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Volleyball To Face Wittenberg in Great Lakes Regional at Hope College

Monday, November 09, 2009

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NCAA III Volleyball Tournament Bracket

The Calvin women’s volleyball team will face Wittenberg University in a first round Great Lakes Regional match at Hope College. The starting time will be announced later this evening. Calvin (27-6) is making its 19th NCAA III Tournament appearance. Wittenberg (24-7) and Calvin played earlier this year at the Wittenberg Border Battle with Wittenberg defeating Calvin in five sets. It will mark the third meeting between Calvin and Wittenberg in the NCAA III Tournament in the last five years. Other first round matches will pit Bluffton (27-5) up against Ohio Northern (27-3), Heidelberg (27-7) up against North Central, IL (34-4) and Hope (30-3) up against Lakeland, WI (23-13). The winner of the Calvin/Wittenberg match will play the winner of the Hope/Lakeland first round match.

Hope Great Lakes Regional Tournament Site

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Women’s Soccer to Host Four-Team Regional/Men’s Soccer Headed To Wheaton Regional

Monday, November 09, 2009

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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.

NCAA III Men’s Soccer Tournament Bracket

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Women’s Soccer Receives At-Large NCAA III Tourney Bid - Soccer/VBall Brackets Coming Monday

Sunday, November 08, 2009

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NCAA.com Website

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

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Calvin Volleyball Players Receive All-MIAA Honors

Sunday, November 08, 2009

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Four members of the Calvin womenís volleyball team have received All-MIAA Honors. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are senior Kelsey Sears and sophomore Rebecca Kamp.

Calvin players named to the All-MIAA second team include sophomores Renee DeHaan and Erin Vander Plas.

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Rebecca Kamp Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Volleyball Team

Thursday, November 05, 2009

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Volleyball Teams

Calvin College sophomore Rebecca Kamp has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV first team in women’s volleyball in the college division. As a member of the all-district first team, Kamp advances to the national ballot and is eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America consideration.

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.

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Men’s Basketball Picked as Co-Favorite/Women’s Basketball Picked Second in MIAA Coaches’ Poll

Thursday, November 05, 2009

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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.

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MIAA Title On the Line Saturday for Calvin-Hope Men’s Soccer Game at G.R. Christian High School

Thursday, November 05, 2009

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Directions to G.R. Christian High School

ANGOLA, INóAn MIAA title and an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament will be on the line Saturday afternoon when Calvin and Hope meet in menís 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.

Saturdayís game between Calvin and Hope has been moved to Grand Rapids Christian High School because of poor field conditions at Calvinís Zuidema Field.

G.R. Christian High School Directions

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Calvin Cross Country Runners Receive All-MIAA Honors

Monday, November 02, 2009

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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.

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Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Capture MIAA Titles

Saturday, October 31, 2009

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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.

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Calvin Men’s/Women’s Soccer Players Receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors

Friday, October 30, 2009

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Soccer Announcement

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.

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