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Travis Vegter Named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week in Men’s Soccer

Monday, October 22, 2012

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin forward Travis Vegter its Offensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer for games played through Oct. 21. Vegter, a sophomore from Hudsonville (Unity Christian HS), scored two goals and assisted on two others in leading the Knights to a pair of wins that moved them into sole possession of first place in the MIAA. He scored the game’s first goal in a 2-1 victory over Hope, then scored another goal and added two assists in a 4-1 win over Albion. Vegter, who is tied for the MIAA scoring lead with 19 points (seven goals, five assists in league play) is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in his career. Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts Kalamazoo at 4 p.m. at Zuidema Field. The Knights currently hold a three-point lead over Olivet for first place in the MIAA standings.

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#4 Calvin Knocks Off #2 Hope in Straight Sets

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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HOLLAND – The Calvin College volleyball team traveled to DeVos Fieldhouse in search of its fifth sixth straight victory over Hope College.  The Knights defeated Hope 3-0 by scores of 25-22, 25-21, 25-18, giving Calvin its first three set victory at the DeVos Fieldhouse since its opening in 2006. Lizzie and Maggie Kamp led the way on offense for Calvin scoring 18 and 13 kills respectively.  Setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) dished out 37 assists while recording a team high 16 digs.  Ratkov and Crowe each had four block assists.  Jenna Grasmeyer led Hope in defeat with 11 kills.  Setter Greer Bratschie dished out 27 assists.  Calvin recorded nine blocks as a team.  Hope had six in the match.  Calvin hit a .278 clip while holding Hope to .185 on the match. Calvin returns to action Wednesday, October 24, when it hosts the Trine Thunder.

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Women’s Soccer Battles Saint Mary’s to 1-1 Double Overtime Tie

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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By Mark DeHaan

Calvin women’s soccer looked to stay atop the MIAA as it hosted the Belles of Saint Mary’s Saturday afternoon. With a 1-1 tie between Hope and Adrian earlier in the day, the Knights did just that as it played to a dominating, yet somewhat disappointing, 1-1 draw against Saint Mary’s.Calvin still sits two points ahead of Hope in the MIAA as Hope also played to a draw today against Adrian. The Knights are now 9-2-1 in conference and 10-3-1 overall while Saint Mary’s moves to 11-3-2 overall and 8-3-1 in the MIAA. Calvin now looks forward to Tuesday when it will travel to Albion to take on the Britons. The game is slated to start at 4 p.m.

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Men’s Soccer Scores 2-1 Victory Over Hope To Remain Atop MIAA Standings

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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By Mark DeHaan

On a fall day made for soccer, the more than 1500 fans that showed up for the Calvin-Hope game were in for a hard-fought, tooth and nail fight between two long-time rivals. Calvin, on a second-half goal from senior Joe Broekhuizen, took the win 2-1 over the Flying Dutchmen. With the win, Calvin remains atop the MIAA standings with a 10-1-0 conference mark. Calvin has also now won four straight meetings against Hope. The Knights now look forward to Wednesday when they will host the Hornets of Kalamazoo.

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Men’s Swimming Has Big Night at MIAA Relays

Friday, October 19, 2012

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GRAND RAPIDS – The Calvin men’s swimming and diving team opened up its season Friday afternoon participating in the MIAA relays at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center.  The event was not scored, but Calvin finished second or better in 11 of the 12 events including eight first place finishes.  The first relay was the 200-yard medley.  Calvin won the event with a time of 1:37.89, finishing 0.22 seconds ahead of Kalamazoo.  Aaron Mitchell, Stephen Kraft, Peter Johnson and Mark Rushlow earned the first place finish for Calvin. The next relay won by the maroon and gold was the 200-year breaststroke.  The team of Johnson Cochran, Kraft, Andrew Vanderlei and David Doud swam a time of 1:15.82.  Once again, the Knights barely edged out the Hornets, this time beating them by 0.11 seconds. Two events later, Calvin won the 200-yard butterfly relay.  Peter Johnson, Doud, Mitchell and Rushlow swam a time of 1:36:89.  For the third straight time, the Knights defeated Kalamazoo by a mere 0.12 seconds. Calvin’s next victory came in the 100-yard backstroke relay.  Brandon Muma, Rushlow, Mitchell Schroder and Andrew Mitchell swam a time of 45.15 seconds. 
Calvin won the very next event, the 100-yard breaststroke relay.  Cochran, Kraft, Vanderlei and Travis Vincent swam a time of 50.04 seconds.  Kalamazoo again finished second with a time of 50.15 seconds.
The 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle relays also ended with Knights victories. Both men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will return to action Friday, when it hosts Grand Valley at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center. 

