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Men’s Swimming & Diving Competes Against Grand Valley State at Venema Aquatic Center

Friday, October 28, 2011

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Story by Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan/Photos by Paul Evans

A week after opening up its season at the MIAA Relays, the Calvin men’s swim and dive team hosted Grand Valley State for their it’s first dual meet of the season. The Knights were able to get off to a quick start as they were able to take first and third place in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, the first event of the night. Unfortunately for the Knights, it was not until the diving that they would capture another top spot. Sophomore Andrew Krafft dove like he was in mid-season form, though, setting two pool records as well as making two NCAA cuts. In the 1 meter diving, Krafft finished with a final score of 328.85, more than 70 points ahead of second place. The 3 meter dive seemed to be almost a replica performance as Krafft racked up 329.35 points, more than 85 points ahead of second place.

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Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Competes Against Grand Valley State Friday at Venema Aquatic Center

Friday, October 28, 2011

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Story by Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice/Photos by Paul Evans

Only two meets deep into a long season, the women of Calvin’s Swim and Dive team looked good Friday evening against local opponent Grand Valley State as the Knights as a team lost to the powerhouse Lakers 175-63.On the diving boards the Knights got a great performance from their number one diver, Sam Klaasen, as she finished second in both the 1 meter and 3 meter diving events with 255.60 and 236.20 points respectively.  Klaasen’s performance was enough to make the national cut.

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Calvin Baseball Team To Host High School Skills Camp Nov. 12

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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What: 2011 Calvin Baseball November Skills camp
When: Saturday Nov. 12th 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where: The Spoelhof Arena Complex on the campus of Calvin
Who: Any player grade 9-12
Cost: $ 75.00, lunch included!

See the camp flyer link and registration form for more details

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Lizzie Kamp Excels During Junior Campaign For Calvin Volleyball Team

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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(written by sports information student assistant Derek Neice)

By winning the National Championship last season and maintaining a spotless record thus far in 2011, the Knights have had to rely on contributions from a number of different players.  One key cog to the highly effective machine that is this year’s Calvin squad is junior Lizzie Kamp. She is currently averaging 3.21 kills-per-set along with an attack percentage of .360. A native of Orland Park, Illinois, Kamp followed her older sister Rebecca [Kamp] to Calvin and to the volleyball team here.  Calvin seemed the natural choice for her not only from a volleyball standpoint, but also because of Calvin’s strong emphasis on faith.

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Women’s Soccer Hands Olivet 6-2 Defeat Behind Hat Trick Performance from Liz Cancel

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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OLIVET – Calvin kept its MIAA Tournament hopes alive with a 6-2 victory at Olivet Wednesday night. Calvin is now three points behind fourth place Hope but can still qualify for the four-team league tournament with victories over Hope and Kalamazoo over the next six days. Junior Liz Cancel notched her first collegiate hat-trick on Wednesday night, scoring three goals including a key blast with seconds left in the first half that gave the Knights a 2-1 halftime lead. Cancel added two more goals just a 1:24 apart in the second half that helped the Knights take a 5-2 lead. Sophomore Ashton Hearn and freshman Lauren Merz split time in goal for the Knights with Merz picking up one save. Calvin held a 27-5 shots at goal advantage in the win.

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Volleyball Tops Trine - Remains Unbeaten on the Season

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot

The Knights stayed perfect on the season with a straight set victory of Trine in Van Noord Arena on Wednesday.  The Knights won in three sets by scores of 25-13, 25-13, 25-15. Calvin started the match with strong serving. Lizzie Kamp led the Knights with 9 kills while Renee De Haan and Rebecca Kamp each had six.  Rietema had 27 assists for the Knights and sophomore Jen Pluymert and Lizzie Kamp led the way with seven digs.  Calvin had six service aces as a team.  With the victory, the Knights improve to 27-0 on the year and 14-0 in conference.  Calvin next squares off with archrival Hope in Holland on Friday.

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Men’s Soccer Claims Share of Fifth Straight MIAA Regular Season Title

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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By sports information student assistant Andrew Knot

The Knights clinched the regular season conference title with a 4-0 win over Albion on Tuesday.  The conference title is Calvin’s fifth consecutive crown, its seventh in the last 10 years and its league-leading 22nd overall. Calvin is the first school in MIAA men’s soccer history to capture five consecutive league titles.  Calvin also clinches the top seed for the upcoming MIAA Tounament - scheduled for November 4 and 5. The Knights will have homefield advantage as long as they are alive in the tournament. Calvin will host Olivet on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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Chris Nance Named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week in Men’s Soccer

Monday, October 24, 2011

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin midfielder Chris Nance its MIAA Offensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer for games played through October 22. Nance, a junior from Washington (Warren De La Salle HS), scored three goals and assisted on another in leading the first-place Knights to two MIAA victories. He scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over Kalamazoo, then had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Trine. Nance is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in his career. Calvin will host Albion on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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Swimming and Diving Teams Open Seasons at MIAA Relays

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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HOLLAND – The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened up their seasons on Saturday at the MIAA Relays held at the Holland Aquatic Center. The competition was unscored and featured several relays that are not otherwise used in collegiate competition. In the men’s competition, Calvin posted a win in the 200 butterfly relay with the quartet of sophomore Peter Johnson, sophomore Andrew Mitchell, freshman Brandon Vagt and junior Mark Rushlow recording a tie of 1:36.63. Calvin’s 3x500 freestyle relay team of junior Mathias Bares, freshman Travis Vincent and freshman Alex Bauwmann won with a time of 15:25.07.  On the women’s side, Calvin took first place in the 200 butterfly relay with the team of senior Rachel Bos, junior Shelby Cloyd, junior Rachel Colasurdo and sophomore Maria Sedjo clocking in with a time of 1:52.89. Calvin’s 3x500 freestyle relay team of freshman Kathryn Wrobel, junior Stephanie Fox and junior Shelby Cloyd also won with a time of 16:16.09 while its 4x100 IM relay team of Colasurdo, junior Elizabeth Counsell, junior Savannah VanWormer and Fox took first in a time of 4:19.33. Both Calvin teams will host Grand Valley State in non-conference dual meets this coming Friday night at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center.

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Volleyball Claims Wins Over Alma and Finlandia at Alma’s Art Smith Arena

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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By sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor/Photo by Paul Evans

ALMA, MI – The Calvin College women’s volleyball team came to Alma’s Art Smith Arena with its perfect season on the line.  The Knights first squared off against the Scots of Alma College.  Almost a month ago, the Calvin rolled over Alma 25-14, 25-17, 25-13.  This time around, each team would be without a key player; sophomore outside hitter Megan Korber for Calvin and sophomore setter Erika VanHavel for Alma.  The result, however, was the same.  Alma failed to score 15 points in any set as Calvin downed the Scots by scores of 25-12, 25-14, 25-12. The Knights took the court three hours later against the Finlandia University Lions.  The match was over very quickly.  It took the Calvin just 44 minutes to dismantle the Lions in straight sets by scores of 25-7, 25-5, 25-4. Top-ranked Calvin (26-0, 13-0 MIAA) returns to action this Wednesday when the Trine Thunder come to the Van Noord Arena.

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