Rietema, Kamp and Crowe Named AVCA Division III All-Americans
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Senior Megan Rietema and sophomore Maggie Kamp have been named first team Division III All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. In addition, junior Emily Crowe had been named a third team Division III All-American by the AVCA. The awards were announced this morning. All three players will be honored at an awards banquet Wednesday night in Holland on the campus of Hope College.
A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Rietema is receiving first team All-America honors for the third straight year. She is averaging 9.77 assists and 2.55 digs-per-set from her setter’s position. She is also averaging 0.64 blocks-per-set and has 21 services aces on the year along with an attack percentage of .341. Rietema was named the Most Outstanding Player of the regional tournament hosted by Calvin last weekend, doing so for the second straight year. She was also named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player and to the All-MIAA first team. During the year, she was selected to the all-tournament team of the Wittenberg Fall Classic as well as to the Puget Sound Premier Invitational.
A native of Orland Park, Illinois, and a graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Kamp is receiving AVCA All-American for the first time. This fall, she has posted a hitting percentage of .318 while averaging 4.11 kills-per-set. She also averages 2.34 digs-per-set and has racked up 29 service aces and 64 blocks on the season. Last weekend, she was named to the all-tournament team of the NCAA III regional hosted by Calvin. Earlier this month, she landed a spot on the All-MIAA first team. She was a three-time MIAA Player of the Week selection during the season and was named to the University of Puget Sound Premier Invitational all-tournament team Labor Day weekend.
Crowe is also receiving AVCA All-America accolades for the first time. A native of Granger, Indiana, Crowe is a graduate of Mishawaka Penn High School. A middle-blocker, Crowe carries an attack percentage of .311 and is averaging 2.03 kills and 1.01 blocks-per-set. In Calvin’s three NCAA III Tournament matches last week, she carried an attack percentage of 3.62 and averaged 2.0 kills-per-set
At 32-1, Calvin is headed into national tournament play Thursday night when it faces the University of Massachusetts-Boston at 3 p.m. at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse in a national quarterfinal match. Calvin will enter the match ranked number-one in the country.