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Carissa Verkaik Named MIAA Player of the Week in Women’s Basketball

Monday, November 30, 2009

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Live Coverage of Calvin/Manchester Women's BBall Game

ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin forward Carissa Verkaik its Player of the Week in womenís basketball for games played through November 29.

Verkaik, a freshman from Holland (Holland Christian HS), scored 49 points, pulled down 26 rebounds and blocked nine shots in earning tournament Most Valuable Player honors at the Olivet Comet Classic. She scored 26 points and added 13 rebounds in a 79-66 victory over Elmhurst, Ill., then came back the next day to score 23 points, pull down 13 boards and block five shots as the
Knights defeated Siena Heights, 86-73.

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Coach Chris Hughes Recaps 2009 Season - Looks Forward to NCAA III Final Four

Monday, November 30, 2009

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Chris Hughes Audio Interview

The Calvin men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA III Final Four in San Antonio, Texas. The Knights (17-4-3) will face Dominican University of Illinois (19-1-3) in Friday’s second semifinal game at 8:30 p.m. (EST). Defending national champion Messiah (22-1-0) will face Williams (16-2-3) in Friday’s first semifinal at 6:00 p.m. (EST). Friday’s winners will play in the national championship final on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (EST). All of the action will take place at Blossom Soccer Stadium.

The Calvin Sports Information Office caught up with Calvin men’s soccer coach Chris Hughes to recap Calvin’s exciting 2009 campaign and look ahead to the NCAA III Final Four this weekend in an audio interview located here: Chris Hughes NCAA III Final Four Audio Interview

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Family Tree Connections Are Rich With Calvin Men’s Soccer Team Heading Into NCAA III Final Four

Monday, November 30, 2009

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Calvin Men's Soccer NCAA III Final Four Notes

By Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

For the past 30 years, the Calvin menís soccer team has played on the same field against the same opponents.  Not much has changed.  Chris Hughes now coaches the team, but Dr. Marv Zuidema, after whom the field is named, still faithfully paces the sideline during games.  The uniforms may have changed, but the bloodlines that don those uniforms have not.

Both junior Brad Heethuis and freshman Joe Broekhuizen have fathers who played on the Calvin soccer team under then head coach Marv Zuidema.  Even more, Randy Heethuis and Brian Broekhuizen were teammates on the team that advanced further than any team in Calvin history, the 1980 national quarterfinals. 

Until this year, that is.

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Hope 79-76 in GR Hall of Fame Classic Consolation Game

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS Ė Like many meetings before it, the 173rd meeting between Calvin and Hope in menís basketball went down to the wire. Surviving a frantic Calvin comeback effort, Hope pulled out a 79-76 victory over the host Knights to claim the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic Saturday evening at the Van Noord Arena.

During the first half, it appeared that Hope (2-1) would run away with the win as the Flying Dutchmen led by as many as 18 points before Calvin (1-3) was able to whittle the Hope lead down to 45-34 at halftime.

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Women’s Basketball Defeats Siena Heights at Olivet Thanksgiving Classic - Verkaik Named Tourney MVP

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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OLIVET—The Calvin women’s basketball team upped its season record to 5-0 Saturday afternoon with an 86-73 victory over Siena Heights University in a second round game of the Olivet Thanksgiving Classic. Freshman Carissa Verkaik (Holland Christian HS) notched her fourth double-double of the season and her second of the tournament with 23 points and 13 rebounds to go with five blocked shots. 

One night prior in a 79-66 victory over Elmhurst, Verkaik notched 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. For her efforts over the course of the weekend, Verkaik was named the tournament MVP.

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Women’s Basketball Defeats Elmhurst 79-66 in Olivet Classic

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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OLIVET—The Calvin women’s basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 79-66 victory over Elmhurst (IL) Friday evening in a first round game of the Olivet Thanksgiving Classic. The final outcome was not indicative of how close the game was throughout as the Knights and Blue Jays were tied at 35 at halftime and Elmhurst held a 60-58 lead with just over six minutes remaining.

Calvin then mounted a 14-4 run over the next four minutes to build a 72-64 lead and take control of the game. The run was ignited by a pair of free throws and a subsequent field goal by Van Eck and a three-pointer by freshman Courtney Kurncz (St. Johns HS).

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Cornerstone in Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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The first meeting of the Calvin-Hope men’s basketball rivalry will come early this year. Unfortunately for both teams, it will come in the consolation game of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Both teams suffered defeats to Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference opponents on Friday in first round play with Aquinas defeating Hope 71-59 and Cornerstone defeating Calvin 77-65.

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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams To Host Calvin Winter Invitational

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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Calvin Winter Invitational Web Site

The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host the first-ever Calvin Winter Invitational December 3-5 at the Venema Aquatic Center. The three-day invitational will include teams from Olivet, Valparaiso, Kalamazoo, Grand Valley State, Alma, Northern Michigan (women), Bowling Green State (women), Michigan State, Hillsdale, Denison (divers only) Trinity, TX (divers only).

More information can be found at: Calvin Winter Invitational Web Site

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Rebecca Kamp Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

Monday, November 23, 2009

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams

Calvin College sophomore Rebecca Kamp has added another prestigious honor to her growing mantel of awards as she has been named a first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in women’s volleyball in the college division.

A native of Orland Park, Illinois, Kamp is the first women’s volleyball player from Calvin to receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors.

A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Kamp is one of only 18 individuals that were selected either first, second or third Academic All-Americans in the college division which includes schools from the NCAA II and NCAA III ranks as well as NAIA institutions.

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Team to Face Dominican (IL) In NCAA III Semifinals in San Antonio

Monday, November 23, 2009

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NCAA III Interactive Bracket

The field for the NCAA III Final Four in menís soccer is set. Joining Calvin in the Final Four field will be defending national champion Messiah (PA), Williams (MA) and Dominican (IL).

The semifinals are scheduled to be held December 4 at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.

Calvin (17-4-3) will face Dominican (19-1-3) at 8:30 p.m. (EST) with Messiah (22-1-0) facing Williams (17-2-2) in the first semifinal. The first semifinal game is scheduled for 6 p.m. (ET). The semifinal winners will play in the championship game on Saturday, December 5 at 6 p.m. (EST).

The Calvin/Dominican game will feature a live video broadcast through the NCAA Web site at: NCAA Calvin/Dominican Video Broadcast

NCAA III Men’s Soccer Final Four Information

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