The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has added another strong class to its program, as head coach John Marovich announced on Thursday that seven high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Valpo program as freshmen for the 2019 season.
Valparaiso University senior forward Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) was named a Missouri Valley Conference First Team Scholar-Athlete today as the conference office released the women’s soccer Scholar-Athlete squads.
Highlighted by the repeat selection of senior forward Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) to the Missouri Valley Conference First Team, three Valparaiso University women’s soccer players earned MVC postseason recognition on Thursday evening. Senior defender Kelsey Jahn (Oregon, Wis./Oregon) was a Second Team All-MVC pick, while freshman Morgen Metzger (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) earned a spot on the conference’s All-Freshman Team.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team put on a show for its home fans in the season finale Thursday afternoon at Brown Field, as Valpo struck for four goals in the final 16 minutes to close out a 5-1 victory in MVC play over Indiana State. Fittingly, all five of Valpo’s goals came from seniors on Thursday.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team closes out the 2018 season on Thursday afternoon on Brown Field, as Valpo hosts Indiana State in the season finale for both sides.
On a day where sustained winds were over 30 miles per hour and gusts reached 50 miles per hour, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team was unable to overcome an early deficit, falling on the road at UNI Saturday afternoon by a 3-0 final.
Loyola scored a goal in each half Wednesday night as the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team fell to the Ramblers, 2-0, in MVC action on Brown Field.
Battles for positioning in the Missouri Valley Conference take center stage this week for the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team, as just three fixtures remain in the regular season. Valpo hosts Loyola on Brown Field Wednesday night before playing at UNI in its final road game of the regular season on Saturday afternoon.
It’s a special day in any young person’s life when they get the chance to sign with a Division I athletics program. Monday evening, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer program –in conjunction with Team IMPACT – had the opportunity to welcome a very special new member into the team in a moving signing ceremony, as 16-year-old Lauren Moody signed a Letter of Agreement to officially be drafted into the Valpo program.
After allowing just one goal over 200 minutes of action in a pair of Missouri Valley Conference matches last week, Valparaiso University sophomore goalkeeper Kezia Gesell (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Glenlawn Collegiate Institute) was named the MVC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team earned its second result in MVC play this week, battling to a 1-1 draw with visiting Missouri State on a chilly Saturday night on Brown Field.
Coming off clean sheets in each of its last two matches, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team looks to extend its shutout streak in a key Missouri Valley Conference matchup against Missouri State at Brown Field on Saturday night. Free scarves will be handed out to the first 200 fans in attendance.
Three points before noon on a Monday is a good way to start the week, and that’s exactly what the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team did Monday morning. Valpo got first-half goals from senior Caitlyn Oliver (Commerce Township, Mich./Walled Lake Northern) and junior Julia Lehnen (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Menomonee Falls) and a strong effort from sophomore goalkeeper Kezia Gesell (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Glenlawn Collegiate Institute) to earn a 2-0 road win in MVC play over Illinois State.
Due to inclement weather and field conditions, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team’s MVC matchup at Illinois State Sunday has been postponed until Monday morning at 10 a.m. The match will now be played at The Corn Crib in Normal, Ill.
For the 16th consecutive year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team was awarded the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization today.
An unseasonably warm evening was the backdrop for the non-conference finale for the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team Wednesday night at Brown Field, as Valpo and UIC played to a scoreless draw.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team closes out non-conference play on Wednesday at Brown Field as it hosts UIC at 7:30 p.m. The match against the Flames will be the program’s annual pancreatic cancer awareness match, with the team auctioning off purple uniforms to raise money for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Valpo then starts a five-match MVC run to the end of the regular season on Sunday afternoon at Illinois State.
For the second straight match to open Missouri Valley Conference play, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 decision, this time falling by one goal at Evansville Saturday night.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team continues Missouri Valley Conference play on Saturday evening with its first road game of the conference schedule, making the trek to the southwest corner of Indiana to take on Evansville.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team battled toe-to-toe with defending Missouri Valley Conference regular season champion Drake in both sides’ MVC opener Sunday afternoon at Brown Field, but the Bulldogs found the golden goal in the 98th minute to come away with the 1-0 victory.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team opens Missouri Valley Conference action this weekend as it hosts defending conference regular season champion Drake. Sunday’s match is a “Gold Out” for Valpo, as they partner with Alex’s Lemonade Stand and Valpo Love Your Melon in the fight against pediatric cancer.
