Valparaiso University softball players Taylor Lawson (Tucson, Ariz./Sahuaro) and Carly Trepanier (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) were honored today as Honorable Mention Scholar-Athletes by the Missouri Valley Conference office for their work both on the diamond and in the classroom this season.
Juniors Carly Trepanier (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) and Kelsie Packard (Beloit, Wis./Turner [Rock Valley College]) represented the Valparaiso University softball team on the Missouri Valley Conference Softball All-Tournament Team, as announced at the conclusion of the tournament Saturday afternoon.
The fourth-seeded Valparaiso University softball team advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 MVC Tournament on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa with a 3-2 victory over fifth-seeded Indiana State in the Crusaders’ tournament opener. With a berth in Saturday’s championship game on the line Friday evening in the semifinal, Valpo fell victim to a no-hitter from MVC Pitcher of the Year Nicole Newman as Drake claimed a 2-0 win over the Crusaders.
The Valparaiso University softball team heads to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament for the first time this week, as the Crusaders travel to Des Moines for the postseason event. The fourth seed, Valpo needs three victories to capture the single-elimination tournament and claim the conference championship in its first season of MVC play.