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Men’s Soccer Captures MIAA Title With 1-0 Victory Over Hope

Saturday, November 07, 2009

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(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

GRAND RAPIDS—In what could be called the game of the year so far for Calvin Saturday afternoon at Grand Rapids Christian High School, the Knights added another chapter in their rivalry with Hope by defeating the Flying Dutch 1-0, capturing their third straight MIAA title and obtaining an automatic bid to the national tournament.

A match that certainly held a lot of emotion on both sides, Saturday’s contest would prove to be sweet for the Knights after having lost a heartbreaker to Hope by the same score earlier this season at Hope’s Van Andel Soccer Stadium.

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Volleyball Team Downs Alma In Three in MIAA Tournament Semis - To Face Hope in MIAA Tournament Final

Friday, November 06, 2009

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(written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor)

HOLLAND—The Knights came into tonight’s MIAA tournament matchup with a 6-1 record in MIAA Tournament play against the Alma College Scots.  Calvin lived up to that billing by defeating the Scots (17-13) in three sets 25-23, 25-21, 25-17.  Calvin, now 26-6, will face Hope on Saturday in the MIAA Tournament final.  The Dutch defeated Albion 25-10, 25-10, 25-5 in Friday’s second semifinal match.

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Rebecca Kamp Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Volleyball Team

Thursday, November 05, 2009

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ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Volleyball Teams

Calvin College sophomore Rebecca Kamp has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV first team in women’s volleyball in the college division. As a member of the all-district first team, Kamp advances to the national ballot and is eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America consideration.

The college division includes NCAA II and III schools as well as NAIA institutions. The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program is organized and voted on by the College Sports Information Director’s Association (CoSIDA) of America.

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Men’s Basketball Picked as Co-Favorite/Women’s Basketball Picked Second in MIAA Coaches’ Poll

Thursday, November 05, 2009

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The MIAA men’s and women’s basketball pre-season coaches’ polls have been announced. On the men’s side, Calvin has been picked as the MIAA co-favorite with Hope. Both teams received four first place votes and four second place votes, creating a tie with 10 points apiece. Olivet was picked to finish third.

On the women’s side, Calvin was picked to finish second behind defending champion Hope. Hope received six first place votes while Calvin received two. Saint Mary’s was picked to finish third.

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MIAA Title On the Line Saturday for Calvin-Hope Men’s Soccer Game at G.R. Christian High School

Thursday, November 05, 2009

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ANGOLA, IN—An MIAA title and an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament will be on the line Saturday afternoon when Calvin and Hope meet in men’s soccer at 2:30 p.m. at Eagle Stadium on the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School.

Hope has 30 points in league play while Calvin has 28 points. A victory by Calvin would give Calvin the outright title. A tie or a Hope victory would give the Flying Dutchmen the outright title. The winner of the MIAA will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Hope is currently ranked fifth in the most recent set of Central Region rankings, released this afternoon while Calvin is ranked sixth.

Saturday’s game between Calvin and Hope has been moved to Grand Rapids Christian High School because of poor field conditions at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.

G.R. Christian High School Directions

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Men’s Soccer Pulls Out Win at Trine - Creates Saturday Showdown for MIAA Title at Hope

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

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ANGOLA, IN—An MIAA title and an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament will be on the line Saturday afternoon when Calvin and Hope meet in men’s soccer at 2:30 p.m. at Eagle Stadium on the campus of Grand Rapids Christian High School. A 3-2 Calvin victory over Trine and a Hope tie at Olivet on Wednesday turned Saturday’s Calvin-Hope contest into a title tilt. With its win at Trine and Hope’s 0-0 tie at Olivet, Calvin (9-3-1 MIAA) picked up two points on Hope in the league standings and also moved to within two points of the Flying Dutchmen (9-1-3 MIAA).

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Women’s XC Still Ranked Number-One / Men’s XC Ranked 15th in Latest National Polls

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

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Division III Top 35 Rankings

For the sixth consecutive week, the Calvin women’s cross country team is ranked number-one in the Division III Top 35 rankings compiled by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The Knights received a first place total of 279 points in this week’s poll, 10 points ahead of second-ranked Johns Hopkins (MD). Wisconsin-Eau Claire is ranked third and MIT ranked fourth. On the men’s side, Calvin has moved up one spot in this week’s poll as the Knights are ranked 15th, sharing the spot with Haverford (PA). North Central (IL) remains the top-ranked team in the men’s poll, garnering 280 points in this week’s poll, 10 points ahead of second-ranked Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

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Volleyball Holds Off Saint Mary’s In First Round of MIAA Tournament

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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(Written by sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)

GRAND RAPIDS - The 14th ranked Calvin volleyball team played host to Saint Mary’s on Tuesday night in a first round MIAA Tournament match at VanNoord Arena.  The Knights, who are now 25-6 on the season, defeated the Belle’s, who finish their season 9-17, in four sets, 25-11, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23.

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Women’s Soccer Eliminated From MIAA Tournament With 3-1 Shootout Loss to Kalamazoo

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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GRAND RAPIDS—Calvin’s run through the MIAA Tournament was a short one as the Knights were eliminated in the MIAA Tournament semifinals on Tuesday afternoon by way of a penalty kick shootout. Tuesday’s semifinal contest will go in the books as a 0-0 double-overtime tie but the Hornets (8-6-4) advanced to Saturday’s MIAA Tournament final by defeating Calvin 3-1 in a penalty kick shootout. Kalamazoo will host Albion in Saturday’s MIAA Tournament final with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Sixth-seeded Albion defeated second-seeded Adrian 1-0 in overtime in Tuesday’s other semifinal.

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Calvin Cross Country Runners Receive All-MIAA Honors

Monday, November 02, 2009

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A plethora of Calvin cross country runners have received All-MIAA honors. The all-conference awards were announced upon completion of the MIAA Championships held this past Saturday at Adrian College. Both Calvin teams rolled to first place finishes with perfect team scores of 15 points, marking the first time in MIAA history that men’s and women’s teams from the same school posted perfect scores at the league championships in the same year.

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