Wednesday, December 09, 2009
The final Division III Top 25 rankings compiled by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America have been released and the Calvin men’s and women’s soccer teams are both ranked. In the final women’s poll, Calvin is ranked 15th. On the men’s side, Calvin is ranked second.
The final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Women’s Poll can be found at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Women’s Poll
The final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Men’s Poll can be found at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Men’s Poll
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Calvin College senior Emily Ottenhoff has been named a Division III second team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American.
A native of Palos Heights, Illinois, Ottenhoff is the fourth individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to be named an NSCAA Division III All-American with Tara Dyk (1997 & 1998), Amber Wiersma (1997) and Jill Capel (2006) previously receiving the honor as Calvin women’s soccer players.
Friday, December 04, 2009
Three members of the Calvin women’s soccer team have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Division III All-Central Region first team. The three players named to the All-Central Region first team from Calvin are seniors Emily Ottenhoff and Allison Boender and junior Carly Prins.
As members of the first team, all three players are now eligible for Division III All-America consideration. All three players are also receiving All-Central Region honors for the first time.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
(written by sports information student assistant Andrew Knot)
ROCK ISLAND, IL - The Calvin women’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Washington University on Saturday evening on the campus in Rock Island, Ill on the campus of Augustana College.
Calvin drew first blood in the late stages of the first half, with an Emily Ottenhoff set piece finding the head of Carly Prins, a recipe that has garnered much success for the Knights in postseason play. But Wash U. equalized with immediacy, knotting the score at 1-1 just 37 seconds later.
The Bears charged down the field and Becca Heymann was able to drill a shot into the top-shelf and level the score at one. The teams entered half-time tied at one, each looking for the extra effort to put them over the top.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Andrew Knot)
ROCK ISLAND, IL – For the second time in four years, the Calvin women’s soccer team is headed to the national quarterfinals. The Knights defeated host Augustana 2-1 Friday night in a Round of 16 NCAA III Tournament game. Calvin (16-4-1) will face Washington University (MO) which advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal by winning a penalty kick shootout against Wheaton after the game finished in a 0-0 tie. Saturday’s national quarterfinal game will begin at 7:00 p.m. (EST) at Augustana with the winner advancing to the NCAA III Final Four in San Antonio, Texas, December 4 & 5.
Saturday’s quarterfinal game will feature the second meeting of the year between Calvin and Washington University with the Bears picking up a 1-0 win at Calvin in mid-September.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Calvin College senior Allison Boender has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in women’s soccer. The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American teams are voted on by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America (CoSIDA).
A native of Grandville and a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School, Boender has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America third team in women’s soccer in the college division. The college division includes NCAA II and III schools as well as NAIA institutions.
Monday, November 16, 2009
The upcoming opponents for the Calvin men’s and women’s soccer teams are now in place for the third round of the NCAA III Tournament. The Calvin men’s soccer team (16-4-1) will face a Carnegie-Mellon (PA) team which defeated Medaille (NY) 1-0 yesterday afternoon. The other two teams in the sectional bracket will include Swarthmore (16-2-2) and Transylvania (16-3-1).
Located in Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon has also been selected to host the sectional Friday and Saturday (November 20 and 21). Swarthmore will take on Transylvania in the first game with the Calvin/Carnegie-Mellon game set to follow at 7:30 p.m.
On the women’s side, Calvin (15-4-1) will face College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin champion Augustana (IL) as part of a four-team sectional hosted by Augustana. The Calvin/Augustana game is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. (EST). The sectional will also include Wheaton (IL) and Washington University of St. Louis. Wheaton and Wash. U will play in the second game on Friday. Friday’s winners will play in the national quarterfinal game at Augustana at 7:00 p.m. (EST).
Saturday, November 14, 2009
(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Victory can sometimes be oh so sweet, which was exactly the case for the Knights of Calvin College Saturday as it eliminated the Wittenberg Tigers in a close 1-0 match, moving on to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2006.
With a large crowd in attendance the two teams squared off knowing that should they lose, the season would be over, and with picture perfect weather for a soccer game on Calvin’s campus, the Knights were the ones who came out on top.
Friday, November 13, 2009
(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
GRAND RAPIS—You can never say never.
After what was thought to be a done season for the Knights, Calvin was given a second chance with an at-large bid to the big dance where it was matched up at home against the Washington and Jefferson Presidents Friday afternoon. Calvin knew it could not take that opportunity for granted in this-win-or-go-home tournament, and they came out with fire against the Presidents of Washington and Jefferson, defeating them by a score of 4-0.
Friday, November 13, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS—As NCAA Tournament play began at Calvin’s Zuidema Field Friday afternoon in the first of two First Round match-ups, an opportunistic Wittenberg University played Ohio University to a 3-1 Tigers victory, and will play the winner of the second match-up between host Calvin College and the Presidents of Washington and Jefferson.
In the first half of play both teams played tough and kept the score close, with Wittenburg tapping in the opening goal in the 23rd off of a rebound shot. Sheryl Chambers scored the goal, her eighth of the year, on the goal line after the Ohio Northern keeper made a great diving stop on a shot from Wittenberg forward Kailey Striebel, who was credited with the assist. At 1-0 the first half came to a close, but goal scoring was only just to come for Wittenberg.« First < 14 15 16 17 18 > Last »