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2023-2024 Valparaiso University Beacons Men’s Basketball Schedule NOV. 1 NOV. 6 NOV. 10 NOV. 14 Nov. 17 NOV. 21 NOV. 25 NOV. 29 Dec. 2 Dec. 6 Dec. 9 DEC. 16 DEC. 19 Dec. 29 JAN. 3 Jan. 6 JAN. 10 Jan. 14 Jan. 17 JAN. 20 Jan. 24 JAN. 27 Jan. 31 FEB. 3 Feb. 7 FEB. 10 FEB. 14 Feb. 17 FEB. 21 Feb. 24 Feb. 27 MARCH 3 March 7-10

SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS (EXHIBITION) TRINITY CHRISTIAN IUPUI GREEN BAY at Illinois ▲ WESTERN ILLINOIS ▲ SOUTHERN ▲ DRAKE ● at Belmont at Central Michigan at Virginia Tech CHICAGO STATE SAMFORD at Elon BRADLEY ● at UIC ● SOUTHERN ILLINOIS ● at Illinois State ● at Evansville ● UIC ● at Southern Illinois ● MISSOURI STATE ● at Drake ● EVANSVILLE ● at Indiana State ● BELMONT ● UNI ● at Missouri State ● INDIANA STATE ● at Murray State ● at UNI ● ILLINOIS STATE ● at State Farm MVC Tournament (St. Louis)

All times Central Men’s Basketball home games in BOLD and played at Athletics-Recreation Center (ARC) ● Denotes Missouri Valley Conference game ▲ Denotes Joseph J. Biggs Invitational game

7 P.M. 7 P.M. 8 P.M. 7 P.M. 7 p.m. 7 P.M. 3 P.M. 7 P.M. TBA 6 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 P.M. 1 P.M. 1 p.m. 7 P.M. 7 p.m. 7 P.M. TBA 7 p.m. 3 P.M. TBA TBA 7 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 7 P.M. 1 p.m. 7 P.M. TBA 7 p.m. TBA

2023-2024 Valparaiso University Beacons Women’s Basketball Schedule Nov. 12 NOV. 18 Nov. 21 Nov. 25 Nov. 29 Dec. 3 DEC. 7 DEC. 9 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 30 Jan. 4 Jan. 6 JAN. 12 JAN. 14 JAN. 19 JAN. 21 Jan. 26 Jan. 28 Feb. 4 FEB. 9 FEB. 11 Feb. 15 Feb. 17 FEB. 22 FEB. 25 Feb. 29 March 2 MARCH 7 MARCH 9 March 14-17

at Eastern Illinois WESTERN ILLINOIS at Southern Miss at UAB at Western Michigan at Purdue IU NORTHWEST (EXHIBITION) CHICAGO STATE vs. Bethune-Cookman u at Stetson u at Murray State ● at Missouri State ● at Southern Illinois ● DRAKE ● UNI ● ILLINOIS STATE ● BRADLEY ● at Indiana State ● at Evansville ● at UIC ● INDIANA STATE ● EVANSVILLE ● at Bradley ● at Illinois State ● BELMONT ● UIC ● at UNI ● at Drake ● SOUTHERN ILLINOIS ● MISSOURI STATE ● at Hoops in the Heartland (Moline, Ill.)

2 p.m. 1 P.M. 6 p.m. Noon 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 P.M. 1 P.M. Noon 10 a.m. 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 P.M. 1 P.M. 6 P.M. 1 P.M. 5 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 P.M. 1 P.M. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 P.M. 1 P.M. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 P.M. 1 P.M.

All times Central Women’s Basketball home games in BOLD and played at Athletics-Recreation Center (ARC) ● Denotes Missouri Valley Conference game u Denotes Stetson Tournament game (DeLand, Fla.)

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2023-2024 Valparaiso University Beacons Men’s Basketball # Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. 0 Jaxon Edwards G 6-5 195 So. 1 Jerome Palm F 6-10 230 Sr.* 2 Connor Barrett G/F 6-6 210 Sr.* 3 Anthony Sciarroni G/F 6-0 195 R-Sr. 4 Sherman Weatherspoon IV G 6-2 180 Fr. 5 Ola Ajiboye F 6-7 200 So. 6 Darius DeAveiro G 6-0 170 Jr. 7 Jahari Williamson G 6-1 165 Fr. 10 Lucas Scroggins F 6-9 190 Fr. 13 Cooper Schwieger F 6-9 210 Fr. 19 Isaiah Stafford G 6-2 175 Jr. 20 Joe Vick G 6-2 195 So. 21 Kaspar Sepp F 6-7 220 Fr. 34 Lual Manyang C 6-10 210 R-Fr. 35 Luke Carroll G/F 6-6 235 So.

