Wednesday, October 09, 2013
By Jacob Kuyvenhoven
Any freshman athlete at Calvin College has to go through something of an adjustment period. There’s being away from home, a new level of competition, new coaches, a new class schedule, and of course, competing with dining hall food in your stomach. But freshmen on Calvin’s cross country team face an even tougher challenge: figuring out how to tell two sets of identical twins apart. Kristen and Lauren Brink are freshmen on the team, and Rachel Folkema is a junior, her twin Rebekah is a senior.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013Box Score
Story by Brett Venhuizen
OLIVET- The number-one ranked Knights won in three straight sets against the Comets of Olivet on Wednesday night with scores of 25-19, 25-8, 25-20. This match took place at the Cutler Event Center on the campus of Olivet College. With the win the Knights improve to 19-0 overall and 11-0 in MIAA conference play. This win making 49 straight wins for Calvin in the conference. The Olivet Comets are now 5-6 in MIAA play and 8-14 overall. Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL; Chicago Christian) led all players with 14 kills and added on 4 blocks. Laura Danhoff (Willard,OH; Willard) followed with 9 kills, 2 blocks and 2 aces from the service line. Junior Emily Crowe (Granger,IN; Mishawaka Penn) led the team with 7 blocks and tacked on 5 kills. Elle Diepersloot (Madera,CA; Chowchilla) also added 5 kills. Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids; Grand Rapids Christian) lead all players with 32 assists she also tallied 4 kills, 3 digs and 3 aces from behind the baseline. Both Elise Biesboer (Elmhurst,IL; Timothy Christian) and Kristen Zietse (Grand Rapids; Grand Rapids Christian) shared the lead in digs both players ended with 8.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Calvin men’s soccer team got back on the winning track with a 3-0 home victory over Alma Wednesday afternoon. The Knights (6-4-0 overall, 5-1-0 MIAA) scored all three goals in the second half with two coming off the feet of freshman Stephan Hooker. Sophomore Taylor Pruis also had two assists. Senior Zach Willis also scored for the Knights and junior Sean Broekhuizen picked up an assist. Junior goalkeeper Andrew Claucherty was credited with two saves in keeping a clean sheet in goal. Calvin outshot Alma 24-6. The Knights travel to Albion on Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. matchup.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll
The Calvin women’s volleyball team continues to hold the top spot in the AVCA Division III Top 25 poll. The Knights once again received all 48 first place votes in this week’s poll. Rival Hope remains the number-two ranked team in the country. Calvin and Hope will co-host the Midwest Challenge this weekend with four nationally-ranked teams set to face Calvin over the course of the weekend. On Friday, Calvin will face eighth-ranked Mount Union at 4 p.m. and then meet 13th-ranked Wittenberg at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Calvin will face sixth-ranked Elmhurst at 11 a.m. and then meet 15th-ranked Chicago at 3 p.m. All four matches will be played at Van Noord Arena. The complete tournament schedule can be found online at: Midwest Challenge Tournament Site Calvin is back in action on Wednesday night when it travels to Olivet for a 6:30 p.m. conference match. The match will feature a live audio broadcast at: Calvin/Olivet Broadcast Link
Tuesday, October 08, 2013Box Score
The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team took over sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings with a dramatic 3-2 sudden-death overtime victory over Alma College Tuesday at Calvin’s Zuidema Field. Calvin now holds a one-point edge over Alma in the MIAA standings after the win. Calvin trailed 2-0 at halftime but scored three unanswered goals all of the feet of freshman Kailey Jo (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) to gain the win including the game winner with 3:57 left in the second overtime. Jo tied the game 2-2 on a goal off a corner kick play with just 3:52 left in regulation. Senior Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) set up Calvin’s first goal, ripping a shot with just under 20 minutes to play that Jo redirected into the net. Ranked 18th nationally, Calvin improves to 10-1-1 overall and to 7-1-1 in the MIAA while Alma dips to 7-5-0 overall and 7-2-0 in the MIAA. Calvin is now 3-0-1 in overtime games this year and will host Trine on Saturday at noon.
Monday, October 07, 2013Results
The Calvin men’s golf team took second at the eighth and final MIAA Jamboree of the year on Monday afternoon, posting a team score of 314 at its home course the Watermark Country Club. With its second place performance, Calvin finishes second in the final MIAA regular season standings, 21 strokes behind MIAA champion Hope. In finishing second, Calvin clinches a spot in the MIAA Spring Tournament for the third consecutive year and will host one of the three 18-hole rounds that make up the MIAA Spring Tournament. The MIAA Spring Tournament includes the top four teams from the MIAA fall regular season with the winner of the spring tournament receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Hope will host the final two 18-hole rounds of the spring tournament with Trine and Adrian also participating in the four-team field. Junior James Van Noord led Calvin on Monday with a 77.
Monday, October 07, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Carlia Canto its Golfer of the Week in women’s golf for matches through Oct. 6. Canto, a senior from Marysville (Port Huron Northern HS), won medalist honors with a course-record 73 at the MIAA Jamboree at Trine’s Zollner Golf Course. She also shot an 85 to finish eighth at the Jamboree hosted by Calvin earlier in the week at Thornapple Pointe Golf Club. Canto is being honored as Golfer of the Week for the first time this season and third time in her career. Canto is currently third in the MIAA individual standings overall. The Knights are back in action on Friday and Saturday, competing at the MIAA Fall Tournament at the Bedford Valley Country Club.
Monday, October 07, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through October 6. Rietema, a senior from Grand Rapids (GR Christian HS), dished out 111 assists (11.1 per set) and added 26 digs and 17 kills for the week as the Knights remained unbeaten with three straight victories. She had 10 kills, 42 assists, nine digs and three blocks in a four-set win over Albion, and had 36 assists and eight digs in a sweep of Kalamazoo. Rietema is being honored for the third time this season and 11th time in her career. Calvin will travel to Olivet on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. match and will then host the Midwest Challenge on Friday and Saturday which will feature several nationally-ranked teams.
Sunday, October 06, 2013Results
ANGOLA, IN – The Calvin women’s golf team finished in a tie for third at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Trine University on Saturday at the Zollner Golf club and in doing so, remains in third place in the overall MIAA team standings. Calvin shared third place with Hope on Saturday with a team score of 341. Senior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) had a superb afternoon for Calvin, claiming medalist honors with a round of 73. It marks the first time that Canto has earned medalist honors in an MIAA competition. Canto currently sits in third place in the overall MIAA individual standings. Sophomore Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) was next for Calvin with an 83 while sophomore Jennie Poole (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) had a 92. Sophomore Sarah Arendsen (Wayland/Wayland HS) had a 93 and sophomore Shara Reynolds (Big Rapids/Big Rapids HS) a 96. Calvin will now prepare for the 36-hole MIAA (Fall) Tournament which will be a part of the six-round total score in the final MIAA fall standings. The MIAA Tournament will take place next Friday and Saturday at the Bedford Valley Country Club with Olivet College serving as host.
Saturday, October 05, 2013Box Score
Kalamazoo surprised the host Knights in front of a large crowd at Zuidema Field as the Hornets defeated Calvin 3-0. The victory is Kalamazoo’s first at Calvin since 2002. Calvin (5-4-0 overall, 4-1-0 MIAA) also saw its five-game win streak come to an end. Despite the loss, Calvin remains in sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings as Olivet defeated Hope 2-1 in overtime, keeping Calvin three points ahead of a logjam of teams now tied for second place which includes Hope, Alma, Kalamazoo and Adrian. Calvin will host Alma on Wednesday in a 4 p.m. match at Zuidema Field.