Wednesday, September 08, 2010
LIVONIA - Calvin upped its season record to 3-1-0 with a 3-0 non-conference victory at Madonna University Wednesday afternoon. The Knights dominated play, particularly in the first half when they scored all three goals. Calvin received goals from Jillian Honderd, Carly Prins and Brittany Hieftje in the win. Freshman Ashton Hearn went the distance in nets for the Knights to record her third shutout victory of the year. Calvin will now prepare for a busy weekend as it will host DePauw University on Friday in a game slated to start at 5 p.m. at Zuidema Field. The setting will be the same on Saturday afternoon when the Knights host nationally-ranked Wheaton (IL) at 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
ST. LOUIS, MO - Calvin got back on the winning track with a 1-0 victory over Wisconsin-Eau Claire Saturday afternoon on the campus of Washington University. After a scoreless first half, Calvin turned the tempo up a notch in the second half, outshooting the Bluegolds 11-3. Calvin’s offensive surge finally paid off in the 77th minute of play when sophomore Francesa Smith (Bloomington, IN/Bloomington South HS) received a crafty heel flick pass from senior Elaine Schnabel (Chesterton, IN/Chesterton HS) and deposited a shot into a wide-open net.
Friday, September 03, 2010
ST. LOUIS, MO - In a meeting of nationally-ranked teams, the Bears of Washington University came out on top by a 1-0 score Friday afternoon. Friday’s game marked the third meeting between the two Central Region rivals in the last two years with Washington University claiming victory in all three meetings by a single goal. A year ago, the Bears defeated Calvin in Grand Rapids 1-0 in a regular season non-conference match and then edged the Knights 2-1 in a national quarterfinal contest in Rock Island, Illinois.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Calvin opened its 2010 campaign with a 1-0 shutout victory over visiting Aquinas Wednesday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. The Knights have now won four straight games against Aquinas.
Freshman Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) provided the only goal of the game, scoring in the eighth minute off play off a corner kick from senior Elaine Schnabel (Chesterton, IN/Chesterton HS). Calvin had several chances to widen the gap but Aquinas goalkeeper Kelsey Duley had a stellar game in net, collecting nine saves including five in the first half when the Knights threatened to blow the game open early.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Only one team in MIAA history has claimed six consecutive league titles in women’s soccer. Calvin is hoping to become the second. Calvin women’s soccer coach Mark Recker realized that reaching that goal will not be easy however.
“Our league continues to add quality and balance,” said Recker. “There are several teams that are capable of making a run at the league title. We’ve seen that first hand over the past few years. Our goal is always to win the league title but we realize that everyone else in our league has the same goal.”
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The preseason Division III Top 25 women’s soccer poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has been released and Calvin is ranked 15th.
A year ago under the direction of head coach Mark Recker, Calvin finished 16-5-1 overall and advanced to the NCAA III Quarterfinals for the second time in four years. Calvin also captured the MIAA regular season title for a fifth straight year, finishing 7-1-0 in league play.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The 2009-10 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 143 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 2009-10 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, 19 are from Calvin.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
For the second consecutive year, 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2009-10 academic year – matching a Calvin record. The award, presented by the Faculty Athletic Representatives of the MIAA member colleges recognizes conference athletic teams who achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2009-10 academic year. A year ago, Calvin established a school record as 10 of its 17 varsity teams eligible for the honor achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
For the 15th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, finishing 14th in the nation in Division III in 2009-10 with a total of 634 points.
Calvin’s point total is its second-highest ever in the 15 years of the competition.
Calvin continues to be one of only seven 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., Wisconsin-LaCrosse, 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 14th U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup with 1,292.25 points.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The Calvin College summer sports camps are in full swing. Calvin is currently hosting tennis and swimming camps this week. In the upcoming weeks, Calvin will host boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball and soccer camps.
The soccer camps for boys and girls will feature individualized instruction which is geared towards the select intermediate and beginning soccer players with an academy style training emphasis. The academy style training will place importance on the technical portion of the game. Calvin’s soccer camps are scheduled to take place July 12-16 and July 19-23.« First < 13 14 15 16 17 > Last »