Monday, March 16, 2009
The Calvin softball season will get underway this Saturday when the Knights have three games in Tucson, Arizona. Calvin is led by second-year head coach Emily Bustrum. Calvin sports information student assistant Derek Neice recently caught up with Coach Bustrum for a pre-season audio interview. Click the headline above for the full written preview and check out the audio segment (below) as well.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
WESTERVILLE, OH—Calvin was unable to hold on to a pair of late-inning leads and in the process dropped both ends of a season-opening doubleheader at Otterbein College Saturday afternoon. In the opener, Calvin carried a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth but the host Cardinals (3-0) scored twice in the bottom of the sixth and held Calvin scoreless in the top of the seventh to gain a 2-1 win.
In game two, Calvin led 7-3 heading into the top of the seventh but Otterbein struck back with four runs to tie the game and then won the game 8-7 on a walk and a double in the bottom of the eighth.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
TERRE HAUTE, IN—The first-ever trip to the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships for the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams produced four All-America performances and a top-10 national finish.
Friday, March 13, 2009
TERRE HAUTE, IN—The Calvin women’s track and field team made history on Friday afternoon as its distance medley relay team became the first-ever Calvin squad to earn All-America honors in indoor track and field.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Calvin College senior Lauren Bergstrom has been named the Division III Women’s Great Lakes Regional Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
The USTFCCCA selects the top track athlete, field athlete, and coach for the eight regions in Division III track and field.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The Calvin men’s tennis team remains undefeated inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. On Wednesday, Calvin upset Division II Grand Valley State 6-3 to improve to 3-0 inside the facility including 2-0 against four-year institutions.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams will be sending nine individuals - one from the men’s team and eight from the women’s team - the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships this Friday and Saturday at Rose-Hulman Institue in Terre Haute, IN.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
By Chaz Amidon
With their league-best pitching staff completely intact after a championship season in 2008, the Knights will aim to capture their second straight MIAA title this spring behind the arms of seniors Nate Pocock (Wayland, Mass.) and Kyle Cousins (Holland).
And with a proven supporting cast on the mound, along with the return of junior Matt Schepel (Grand Rapids), the MIAA’s reigning home run champion, Calvin has positioned itself to do just that.
Friday, March 06, 2009
The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team will be sending 11 athletes to the upcoming NCAA III Championships scheduled to be held at the University of Minnesota March 18-21. Competing for Calvin in swimming events will be seniors Cara Van Woerkom and Julie Wolfe, juniors Maggie Vail, Emily Roberts, Laura Price and Libby Veldkamp and sophomores Kendra Kinzer and Monica Bressler. Competing for Calvin in the diving competition will be seniors Erica Deur and Jeena Velzen and junior Casey Herman.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
BIG RAPIDS—Calvin dipped to 1-3 on the year, falling to regionally-ranked Ferris State University 6-3 Thursday afternoon. Since opening the year with an 8-1 win over regionally-ranked Carthage, Calvin has dropped three consecutive matches with all three losses coming against ranked opponents.