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Job Christiasen & Alyssa Penning Receive MIAA Runner Of the Week Honors

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Job Christiansen and Alyssa Penning as its Runners of the Week in cross country for meets through Sept. 9.Christiansen, a junior from New Ipswich, N.H. (Mascenic Regional HS), finished fifth at the Calvin Invitational with a time of 24:57 over the 8-kilometer course, helping the Knights win the meet with a team score of 30 points. Christiansen is being honored as Runner of the Week for the first time in his career. Penning, a senior from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), led the Knights to a first-place showing at their invitational with a second-place finish in a time of 17:57 over the 5-kilometer course. Penning is being honored as Runner of the Week for the second time in her career.

 

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Ben Honeycutt Named MIAA Defensive Player of the Week in Men’s Soccer

Monday, September 10, 2012

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For the first time in his career, Calvin College junior Ben Honeycutt has been named MIAA Defensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer. Honeycutt, a junior from Grandville (Grand Rapids South Christian HS), scored two goals and played solid defense as the Knights split a pair of games at the Bergsma Memorial Tournament. He scored Calvin’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to Dominican, Ill., and scored what provided to be winning goal in a 2-1 win over Aurora, Ill. Honeycutt has scored three goals this year for the Knights who are back in action this week when they travel to Olivet on Wednesday and to Wheaton (IL) on Friday.

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Lizzie Kamp and Megan Rietema Receive MIAA Player of the Week Honors in Volleyball

Monday, September 10, 2012

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin outside hitter Lizzie Kamp and Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Players of the Week in volleyball for matches played through Sept. 8. Kamp, a senior from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), had 41 kills and a hitting percentage of .400 as the Knights swept three consecutive MIAA opponents. She had 17 kills in a victory over Adrian and added 13 kills for a hitting percentage of .619 in a sweep of Olivet. Kamp, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time this season and third time in her career, added 11 digs and four blocks for the week. Rietema, a junior from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), dished out 74 assists and added 18 kills for a hitting percentage of .533 as Calvin won three straight MIAA matches. She had 29 assists, eight kills and six digs in a sweep of Adrian, and added 25 assists, six kills and five blocks as the Knights swept Olivet. Rietema, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time this season and sixth time in her career, had 12 blocks and five service aces for the week. Calvin will host Alma on Wednesday night and then travel to the rugged Wittenberg Fall Classic that will feature several nationally-ranked teams.

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Women’s Golf Places Second at Olivet Invitational - Canto Second Individually

Saturday, September 08, 2012

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MARSHALL – The Calvin women’s golf team finished sixth in a field of 12 teams at the Olivet Invitational on Saturday, finishing with a 36-hole total of 711 strokes.On Friday, Calvin fired a team score of 362 strokes which was good for seventh place in the team standings. Junior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) led Calvin with a 78 while fresh-man Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) had a 91 and senior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) a 92. Senior Rachel Whitaker (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS) had a 102 while freshman Shara Reynolds (Big Rapids/Big Rapids HS) had a 108. Competing individually for Calvin, freshman Jennie Poole (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) had a 90, freshman Sarah Arendsen (Way-land/Wayland HS) a 102 and freshman Jeryl Schudel (Adrian/Joy of Knowledge Tutorial) a 107.On Saturday, Calvin lowered its score by 13 strokes as the Knights carded a 349 behind the sizzling play of Canto who had a 79 to finish in second place (157 strokes) in the final individual standings. Doezema also had a strong day with an 85 while Harkema had a collegiate-best round of 89. Whitaker had a 96 while Reynolds had a 110.

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Men’s Golf Ties For Fourth at MIAA Jamboree Hosted by Kalamazoo

Saturday, September 08, 2012

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KALAMAZOO – The Calvin men’s golf team opened its 2012 MIAA schedule on Saturday at a league jamboree hosted by Kalamazoo College at the Milham Park Golf Club. Calvin finished tied for fourth place with Olivet with a team score of 309 strokes, finishing seven strokes behind Hope and Trine which tied for first place at 302 and three strokes behind Adrian which placed third. Senior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) led Calvin with a round of 74 that was good for fourth place individually on Saturday. Sophomores Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) and James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) were next with rounds of 78 while senior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) had a 79 and junior Ross Ryzenga (Hol-land/Holland Christian HS) an 83.

