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Men’s Tennis Splits Matches on Day One of GLCA Tournament

Friday, April 09, 2010

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GLCA Tournament Site

The Calvin men’s tennis team split a pair of matches Friday afternoon at the GLCA Tournament hosted by Kenyon College. The Knights opened the two-day tournament with a 5-0 victory over Ohio Wesleyan. The Knights then dropped a 5-0 decision to nationally-ranked Carnegie Mellon Friday afternoon. Calvin is now 8-6 on the year and is scheduled to return to action Saturday morning on the second day of the tournament.

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Baseball Drops Both Ends of Doubleheader With Albion Friday at Calvin Field

Friday, April 09, 2010

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By Sport Information Student Assistant Derek Neice

Coming into Friday with a 2-6 league record (5-11 overall), and competing desperately to stay in the league race, the Knights were unable to pull off a win in either game of Friday afternoon’s home doubleheader against league opponent Albion College.

Calvin fell to superior pitching in game one, losing by a score of 5-1 and failing to get a runner on base until the sixth inning.  Game two saw a much closer game as the offense exploded in the first inning, but Albion managed to put a few more ticks on the run card by the end and won the game 12-8.  The losses pushed Calvin’s record to 2-8 in the conference and 5-13 overall.

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Matt DeVlieger Continues Recovery From Scuba Diving Accident

Thursday, April 08, 2010

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Video of Matt DeVlieger Raising His Leg

By Sports information Student Assistant Derek Neice
(Matt DeVlieger With Andy Roddick April 2 in Miami).

Much of the Calvin community knows of the horrible scuba diving accident that happened to junior Matt DeVlieger last year, an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down.  As a tennis player, Matt’s teammates certainly hold a special place for him in their hearts as he continues down the road of recovery.  So with this in mind and with the 2010 season still just in its initial stages of competition, they have a lot to play for in terms of this season’s emotional significance.

Video of Matt DeVlieger Raising His Leg

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Women’s Tennis Remains Unbeaten in MIAA Play With Win at Saint Mary’s

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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SOUTH BEND, IN - The Calvin women’s tennis team remained unbeaten in MIAA competition and improved to 11-2 on the season with a 6-3 victory at Saint Mary’s Wednesday afternoon. Ranked 13th in the most recent ITA Division III Regional rankings, Calvin is now 4-0 in league play while Saint Mary’s is 8-4 overall and 2-1 in MIAA competition.

Calvin took an early lead with victories at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles with juniors Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland Christian HS) teaming up for a win at No. 1 doubles and seniors Elisabeth Geenen (Holland Christian HS) and Rachel DeGroot (Lombard, IL) winning at No. 3 doubles.

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Men’s Golf Fourth at Furniture City Classic

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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Tournament Results

KENTWOOD—Playing through steady rain showers, the Calvin men’s golf team had a solid showing at the Furniture City Classic on Wednesday at the Stonewater Country Club, posting a fourth place (36-hole) score of 618 strokes, one stroke behind Grand Rapids Community College and one stroke ahead of fifth place Hope. Cornerstone took first place with a score of 598 with Davenport second (607) and Aquinas sixth (626).

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Calvin Softball Doubleheader With Hope Postponed Because of Weather

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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Wednesday’s (April 7) softball doubleheader at home against Hope has been postponed because of weather conditions. The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Monday, April 12. The April 12 twinbill at Calvin will begin at 3:30 p.m.

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Laura Bindon Selected As Recipient of AVCA’s Thirty-Under-30 Award

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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2009-10 AVCA Thirty-Under-30 Award List

Calvin College assistant volleyball coach Laura Bindon has been selected as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s yearly Thirty-Under-30 Award.  The award recognizes 30 of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches under 30 years old in the sport at all levels of the game. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Bindon has been an assistant coach at Calvin for seven years. She also graduated from Calvin in 2003 and was a first team All-MIAA selection in volleyball as a senior in 2002. In addition to her duties as an assistant volleyball coach, Bindon also serves Calvin as the assistant director of athletics and as an instructor in Calvin’s HPERDS department.

Laura Bindon Feature Story

Laura Bindon Audio Interview

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Softball Teams Drops Second Game of Twinbill at Olivet

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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OLIVET - Calvin dropped the second game of a doubleheader with Olivet, falling 4-2 in a game that had been postponed last Saturday because of weather. Calvin (5-6 overall, 1-3 MIAA) took a 2-0 lead in the first, using a pair of Olivet errors to score two unearned runs. Sophomore Kim VandenAkker (Grand Rapids Christian HS) led off the inning with a walk and scored on a muffed throw. Senior Whisper Miller (Reed City HS) also reached base on an error and scored on a groundout by junior Sass VanRooyen (Beamsville, ON).

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Baseball Drops Two at Hope

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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HOLLAND—Calvin dropped a pair of games at Hope on Monday, falling 7-1 and 6-2. The Knights are now 5-11 overall and 2-6 in conference play.

Defensive miscues cost Calvin in both games. In game one, Calvin committed three errors which led to four unearned runs. In game two, Calvin commited four errors which led to four more unearned runs. In game two, Calvin outhit Hope 8-6 but stranded eight baserunners.

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Calvin Currently 6th in Learfield Director’s Cup Standings

Sunday, April 04, 2010

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Learfield Division III Director's Cup Standings

The latest set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings have been released and after the recently completed winter sports season, Calvin sits in sixth place place with 490.0 points.

Williams (Mass.) is the leader with 896.75 points, holding a 233.5-point lead over Amherst (Mass.) The latest set of standings includes the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, men’s and women’s ice hockey, skiing, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s wrestling.

Calvin scored 349 points during the fall sports season and then added 141 points during the winter sports season, scoring in the sports of women’s basketball, women’s indoor track and field and in women’s swimming and diving.

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