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Volleyball Rolls Past Trine - Sets Up Friday Showdown at Hope For MIAA Lead

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Calvin improved to 24-0 overall and to 12-0 in the MIAA with a 25-21, 25-13, 25-10 victory over the visiting Thunder of Trine University Tuesday night inside Van Noord Arena. Ranked number-one in the country, Calvin hit .375 as a team and picked up steam as the match went along. Calvin hit .220 in set one but proceeded to hit .469 in set two and .522 in set three. Sophomore Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had 13 kills, 12 digs and a hitting percentage of .478. Freshman Laura Danhoff (Willard, OH/Willard HS) had nine kills, three blocks and a .316 hitting percentage. Juniors Ellie Diepersloot (Madera, CA/Chowchilla HS) and Emily Crowe (Granger, IN/Mishawaka HS) had eight kills apiece. Senior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had 31 assists and seven digs. Senior Kristen Zietse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had 14 digs and a pair of service aces. The match sets up a showdown between the top two ranked teams in Division III volleyball Friday night at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse as Calvin will travel to number-two ranked Hope for a 6:30 p.m. match. Hope is currently 23-1 overall with its only loss coming to Calvin back on September 17

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Maggie Kamp Named AVCA Division III National Player of the Week

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Maggie Kamp, a sophomore outside hitter for No. 1 Calvin College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week. It was another dominate week for the Knights, notching another five wins, all in straight sets, with four of them coming against teams ranked in the top-15 of the AVCA Coaches Poll. After nailing 14 kills on .520 hitting in the sweep over Olivet, she went on to tally an additional 55 combined kills, 20 digs and 11 blocks in the next four matches over No. 7 Mount Union, No. 13 Wittenberg, No. 6 Elmhurst and No. 15 Chicago. In her final three matches of the week she never hit lower than .400, finishing with a 15-kill performance and a .517 hitting percentage over the Maroons. For the week, the sophomore averaged 4.6 kills, 1.47 digs and one block per set to go along with her .382 hitting percentage. Also of note, in 86 reception attempts she recorded just two errors, which came in one match against Wittenberg. This is the seventh time a student-athlete from Calvin has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week, with the most recent coming from her sister Rebecca Kamp on September 20, 2011. The Knights are coached by Amber Warners.

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Maggie Kamp Once Again Selected as MIAA Player of the Week in Volleyball

Monday, October 14, 2013

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ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin outside hitter Maggie Kamp its Position Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through October 13. Kamp, a sophomore from Orland Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), slammed 69 kills for an attack percentage of .382 for the week as the Knights remained unbeaten with five consecutive victories. She also added 22 digs and 15 blocks for the week. She had 14 kills, an attack percentage of .520 and four blocks in an MIAA win over Olivet. She also had 15 kills, six digs and three blocks in a sweep of the University of Chicago and 14 kills, eight digs and four blocks in a sweep of Elmhurst, Ill., both at the Midwest Invitational tournament. Kamp is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time this season and third time in her career. Calvin is back in action again on Tuesday night when it hosts the Thunder of Trine University at 6:30 p.m. at Van Noord Arena.

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Calvin Cross Country Teams Compete at Michigan Intercollegiates

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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HILLSDALE – The Calvin men’s cross country team finished sixth overall and third among small college schools at the Michigan Intercollegiates hosted by Hillsdale College late Friday afternoon. The annual race included schools from all over the state of Michigan from the NCAA Division I, II and III levels as well as NAIA institutions. Calvin posted a team score of 101 competing against Division II, Division III and NAIA schools with Saginaw Valley State first (50) and Hillsdale third (83). In the women’s 5K race, Calvin was sixth overall and tops amongst Division III schools. Calvin had an overall team score of 173 points. Both Calvin teams will now prepare for the rugged Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invitational next Saturday.

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Women’s Golf Finishes Third in Final MIAA Standings For Best-Ever League Finish

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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BATTLE CREEK – For the third consecutive year, the Calvin women’s golf team is headed to the MIAA Spring Tournament. Calvin finished fourth at the two-day, 36-hole MIAA Fall Tournament on Saturday but also placed third in the final league standings – its highest regular season league finish in school history. Calvin posted a two-day team total of 679 strokes at the weekend tournament, hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley country Club. Calvin shot 341 on Friday and came back with a score of 338 on Saturday to finish three strokes behind Trine over the weekend. The Knights did finish 27 strokes ahead of Trine in the overall MIAA fall standings however. Senior Carlia Canto shared weekend medalist honors and finished in second place in the final MIAA individual standings. She earns a spot on the All-MIAA first team for the second straight year. Sophomores Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) and Jennie Poole (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) were both named to the All-MIAA second team.

