Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Kate Stake has been hired as the new head coach of the Crusader softball program. Stake comes to Valpo with eight seasons of assistant coaching experience at the Division I level, most recently serving as an assistant at mid-major power Hofstra.
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team took a break from summer workouts on Monday to give back to the community of sophomore Alec Peters, whose hometown of Washington, Ill. was devastated by a massive tornado last November.
The Valparaiso Nationals won the 2014 Indiana District 1 Minor League (9-10 year olds) Tournament by Defeating the Valparaiso Americans team at Lakes of the Four Seasons on Thursday July 17th. The Nationals went 6-0 in the event, advancing to the State Tournament beginning July 22nd, also hosted by LOFS Little League. The Valpo Nationals will face teams from the other 13 districts around Indiana for the right to become State Champion.
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team placed three players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-2014 Honors Court, as announced by the organization today. The Crusaders’ three players were the most honored from any Horizon League school.
John Hammersmith, 65 years old, from Hobart, a Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range Ranger has been golfing for years, and has never hit a hole-in-one. But, in the last 8 days he has had not one, but two holes-in-one!