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2009-10 Calvin Men’s Swimming & Diving Outlook

Monday, November 02, 2009

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2009-10 Calvin Men's Swimming & Diving Schedule

The 2009-10 Calvin men’s swimming and diving team enters the upcoming year with a sense of optimism as the Knights have a roster of 20 swimmers and four divers. A year ago, Calvin took fourth place in the final league standings with a fourth place team score of 335 points at the MIAA Championships.

Of the 24 members of the team 20 are either freshmen or sophomores, leaving bright hope for the future.

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2009 Calvin Women’s Volleyball Preview

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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2009 Calvin Volleyball Schedule

The challenge surrounding the 2008 Calvin team was to find a way to replace the graduation of three All-Americans. After producing a 26-5 campaign in 2008 that included a fifth straight trip to the NCAA III Tournament, the challenge surrounding the 2009 Calvin squad is to simply keep the momentum rolling.

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Women’s Soccer Team Seeking Quality Play in 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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2009 Calvin Women's Soccer Schedule

The Calvin women’s soccer team will be seeking its fifth consecutive MIAA title this fall.

Head coach Mark Recker understands that doing so will not be easy.

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2009 Calvin Men’s Soccer Preview

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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2009 Calvin Men's Soccer Schedule

With 16 returning letterwinners including five who either received first or second team All-MIAA recognition a year ago, the Calvin men’s soccer team will seek to win its third consecutive league title this fall.

Over the last two years, Calvin has produced a combined won-loss record of 29-10-3 including 24-2-2 in MIAA play. A key to Calvin’s success has been its defensive play, particularly in conference games. During its 2007 MIAA title season, the Knights gave up just nine goals in league games to lead all conference schools. In 2008, the Knights gave up just eight goals in league play, again leading all MIAA schools.

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2009 Calvin Women’s Golf Preview

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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2009 Calvin Women's Golf Schedule

After a ninth place MIAA finish in 2008, the Calvin women’s golf team has nowhere to go but up. The Knights have designs on doing just that this fall as they return three key seniors.

The senior class consists of Kelli Visser, Emily Tuuk and Julienne Louters - all graduates of Grand Rapids Christian High School. In fact, the top four for the Knights could feature an all-Grand Rapids Christian High School flair as incoming freshman Elise Doezema is also a Grand Rapids Christian product.

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2009 Calvin Men’s Golf Previw

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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2009 Calvin Men's Golf Schedule

After a sixth place conference finish in 2007 and a fifth place finish in 2008, the Calvin men’s golf team is seeking to continue to move up the MIAA ladder this fall. Whether that will happen or not remains to be seen but the Knights do return three individuals that cracked the top-25 in the final MIAA individual rankings last fall.

“The building process is working with our program,” said Calvin men’s golf coach Brian Bolt earlier this summer.  “We will be deeper and more complete this year, as this is the first year in three that we will have seniors on the team and have made room for a strong freshmen class.”

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2009 Calvin Women’s Cross Country Preview

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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The Calvin women’s cross country team will enter the 2009 season with lofty goals. The Knights are focused on winning MIAA and Great Lakes Regional titles while also contending for their first national title since 1999.

A year ago, Calvin accomplished all three goals, winning MIAA and Great Lakes Regional crowns while finishing second at the NCAA III Championships. The Knights return five individuals who competed at the 2008 NCAA III Championships and also return their alternate runner from that team.

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2009 Calvin Men’s Cross Country Preview

Saturday, August 08, 2009

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Will the 2009 Calvin men’s cross country season be one of reloading or rebuilding? The answer may lie somewhere in between.

Calvin’s run of 10 consecutive top-four national finishes came to end in 2008 as the Knights slipped to fifth place at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships. Eligibility for two All-Americans from last year’s squad has also been exhausted leaving plenty of question marks surrounding a 2009 Calvin men’s cross country team that features only four seniors and just three individuals that were members of its team that competed at the 2008 national meet.

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Women’s Softball Set to Open 2009 Campaign

Monday, March 16, 2009

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Emily Bustrum Audio Interview

The Calvin softball season will get underway this Saturday when the Knights have three games in Tucson, Arizona. Calvin is led by second-year head coach Emily Bustrum. Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Neice recently caught up with Coach Bustrum for a pre-season audio interview. Click the headline above for the full written preview and check out the audio segment (below) as well.

Emily Bustrum Audio Interview

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2009 Calvin College Baseball Outlook

Saturday, March 07, 2009

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John Sparks Pre-Season Audio Interview

By Chaz Amidon

With their league-best pitching staff completely intact after a championship season in 2008, the Knights will aim to capture their second straight MIAA title this spring behind the arms of seniors Nate Pocock (Wayland, Mass.) and Kyle Cousins (Holland).

And with a proven supporting cast on the mound, along with the return of junior Matt Schepel (Grand Rapids), the MIAA’s reigning home run champion, Calvin has positioned itself to do just that.

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