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Women’s Soccer Defeats Wittenberg 1-0 to Advance to NCAA III Tournament Round of 16

Saturday, November 14, 2009

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(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Victory can sometimes be oh so sweet, which was exactly the case for the Knights of Calvin College Saturday as it eliminated the Wittenberg Tigers in a close 1-0 match, moving on to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2006.

With a large crowd in attendance the two teams squared off knowing that should they lose, the season would be over, and with picture perfect weather for a soccer game on Calvin’s campus, the Knights were the ones who came out on top.

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Men’s Soccer Defeats Wheaton 2-1 in First Round NCAA III Tournament Game

Friday, November 13, 2009

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WHEATON, IL—Calvin picked up its first-ever victory at Wheaton and picked the perfect time to do it, defeating the host Thunder 2-1 in a first round NCAA III Tournament game Friday night. With the win, Calvin also completed its first-ever season sweep of its long-time non-conference rival, as the Knights also edged Wheaton 2-1 at Calvin early in September in a regular season game. Wheaton still holds a 38-4-6 series edge against Calvin in men’s soccer.

Calvin (16-4-1) advances to a second round NCAA III Tournament game Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. at Wheaton to face Wartburg (IA). Wartburg (16-4-1) defeated the University of Chicago 2-1 in Friday’s first round game.

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Volleyball Team Falls to Hope In Three Sets In Second Round NCAA III Tournament Match

Friday, November 13, 2009

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HOLLAND—Calvin’s 2009 campaign came to an end Friday night at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse as the Knights were defeated by Hope 25-18, 25-23, 25-22. Calvin concludes its season at 28-7 while seeing its eight-match streak come to an end. All seven of Calvin’s defeats during the 2009 season came against ranked opponents.

Playing in front of a crowd of more than 2,400 fans, the sixth-ranked Flying Dutch came out with energy early on and had Calvin playing back on its heels early on.

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Women’s Soccer Shuts Out W & J 4-0 To Advance to Second Round of NCAA III Tournament

Friday, November 13, 2009

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(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
GRAND RAPIS—You can never say never. 

After what was thought to be a done season for the Knights, Calvin was given a second chance with an at-large bid to the big dance where it was matched up at home against the Washington and Jefferson Presidents Friday afternoon.  Calvin knew it could not take that opportunity for granted in this-win-or-go-home tournament, and they came out with fire against the Presidents of Washington and Jefferson, defeating them by a score of 4-0.

Regional Tournament Site

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Wittenberg Defeats Ohio Northern 3-1 in First Round NCAA III Tournament Game

Friday, November 13, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS—As NCAA Tournament play began at Calvin’s Zuidema Field Friday afternoon in the first of two First Round match-ups, an opportunistic Wittenberg University played Ohio University to a 3-1 Tigers victory, and will play the winner of the second match-up between host Calvin College and the Presidents of Washington and Jefferson.

In the first half of play both teams played tough and kept the score close, with Wittenburg tapping in the opening goal in the 23rd off of a rebound shot.  Sheryl Chambers scored the goal, her eighth of the year, on the goal line after the Ohio Northern keeper made a great diving stop on a shot from Wittenberg forward Kailey Striebel, who was credited with the assist.  At 1-0 the first half came to a close, but goal scoring was only just to come for Wittenberg.

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Rebecca & Lizzie Kamp & Kelsey Sears Named to Gt. Lakes All-Region Team - Lizzie Kamp Frosh of Year

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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AVCA Division III All-Region Teams

The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced its Division III All-Region teams and three Calvin players have been selected to the Great Lakes All-Region squad and are now eligible for All-America consideration.

Named to the Great Lakes All-Region team from Calvin are senior Kelsey Sears, sophomore Rebecca Kamp and freshman Lizzie Kamp. In addition, Lizzie Kamp has been named the Great Lakes Regional Freshman of the Year, becoming the second player from Calvin and from her family to receive the honor. A year ago, older sister Rebecca Kamp was named Great Lakes Regional Freshman of the Year.

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Women’s Volleyball Opens NCAA III Tournament With 1st Round Victory Over Wittenberg

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)

HOLLAND—Fresh off of an MIAA Tournament championship featuring a win over rival Hope in the championship match, the 11th ranked Calvin Knights put their season on the line against the #10 Wittenberg Tigers, a team Calvin fell to in five sets at the Border Battle early in the season.  In Thursday night’s meeting, Calvin came out on top, beating Wittenberg in three straight sets, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21. 

Picture Courtesy of Hope College

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Emily Ottenhoff Named MIAA Women’s Soccer Most Valuable Player

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Calvin College senior midfielder Emily Ottenhoff has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in women’s soccer. A native of Palos Heights, Illinois, Ottenhoff is the sixth individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to receive the award. A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Ottenhoff finished in the top 10 in the MIAA conference statistics in goals, assists and points. Overall this year, she has 15 points on the strength of six goals and three assists. Ottenhoff has also been named to the All-MIAA first team for the second straight year.

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Team Capsules For NCAA III Women’s Soccer Regional at Calvin College

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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Regional Tournament Site at Calvin College

This weekend, Calvin will play host to a four-team NCAA III women’s soccer regional featuring teams from Wittenberg, Ohio Northern, Washington & Jeferson and Calvin. On Friday, November 13, Wittenberg will face Ohio Northern in a first round game at 11:00 a.m. followed by a first round game between Washington and Jefferson and Calvin at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Click the link at the top for season summaries of each competing team. Season Summaries

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Greg Snapper Named MIAA Men’s Soccer MVP - Michael Holwerda Named Zuidema Award Winner

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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For the second consecutive year, Calvin College senior Greg Snapper has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in men’s soccer. In addition, Calvin College senior Michael Holwerda has been named the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Marvin Zuidema Award.

The Zuidema Award honors Dr. Marvin Zuidema, longtime men’s soccer coach and athletic administrator at Calvin College. The recipient is to be a senior selected for his contributions to team play, leadership qualities, demonstration of ethical virtues and excellence in athletics and academics. Holwerda is the third player from Calvin to receive the honor and the second from his family as his older brother David Holwerda was selected for the award in 2006.

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