Thursday, November 12, 2009
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.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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
Monday, November 09, 2009
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.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
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
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
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.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
The Calvin women’s soccer team will host Kalamazoo at 3:00 p.m. in an MIAA Tournament semifinal game next Tuesday. Kalamazoo defeated Hope 1-0 in a first round game on Saturday. Adrian will host Albion in the other semifinal game on Tuesday. Albion advanced in the tournament by winning a penalty kick shootout at Alma 3-2 on Saturday. As the top two seeds in the tournament, Calvin and Adrian received first round byes.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Four members of the Calvin women’s soccer team and two members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors.
On the women’s side, senior Allison Boender has been named to the Academic All-District IV first team while seniors Kayla Sulzer and Natalie Veurink and junior Elaine Schnabel have been named to the second team.
On the men’s side, seniors Michael Holwerda and Greg Snapper have been named to the Academic All-District IV first team.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
(written by Calvin Sports Information student assistant Derek Niece)
Matched up against rival Hope College Wednesday afternoon, Calvin came out strong on Senior Day in what would be their last home match of the regular season, defeating the Flying Dutch 2-0. The seniors received a nice ovation before the game, highlighting their Calvin soccer careers and the various accolades that have been received over their four years on the team.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
ANGOLA, IN—The Calvin women’s soccer team remained in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings with a 5-0 victory at Trine University Tuesday afternoon. The Knights are now 12-4 overall and 6-1-0 in the MIAA, remaining three-points ahead of second place Adrian (5-2-0 MAA). Kalamazoo is five points behind Calvin but has two league games left to play while the Knights (and Adrian) have just one. Calvin’s remaining league game is set for October 28 when the Knights host rival Hope at 4:00 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
ADRIAN—With the outright conference lead on the line, and their conference winning streak broken, the Knights had a lot to prove in Saturdayís clash with the Adrian Bulldogs. Calvin and Adrian each entered the game with a 4-1 record in conference play; Calvin had just dropped a 2-1 result to Alma early in the week, their first conference loss in 40 games. When all was said and done, Calvin came away with a 1-0 victory over the Bulldogs.
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