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Calvin Track and Field Athletes Compete at Last-Chance Meet Hosted by North Central

Saturday, May 16, 2009

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NAPERVILLE, IL—A group of Calvin track and field athletes competed at the North Central Gregory Invitational Thursday and Friday night, hoping to improve season performances and in some instances, qualifiy for next week’s NCAA III Track and Field Championships.

One athlete who gave himself a chance at qualifying was Calvin sophomore Eric Michel (Naperville, IL) in the pole vault as he recorded a career-best vault of 15-9 3/4 that places him on the bubble on the national qualifying list. Michel’s vault was an NCAA III provisional qualifying mark and puts him 15th place on the national list.

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Calvin Second in Final MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings

Monday, May 11, 2009

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The final MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings have been released and Calvin has finished second behind Hope in all three categories. In the MIAA (overall) Commissioner’s Cup Standings, Calvin finished with 197 points with Hope first with 208 points. In the men’s all-sports standings, Calvin finished one point behind Hope with 93 points. In the women’s all-sports standings, Calvin finished second with 104 points with Hope winning with 114 points.

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Sietsema & Pocock Receive MIAA Player of the Week Honors

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Two members of the Calvin baseball team have received MIAA Player of the Week honors.

Junior Ben Sietsema has been named MIAA Co-Pitcher of the Week along with Adrian’s Ryan Domschot. It marks the third time that Sietsema has received MIAA Pitcher of the Week accolades this spring. In addition, senior Nate Pocock has been named MIAA Player of the Week.

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Calvin Baseball Players Land Spots on All-MIAA Teams

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Five members of the Calvin baseball team have received All-MIAA honors. Junior Ben Sietsema and freshman Tyler Berger have been named to the All-MIAA first team while senior Nate Pocock, junior Matt Schepel and sophomore Keith Spoelstra have been named to the All-MIAA second team.

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Records Fall for Calvin Track & Field Teams At North Central Dr. Keeler Invitational

Saturday, May 09, 2009

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NAPERVILLE, IL—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded competition at the two-day North Central Dr. Keeler Invitational on Friday night. Both teams had sterling performances with the middle-distance events grabbing the headlines for the Knights. Seniors Lauren Bergstrom and Elizabeth Smit led the way by breaking school records in the 800 meters and 3,000 meter steeplechase respectively.

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Baseball Closes Out Season With Sweep of Albion

Friday, May 08, 2009

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The Calvin baseball team took two games from Albion on Friday, winning 6-0 in game one and 2-0 in game two. The Knights finish the year at 23-17 and in second place in the final MIAA standings at 20-8. Junior Ben Sietsema tossed the shutout in game one - his third shutout of the year - as he limited the Britons to six hits while upping his season record to 8-2. Senior Nate Pocock ripped a two-run homer while junior Matt Schepel had a run-scoring triple. In game two, sophomore Jeff Groenewold went the distance for his first collegiate shutout victory. Groenewold gave up just three hits while Pocock ripped another two-run homer.

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Baseball Team Takes Two From Albion - Hits 20-Win Plateau for Second Straight Year

Thursday, May 07, 2009

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By Chaz Amidon

GRAND RAPIDS—Senior Day at Calvin Field couldn’t have been sweeter for the Calvin baseball team.

Nate Pocock went 6-for-7 at the plate, Chris Blacklidge belted a solo homerun in Game Two and the Knights’ offense engineered a 27-run afternoon in a doubleheader sweep of Albion, 12-3 and 15-1.

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Reasoner and Klingenberg Receive MIAA Field Event MVP Awards

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

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Calvin sophomore Sarah Reasoner has been named the MIAA Women’s Most Outstanding Field Event Performer in track and field while Calvin sophomore Joel Klingenberg has received the same honor on the men’s side. In addition, 10 members of the Calvin women’s team have received All-MIAA honors while eight members of the Calvin men’s team have been so honored.

All-MIAA Men’s Track and Field Team

All-MIAA Women’s Track and Field Team

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Zeilstra and DeMaagd Receive All-MIAA Men’s Tennis Honors

Monday, May 04, 2009

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The All-MIAA men’s tennis teams have been announced and two Calvin players have been so honored. Named to the All-MIAA first team for the third straight year from Calvin is senior Marcus Zeilstra while Calvin senior Steve DeMaagd has been named to the All-MIAA second team for the second straight year.

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Baseball Splits With Adrian - Bulldogs Clinch Outright MIAA Title

Monday, May 04, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS—A late-inning comeback by the visiting Bulldogs of Adrian prevented Calvin from gaining a doubleheader sweep Monday afternoon. Calvin captured Monday’s opener 7-3 but fell 7-5 in game two after leading 5-1 through five innings. The game two victory allowed Adrian to clinch the outright MIAA title and earn the league’s automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA III Tournament.

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