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Gimme Five!  Calvin Men’s Soccer Team Lands Five Players on All-Central Region Teams

Friday, December 11, 2009

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NSCAA Division III All-Central Region Men's Soccer Teams

A record five members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have received Division III All-Central Regional honors as named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Named to the All-Central Region first team from Calvin are seniors Greg Snapper, Luke Holtrop and Alex McKenzie and junior Dan Kmetz. In addition, junior Scott Hooker has been named to the All-Central Region second team.

As members of the first team, Snapper, Holtrop, McKenzie and Kmetz are now eligible for NSCAA Division III All-America consideration.

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Calvin Second in Latest Learfield Director’s Cup Fall Sports Standings

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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December 10 Learfield Director's Cup Standings

The latest set of Leerfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in second place, just 18 points behind first place Williams (MA).

Calvin has a second place total of 349 points, holding a 30-point lead over third place Washington University (Mo.). Williams (MA) leads the list with 367 points.

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Aquinas 70-67 at Van Noord Arena

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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A strong second half comeback was not enough to lift Calvin to victory Thursday night at Van Noord Arena as the Knights were defeated by the Saints of Aquinas 70-67.

Calvin (2-5) trailed 31-29 at halftime as Aquinas (7-3) shot 53.8 percent in the first half. Aquinas upped its lead to 61-52 with nine minutes remaining in the second half but the Knights answered back with a 14-3 run to take a 66-64 lead. The run was fueled by three-pointers by John Mantel and Bryan Powell and a three-point play by Tom Snikkers.

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Calvin Men’s/Women’s Soccer Teams Hold Lofty Spots in Final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Rankings

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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NSCAA Rankings Page

The final Division III Top 25 rankings compiled by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America have been released and the Calvin men’s and women’s soccer teams are both ranked.  In the final women’s poll, Calvin is ranked 15th. On the men’s side, Calvin is ranked second.

The final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Women’s Poll can be found at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Women’s Poll

The final NSCAA Division III Top 25 Men’s Poll can be found at: NSCAA Division III Top 25 Final Men’s Poll

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Women’s Basketball Game With Saint Mary’s Postponed Until Friday, December 11

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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Tonight’s Saint Mary’s at Calvin women’s basketball game has been postponed because of a winter blizzard warning throughout western Michigan.

The game has been rescheduled for Friday, December 11 at 5 p.m. at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.

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Emily Ottenhoff Named NSCAA Division III Second Team All-American

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

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NSCAA Division III Women's Soccer All-America Release

Calvin College senior Emily Ottenhoff has been named a Division III second team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American.

A native of Palos Heights, Illinois, Ottenhoff is the fourth individual in Calvin women’s soccer history to be named an NSCAA Division III All-American with Tara Dyk (1997 & 1998), Amber Wiersma (1997) and Jill Capel (2006) previously receiving the honor as Calvin women’s soccer players.

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Calvin Swimming & Diving Teams Wrap Up Competition at Calvin Winter Invitational

Sunday, December 06, 2009

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Full Meet Results

The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams concluded competition at their own Calvin Winter Invitational on Saturday night with the Calvin men placing third in a field of seven teams with 379 points while the Calvin women took fourth in a field of 11 teams with 456 points.

Calvin Winter Invitational Web site

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Carissa Verkaik Has 39-point, 23-rebound Effort in 81-73 Win at Purdue-Calumet

Sunday, December 06, 2009

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HAMMOND, IN—Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik put together one of the finest single-game performances in Calvin women’s basketball history Saturday evening in leading the Knights to an 81-73 victory at Purdue Calumet University.

The Holland Christian High School graduate poured in 39 points, grabbed 23 rebounds and blocked five shots. Verkaik was 15 of 24 from the floor, connected on her only three-point field goal attempt and swished 8 of 10 from the free throw line.

Calvin Women’s Basketball All-Time Single-Game Scoring Performances

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Calvin Men’s Soccer Falls to Messiah in National Title Game 2-0

Saturday, December 05, 2009

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - The Calvin men’s soccer team’s quest for a national title came up one game short as the Knights were defeated by defending national champion Messiah (PA) 2-0 Saturday night in the NCAA III Championship final.

Messiah scored in the 16th minute of play on a long throw-in into the box that was headed in by Messiah’s Danny Thompson. Calvin nearly tied the game in the opening moments of the second half with a quick flurry of shots that were turned away by the Messiah defense. Moments later, Messiah was awarded a penalty kick and made good on the opportunity with Nick Thompson banging in the PK.

POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE AUDIO

NCAA Video Highlights

d3soccer.com coverage

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Men’s Basketball Falls To Wheaton 74-69 in CCIW/MIAA Classic

Saturday, December 05, 2009

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HOLLAND- A mere 17 hours after leaving the court on Friday the Knights returned to Holland to take on the sixth ranked Thunder from Wheaton. Despite a very evenly matched game, Calvin (2-4) came up short against Wheaton (5-1) falling by a score of 74-69.

Both teams began the first 10 minutes with a field goal percentage just above the 25 degree temperature outside.  After both teams warmed up heading into halftime but the Knights found themselves trailing 33-30 at half.

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