Wednesday, September 07, 2011
WHEATON, IL - Calvin dipped to 0-3 on the year with a 6-1 defeat at sixth-ranked Wheaton (IL) Wednesday afternoon. All three of Calvin’s defeats have come to nationally-ranked opponents this year as the Knights opened the season with a loss to 16th-ranked Washington University (Mo.) and then to ninth-ranked Illinois Wesleyan. In Wednesday’s loss to Wheaton, Calvin trailed 4-0 at halftime and later trailed 5-0 before scoring in the 71st minute of play on a goal by junior Liz Cancel (St. Clair Shores/Fraser HS) with Cancel stealing the ball in the Wheaton defensive end and placing a shot just inside the far post. Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Augustana (IL) College at 5:30 p.m. at Zuidema Field.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, IL – Calvin dipped to 0-2 on the season with a 4-0 loss at Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday night. The host Titans scored just four minutes into the contest to take a 1-0 halftime lead. Illinois Wesleyan then scored a pair of goals early in the second half and added one more in the final minute-and-a-half to complete the shutout win.Illinois Wesleyan outshot Calvin 24-2in the match that was delayed by 30 minutes because of lightning in the area.
Calvin will travel to Wheaton (IL) on September 7 for a non-conference match.
Friday, September 02, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, IL—Calvin scored first but Washington University took over from there as the nationally-ranked Bears scored eight unanswered goals to defeat Calvin 8-1 Friday night at the Illinois Wesleyan Classic. Calvin freshman Brittany Hieftje (Holland/Holland Christian HS) put the Knights ahead 1-0 on a goal just 4:44 into the match but Washington scored a goal less than four minutes later and added another in the closing minutes of the first half to take a 2-1 lead at intermission. The Bears then scored four goals in a span of 12 minutes early in the second half to break the game wide open including two from freshman Anna Zambricki who now has six goals in two games this year for Washington.
Washington University held a 21-5 shots at goal advantage. Calvin returns to action late Saturday afternoon when it faces host Illinois Wesleyan University at 5 p.m. (CDT).
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
By sports information student assistant Andrew Knot
As part of the Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Calvin athletics recently joined a Division III partnership with the United States’ Special Olympic Committee, adding a valuable opportunity to the athletic department’s already service-driven outlook. The SAAC is an NCAA organization tiered at the national, conference, and school level. The national, and governing, branch of the organization, seeks to “to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image,” according to the organization’s website.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Calvin women’s soccer team has been picked to finish second in the first-ever MIAA pre-season coaches’ poll. Defending MIAA champion Alma has been picked as the pre-season favorite with the Scots receiving six first place votes and the Knights of Calvin receiving three first place votes. Kalamazoo was picked to finish third and Adrian fourth. A year ago, Calvin finished second in the MIAA regular season behind Alma and then captured the MIAA Tournament title to gain its sixth straight trip to the NCAA III Tournament. The Knights finished with an overall record of 15-3-2. The 2011 MIAA season will feature a different look as the conference campaign will feature a double round-robin schedule for the first time since 2005 but will also include a four-team league tournament at the conclusion of the season with the top four teams from the regular season standings advancing to the league tournament. The winner of the MIAA Tournament will receive the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Over the past five years, the league featured a single round schedule for the regular season and a six or four team league tournament. The 2011 season will be the first year that there will be both a double round-robin regular season and a post-season league tournament.
2011 MIAA Pre-Season Women’s Soccer Poll Results: (first-place votes in parenthesis):1. Alma (6) 10 pts. 2. Calvin (3) 13. 3. Kalamazoo 22. 4. Adrian 34. 5. Hope 36. 6.
Olivet 40. 7. Saint Mary’s 53. 8. Albion 56. 9. Trine 60.
Monday, August 15, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice
Coming off a stellar season that included an MIAA tournament title and an undefeated home record, the 2011 Calvin Women’s soccer program looks again to get back on the pitch and replicate its success this upcoming fall. Despite losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last November, the Knights still boasted a 15-3-2 record and certainly will look to maintain the confidence with which they finished the 2010 season. With the tradition that Calvin soccer offers, there are always talented freshmen looking to make their mark on the team, and having lost the past senior class of six players to graduation, this year should provide plenty of opportunities for playing time among what is ultimately a very young lineup.
The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announ
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The 2010-11 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 111 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 2010-11 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, 10 are from Calvin.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Nine Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA’s Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2010-11 academic year. 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. Seven of Calvin’s women’s teams received the MIAA Team GPA Award while the men’s cross country team and men’s golf teams also achieved the feat. Calvin teams that received the honor this year include: the women’s cross country team, women’s soccer team, men’s cross country team, women’s volleyball team, women’s track and field team, women’s tennis team, women’s swimming and diving team, men’s tennis team and women’ basketball team.
Friday, June 17, 2011
For the 16th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, finishing fifth in the nation in Division III in 2010-11 with a total of 762.25 points. Calvin’s point total and its (placement) finish is its highest-ever in the 16 years of the competition. Calvin is one one of only six 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., 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 15th U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup with 1,147 points.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
The first-ever set of All-America teams released by D3soccer.com include two Calvin College soccer players. Calvin senior Carly Prins has been named to the D3soccer.com women’s All-America third team while junior Miles Colago has received third team All-America honors from D3soccer.com on the men’s side.The All-America teams were released this past weekend. A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Unity Christian High School, Prins is receiving her second All-America citation of the year. Last month she was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III All-America third team. A native of Anoka, Minnesota, Colago is receiving All-America honors for the first time.« First < 5 6 7 8 9 > Last »