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Men’s Soccer Stays on Top of MIAA Standings With 5-2 Win at Albion

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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ALBION – Calvin remained on top of the MIAA standings with a 5-2 victory at Albion Saturday afternoon. The Knights are now 7-4-0 overall and more importantly 6-1-0 at the halfway mark of the MIAA regular season. Calvin remains three points ahead of rival Hope heading into a rivalry showdown next Tuesday at Hope’s Van Andel Stadium with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. Calvin trailed early 1-0 but tied the game at one on a goal by junior Travis Vegter (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) late in the first half with freshman David Waterson (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) drawing an assist on the play. Vegter would go on to score a second goal in the game while senior Ben Honeycutt (Grandville/South Christian HS), junior Reed Bowden (Uxbridge, MA/Whitinsville Christian HS) and ophomore Sam Hanover (St. Johns/St. Johns HS) also scored for the Knights. Junior Andrew Claucherty (Sterling Heights/Bisoph Foley HS) had five saves in goal for Calvin. The Knights outshot Albion 19-7.

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Calvin Sweeps Elmhurst and Chicago at Midwest Challenge To Complete Perfect Weekend

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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GRAND RAPIDS- The top-ranked Knights beat the University of Chicago in the final match for the Midwest Challenge on Saturday to remain the only undefeated team in Division III; Calvin sweeping Chicago with scores of 25-11, 25-12, 25-16. This was the only match for Chicago that did not last five sets. Calvin opened the day with an impressive 25-14, 25-16, 25-19 victory over sixth-ranked Elmhurst College. A year ago at the same tournament, the Bluejays handed Calvin one of its three losses on the season. Calvin received 14 kills in the win from Maggie Kamp while Ellie Diepersloot had nine kills and Emily Crowe and Megan Rietema six kills apiece. Rietema added 29 assists and seven digs while Maggie Kamp and freshman Laura Danhoff each had one block solo and three block assists. Calvin completed the weekend with a 4-0 record, defeating four nationally-ranked teams along the way. The Knights (23-0) will return to action on Tuesday, October 15 against MIAA opponent Trine at home in the Van Noord Arena, that match will take place at 6:30 p.m.

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Women’s Soccer Continues Win Streak With 3-1 Triumph Over Trine

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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By Mark DeHaan

Calvin women’s soccer hosted the Thunder of Trine on Saturday afternoon. The 18th ranked Knights entered the contest at 7-1-1 in the MIAA and atop the conference while Trine came in at 1-8-0 in league play. Calvin defeated the Thunder earlier this season 4-0 at Trine. On Saturday, Calvin again downed the Thunder, earning a 3-1 win. Seniors Heidi Scholten and Paige Rindels along with sophomore Paige Capel all scored goals for the Knights in the win. Calvin moves to 11-1-1 and 8-1-1 in conference with the win, while Trine falls to 2-10-0 overall and 1-9-0 in the MIAA. The Knights now look forward to a tough non-conference contest against the #1 Thunder of Wheaton College when they travel to Wheaton on Tuesday evening. Calvin’s game against the Thunder is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CST)

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Canto is Medalist on Day One of MIAA Fall Tournament - Knights Fourth Through Day One

Friday, October 11, 2013

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BATTLE CREEK – The Calvin women’s golf team is in fourth place on the first day of the two-day, 36-hole MIAA Fall Tournament but the Knights remain in third place in the overall MIAA standings. Calvin fired a team score of 341 strokes. The tournament is being hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club. The Knights remain 23 strokes ahead of fourth place Trine in the overall team standings. The top four teams in the final MIAA standings will qualify for the MIAA Spring Tournament which is used to determine the MIAA’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA III Tournament. Senior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) had a tremendous performance on Friday, earning medalist honors with a career-best score of 73. Canto is now just two strokes out of first place in the overall MIAA individual standings with Saturday’s final round to be played Saturday morning.

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Calvin Volleyball Sweeps Pair of Matches Friday at Midwest Challenge

Friday, October 11, 2013

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The top-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball is now the only unbeaten team in Division III. On Friday, Calvin defeated Mount Union and Wittenberg in a pair of three-set matches at the Midwest Challenge. Mount Union and Calvin entered the day as the only two teams in Division III left unbeaten. Ranked seventh nationally, Mount Union suffered an early afternoon defeat to Wittenberg and then fell to Calvin 25-23, 25-22, 25-21 later Friday afternoon. Calvin then toppled 13th-ranked Wittenberg Friday evening by scores of 25-13, 25-15, 25-18. Calvin (21-0) will now turn its attention to a pair of Saturday matches against nationally-ranked foes as the Knights host sixth ranked Elmhurst College (22-3) at 11 a.m. and then meet 15th-ranked University of Chicago (16-5) at 3 p.m. Both matches will be played inside Van Noord Arena.

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