Friday, March 26, 2010
Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik has picked up two final awards for her freshman basketball campaign. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik has been named to the Women’s Division III News All-Freshman Team. In addition, she has been named a fourth team All-American by Women’s Division III News. Last weekend, Verkaik was named the d3hoops.com National Freshman of the Year and a third team All-American by d3hoops.com.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik has been named the Division III Freshman of the Year in women’s basketball by d3hoops.com. The award was announced shortly before the tipoff of Saturday’s NCAA III Championship final between Hope and Washington University (MO). Verkaik’s honor gave the MIAA a clean sweep of the top two playing awards annoucned by d3hoops.com as Hope junior Carrie Snikkers was named the Division III Player of the Year by d3hoops.com.
A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik has also been named to the d3hoops.com All-America third team announced today. Earlier this week, Verkaik was named the Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year earlier this week by d3hoops.com. She joins Lisa Winkle (2006 honorable mention, 2007 third team) as the only d3hoops.com All-Americans in Calvin women’s basketball history.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik has been named to the d3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region first team in women’s basketball.
In addition, Verkaik has been named the d3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik is the first player from Calvin to be named Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year by d3hoops.com which has been selecting all-region teams since the 2001-02 season.
Verkaik is the fourth individual in Calvin women’s basketball history to receive d3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region honors as Marcia Harris, Lisa Winkle and Kristen McDonald were all previously so honored.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
DEPERE, WI - A 12-point first half lead slipped away behind a flurry of first half turnovers in the first round of the NCAA III Tournament for the Calvin women’s basketball team Friday night against St. Norbert. With the lead went the momentum and the host Green Knights of St. Norbert used the reversal of fortunes to good use in pulling away for a 78-67 victory. Calvin led 16-4 in the opening five minutes but foul and turnover trouble continued to mount throughout the opening 20 minutes.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
For the first time in the history of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a freshman has been named the Most Valuable Player in women’s basketball.
Calvin freshman Carissa Verkaik was so honored on Monday afternoon by the MIAA. She is the seventh individual in Calvin women’s basketball history to be named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player. Verkaik was also named to the All-MIAA first team.
Monday, March 01, 2010
The Calvin women’s basketball team has gained an at-large bid to the NCAA III Tournament. The Knights (24-4) will journey to DePere, Wisconsin, to face host St. Norbert (22-3) in a first round game Friday night at 7:30 p.m. (CST). Calvin will be part of a four-team regional field at St. Norbert with UW-Stevens Point (21-6) set to take on Minnesota-Morris (19-7) in Friday’s other first round game at 5 p.m. (CST).
Friday’s winners will play in the regional final Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (CST).
Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students, senior citizens and children.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Calvin women’s basketball team dropped a 68-49 decision at Hope in the MIAA Tournament Championship game Saturday. Calvin led 21-17 but Hope scored the final 15 points of the first half, en route to a 32-21 halftime lead. Calvin would never get closer than 10 points the rest of the way. Calvin was led in defeat by Carissa Verkaik with 12 points and 9 rebounds while Brook Van Eck had 10 points. Calvin will now hope for an at-large (Pool C) bid to next week’s NCAA III Tournament. Bids will be announced Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. (EST).
Friday, February 26, 2010
Communications and Marketing student videographer Mike Zaagman provides highlights from Calvin’s final regular season meeting with Hope on February 3, 2010. The two teams will tangle again in the MIAA Tournament Championship game Saturday at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse at 3 p.m.
Saturday’s winner will gain an automatic bid to next week’s NCAA III Tournament. Hope (26-1) is ranked fourth nationally while Calvin (24-3) is ranked 11th.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
(By sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
Thursday night’s MIAA Tournament semifinal game between the Knights and Belles saw Calvin set a new MIAA Tournament record for made field goals as Calvin connected on 38 field goals in racing away to a 90-71 victory over Saint Mary’s at Van Noord Arena. The explosive offense that the Knights have possessed all year, led by freshman sensation Carissa Verkaik, shot nearly 60 percent from the field and now will play Saturday afternoon in the conference tournament finals which will be hosted by Hope. The previous MIAA Tournament single-game field goal record was 37, set by Albion in a 90-87 loss to Hope in a first round MIAA tournament game in 1996.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Calvin women’s basketball team defeated Olivet in a first round MIAA Tournament game Tuesday night at Van Noord Arena 76-57. The Knights (23-3) will face Saint Mary’s (15-11) in a semifinal game Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at Van Noord Arena. In Calvin’s win over Olivet, the Knights connected on 12 three-point shots including four from freshman Kelsey Irwin. Freshman Carissa Verkaik led Calvin in scoring with 15 points to go with nine rebounds. Irwin had 12 points while senior Amber Benthem had 10 points and four assists.« First < 18 19 20 21 22 > Last »