Wednesday, May 11, 2011Ping All-Region Teams
Calvin College senior Jess Hendriksma has been named to the Division III Ping Great Lakes All-Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Hendriksma has played in the number-one spot throughout the 2010-11 season for the Calvin men’s golf team, helping lead the Knights to their first-ever MIAA title and first-ever berth in the NCAA III Tournament. Hendriksma is the second individual from Calvin to earn Ping All-Region honors over the last two years as former teammate Jon Kuiper was a Ping All-Region choice last spring. Like Hendriksma, Kuiper is also a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The All-MIAA menís and womenís track and field teams have been announced and five members of the Calvin menís team have been so honored while nine members of the Calvin womenís team have been named All-MIAA selections.Named to the All-MIAA menís team from Calvin are juniors Carson Sterchi, Dan Kerr and Nick Kramer, sophomore Greg Whittle and freshman Ryan Huffman. Named to the All-MIAA womenís team from Calvin are seniors Rachel Boerner, Gretchen Braymer, Sarah Reasoner and Samantha Westveer, juniors Kaitlin Diemer, Jodi Hoekstra and Kelly Peterson, sophomore Carissa Verkaik and freshman Julie Busscher.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Calvin’s bid for an MIAA Commisoner’s Cup title has come up short. The final MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings were released Tuesday evening and the Knights have once again finished in second place behind rival Hope College. Hope claimed the Commissioner’s Cup crown with 206 points with Calvin second with 202. Heading into the spring sports season, Calvin held an eight-point lead in the overall standings but Hope came up with a first place finish, four second place finishes and one third place finish by its spring sports teams to overtake the Knights. The MIAA Commisioner’s title is the 11th straight for Hope. Calvin shared the title with Hope in 2008 but has not won the outright title since 2000. The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league’s 18 sports for men and women.The final Commissionerís Cup standings are determined on the basis of each college’s standings in eight of nine sports for men and eight of nine sports for women.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011Day One Team Results
GREENSBORO, NC - The Calvin men’s golf team is in 34th place through day one of competion at the NCAA III Championships at the Grandover Resort. Calvin posted a first day total of 317 strokes. Oglethorpe (GA) and St. John’s (MN) share the first day team lead at 286 strokes. The top 15 teams at the conclusion of round two will advance to the final two rounds of competition, scheduled for Thursday and Friday respectively. Calvin is one of 40 teams competing at the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin’s top finisher on Tuesday was senior Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who fired a five-over par round of 77. Senior Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomores Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) had rounds of 80. Rounding out Calvin’s finishers was freshman Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS) with a round of 85.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
For the second straight year, Calvin sophomore Shelby Mast has been named to the All-MIAA second team. A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Hudsonville High School, Mast put together another strong campaign in the pitcherís circle this spring. In league play, Mast led the MIAA in innings pitched (82.1), appearances (14) and games started (11) while also ranking third in strikeouts (62) and eighth in earned run average (2.81). In a 2-0 win over Olivet on April 21, Mast tossed a one-hitter. During her collegiate career, Mast has tossed four one-hitters and one no-hitter.
Sunday, May 08, 2011NCAA III Men's Golf Championships Site
GREENSBORO, NC - The Calvin men’s golf team will make it first-ever appearance in the NCAA III Tournament this week. Led by head coach Brian Bolt, the Knights will begin play on Tuesday morning at 7:50 a.m. Competing for the Calvin men’s golf team will be seniors Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS), sophomores Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) and freshman Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS). Competition will take place at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. Guilford College will serve as host. Calvin will open play on Tuesday morning and will be joined by teams from Skidmore and Texas Lutheran. On Wednesday, Calvin will tee off with the same three teams beginning at 11:10 a.m.
Saturday, May 07, 2011Box Score Information
ALMA - Calvin closed out its season with a doubleheader split at Alma Saturday afternoon, falling in the opener 4-3 before coming back in the nightcap to win 7-4. The doubleheader split clinches at least third place in the final MIAA standings for the Knights who finish 20-20 overall and 15-13 in the MIAA. Calvin’s 20-win total marks the third time in four years that the Knights have hit the 20-win mark and also marks the seventh 20-win campaign in school history and the third 20-win campaign under fourth-year head coach John Sparks.
Friday, May 06, 2011Meet Results
OLIVET - The MIAA championship streaks are still very much alive for the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams. Both Calvin teams took first place at the MIAA Field Day on Friday at Olivet College and in doing so, claimed MIAA crowns. On the men’s side, Calvin took first place with 212 points, finishing 64 points ahead of second place Hope. The MIAA Field Day title gives the Calvin men a share of the final league title with Hope as the Flying Dutchmen took first at the MIAA Jamboree last month. The MIAA Field Day is worth one-half of the final league crown with the MIAA Jamboree making up the remaining half. The Calvin men have now won at least a share of the last 18 MIAA track and field titles and have won every MIAA Field Day competition since 1987. On the women’s side, Calvin wrapped up its 20th consecutive outright MIAA title including its 22nd overall by posting a first place score of 284 points at the MIAA Field Day, 66.5 points ahead of second place Hope. The championship streak by the Calvin women’s team is the longest championship streak in MIAA women’s athletics history.
Friday, May 06, 2011Box Score Information
Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader to visiting Alma on Friday, falling 9-4 in eight innings in game one and 4-2 in game two. In game one, Calvin mounted a comeback to tie the game 4-4 and had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh but could not bring home the winning run. Alma then scored five times in the top of the eighth to pull away. In game two, Calvin held a 2-0 lead but Alma scored four runs in the top of the seventh with three of the runs unearned to gain a come-from-behind win. The Knights are now just a game ahead of the Scots in the MIAA standings at 14-12 in league play. The two teams will close out the season tomorrow at Alma’s Klenk Park in a doubleheader slated to start at 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 05, 2011Results
OLIVET - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams have taken day one leads at the 120th MIAA Field Day. The MIAA Field Day is being hosted by Olivet College. On the men’s side, Calvin holds a 17-point lead over Adrian as the Knights have 60 points. On the women’s side, Calvin has a first place total of 86 points, 15.5 points ahead of second place Hope.The Calvin men are seeking to gain at least a share of the overall MIAA title and in order to do so, will have to take first place at the MIAA Field Day. The Knights were second at the MIAA Jamboree behind Hope last month with the MIAA Jamboree worth one-half of the final league title and the MIAA Field Day the remaining half. The Calvin men have won at least a share of the last 17 MIAA titles. On the women’s side, Calvin is looking to grab its 22nd consecutive MIAA title and its 20th consecutive outright title. The Calvin women took first place at the MIAA Jamboree last month.< 1 2 3 4 >