Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Calvin-Hope women’s basketball rivalry will be in high gear on Saturday afternoon at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse as the MIAA regular season championship will be on the line. At 15-0 in league play, Calvin has already clinched a share of the league title but Hope (14-1 MIAA) could gain a share of its own with a win over the Knights Saturday. Calvin (22-1 overall) will enter the game ranked second nationally while Hope (23-1) is ranked third. Calvin captured the first meeting of the year 64-59 in a game played on January 12 at Calvin’s VanNoord Arena. Saturday’s game will feature a live stats scoreboard, an audio broadcast and a live video stream. Check the links below for more information. Also check out the Facebook page to vote on the game as the Division III Game of the Week.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
With an important game against the Flying Dutch of #3 Hope looming on Saturday, the #2 Calvin Knights stayed focused on their contest Wednesday against Adrian, defeating the Bulldogs 83-52. With the win, Calvin clinches a share of the MIAA regular season title. The title is the third straight for Calvin and the 14th in school history. Senior Carissa Verkaik and sophomore Breanna Verkaik had 12 points apiece to lead the Knights. Calvin is now 22-1 overall and remains undefeated in conference play at 15-0. Adrian drops to 7-16 on the year and 6-9 in the MIAA. The Knights now look forward to Saturday when they will play Hope which is a game back at 14-1 in league play. The game will be played at DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland, with the tip-off scheduled for 3 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Over the past four years, Calvin senior Ally Wolffis has been a key part of the Calvin women’s basketball program, starting at power forward the last three years and earning first team All-MIAA honors as a sophomore.A native of Muskegon and a graduate of Muskegon Mona Shores High School, she has also balanced the demands of being a student-athlete as a nursing major along with the demands of battling a live-long physical ailment. Muskegon Chronicle sports reporter Dave LeMieux recently caught up with Wolffis and filed the following feature story at: Ally Wolffis Muskegon Chronicle Story
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Calvin College senior Carissa Verkaik has been named to the D3hoops.com National Team of the Week. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik led Calvin to three wins last week and nearly notched a triple-double in a win against Olivet this past Saturday with 32 points, eight rebounds and eight blocked shots. Calvin opened the week with a win over Trine Monday night and followed with a triumph at Saint Mary’s Wednesday. Over the course of the three games, She averaged 23.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots in a 3-0 week. Verkaik is currently ranked third nationally in field goal percentage (.585) and free throw percentage (.885) and is ranked 8th in blocked shots per-game (3.23) and 16th in scoring average (20.2 ppg).
Saturday, February 09, 2013
By Mark DeHaan
The Calvin women’s basketball team, first in conference with a perfect 13-0 record, hosted the third-place Comets of Olivet Saturday afternoon at Van Noord Arena. On an afternoon in which they honored their six seniors, the Knights kept their MIAA record perfect, defeating the Comets 87-61 and improving to 14-0 in conference and 21-1 overall. Verkaik led the way with 32 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks. Hilbrands added 11 points and seven rebounds while Wolffis finished with eight points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore Maria DeKuiper added 11 points. For Olivet, Campbell scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Story By Mark DeHaan/Photo by Sandy Palmatter
The Calvin College women’s basketball team traveled to Saint Mary’s College Wednesday night and continued its winning streak and perfect MIAA record against the Belles, earning the 84-54 victory. Calvin moves to 13-0 in the conference and 20-1 overall, while Saint Mary’s falls to 3-11 in the MIAA and 5-18 on the seasons. It marks the fourth consecutive year Calvin has hit the 20-win plateau, the eighth time under current head coach John Ross and the 14th time in school history. The Knights now look forward to Saturday when they will host the Comets of Olivet, with tip-off slated for 3 p.m.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Story by Mark DeHaan/Photo by Sandy Palmatter
The Calvin women hosted a rare Monday night conference game at Van Noord Arena against Trine University after it was postponed from Saturday. The Knights had no trouble diverging from their normal schedule, taking the early lead and never giving it up on their way to an 86-50 victory. The Knights now move to 12-0 in the MIAA and 19-1 overall, while Trine drops to 5-7 in conference and 11-10 overall. Calvin now has a quick turnaround before its next contest as the Knights travel down to Notre Dame, IN, Wednesday night to face the Belles of Saint Mary’s. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 04, 2013
By Gina de Haan
(during the month of January, de Haan was a student intern in the Calvin sports information office through an intern exchange program with Grand Rapids Christian High School)
Two trios of sisters have contributed to the tradition of Calvin’s women’s basketball – the Post sisters and the Verkaik sisters. Growing up on the family farm, Julie (Post) Febus, Annette (Post) Ediger and Cheryl (Post) Morales played countless hours of driveway basketball with each other and, while doing so, they fell in love with the sport. All three went on to play Calvin women’s varsity basketball in the years from 1984-to-1992. Now, more than 20 years later, another trio of sisters is now making an impact within the Calvin women’s basketball program. Carissa, Breanna and Kally Verkaik are the first trio of sisters to have played varsity basketball for Calvin at the same time; they are all members of the varsity women’s team. Not only is this a first for Calvin basketball, it’s also a first for the Verkaik family. This season is the first time all three sisters are playing on the same team together.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
The Calvin/Trine women’s basketball game scheduled to be played on Saturday at Van Noord Arena has been postponed because of weather conditions that prevented Trine from making the trip up from Indiana. The makeup date for the game will be Monday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Calvin.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Calvin College senior Carissa Verkaik has been named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-District 6 team in women’s basketball. As a member of the all-district team, Verkaik now advances to the national ballot and is eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Verkaik is averaging 19.6 points and 8.9 rebounds a game while connecting on 59.0 percent of her field goal attempts. She has also blocked 59 shots for an average just over over three blocks per game. She is ranked nationally in both field goal percentage and blocked shots per-game average. Verkaik carries a 3.76 grade point average while majoring in education.« First < 3 4 5 6 7 > Last »