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Calvin Volleyball Players Receive All-MIAA Honors

Sunday, November 08, 2009

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Four members of the Calvin women’s volleyball team have received All-MIAA Honors. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are senior Kelsey Sears and sophomore Rebecca Kamp.

Calvin players named to the All-MIAA second team include sophomores Renee DeHaan and Erin Vander Plas.

Sears and Kamp are both receiving All-MIAA first team honors for the second straight year.

Sears is from Traverse City and is a graduate of Traverse City West High School. A libero, Sears averaged 4.51 digs-per-set and 0.35 service aces per-set in conference play this fall to rank sixth in the MIAA in both categories. She was also named MIAA Specialty Player of the Week once during the year.

Kamp is from Orland Park, Illinois. She is a graduate of Chicago Christian High School. A two-time MIAA Player of the Week this fall, Kamp led the MIAA in kills per-set (4.40) and was second in service aces per-set (0.47) and was third in hitting percentage (.348) and blocks per-set (1.09).

Vander Plas is from Cadillac and is a graduate of McBain Northern Michigan Christian High School. An outside hitter, Vander Plas was named MIAA Player of the Week once this fall. She finished sixth in the MIAA in hitting percentage (.286).

A middle hitter, DeHaan is from Grand Rapids and is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School. DeHaan led the MIAA in blocks per-set (1.17) and finished fourth in hitting percentage (.315).

Calvin finished the MIAA season with a 14-2 record, good for a second place league finish. The Knights then captured the MIAA Tournament title with tournament victories over Saint Mary’s, Alma and Hope. Now 27-6 overall and ranked 14th nationally, the Knights will head to the NCAA III Tournament this week with the NCAA III Tournament field set to be announced on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m.

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