Hometown/High School [Prev. School] Indianapolis/Cathedral [Murray State] Almere, Netherlands/Echnaton [Hillsborough CC] Chicago/Loyola Academy Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales [Alderson Broaddus at Findlay] Bowie, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase [Golden State Prep] Chicago/Evanston Township [Central Michigan/Bosco Institute] Kanata, Ottawa, Canada/Orangeville Prep Pickering, Ontario, Canada/Royal Crown Academy Woodbridge, Va./Hylton [Bosco Institute] Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Southwest [Link Year] Bolingbrook, Ill./Crispus Attucks [John A. Logan/Southern Indiana] Kouts, Ind./Kouts Tartu, Estonia/Fairmont Academy Twic, South Sudan/Blair Academy [Hofstra] Westfield, Ind./Hamilton Heights [Lake Land]

* Denotes additional year of eligibility available due to COVID-19 Head Coach: Roger Powell Jr. (Illinois, 2005) – 1st season Assistant Coaches: Pat Baldwin [Northwestern, 1994] – 1st season, Matt Gordon [Illinois State, 2006] – 1st season, and A.J. Moye [Indiana, 2004] – 1st season Director of Recruiting and Player Development: Lubos Barton – 1st season Special Assistant to the Head Coach: Quintin Garrison – 1st season Video Coordinator/Director of Basketball Operations: Sean Taylor – 1st season Graduate Assistants: Jacob Lindsey – 1st season and Colin Walls – 1st season

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#0 JAXON EDWARDS 6–5 | G | So. • Played in 11 games during his freshman year at Murray State University in 2022-2023. • W as a McDonald’s All-American nominee following his senior season of high school. • L ed Cathedral High School to the 2021-2022 Indiana 4A state championship.

#1 JEROME PALM 6–10 | F | Sr. • Appeared in 23 games and made nine starts during his first season at Valpo in 2022-2023. • Had a season-high 10 rebounds on December 4, 2022 vs. Murray State. • B egan his collegiate career in 2020-2021 at Daytona State College before playing at Hillsborough Community College in 2021-2022.

#2 CONNOR BARRETT 6–6 | G/F | Sr. • Played in 31 of the team’s 32 games in 2022-2023. • Scored a season-high 13 points including three made 3-pointers on December 18, 2022 vs. Elon University. • Had his highest conference scoring output on January 7 at Bradley University with 10 points on 3-of-3 shooting.

#3 ANTHONY SCIARRONI 6–0 | G/F | R-Sr. • Played three years of football at Valpo before joining the men’s basketball program as a walk-on this season. • E arned the football team’s Koenig Award for outstanding sportsmanship and character in 2022. • F our-year letter winner in basketball at St. Francis DeSales High School.

#4 SHERMAN WEATHERSPOON IV 6–2 | G | Fr. • Played his senior year at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland after starting his career at DeMatha Catholic High School. • Spent the 2022-2023 season at Golden State Prep in Napa Valley, California. • Son of Sherman Weatherspoon III, who is a Northwest Indiana native and Gary Roosevelt product.

#5 OLA AJIBOYE 6–7 | F | So. • Played in 30 of 31 games as a true freshman at Central Michigan University during the 2022-2023 season, making 14 starts for the Chippewas. • Converted 44.1 percent (30-68) of his field-goal attempts, grabbed 103 rebounds (47 offensive), dished out 18 assists, and finished with 20 steals, good for third on the team while at Central Michigan University last season. • Attended Bosco Institute in Crown Point, Indiana.

#6 DARIUS DEAVEIRO 6–0 | G | Jr. • Played in 25 games at Valpo during the 2022-2023 season. • Had 2.7 assists per game, ranking 14th in the Missouri Valley Conference in that category. • Ranked fifth in the league in assist to turnover ratio at 1.89.

