Wednesday, October 20, 2010Box Score
(written by sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
HOLLAND, MI - The Calvin College Women’s Soccer team came into Van Andel Soccer Stadium looking to defeat the Hope College Flying Dutch for the eighth straight time. They did just that defeating the Dutch 4-0 in Tuesday night. Senior Carly Prins had a hat-trick performance while sophomore Francesca Smith also scored a goal. Calvin is now 11-2-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the MIAA heading into a Saturday contest at Albion slated to start at noon.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
By Calvin sports information student assistant Andrew Knot
With MIAA archrivals Calvin and Hope squaring off at Hope’s Van Andel Soccer Stadium, Brian and Mary Prins sat at midfield, each wearing black, the most neutral color they could find.
That’s not because they didn’t have any cheering interest in the game. If anything, they had too much. Carly Prins is a senior and the leading goal scorer for the Knights. Her sister Alexis is a sophomore for the Dutch. Together, the Prins sisters have brought a little more meaning to the term sibling rivalry.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Finding a balance between the demands of academics and athletics is never easy for a collegiate student-athlete but Calvin College cross country runners Jake Christiansen and Ben Lewis have found a way to do just that.
Earlier this fall, the two Calvin student-athletes led a Calvin mathematics department colloquium detailing their summer research efforts under the guidance of Calvin mathematics professor Dr. Todd Kapitula. Christiansen and Lewis were able to study under Kapitula during the summer months thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010Box Score
NOTRE DAME, IN - Calvin rolled to a 25-15, 25-17, 25-12 conference victory at Saint Mary’s Wednesday night in a match that lasted just 51 minutes. With the win, Calvin improved to 20-3 overall and to 11-1 in the MIAA. The Knights have now reached the 20-win plateau 16 consecutive years including all nine years under current head coach Amber Warners.
Sophomore Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) collected 11 kills and three block assists while junior Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago christian HS) had 10 kills, six block assists and one block solo. Junior Renee DeHaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had eight kills and five block assists.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
WINNECONNE, WI - In a field of nationally-ranked teams, the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams came up big Saturday morning at the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational.
On the men’s side, eighth-ranked Calvin surprised the field by placing second with a team score of 78 points, just 29 points behind top-ranked North Central while also finishing ahead of second-ranked Washington University (MO), seventh-ranked UW-Stevens Point, ninth-ranked NYU and 10th-ranked UW-Whitewater. NYU took third with 138 points with Washington University fourth (146 points) and UW-Stevens Point fifth (150 points) .On the women’s side, Division II Minnesota-Duluth took first place with 89 points with 15th-ranked Chicago and seventh-ranked Wisconsin-Oshkosh tying for second place with 116 points. 10th-ranked Calvin finished in fourth place, just one point out of second as the Knights garnered 117 points.
Saturday, October 16, 2010Tournament Site
NAPERVILLE, IL - The Calvin volleyball team took first place at the North Central Collete Tiffany Robinson Memorial Tournament on Saturday, sweeping by St. Mary’s (MN) 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 and Wheaton (IL) 25-19, 25-11, 25-15. Calvin (19-3 overall) swept all four of its weekend matches, allowing it to finish ahead of Hope in the final overall standings. Junior Rebecca Kamp and freshman Megan Rietema were both named to the all-tournament team.
Saturday, October 16, 2010Box Score
(by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)
ADRIAN - On the road and against a tough Adrian team Saturday afternoon, the Knights led early but were not able to hold on for a win, settling instead for a 1-1 double overtime tie against the Bulldogs. Calvin created a number of chances on goal but had trouble testing Adrian’s keeper with good shots, and goalkeeper Ryan Bratt (Silver Spring, MD) also made some huge saves to keep Calvin from falling behind.
Friday, October 15, 2010Tournament website
NAPERVILLE, IL - The nationally-ranked Calvin volleyball team got back on the winning track with victories over St. Norbert (WI) and North Central Friday night at the Tiffany Robinson Memorial Invitational. Calvin (17-3) opened the tournament with a 25-15, 25-9, 25-8 win over St. Norbert and continued on with a 25-15, 25-14, 25-16 win over host North Central.
Friday, October 15, 2010Sarah Orndorff Feature Story
(written by Andrew Knot)
Calvin Junior Sarah Orndorff always dreamed of working in marketing for a professional sports organization. So when the Cleveland Browns offered her a summer internship position, she jumped at the opportunity.
Orndorff, a member of the Calvin women’s track and field and cross country teams worked as a “fan avidity” intern for the Browns. Her internship dealt specifically in the field of retail marketing.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The Lightning Bolt is headed to the Hall of Fame.
Calvin’s associate director of communications and marketing Lynn (Bolt) Rosendale has been inducted into the Grace Bible College Hall of Fame for her years coaching volleyball. She coached at Grace from 1989-1993, leading the Tigers to regional championships and national tournaments in all five seasons. In 1991, Grace finished third at nationals, the highest in school history. Rosendale will be inducted tomorrow as the first women’s team coach ever in the Grace Bible College Hall of Fame history. With a nickname of “Lightning Bolt,” Rosendale ’85 was the middle hitter on Calvin’s volleyball team for four years, earning first team all-MIAA honors three times. In 1984, she was part of a Calvin volleyball team that finished fourth in the NCAA III Tournament.