Friday, May 14, 2010Box Score
CHICAGO, IL - The most successful season in Calvin women’s tennis history came to a close on Friday afternoon as the Knights were defeated 5-2 by Washington University in a second round match played at the University of Chicago’s Stagg Tennis Courts. Calvin closes out its season with an overall record 19-4 - establishing a school record for victories in a season. Calvin’s journey through the NCAA III Tournament this week was the first in school history with the Knights also recording their first-ever NCAA III Tournament win on Thursday with a 5-0 first round triumph over Baldwin-Wallace College.
Thursday, May 13, 2010Box Score
CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin women’s tennis team picked up a 5-0 first round NCAA III Tournament victory over Baldwin-Wallace College Thursday morning at a regional hosted by the University of Chicago. Calvin took early momentum with three straight doubles victories and then clinched the victory with victories from junior Michelle Busscher at No. 5 singles and junior Melissa Oosterhouse at No. 1 singles. Calvin will face Washington University of St. Louis in a second round match on Friday at 10 a.m. (CST).
Wednesday, May 12, 2010Box Score Information
ALMA - Calvin closed out its 2010 campaign with a pair of victories at Alma Wednesday afternoon, winning by scores of 3-1 and 8-2. The pair of victories gave Calvin a four-game sweep of the Scots and allowed the Knights to move past Albion and finish in sole possession of fourth place in the final MIAA standings with a 15-13 conference record. The Knights also finish with an overall mark of 19-20.
Like the opening two games against Alma on Monday, Calvin received sterling pitching performances on Wednesday as juniors Keith Spoelstra (Oakland, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) and Jeff Groenewold (Chicago, IL/Timothy Christian HS) tossed complete-game victories.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
On Thursday, Calvin College junior Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) will make her first appearance in the NCAA III Team Tournament in women’s tennis as the Calvin women’s tennis team will face Baldwin-Wallace College in a first round match at 10 a.m. (CST) at the University of Chicago. On May 28, Oosterhouse will also become the first Calvin women’s tennis player to compete in the NCAA III Singles Tournament. Oosterhouse received a bid to the 32-player NCAA III Singles Tournament Wednesday afternoon. The singles tournament will take place at the Battleground Tennis Complex in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The tournament will be hosted by Mary Washington University.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010All-MIAA Softball Teams
Calvin College freshman Shelby Mast (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) has been selected to the All-MIAA second team in softball. A pitcher, Mast had an outstanding freshman campaign for the Knights, appearing in 32 of a possible 35 games and recording an ERA of 2.43. Overall, Mast was 10-18 which included a no-hitter in her season debut on March 22 against Otterbein College. In conference play, Mast led the MIAA in innings pitched (88.1) and strikeouts (76).
Boerner and Reasoner Receive MIAA Track & Field MVP Awards - Calvin Athletes Receive All-MIAA Honors
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Two members of the MIAA Champion Calvin women’s track and field team have received MIAA MVP honors. For the second consecutive year, Calvin junior Sarah Reasoner has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Field Event Performer. Meanwhile, Calvin junior Rachel Boerner has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Runner. Reasoner is receiving MIAA Most Valuable Field Event Performer honors for the second straight year. Boerner and Reasoner were also part of 11 athletes from the Calvin women’s team to receive All-MIAA honors. On the men’s side, Calvin landed eight individuals on the All-MIAA team led by senior Kelby McClelland and junior Alex Wrobel who were both named to the All-MIAA honor squad for the third time.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010Men's Golf Ping All-Region Teams
Calvin College senior Jon Kuiper has been named to the Ping Division III Great Lakes All-Region men’s golf team announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Kuiper is one of 72 players spread across six different regions to be so honored. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Kuiper was a first team All-MIAA selection this past fall, finishing second in the final MIAA standings with an average of 74.0 strokes-per-round.
Monday, May 10, 2010Box Score Information
Calvin used back-to-back pitching gems to move within a game of fourth place in the MIAA standings, sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Alma Monday afternoon at Calvin Field. Calvin won the opener 2-1 behind a three-hit complete-game pitching performance by junior Peter Steiner (Chicago, IL/Glenbrook South HS). Calvin won the nightcap 5-2 behind a sterling effort by freshman Eric Poencet. Steiner carried a no-hitter through four innings with the Scots (10-28 overall, 6-20 MIAA) breaking through for their first hit and only run in the fifth inning. Calvin (17-20 overall, 13-13 MIAA) scored a run in the second on an RBI groundout by freshman Drew Vos (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and added another in the third on a run-scoring single by junior Tyler Berger (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS).
Monday, May 10, 2010NCAA III Women's Tennis Tournament Bracket
The Calvin women’s tennis team will head to the Windy City to compete in a six-team NCAA III regional hosted by the University of Chicago later this week. Calvin (17-3) will face Baldwin-Wallace (18-7) in a first round NCAA III Tournament match on Thursday in Chicago. The winner of Thursday’s first round match will face Washington University of St. Louis (13-5), ranked 21st nationally. Ranked third nationally, Chicago (20-3) will face the winner of a first-round match between Webster (11-4) and Grove City (11-2). The Webster/Grove City match like the Calvin/Baldwin-Wallace match will take place on May 13 with second round play second for May 14 and third round (regional finals) action slated for May 15.
ALMA—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams overcame raw, wet and windy weather conditions to extend their championship streaks Friday afternoon at the 119th MIAA Field Day. The two-day event was hosted by Alma College. In the women’s competition, Calvin finished with a first place total of 282.5 points, 76 points ahead of Hope to wrap up their 21st consecutive MIAA title. The Calvin women’s championship streak is the longest active streak in MIAA women’s athletics history. Calvin has also now won a league-leading 25 MIAA titles in women’s track and field.
In the men’s competition, Calvin finished with a first place total of 254 points, 39 points ahead of Hope. The finish allowed the Knights to wrap up their 16th consecutive league title including their league-leading 35th overall. Both titles were the first under first-year Calvin head men’s and women’s track and field coach Bret Otte.
The Calvin women’s team claimed seven individual titles and one relay crown on Friday. On the men’s side, Calvin had five event champions on Saturday and one relay title.< 1 2 3 4 >