#7 JAHARI WILLIAMSON 6–1 | G | Fr. • Earned a spot on Canada’s U19 World Cup Team in Summer 2023, averaging 5.3 points per game and going 10-of-12 (83.3 percent) from the free-throw line for Team Canada. • During the summer of 2022, was named to Team Ontario for the U18 2022 Canada Games, where he posted 16 points in the championship to help his team top British Columbia 81-70. • As a senior, led his team to an Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association championship.

#10 LUCAS SCROGGINS 6–9 | F | Fr. • Spent the 2022-2023 season at Bosco Institute in Crown Point after graduating from Hylton High School in Virginia in 2022. • Averaged 15.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game during his senior year of high school before averaging 12.6 and 8.0 boards during his prep year at Bosco.

#13 COOPER SCHWIEGER 6–9 | F | Fr. • Averaged 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 2022-2023 at Link Year Prep in Branson, Missouri after graduating from Blue Valley Southwest High School. • Has a twin brother, Carson, who plays at Wright State University.

#19 ISAIAH STAFFORD 6–2 | G | Jr. • Helped John. A Logan College to the junior college national title and a 33-2 mark during his lone junior college season in 2022-2023. • Averaged 12.5 points per game and shot 50.6 percent from the floor including 45.7 percent from 3 last season at John A. Logan College. • Started his collegiate career by playing in 23 games and 13 starts for University of Southern Indiana in 2021-2022.

#20 JOE VICK 6–2 | G | So. • Entering his second season in Valpo’s program as a walk-on. • Helped his high school finish as the Class A state runners-up in 2021. • Made his collegiate debut on December 21, 2022 vs. Stonehill College.

#21 KASPAR SEPP 6–7 | F | Fr. • Spent the 2022-2023 season at Fairmont Preparatory Academy. • Played for the Estonia national team during the 2023 summer. • Helped Estonia beat Finland to earn a promotion to the “A” division during the summer of 2022.

#34 LUAL MANYANG 6–10 | C | R-Fr. • Spent the 2022-2023 season at Hofstra University, where he suffered a season-ending injury prior to the start of the season and received a medical redshirt. • Attended Blair Academy in New Jersey, where he averaged 10 points per game as a senior in 2021-2022. • Was listed by 247Sports as the 17th best center and 142nd best overall player in the class of 2022.

#35 LUKE CARROLL 6–6 | G/F | So. • Joined Valpo’s program as a walk-on prior to the 2023-2024 season. • Played in the first 12 games of the 2022-2023 season at Lake Land College before suffering a seasonending injury. • Averaged 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as a senior in high school at Hamilton Heights.

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2023-2024 Valparaiso University Beacons Women’s Basketball # Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown/High School [Prev. School] 0 Jill Harris G 5-9 5th Navarre, Fla./Crestview [Johnson C. Smith] 1 Emma Tecca G 5-10 R-Sr. Tallmadge, Ohio/Archbishop Hoban [Akron] 2 Olivia Brown G 5-8 5th East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure] 3 Ava Interrante G 5-9 Sr. McHenry, Ill./McHenry 5 Raeven Raye-Redmond G 5-6 Fr. Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison 11 Nevaeh Jackson G/F 6-0 Fr. Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop 12 Saniya Jackson G/F 6-0 Fr. Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop 15 Lauren Colon G 5-6 Fr. Valparaiso, Ind./Andrean 20 Katie Beyer F 6-1 Jr. McHenry, Ill./McHenry 21 Layla Gold G/F 5-11 Fr. Indianapolis/Cathedral 22 Leah Earnest G/F 5-10 Sr. Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH 24 Kayla Preston F 6-0 Fr. Omaha, Neb./Millard North 25 Ella Van Weelden F 6-2 R-So. Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Marion 33 Olivia Sims G 5-9 Jr. Toledo, Ohio/Notre Dame Academy [Oakland]

Head Coach: Mary Evans (Georgia Southern, 2000) – 5th season Assistant Coaches: Emily Hays, Dominique Duck, and Dominique Doseck Director of Basketball Operations: Kaylin Speedy Graduate Assistants: Shelby Case, Emiliy Rohman, James Sroge

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#0 JILL HARRIS 5–9 | G | 5th • Transferred to Valpo for her fifth and final season of eligibility after most recently playing one season at Johnson C. Smith University. • A Southern Confernece All-Freshman Team selection while playing at Mercer University as a rookie in 2019-2020. • Helped Mercer University claim the Southern Conference Tournament championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament as a sophomore in 2020-2021.

