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Allison Boender Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in Women’s Soccer

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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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.

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Men’s Soccer Headed to Carnegie-Mellon - Women’s Soccer Headed to Augustana for Sectionals

Monday, November 16, 2009

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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. Fridayís winners will play in the national quarterfinal game at Augustana at 7:00 p.m. (EST).

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Women’s Soccer Defeats Wittenberg 1-0 to Advance to NCAA III Tournament Round of 16

Saturday, November 14, 2009

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(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 Calvinís campus, the Knights were the ones who came out on top.

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Women’s Soccer Shuts Out W & J 4-0 To Advance to Second Round of NCAA III Tournament

Friday, November 13, 2009

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(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.

Regional Tournament Site

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Wittenberg Defeats Ohio Northern 3-1 in First Round NCAA III Tournament Game

Friday, November 13, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS—As NCAA Tournament play began at Calvinís 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.

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Emily Ottenhoff Named MIAA Women’s Soccer Most Valuable Player

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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NCAA III Tournament Regional Site

Calvin College senior midfielder Emily Ottenhoff has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in women’s soccer. A native of Palos Heights, Illinois, Ottenhoff is the sixth individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to receive the award. A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Ottenhoff finished in the top 10 in the MIAA conference statistics in goals, assists and points. Overall this year, she has 15 points on the strength of six goals and three assists. Ottenhoff has also been named to the All-MIAA first team for the second straight year.

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Team Capsules For NCAA III Women’s Soccer Regional at Calvin College

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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Regional Tournament Site at Calvin College

This weekend, Calvin will play host to a four-team NCAA III women’s soccer regional featuring teams from Wittenberg, Ohio Northern, Washington & Jeferson and Calvin. On Friday, November 13, Wittenberg will face Ohio Northern in a first round game at 11:00 a.m. followed by a first round game between Washington and Jefferson and Calvin at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Click the link at the top for season summaries of each competing team. Season Summaries

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Women’s Soccer to Host Four-Team Regional/Men’s Soccer Headed To Wheaton Regional

Monday, November 09, 2009

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The Calvin women’s soccer team has been selected to host a four-team NCAA regional this Friday and Saturday that will include Washington and Jefferson (PA), Ohio Northern and Wittenberg. Ohio Northern (15-4-1) will face Wittenberg (11-4-5) at 11:00 a.m. in the opening first round game with Calvin (13-4-1) slated to face Washington and Jefferson, PA (12-6-2) at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are: $6.00 for general admission, $3.00 for students, senior citizens and members of the military and $2.00 for children ages 3-12. NCAA III Women’s Soccer Tournament Bracket

Meanwhile, the Calvin men’s soccer team will travel to Wheaton College (IL) for a four-team Friday/Saturday regional. Calvin (15-4-1) will face host Wheaton (14-3-3) in a Friday first round game with the University of Chicago (12-3-3) facing Wartburg (15-4-1) in the other first round game on Friday.

NCAA III Men’s Soccer Tournament Bracket

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Women’s Soccer Receives At-Large NCAA III Tourney Bid - Soccer/VBall Brackets Coming Monday

Sunday, November 08, 2009

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The Calvin women’s soccer season is not over. On Sunday evening, the Knights were informed that they had received one of 21 at-large (Pool C) bids to the NCAA III Tournament. Women’s Soccer NCAA III Tournament Field Release

The Knights will be making their fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin’s destination and opponent will be unveiled on Monday morning as will be the case for the men’s soccer and volleyball teams which have earned automatic bids to the NCAA III Tournament.

The Albion women’s soccer team gained the MIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the MIAA Tournament this past Saturday. With Calvin and Albion both receiving bids, it marks the first time since 2005 that the MIAA has sent two teams to the NCAA III women’s soccer tournament when Calvin and Hope were both in the field.

The NCAA III Tournament brackets for menís/womenís soccer are set to be announced Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. at http://ncaa.com. The Calvin menís soccer team has secured an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the MIAA title. The Calvin women’s volleyball team also has earned an automatic bid by winning the MIAA Tournament title.

The NCAA III Womenís Volleyball Tournament bracket will be announced via a live video streaming show on the NCAA website at 11:00 a.m. The link to the video stream can be found at:  NCAA Volleyball Selection Show Link

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Women’s Soccer Eliminated From MIAA Tournament With 3-1 Shootout Loss to Kalamazoo

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS—Calvin’s run through the MIAA Tournament was a short one as the Knights were eliminated in the MIAA Tournament semifinals on Tuesday afternoon by way of a penalty kick shootout. Tuesday’s semifinal contest will go in the books as a 0-0 double-overtime tie but the Hornets (8-6-4) advanced to Saturday’s MIAA Tournament final by defeating Calvin 3-1 in a penalty kick shootout. Kalamazoo will host Albion in Saturday’s MIAA Tournament final with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Sixth-seeded Albion defeated second-seeded Adrian 1-0 in overtime in Tuesday’s other semifinal.

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