A day after being named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week, honors kept rolling in for Valparaiso University men’s soccer senior Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil / Mercy College) on Tuesday.
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.
After a seven-point week that propelled the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team to a perfect 2-0-0 fall break road trip, senior Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil / Mercy College) has been named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week.
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.
For the first time this season, the Valparaiso University women’s golf team competed on its home course on Monday. In preparation for hosting the MVC Championship in April, Valpo welcomed eight fellow Missouri Valley Conference programs to Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton for the first 36 holes of the MVC Fall Preview.
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 men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in their first away meet of the 2018-19 season on Saturday afternoon at the University of Northern Iowa. Valpo squared off against the Panthers, along with Western Illinois and South Dakota State. Senior Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) was the top swimmer on the afternoon for Valpo, taking home first in the 1000-free.
A potent attack from Bradley proved to be too much for the Valparaiso University volleyball team to overcome on the road on Saturday evening, as the Braves came away with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-16) victory.
Junior Katherine Germann (Cincinnati, Ohio/Finneytown) recorded the sixth-best time in Valparaiso University women’s cross country history as the Valpo men’s and women’s teams competed in the Bradley Pink Classic on Friday afternoon.
A game battle for second place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings went against the Valparaiso University volleyball team Friday night, as a short-handed Valpo squad fell at Illinois State by a 3-1 (25-15, 21-25, 25-22, 25-21) final.
A stretch of four straight Missouri Valley Conference games to close the regular season begins on Saturday night as Valpo pays Bradley a visit at Shea Stadium in Peoria. This match takes Valpo back to the site of the 2017 MVC Tournament to face a Braves side that was picked to finish fourth in the MVC Preseason Poll. Entering this weekend, Valpo’s only conference fixtures have come against the top two teams in the preseason projections.
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.