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Calvin to Host Winter Skills Softball Clinic February 2

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Clinic Registration Form

The Calvin softball program will offer a spring training skills clinic on February 2 for grades 7-12. Campers will work side by side with Calvin athletes and focus on the fundamental skills as well as more advanced skills used in the game of softball.  Campers will also participate in team competition. The camp will be held inside Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. Campers will also participate in team competitions.

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Calvin Takes Early Lead in MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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A record-setting fall sports season has allowed Calvin to build an early lead in the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings. Through the recently completed MIAA fall sports season, Calvin leads the standings with 100 points, four points better than Hope. In the MIAA Women’s All-Sports Standings, Calvin has a first place total of 58 points with Hope second with 53. Hope leads the MIAA Men’s All-Sports standings with 43 points, one point better than Calvin.  This fall, Calvin captured a record six MIAA titles – winning conference crowns in men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s golf and volleyball. 

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Calvin Lands 123 Scholar-Athletes on MIAA Academic Honor Roll

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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2011-12 MIAA Academic Honor Roll

The 2011-12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 123 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.

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Calvin to Host Fall Softball Clinic September 22

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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Fall Camp Registration Form

The Calvin softball program will offer a fall skills clinic on September 22. Campers will work side by side with Calvin athletes and focus on the fundamental skills as well as more advanced skills used in the game of softball.  Campers will also participate in team competition. The camp will be held at the Calvin Softball Field at the Gainey Athletic Complex. If there is rain, the clinic will be held inside Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center.

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Map to Huizenga Tennis and Track Center

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Calvin Summer Knightfile Magazine Now Online

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

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Calvin Summer Knightfile Magazine

The latest edition of Calvin’s Knightfile Magazine is now online. The edition features Calvin’s recently completed spring sports season headlined by a look at Calvin’s long-standing steeplechase tradition in track and field. Other sports covered include men’s and women’s tennis, baseball and softball. This spring, Calvin senior Nick Kramer captured the national championship in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

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Marie Prins: ‘all in’

Friday, June 01, 2012

By Lynn Rosendale

Marie PrinsAs the only senior on this year’s softball team, Marie Prins knows a thing or two about leadership. “It’s been a journey for me,” said Prins. “I feel like I’ve grown a lot as a leader and captain of this team.”

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Lina Avila Finishes Among Nation’s Leaders in Home Runs

Friday, May 25, 2012

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NCAA III Softball Statistics

Calvin College sophomore Lina Avila has finished high in the final set of NCAA III softball statistics. A native of Lakewood, California, and a graduate of Valley Christian High School, Avila finished second in the final NCAA III statistics in home runs per-game (0.36) and tied for sixth in home runs overall (13). This spring, Avila established a new Calvin single-season record for home runs with 13 and matched the Calvin single-season record for RBIs with 38. She was named to both the All-MIAA second team and Division III All-Central Region second team. Avila split time between the pitcher’s circle and third base this spring on a Calvin team that finished 15-21 overall, an improvement of nine games over its 2011 season.

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Lina Avila Named to NFCA Division III All-Central Region Second Team in Softball

Monday, May 14, 2012

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NFCA Division III All-Region Teams

Calvin College sophomore Lina Avila has been named to the Division III All-Central Region second team in softball by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. A native of Lakewood, California, Avila is the first all-region softball selection from Calvin since Jeanne Cole, Abby Konyndyk and Rachelle Heyboer received All-Central Region honors in 2005. A graduate of Valley Christian High School, Avila finished the 2012 season with a .321 batting average with 13 home runs and 38 RBI’s. Her home run total is a new Calvin single-season record while her RBI total matches the Calvin single-season record originally set by Abby Konyndyk in 2005. Avila also collected 11 doubles and a pair of triples for a slugging percentage of .830.

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Marie Prins and Lina Avila Named to All-MIAA Second Team in Softball

Monday, May 07, 2012

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All-MIAA Softball Teams

Marie Prins and Lina Avila have been named to the All-MIAA second team in softball. Both are receiving All-MIAA second team honors for the first time. A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Prins batted .352 in league play this spring with 12 runs scored, 10 runs batted and three home runs. She also had an on-base percentage of .435 and a fielding percentage of .972 while playing first base.Avila hails from Lakewood, California. She is a graduate of Valley Christian High School. This spring she split time between third base and the pitcher’s circle. In league play, she was 4-5 with three shutouts and a 3.15 earned run average. At the plate, she clubbed four home runs and drove in 11 runs. She also had seven doubles, one triple and a slugging percentage of .745. Defensively, she did not commit an error in league play, successfully fielding 58 total chances. She tied for fifth in the MIAA in pitching victories and innings pitched (58.0) and was tied for second in shutouts. At the plate, she tied for the league lead in doubles and was tied for second in home runs.

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Softball Closes Out Season With Dramatic Walk-Off 1-0 Win at Adrian

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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ADRIAN - For the second time in three games, Calvin recorded a walk-off win, defeating the host Bulldogs of Adrian 1-0 Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Christie VanderMeer (Grandville/Grandville HS) smacked a two-out single into right field to score the game-winning run from third give the Knights the win. With Tuesday’s victory, Calvin concludes its 2012 season with an overall record of 15-21 – a nine-game improvement over its 2011 campaign. The Knights also finish 6-10 in the MIAA, good for a tie for sixth place in the league standings with Olivet. Calvin concludes the season with four wins in its last six games including two wins over teams (Adrian and Alma) headed to the four-team MIAA Tournament later this week.Senior Marie Prins (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) closed out her Calvin career in style, going 3-for-3 at the plate to finish with a season batting average of .394 and a season hit total of 41. Her average is the highest by a Calvin player since Jeanne Cole batted .425 in 2005. Her hit total is also the highest since Cole collected 51 hits in 2005. Prins concludes her Calvin career with a four-year batting average of .336 (140-for-417).

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