Top HeadlinesFriday, January 03, 2014 NSCAA Announcement
The Calvin women’s soccer team has received the College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. In all, 254 teams received either the Gold, Silver or Bronze version of the College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season. A total of 157 teams claimed the Silver Award, which is given to teams that accumulate no red cards and a maximum of five yellow cards, while the Bronze Award went to 72 teams, which is presented to teams that receive no reds and a maximum of 10 yellows. Calvin was recognized as a Silver Award recipient. During the season, Calvin received just four yellow cards and did not receive a red card. Under the direction of head coach Mark Recker, Calvin captured MIAA regular season and tournament titles this fall while also advancing to the NCAA III Tournament for the eighth time in the last nine years. The Knights finished with an overall record of 19-3-2 and were ranked 22nd in the final NSCAA Division III Top 25 poll as well as 21st in the final D3soccer.com Top 25 poll.Wednesday, December 18, 2013 NSCAA All-North Central Region Teams
Two members of the Calvin women’s soccer team have received academic honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Senior Danielle Carter has been named to the NSCAA Division III Scholar All-North Central Region second team while senior Ashton Hearn has been named to the third team. A four-year starter in midfield, Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) scored four goals and added two assists for a total of 10 points this fall. She scored game-winning goals against Adrian and Olivet and was named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week once as well as to the All-MIAA first team. She concluded her career with totals of 19 goals and 10 assists. She was also named to the NSCAA All-Central Region second team. A kinesiology major, Carter carries a 3.76 grade point average. A goalkeeper, Hearn (Port Huron/Port Huron Northern HS) was also a four-year member of the Calvin women’s soccer team and a three-year starter in nets. This fall, she compiled a goals-against-average of 0.67 and a won-loss record of 18-3-2 to go with 10 shutouts. Over the course of her career, she recorded 33 shutouts and an overall won-loss record of 53-13-5. Hearn carries a 3.88 grade point average at Calvin while majoring in speech pathology. Earlier this fall, she was named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-District team.Friday, December 13, 2013 Learfield Directors' Cup Standings for 12-12-13
The latest set of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup fall sports standings have been released and after an outstanding fall sports campaign, Calvin College stands in fourth place with 269 points. Williams (Mass) leads the standings with 376 points with Middlebury (Vt.) second with 310 points and Trinity (Tx.) third with 281 points. Calvin picked up 100 points from its women’s volleyball team that captured the national championship last month in Holland, Michigan. Calvin also received 72 points from its women’s cross country team that placed seventh at the NCAA III Championships, 50 points from its women’s soccer team that reached the second round of the NCAA III Tournament and 47 points from its men’s cross country team that finished 27th at the NCAA III Championships.