Wednesday, November 30, 2011
An extensive preview of the upcoming NCAA III Men’s Soccer semifinal match between Calvin and Oneonta State is now available on the d3soccer.com website at: d3soccer.com Calvin/Oneonta State Semifinal Preview The preview is written by d3soccer.com writer Christian Shirk and offers analysis of both teams and insights on which team might hold the edge in Friday’s 9 p.m. (EST) matchup. Shirk also provides a preview of the other men’s semifinal between Ohio Wesleyan and Montclair State at: d3soccer.com Ohio Wesleyan/Montclair State Preview
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Calvin College senior Miles Colago has been named a second team Capital One Academic All-American in menís soccer by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America. Colago is receiving Academic All-America honors at the Division III level. This is the first year that the Capital One Academic All-America program coordinated by the College Sports Information Directorís Association of America (CoSIDA) has been split into four separate divisions. In past years, the program was split into a University (Division I) and College Division (Division II, III and NAIA schools). Beginning with this year, the program now has a separate division for Division I, Division II, Division III and a fourth division for NAIA and two-year institutions. Calvin is also now located in District 6 which includes Division III schools in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.Calvin has now had its athletes receive CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades 90 times including 59 times in the last 15 years.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A pair of Calvin men’s soccer players have recently been honored by the website: Collegesoccer360.com. Senior Brad Heethuis has been named a Division III Prime Time Performer by the website while junior Nick Holtrop received the same honor the week before. Heethuis and Holtrop are both graduates of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School. Heethuis scored the game-tying goal in the closing moments of a national quarterfinal contest against the University of Texas-Tyler on November 20. Holtrop scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 first round NCAA III Tournament victory over Carthage on November 12. Heethuis is is honored online at: Heethuis Prime-Time Performer
Holtrop is honored online at: Nick Holtrop Prime-Time Performer
Saturday, November 19, 2011
REDLANDS, CA - For the second time in three years, the Calvin men’s soccer team (18-5-2) is headed back to the NCAA III Final Four. The Knights captured a national quarterfinal match over the University of Texas-Tyler (17-2-3) in improbable fashion Saturday night, winning 3-2 in double-overtime.Calvin will face Oneonta State (18-2-2) of New York. Montclair State (NJ) will face Ohio Wesleyan in the other semifinal. Calvin will play in the semifinals on December 2 in San Antonio, Texas, site of the NCAA III semifinals and final. Playing a man short, Calvin tied the game in the 86th minute of play on a goal by senior Brad Heethuis and then won the game 102nd minute of play on a goal by junior Trevor Bushhouse with Bushhouse rebounding a corner kick struck by junior Chris Nance. Calvin took a 1-0 lead on a first half goal by freshman Travis Vegter only to see Texas-Tyler score the next two goals.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
REDLANDS, CA - For the third consecutive year, the Calvin men’s soccer team has advanced to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA III Tournament. On Friday night, Calvin advanced to the quarterfinals by winning a penalty kick shootout 5-3 over the University of Redlands. The game finished in a 1-1 double-overtime tie but Calvin converted all five of its penalty chances and sophomore goalkeeper Mirza Harambasic came up with a critical save on Redlands’ fourth penalty attempt. Junior Nick Holtrop converted the game-winning penalty for the Knights to clinch the shootout win. Calvin will face the University of Texas-Tyler which claimed a 2-1 overtime win over Randolph Friday night. Calvin and Texas-Tyler will meet Saturday night at 8 p.m. (EST) with the winner advancing to the national semifinals in San Antonio, Texas. In its game with Redlands, Calvin scored just 24 seconds into the match as sophomore Zach Willis stole a pass by the Redlands defense and whipped in his team-leading 14th goal of the year. Redlands came back to tie the game on a penalty kick goal in the opening minute of the second half after a Calvin foul. Calvin is now 12-9-5 all-time in NCAA III Tournament play and has won five consecutive shootouts in NCAA III Tournament play.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The four-team field for the sectional tournament that the Calvin men’s soccer team is competing in is set for next weekend. Calvin (17-5-1) will take on the University of Redlands (Ca.) in a sectional semifinal game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (PCT) in California. Redlands will serve as the sectional host. Randolph College (Va.) will face the University of Texas-Tyler in the first sectional semifinal game at 5 p.m. (PCT). Friday’s winners will then meet in the national quarterfinals at 5 p.m. (PCT) Saturday night. Redlands (20-3-1) advanced to the sectional semifinals with a 3-0 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Sunday night. Randolph (18-5-0) advanced to the sectional round with a 3-2 win over DeSales on Sunday while Texas-Tyler (17-2-2) advanced with a 2-0 win over Trinity (Tx) on Sunday. Calvin advanced to the sectional round with a 4-0 win over Loras College Saturday night. Calvin will be making its third straight appearance in the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament including its fourth appearance in the last seven years. Calvin Sports Report Live caught up with head coach Chris Hughes and some of his players before the NCAA III Tournament began and filed this report:
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Loras College Sports Information
DUBUQUE, IA - For the third year in a row and for the fourth time under current head coach Chris Hughes, the Calvin men’s soccer team is headed back to the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament. The Knights punched their ticket to the next round with an emphatic 4-0 victory over 12th-ranked Loras College Saturday night at the Rock Bowl. Calvin will face an opponent from a regional hosted by Redlands College. Calvin received first half goals from freshmen Sean Broekhuizen and Travis Vegter. In the second half, sophomore Zach Willis netted a pair of goals less than two minutes apart to seal the win. Senior Michael Dolan pitched the shutout in nets for the Knights - his eighth of the year. Calvin is now 12-9-4 all-time in NCAA III Tournament play including 4-2-4 over the last three years. Calvin’s next opponent and site of competition will likely not be determined until late Sunday night.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Photo by A2Z Photography
DUBUQUE, IA - The Calvin men’s soccer team defeated Carthage College 1-0 Friday night in a first round NCAA III Tournament game at Loras College. Calvin advances to the second round Saturday night to face the winner of a first round game between host Loras and Minnesota-Morris. Calvin junior Nick Holtrop scored the only goal of the game, heading in a pass from sophomore Zach Willis in the 77th minute of play. Calvin was outshot 18-12 but junior goalkeeper Michael Dolan had five saves for the Knights to gain the shutout win. Loras defeated Minnesota-Morris 2-0 in Friday’s other first round game.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Eight members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have received either first or second team All-MIAA honors. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are senior Miles Colago, juniors Dan Nederhoed and Nick Holtrop, sophomore Zach Willis and freshman Dino Duratovic. Named to the All-MIAA second team from Calvin are senior Justin Ahearne and juniors Michael Dolan and Chris Nance. Colago is receiving All-MIAA first team accolades for the second straight year while Nederhoed, Holtrop, Willis and Duratovic are being so honored for the first time.
Monday, November 07, 2011
The Calvin men’s soccer team has received an at-large (Pool C) bid to the NCAA III Tournament. The Knights will face Cathage College (Wisc.) in a first-round game Friday night in Dubuque, Iowa, on the campus of Loras College. Host Loras (16-3-2) will face Minnesota-Morris (11-4-4) in the other first round game. Game times will be announced later this afternoon. Calvin (15-5-1) will be making its 11th appearance in the NCAA III Tournament including its seventh under current head coach Chris Hughes. The Knights have now reached the NCAA III five straight years. Calvin and Carthage (14-5-2) met in in a regular season contest a year ago with Calvin claiming a 2-0 win in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Calvin captured the MIAA regular season title this year, finishing 11-2-1 in league play. Calvin is 10-9-4 all-time in NCAA III Tournament play.« First < 5 6 7 8 9 > Last »