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Hope Sweeps Calvin, Advances To NCAA Volleyball Title Match

In a battle of MIAA co-champions, Hope swept defending NCAA Division III national champion Calvin Saturday night in a NCAA semifinal match to advance to the national championship for the first time in school history.

The Flying Dutch defeated the Knights, 28-26, 25-18, 25-14, to advance to Monday's 1 p.m. national title match against Emory, Ga., in Newport News, Va.

The two teams had split their regular season meetings, and Calvin had defeated Hope to win the MIAA tournament at DeVos Fieldhouse two weeks ago. The two Calvin wins are Hope's only losses this season.

Anna Lynch led Hope (33-2) with 15 kills and a .344 hitting percentage, while Jenna Grasmeyer added 14 kills and Lauren Hazekamp had 32 assists, 12 digs and six blocks. MIAA Most Valuable Player and national Division Player of the Year Maggie Kamp had 11 kills and 11 digs for Calvin (31-4), while Laura Danhoff also had 11 kills.

Hope had a team hitting percentage of .211 while limiting Calvin to a .113 hitting percentage. The Flying Dutch also outdug Calvin 59-48 and had seven service aces to the Knights' two.

Saturday, November 22 - NCAA Semifinals at Newport News, Va.
Hope def. Calvin 28-26, 25-18, 25-14

Monday, November 24 - NCAA National Championship at Newport News, Va.
Hope (33-2) vs. Emory, Ga. (38-3), 1 p.m. 

Friday, November 21 - NCAA Quarterfinals at Newport News, Va.
Hope def. Clarkson, N.Y. 25-16, 25-21, 25-20
Calvin def. Christopher Newport, Va. 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-16 

Saturday, November 15 - NCAA Regional Championship at Springfield, Ohio
Hope def. Wittenberg, Ohio 16-25, 19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 15-13

Saturday, November 15 - NCAA Regional Championship at Kenosha, Wis.
Calvin def. Carthage, Wis. 26-24, 21-25, 25-20, 25-13

Friday, November 14 - NCAA Regional at Springfield, Ohio
Hope def. Juniata, Pa. 21-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-14, 15-8

Friday, November 14 - NCAA Regional at Kenosha, Wis.
Calvin def. Elmhurst, Ill. 25-22, 25-14, 25-27, 25-21

Thursday, November 13 - NCAA Regional at Springfield, Ohio
Hope def. Franklin & Marshall, Pa. 25-19, 25-22, 25-20

Thursday, November 13 - NCAA Regional at Kenosha, Wis.
Calvin def. Wis.-Oshkosh 25-23, 25-22, 25-13

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Calvin 9th, Hope 23rd at Women's Cross Country Nationals; Knights' Vince Finishes 3rd ; Calvin Men 21st

Calvin posted its second consecutive top-10 national finish, placing ninth at the NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championships at Kings Island, Ohio with a team score of 280 points. Hope placed 23rd with a team score of 591.

Calvin sophomore and MIAA Most Valuable Runner Cassie Vince led the charge by finishing third individually with a time of 21:30. The finish by Vince is the second-best in MIAA women's cross country history at the national finals, surpassed only by Calvin's Renea Bluekamp, who won the 1993 individual national title in Grinnell, Iowa.

With the third place finish, Vince claims Division III All-America honors for the second straight year. She finished 23rd at the 2013 championships.

Three other MIAA runners finished among the top 100 runners. Calvin's Lauren Strohbehn was 51st in 22:45.8, Alma's Kaitlyn Arnold was 68th in 22:57.9 and Calvin's Kimby Penning 99th in 23:13.8.

Calvin placed 21st in the men's national championship race, with MIAA Most Valuable Runner Zac Nowicki being the only runner to crack the men's top 100 with a 90th-place finish.

Saturday, November 22 - NCAA Division III National Cross Country Meet at Wilmington, Ohio

Women's Team Scores: 1. Johns Hopkins, Md. 87. 2. Mass. Institute of Technology 112. 3. St. Lawrence, N.Y. 138. 4. Washington-St. Louis, Mo. 180. 5. Geneseo State, N.Y. 212. 9. Calvin 280. 23. Hope 591.

Top MIAA Runners: 3. Cassie Vince, Calvin, 21:30.2. 51. Lauren Strohbehn, Calvin, 22:45.8. 68. Kaitlyn Arnold, Alma, 22:57.9. 99. Kimby Penning, Calvin, 23:13.8. 101. Sarah Danner, Calvin, 23:15.4.

Men's Team Scores: 1. North Central, Ill. 130. 2. St. Olaf, Minn. 143. 3. Wis.-La Crosse 188. T4. Washington-St. Louis. Mo. 192. 4. Colby, Me. 192.  21. Calvin 522.

Top MIAA Runners: 90. Zac Nowicki, Calvin, 25:16.7. 120. Ben Zank, Hope, 25:29.0. 138. Nathan VanHaitsma, Calvin, 25:34.4. 141. Josh Ferguson, Calvin, 25:35.2. 144. Steven Haagsma, Calvin, 25:35.5.

Complete Results


 

      

Adrian Falls To Mount Union in NCAA Playoffs

Saturday, November 22 - NCAA First Round Playoff Game
Mount Union, Ohio 63, Adrian 3


 


Calvin's Vegter, Kalamazoo's Mailing Named To Academic All-America Soccer Teams

Two MIAA student-athletes - Calvin's Travis Vegter and Kalamazoo's Lucy Mailing - have been named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-America soccer teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

Vegter, who was the MIAA's Most Valuable Player in men's soccer this fall, was named to the men's Academic All-America second team, while Mailing was a second team Academic All-America women's selection.

Vegter  (pictured left), a senior from Hudsonville (Unity Christian HS), led the MIAA in scoring this season with 19 goals and 44 points in conference play. He carries a 3.41 grade point average as a biology major. He was a first-team Academic All-America selection last season.

