Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content

News: Preview

No comments

2013 Calvin Women’s Soccer Preview

Friday, August 16, 2013

Posted by

2013 Calvin Women's Soccer Schedule

By Mark DeHaan

In 2012, the Calvin women’s soccer team was expected to struggle, namely due to a young roster, an unfamiliarity with the college ranks, and a 10-10-0 record in 2011. Chosen to finish fifth in the preseason MIAA rankings, the Knights showed early chemistry and were able to surprise the conference, earning the regular season and tournament MIAA championships en route to a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. In the tournament, Calvin again surprised its opponent, defeating nationally-ranked Aurora on a golden-goal in extra time in round one before bowing out in the second round to fifth-ranked Loras. Calvin finished the season 16-5-1, including 12-3-1 in conference. However, the Knights will be no surprise in 2013. Losing just two seniors to graduation, Calvin returns the majority of its roster while looking for leadership from an experienced class of new seniors.

Posted in: Preview: Women's Soccer
No comments

2013 Calvin Women’s Volleyball Preview

Monday, August 12, 2013

Posted by

2013 Calvin Women's Volleyball Schedule

Over the last three years, the Calvin women’s volleyball team has put together the most impressive stretch in program history. During that time, the Knights have compiled an overall won-loss record of 98-8 that includes a national title in 2010, a national runner-up finish in 2012 and three consecutive MIAA regular season crowns. Can the Knights keep the momentum going? Head coach Amber Warners thinks they can. The senior class is headlined by soon-to-be four-year starting setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS). At 6-2, Rietema possesses height and an impressive wingspan up front at the net that allows her not only to be an offensive threat, but also a defensive weapon. A two-time AVCA Division III All-American including a first team choice last year, Rietema averaged 10.43 assists per set last year while averaging just under one block per set. A three-time first team All-MIAA selection, she also compiled an attack percentage of .325 and averaged 2.17 digs-per-set.  Rietema spent the offseason playing overseas with an AVCA All-America team in Costa Rica and is primed for a big senior year.

Posted in: Preview: Volleyball
No comments

2012-13 Calvin Women’s Basketball Preview

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Posted by

2012-13 Calvin Women's Basketball Schedule

By Mitch Blankespoor


The Calvin College womenís basketball teamís season is just over two weeks away, and the 2012-13 team is already hitting the gym.Coming off of a 28-2 campaign that led Calvin all the way to the national quarterfinals, the Knights were recently ranked preseason number one in the country by the Womenís Division III Basketball Newsletter.  The Knights have since been ranked number one by both the Womenís Basketball Coaches Association of America and D3hoops.com. WDIII News also named Calvin senior Carissa Verkaik (Holland/Holland Christian) the preseason Womenís Division III National Player of the Year.  A season ago, Verkaik was runner-up for Womenís Division III National Player of the Year.

John Ross Preseason Audio Interview

No comments

Calvin Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Set to Open 2012-13 Season

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Posted by

2012-13 Calvin Women's Swimming and Diving Schedule

With six returning All-MIAA selections and 17 returning letterwinners, the 2012-13 Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will seek its ninth consecutive MIAA title this year. Calvin will open its season on October 20 when it hosts the annual MIAA Relays. Non-conference dual meets are scheduled with Grand Valley State, Wheaton and Wayne State. Calvin will also hosts its own Calvin Winter Invitational November 29-December 1. In addition, Calvin will compete at the University of Chicago Classic January 11 and 12. Conference dual meets are sprinkled throughout November, January and February including a home dual meet with rival Hope on January 19. The MIAA Championships are slated to be held February 13-16 at nearby Jenison High School. Another highlight on the schedule is the first-ever NCAA III Diving Regional to be held at Calvin. The regional, which will determine qualifiers to the NCAA III Championships, will be held at the Venema Aquatic Center March 1 and 2.  The NCAA III Championships are slated to be held March 20-23 in Shenandoah, Texas.

