Saturday, November 21, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA - For the first time in school history, the Calvin men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA III Final Four. The Knights advanced to the national semifinal with a 4-3 shootout victory over Transylvania Saturday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The game finished in a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Transylvania scoring a late second half goal to tie the game at one. In the shootout, Calvin junior goalkeeper Ryan Bratt came up with three clutch saves with freshman Chris Nance scoring the clinching goal in the shootout.
The NCAA III Final Four is scheduled to be held December 4 and 5 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo Courtesy of Carnegie-Mellon Sports Information)
Saturday, November 21, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Calvin men’s soccer team has advanced to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA III Tournament. The Knights moved on in the NCAA III Tournament with a 2-1 victory over host Carnegie-Mellon late Friday night.
Calvin (17-4-2) will face Transylvania in Saturday’s national quarterfinal at 7:00 p.m. (EST). Transylvania advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals by winning a penalty kick shootout over Swarthmore Friday night.
The contest will mark Calvin’s second foray into the national quarterfinals as the Knights also achieved the feat in 1980.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Calvin College senior Greg Snapper has been named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American in men’s soccer.
A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Snapper has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team in the college division in men’s soccer. The college division includes NCAA II and III institutions as well as schools from the NAIA ranks.
The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program is voted on by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America (CoSIDA).
Monday, November 16, 2009
The upcoming opponents for the Calvin men’s and women’s soccer teams are now in place for the third round of the NCAA III Tournament. The Calvin men’s soccer team (16-4-1) will face a Carnegie-Mellon (PA) team which defeated Medaille (NY) 1-0 yesterday afternoon. The other two teams in the sectional bracket will include Swarthmore (16-2-2) and Transylvania (16-3-1).
Located in Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon has also been selected to host the sectional Friday and Saturday (November 20 and 21). Swarthmore will take on Transylvania in the first game with the Calvin/Carnegie-Mellon game set to follow at 7:30 p.m.
On the women’s side, Calvin (15-4-1) will face College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin champion Augustana (IL) as part of a four-team sectional hosted by Augustana. The Calvin/Augustana game is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. (EST). The sectional will also include Wheaton (IL) and Washington University of St. Louis. Wheaton and Wash. U will play in the second game on Friday. Friday’s winners will play in the national quarterfinal game at Augustana at 7:00 p.m. (EST).
Saturday, November 14, 2009
WHEATON, IL—The Calvin men’s soccer team is headed to the Round of 16 after winning a penalty kick shootout over Wartburg (IA) 3-2 Saturday night in a second round game of the NCAA III Tournament played at Wheaton College.
Calvin (16-4-2) will face the winner of a second round game between Carnegie-Mellon (PA) and Medaille (PA) next weekend at a site yet to be determined.
Saturday’s game between Calvin and Wartburg will officially go in the books as a 0-0 double-overtime tie but the Knights will be the team advancing.
Friday, November 13, 2009
WHEATON, IL—Calvin picked up its first-ever victory at Wheaton and picked the perfect time to do it, defeating the host Thunder 2-1 in a first round NCAA III Tournament game Friday night. With the win, Calvin also completed its first-ever season sweep of its long-time non-conference rival, as the Knights also edged Wheaton 2-1 at Calvin early in September in a regular season game. Wheaton still holds a 38-4-6 series edge against Calvin in men’s soccer.
Calvin (16-4-1) advances to a second round NCAA III Tournament game Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. at Wheaton to face Wartburg (IA). Wartburg (16-4-1) defeated the University of Chicago 2-1 in Friday’s first round game.
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 men’s/women’s soccer are set to be announced Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. at http://ncaa.com. The Calvin men’s 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.
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