For the second time this season, senior Ava Porlier (Downers Grove, Ill./South) struck for a match-winning goal with less than 10 minutes to play, this time heading home a corner kick from senior Natalia Kontul (Solon, Ohio/Solon) in the 87th minute to give the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team a 2-1 victory Sunday afternoon at IUPUI.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team faces its final tune-up before the start of Missouri Valley Conference play as it makes the trip to Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon for a non-conference meeting with IUPUI.
A late first-half penalty kick proved to be the difference on Sunday evening, as the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at Belmont.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team returned to the road for the first time in three weekends on Friday evening, falling at Middle Tennessee State by a 4-0 final.
For the first time in three weekends, the Valparaiso University women's soccer team hits the road, traveling to the Volunteer State for a pair of matchups. Valpo will take on Middle Tennessee State on Friday night before heading to Nashville for a Sunday afternoon fixture at Belmont.
Valparaiso University women’s soccer senior Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) raked in a pair of honors on Tuesday following her record-setting Senior Day on Sunday afternoon, as she was named Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week and earned a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week.
When it comes to Senior Day memories, Sunday’s performance by Valparaiso University senior Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) ranks right up there with the best. After being forced off for five minutes early in the first half with a cleat issue, Griffith came back on sporting new shoes and proceeded to strike for four goals in the next 32 minutes, setting a program record for goals in a match as Valpo took down Robert Morris (Pa.) by a 4-2 final.
August literally went out with a bang Friday night at Brown Field, as thunderstorms moving through the area forced the cancellation of the Valpo-Bowling Green women’s soccer match. The match will not be made up.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team stays at home for a second straight weekend, hosting two more matches in a three-day span. Valpo welcomes Bowling Green to Brown Field on Friday before taking on Robert Morris (Pa.) on Sunday afternoon. The latter game will serve as the program’s Senior Day, as Valpo recognizes its senior class prior to the contest.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team fought back from an early one-goal deficit Sunday evening at Brown Field against Purdue Fort Wayne, but the Mastodons scored the decisive goal in the 68th minute as Valpo fell by a 2-1 final.
A penalty kick early in the second half proved to be the turning point Friday night as the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team hosted Toledo at Brown Field, as the Rockets took advantage of the foul in the area in the 48th minute to take the lead en route to a 2-0 defeat for Valpo.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team kicks off a four-match homestand with two contests at Brown Field this weekend, looking to continue its unbeaten start to the 2018 campaign. Valpo hosts Toledo Friday night in the back half of the Futbol at Brown doubleheader with the men’s soccer program, and then closes out the home weekend on Sunday with a late-afternoon matchup against Purdue Fort Wayne.
As part of Valparaiso University’s Welcome Week festivities, Valpo Athletics will be hosting “Futbol at Brown Field” on Friday, Aug. 24 – an event surrounding the men’s and women’s soccer doubleheader to help kick off the 2018-2019 athletic season.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team closed out an undefeated opening weekend of the regular season on Sunday afternoon in Charleston, Ill., battling Eastern Illinois to a 0-0, double-overtime draw on a warm, sunny day.
Facing a one-goal deficit early in the second half on Friday evening in Green Bay, Wis., the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team rallied with a pair of goals, with redshirt junior Ava Porlier (Downers Grove, Ill./South) connecting on the match-winner in the 83rd minute to give Valpo a 2-1 victory over Green Bay in both teams’ season opener.
The 26th season of Valparaiso University women’s soccer kicks off this weekend with a pair of road matches. Valpo opens the campaign Friday evening on the not-so-frozen tundra at Green Bay before turning around for a Sunday afternoon matchup against Eastern Illinois.
Valparaiso University women’s soccer senior forward Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) represents Valpo on the Missouri Valley Conference preseason All-Conference squad, as announced by the conference office Monday. Valpo was picked to finish in sixth place in the preseason poll.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team downed former league foe Oakland Saturday evening in Rochester, Mich. by a 2-0 final in both squads’ exhibition finale.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team twice battled back from a goal down as it opened exhibition play on Wednesday afternoon with a 2-2 draw against Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Valparaiso University women’s soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that Rhianna Krutz has joined the program as an assistant coach heading into the 2018 season. Krutz most recently spent the 2017 season as director of operations for the Dayton women’s soccer program.