Saturday, November 19, 2011
Photo by Paul Evans
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Calvin received 27 points from junior Tom Snikkers in gaining a 92-88 double-overtime victory over visiting Grace Bible College Friday night in a first round game of the Calvin Tipoff Tournament.Calvin advances to the championship game on Saturday to face Willamette University which claimed a 108-101 win over D’Youville in Friday’s opening first round game. Junior Bryan Powell had 11 points off the bench from junior Bryan Powell including a key three-pointer in the second overtime. Sophomore Mickey DeVries had 13 points off the bench while sophomore Mitch Vallie had 15 points including a key triple near the end of regulation that gave Calvin a brief one-point lead. The Calvin/Willamette game will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Friday, November 18, 2011
The first game of the Calvin Tip-off Tournament turned into a shootout as the D’Youville College Spartans (Buffalo, NY) and Willamette University Bearcats (Salem, OR) fought for a spot in the tournament championship. In the highest scoring game in the history of the Calvin Tipoff Tournament, Willamette prevailed 108-101. In the loss, D’Youville was lead by Raysean Johnson, who scored 36 points and had five rebounds. Johnson’s 36 was both a Tip-Off Tournament scoring record and a Van Noord Arena scoring record.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
ANDERSON, IN - The Calvin men’s basketball team dropped its season opener, falling 73-60 at Anderson University Tuesday night. Anderson grabbed control early, shooting 57.6 percent in the opening 20 minutes - en route to taking a 44-29 halftime lead. Calvin came back to close within 10 at 50-40 early in the second half but got no closer as the host Ravens held the Knights at bay. Calvin was led in defeat by Bryan Powell with 14 points while Tom Snikkers had 12 points. Andrew Bowman was one of four Anderson players to notch double-digits in scoring as he recorded 24 points. Calvin returns home to host its own Calvin Tipoff Tournament this weekend. Calvin will host Grace Bible College Friday night with D’Youville and Willamette meeting in the other first round game.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
(By Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice)
In a home exhibition contest Tuesday night, Calvin came out and impressed as the Knights took down Division II foe Ferris State in a thrilling 79-72 victory. Leading by a mere two points with under two minutes to play, the Knights managed to hold on and get the win. Leading the way for the Knights was junior Tommy Snikkers, who led all scorers with 20 points on 6 of 13 shooting despite getting into some foul trouble early on. Junior Bryan Powell hit on 5 of 10 shots for 12 points on some clutch shooting, and sophomore Tyler Kruis also added 10 points with 6 rebounds as well.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Calvin College has been picked as the preseason favorite to win the MIAA women’s basketball championship as the Knights received eight first place votes in the MIAA preseason coaches’ poll. Fellow defending co-champion Hope received the other first place vote in the women’s poll. The Flying Dutch are picked to finish second in the poll, with Saint Mary’s third. In the men’s poll, the defending MIAA champion Flying Dutchmen captured seven first-place votes, while Calvin received one first-place vote. The Knights are picked to finish second in the poll, followed by Adrian.
Men’s Poll Results (First-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Hope (7) 7 pts. 2. Calvin (1) 13. 3. Adrian 24. 4. Albion 30. 5. Trine 31. 6. Olivet 34. 7. Kalamazoo 38. 8. Alma 49.
Women’s Poll Results (First-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Calvin (8) 8 pts. 2. Hope (1) 16. 3. Saint Mary’s 21. 4. Albion 36. 5. Olivet 38. 6. Adrian 41. 7. Trine 50. 8. Alma 51. 9. Kalamazoo 63.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Calvin returns eight letterwinners from a 2010-11 team that finished 16-12 and in second place in the MIAA regular season standings with a 9-5 conference mark. Of the eight returning letterwinners, two have starting experience. Junior Tom Snikkers (Jenison/Unity Christian HS) headlines the list of returning players. The 6-4 forward was a first team All-MIAA selection last year as well as a second team d3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region choice. After averaging 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds a game, Snikkers has already been named a pre-season honorable mention All-American selection by the Division III Newsletter.
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Calvin men’s basketball team has been ranked 18th in the preseason edition of the Division III Newsletter. The Knights are one of two MIAA teams in the Top 25 as Hope is ranked 13th. In addition, Calvin junior Tom Snikkers has been named a preseason honorable mention Division III All-American by the Sporting News preseason basketball magazine. A 6-4 junior forward, Snikkers was named to the All-MIAA first team last year after averaging 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds a game. As a team, Calvin finished 16-12 last year and in second place in the MIAA.The Calvin men’s basketball team is scheduled to open practice for the upcoming season tomorrow morning.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Men’s basketball coach Kevin Vande Streek has published his second book of devotionals for athletes. Working with German professor emeritus Wally Bratt, Vande Streek took stories from the book of Joshua and used them to teach about commitment, encouragement, leadership, perseverance and teamwork.
Read more and purchase copies here:Strong and Courageous
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
By sports information student assistant Andrew Knot
As part of the Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Calvin athletics recently joined a Division III partnership with the United States’ Special Olympic Committee, adding a valuable opportunity to the athletic department’s already service-driven outlook. The SAAC is an NCAA organization tiered at the national, conference, and school level. The national, and governing, branch of the organization, seeks to “to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image,” according to the organization’s website.
The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announ
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 111 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list. The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2010-11 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom. This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years.
Of the students, 10 are from Calvin.