Calvin’s Lizzie Kamp Named AVCA Division III National Player of the Year
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
HOLLAND, Mich. - Calvin College senior Lizzie Kamp has received the highest honor in Division III volleyball. On Wednesday night at the Division III All-America banquet ceremony hosted by Hope College at the Haworth Conference Center, Kamp was named the Division III National Player of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
It not only marks the second straight year that a Calvin player has been named national player of the year in volleyball, but also marks the second straight year that a member of the Kamp family has done so. A year ago, older sister Rebecca Kamp was named the AVCA Division III Player of the Year.
A native of Orland Park, Illinois, and a graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Lizzie Kamp has also been named a first team AVCA Division III All-American. A year ago, she was a second team pick.
An outside hitter, Kamp will help lead the top-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team this week at the NCAA III Finals at Hope College.
This fall, she has posted a hitting percentage of .319 while averaging 4.43 kills-per-set. She also averages 2.02 digs-per-set and has racked up 32 service aces and 45 blocks on the season.
Over the course of her four-year career, Kamp has helped Calvin fashion an overall won-loss record of 124-14. During that four-year span, Calvin has earned four berths in the NCAA III Tournament and in 2010, captured the school’s first national title in volleyball. Last weekend, she was named to the all-tournament team of the regional hosted by Calvin. Earlier this fall was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player and landed a spot on the All-MIAA first team for the third straight year. She was a four-time MIAA Player of the Week selection during the fall and was named to the Otterbein/Capital Tournament all-tournament team earlier in the fall.
At 31-2, Calvin is headed into national tournament play tomorrow night when it faces the University of Puget Sound at 8 p.m. at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse in a national quarterfinal match. Calvin will enter the match ranked number-one in the country while Puget Sound is ranked 12th.
AVCA Division III National Players of the Year
2012 Lizzie Kamp, Calvin College
2011 Rebecca Kamp, Calvin College
2010 Amelia McCall, Emory University
2009 Christina Cahoon, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
2008 Amber Thomas, Juniata College
2007 Amber Thomas, Juniata College
2006 Stephanie Kines, Juniata College
2005 Courtney Rose, Emory University
2004 Carli Dale, Juniata College
2003 Amy Smith, University of La Verne
2002 Rebecca Rotello, Washington University in St. Louis
2001 Allison Erickson, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
2000 Candace Wilson, Central College
1999 Abbie Brown, Central College
1998 Abbie Brown, Central College
1997 Jennifer Martz, Washington University in St. Louis
1996 Amy Ward, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
1995 Shelley Swan, Washington University in St. Louis
1994 Amy Albers, Washington University in St. Louis
1993 Amy Albers, Washington University in St. Louis
1992 Lisa Becker, Washington University in St. Louis