Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The first-ever Calvin C Club Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday night inside Van Noord Arena. The following is a list of the award recipients:
BREAKTHROUGH TEAM OF THE YEAR - Men’s Tennis
RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE - Nicole Michmerhuizen - women’s track and field, 10,000 meters
ROLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Bryan Powell, men’s basketball
PLAY OF THE YEAR - Danielle Carter, women’s soccer - game winning OT goal vs Hope in MIAA Tournament
MALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Taylor Pruis, men’s soccer
FEMALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Michaela Rookus, women’s swimming & diving
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Nick Holtrop, men’s soccer
FEMALE ATHLETE(S) OF THE YEAR - Lizzie Kamp, volleyball & Carissa Verkaik, basketball & track & field
EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE IN AN INDIVIDUAL EVENT - Elisabeth Counsell, women’s swimming & diving
GAME OF THE YEAR - Calvin men’s basketball MIAA Tournament final win over Hope
KAY TIEMERSMA AWARD WINNER(S) - Lizzie Kamp & Carissa Verkaik
BERE’ MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER - Dan Kerr, men’s cross country & track & field
The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup trophy was also unveiled at the ceremony.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
For the first time since the 1999-2000 academic year, Calvin College has won the outright MIAA Commissioner’s Cup. Calvin finished the year with 216 points, finishing ahead of rival Hope which earned 205 points. At the conclusion of the 2007-08 year, Calvin and Hope shared the Commissioner’s Cup as the two schools tied for first place. Hope had since won the last four outright titles. The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league’s 20 sports for men and women. The final Commissioner’s Cup standings is determined on the basis of each college’s standings in eight of 10 sports for men and eight of 10 sports for women. The Commissioner’s Cup (All-Sports Award) has been presented since 1934-35. Hope has won the award 34 times, followed by Kalamazoo 15, Albion 14, Calvin 9 and Alma 5. In addition, Calvin took first place in the MIAA Men’s All-Sports standings with 102 points, finishing ahead of Hope which tallied 93. Calvin also took first place in the MIAA Women’s All-Sports standings with 114 points, edging Hope by two points. The 2012-13 academic year was an historic one for the Calvin athletics program as it captured an MIAA record 12 conference titles including 10 that were outright league crowns. Calvin competes in 19 of the 20 MIAA-sponsored sports. The Knights do not compete in football.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Calvin College men’s soccer alumn Joe Broekhuizen had a successful professional soccer debut for the Dayton Dutch Lions Football Club Saturday night. In the season opener Saturday against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Broekhuizen was a late substitute and promptly delivered an assist on the game-winning goal off a corner kick. The winning goal came in stoppage time and lifted Dayton to a 2-1 victory. Even more notable about the win is that Dayton played a man down for nearly 60 minutes as one of its players was issued a red card in the 28th minute of play. For a complete recap of the game, visit the USL website at: Recap The box score of the game can be found at: Dayton/Pittsburgh Box Score Dayton is a member of the United Soccer League. Broekhuizen was a four-year member of the Calvin varsity program, helping lead the Knights to four consecutive MIAA titles and four trips to the NCAA III Tournament including two ventures to the national finals. This fall, he was a first team All-MIAA selection after scoring 13 goals and collecting six assists for a total of 32 points.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The winter sports season was recently completed for NCAA Division III athletics and the latest set of Learfield Director’s Cup standings for Division III have been announced. Calvin is ranked ninth in the latest set of standings with 508 points. The Knights garnered 199.5 points during the recent winter sports season. The Learfield Director’sCup is based on points earned by teams that compete in NCAA Championship events and is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) to the best overall collegiate athletics program in the country. The Learfield Director’s Cup race is held at the NCAA I, II and III levels and also for NAIA institutions. Scoring points for Calvin during the winter season were the Calvin women’s basketball team (25 points), men’s basketball (64 points), women’s indoor track and field (47.5 points) and women’s swimming and diving team (63 points). During the fall sports season, Calvin produced 308.5 points as its men’s and women’s soccer teams, volleyball team and men’s and women’s cross country team all scored points. Calvin has now had nine of its 21 varsity sports teams score points in the Director’s Cup chase. The competition will conclude at the end of the spring sports season with a final set of standings set to be released in June.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
In Calvin athletics, what was the best play of the year? Who were the male and female newcomers of the year? What was the most exceptional performance in an individual event? Come to the arena on May 8 to find out. On Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Van Noord Arena, the Calvin C Club welcomes student-athletes, coaches and fans of the Knights to an evening of celebrating Calvin athletics. There will be desserts and refreshments, trophy displays, a “Year in Review” video and the presentation of 13 awards, culminating in the Tiemersma and Beré Awards for female and male athlete of the year. Registration for current Calvin student-athletes is available through their coaches, and registration for all others is available online now! Cost is just $10 for guests (reduced to $5 for current students and C Club members). Business attire is desired.
Don’t miss this historic first-ever night of Calvin athletic awards—RSVP by May 1!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
Joe Broekhuizen, who recently completed his four-year Calvin soccer career, has accepted a contract to play professional soccer for the Dayton Dutch Lions - a team in the United Soccer Pro League (USL). Broekhuizen will finish his sports management degree at Calvin through distant correspondence. Through the help of Calvin head men’s soccer coach Ryan Souders, his family, his teammates, his professors and most importantly the Lord, Broekhuizen graciously accepts the opportunity. His first scrimmage as a member of the Dutch Lions is scheduled for Tues., Apr. 2, against Ohio State.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Calvin College holds the lead in the latest set of MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings as well as in the standings for the MIAA Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Awards. Calvin has a first place total of 147 points in the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings with Hope second with 126 points. In the men’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 68 points with Hope second with 56 points. In the women’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 79 points with Hope second with 70 points. This year, Calvin has captured nine MIAA regular season championships, winning league titles in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Calvin College senior Nick Holtrop has gained yet another All-America nod in men’s soccer. A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Holtrop has been named to the D3soccer.com All-America third team. Earlier this month, he was named a second team Division III All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Over the course of his four-year career at Calvin, Holtrop was credited with 11 goals and 18 assists while serving as a center midfielder. It marks the third consecutive year that a member of the Calvin men’s soccer team has picked up D3soccer.com All-America accolades as Miles Colago was so honored in both 2010 and 2011.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
The latest set of Division III Learfield Director’s Cup standings have been released and Calvin has taken over the lead with 308.50 points. The latest set of standings include the sports of men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s field hockey and volleyball. Middlebury (Vt.) is in second with 306.5 points. Calvin received 90 points from its national runner-up women’s volleyball team and men’s cross country team and 56 points from its women’s cross country team that placed 18th at the NCAA III Championships. In addition, Calvin picked up 50 points from its women’s soccer team that reached the second round of the NCAA III Tournament and 25 points from its men’s soccer team that reached the first round of the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin had been in second place in the first set of standings released two weeks ago but has since moved up to first place due to points gained through its men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Four members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have received Division III All-Central Region honors. Those four individuals are seniors Nick Holtrop, Joe Broekhuizen and Dan Nederhoed and sophomore Travis Vegter. Holtrop has been named to the All-Central Region first team while Broekhuizen has been named to the second team and Nederhoed and Vegter to the third team. Holtrop and Nederhoed are receiving all-region accolades for the second straight year while Broekhuizen and Vegter are being so honored for the first time.2 3 > Last »