No comments

Calvin Men’s Swimming and Diving Team Set to Kick of 2012-13 Campaign

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Posted by

2012-13 Calvin Men's Swimming and Diving Schedule

The Calvin men’s swimming and diving team looks forward to the upcoming 2012-13 season with great anticipation. Under the direction of head coach Dan Gelderloos, the Knights welcome back 15 returning letterwinners from last year’s team that posted a school record total of 635 points at the MIAA Champoinships. Included in the list of returning athletes are a pair of All-MIAA selections in senior Mark Rushlow and sophomore Travis Vincent. In addition, Calvin brings in one of its largest recruiting classes in recent memory as the list of newcomers includes 11 freshmen and one junior.

No comments

2012 Calvin Women’s Golf Outlook

Monday, August 20, 2012

Posted by

2012 Calvin Women's Golf Schedule

By Jordan Brink

Calvin is seeking to build upon a strong 2011-12 campaign that saw the Knights finish fourth in the final MIAA regular season standings and qualify for the four-team MIAA spring tournament for the first time in school history. While Calvin is bringing in new talent to the program, three experienced letter-winners return.  Seniors Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Rachel Whitaker (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS) combine with Junior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) to put together a strong nucleus of experience and success. Doezema and Canto were both members of the All-MIAA second team last fall.

Posted in: Preview: Women's Golf
No comments

2012 Calvin Men’s Golf Outlook

Monday, August 20, 2012

Posted by

2012 Calvin Men's Golf Schedule

By Mark DeHaan

A year after capturing its first MIAA championship, the Calvin men’s golf team’s repeat bid was dismantled by a rash of injuries and an inconsistent line-up. Still, the Knights finished sixth in the MIAA and vied for a spot in the spring tournament through the very end of the fall season. Returning all but one golfer from last season and two All-MIAA performers, this fall promises to be exciting for the Knights’ golf squad. Both of Calvin’s All-MIAA performers, Ben Kuiper and Dave Sarkipato, will be seniors this year. Sarkipato was named to the second team All-MIAA while Kuiper was named to the first team All-MIAA and the MIAA MVP. Kuiper’s average round of 74.6 was best in conference and gave Calvin its first MIAA MVP in men’s golf since 1965. Kuiper was also named to the Division III Ping Great Lakes All-Region team.

Posted in: Men's Golf: Preview
No comments

2012 Calvin Women’s Soccer Outlook

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Posted by

2012 Calvin Women's Soccer Schedule

By Mark DeHaan


From 2005-2010, the Calvin women’s soccer team was a model of consistency as the Knights made the NCAA National tournament each of those years and won no less than 15 games.Unfortunately for the Knights, that streak ended in 2011 as one of the youngest teams in Calvin history earned a 10-10-0 overall record including a 10-6-0 mark in league play. Calvin graduated just one senior from a year ago however and returns a pair of first team All-MIAA selections in seniors Liz Cancel and Francesca Smith. Calvin will open the season on September 4 at home against 2011 national runner-up Wheaton College.

Posted in: Preview: Women's Soccer
No comments

2012 Calvin Women’s Cross Country Outlook

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Posted by

2012 Calvin Women's Cross Country Schedule

With several returning letterwinners, the Calvin women’s cross country team will seek to compete for an MIAA title and another trip to the NCAA III Championships.  A year ago, Calvin saw its five-year run as MIAA champions come to an end as rival Hope claimed first place at the MIAA Championships in October. Calvin rebounded two weeks later to claim the Great Lakes Regional title and then finished 13th at the NCAA III Championships one week later. In order to compete for a league title and a trip to the NCAA III Championships, the Knights will need to rely on a strong one-two punch up front and receive solid contributions from a deep group of returning runners.

No comments

2012 Calvin Men’s Cross Country Outlook

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Posted by

2012 Calvin Men'x Cross Country Outlook

With three All-Americans and six individuals that were members of its team that competed at the 2011 NCAA III Championships, the Calvin men’s cross country team is looking forward to the 2012 season with great anticipation and excitement. Returning letterwinners that ran at the 2011 NCAA III Cross Country Championships include seniors Dan Kerr (Petoskey/Petoskey HS), Matt VanderRoest (Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor Huron HS), Greg Whittle (Galesburg, IL/Galesburg HS) Rhett Morici (St. Charles, IL/St. Charles North HS) and David VandeBunte (Byron Center/Byron Center HS). The alternate from last year’s nationals team - senior Job Christiansen (New Ipswich NH/Mascenic Regional HS) also returns.

Page 2 of 8 pages  <  1 2 3 4 >  Last »