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Men’s Soccer Receives NSCAA College Team Academic Award

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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NSCAA Team Academic Award Recipients

The Calvin College men’s soccer team excelled on the field this fall, advancing all the way to the NCAA III Championship finals. Under the direction of head coach Chris Hughes, the Knights have also excelled in the classroom too.

The Calvin men’s soccer team was recently selected as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Team Academic Award. To receive the honor, a team needed to post a cumulative team grade point average of 3.0 or above.

The Calvin men’s soccer team posted a 3.19 grade point average for the 2008-09 academic year. This marks the first time the Knights have received the NSCAA College Team Academic Award.

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Dan Kmetz Named Third Team All-American By National Soccer Coaches Association of America

Saturday, December 12, 2009

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NSCAA Division III All-America Men's Soccer Teams

Calvin College junior midfielder Dan Kmetz has been named a Performance Subaru third team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The award was announced late Friday evening.

A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Kmetz is the first All-American in men’s soccer at Calvin since Kurt Visker was so honored in 2005. A graduate of Strongsville High School, Kmetz is the fifth individual in Calvin men’s soccer history to earn All-America honors, joining Casey TerHaar (1962), Doug DeSmit (1983), Joey Barone (1991) and Visker (2004 & 2005) to have been so honored.

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Gimme Five!  Calvin Men’s Soccer Team Lands Five Players on All-Central Region Teams

Friday, December 11, 2009

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NSCAA Division III All-Central Region Men's Soccer Teams

A record five members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have received Division III All-Central Regional honors as named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Named to the All-Central Region first team from Calvin are seniors Greg Snapper, Luke Holtrop and Alex McKenzie and junior Dan Kmetz. In addition, junior Scott Hooker has been named to the All-Central Region second team.

As members of the first team, Snapper, Holtrop, McKenzie and Kmetz are now eligible for NSCAA Division III All-America consideration.

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Calvin Second in Latest Learfield Director’s Cup Fall Sports Standings

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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December 10 Learfield Director's Cup Standings

The latest set of Leerfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in second place, just 18 points behind first place Williams (MA).

Calvin has a second place total of 349 points, holding a 30-point lead over third place Washington University (Mo.). Williams (MA) leads the list with 367 points.

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Calvin Men’s/Women’s Soccer Teams Hold Lofty Spots in Final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Rankings

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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NSCAA Rankings Page

The final Division III Top 25 rankings compiled by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America have been released and the Calvin men’s and women’s soccer teams are both ranked.  In the final women’s poll, Calvin is ranked 15th. On the men’s side, Calvin is ranked second.

The final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Women’s Poll can be found at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Women’s Poll

The final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Men’s Poll can be found at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Men’s Poll

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Falls to Messiah in National Title Game 2-0

Saturday, December 05, 2009

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Box Score

SAN ANTONIO, TX - The Calvin men’s soccer team’s quest for a national title came up one game short as the Knights were defeated by defending national champion Messiah (PA) 2-0 Saturday night in the NCAA III Championship final.

Messiah scored in the 16th minute of play on a long throw-in into the box that was headed in by Messiah’s Danny Thompson. Calvin nearly tied the game in the opening moments of the second half with a quick flurry of shots that were turned away by the Messiah defense. Moments later, Messiah was awarded a penalty kick and made good on the opportunity with Nick Thompson banging in the PK.

POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE AUDIO

NCAA Video Highlights

d3soccer.com coverage

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Team Headed To National Title Game After 1-0 Win Over Dominican in Semifinals

Saturday, December 05, 2009

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Box Score

SAN ANTONIO, TX - The Calvin men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA III Championship final on Saturday, December 5. The Knights will face defending national champion Messiah (PA) at 6 pm (EST) in the title game. Calvin advanced with a 1-0 victory over Dominican University Friday night in a national semifinal game. Messiah advanced with a 2-1 win over Williams (MA). The only goal of the game in Calvin’s victory over Dominican came off the right foot of junior Brad Heethuis who banged in his seventh goal of the year including his fifth game-winner. The goal came with just over 12 minutes left in regulation.

Chris Hughes/Brad Heethuis Post-Game Interview

Video Highlights

Live Video of Calvin/Messiah NCAA III Soccer Final

Live Stats Scoreboard of Calvin/Messiah National Title Game

d3soccer.com Final Four Coverage

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Deep in the Heart of Texas - Men’s Soccer Team Stays Busy in San Antonio

Friday, December 04, 2009

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Alex McKenzie Speech at Kingsborough Middle School

SAN ANTONIO, TX—Thursday was an eventful day for the Calvin men’s soccer team. In addition to a banquet Thursday night, Calvin participated in a service opportunity organized by the NCAA. The Knights were paired up with Kingsborough Middle School where the Knights spoke about the importance of staying in school and pursuing educational goals. Calvin senior Alex McKenzie and freshman Dan Nederhoed both gave memorable speeches to the middle school group. Listen to the McKenzie speech at:Alex McKenzie Speech

Prior to the banquet Thursday night, the Knights had the opportunity for a team photo in front of the historic Alamo, located adjacent to the Menger Hotel where Calvin is staying.

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Michael at the Microphone

Friday, December 04, 2009

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Michael Holwerda NCAA III Soccer Banquet Speech

SAN ANTONIO, TX - On Thursday night, the eight competing teams at the NCAA III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Final attended a championships banquet at the San Antonio Convention Center. A representative from each team was invited to give welcoming remarks as well as background on their institution, team and reflections on the competition ahead. The Calvin men’s soccer representative was senior Michael Holwerda who delivered a sterling speech. The Michael Holwerda speech can be found at: Michael Holwerda NCAA III Soccer Banquet Speech

Calvin will face Dominican in a semifinal game at 8:30 p.m. (EST).

Calvin/Dominican Live Video Broadcast

Calvin/Dominican Live Stats Scoreboard

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Team Arrives in San Antonio for NCAA III Final Four

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

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Video Broadcast of Calvin-Dominican Men's Soccer Game

The Calvin men’s soccer team has arrived in San Antonio, Texas, in preparation for the NCAA III Final Four scheduled to be held this Friday and Saturday.

Calvin arrived in San Antonio late Wednesday afternoon and like the other three men’s team competing and the four women’s teams competing this weekend in San Antonio, the Knights received a police escort from the airport to their lodgings.

The Calvin men’s soccer team is lodging at the historic Menger Hotel.Built in 1859, the Menger Hotel is located immediately adjacent to the historic Alamo. The Calvin men’s soccer team is scheduled to have a team photo taken in front of the Alamo on Thursday afternoon.

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