VALPO = 2013 Horizon League Champions VU Crusaders - Let's Dance!

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2013 Horizon League Championship Trophy Presentation to Valparaiso University Crusaders mens college basketball team 3/12/13It has been a whirlwind past 5 days in our home town of

Valparaiso, Indiana!

As Horizon League Regular Season Champs -

Valparaiso University Men's Basketball Team had the honor of hosting the semi-final championship games at their home court over this past weekend.

Valpo won in their semi-final game with an  awesome March Madness

Buzzer Beater shot by senior Ryan Broekoff that ranked #2 of the top 10 plays on ESPN Sports Center Friday night 3/8/12.

So last night, VALPO played in the final round AND WON, clinching the 

2013 Horizon League Champs!

Being VALPO season ticket holders, we have come to know many of the players and parents and families, coaches, VU staff, alumni and fans over the years and this team with 6 seniors got it done!

 Selection Sunday will determine where our home town team will dance:)

With best wishes to the entire team for successful future endeavors

 here's a music video of some of the photos we took at last nights game->


The Safrin's






No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/High School (Prev. School)
2 Jordan Coleman G 6'4" 185 Jr. North Hollywood, Calif./Calabasas [Southwestern Ill. College/Hawai'i]
3 Will Bogan G 6'1" 175 5th/Sr. Boise, Idaho/Vallivue [Ole Miss]
4 LaVonte Dority G 6'1" 200 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Foreman [South Florida]
5 Bobby Capobianco F 6'10" 245 Sr./Jr. Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]
10 Alex Rossi G 6'5" 200 Jr./So. Winnetka, Ill./New Trier [California]
12 Ben Boggs G 6'4" 185 Sr. Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley [Virginia Tech]
14 Vashil Fernandez F 6'10" 240 So. Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy
15 Erik Buggs G 5'11" 160 5th/Sr. Memphis, Tenn./Mitchell
23 Matt Kenney G 6'4" 205 Sr. Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville
32 David Chadwick F 6'9" 220 Jr. Charlotte, N.C./Hargrave Military Academy [Rice]
45 Ryan Broekhoff F 6'7" 215 Sr. Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport
55 Kevin Van Wijk F 6'8" 240 Sr. Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp


2012-13 Men's Basketball Coaches

Bryce Drew Head Coach
Roger Powell Jr. Assistant Coach
Luke Gore Assistant Coach
Jake Diebler Assistant Coach
Will Phipps Director of Basketball Operations
Derek Bol Graduate Assistant/Strength Coach
Nick Shelton Graduate Manager

 VALPO = 2013 Horizon League Champions VU Crusaders  - Let's Dance!

This year, tourney time was different for us though.

We received a phone call asking us to be community hosts for WSU.

We were honored to do this and to meet Billy Donlon (Coach of the Year 2013 Horizon League) and other coaches, team members during team practice/designated shoot around times at the ARC at VU.

We also met many of the Horizon League Officials and learned that there is much more behind the scenes that goes into setting up, running, and monitoring a tournament event!

All involved: University Staff, League Staff, Players, Coaches, Students etc.. we applaud!! They should be proud of their work &  efforts!

We are happy for our home town team and look forward to enjoying many more VU basketball games to come!

Follow the games on Twitter hashtags #GoValpo and #ValpoGameDay

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Karen Kruschka
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Jeff and Grace  Congratulations.  Last time I stopped by you were anticipating the tournament

Mar 16, 2013 05:30 AM #1
Jeff&Grace Safrin
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Yes it will be an excitng selection Sunday tomorrow to see where VALPO will be playing in the tournament!

Thanks Karen appreciate you stopping by and commenting.



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