Monday, November 09, 2009
The Calvin women’s volleyball team will face Wittenberg University in a first round Great Lakes Regional match at Hope College. The starting time will be announced later this evening. Calvin (27-6) is making its 19th NCAA III Tournament appearance. Wittenberg (24-7) and Calvin played earlier this year at the Wittenberg Border Battle with Wittenberg defeating Calvin in five sets. It will mark the third meeting between Calvin and Wittenberg in the NCAA III Tournament in the last five years. Other first round matches will pit Bluffton (27-5) up against Ohio Northern (27-3), Heidelberg (27-7) up against North Central, IL (34-4) and Hope (30-3) up against Lakeland, WI (23-13). The winner of the Calvin/Wittenberg match will play the winner of the Hope/Lakeland first round match.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
The Calvin women’s soccer season is not over. On Sunday evening, the Knights were informed that they had received one of 21 at-large (Pool C) bids to the NCAA III Tournament. Women’s Soccer NCAA III Tournament Field Release
The Knights will be making their fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin’s destination and opponent will be unveiled on Monday morning as will be the case for the men’s soccer and volleyball teams which have earned automatic bids to the NCAA III Tournament.
The Albion women’s soccer team gained the MIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the MIAA Tournament this past Saturday. With Calvin and Albion both receiving bids, it marks the first time since 2005 that the MIAA has sent two teams to the NCAA III women’s soccer tournament when Calvin and Hope were both in the field.
The NCAA III Tournament brackets for men’s/women’s soccer are set to be announced Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. at http://ncaa.com. The Calvin men’s soccer team has secured an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the MIAA title. The Calvin women’s volleyball team also has earned an automatic bid by winning the MIAA Tournament title.
The NCAA III Women’s Volleyball Tournament bracket will be announced via a live video streaming show on the NCAA website at 11:00 a.m. The link to the video stream can be found at: NCAA Volleyball Selection Show Link
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Four members of the Calvin women’s volleyball team have received All-MIAA Honors. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are senior Kelsey Sears and sophomore Rebecca Kamp.
Calvin players named to the All-MIAA second team include sophomores Renee DeHaan and Erin Vander Plas.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
By Calvin Sports information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
In its first two meetings, Calvin dropped matches to archrival Hope in the MIAA regular season. At Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse, the Dutch swept the Knights in three sets. At the return trip in Calvin’s VanNoord Arena, Calvin dropped the match in five sets, disappointingly dropping the final two sets.
On Saturday, November 7, the two met in the MIAA championship, with Calvin plagued with injury and sickness the Knights beat the odds and upset the Flying Dutch 15-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-13, who were previously ranked #5 in the country.
Volleyball Team Downs Alma In Three in MIAA Tournament Semis - To Face Hope in MIAA Tournament Final
Friday, November 06, 2009
(written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
HOLLAND—The Knights came into tonight’s MIAA tournament matchup with a 6-1 record in MIAA Tournament play against the Alma College Scots. Calvin lived up to that billing by defeating the Scots (17-13) in three sets 25-23, 25-21, 25-17. Calvin, now 26-6, will face Hope on Saturday in the MIAA Tournament final. The Dutch defeated Albion 25-10, 25-10, 25-5 in Friday’s second semifinal match.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Calvin College sophomore Rebecca Kamp has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV first team in women’s volleyball in the college division. As a member of the all-district first team, Kamp advances to the national ballot and is eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America consideration.
The college division includes NCAA II and III schools as well as NAIA institutions. The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program is organized and voted on by the College Sports Information Director’s Association (CoSIDA) of America.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
(Written by sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
GRAND RAPIDS - The 14th ranked Calvin volleyball team played host to Saint Mary’s on Tuesday night in a first round MIAA Tournament match at VanNoord Arena. The Knights, who are now 25-6 on the season, defeated the Belle’s, who finish their season 9-17, in four sets, 25-11, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Calvin completed play at the Midwest Challenge with a 4-0 record, defeating Saint Mary’s and Hanover in a pair of three-set matches on Saturday at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. The victory over Saint Mary’s also served as a conference match, allowing the Knights to finish 14-2 in the final league standings, good for a second place conference finish. Calvin will host Saint Mary’s again on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in a first round MIAA Tournament match.
Friday, October 30, 2009
By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
GRAND RAPIDS—Rebounding from a disappointing loss to Hope on Wednesday, the Knight’s strong defense and powerful attack pushed Calvin past Olivet in the 2009 Midwest Challenge. Calvin swept Olivet in three sets, winning 25-14, 25-12, 25-14.
Calvin (22-6 overall, 13-2 MIAA) dominated the Comets at the net, putting up a 12-4 advantage in the block column as well as 42-18 number in kills. Sophomore Rebecca Kamp credited 14 of Calvin’s kills to her own name, doing so with a remarkably efficient .500 kill percentage.
Volleyball Falls to Hope in Five Sets in Front of NCAA III Regular Season Record Crowd of 2,725 Fans
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
By Calvin Sports information student assistant Andrew Knot
After losing the previous match-up at the DeVos Fieldhouse in three sets, the Knights volleyball squad set out to turn the tables against the fifth ranked Flying Dutch of Hope College. In that attempt, Calvin had a record crowd behind them, setting an NCAA III regular season single match attendance record inside of Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Calvin’s bid for a share of the league lead in the MIAA standings came up short on Wednesday night however as the Knights dropped a five-set match to Hope 25-22, 22-25, 25-27, 25-12, 15-6.« First < 20 21 22 23 24 > Last »