Thursday, November 05, 2009
The MIAA men’s and women’s basketball pre-season coaches’ polls have been announced. On the men’s side, Calvin has been picked as the MIAA co-favorite with Hope. Both teams received four first place votes and four second place votes, creating a tie with 10 points apiece. Olivet was picked to finish third.
On the women’s side, Calvin was picked to finish second behind defending champion Hope. Hope received six first place votes while Calvin received two. Saint Mary’s was picked to finish third.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
ANGOLA, IN—An MIAA title and an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament will be on the line Saturday afternoon when Calvin and Hope meet in men’s soccer at 2:30 p.m. at Eagle Stadium on the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School.
Hope has 30 points in league play while Calvin has 28 points. A victory by Calvin would give Calvin the outright title. A tie or a Hope victory would give the Flying Dutchmen the outright title. The winner of the MIAA will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Hope is currently ranked fifth in the most recent set of Central Region rankings, released this afternoon while Calvin is ranked sixth.
Saturday’s game between Calvin and Hope has been moved to Grand Rapids Christian High School because of poor field conditions at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Monday, November 02, 2009
A plethora of Calvin cross country runners have received All-MIAA honors. The all-conference awards were announced upon completion of the MIAA Championships held this past Saturday at Adrian College. Both Calvin teams rolled to first place finishes with perfect team scores of 15 points, marking the first time in MIAA history that men’s and women’s teams from the same school posted perfect scores at the league championships in the same year.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
ADRIAN, MI—The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up MIAA titles on Saturday with perfect scores of 15 points at the MIAA Championships, hosted by Adrian College. In the men’s race, 16th-ranked Calvin took the top five spots including seven of the top nine. On the women’s side, top-ranked Calvin took the top six spots including seven of the top nine. It marks the first time in MIAA history that both a men’s and women’s team has posted a perfect score at the conference meet in the same year.
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
(editors note: members of the 1986 National runner-up Calvin volleyball team including head coach Karla Wolters reunite this evening and were recognized in between sets two and three).
By Calvin Sports Information Director Jeff Febus
Topping a 37-4 season is no easy task for any volleyball team but the 1986 Calvin women’s volleyball team did just that and then some. In 1986, the Knights under the direction of head coach Karla Wolters put together a season like no other team in Calvin or MIAA history before, ripping off a 38-2 campaign that did not end until a heartbreaking five-game loss to the University of California at San Diego in the National Finals. The 38 win total is still a high water mark for any MIAA volleyball team as is the national runner-up finish.
Friday, October 23, 2009
By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
In what was billed as, “The Battle for CRC Ice Supremacy,” the Calvin College Knights took total control of the Dordt Blades, capitalizing on seemingly unlimited chances, conceding limited opportunities, and exercising an irresistible perseverance in an 8-3 victory at Calvin’s home Jolly Roger Arena.
But interdenominational competition was not the only focus of the game. The game served as a fundraiser for breast cancer. Pink shirts, shoelaces, and stick tape set the scene for a special night. Calvin College President Dr. Gaylen Byker and Academic Services Disability Coordinator June DeBoer ceremonially dropped the first puck. The night marked the one year anniversary of DeBoer’s diagnosis of breast cancer, which she has since overcome.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS—The Calvin women’s volleyball team and the Calvin ACHA hockey team will be raising cancer awareness and funds for cancer research Friday night.
The volleyball team will be participating in the Dig for a Cure drive, sponsored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association during its home match with Adrian Friday at the Van Noord Arena at 6:30 p.m. As part of the evening’s events, players from both teams will be wearing pink uniform attire. Calvin volleyball players have been accepting pledges for the drive with all donations going to the American Cancer Society. Pledges include donations for each dig recorded by a player as well as direct donations and pledges for the drive.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Calvin men’s and women’s basketball teams are both ranked nationally in the preseason issues of DIII News and WDIII News respectively.
In the DIII News preseason top 25 poll, Calvin is ranked 18th. Defending national champion Washington University of St. Louis is the preseason number-one ranked team. Calvin is one of two MIAA teams in the preseason top 25 poll as Hope is ranked 11th.
Meanwhile, the Calvin women’s basketball team is ranked 20th in the WDIII News preseason top 25 poll. Washington University of St. Louis - last year’s national runner-up - is the preseason number-one ranked team. Calvin is one of two MIAA teams in the preseason WDIII News poll as defending MIAA champion Hope is ranked third.
Monday, October 12, 2009
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin outside hitter Erin VanderPlas its Player of the Week and Calvin setter Nora Bruskewitz its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for the week ending October 11.
VanderPlas, a sophomore from McBain (Northern Michigan Christian HS), delivered 28 kills for a hitting percentage of .566 in leading the Knights to a 3-0 record in MIAA matches for the week. She had 12 kills in a sweep of Kalamazoo, and 11 kills with a hitting percentage of .786 in a sweep of Saint Mary’s. VanderPlas, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career, added 12 digs, five blocks and three service aces for the week.
Bruskewitz, a senior from Milwaukee, Wis. (Milwaukee Lutheran HS), dished out 111 assists (12.3 per set) in Calvin’s three matches for the week. She added 11 digs and four blocks as Calvin swept Saint Mary’s, Albion and Kalamazoo to remain within striking distance of first place in the MIAA. Bruskewitz is being honored as Specialty Player of the Week for the first time in her career.« First < 39 40 41 42 43 > Last »