Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that a pair of transfer student-athletes have agreed to join the Crusader softball program. Pitcher Mackenzie Grossmann comes to Valpo after spending two seasons at Morehead State, while infielder Jaymee Lawton joins the Crusaders after playing her freshman year at Utah Valley. Both Grossmann and Lawton will be immediately eligible to play for the defending Horizon League champions in 2017.
With the merger of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central set to be officially complete July 1, the newly formed Purdue Northwest Athletic Department is excited to announce the launch of its new web site on the same date.
Valparaiso University men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that Steffen Pulinx, a 6’3” defender from Genk, Belgium, will be joining the Crusader program as a freshman entering the 2016 season. Pulinx joins the previously announced class of incoming players to give Valpo an eight-player group of newcomers for 2016.
Valparaiso University men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today his side’s schedule for the upcoming 2016 season – a challenging slate which includes six matches against teams which finished in the top-75 in the nation in RPI last season, and eight home matches at Brown Field.
Indiana Northwest Women’s Basketball has announced the addition of Audrianna “A.J” Downs. Downs a 5’5” guard from Merrillville, Ind., joins the RedHawks following two highly successful seasons at Kirkwood Community College (Iowa) where she helped lead the Eagles to a 58-12 record. In Downs’ first season at Kirkwood the Eagles went 31-6 and captured the Region XI Championship and advanced to the 2015 NJCAA National Tournament.
13 Valparaiso University student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office today. The men’s track and field team had four honorees from the outdoor season, while the women’s squad had three honorees. Three baseball players earned Academic All-League accolades, while softball, men’s golf and men’s tennis each had one recipient apiece.
The National Women's Basketball Hall of Fame located in Knoxville, Tennessee has requested the jersey worn by IU Northwest All-American guard Nicki Monahan to be included in the museum's annual Ring of Honor exhibit this coming year. The exhibit will feature jerseys worn by high school and college All-Americans during their 2015-16 seasons. In all more than 100 jerseys will be on display from the nation's most outstanding players in the annual exhibit now through May 2017.
Valparaiso University volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today her program’s schedule for the upcoming 2016 campaign. The Crusaders graduate just one senior from last season’s 27-win squad, which tied for the second-most wins in a single year in program history.
17 Valpo Student-Athletes Receive Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award
17 Valparaiso University student-athletes received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards as selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The award recognizes minority student-athletes who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.
Senior Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) has been invited to play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Oracle Masters Invite held in Malibu, California from October 13th-16th.