Wednesday, November 11, 2009Box Score
(Written by Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Niece)
The 2009-2010 menís basketball season got underway for the Knights Tuesday night in an exhibition game against fellow west Michigan rival Ferris State University, a Division II team from Big Rapids. Calvin stayed competitive into the second half before the Bulldogs turned on the heat, rolling to an eventual 88-68 win.
Monday, November 09, 2009
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin middle blocker Lizzie Kamp its Player of the Week and Calvin libero Kelsey Sears its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through November 7.
Kamp, a freshman from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), had 38 kills for an average of 3.45 per game for the week in leading the Knights to the MIAA tournament title. She had 14 kills in a first-round match against Saint Maryís and 13 kills in the championship match against Hope. Kamp added 19 digs, including 11 against Hope, and 10 blocks. She is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
Monday, November 09, 2009
For the first time in his collegiate career, Calvin College junior striker Brad Heethuis has been named the MIAA’s Offensive Player of the Week. A native of Jenison and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian high School, Heethuis scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Hope on Saturday that clinched the outright MIAA title for the Knights.
The goal, scored just 6:04 into the match, was the fourth of the year for Heethuis who now has three game-winning goals to his credit this fall. Heethuis currently ranks third on the Calvin team in scoring with 13 points on the strength of four goals and five assists.
Monday, November 09, 2009NCAA III Volleyball Tournament Bracket
The Calvin women’s volleyball team will face Wittenberg University in a first round Great Lakes Regional match at Hope College. The starting time will be announced later this evening. Calvin (27-6) is making its 19th NCAA III Tournament appearance. Wittenberg (24-7) and Calvin played earlier this year at the Wittenberg Border Battle with Wittenberg defeating Calvin in five sets. It will mark the third meeting between Calvin and Wittenberg in the NCAA III Tournament in the last five years. Other first round matches will pit Bluffton (27-5) up against Ohio Northern (27-3), Heidelberg (27-7) up against North Central, IL (34-4) and Hope (30-3) up against Lakeland, WI (23-13). The winner of the Calvin/Wittenberg match will play the winner of the Hope/Lakeland first round match.
Monday, November 09, 2009
The Calvin women’s soccer team has been selected to host a four-team NCAA regional this Friday and Saturday that will include Washington and Jefferson (PA), Ohio Northern and Wittenberg. Ohio Northern (15-4-1) will face Wittenberg (11-4-5) at 11:00 a.m. in the opening first round game with Calvin (13-4-1) slated to face Washington and Jefferson, PA (12-6-2) at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are: $6.00 for general admission, $3.00 for students, senior citizens and members of the military and $2.00 for children ages 3-12. NCAA III Women’s Soccer Tournament Bracket
Meanwhile, the Calvin men’s soccer team will travel to Wheaton College (IL) for a four-team Friday/Saturday regional. Calvin (15-4-1) will face host Wheaton (14-3-3) in a Friday first round game with the University of Chicago (12-3-3) facing Wartburg (15-4-1) in the other first round game on Friday.
Sunday, November 08, 2009NCAA.com Website
The Calvin women’s soccer season is not over. On Sunday evening, the Knights were informed that they had received one of 21 at-large (Pool C) bids to the NCAA III Tournament. Women’s Soccer NCAA III Tournament Field Release
The Knights will be making their fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin’s destination and opponent will be unveiled on Monday morning as will be the case for the men’s soccer and volleyball teams which have earned automatic bids to the NCAA III Tournament.
The Albion women’s soccer team gained the MIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the MIAA Tournament this past Saturday. With Calvin and Albion both receiving bids, it marks the first time since 2005 that the MIAA has sent two teams to the NCAA III women’s soccer tournament when Calvin and Hope were both in the field.
The NCAA III Tournament brackets for menís/womenís soccer are set to be announced Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. at http://ncaa.com. The Calvin menís soccer team has secured an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the MIAA title. The Calvin women’s volleyball team also has earned an automatic bid by winning the MIAA Tournament title.
The NCAA III Womenís Volleyball Tournament bracket will be announced via a live video streaming show on the NCAA website at 11:00 a.m. The link to the video stream can be found at: NCAA Volleyball Selection Show Link
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Four members of the Calvin womenís volleyball team have received All-MIAA Honors. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are senior Kelsey Sears and sophomore Rebecca Kamp.
Calvin players named to the All-MIAA second team include sophomores Renee DeHaan and Erin Vander Plas.
Saturday, November 07, 2009Results
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split non-conference dual meets with visiting Wheaton Saturday afternoon at the Venema Aquatic Center.
In the women’s meet, Calvin defeated the Thunder 154-140 to improve to 1-1 in dual meet action. In the men’s meet, Calvin fell to Wheaton 171-117 to fall to 0-2 on the year.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
What a day for the Heethuis family.
On Saturday, Calvin junior striker Brad Heethuis scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Hope that allowed the Knights to capture their consecutive MIAA title and gain an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Meanwhile, Brad’s father Randy Heethuis was busy leading his Unity Christian boys soccer team to a Division II state title Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Petoskey 2-0 in the championship game.
Randy Heethuis is a 1984 Calvin College graduate who was a member of Calvin’s 1981 and 1982 MIAA championship men’s soccer teams.
Saturday, November 07, 2009Box Score
By Calvin Sports information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
In its first two meetings, Calvin dropped matches to archrival Hope in the MIAA regular season. At Hopeís DeVos Fieldhouse, the Dutch swept the Knights in three sets. At the return trip in Calvinís VanNoord Arena, Calvin dropped the match in five sets, disappointingly dropping the final two sets.
On Saturday, November 7, the two met in the MIAA championship, with Calvin plagued with injury and sickness the Knights beat the odds and upset the Flying Dutch 15-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-13, who were previously ranked #5 in the country.