Tuesday, September 03, 2013
The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team moved to 5-0 overall and to 1-0 in league play with a 25-15, 25-9, 25-9 victory over visiting Albion College Tuesday night inside Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Tuesday’s match marked the MIAA openers for both teams. Albion hung around with Calvin in set one, trailing only 16-13 but the Knights proceeded to rip off five unanswered points and never looked back, seizing control of the match the rest of the way. Calvin used 15 different players in the match and hit .430 as a team. Sophomore Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) tallied 12 kills and a hitting percentage of .474 while junior Emily Crowe (Granger, IN/Mishawaka Penn HS) had nine kills, three block assists and a blistering hitting percentage of .583. Senior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was a catalyst for the Knights with eight kills, 33 assists and five digs. Senior libero Kristen Zietse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) chipped in with 15 digs. Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Olivet at 1 p.m. at Van Noord Arena
Monday, September 02, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Megan Rietema its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through September 1.
Rietema, a senior from Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids Christian HS), had 32 kills and dished out 136 assists (9.1 per set) in earning tournament Most Valuable Player honors in leading the Knights to the championship of a tournament at Puget Sound, Wash. She added 41 digs and 13 blocks in the four matches. Rietema had 12 kills and 32 assists in a four-set win over Wartburg, Iowa, and nine kills, 42 assists and 14 digs as Calvin rallied from a two-sets-to-none deficit to defeat Pacific Lutheran, Wash., in five sets. It is the ninth time she has been named MIAA Specialty Player of the Week in her career.