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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Capture Dual Meets at Albion

Saturday, October 26, 2013

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ALBION - The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams captured MIAA dual meets at Albion Saturday with the Calvin men defeating the Albion men’s team 158-133 and the Calvin women defeating the Albion women’s team 190-108. The Calvin men are now 1-1 in dual meet action this year while the Calvin women are 2-1. Sophomore Michaela Rookus was a triple-winner for the Calvin women’s team while freshman Brett Stoughton was a triple-winner for the Calvin men’s team. Both Calvin teams are back in action next Saturday, traveling to Alma for a 1 p.m. dual meet.

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Men’s Soccer Records 3-2 Overtime Win Over Olivet Behind Vegter Hat-Trick Performance

Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Story by Brett Venhuizen

The men’s soccer team hosted the Comets of Olivet in a key MIAA match at Zuidema Field on Saturday afternoon. It was a hard fought win for the Knights who needed extra time to put away the Comets. The Knights ended up defending their home turf with a 3-2 overtime win. After this game Calvin improves to 10-5-0 overall and 9-2-0 in the MIAA, while Olivet drops to a 9-7-1 overall and 7-4-0 in league play. This win keeps the Knights in sole possession of first place in MIAA standings with 27 points. Calvin junior Travis Vegter notched a hat-trick in the win including the game-winner 1:29 into the first overtime off a feed from senior Zach Willis. Vegter now has 23 goals on the year, matching the second-highest single-season total in Calvin men’s soccer history.

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Women’s Soccer Stunned by Late Adrian Goal in 1-0 Saturday Defeat

Saturday, October 26, 2013

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ADRIAN - A sudden strike by Sam Barker stunned the Calvin women’s soccer team and snapped the 12-game unbeaten streak by the Knights. A senior striker for Adrian, Barker scored with 8:42 left in regulation to lift the host Bulldogs to a 1-0 victory over Calvin. The Adrian win knocks Calvin out of first place in the MIAA standings as Hope moves three point ahead of Calvin in the league table. Hope has played one additional league game than Calvin. The Knights could still control their own destiny for at least a share of the league title but would need to win their remaining three league games including a November 4 home game against Hope. In addition, the four-team MIAA Tournament has already been set with Calvin, Hope, Adrian and Alma all qualifying. The only thing left to determine is the MIAA regular season champion and the seeding for the upcoming tournament.

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Calvin Swimming and Diving Teams Compete Against Grand Valley State/Hillsdale

Friday, October 25, 2013

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The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted dual meet competition Friday night with GLIAC opponents Grand Valley State and Hillsdale. Hillsdale fields a women’s team but does not sponsor men’s swimming and diving. In the lone men’s dual meet, Grand Valley State defeated Calvin 168-73. On the women’s side, Grand Valley defeated Calvin 149-93 but Calvin edged Hillsdale 119-118. In the women’s competition, Calvin received one first place finish as sophomore Michaela Rookus (Hudsonville/Hudsonville HS) captured the 100 freestyle in a time of 53.75. Calvin also had four individual second place finishes as junior Rebecca Mumby (Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) was second on the one-meter diving board (237.55), senior Kristy Kinzer (Fort Wayne, IN/Homestead HS) was second in the 100 backstroke (1:01.61) and junior Kathryn Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Moundsview HS) was second in the 500 freestyle (5:19.87). On the men’s side, sophomore Johnson Cochrane (Mount Vernon, OH/Mount Vernon HS) picked up a victory for Calvin the 100 breaststroke with a sizzling time of 58.30. In addition, sophomore Caleb Meindertsma (Annandale, VA/Trinity Christian HS) cruised to a first place finish in the 1,000 freestyle (10:06.61). Freshman Brett Stoughton (Centerville, IN/Centerville HS) also had a big evening, taking second in the 200 IM (2:00.25) and 100 backstroke (54.11). Both Calvin teams are back in action on Saturday, traveling to Albion for dual meets slated to start at 1 p.m.

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Calvin Men’s Basketball Team Ranked 17th in D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll

Friday, October 25, 2013

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The Calvin men’s basketball team has cracked a pair of preseason Division III Top 25 polls. The Knights are ranked 17th in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll released earlier today. They are also ranked 18th in the preseason poll produced by DIII News. The DIII News poll was released earlier this month. A year ago, the Calvin men’s basketball team finished 26-4 overall and advanced to the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament.Calvin will open its season on November 7 when it hosts an exhibition game against Ferris State University at Van Noord Arena.

