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Men’s Soccer Lands Four on NSCAA Division III All-Central Region Teams

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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NSCAA Division III All-Central Region Men's Soccer Teams

Four members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have received Division III All-Central Region honors as named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Named to the All-Central Region first team from Calvin are senior defender Miles Colago and sophomore forward Zach Willis. Named to the second team is junior midfielder Nick Holtrop while junior defender Dan Nederhoed has been named to the third team.

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Rebecca Kamp Named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year in Volleyball

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Division III Capital One Academic All-America Volleyball Teams

Calvin senior Rebecca Kamp leads the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Volleyball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Kamp has been chosen as the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year award winner for Division III volleyball. She is the third individual in Calvin athletics history to be named a recipient of the Academic All-America of the Year award selected by CoSIDA as Chris Knoester was so honored in men’s basketball in 1994 and Joel Klooster in men’s cross country/track and field in 2002. In addition, she has also been named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team while her sister Lizzie Kamp has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team. Lizzie Kamp is receiving Academic All-America honors for the first time while Rebecca is being so honored for the second time.It marks the first time that two members of the Calvin volleyball program have been named Academic All-Americans in the same year.

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Team Ranked Second In Final National Polls

Monday, December 12, 2011

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(Photo by Emily Daum)

After going through the NCAA III Tournament unranked, the Calvin men’s soccer team has finished the year ranked number-two in a pair of national polls. The Knights are ranked second in the final Division III Top 25 poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American and also ranked second in the final d3soccer.com Top 25 poll of the year. The NSCAA Division III Top 25 poll can be found online at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Poll while the D3soccer.com Top 25 poll can be found online at: http://d3soccer.com Top 25 Poll Calvin closed out the 2011 season with an overall record of 19-6-2. The Knights reached the national championship game for the second time in three years, falling to Ohio Wesleyan 2-1 in the final in San Antonio, Texas.

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Dan Gelderloos Looks Back/Looks Ahead on 2011-2012 Swimming & Diving Season

Monday, December 12, 2011

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Dan Gelderloos Midseason Report

The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are near the midpoint of the 2011-12 season. Both teams were 2-2 in dual meet action during the first semester and recently posted strong performances at the Calvin Winter Invitational. Both teams will head to Florida over Christmas break for a week of training and competition at the Orange Bowl Classic. The Calvin sports information office caught up with head Calvin swim coach Dan Gelderloos to recap the fall semester and also to look ahead in the following audio interview: Dan Gelderloos Midseason Report

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Former Holland Christian Standouts Team Up on Calvin Men’s Basketball Team

Sunday, December 11, 2011

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mark DeHaan/Photos by Sandy Palmatter

For the first time in almost two decades, Holland Christian High School has produced three varsity basketball players at Calvin College in senior Brian Haverdink, sophomore Jordan Mast and freshman Tyler Dykstra. The former Maroons are all excited to help build Calvin’s program while playing with each other. The Knights are currently 5-4 on the year with all three individuals receiving playing time throughout the non-conference season.

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Men’s Basketball Heads Into Christmas Break With 83-63 Victory Over Trinity Christian College

Saturday, December 10, 2011

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The Calvin men’s basketball team will head into Christmas break with a 5-4 record after defeating Trinity Christian College 83-63 Saturday afternoon at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Calvin led 47-33 at halftime and led by as many as 30 points in the second half before coasting to the win. The Knights were led by junior Tom Snikkers with 17 points while junior Matt DeBoer stretched his double-figure scoring streak to five games with a 16-point performance. Sophomore Jordan Mast also tossed in a career-high 13 points off the bench while junior Bryan Powell added 11 points in a reserve role. Sophomore center Tyler Kruis also had nine points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots. Junior Nate Van Eck also blocked three shots. As a team, Calvin blocked 11 shots in the win. The Knights return to action on December 29, facing Whitworth College in Seattle, Washington.

Jordan Mast Postgame Audio Interview

Tyler Kruis Postgame Audio Interview

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Calvin Fourth in Latest Set of Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings

Friday, December 09, 2011

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December 8, NCAA Division III Director's Cup Standings

The latest set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in fourth place with 262 points.Washington University (Mo.) leads the standings with 372 points with Middlebury (Vt.) second with 359 points and Amherst (Ma.) third with 264 points. Calvin picked up 90 points from its men’s soccer team that earned a national runner-up berth in the NCAA III Tournament last weekend. Calvin also received 64 points from its volleyball team that reached the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament and 57 points from its men’s cross country team that finished 11th at the NCAA III Championships and 51 points from its women’s cross country team that placed 13th at the NCAA III Championships.

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Women’s Basketball Claims Battle of Unbeatens in MIAA Contest at Trine

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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ANGOLA, IN - In a battle of unbeaten teams, Calvin used a strong second half surge to claim a 53-37 victory at Trine University Wednesday night in an MIAA contest. Ranked fourth in the most recent d3hoops.com Top 25 poll of the year, Calvin is now 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAA. Trine slips to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the MIAA. Calvin’s victory marked its 11th consecutive victory over Trine dating back to the 2005-06 season. Junior Carissa Verkaik led Calvin with 17 points to move past Mindi Andringa and into sixth place on the Calvin career scoring list. Junior Ally Wolffis had her best game of the year, scoring nine points and corralling a season-high 10 rebounds. Freshman Kayla Engelhard chipped in with eight points including a pair of three-pointers. Senior Courtney Kurncz also had a strong all-around game with six points, nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a pair of steals.

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Calvin Alumn Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Women’s Marathon Trials

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

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2011 California International Marathon Results

SACRAMENTO, CA —A third Calvin College graduate has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials January 14 in Houston, Texas. Earlier this year, Calvin alumn Paul Petersen (‘01) and Jed Christiansen (‘10) qualified for the men’s trials. This past weekend, 2008 Calvin graduate Christina Overbeck qualified for the women’s trials. Overbeck qualified for the trials with a time of 2:44.24 at the California International Marathon on December 4. The time is an Olympic “B” standard but will allow Overbeck to compete in Houston, Texas next month as “B” standard qualifiers are allowed to compete but must pay their own way to the site of competition. Overbeck was the 15th female finisher and the 125th finisher (male or female) overall in the race.

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Elizabeth Counsell/Andrew Krafft Receive MIAA Swimmer/Diver of the Week Honors

Monday, December 05, 2011

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Elizabeth Counsell and Andrew Krafft its Swimmer/Diver of the Week for meets through December 3. Counsell, a junior from Indianapolis, Ind. (Heritage Christian HS), won the 100-yard breaststroke at the Calvin Invitational over the weekend with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:03.62.  She also finished second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:21.58, with also was a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA meet.  She also swam a :29.06 split on the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay and led off Calvin’s 800 freestyle relay team with an opening leg of 1:57.55. Krafft, a sophomore from Fort Wayne, Ind. (Homeschooled), won both diving events at the Calvin Invitational. He won the 1-meter diving competition with an NCAA provisional score of 515.65 points. A day later, he was again victorious, winning the men’s 3-meter competition with another NCAA provisional score of 540.90 points.  Krafft was the only double event winner from the MIAA at the Calvin invite, which featured four MIAA schools.

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