Carissa Verkaik Named MIAA Co-Player of the Week in Women’s Basketball
Monday, January 14, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin center Carissa Verkaik and Olivet center Stefanie Lang its Players of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through January 15. Verkaik, a senior from Holland (Holland Christian HS), became just the second player in MIAA women’s basketball history to go over 1,000 career points in league play, averaging 19 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots as the Knights moved into sole possession of first place with a pair of wins. She had 21 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in a 97-53 win over Kalamazoo, then added 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in a 64-59 victory over Hope. Verkaik, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time this season and ninth time in her career, shot 58 percent from the field (14 of 24) and 82 percent at the line (9 of 11) for the week. Calvin is back in action on Wednesday, traveling to Adrian for a 6 p.m. contest.