Calvin Volleyball Team Takes Over Number-One Spot in AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The Calvin women’s volleyball team is the number-one ranked team in Division III. The Knights received the number-one ranking the most recent Division III Top 25 poll released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association this afternoon.
Calvin received 37 first place votes in this week’s poll with Emory second, St. Thomas third and Elmhurst ranked fourth. Hope is ranked fifth. The Flying Dutch also received one first place vote in the poll.
At 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAA, Calvin is scheduled to travel to Trine on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. conference match. Calvin will then participate in the Wittenberg Fall Invitational Friday and Saturday. While there, Calvin will face sixth-ranked Washington University of St. Louis, eighth-ranked Otterbein, Mount St. Joseph and Heidelberg.
A year ago, Calvin took the number-one ranking into the NCAA III Tournament, reaching the national championship finals before eventually falling to St. Thomas in five sets. Calvin then finished second in the final 2012 national poll and entered the 2013 season ranked second as well.
Wednesday’s match at Trine will feature a live audio broadcast and a live stats scoreboard. The broadcast link can be found at: Trine Broadcast
The live stats scoreboard can be found at: Live Stats Scoreboard