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Men’s Soccer Claims 2-1 Win Over Aurora in Cal Bergsma Memorial Tournament

Saturday, September 08, 2012

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The Calvin men’s soccer team got back on the winning track with a 2-1 victory over visiting Aurora University Saturday afternoon at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. Calvin (2-1-0) took a 1-0 lead on a first half goal by senior Joe Broekhuizen - his third of the season. The Knights then went up 2-0 on a second half tally by junior Ben Honeycutt. Aurora scored on an “own goal” when a Calvin clearance attempt in the defensive backfield deflected off the back of a defender and into the net. Calvin held fast from there however to claim the win. Sophomore Andrew Claucherty had three saves for the Knights in nets. Calvin also held a 32-9 shots at goal advantage. The Knights will now prepare to journey to Olivet next Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m. contest. That match will serve as the league opener for both teams.

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Volleyball Remains Unbeaten With Victory Over Olivet

Saturday, September 08, 2012

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By Jordan Brink

The third-ranked Calvin Knights continued an impressive start to their 2012 campaign with a sweep of the Olivet Comets on Saturday afternoon.  The Knights defeated Olivet by scores of 25-8, 25-14, and 25-15, improving their record to 7-0 (3-0 MIAA).  Olivet’s loss dropped its record to 1-5 (0-2 MIAA) on the season. Coming off a quick turnaround from their victory at Kalamazoo on Friday night, the Knights pulled ahead from the start and never looked back.  Calvin set the tone with a high-powered offense, hitting .500 as a team in the first set.

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Seventh-Ranked Calvin Men’s Cross Country Team is a Winner at Knight Invite

Saturday, September 08, 2012

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By Mark DeHaan

Hosting the Knight Invitational at the Gainey Athletic Complex, the seventh-ranked Calvin men’s cross country team looked to top the list of 17 schools competing on a beautiful Saturday morning. Calvin did just that, taking first place with a team score of 30 points. Senior Nick Kramer crossed the line first with a time of 24:23.3. Senior Dan Kerr followed closely behind, finishing in 24:28.4. Third place finisher Bobby Over of Allegheny did not come in until 24:43.8, showing the dominance of Calvin’s top two. Coming in third for Calvin was senior Job Christiansen with a time of 24:57.5, Christiansen also took the fifth overall spot. The Knights fourth runner and taking seventh overall was senior Matt Vander Roest. Calvin’s fifth runner and taking the 15th spot overall was senior David Vande Bunte in 25:32.7.

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Women’s Cross Country Team Rolls To First Place at Calvin Knight Invitational

Saturday, September 08, 2012

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The 10th-ranked Calvin women’s cross country team opened its 2012 campaign in strong fashion, powering its way to a first place finish of 34 points at its own Knight Invitational Saturday morning at the Gainey Athletic Complex. With several of its top runners from a year ago having graduated, the Knights have plenty of spots to fill this fall. On Saturday, the holes were filled nicely as the Knights took six of the top 15 points including five of the top 13. Allison Steinbrunner of Ohio Northern won Saturday’s race in a time of 17:42 but Calvin took the next two spots as senior Alyssa Penning was second (17:57) and junior Nicole Michmerhuizen third (18:02) as the duo ran together throughout the race. Freshman McKenzie Diemer stepped up and took ninth individually for Calvin in a time of 18:15 while sophomore Kimby Penning was 12th (18:25), junior Alyssa Oram 13th (18:26) and sophomore Sarah Danner 15th (18:33). Sophomore Lizzy Vannette also had a strong finish, placing 19th (18:37).

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Volleyball Sweeps Kalamazoo in MIAA Road Match

Friday, September 07, 2012

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By Mitch Blankespoor

The Calvin College women’s volleyball team traveled to Anderson Athletic Complex to face the Hornets of Kalamazoo College on Friday.  The Knights improved to 6-0 (2-0 MIAA) defeating the Hornets in straight sets by scores of 25-9, 25-18, 25-11. Lizzie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) led the Knights with 11 kills.  Junior Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) finished with four kills while dishing out 20 assists.  Senior Kelly Gordon-Hiskes (Caledonia/South Christian HS) led the Knights with 15 digs. 

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