Monday, September 09, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin forward Travis Vegter its Offensive Player of the Week in menís soccer for games played through Sept. 8. Vegter, a junior from Hudsonville (Unity Christian HS), earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors for the Knights at a tournament hosted by Milwaukee School of Engineering. He scored both of Calvinís goals in a 3-2 loss to Loras, Iowa. Vegter is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time in his career. Vegter currently leads the Knights in scoring with five goals. The Knights are back in action on September 17 when they host rival Hope at 4:30 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Repeated lightning strikes have caused the cancellation of the MSOE men’s soccer match with Calvin. The game was called with just over 33 minutes remaining and the scored tied at 1-1. According to NCAA rules, the result and statistics will not count. The match was the consolation contest for the Raider Invitational. The tournament is expected to resume with the championship game following the current lightning delay.At the conclusion of the tournament, Calvin junior Travis Vegter was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Offensive player after scoring two goals in Friday’s game vs Loras. Vegter was also named to the all-tournament team and joined on the all-tournament team by freshman teammate Stephan Hooker (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS).
Friday, September 06, 2013
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - The Calvin men’s soccer team dropped another hard-fought contest on Friday, falling 3-2 to the nationally-ranked DuHawks of Loras College in a first round game of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Raider Classic. A national semifinalist a year ago and ranked third nationally, Loras (3-0-0) took a 1-0 lead on a goal in the 39th minute of play. Calvin (0-3-0) was able to tie the game at one on a goal by junior Travis Vegter (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) in the 52nd minute with senior Ben Honeycutt (Grandville/South Christian HS) drawing an assist on the play. The Knights then suffered two bad breaks on long free kicks. The first came on an “own” goal as a Loras free kick was mistakenly headed backward into the Calvin goal by a Knight defender in the 60th minute. In the 68th minute, another long free kick was sent into the Calvin box. The free kick was not touched and subsequently took a hard bounce up and over Calvin goalkeeper Andrew Claucherty (Sterling Heights/Bishop Foley HS) and into the net to give the Duhawks a 3-1 lead. Calvin came back to within a goal at 3-2 as Vegter scored on an unassisted goal with 14 minutes left to play but the Knights could not score again. Calvin will take on Milwaukee School of Engineering in the consolation game on Saturday at noon.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
DELAWARE, OH Ė For the second straight day, the Calvin menís soccer team was unable to hold on to a second half lead as the Knights suffered a 4-2 defeat to Kenyon College on the second day of competition at a tournament hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University. Against Kenyon, Calvin grabbed a 2-0 halftime lead on a pair of first half goals by junior Travis Vegter (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS). Vegter scored just 3:02 into the game off feeds from senior Zach Willis (Grandville/Unity Christian HS) and sophomore Taylor Pruis (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS). He then scored unassisted on a 25-yard blast in the 30th minute of play. The second half proved to be a different tale however as the Lords of Kenyon exploded for four second half goals including three in a span of 16 minutes. Vegter and junior Reed Bowden (Uxbridge, MA/Whitinsville Christian HS) were both named to the all-tournament team from Calvin. Calvin is back in action next Friday when it takes on Loras College in a tournament hosted by the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Friday, August 30, 2013
DELAWARE, OH - The Calvin men’s soccer team was forced to swallow a bitter pill on Friday evening as the Knights dropped a 2-1 decision to nationally-ranked Ohio Wesleyan. The game was part of a season-opening tournament hosted by Ohio Wesleyan. Calvin took a 1-0 lead on a goal by junior Travis Vegter (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) in the 57th minute of play but the 21st-ranked Battling Bishops scored a pair of goals in the final 12 minutes of regulation to pull out the win. Calvin will face Kenyon College on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Ohio Wesleyan’s Roy Rike Field.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Defending champion Calvin has been chosen the preseason favorite to win the 2013 MIAA menís soccer championship.The Knights, who won the both the MIAA championship and the conference tournament last fall, edged out Hope in the preseason poll by one point, with both teams receiving three first-place votes. Kalamazoo, which was picked to finish third, received two first-place votes in the poll of the leagueís coaches. Olivet, which advanced to the championship game of the MIAA tournament last fall, was picked fourth, followed by Adrian, Alma, Trine and Albion. Calvin will open its season on August 30 at 2011 national champion Ohio Wesleyan University. Calvin’s opening conference game is slated for September 17 at home vs rival Hope at 4:30 p.m. Calvin has won at least a share of the last six MIAA regular season titles.
Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Calvin (3) 13 pts. 2. Hope (3) 14. 3. Kalamazoo (2) 21. 4. Olivet 22. 5. Adrian 32. 6. Alma 36. 7. Trine 39. 8. Albion 47.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
By Jacob Kuyvenhoven
The Calvin College Menís soccer team enters the 2013 season having established very high standards for success. The team has won six consecutive regular season MIAA titles and also made the NCAA tournament six years in a row. There proved to be no drop-off during the 2012 season under the direction of new head coach Ryan Souders, and the Knights look to build off this foundation this year. Out of the 24 players listed on the varsity roster last year, 16 return for the 2013 campaign, including an impressive 11 players who have started for the team before.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The 2012-13 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and a record 151 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list.The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2012-13 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom.This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years. Of the students, seven are from Calvin.The seven Calvin scholar-athletes named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for a fourth straight year are seniors Job Christiansen (New Ipswich, NH/Mascenic Regional HS), Eric Doornbos (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS), Matt DeBoer (Hudsonville, MI/Covenant Christian HS), Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS), Kelsey Irwin (Fraser, MI, /Fraser HS), Dan Kerr (Petoskey/Petoskey HS) and Greg Whittle (Galesburg, IL/Galesburg HS).
Thursday, June 06, 2013
For the 18th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings, finishing 15th in the nation in Division III in 2012-13 with a total of 651.0 points. Calvin is one of only six schools in the country to finish in the top 25 every year that the competition has been held at the NCAA III level.Joining Calvin in that elite group are Williams, Mass., Amherst, Mass., Middlebury, Vt., the State University of New York at Cortland and Emory, Ga. Williams won the title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning with a score of 1,273.75 points. The Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Learfield Sports to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country, and is based on points earned by teams that compete in NCAA Championship events.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
By Mitch Blankespoor
Not many things keep Dan Nederhood off of the soccer field. During his career at Calvin, Nederhoed started 95 of 98 games wearing the maroon and gold. An injury at the start of his sophomore year held Nederhood out of a three-game trip to Rochester, N.Y. A graduate of East Kentwood (Mich.) High School, Nederhoed chose Calvin primarily because of the soccer program.« First < 2 3 4 5 6 > Last »