Wednesday, November 11, 2009
For the second consecutive year, Calvin College senior Greg Snapper has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in men’s soccer. In addition, Calvin College senior Michael Holwerda has been named the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Marvin Zuidema Award.
The Zuidema Award honors Dr. Marvin Zuidema, longtime men’s soccer coach and athletic administrator at Calvin College. The recipient is to be a senior selected for his contributions to team play, leadership qualities, demonstration of ethical virtues and excellence in athletics and academics. Holwerda is the third player from Calvin to receive the honor and the second from his family as his older brother David Holwerda was selected for the award in 2006.
Monday, November 09, 2009
For the first time in his collegiate career, Calvin College junior striker Brad Heethuis has been named the MIAA’s Offensive Player of the Week. A native of Jenison and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian high School, Heethuis scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Hope on Saturday that clinched the outright MIAA title for the Knights.
The goal, scored just 6:04 into the match, was the fourth of the year for Heethuis who now has three game-winning goals to his credit this fall. Heethuis currently ranks third on the Calvin team in scoring with 13 points on the strength of four goals and five assists.
Monday, November 09, 2009
The Calvin women’s soccer team has been selected to host a four-team NCAA regional this Friday and Saturday that will include Washington and Jefferson (PA), Ohio Northern and Wittenberg. Ohio Northern (15-4-1) will face Wittenberg (11-4-5) at 11:00 a.m. in the opening first round game with Calvin (13-4-1) slated to face Washington and Jefferson, PA (12-6-2) at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are: $6.00 for general admission, $3.00 for students, senior citizens and members of the military and $2.00 for children ages 3-12. NCAA III Women’s Soccer Tournament Bracket
Meanwhile, the Calvin men’s soccer team will travel to Wheaton College (IL) for a four-team Friday/Saturday regional. Calvin (15-4-1) will face host Wheaton (14-3-3) in a Friday first round game with the University of Chicago (12-3-3) facing Wartburg (15-4-1) in the other first round game on Friday.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
The Calvin women’s soccer season is not over. On Sunday evening, the Knights were informed that they had received one of 21 at-large (Pool C) bids to the NCAA III Tournament. Women’s Soccer NCAA III Tournament Field Release
The Knights will be making their fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin’s destination and opponent will be unveiled on Monday morning as will be the case for the men’s soccer and volleyball teams which have earned automatic bids to the NCAA III Tournament.
The Albion women’s soccer team gained the MIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the MIAA Tournament this past Saturday. With Calvin and Albion both receiving bids, it marks the first time since 2005 that the MIAA has sent two teams to the NCAA III women’s soccer tournament when Calvin and Hope were both in the field.
The NCAA III Tournament brackets for menís/womenís soccer are set to be announced Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. at http://ncaa.com. The Calvin menís soccer team has secured an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the MIAA title. The Calvin women’s volleyball team also has earned an automatic bid by winning the MIAA Tournament title.
The NCAA III Womenís Volleyball Tournament bracket will be announced via a live video streaming show on the NCAA website at 11:00 a.m. The link to the video stream can be found at: NCAA Volleyball Selection Show Link
Saturday, November 07, 2009
What a day for the Heethuis family.
On Saturday, Calvin junior striker Brad Heethuis scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Hope that allowed the Knights to capture their consecutive MIAA title and gain an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Meanwhile, Brad’s father Randy Heethuis was busy leading his Unity Christian boys soccer team to a Division II state title Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Petoskey 2-0 in the championship game.
Randy Heethuis is a 1984 Calvin College graduate who was a member of Calvin’s 1981 and 1982 MIAA championship men’s soccer teams.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
GRAND RAPIDS—In what could be called the game of the year so far for Calvin Saturday afternoon at Grand Rapids Christian High School, the Knights added another chapter in their rivalry with Hope by defeating the Flying Dutch 1-0, capturing their third straight MIAA title and obtaining an automatic bid to the national tournament.
A match that certainly held a lot of emotion on both sides, Saturdayís contest would prove to be sweet for the Knights after having lost a heartbreaker to Hope by the same score earlier this season at Hopeís Van Andel Soccer Stadium.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
ANGOLA, INóAn MIAA title and an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament will be on the line Saturday afternoon when Calvin and Hope meet in menís soccer at 2:30 p.m. at Eagle Stadium on the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School.
Hope has 30 points in league play while Calvin has 28 points. A victory by Calvin would give Calvin the outright title. A tie or a Hope victory would give the Flying Dutchmen the outright title. The winner of the MIAA will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Hope is currently ranked fifth in the most recent set of Central Region rankings, released this afternoon while Calvin is ranked sixth.
Saturdayís game between Calvin and Hope has been moved to Grand Rapids Christian High School because of poor field conditions at Calvinís Zuidema Field.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
ANGOLA, IN—An MIAA title and an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament will be on the line Saturday afternoon when Calvin and Hope meet in men’s soccer at 2:30 p.m. at Eagle Stadium on the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School. A 3-2 Calvin victory over Trine and a Hope tie at Olivet on Wednesday turned Saturday’s Calvin-Hope contest into a title tilt. With its win at Trine and Hope’s 0-0 tie at Olivet, Calvin (9-3-1 MIAA) picked up two points on Hope in the league standings and also moved to within two points of the Flying Dutchmen (9-1-3 MIAA).
Saturday, October 31, 2009
The Calvin men’s soccer team suffered its second consecutive defeat, falling 3-0 at Kalamazoo College Saturday afternoon. Kalamazoo scored a pair of goals in the opening 23 minutes and added an insurance goal in the opening minutes of the second half. The Knights are now 13-4-1 overall and 8-3-1 in the MIAA.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Four members of the Calvin women’s soccer team and two members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors.
On the women’s side, senior Allison Boender has been named to the Academic All-District IV first team while seniors Kayla Sulzer and Natalie Veurink and junior Elaine Schnabel have been named to the second team.
On the men’s side, seniors Michael Holwerda and Greg Snapper have been named to the Academic All-District IV first team.« First < 17 18 19 20 21 > Last »