Valparaiso Crusaders men's soccer

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Valparaiso Crusaders men's soccer
Valparaiso Crusaders wordmark.svg
Founded 1983
University Valparaiso University
Head coach Mike Avery
Conference MVC
Location Valparaiso, IN
Stadium Brown Field
(Capacity: 5,000)
Nickname Crusaders
Colors Brown and Gold[1]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament appearances
1996
Conference Tournament championships
Mid-Con 1996
Conference Regular Season championships
Mid-Con 1997–98
Horizon 2011

The Valparaiso Crusaders men's soccer team represents Valparaiso University (Valpo) in NCAA Division I soccer competition[2] as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference[3] The Crusaders play their home matches at Brown Field on the Valpo campus in Valparaiso, Indiana.

History[edit]

Valparaiso began playing men's soccer in 1983. The Crusaders were a charter member of the Association of Mid-Continent Universities in 1982 and entered Mid-Con soccer competition in 1988. In 2007, Valpo began a ten-year all-sports membership in the Horizon League. In May of 2017, the Missouri Valley Conference extended an invitation for the Crusaders to join; after concluding conference play for the year, Valparaiso accepted the invitation on May 25th, with the move being effective effective on July 1.[3]

Honors[edit]

Sources: [4][5]

Mid-Continent Conference[edit]

Player of the YearJ.J. Ruane, 1998

Newcomer of the YearScott Daly, 1998

Tournament MVPTony Dal Santo, 1998

Coach of the YearMis’ Mrak. 1997, 1998, 2002

Horizon League[edit]

Defensive Player of the YearStefan Antonijevic, 2011

Goalkeeper of the YearRyan Schwarz, 2007; Kyle Zobeck, 2011 & 2012; Nico Campbell, 2015

Coach of the YearMike Avery, 2011

Record By Year[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Valparaiso University (Division I Independent[6]) (1983–1987)
1983 Danny Jeftich 5–6–0
1984 Danny Jeftich 7–7–0
1985 Danny Jeftich 8–9–1
1986 Danny Jeftich 7–8–1
1987 Danny Jeftich 9–6–1
Valparaiso University (Mid-Continent Conference[4]) (1988–2006)
1988 Danny Jeftich 5–8–3 0–4–1 5th of 6
1989 Danny Jeftich 5–16–0 0–6–0 7th of 7
1990 Danny Jeftich 4–15–1 0–7–0 8th of 8
Danny Jeftich: 49–74–7 .404 0–17–1
1991 Mis’ Mrak 6–11–2 1–6–0 t-8th of 9
1992 Mis’ Mrak 1–17–1 0–7–0 8th of 8
1993 Mis’ Mrak 2–17–0 0–7–0 8th of 8
1994 Mis’ Mrak 2-13-1 2-4-0 3rd of 4 (East)
1995 Mis’ Mrak 5-12-1 3-3-0 3rd of 4 (East)
1996 Mis’ Mrak 6-13-3 3-3-0 t-2nd of 4 (East) L-NCAA Play-in game
1997 Mis’ Mrak 8-12-1 6-1-1 1st of 5 (West)
1998 Mis’ Mrak 6-11-1 3-1-1 1st of 6
1999 Mis’ Mrak 5-11-1 2-3-0 t-4th of 6
2000 Mis’ Mrak 5-10-0 1–4–0 6th of 6
2001 Mis’ Mrak 6-10-1 1–3–1 6th of 6
2002 Mis’ Mrak 5-10-2 2–2–1 3rd of 6
2003 Mis’ Mrak 2-13-2 1–5–0 6th of 7
2004 Mis’ Mrak 2-13-2 1-3-2 6th of 7
2005 Mis’ Mrak 6-10-2 3-2-1 4th of 7
2006 Mis’ Mrak 7-10-0 2–4–0 5th of 7
Mis’ Mrak: 76–191–21 .300 31–58–7
Valparaiso University (Horizon League[5]) (2007–2016)
2007 Mike Avery 4-11-3 2-4-2 7th of 9
2008 Mike Avery 6-10-3 1-6-1 8th of 9
2009 Mike Avery 10-7-2 4-2-2 3rd of 9
2010 Mike Avery 9-8-2 2-6-0 8th of 9
2011 Mike Avery 9-6-5 5-1-2 1st of 9
2012 Mike Avery 6-9-5 2–2–3 4th of 8
2013 Mike Avery 5-8-5 2–3–2 6th of 8
2014 Mike Avery 8-5-6 3–3–2 5th of 9
2015 Mike Avery 7-6-5 3–3–3 7th of 10
2016 Mike Avery 10-5-4 4–3–2 t-5th of 10
Valparaiso University (Missouri Valley Conference) (2007–2016)
2017 Mike Avery
Mike Avery: 75–76–40 .497 28–33–19
Total: 200–341–68 .384

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Color Palette and Typography | Valparaiso University Brand". Valpo.edu. June 20, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Division I Men's Soccer". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Valparaiso makes it official, accepts Missouri Valley Conference invitation". Chicago Tribune. May 25, 2017. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "The Summit League Men;s Soccer Record Book" (PDF). The Summit League. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Horizon League Men;s Soccer Record Book" (PDF). Horizon League. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Men’s Soccer Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). Valparaiso University. Retrieved June 5, 2017. 

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