Crusaders’ Horizon League match against Green Bay at Brown Field Saturday night, and Craven would complete her brace with a wonderful strike midway through the first half as the Crusaders took down the Phoenix, 2-1.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team continues play at home at Brown Field Saturday night, when Horizon League foe Green Bay comes to town. Saturday’s match starts a stretch of four consecutive league matches to close out the regular season for the Crusaders. The first 200 students through the gates Saturday night will receive a free Valpo soccer scarf.
It was a successful Senior Day Sunday afternoon at Brown Field for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team, as the Crusaders honored the six members of their senior class prior to the game and then went on to take down Loyola, 3-1, in their final non-league game of the season. Senior Shelby Oelschlager (Glendale, Ariz./Mountain Ridge) recorded the first multi-goal game of her career, including the match-winner in the 60th minute.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team dropped a Horizon League matchup to league newcomer Northern Kentucky on Brown Field Friday evening by a 3-2 final, as the Norse struck for the match-winning goal in the 101st minute.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team returns home to Brown Field for a pair of matches this weekend. The Crusaders host Northern Kentucky in a key Horizon League battle Friday night, and then turn around to take on Loyola on Sunday afternoon. During warmups prior to Friday’s game, the Crusaders will be wearing purple shirts in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, while Sunday’s game will serve as the team’s Senior Day. Check out head coach John Marovich's thoughts on the team's recent play and his look ahead to this weekend on this week's edition of the Valpo Coaches Show.
For the first time since October of 2013, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team suffered a loss within Horizon League play, as the Crusaders were unable to hold onto a one-goal lead in an eventual 3-1 defeat at Oakland Saturday evening in Rochester, Mich.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team poured on the pressure in the second half of its Horizon League fixture Wednesday night at Brown Field against UIC, and ultimately made it pay, as the Crusaders found the back of the net twice in the final 16 minutes of a 3-1 win over the Flames.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team faces a key week with a pair of Horizon League clashes. Coming off a big win at Youngstown State last weekend, the Crusaders will host UIC on Wednesday evening at Brown Field before traveling to Oakland for a Saturday night fixture. Both matches can be seen live on ESPN3.com. The Crusaders will be wearing gold laces for Wednesday's game as a part of Go4TheGoal's Lace Up for Pediatric Cancer campaign.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team put together one of the most prolific offensive performances in program history Saturday to earn a 6-0 road victory in Horizon League play at Youngstown State. Freshman Cory Griffith led the way for the Crusaders with a pair of goals.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team hits the road for the first time in Horizon League action this weekend, as the Crusaders travel to take on Youngstown State Saturday night.
For the 13th consecutive year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team was awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization this week.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team opened defense of its Horizon League crown Saturday night at Brown Field, and for the fifth straight game the Crusaders went into double overtime, this time ending in a 1-1 draw with Wright State. Valpo's scheduled match Sunday versus Indiana State has been canceled.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team will have to wait one more day to begin defense of its Horizon League title, as due to inclement weather in the area, the Crusaders’ league opener versus Wright State has been postponed and will now be played on Brown Field at 7 p.m. Saturday evening. In addition, due to this change, Sunday's scheduled contest with Indiana State has been canceled with no makeup date as of now.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team begins defense of its Horizon League championship from last season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders host Wright State at Brown Field to open up league play. Valpo then closes out the four-match homestand Sunday afternoon versus Indiana State. Check out head coach John Marovich's thoughts on the early part of the season in the attached Valpo Coaches Show.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team had a myriad of opportunities at goal Sunday afternoon, recording one of the highest shot counts in program history, but the Crusaders were only able to finish one chance as they drew 1-1 with Bowling Green at Brown Field in their final match prior to the start of league play.
Less than two minutes from the end of overtime Friday night at Brown Field, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking defeat, as Eastern Washington scored in the 109th minute to send the Crusaders to a 2-1 defeat.
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens the 2015 home campaign this weekend with its final two matches before the start of Horizon League action. The Crusaders will host Eastern Washington Friday night before taking on Bowling Green Sunday afternoon.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team jumped out on top by two goals Sunday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ky. in its last of five straight road matches to open the season, but a pair of weather delays sucked the momentum away from the Crusaders as WKU rallied with a pair of goals to force a 2-2 draw.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team peppered shots at the Belmont defense throughout Friday evening’s matchup in Nashville, but needed every single attempt, as the final of 27 shots resulted in a golden goal in the 101st minute off the boot of junior April Cronin (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) to give the Crusaders a 2-1 win.
The longest season-opening road trip in program history - and the longest stretch of road games for the program since 2000 - comes to an end this weekend for the Valparaiso University women's soccer team, as the Crusaders play two more road contests. Valpo will face Belmont Friday afternoon before concluding the stretch of five straight road games at Western Kentucky on Sunday.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team earned a win over fellow mid-major foe Miami (Ohio), scoring a goal in each half to down the RedHawks Friday afternoon, 2-0, in Oxford, Ohio.
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team closed out its first weekend of regular season play on Sunday at Evanston Township H.S., as the Crusaders dropped a 2-0 decision to Northwestern.
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opened the 2015 regular season Friday evening at #9 Notre Dame, falling to the Fighting Irish by a 6-0 final.
Coming off of the most successful season in program history, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens the 2015 campaign this weekend with a pair of tough road tests, traveling to face off against #9 Notre Dame Friday night before heading into Illinois to take on Northwestern Sunday afternoon. The season opener against the Fighting Irish is a rematch of last year's season finale in the NCAA Tournament.
Coming off of a perfect run through the Horizon League schedule in 2014, culminating with the program’s first Horizon League regular season and tournament championships, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team is a unanimous choice to finish atop the league table again in 2015, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches. Check out head coach John Marovich's thoughts on the upcoming season in the first Valpo Coaches Show of the year!
The Valparaiso women’s soccer closed out its weekend of exhibition games at Brown Field Sunday afternoon, falling to Central Michigan 1-0.
A goal by senior Sarrah Ludwig (Downers Grove, Ill./South) early in the second half was enough for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team to equalize in its exhibition opener at Ohio Friday afternoon, as the two squads battled to a 1-1 draw. The Crusaders turn around quickly to conclude exhibition play at Brown Field on Sunday.
Last season was a magical one for head coach John Marovich and the Valparaiso women's soccer team, as the Crusaders won a school-record 14 matches and ran through the Horizon League slate unblemished en route to just the second NCAA Tournament berth in program history. Now, the 2015 campaign awaits the Crusaders with the start of exhibition play Friday afternoon, and with eight starters returning this season - as well as the top six scorers from last year's team - expectations are high for a repeat league title this year for Valpo.
Coming off of the most decorated campaign by a single player in Valparaiso women’s soccer history, senior Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) reached another new height on Wednesday, becoming the first player in program history to earn a spot on the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy Watch List.
Valparaiso women’s soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that Alex Boehm has joined the Crusader program as a graduate assistant for the 2015 season. Boehm, who spent the last two seasons starting at goalkeeper at Wyoming, will work primarily with the Valpo goalkeepers.