Monday, November 08, 2010
The women’s volleyball team has received its 20th bid to the NCAA III Tournament. The Knights were selected as an at-large (Pool C) selection earlier today and will travel to an eight-team NCAA III Regional hosted by Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Calvin (26-4) will face Otterbein (26-6) in a first round match on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The Calvin/Otterbein winner will advance to the second round Friday and will face the winner of a first round match between Heidelberg (32-5) and Greenville (26-5). Other first round matches have Hope (26-4) facing the University of Chicago (30-12) and Ohio Northern (19-12) facing host Wittenberg (30-2). In 19 prior trips to the NCAA III Tournament, Calvin has fashioned a won-loss record of 20-21 with one national runner-up finish and two fourth place finishes. Calvin will be facing Otterbein for the first time in NCAA III Tournament play. Calvin will be making its seventh consecutive NCAA III Tournament appearance - all under the watch of current head coach Amber Warners. Start times for Thursday’s first round matches will be announced later.
Monday, November 08, 2010
The Calvin women’s soccer team is headed to Ohio for NCAA III Tournament competition. The Knights will face host Otterbein College in a first round NCAA III Tournament game on Friday, November 12 at 11 a.m.. Located in the northern suburbs of Columbus, Ohio (Westerville), Otterbein (18-0-1) will host a four-team regional that will also include Allegheny (14-2-4) and Washington University of St. Louis (10-7-2). The Calvin/Otterbein winner will face the Allegheny/Wash. U. winner on Saturday, November 13. Calvin is making its sixth consecutive NCAA III Tournament appearance under head coach Mark Recker and its eighth appearance overall. The Knights are 7-3-5 all-time in NCAA III Tournament play and advanced to the national quarterfinals in 2006 and 2009. Calvin will be making its second trip to Otterbein for NCAA III Tournament play as the Knights journeyed to Westerville for the 2005 tournament where it tied Ohio Wesleyan 2-2 before falling in a penalty kick shootout. Calvin and Otterbein will be facing each other for the first time in NCAA III Tournament play. However, the two teams met in an early September contest in 2009 with Calvin winning 3-0.
Sunday, November 07, 2010
The 2010 All-MIAA volleyball teams were announced at the conclusion of the MIAA Tournament Saturday afternoon and several Calvin players were honored. Junior Rebecca Kamp highlights the lead of Calvin honorees as she has been named the 2010 MIAA Most Valuable Player. She is joined on the All-MIAA first team from Calvin by younger sister Lizzie Kamp and freshman Megan Rietema. Rietema has also been named the MIAA’s Freshman of the Year. In addition, junior middle-blocker Renee DeHaan has been named to the All-MIAA second team.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Calvin College junior Rebecca Kamp has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV second team in women’s volleyball in the college division. The college division includes NCAA II and III schools as well as NAIA institutions. The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program is organized and voted on by the College Sports Information Director’s Association (CoSIDA) of America.
Kamp carries a 3.88 grade point average while majoring in special education and minoring in mathematics.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Two members of the Calvin women’s soccer team have received ESPN Academic All-District IV honors. Senior Elaine Schnabel has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District IV first team in the college division while senior teammate Carly Prins has been named to the third team. As a member of the first team, Schnabel now advances to the national ballot and is eligible for ESPN Academic All-America consideration. A two-year starter in midfield, Schnabel has two goals and six assists this year on a Calvin team that is currently 14-2-2 overall and ranked 16th by d3soccer.com. Prins is a native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Unity Christian High School. Also a midfielder, Prins is in the midst of an oustanding senior season as she has 11 goals, two assists and 24 points this fall.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Two members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have received ESPN Academic All-District IV honors. Calvin seniors Scott Hooker and Ryan Bratt have both been named to the ESPN Academic All-District IV second team in the college division. Both players are receiving the honor for the first time.This year, Hooker has three goals and four assists on a Calvin team that is currently 13-2-2 overall and ranked 18th nationally. Bratt is from Silver Spring, Maryland. He is a graduate of Washington Christian Academy. Last fall, Bratt became Calvin’s starting goalkeeper late in the season and has been a lynchpin of the Calvin defense since. This year, Bratt is 13-2-3 in goal with 11 shutouts and a goals-against-average of 0.45. He is currently ranked 21st nationally in goals-against-average.
Monday, November 01, 2010
For the second time in his career, Calvin College senior midfielder Scott Hooker has been named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer. Hooker, a senior from Hudsonville (Unity Christian HS), scored twice last week in leading the Knights to a pair of wins that kept them in a first-place tie in the MIAA with Hope heading into the season’s final week. He scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 victory over Olivet, then scored an insurance goal on a penalty kick in a 2-0 win over Alma.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The Lightning Bolt is headed to the Hall of Fame.
Calvin’s associate director of communications and marketing Lynn (Bolt) Rosendale has been inducted into the Grace Bible College Hall of Fame for her years coaching volleyball. She coached at Grace from 1989-1993, leading the Tigers to regional championships and national tournaments in all five seasons. In 1991, Grace finished third at nationals, the highest in school history. Rosendale will be inducted tomorrow as the first women’s team coach ever in the Grace Bible College Hall of Fame history. With a nickname of “Lightning Bolt,” Rosendale ’85 was the middle hitter on Calvin’s volleyball team for four years, earning first team all-MIAA honors three times. In 1984, she was part of a Calvin volleyball team that finished fourth in the NCAA III Tournament.
Women’s Basketball Ranked 19th in WDIII News Pre-Season Poll - Verkaik Named Pre-Season All-American
Thursday, October 07, 2010
The Calvin women’s basketball team is ranked 19th in the pre-season Top 25 poll released by Women’s Division III News. A year ago, Calvin finished 24-5 overall and advanced to the NCAA III Tournament. The Knights return 2010 MIAA MVP Carissa Verkaik who heads into her sophomore season. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik has been named a pre-season All-American by Women’s Division III News. Verkaik averaged 18.1 points and 9.4 rebounds a game during her freshman campaign. The Calvin women’s basketball team will open its season on November 16 when it hosts Manchester College at Van Noord Arena.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
For the first time in school history, the Calvin men’s soccer team holds the top spot in the Division III National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll. The Knights move up a spot this week after starting off the season with a pair of victories. Defending national champion Messiah (PA) held the pre-season number-one spot but suffered a 2-1 loss to Hobart (NY) Friday night and dropped to #17 in this week’s poll. Hobart is now ranked second.« First < 31 32 33 34 35 > Last »