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Calvin to Host MidKnight Madness on October 31 at Van Noord Arena

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Calvin Game Day is hosting the second annual “MidKnight Madness” on Thursday, October 31, to introduce the 2013-2014 Calvin men’s and women’s basketball teams and to rally Knight Nation for the fall postseason and winter sports seasons.The Calvin men’s basketball team returns nine players from a 26-4 team that made an NCAA III Sweet Sixteen appearance last year and captured MIAA regular season and MIAA Tournament titles.The Calvin women’s basketball team returns eight players from a successful 23-4 campaign last year that saw the Knights capture a share of the MIAA regular season title and reach the NCAA III Tournament.The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. inside Van Noord Arena but students should arrive at 9:30 p.m. so they can purchase the new student section t-shirts and take pictures for the costume contest. Students are encouraged to dress up because cash prizes will be given to the most creative costumes.  The best individual costume will win $100, the best pair/couple will win $200, and the best group of four or more will win $400.  On top of that, everyone that shows up in a costume will be entered into a contest to win an iPad.  The night will be full of games, giveaways, and fun! For more information add Calvin Game Day on Facebook and follow @CalvinGameDay on Twitter. Last year Calvin student Brendan Coallier won a free semester’s worth of books by hitting a half-court shot at Calvin’s MidKnight Madness Event.

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2012 Calvin MidKnight Madness Half-Court Shot

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Volleyball Defeats Saint Marys to Get Back On Winning Track

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Story by Brett Venhuizen

The number-two ranked Knights took a three-set home match against the Belles of St. Mary’s. Calvin improves to 25-1 overall by scores of 25-14, 25-7, 25-16. The Knights showed almost no weaknesses in this match with a .414 kill percentage and seven total team blocks. Calvin also racked up nine service aces.The Knights were led in kills by Emily Crowe (Granger, IN; Mishawaka Penn) and Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL; Chicago Christian) both players had ten. Kamp also added 6 digs and 5 service aces. Crowe tacked on 2 blocks as well. Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids, MI; Grand Rapids Christian) and Ellie Diepersloot (Madera, CA; Chowchilla) both had 7 kills, while freshman Laura Danhoff was just behind them with 6. Megan Rietema led all players with 34 assists on the night. Kristen Zietse (Grand Rapids, MI; Grand Rapids Christian) led in digs with 11 while sophomore Jamie Kooiman (Eugene, OR; South Eugene) had 9. The Knights improve to 13-1 in MIAA play and will resume play next Tuesday the 29th of October at Adrian College.

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Men’s Soccer Moves Back Into Sole Possession of First Place in MIAA Standings With Win Over Adrian

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

The Calvin men’s soccer team hosted the Bulldogs of Adrian on Wednesday afternoon. The Knights played the Bulldogs earlier this season at Adrian, with Calvin earning a 2-1 victory. Tuesday night, despite struggling early offensively, the Knights scored three goals in the final eight minutes of the half to set the tone as they claimed a 5-1 win. Calvin improves to 9-5-0 overall and 8-2-0 in the MIAA with the win, while Adrian drops to 5-7-4 overall and 3-5-2 in the league. The Knights are now back in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings as Trine defeated Hope 2-0 on Wednesday, keeping Calvin three points ahead of Hope and Olivet. Calvin will host Olivet on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a game with first place implications in the MIAA table.

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Women’s Soccer Uses Late Scoring Flurry to Gain 3-0 Win at Albion

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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ALBION - For nearly 75 minutes, the Albion defense proved to be a brick wall. But once the Calvin women’s soccer team found an opening, the wall tumbled down as Knights gained a 3-0 victory to remain on top of the MIAA standings. Sophomore Paige Capel (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) scored two goals inside the final 16 minutes of play including the eventual game-winner with 15:43 left on the clock. Capel’s initial goal came Calvin a 1-0 advantage and the lead swelled to 2-0 when sophomore Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian HS) slammed home a penalty kick just over two minutes later to give the Knights breathing room. Capel then scored her team-leading 11th goal of the year with 4:40 to complete the scoring. Now ranked 16th by D3soccer.com and 17th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Calvin improves to 13-1-2 overall and to 10-1-1 in the MIAA. It marks the fourth consecutive year that Calvin has hit the double-digit plateau in conference victories.The Knights held a commanding 26-2 shots at goal advantage including 9-0 in the first half. One of Albion’s two shots came shortly before Ten Harmsel’s penalty kick goal with Calvin senior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn (Port Huron/Port Huron Northern HS) making the key save. Hearn collected her 28th collegiate shutout in the victory. Calvin will now prepare for a key Saturday matchup at Adrian scheduled to begin at noon at Adrian’s Docking Stadium.

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Brett Stoughton Named MIAA Athlete of the Week in Men’s Swimming and Diving

Monday, October 21, 2013

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Brett Stoughton its Athlete of the Week in men’s swimming and diving for meets through October 19. Stoughton, a freshman from Centerville, Ind. (Centerville HS), helped pace the Knights to a one-two finish in the 200 medley relay at Saturday’s MIAA Relays by posting a meet-best :24.85 50-yard backstroke on the lead leg of the relay. He also swam on four other winning relays – the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 200 backstroke and 400 individual medley. Stoughton is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career. Calvin will host Hillsdale and Grand Valley State in a triangular this Friday at 5 p.m. inside the Venema Aquatic Center.

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