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Rebecca & Lizzie Kamp & Kelsey Sears Named to Gt. Lakes All-Region Team - Lizzie Kamp Frosh of Year

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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AVCA Division III All-Region Teams

The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced its Division III All-Region teams and three Calvin players have been selected to the Great Lakes All-Region squad and are now eligible for All-America consideration.

Named to the Great Lakes All-Region team from Calvin are senior Kelsey Sears, sophomore Rebecca Kamp and freshman Lizzie Kamp. In addition, Lizzie Kamp has been named the Great Lakes Regional Freshman of the Year, becoming the second player from Calvin and from her family to receive the honor. A year ago, older sister Rebecca Kamp was named Great Lakes Regional Freshman of the Year.

A native of Traverse City and a graduate of Traverse City West High School, Sears is averaging 5.17 digs per-set and has 35 service aces on the year. She has twice hit the 30-dig plateau in matches this fall and in a four-set win at Hope last Saturday in the MIAA Tournament finals, she came up with 28 digs. This fall, Sears has been named to the all-tournament team at the Wittenberg Border Battle and the Ohio Northern Invitational. Calvin’s starting libero, Sears was also named MIAA Specialty Player of the Week twice and landed a spot on the All-MIAA first team for the second straight year.

A native of Orland Park, Illinois, Rebecca Kamp is receiving AVCA Great Lakes All-Region accolades for the second straight year. A 6-1 middle-hitter, Rebecca Kamp is averaging 4.13 kills and 1.23 blocks per-set while carrying an attack percentage of .345. A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, she is ranked nationally in all three statistical categories.  She also averages 1.95 digs per-set and has a team-leading 50 service aces on the year. Last
week, she was named to the All-MIAA first team for the second straight year. During the season, she has been named to the all-tournament team at the Ohio Northern Invitational, Wittenberg Border Battle and Elmhurst Invitational. She has also been named MIAA Player of the Week twice.

Also a native of Orland Park, Illinois, Lizzie Kamp is a 6-1 outside hitter. A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Lizzie Kamp averages 2.58 kills per-set and has an attack percentage of .279. She was recently named MIAA Player of the Week for her efforts in the MIAA Tournament which included 13 kills and four block assists in the win over Hope last Saturday in the MIAA Tournament.

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