Mailing (pictured right), a junior from West Bloomfield (Birmingham Groves HS), was a first team All-MIAA goalkeeper for the Hornets this season, playing every minute of every game and posting a 0.74 goals against average in conference play. A biology major at Kalamazoo, she holds a 3.95 grade point average.

In order to be selected as Academic All-America, a student-athlete must possess at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing. He or she must also be a starter or key reserve on the team. 

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Calvin's Michmerhuizen Named To NCAA Today's Top Ten List

Recent Calvin graduate and former NCAA track and field national champion Nicole Michmherhuizen has been named a recipient of the Today's Top 10 Award by the NCAA.

Michmerhuizen, who was the 2014 recipient of the MIAA's Sheila Wallace Kovalchik Award as the conference's most outstanding senior female scholar-athlete, is one of 10 former student-athletes who will be honored at the NCAA Convention in January in Washington, D.C. for their extraordinary accomplishments athletically, in the classroom and in the community.

A five-time Division III All-American in track and field and cross country, Michmerhuizen won the Division III individual national championship 10,000 meter run in 2013. The former team captain led her team to four MIAA championships in track and field and three MIAA titles in cross country. 

During her time at Calvin, she received three Capital One Academic All-America honors and multiple academic scholarship awards, including the 2014 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and the 2013-14 Goldwater Research Scholarship, for pursuing DNA research on diabetes as an undergraduate student.

She presented research at the Annual Biophysical Society Meetings in Philadelphia in 2013 and San Francisco in 2014, and has published research articles in the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Virology and Biophysical Journal.

Michmerhuizen also spent time working in her community, teaching Sunday school and volunteering with a homeless shelter, the Special Olympics and the West Michigan food bank.

Michmerhuizen is currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan pursuing her master's and Ph.D.

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Calvin's Kamp Named Division III Player of the Year, Leads Seven MIAA All-America Selections 

MIAA Most Valuable Player Maggie Kamp of Calvin was named Thursday the NCAA Division III Player of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Kamp, a junior from Palos Heights, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), is the fourth consecutive Calvin player to receive the AVCA national award. She headlines a list of seven MIAA student-athletes - all of whom will be playing in this weekend's NCAA Division III national championships - that have received All-America honors, including two first-team selections and the national Freshman of the Year.

Past NCAA Division III Players of the Year from Calvin have included Kamp's older sisters, Rebecca (2011) and Lizzie (2012). Megan Rietema, now an assistant coach for the Knights, was last year's national Player of the Year.

Calvin setter Jenna Lodewyk (top row, second from left) was named the Division III Freshman of the Year on Wednesday when the All-America team was announced. Meanwhile, Kamp and Hope senior Jenna Grasmeyer were named to the AVCA Division first team in the balloting conducted by a selection committee of coaches from around the country.

Grasmeyer (top row, center) is being honored on the first team for the third time, while Kamp (top row, left) is on the first team for the second time.

Calvin sophomore Laura Danhoff (top row, second from right) and Hope junior Lauren Hazekamp
(top row, right) were second team All-America selections, while Lodewyk was named to the third team.

Calvin's Emily Crowe (second row, left) and Hope's Amy VanderStoep (second row, right) were honorable mention All-American selections.

The national Division III Player of the Year announcement came at a banquet in Newport News, Va., where MIAA co-champions Calvin and Hope will be competing for the national championship starting Friday.

Click here to read more about Maggie Kamp's Division III Player of the Year honor.
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Hope's Kessel Named NCAA Volleyball Elite 89 Recipient

The MIAA received another honor in volleyball Thursday as Hope libero Jayne Kessel was named recipient of the NCAA Division III Elite 89 Award for the second consecutive year.

Kessel, a junior from Byron Center (Grand Rapids South Christian HS), has the highest grade point average among the student-athletes competing at this weekend's Division III national championships in Newport News, Va. with a perfect 4.0 GPA. She is a chemistry and Spanish double major and wants to go to dental school upon graduation from Hope.

Kessel is the second MIAA student-athlete to receive the Elite 88/89 Award twice. Olivet's Kellen Beckwith was a two-time recipient in men's swimming and diving in 2010-11.

The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average
participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships. All GPAs are based on a straight grading scale to ensure consistency among institutions.

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2014 All-MIAA Football Team Announced; Trine's Masiewicz, Olivet's Armstrong MVPs

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced its 2014 All-MIAA football team.

Trine quarterback Taylor Masiewicz (pictured left), who led the MIAA in total offense with 288 yards per game passing and rushing in conference play, has been named Offensive Most Valuable Player in the vote conducted by the conference’s coaches.

Olivet defensive lineman Ryan Armstrong (pictured center), who led the MIAA in tackles for loss with 16.5 and tied for first in sacks with 8.5 against conference opponents, was named Defensive Most Valuable Player.

Alma offensive lineman Blake Padget (pictured right) was named the recipient of the Pete Schmidt Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award, presented in honor of the late Albion football coach who led the Britons to an MIAA record-tying nine championships from 1983-96 and an NCAA Division III national championship in 1994.

Click here for the complete 2014 All-MIAA football team. 



 

Players of the Week            

Football
Offensive Player of the Week: Dominic Bona, Albion
Defensive Player of the Week: Cody Lindemulder, Hope
Special Teams Player of the Week: Mike Czarnecki, Albion
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Men's Basketball
Player of the Week: Jordan Brink, Calvin
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Women's Basketball
Player of the Week: Brigitte Zavithsanos, Adrian  
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Swimming and Diving
Men's Athlete of the Week: Daniel Biggs, Alma
Women's Athlete of the Week: Nicole Langerak, Calvin 
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