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Men’s Lacrosse Defeated by Adrian 18-1 in MIAA Opener

Saturday, April 06, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

Playing in the first men’s varsity lacrosse MIAA game in Calvin history, the Knights fell to the Bulldogs of Adrian 18-1. While Calvin was able to match the Bulldogs early, the depth of Adrian’s bench became too much as the game progressed.Calvin is now 1-8 overall and 0-1 in conference play while Adrian moves to 6-3 and 1-0 in the MIAA. The Knights now look forward to next Wednesday when they will continue MIAA play at Albion College. The game against the Britons is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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Men’s Lacrosse Defeated by Beloit 16-8 in Home Opener at Zuidema Field

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Calvin men’s lacrosse hosted the Buccaneers of Beloit College Saturday afternoon at Zuidema Field. A strong first three quarters saw the Knights in a position to make a run at the game late, but Beloit played strong defense in the fourth and increased their lead en route to a 16-8 victory over Calvin. Calvin is now 1-7 on the year, while Beloit moves to 3-6. The Knights now look forward to next week Saturday when they will host the Bulldogs of Adrian for their first varsity lacrosse MIAA contest. The game is slated to start at 1 p.m.

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Men’s Lacrosse Drops 18-5 Decision to Hope in Non-Conference Game

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

The first meeting of the Rivalry in men’s varsity lacrosse took place Wednesday evening at Davenport’s Turf Field. Hope opened up the game with six unanswered goals before the Knights first scored. The Flying Dutchmen continued to pull away on their way to an 18-5 victory.  Calvin now looks forward to next week Wednesday when it will travel to Augustana to face the Vikings with face-off scheduled 7 p.m. central time.

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Calvin Holds MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings Lead

Monday, March 11, 2013

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Calvin College holds the lead in the latest set of MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings as well as in the standings for the MIAA Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Awards. Calvin has a first place total of 147 points in the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings with Hope second with 126 points. In the men’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 68 points with Hope second with 56 points. In the women’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 79 points with Hope second with 70 points. This year, Calvin has captured nine MIAA regular season championships, winning league titles in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving.

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Men’s Lacrosse Team Picks Up First Victory as a Varsity Program

Saturday, March 02, 2013

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DEFIANCE, OH - The Calvin men’s lacrosse team picked up its first win as a varsity program, edging host Defiance 5-4 Saturday afternoon. Calvin (1-4) scored a pair of fourth quarter goals to gain the come-from-behind win. Senior Greg Boer (Demotte, IN/Kankakee HS) tied the game at four in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter on a feed from freshman D.J. VanderBaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS). With 10:52 remaining, junior Casey Harless (DeWitt, Mich./DeWitt HS) scored the game-winner with sophomore Tim Marco (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) drawing the assist on the play. Calvin is back in action next Saturday when it hosts Elmhurst University at 1 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian High School.

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Calvin men’s lacrosse falls to Concordia (Wisc.) 18-1 - Prepares to Face Bendictine Saturday

Friday, February 22, 2013

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ADRIAN - The Calvin men’s lacrosse team dipped to 0-3 on the year with an 18-1 loss to Concordia of Wisconsin Friday night in a game played at Adrian’s Performance Stadium. The contest was originally scheduled to be played in Grand Rapids but snow and ice in West Michigan forced the match to be moved across state. Calvin freshman D.J. VanderBaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) scored the lone goal for the Knights. The goal was his third of the year. Calvin is scheduled to face Benedictine University of Illinois Saturday at 4 p.m. The match will be played at Davenport University in Caledonia, south of Grand Rapids.

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Men’s Lacrosse Falls at Baldwin Wallace University 10-7

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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BEREA, OH Ė Despite fielding a team of only 13 available players on Saturday, Calvin competed gamely against host Baldwin Wallace University before falling 10-7. The teams were tied 4-4 at halftime with the host Yellow Jackets taking an 8-7 lead into the final quarter of play. Baldwin Wallace then added two insurance goals in the fourth quarter to close out the win. Sophomore Tim Marco (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) led Calvin on the attack with three goals and five ground balls while freshman D.J. VanderBaan had two goals and two assists. Senior Greg Boer (Demotte, IN/Kankakee HS) had two goals as well. Junior Casey Harless (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) led Calvin in ground balls with 12.  Senior Drew Sroczynski (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) collected 10 saves. Calvin is scheduled to return to action next Friday when it hosts Concordia-Wisconsin at 4 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian High School.

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Calvin Men’s Lacrosse Defeated by Carthage 30-2 in Varsity Debut

Saturday, February 09, 2013

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PONTIAC, Mich. - Calvin’s first-ever varsity lacrosse match took place on Saturday at the Pontiac Ultimate Soccer facility. Calvin was defeated by Carthage 30-2.Calvin trailed after the first quarter 3-1 and closed to within 3-2 but could not hold strong against a veteran Carthage team that had a significant advantage of depth with over 40 players on its roster. Calvin’s goals were scored by sophomore Tim Marco (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and junior Casey Harless (DeWitt/DeWitt HS). Calvin is back in action next Saturday, traveling to Baldwin-Wallace College for a 1 p.m. match.

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Calvin Men’s Lacrosse Picked to Finish Sixth in MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll

Thursday, February 07, 2013

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2013 Calvin Men's Lacrosse Schedule

The preseason MIAA men’s lacrosse poll has been announced and Calvin has been picked to finish sixth in the seven-team league. Adrian was picked the preseason favorite. Coaches could not vote for their own team in the poll. This season will mark the first year of MIAA varsity lacrosse. The Calvin men’s team will kick off its season this Saturday with a non-conference game against Carthage College in Pontiac, Michigan, at the Pontiac Ultimate Soccer facility. The game is set for 1 p.m. The Calvin Sports Information office caught up with Calvin head men’s varsity lacrosse coach Joel Kamstra earlier this month and filed the following preseason audio interview: Joel Kamstra Men’s Lacrosse preseason interview

2013 Calvin Men’s Lacrosse roster

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Calvin Takes Early Lead in MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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A record-setting fall sports season has allowed Calvin to build an early lead in the MIAA Commissionerís Cup Standings. Through the recently completed MIAA fall sports season, Calvin leads the standings with 100 points, four points better than Hope. In the MIAA Womenís All-Sports Standings, Calvin has a first place total of 58 points with Hope second with 53. Hope leads the MIAA Menís All-Sports standings with 43 points, one point better than Calvin.  This fall, Calvin captured a record six MIAA titles Ė winning conference crowns in menís and womenís soccer, volleyball, menís and womenís cross country, menís golf and volleyball. 

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