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Rebecca Kamp Named MIAA MVP - Megan Rietema Named MIAA Freshman of The Year

Sunday, November 07, 2010

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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.

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Rebecca Kamp Named to ESPN Academic All-District Second Team

Thursday, November 04, 2010

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ESPN Academic All-District Teams

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.

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Elaine Schnabel and Carly Prins Named to ESPN Academic All-District Teams

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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Women's Soccer Academic All-District Teams

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.

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Scott Hooker and Ryan Bratt Receive ESPN Academic All-District Honors

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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ESPN All-District Team Men's Soccer Teams

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.

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Scott Hooker Named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week in Men’s Soccer

Monday, November 01, 2010

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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.

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Former Calvin Volleyball Standout Named To Grace Bible College Hall of Fame

Friday, October 15, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Basketball Ranked 19th in WDIII News Pre-Season Poll - Verkaik Named Pre-Season All-American

Thursday, October 07, 2010

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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.

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Men’s Soccer Receives #1 Ranking in NSCAA Division III Top 25 Poll

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

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NSCAA Division III Top 25 poll

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.

NSCAA Division III Top 25 poll

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Kamp and Rietema Receive MIAA Player of the Week Honors in Volleyball

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin middle hitter Rebecca Kamp its Player of the Week and Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Specialty Player of the Week for games played through September 5.

Kamp, a junior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), had 32 kills for a hitting percentage of .545 in leading the Knights to three consecutive wins during the Midwest Challenge over the weekend. Rietema, a freshman from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), dished out 102 assists (11.3 per game) in directing the Calvin offense during its three victories at the Midwest Challenge.

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2010 Calvin Women’s Cross Country Preview

Saturday, August 21, 2010

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2010 Calvin Women's Cross Country Schedule

After graduating five members of its team that competed at the 2009 NCAA III Cross Country Championships, the 2010 Calvin women’s cross country team will feature a different look this fall.

The cupboard is not completely bare however.

The Knights return 11 varsity letterwinners including three that were named to the All-MIAA first and one that was named to the All-MIAA second team.

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