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Carly Prins Named MIAA Women’s Soccer MVP - Six Players Receive All-MIAA Honors

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Calvin College senior Carly Prins has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in women’s soccer.

A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Unity Christian High School, Prins is the seventh individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to receive the award. She is also the fourth Calvin fall sports athlete to be named MIAA MVP this year as Nick Kramer (men’s cross country), Jodi Hoekstra (women’s cross country) and Rebecca Kamp (volleyball) were previously so honored. Prins has also landed a spot on the All-MIAA first team for the fourth consecutive year. She is just the 12th player in MIAA women’s soccer history to be named a four-time first team All-MIAA selection.

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Women’s Soccer Headed to Ohio to Face Otterbein College in NCAA III Tournament

Monday, November 08, 2010

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NCAA III Tournament Bracket

The Calvin women’s soccer team is headed to Ohio for NCAA III Tournament competition. The Knights will face host Otterbein College in a first round NCAA III Tournament game on Friday, November 12 at 11 a.m.. Located in the northern suburbs of Columbus, Ohio (Westerville), Otterbein (18-0-1) will host a four-team regional that will also include Allegheny (14-2-4) and Washington University of St. Louis (10-7-2). The Calvin/Otterbein winner will face the Allegheny/Wash. U. winner on Saturday, November 13. Calvin is making its sixth consecutive NCAA III Tournament appearance under head coach Mark Recker and its eighth appearance overall. The Knights are 7-3-5 all-time in NCAA III Tournament play and advanced to the national quarterfinals in 2006 and 2009. Calvin will be making its second trip to Otterbein for NCAA III Tournament play as the Knights journeyed to Westerville for the 2005 tournament where it tied Ohio Wesleyan 2-2 before falling in a penalty kick shootout. Calvin and Otterbein will be facing each other for the first time in NCAA III Tournament play. However, the two teams met in an early September contest in 2009 with Calvin winning 3-0.

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Women’s Soccer Captures MIAA Tournament Title With 3-1 Win Over Alma - Punches Ticket to NCAAs

Saturday, November 06, 2010

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ALMA - The Calvin women’s soccer team punched its ticket to the NCAA III Tournament with a 3-1 victory at Alma Saturday afternoon in the MIAA Tournament championship game. With the win, Calvin gains the league’s automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA III Tournament with brackets set to be released on Monday morning. The MIAA Tournament title is Calvin’s third in five years. The Knights will be making their sixth straight trip to the NCAA III Tournament—all under the watch of current head coach Mark Recker. The victory was also Calvin’s second in three years over Alma in the MIAA Tournament finals as the Knights defeated the Scots 3-0 in the 2008 finals. Calvin will learn its NCAA Tournament destination on Monday morning when the brackets are revealed at 9 a.m. (EST) at NCAA.com

Mark Recker Postgame Audio Interview

Alma Morning Sun Game Story - 11-7-10

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Elaine Schnabel and Carly Prins Named to ESPN Academic All-District Teams

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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Women's Soccer Academic All-District Teams

Two members of the Calvin women’s soccer team have received ESPN Academic All-District IV honors. Senior Elaine Schnabel has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District IV first team in the college division while senior teammate Carly Prins has been named to the third team. As a member of the first team, Schnabel now advances to the national ballot and is eligible for ESPN Academic All-America consideration. A two-year starter in midfield, Schnabel has two goals and six assists this year on a Calvin team that is currently 14-2-2 overall and ranked 16th by d3soccer.com. Prins is a native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Unity Christian High School. Also a midfielder, Prins is in the midst of an oustanding senior season as she has 11 goals, two assists and 24 points this fall.