#1 EMMA TECCA 5–10 | G | R-Sr. • Averaged 3.0 points per game in 25 appearances last season in her first year at Valpo. • Scored in double figures twice, including 12 points against the University of Northern Iowa in her first start of the season to match a career best. • Played her first three seasons at the University of Akron, where she hit a 45.2 percent clip from 3-point range in 2020-2021.

#2 OLIVIA BROWN 5–8 | G | 5th • Named a College Sports Communicators Third Team Academic All-American last season. • Averaged team-best 12.0 points per game in 2022-2023 while hitting at a 41.5 percent clip from 3-point range — third-best in the Valley and ninth in a single season in program history. • Scored in double figures 17 times, highlighted by 24 points – matching her career high – on 8-of-10 shooting in win over Bradley University.

#3 AVA INTERRANTE 5–9 | G | Sr. • Made 13 starts and appeared in all 30 games last season, playing nearly 17 minutes per game and averaging 4.1 points per game. • Ranked second on the team with 29 steals. • Scored in double figures three times, including a careerbest 15 points at Western Illinois University — all of which she scored in the second half.

#5 RAEVEN RAYE-REDMOND 5–6 | G | Fr. • Earned Second Team All-Ohio honors as a senior at Trotwood Madison High School. • Also named conference Player of the Year and First Team All-District after averaging 25.1 points per game as a senior. • Won a national championship on the AAU circuit in the summer of 2022, helping West Virginia Thunder claim the UAA U17 crown.

#11 NEVAEH JACKSON 6–0 | G/F | Fr. • An Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association First Team All-State selection as a senior at Northrop High School. • Second Team All-State honoree as a junior. • Helped Northrop earn a conferences title in 2022-2023, conference, sectional, and regional championships in 2020-2021, and a sectional title in 2019-2020.

#12 SANIYA JACKSON 6–0 | G/F | Fr. • An Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Large School All-State selection and an ICGSA First Team All-State choice as a senior at Northrop High School. • Surpassed 1,000 career points for her prep career during her senior season. • Helped Northrop earn a conferences title in 2022-2023, conference, sectional, and regional championships in 2020-2021, and a sectional title in 2019-2020.

#15 LAUREN COLON 5–6 | G | Fr. • Helped Andrean High School claim its first regional title since 1999 as a senior. • Named an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Small School All-State honoree. • Earned First Team All-Conference honors.

#20 KATIE BEYER 6–1 | F | Jr. • Appeared in 25 games last season, making five starts. • Scored a career-best 11 points in season-opening win at Central Michigan University. • Made first career start in home game against Illinois State University.

#21 LAYLA GOLD 5–11 | G/F | Fr. • Named an Indiana All-Star following her senior season at Cathedral High School, one of just 13 players state-wide to earn the honor and the first Valpo signee to do so since 2017. • An Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Large School All-State and ICGSA First Team All-State selection. • Surpassed 1,000 point milestone for her high school career as a junior; closed prep career with 1,565 career points and 525 rebounds.

#22 LEAH EARNEST 5–10 | G/F | Sr. • Ranked third on team in scoring last year (9.8 points per game) and led Valpo with 7.4 rebounds per game, good for sixth in the Valley. • Posted eight double-doubles on the season, most by a Valpo player since 2016-2017. • Scored in double figures 17 times, highlighted by a career-high 20 points in season-opening win at Central Michigan University.

#24 KAYLA PRESTON 6–0 | F | Fr. • Averaged a team-high 10.2 points per game as a senior at Millard North High School. • Shot at a 50 percent clip from the floor. • Helped Millard North Mustangs to 23 wins as they advanced to the state semifinals.

#25 ELLA VAN WEELDEN 6–2 | F | R-So. • Appeared in 17 games off the bench in her first season of collegiate action last year, playing 8.9 minutes per game. • Debuted against the University of Southern Mississippi and scored a season-best nine points in the victory. • Tallied five points and led Valpo with six rebounds at Northwestern University.

#33 OLIVIA SIMS 5–9 | G | Jr. • Appeared in 29 games and made 16 starts last season in her first year at Valpo, averaging 5.0 points per game. • Scored in double figures three times, matching her career high with 12 points against the University of Alabama at Birmingham, at the University of Illinois Chicago, and in win at Indiana State University. • Previously played as a freshman at Oakland University, where she hit at a 46.9 percent clip from 3-point range.

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