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Rebecca Kamp Named MIAA Volleyball Player of the Week

Monday, September 12, 2011

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin middle hitter Rebecca Kamp its Player of the Weekin volleyball for matches played through September 10. Kamp, a senior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), had 36 kills for a hitting percentage of .542 as the Knights opened MIAA play with three consecutive victories. She had 14 kills in 19 attempts for a .684 percentage in a sweep of Kalamazoo and 13 kills in a sweep of Saint Mary’s. Kamp, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the seventh time in her career, also had eight blocks for the week.

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Carlia Canto Named MIAA Women’s Golfer of the Week

Monday, September 12, 2011

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin golfer Carlia Canto its Golfer of the Week in women’s golf for matches and tournaments played through September 11. Canto, a sophomore from Marysville (Port Huron Northern HS), earned medalist honors with an 83 at the North Central, Ill. Invitational and finished third at the Olivet Invitational with rounds of 75 and 83. Her opening round performance at Olivet set an individual Calvin school record and helped the Knights set a team school record with a score of 340. Canto is being honored as Golfer of the Week for the second time in her career.

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Women’s Golf Takes Fifth at Olivet Fall Invitational - Carlia Canto Third in Individual Standings

Sunday, September 11, 2011

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MARSHALL - The Calvin women’s golf team completed a solid weekend at the Olivet Fall Invitational, placing fifth with a two-day team score of 690 strokes. After shooting a school record score of 340 on Friday, the Knights came back with a 350 on Saturday. Calvin finished two strokes behind Madonna and four strokes ahead of Hope.  Host Olivet won the tournament with a team score of 664 strokes while Saint Francis was second (671) and North Central third (673). Sophomore Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) finished third in the final individual standings, carding a round of 83 on Saturday to finish with a two-day total of 158 (75-83). Her Friday round of 75 was a new Calvin single-round record.

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Men’s Golf Fifth at MIAA Jamboree #2

Sunday, September 11, 2011

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ALMA - At the second MIAA Jamboree of the year, Calvin tied for fifth place with a team score of 305 strokes. Saturday’s competition was hosted by Alma at the Pine River Country Club. Host Alma took first place with a team score of 287. Calvin tied Hope for fifth place. Calvin’s top golfer on Saturday was junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a 74 that was good for a tie for 10th place. Junior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) was close behind with a 75 while freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) had a 77.

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Men’s Soccer Defeated by Dominican

Sunday, September 11, 2011

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(photo by Bill Sanderson)

RIVER FOREST, IL - In a rematch of a 2010 NCAA III Tournament contest, host Dominican got the better of Calvin, handing the Knights a 3-0 defeat. Calvin (2-2-0) held a 15-10 shots at goal advantage but Dominican (3-1-0) scored a goal in the closing minutes of the first half and then added two goals in the final 10 minutes of play to seal the win. Senior Michael Dolan (Marine City/Marine City HS) had three saves for Calvin in defeat. Calvin returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Adrian at 4 p.m. at Zuidema Field in the MIAA opener for the Knights.

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Women’s Soccer Falls to Augustana 4-1 in Home Opener

Saturday, September 10, 2011

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By sports information student assistant Mark DeHaan

Looking to change its fortunes during non-conference play, the Calvin Knights Women’s soccer team returned home for its home opener against Augustana College. Calvin dropped Saturday’s match, falling to the visiting Vikings 4-1. Calvin had a handful of quality scoring chances in the first half but could not cash in. Augustana took a 1-0 lead at halftime and then built a 3-0 lead before Calvin junior Liz Cancel scored with 7:51 left on a free kick. Augustana added a tally in the closing minutes. Calvin will now prepare for its MIAA opener on September 17 at Trine University.

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Volleyball Sweeps Kalamazoo in MIAA Match at Van Noord Arena

Saturday, September 10, 2011

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The top-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team picked up a 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 victory over Kalamazoo College in an MIAA contest Saturay afternoon at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Calvin hit .494 as a team led by the sister tandem of Rebecca and Lizzie Kamp. Rebecca Kamp (Orland Park/Chicago Christian HS) tallied 14 kills and an attack percentage of .684 while Lizzie Kamp had 11 kills and an attack percentage of .647.Calvin also tallied 10 team blocks led by senior Renee DeHaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who chalked up six block assists. Calvin is now 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAA. The Knights will now prepare for the power-packed Wittenberg Great Lakes Regional Challenge next Friday and Saturday. While at the tournament, Calvin will face Mount St. Joseph, 3rd-ranked Wittenberg, 11th-ranked Heidelberg and long-time regional power Ohio Northern.

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Volleyball Team Picks Up MIAA Conference Win at Saint Mary’s

Friday, September 09, 2011

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(written by sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)

Notre Dame, IN—The Calvin College women’s volleyball team came to Notre Dame with their perfect record on the line.  The Knights delivered, knocking off the St. Mary’s College Belles in straight sets by scores of 25-14, 25-20, 25-13.  The first set was fairly straight forward.  A balanced Knight attack put the score at 15-10, forcing a timeout call from the Belles.  Junior Jen Pluymert (Grand Rapids Christian HS) kept her service run going expanding Calvin’s lead to 20-11.  The Belles never recovered, and the Knights closed out the first set with ease. 

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Women’s Golf in Third Place at Olivet Fall Invitational - Carlia Canto Shoots 75 To Grab First Place

Friday, September 09, 2011

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MARSHALL - Dodging raindrops, the Calvin women’s golf team had a blazing start to the Olivet Fall Invitational, shooting a school-record round of 340 Friday afternoon to move into third place in a field of 14 teams. Friday’s round was the first of two-days of competition with a second 18-hole round set for Saturday morning. Host Olivet leads the field at 334 while St. Francis of Indiana is second at 335. Calvin sits two strokes ahead of rival Hope (342). Calvin was led on Friday by sophomore Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) led the way for the Knights with a round of 75 that put her in first place in the individual standings. Her round was a school record, surpassing her own mark of 77 set a year ago in a non-conference dual match with Aquinas.

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Picks up 1-0 Win at Aurora University Friday Afternoon Behind Brad Heethuis Goal

Friday, September 09, 2011

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AURORA, IL - The Calvin men’s soccer team improved to 2-1-0 on the year with a 1-0 victory at Aurora University Friday afternoon in the western suburbs of Chicago. Senior Brad Heethuis scored the only goal of the game, converting a pass from freshman Dino Duratovic in the 55th minute of play. The Knights had to fend off a late rally by Aurora in the closing minutes with junior goalkeeper Michael Dolan making a key save with just over a minute left in the match. Calvin held a 13-7 shots at goal advantage. Dolan went the entire way for the Knights and was credited with six saves in collecting his first collegiate shutout victory. The goal by Heethuis was the 16th of his collegiate career and his 10th game-winning goal as a collegiate player. Calvin will face Dominican University Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (EST) in a rematch of a 2010 NCAA III second round NCAA III Tournament game.

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