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No Regrets for Amber Warners As She Accepts AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year Award

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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On Thursday, December 16, Calvin women’s volleyball coach Amber Warners will receive the Division III National Coach of the Year Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Warners will receive the award at the 2010 Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Kansas City, Mo., site of this year’s NCAA Divison I Volleyball Final Four.  The luncheon is held in conjunction with the 2010 AVCA Annual Convention which is held annually at the site of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Final Four. Calvin sports information student assistant Andrew Knot caught up with Warners before she departed for Kansas City and filed the following feature story (click on the headline above for the story).

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Calvin 2nd in Latest Set of Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings

Thursday, December 09, 2010

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Dec. 9 DIII Standings Release

The latest set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in second place, just 19 points behind first place Washington University of St. Louis. Calvin has a second place total of 327 points, holding a two-point lead over third place Middlebury (VT). Washington University (MO) leads the list with 336 points.

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NCAA III Volleyball Championships Video Now Online

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

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NCAA III Volleyball Championships Video

An NCAA produced highlight video of the 2010 NCAA III Women’s Volleyball Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, is now online. The video includes clips from all seven matches played at Washington University of St. Louis including Calvin’s victories over University of Massachusetts Boston, Juniata and Emory University.

 

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Calvin Volleyball Team Finishes High in Final NCAA III Stats - Leads Nation in Blocks & Hitting %

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

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The national champion Calvin women’s volleyball also ranks at the top of the list in two categories in the final 2010 NCAA III statistics released earlier today. Calvin led the nation in blocks-per-set in 2010 (2.8 blocks-per-set) and in hitting percentage with a .313 clip as a team. Calvin also finished 20th nationally in assists-per-set (11.96) and 25th in kills-per-set (12.89). Individually, Calvin junior Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) finished third nationally in hitting percentage (.431), sixth in blocks-per-set (1.37), 10th in points-per-set (5.25) and 23rd in kills-per-set (.406).

Final NCAA III Team Statistics

Final NCAA III Individual Statistics Rankings

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Volleyball Finishes Number One in Final AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Final AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll

For the first time in school history, the Calvin women’s volleyball team has finished number-one in the final AVCA Division III Top 25 poll of the season. The Knights received a unanimous 24 first place votes in the final poll - released this afternoon. During its march through the NCAA III Tournament, Calvin knocked off (then) number-two ranked Wittenberg University, number-three ranked Juniata College and top-ranked Emory University.

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Amber Warners Named AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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(release prepared by American Volleyball Coaches Association)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 23, 2010) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that Calvin College head women’s volleyball coach Amber Warners has been selected as the 2010 AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year. In her ninth season as the Calvin head coach, Warners helped the Knights to a magical year in 2010. Calvin earned the program’s third MIAA regular season title, took home its first NCAA Regional title since 1992 and captured its first-ever NCAA Division III national championship with a 3-1 victory over Emory on November 22. The Knights’ road to their storybook ending was not an easy one, as the squad knocked off nationally-ranked squads Heidelberg (No. 13), Wittenberg (No.2), UMass-Boston (No. 24), Juniata (T-No.3) and Emory (No.1) in the NCAA postseason alone.

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Megan Rietema Featured on NCAA.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

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NCAA.com Feature Story on Megan Rietema

ST. LOUIS, MO - Calvin College freshman setter Megan Rietema came up big for the Calvin women’s volleyball team at the NCAA III Tournamen at Washington University, helping lead the Knights to the national title with a win over top-ranked Emory in the national title match. Rietema scored the final two points in Calvin’s clinching four-set win. Rietema had 37 assists, eight kills, seven digs and a .368 attack percentage in Monday’s win over Emory. NCAA.com reporter Jim Faasen was there on Monday and filed the following report on Rietema: NCAA.com Feature Story on Megan Rietema

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THEY DID IT!! - KNIGHTS WIN NCAA III VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Monday, November 22, 2010

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Box Score

(Photo by Danny Reise)

ST. LOUIS, MO – The long wait for the Calvin women’s volleyball program is over. On a magical Monday afternoon, the Knights captured their first-ever national title, defeating top-ranked Emory University (GA) 25-14, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23 in the national final at Washington University of St. Louis. The national title came exactly 24 years ago to the very day that the Knights had suffered a heart-breaking five-set defeat in the 1986 national championship final to the University of California at San Diego in front of 3,800 fans at the Calvin Fieldhouse after leading that match two-sets-to-one.

Calvin/Emory Video Highlights

Press Conference Video

Amber Warners Postmatch Audio Interview

Photo Gallery

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Women’s Volleyball to Play for National Title Monday Afternoon in St. Louis

Monday, November 22, 2010

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Washington University Tournament Site

The Calvin women’s volleyball team will play for a national championship Monday afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri. The Knights will face top-ranked Emory University (GA) at 3 p.m. (EST) in the national title match on the campus of Washington University of St. Louis. Monday’s match will feature a live video stream, live stats and a separate live audio broadcast.

The Washington University tournament site at: Washington Unversity Tournament Site has direct links to the live stats scoreboard and video stream.

Direct links can be found at:

Live Stats Scoreboard

Live Video Stream

Calvin Stretch Internet Audio Broadcast

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Volleyball Advances to National Title Match With Thrilling Comeback Win Over Juniata in Semis

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Box Score

(Photos by Danny Reise)

ST. LOUIS, MO - November 20, 2010 – No. 10 Calvin College erased a 2-0 deficit to come all the way back and defeat No. 3 Juniata College, 3-2 (14-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-12) in the 2010 NCAA Division III volleyball semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Washington University Field House in St. Louis, Mo.  Calvin (31-4) advances to the national championship for the second time in program history. Calvin also played in the 1986 finals, falling to UC-San Diego in five sets at the Calvin Fieldhouse. Calvin will face No. 1 Emory University on MONDAY, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. (EST). Emory defeated host Washington University in four sets in Saturday’s second semifinal match. The Knights trailed Juniata 0-2 and were down 16-8 in the third set before mounting a comeback that permanently changed the complexion of the match.

Video Highlights

Post-Match Press Conference

Photo Gallery

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