Monday, November 11, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin right side hitter Stacey Kamp its Position Player of the Week and Calvin libero Kristen Zietse its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through November 9. Kamp, a junior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), had a .474 hitting percentage during the MIAA tournament in leading the Knights to victories over Saint Mary’s and Hope. She had seven kills for a team-best .500 attack percentage and added six assists in the Knights’ five-set win over the Flying Dutch in the tournament championship match. Kamp is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career. Zietse, a senior from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), had 32 digs and only one error in 40 serve reception chances during the MIAA tournament as Calvin defeated Saint Mary’s and Hope to win the tournament. She led the Knights with a team-high 20 digs in the tournament championship match against Hope. Zietse is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
Monday, November 11, 2013
The Calvin women’s volleyball team will host an eight-team NCAA III regional Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Van Noord Arena. Calvin (29-1) will face Penn State-Behrend (22-8) in a first round match on Thursday at 8 p.m.. Other first round matches will see Wittenberg (23-8) going up against Bluffton (16-18) at 12:30 p.m., Chicago (26-10) going up against Buffalo State (25-9) at 3 p.m. and Mount Union (30-4) going up against Carnegie Mellon (25-9) at 5:30 p.m.. Thursday’s winners will play in regional semifinals on Friday with the regional final set for Saturday. Match times and ticket prices will be announced later Monday afternoon. Calvin is making its 10th consecutive trip to the NCAA III Tournament and its 23rd appearance overall. The Knights are 33-23 all-time in NCAA III Tournament play. A year ago, Calvin reached the NCAA III finals before falling to St. Thomas in a five-set match. In 2010, Calvin claimed the NCAA III title, defeating Emory University in four sets in the title tilt.
Rietema, Zietse and Danhoff Win MIAA Volleyball Awards - Calvin Players Named to All-MIAA Vball Team
Sunday, November 10, 2013
The Calvin volleyball team picked up a complete sweep of the three major postseason awards presented by the MIAA Saturday night. Calvin senior setter Megan Rietema was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player while senior libero Kristen Zietse was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Defensive Player. In addition, Calvin freshman middle-hitter Laura Danhoff was named the MIAA’s Freshman of the Year. In addition, Rietema has been named to the All-MIAA first team for the fourth straight year. She is just the seventh individual in MIAA history to be a four-time first team All-MIAA selection. She is also the fourth from Calvin to do so, joining Leah Calsbeek (1983-1986), Katie Zondervan (2004-2007) and Rebecca Kamp (2008-2011). Joining Rietema on the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are sophomore Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) and Zietse. They are both receiving first team All-MIAA accolades for the first time. Danhoff was named to the All-MIAA second team and was joined on the second team by Calvin junior Emily Crowe (Granger, IN/Mishawaka Penn HS).
Sunday, November 10, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
A triple feature of Calvin-Hope MIAA Championship contests accumulated in an evening matchup between the top two volleyball teams in Division III. With a Hope victory in men’s soccer and a Calvin win in women’s soccer, volleyball was set up as the rubber match between the two long-time rivals. Like anyone would expect between two highly ranked and skilled teams, the match came down to the wire, with Calvin claiming the five-set victory, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-15, 15-12. With the win, second-ranked Calvin (29-1) advances to the NCAA III Tournament for the 10th consecutive year. The match marked the second consecutive year the two rivals have gone to five sets in the MIAA Tournament final. Calvin is now 9-2 against Hope in the MIAA Tournament.
Friday, November 08, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin women’s volleyball team hosted the Belles of Saint Mary’s in the second MIAA Tournament semi-final matchup on Friday evening. In the first contest between #2 Hope and #3 Trine, also played at Van Noord Arena, the Flying Dutch prevailed 25-20, 25-15, 25-18. Calvin, the top seed in the MIAA tournament, defeated Saint Mary’s, the fourth seed, in both of their regular season meetings. And, in similar fashion, with a three-set 25-11, 25-15, 25-20 sweep of the Belles on Friday evening, Calvin advanced to the MIAA Tournament Final against Hope which will be played Saturday at Van Noord Arena. Calvin held the Belles to a .051 hitting percentage while hitting .315 as a team. Junior Ellie Diepersloot and sophomore Maggie Kamp paced the Calvin attack with 10 kills apiece, while freshman Laura Danhoff tallied eight. Senior Megan Rietema dished out 27 assists while adding 9 kills and 6 digs. Senior Kristi Zietse led the Knights with 12 digs.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Calvin College sophomore Maggie Kamp has been named the Division III Capital One Academic All-District team in volleyball. As a member of the Capital One All-District 6 team, Kamp is now eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration. Kamp carries a 3.91 grade point average. She is majoring in business and graphic design. Kamp has been a two-time MIAA Player of the Week this fall and was named Division III National Player of the Week once. She is among the nation’s leaders kills-per-set (4.19) and points-per-set (4.78). She also carries a hitting percentage of .333. She is the third member of her family to receive Capital One Academic All-District honors as older sisters Rebecca and Lizzie Kamp were both so honored and subsequently earned Capital One Academic All-America Honors. Kamp is part of a Calvin volleyball team that is currently 27-1 overall and ranked second in the nation. The Knights host the MIAA Tournament this weekend and will face Saint Mary’s College tonight at 7:30 p.m. inside Van Noord Arena.