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Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Has Big Night at MIAA Relays

Friday, October 19, 2012

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By Mark DeHaan

The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team opened up the season Friday night by hosting the unscored MIAA Relays at the Venema Aquatic Center. The women, despite dropping the first relay, went on to win the next seven en route to a strong night in the pool.The meet was not scored, but the feeling around the pool after it had concluded was that the Calvin women had put in the strongest performance. Despite that, head coach Dan Gelderloos says the focus is still on Monday through Friday, at least until after Christmas break when real MIAA competition begins.“You never know what to expect coming into the event. We’re just trying to get everyone involved and put some numbers on paper,” said Gelderloos. “It’s fun to get some good splits up on the clock, it gets (the team) a little bit more motivated, but the biggest thing on my mind is Monday through Friday.” Calvin now looks forward to next weekend when it will host Grand Valley State on Friday and travel to Olivet on Saturday.

MIAA Relays Swim Results

One Meter Diving Results

Three Meter Diving Results

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Calvin Fall Sports Teams Crack First Set of NCAA Regional Rankings

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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The first set of NCAA III regional rankings have been released for fall sports teams and three of Calvin’s teams are in the fall regional rankings. In women’s volleyball, Calvin is the top-ranked team in the Great Lakes Region with Wittenberg ranked second and Hope third. In men’s soccer, Calvin is ranked fourth in the Central Region rankings with Dominican ranked number-one, Wheaton ranked second and Illinois Wesleyan fourth. North Park is ranked fifth and Olivet sixth. In women’s soccer, Calvin is ranked sixth in the Central Region rankings. Aurora is the top-ranked team in the region followed by Wheaton in second, Washington University (Mo.) in third, Augustana in fourth and the University of Chicago in fifth. The NCAA regional rankings are used to help determine seeding and qualifiers for the NCAA III Championships later in November.

NCAA III Men’s Soccer Regional Rankings (10-17-12)

NCAA III Women’s Soccer Regional Rankings (10-17-12)

NCAA III Volleyball Regional Rankings (10-17-12)

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Calvin Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Set to Open 2012-13 Season

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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2012-13 Calvin Women's Swimming and Diving Schedule

With six returning All-MIAA selections and 17 returning letterwinners, the 2012-13 Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will seek its ninth consecutive MIAA title this year. Calvin will open its season on October 20 when it hosts the annual MIAA Relays. Non-conference dual meets are scheduled with Grand Valley State, Wheaton and Wayne State. Calvin will also hosts its own Calvin Winter Invitational November 29-December 1. In addition, Calvin will compete at the University of Chicago Classic January 11 and 12. Conference dual meets are sprinkled throughout November, January and February including a home dual meet with rival Hope on January 19. The MIAA Championships are slated to be held February 13-16 at nearby Jenison High School. Another highlight on the schedule is the first-ever NCAA III Diving Regional to be held at Calvin. The regional, which will determine qualifiers to the NCAA III Championships, will be held at the Venema Aquatic Center March 1 and 2.  The NCAA III Championships are slated to be held March 20-23 in Shenandoah, Texas.

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Calvin Men’s Swimming and Diving Team Set to Kick of 2012-13 Campaign

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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2012-13 Calvin Men's Swimming and Diving Schedule

The Calvin men’s swimming and diving team looks forward to the upcoming 2012-13 season with great anticipation. Under the direction of head coach Dan Gelderloos, the Knights welcome back 15 returning letterwinners from last year’s team that posted a school record total of 635 points at the MIAA Champoinships. Included in the list of returning athletes are a pair of All-MIAA selections in senior Mark Rushlow and sophomore Travis Vincent. In addition, Calvin brings in one of its largest recruiting classes in recent memory as the list of newcomers includes 11 freshmen and one junior.

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Women’s Soccer Defeats Olivet 3-0 - Remains Atop MIAA Standings

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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By Mark DeHaan

With an important conference game against Saint Mary’s looming on Saturday, the Calvin women’s soccer team had to first focus on its matchup with Olivet Wednesday afternoon. In their meeting earlier this year, the Knights defeated the Comets 1-0 on a second half goal. This game would also be determined in the second half as the Knights scored three goals in the final fifteen minutes of regulation to earn a 3-0 victory. With the win, Calvin stays atop the MIAA standings at 9-2 in conference while moving to 10-3 overall. The loss drops Olivet to 2-10 in MIAA play and 2-14 overall. The Knights now look forward to Saturday when they will host the Belles of Saint Mary’s at 2:30. The Belles are 8-3 in conference and are fourth in the MIAA standings.

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