Monday, October 12, 2009
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin outside hitter Erin VanderPlas its Player of the Week and Calvin setter Nora Bruskewitz its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for the week ending October 11.
VanderPlas, a sophomore from McBain (Northern Michigan Christian HS), delivered 28 kills for a hitting percentage of .566 in leading the Knights to a 3-0 record in MIAA matches for the week. She had 12 kills in a sweep of Kalamazoo, and 11 kills with a hitting percentage of .786 in a sweep of Saint Mary’s. VanderPlas, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career, added 12 digs, five blocks and three service aces for the week.
Bruskewitz, a senior from Milwaukee, Wis. (Milwaukee Lutheran HS), dished out 111 assists (12.3 per set) in Calvin’s three matches for the week. She added 11 digs and four blocks as Calvin swept Saint Mary’s, Albion and Kalamazoo to remain within striking distance of first place in the MIAA. Bruskewitz is being honored as Specialty Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
The 11th ranked Calvin volleyball team was up for the challenge of the Kalamazoo Hornets Saturday at Van Noord Arena in front of a Calvin Homecoming crowd. The Knights defeated the Hornets in three sets by a score of 25-14, 25-17, 25-22.
Calvin did this with a balanced offensive attack. Sophomore Rebecca Kamp led the Knights with 14 kills and sophomore Erin VanderPlas added 12 kills. Sophomore Renee DeHaan and freshman Lizzie Kamp each totaled 6 kills.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
NOTRE DAME, IN – The 11th-ranked Calvin volleyball team improved to 12-4 overall and to 7-1 in the MIAA with a 25-13, 25-22, 25-21 victory at Saint Mary’s Tuesday night.
Calvin hit .405 as a team including .500 in set two and .417 in set three. The Knights were paced by the frontcourt trio of sophomores Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS), Erin VanderPlas (Cadillac/McBain Christian HS) and Renee DeHaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with Kamp and VanderPlas collecting 11 kills apiece while DeHaan had eight kills. VanderPlas had a sizzling .786 attack percentage while DeHaan hit at a .462 clip.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
OLIVET – Calvin got back on the winning track with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 victory at Olivet Wednesday afternoon to improve to 11-4 overall and 6-1 in the MIAA.
Monday, September 28, 2009
For the second time this season and for the fourth time in her collegiate carere, Calvin College sophomore Rebecca Kamp has been named the MIAA’s Volleyball Player of the Week.
A sophomore from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), Kamp pounded home 42 kills and had a hitting percentage of .359 in leading the Knights to a 2-1 record in MIAA action for the week.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
(written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
HOLLAND—The 10th ranked Calvin volleyball team traveled to the DeVos Fieldhouse to take on 8th ranked Hope College. The rankings proved correct, as Hope defeated Calvin in three sets 25-22, 25-15, 25-18. Hope took an early 20-11 lead in the first set only to see Calvin make a huge comeback. This comeback, however, fell just short as Hope took the first set. Calvin never really recovered. The Knights did, however, hold the lead in the second set 7-6. That was the last lead they had.
Friday, September 25, 2009
After losing a disappointing first set to conference rival Alma Friday night, the Knights responded in a big way, taking the match in the next three sets and handing the Scots their third conference loss.
The victory advanced Calvin to an undefeated 5-0 record in the MIAA, and a 10-3 record overall.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
ADRIAN - The nationally-ranked Calvin volleyball team picked up a 26-24, 25-5, 25-22 victory at Adrian Tuesday night to improve to 9-3 overall and 4-0 in conference play.
Ranked 10th in the most recent AVCA Division III Top 25 poll released Tuesday afternoon, the Knights hit .310 as a team and were paced by sophomore Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) who had 16 kills, a .433 attack percentage and three block assists.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, OH—After dropping a pair of matches to nationally-ranked opponents on Friday night at the Wittenberg Border Battle, Calvin bounced back to defeat Mount Union 25-22, 25-23, 25-16 and the College of Mount St. Joseph 23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23.
Ranked 10th in the latest AVCA Division III Top 25 poll, Calvin is now 8-3 on the year after finishing 2-2 at the weekend tournament.
Friday, September 18, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, OH—Calvin dropped a pair of matches to nationally-ranked opponents on Friday at the Wittenberg Border Battle, bowing to 12th-ranked Wittenberg 25-20, 22-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-11 and then falling to fourth-ranked Ohio Northern 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22.« First < 28 29 30 31 32 > Last »