Monday, November 04, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through Novmeber 2. Rietema, a senior from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), dished out 67 assists (11.2 per set) and added 11 kills, 13 digs and seven blocks as the Knights claimed a share of the MIAA championship with a pair of victories for the week. She had 31 assists, six kills, six blocks and six digs in a sweep of Adrian, then added 36 assists, five kills and seven digs in a sweep of Kalamazoo. Rietema is being honored as Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and 12th time in her career. Calvin will host the MIAA Tournament this Friday and Saturday with the semifinals set for Friday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and the finals slated for 4 p.m. On Friday, Hope will face Trine at 5:30 with Calvin and Saint Mary’s to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 01, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin volleyball hosted the Hornets of Kalamazoo College on Friday evening for an MIAA contest. Not only was the match the final regular season game for the Knights, but it was also Senior Night as Calvin’s two seniors, Kristin Zietse and Megan Rietema, were honored at Van Noord Arena. Calvin made it a happy senior night, defeating Kalamazoo 25-11, 25-14, 25-13. The win gives the Knights a share of the MIAA regular season championship with Hope. Calvin also clinches the top seed for the MIAA Tournament as the Knights own a tie-breaker edge over Hope due to total sets won and lost in the two matches played against each other this fall. Calvin’s MIAA title is its fourth straight and sixth under current head coach Amber Warners. It is also the 19th in program history – the most in MIAA volleyball history.Calvin know looks forward to the MIAA tournament which will be held at Van Noord Arena with semifinals slated for Friday and the final scheduled for Saturday. Calvin will take on fourth-seeded Saint Mary’s in the second semifinal Friday night at 7:30 p.m. with second-seeded Hope taking on third-seeded Trine in the first semifinal Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
ADRIAN - Calvin maintained a share of first place in the MIAA standings with a 25-23, 25-19, 25-20 victory at Adrian Tuesday night. Ranked second nationally, Calvin is now 26-1 overall and 14-1 in the MIAA. The Knights remain tied for first place with Hope which also moved to 14-1 in league play on Tuesday, defeating Kalamazoo in straight sets.Sophomore Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) pounded home 14 kills to lead the Knight attack. Freshman Laura Danhoff (Willard, OH/Willard HS) had seven kills while senior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had six kills, 31 assists, six digs and six blocks. Junior Emily Crowe (Granger, IN/Mishawaka Penn HS) added six block assists.Senior Kristen Zietse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had 10 digs from the back row. Junior Elise Biesboer (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS) chipped in with nine digs.As a team, Calvin had 10 total blocks. Calvin will close out its MIAA regular season campaign on Friday when it hosts Kalamazoo at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Story by Brett Venhuizen
The number-two ranked Knights took a three-set home match against the Belles of St. Mary’s. Calvin improves to 25-1 overall by scores of 25-14, 25-7, 25-16. The Knights showed almost no weaknesses in this match with a .414 kill percentage and seven total team blocks. Calvin also racked up nine service aces.The Knights were led in kills by Emily Crowe (Granger, IN; Mishawaka Penn) and Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL; Chicago Christian) both players had ten. Kamp also added 6 digs and 5 service aces. Crowe tacked on 2 blocks as well. Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids, MI; Grand Rapids Christian) and Ellie Diepersloot (Madera, CA; Chowchilla) both had 7 kills, while freshman Laura Danhoff was just behind them with 6. Megan Rietema led all players with 34 assists on the night. Kristen Zietse (Grand Rapids, MI; Grand Rapids Christian) led in digs with 11 while sophomore Jamie Kooiman (Eugene, OR; South Eugene) had 9. The Knights improve to 13-1 in MIAA play and will resume play next Tuesday the 29th of October at Adrian College.< 1 2 3 4 5 > Last »