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Women’s Soccer Uses Second Half Comeback to Claim 2-1 Win Over Kalamazoo in MIAA Tournament Semis

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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By sports information student assistant Derek Neice

Trailing 1-0 going into the second half and with the season on the line, Calvin rallied on its Senior Day with two second half goals to defeat the Hornets of Kalamazoo College in a thrilling MIAA tournament semifinal match.  Ranked 16th nationally by d3soccer.com, the Knights controlled the pace of the game in both halves, but after a late first half goal by Kalamazoo, Calvin (14-2-2) needed to come from behind to extend its conference season. Calvin did just that, scoring a pair of second half goals - one from senior Carly Prins and the game-winner from sophomore Jillian Honderd to claim a 2-1 victory. Calvin advances to Saturday’s MIAA Tournament Championship game at Alma (noon kickoff) with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament.

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Latest Set of NCAA III Fall Sports Regional Rankings Released

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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NCAA III Rankings Index Page

The latest set of NCAA III Fall Sports Regional rankings have been released.

In men’s soccer, Calvin is ranked third in the Central Region, down one spot from a week ago. In women’s soccer, Calvin remains ranked fifth in the Central Region. In volleyball, Calvin is ranked third in the Great Lakes Region.

The regional rankings are used as a guide for the NCAA III selection committee when announcing the NCAA III Tournament fields November 7 and 8.

NCAA III Men’s Soccer Central Region Rankings (10-27-10)

NCAA III Women’s Soccer Central Region Rankings (10-27-10)

NCAA III Women’s Volleyball Great Lakes Region Rankings (10-27-10)

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Calvin Women’s Soccer Secures Second Seed for MIAA Tournament With 4-0 Win at Olivet

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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OLIVET - Calvin secured the second seed and a first round bye for the upcoming MIAA Tournament with a 4-0 win at Olivet Wednesday afternoon. Calvin (13-2-2 overall, 6-1-1 MIAA) finishes second in the final MIAA regular season standings, ending Calvin’s run of five straight MIAA regular season titles. Alma (7-0-1 MIAA) captured the crown with a 3-0 win over Albion on Wednesday. Calvin will host a semifinal game next Tuesday, November 2, against the winner of a Saturday first round game between (#6) Albion and (#3) Kalamazoo. In Calvin’s victory over Olivet, the Knights raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Senior Carly Prins scored a pair of goals off assists from senior Lauren Heyboer. Also scoring goals for Calvin were senior Kellie Honderd and freshman Danielle Carter. Wednesday’s win was Calvin’s first on the road this year against a team with a winning record.

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Women’s Soccer Team Extends Win Streak to Four With 2-0 Win at Albion

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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Written by sports information student assistant Nate Triezenberg

Albion, MI- Calvin used a pair of first half goals to record a 2-0 victory at Albion Saturday afternoon. The Knights extended their win streak to four games with the win and remain three points behind league-leading Alma with just one regular season conference game left to play. Calvin will travel to Olivet next Wednesday for a 4 p.m. contest with the MIAA Tournament slated to start October 30 with the top two seeds receiving first round byes.

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Calvin Fall Sports Teams Regionally-Ranked

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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The first set of NCAA III fall sports regional rankings have been released and three Calvin teams are ranked. In men’s soccer, Calvin is ranked second in the Central Region. In women’s soccer, Calvin is ranked fifth in the Central Region. In volleyball, Calvin is ranked fourth in the Great Lakes Region. The regional polls are used by the respective regional committees as guides for selection to the NCAA III Tournament at the conclusion of the regular season of each respective sport.

NCAA III Men’s Soccer Central Regional Poll - 10/20/10

NCAA III Women’s Soccer Central Region Poll - 10-20-10

NCAA III Great Lakes Regional Volleyball Poll - 10-20-10

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Women’s Soccer Picks Up 4-0 Win at Hope - Carly Prins Nets Hat Trick

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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(written by sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)

HOLLAND, MI - The Calvin College Women’s Soccer team came into Van Andel Soccer Stadium looking to defeat the Hope College Flying Dutch for the eighth straight time.  They did just that defeating the Dutch 4-0 in Tuesday night. Senior Carly Prins had a hat-trick performance while sophomore Francesca Smith also scored a goal. Calvin is now 11-2-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the MIAA heading into a Saturday contest at Albion slated to start at noon.

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