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11th-Ranked Volleyball Team Picks Up Win at Olivet

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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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.

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Rebecca Kamp Named MIAA Volleyball Player of the Week

Monday, September 28, 2009

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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.

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Women’s Volleyball Falls in MIAA Showdown at Hope

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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(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.

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Volleyball Team Defeats Alma in Four Sets to Remain Unbeaten in MIAA Standings

Friday, September 25, 2009

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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. 

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Volleyball Picks Up Victory at Adrian

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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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.

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Volleyball Rebounds To Defeat Mount Union and Mount St. Joseph at Wittenberg Border Battle

Sunday, September 20, 2009

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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.

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Volleyball Drops Pair of Matches to Nationally-Ranked Foes at Wittenberg Border Battle

Friday, September 18, 2009

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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.

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Calvin Volleyball Team Escapes Trine With Five-Set Victory

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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ANGOLA, IN—The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team escaped Trine University’s Hershey Hall with a five-set victory Wednesday night, narrowly avoiding an early conference upset bid by the host Thunder. Calvin edged Trine by scores of 25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 22-25, 15-10.

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Volleyball Team Ranked 10th in AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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The Calvin women’s volleyball team continues to climb up the AVCA Division III Top 25 rankings. The Knights are ranked 10th in this week’s poll, up two spots from a week ago and up six spots from their pre-season ranking of #16.

The Knights are scheduled to travel to Trine University for a conference match at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night. On Friday and Saturday, Calvin will compete at the Wittenberg Invitational including matches against fifth-ranked Ohio Northern and 12th-ranked Wittenberg.

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Carolyn Nelson Named MIAA Specialty Player of the Week in Volleyball

Monday, September 14, 2009

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For the first time in her career, Calvin College junior setter Carolyn Nelson has been named the MIAA’s Volleyball Specialty Player of the Week.

A native of Milan (Mich.) and a graduate of Milan High School, Nelson dished out 67 assists (11.2 per set) in directing the Knights’ offense in three-set sweeps of Albion and Kalamazoo. Nelson also totaled eight digs in the two matches. Nelson is currently averaging 9.65 assists-per-set.

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