Friday, December 23, 2011
For the second consecutive year, Calvin College senior has been named a D3soccer.com All-American. Colago has been named to the D3soccer.com All-America third team. He was also a third team selection in 2010. A defender, Colago hails from Anoka, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Anoka High School. Earlier this month, Colago was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America third team. For the second consecutive year, Calvin College senior has been named a D3soccer.com All-American. Colago has been named to the D3soccer.com All-America third team. He was also a third team selection in 2010. A defender, Colago hails from Anoka, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Anoka High School. Earlier this month, Colago was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America third team.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Calvin College senior Miles Colago has added one more prestigious award to his long list of honors. This morning, Colago was named a third team Division III All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A defender, Colago hails from Anoka, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Anoka High School. Colago is the sixth individual in Calvin men’s soccer history to receive All-America honors. Other individuals in Calvin men’s soccer history to receive the honor include Casey TeHaar (1962), Doug DeSmit (1983), Joey Barone (1991), Kurt Visker (2004 & 2005) and Dan Kmetz (2009).
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Four members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have received Division III All-Central Region honors as named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Named to the All-Central Region first team from Calvin are senior defender Miles Colago and sophomore forward Zach Willis. Named to the second team is junior midfielder Nick Holtrop while junior defender Dan Nederhoed has been named to the third team.
Monday, December 12, 2011
(Photo by Emily Daum)
After going through the NCAA III Tournament unranked, the Calvin men’s soccer team has finished the year ranked number-two in a pair of national polls. The Knights are ranked second in the final Division III Top 25 poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American and also ranked second in the final d3soccer.com Top 25 poll of the year. The NSCAA Division III Top 25 poll can be found online at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Poll while the D3soccer.com Top 25 poll can be found online at: http://d3soccer.com Top 25 Poll Calvin closed out the 2011 season with an overall record of 19-6-2. The Knights reached the national championship game for the second time in three years, falling to Ohio Wesleyan 2-1 in the final in San Antonio, Texas.
Friday, December 09, 2011
The latest set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in fourth place with 262 points.Washington University (Mo.) leads the standings with 372 points with Middlebury (Vt.) second with 359 points and Amherst (Ma.) third with 264 points. Calvin picked up 90 points from its menís soccer team that earned a national runner-up berth in the NCAA III Tournament last weekend. Calvin also received 64 points from its volleyball team that reached the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament and 57 points from its menís cross country team that finished 11th at the NCAA III Championships and 51 points from its womenís cross country team that placed 13th at the NCAA III Championships.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
(Photo by Bill Sanderson)
The Calvin men’s soccer team will face the Battling Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan in the national championship final Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. (EST) in San Antonio, Texas. Calvin punched its second berth in the national championship final in the last three years with a 4-2 semifinal win over Oneonta State of New York Friday night. Earlier in the evening, Ohio Wesleyan blanked Montclair State 4-0. In its win over Oneonta State, Calvin conceded the first goal of the match in just the seventh minute of play but then scored three unanswered goals in the first half to take a 3-1 halftime lead. First half Calvin goals came from senior Brad Heethuis, freshman Travis Vegter and senior Brad Wassink. In the second half, Travis Vegter ripped in his second goal of the game to give Calvin a 4-1 lead. Oneonta State then scored a goal in the final 10 minutes of the match to close out the scoring. Calvin (19-5-2) will be facing Ohio Wesleyan for the sixth time in NCAA III Tournament play. Ohio Wesleyan has won three of the prior five NCAA III Tournament matchups but Calvin won the last meeting in NCAA III Tournament play, winning 2-1 in a second round match in 2005.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
(Photo by Emily Daum)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - For the second time in three years, Calvin’s bid for a national championship in men’s soccer came up just short. On Saturday night, Calvin fell to Ohio Wesleyan 2-1 in the national championship final. The game came two years after Calvin had dropped a 2-0 decision to Messiah College in the 2009 national final. Ohio Wesleyan (23-2-0) grabbed a 2-0 lead with a pair of late first half goals scored less than two minutes apart. Calvin came back to slice the deficit in half as freshman Travis Vegter ripped in a shot off a pass from sophomore Zach Willis five minutes into the second half. Calvin continued to pressure for the tying goal, outshooting Ohio Wesleyan 11-7 over the final 45 minutes but the Knights could not equalize. Calvin closes out the year with an overall record of 19-6-2, matching the Calvin single-season record for victories. The goal by Travis Vegter was his third of the NCAA III Final Four. He was later named to the all-tournament team along with teammates Lawrence Murray and Dan Nederhoed.
Friday, December 02, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot/Photos Courtesy of NCAA Photos
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Team breakfast in the hotel kicked off a loaded day for the squad. After breakfast, the squad traveled in team vans to Blossom Soccer Complex to get to know the facility. While there, they relived previous tournament goals, took pictures, and enjoyed the sunny, 70-degree weather. After the stadium walk-through, the team practiced at another local soccer complex. The training session, filled with fast-paced possession drills, marked the last of the 2011 season for the Knights. Following the practice, the team had a chance to participate in a divison-wide partnership between the schools and the Special Olympics. The team broke into groups and led dribbling and shooting drills with the Special Olympians, who were eager to interact with college athletes
Thursday, December 01, 2011
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Brad Wassink, a senior at Calvin College, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2011 NCAA Division III Menís Soccer Championship. A native of Long Beach, California, and a graduate of Valley Christian High School, Wassink is majoring in English and political science and carries a 3.94 GPA. Wassink was presented with the award during the (NCAA III menís and womenís soccer banquet/presentation) Thursday night in San Antonio, Texas. The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAAís championships.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
(Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot is traveling with the Calvin men’s soccer team this weekend and filed this first day report)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - After two early morning flights, the Knights have arrived safely in San Antonio. We had a 7:00am flight out of Grand Rapids this morning, and connected to a flight to San Antonio immediately after landing in the Detroit Metro Airport. Since landing in San Antonio, we have enjoyed sunny, mid-sixties weather, and some of the local attractions, as well as our hotel, the Hyatt Regency, located in the heart of the city. We were free during lunch today and some of the squad took advantage of the free time by strolling San Antonioís famed River Walk and exploring the historic site of The Alamo.« First < 4 5 6 7 8 > Last »