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Valpo Picked 9th in PFL Preseason Coaches Poll

VU-Valpo-Picked-9th-in-PFL-Preseason-Coaches-PollValpo is projected to finish ninth in the Pioneer Football League this season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches. The league released the poll Tuesday, a day ahead of its announcement of preseason All-PFL teams.

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Trio of Crusaders Named All-America Scholars

VU-Trio-of-Crusaders-Named-All-America-ScholarsThree Valparaiso men’s golfers were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced this year's honorees this week. Graduated seniors Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington) and Eric Winters (Elgin, Ill./St. Edward) and senior-to-be Jared Magoline (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac [Marquette]) were the three Crusaders honored, matching the program’s highest number of honorees in a single season.

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Game On for eSports at CCSJ

CCSJ-AthleticsThe Calumet College of St. Joseph athletic department announces the addition of eSports to its Crimson Wave varsity sports line-up beginning this coming fall for 2015-16. The new program will be a scholarship sponsored sport competing in League of Legends, DOTA 2 and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

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Leser Will Serve as New Crimson Wave Tennis Coach

pleserThe Calumet College of St. Joseph athletic department announces the hire of Patrick Leser as its new head men’s and women’s tennis coach. Leser becomes the third head tennis coach for the Crimson Wave program taking over for Steve Cavazos who coached for CCSJ during the past eight seasons.

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Softball Adds Wright as Assistant Coach

VU-Softball-Adds-Wright-as-Assistant-CoachValparaiso softball head coach Kate Stake announced today the addition of Monica Wright to the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach, directly responsible for working with the program’s pitchers. Wright comes to Valpo from Bowling Green, where she spent the last four seasons guiding the Falcons’ pitchers.

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Crusaders Clean Up as ITA Releases 2015 Academic Award Winners

VU-Crusaders-Clean-Up-as-ITA-Releases-2015-Academic-Award-WinnersFive members of the Valpo men's tennis team were named 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office. Additionally, the Crusaders were one of just 78 squads nationwide - and the only Horizon League school - to earn distinction as an ITA All-Academic Team.

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Purdue Calumet Two-Sport Athlete Completes Zoo Internship

PUC-Purdue-Calumet-Two-Sport-Athlete-Completes-Zoo-InternshipKami Graber once had a fear of reptiles, mainly snakes. “Snakes get a bad rep,” Graber said, noting her previous feelings on the subject. The key word, of course, is ‘once.’

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