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Volleyball Remains Unbeaten in MIAA Play With Win Over Trine

Saturday, October 09, 2010

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ANGOLA, IN - Calvin remained unbeaten in MIAA play with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-14 victory at Trine University Saturday afternoon. Ranked ninth nationally, the Knights are now 15-2 overall and 10-0 in the MIAA heading into a showdown at rival Hope next Wednesday.

Sophomore Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had 10 kills and seven digs. Juniors Erin VanderPlas (Cadillac/McBain Christian HS) and Renee DeHaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had six kills apiece. VanderPlas had two block assists and two block solos while DeHaan had one block solo and five block assists.

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Volleyball Remains Unbeaten With 25-13, 25-14, 25-23 Win Over Adrian

Friday, October 08, 2010

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By sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

Ninth-ranked Calvin maintained its status as the MIAA’s top team Friday evening at the Van Noord Arena as the Knights defeated the Adrian Bulldogs in three sets (25-13, 25-14, 25-23), pushing their league record to a still-spotless 9-0, and 14-2 overall. Juniors Erin Vander Plas (Cadillac, MI) and Renee DeHaan (Grand Rapids, MI) led the team with 12 and 11 kills respectively, with sophomore Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, MI) finishing with nine strong ones of her own. The Knights totaled seven service aces over the course of the three sets, as well as tallying eight blocks.  Junior libero Kelly Peterson (Ramsey, MN) led the team with 12 digs on the back line.  Lizzie Kamp also notched 10 digs of her own.  Freshman setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids, MI) dished out 37 assists and helped out on a number of the team’s blocks.

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Volleyball Picks Up Key Conference Road Win at Alma

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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ALMA - Calvin picked up an important 25-13, 25-23, 25-18 victory at Alma Tuesday night to remain unbeaten in league play at the midpoint of the MIAA double round-robin schedule. Ranked ninth nationally, Calvin improves to 13-2 overall and 8-0 in league play with the win. Calvin sophomore Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had a stellar all-around match with 14 digs, 13 kills, two block assists, one block solo and an attack percentage of .500. Chipping in with six kills apiece were senior Kim Wigboldy (Chandler, AZ/Valley Christian HS) and juniors Renee DeHaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Erin VanderPlas (Cadillac/McBain Christian HS). DeHaan also had five block assists. Calvin will now prepare for a busy weekend as the Knights host Adrian Friday night at 6:30 p.m. and travel to Trine on Saturday for a 1 p.m. match.

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Women’s Volleyball Team Holds Off Kalamazoo College To Remain Unbeaten in MIAA Ranks

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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KALAMAZOO - The ninth-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team held off a determined Kalamazoo College squad Wednesday night at the Anderson Athletic Center, defeating the Hornets 25-16, 25-16, 18-25, 25-22. Calvin snapped Kalamazoo’s four-match win streak and improved to 12-2 overall and 7-0 in the MIAA. Calvin rolled through the first two sets, compiling a hitting percentage of .464 in set one and a hitting percentage of .419 in set two. Kalamazo’s defense then stiffened in set three however as the Hornets hit .306 and limited the Knights to just a .186 attack.

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Volleyball Teams Picks Up Road Win at Olivet - Remains on Top of MIAA Standings

Friday, September 24, 2010

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OLIVET - The ninth-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team remained on top of the MIAA standings with a 25-22, 25-11, 25-17 victory at Olivet Friday evening. The host Comets (6-4 overall, 3-2 MIAA) jumped out to a 19-16 lead in set one but the Knights rallied to score nine of the next 12 points to gain the set one win and take the momentum throughout the remainder of the match.
Junior Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had a huge match with 17 kills, a hitting percentage of .600 and seven block assists. She was also credited with a pair of service aces and a pair of digs.

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Volleyball Rolls to Win Over Albion - Remains Unbeaten in League Play

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Calvin remained perfect in conference play, defeating Albion College in three sets (25-6, 25-13, 25-16) Tuesday night at Van Noord Arena.  Junior Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL) led the Knights at the net with 13 kills in 20 attempts, and adding 6 block assists.  With the win, the Knights improved their record to 5-0 in the MIAA standings and 10-2 overall. Calvin is ranked ninth in the most recent AVCA Division III Top 25 poll. Calvin returns to action on Friday when it travels to Olivet for a 6:30 p.m. conference match.

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Rebecca Kamp & Megan Rietema Receive MIAA Player of the Week Honors in Volleyball

Monday, September 20, 2010

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin middle hitter Rebecca Kamp its Player of the Week and Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through September 19. Kamp, a junior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), had 88 kills for a .448 hitting percentage in five matches, three of them against nationally-ranked opponents. She is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time this season and sixth time in her career. Rietema, a freshman from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), dished out 209 assists (11.0 per game) in five matches for the week, and added 32 digs and 12 blocks. Rietema is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time this season and in her career. Calvin returns to action this week when it hosts Albion Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.

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Volleyball Posts 2-2 Record at Wittenberg Border Battle

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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SPRINGFIELD, OH – Calvin posted a 2-2 weekend record at the Wittenberg University Border Battle. The fourth-ranked Knights opened play on Friday with back-to-back losses to nationally-ranked Heidelberg and Wittenberg but came back to defeat nationally-ranked Ohio Northern Saturday morning and also the College of Mount St. Joseph Saturday afternoon.

Junior Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS), sophomore Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) and freshman Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) were all named to the Michigan All-Tournament Team.

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Volleyball Remains Unbeaten After Three-Set Win Over Saint Mary’s

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Fresh from knocking off rival Hope College in a four set match this past weekend, the now 4th ranked Knights of Calvin College continued on track Tuesday evening as they defeated the Saint Mary’s Belles in three straight sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-18).

After defeating the Dutchmen on Saturday, Calvin moved up four spots to its present #4 ranking in the national poll with Hope dropping to 6th.  Tuesday’s three set sweep of the Belles maintained a spotless record thus far for the Knights’ 2010 campaign as Calvin improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

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Women’s Volleyball Team Moves Up To Fourth in National Rankings

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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AVCA Division III Top 25 Rankings

The Calvin women’s volleyball team has moved up four spot in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Top 25 poll. The Knights are ranked fourth in this week’s poll, up four spots from a week ago when the Knights were ranked eighth.

Calvin is currently 6-0 on the year and returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Saint Mary’s in a 7 p.m. MIAA match. On Friday and Saturday, Calvin will compete at the Wittenberg Border Battle. At the tournament, Calvin will face fifth-ranked Wittenberg, 12th-ranked Ohio Northern, 19th-ranked Heidelberg and the College of Mount St. Joseph.

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