Friday, June 17, 2011
For the 16th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directorsí Cup standings, finishing fifth in the nation in Division III in 2010-11 with a total of 762.25 points. Calvinís point total and its (placement) finish is its highest-ever in the 16 years of the competition. Calvin is one 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 College, Mass., defended its title as the best athletics program in the nation in Division III by winning its 15th U.S. Sports Academy Directorsí Cup with 1,147 points.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
The first-ever set of All-America teams released by D3soccer.com include two Calvin College soccer players. Calvin senior Carly Prins has been named to the D3soccer.com women’s All-America third team while junior Miles Colago has received third team All-America honors from D3soccer.com on the men’s side.The All-America teams were released this past weekend. A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Unity Christian High School, Prins is receiving her second All-America citation of the year. Last month she was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III All-America third team. A native of Anoka, Minnesota, Colago is receiving All-America honors for the first time.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
As 2010 begins to wind down, take a moment to enjoy a four-minute highlight video put together earlier this fall by Calvin Media Relations Manager Matt Kucinski. The video captures action of Calvin athletics from the 2010 spring and fall sports seasons. Included in the highlights are clips from the 2010 NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2010 MIAA women’s tennis tournament and several other events from the fall and spring.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Calvin College senior Carly Prins has joined a select group of Calvin women’s soccer players. On Wednesday, the forward out of of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School was named a third team Divison III All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A native of Hudsonville, Prins becomes the fifth individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to be named an NSCAA Division III All-American with Tara Dyk (1997 & 1998), Amber Wiersma (1997), Jill Capel (2006) and Emily Ottenhoff (2009) previously receiving the honor as Calvin players.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
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 second place, just 19 points behind first place Washington University of St. Louis. Calvin has a second place total of 327 points, holding a two-point lead over third place Middlebury (VT). Washington University (MO) leads the list with 336 points.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Two members of the Calvin women’s soccer team have received Division III All-Central Region honors as named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and sponsored by Performance Subaru. Calvin senior forward Carly Prins has been named to the All-Central Region first team while sophomore midfielder Francesca Smith has been named to the All-Central Region third team. As a first team selection, Prins is now eligible for All-America consideration. A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Unity Christian High School, Prins is receiving All-Central Region first team honors for the second consecutive year. Smith is receiving all-region accolades for the first time.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
The Calvin men’s and women’s soccer teams have both finished in the top 25 in final season national polls. The Calvin women’s team has been ranked 20th in the final d3soccer.com Top 25 poll. The Calvin men’s soccer team has been ranked seventh in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll and sixth in the final d3soccer.com Top 25 poll. The Calvin men’s soccer team finished the year with a final record of 16-3-5 while the Calvin women’s soccer team finished with a final record of 15-3-2.
FINAL NSCAA Division III Men’s Top 25 Poll:Final 2010 NSCAA Division III Top 25 Men’s Soccer Poll
FINAL d3soccer.com Men’s Top 25 Poll:Final 2010 d3soccer.com Men’s Soccer Top 25 Poll
FINAL d3soccer.com Women’s Top 25 Poll:Final d3soccer.com Top 25 Women’s Soccer Poll
Friday, November 19, 2010
Calvin College senior Elaine Schnabel has been named a first team ESPN Academic All-American in women’s soccer in the college division. Schnabel is the fourth individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to receive Academic All-America honors and the first individual to be named to the first team. Cara Jansen was a third a team selection in 1998 and a second team choice in 1999. A year ago, Calvin’s Allison Boender was a third team selection. The college division includes institutions at the NCAA II, NCAA III and NAIA levels.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
When the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams punched their tickets to the NCAA III Championships this past weekend at the Great Lakes Regional meet on Saturday, a new Calvin fall sports record was established. The men’s and women’s cross country teams were the fifth and sixth Calvin fall sports teams to earn spots in their respective NCAA III Championships competition, breaking the previous school record of five.
Friday, November 12, 2010
(photo by Sandy Palmatter)
WESTERVILLE, OH - The 2010 season came to a close for the Calvin women’s soccer team as it dropped a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to third-ranked Otterbein College on Friday. The host Cardinals (19-0-1) scored the only goal of the game with just 4:47 left in regulation. The game-winning goal came on a header by Otterbein’s Jenny Knox as she redirected a corner kick into the back of the net. The game marked the final collegiate soccer games for Calvin seniors Kellie Honderd, Lauren Heyboer, Stephanie Malburg (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS), Carly Prins and Elaine Schabel (Chesterton, IN/Chesterton HS). All five seniors started on Saturday and were playing in the NCAA III Tournament for the fourth consecutive year.