Women's Basketball

March 17, 2014 Breanna Verkaik Named to D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region Third Team Calvin College junior Breanna Verkaik has been named to the D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region third team. She is receiving D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region honors for the first time.
March 4, 2014 Breanna Verkaik and Kayla Engelhard Receive All-MIAA Women's Basketball Honors Two members of the Calvin women’s basketball team have received All-MIAA honors. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are junior Breanna Verkaik while junior teammate Kayla Engelhard has been named to the All-MIAA second team.
March 2, 2014 Women's Basketball Falls to Hope 88-79 in MIAA Tournament Finals By Mark DeHaan Coming off an upset of nationally ranked Olivet in the first round of the MIAA Tournament on Thursday, the Calvin women's basketball team was looking for a repeat performance against the Flying Dutch of rival Hope College in the Tournament Final on Saturday night. The Knights faced a tall-task in Hope, ranked #1 in the nation and entering with a perfect 26-0 record. Calvin trailed by 16 at half and by 20 with just over ten minutes to go, and a Knights rally in the second half drew Calvin within four at 81-77, but the Knights would come no closer as Hope closed out an 88-79 win.
February 27, 2014 Calvin Women's Basketball Upsets #18 Olivet 80-76 in MIAA Tournament By Mark DeHaan Despite twice falling to Olivet during the MIAA regular season, it was the Knights that came out on top when it mattered most, as 27 points and 14 rebounds from junior Breanna Verkaik (Holland/Holland Christian HS) paced Calvin en route to a hard-fought 80-76 victory in the MIAA Tournament semifinals Thursday night.
February 24, 2014 Breanna Verkaik Named MIAA Co-Player of Week in Women's Basketball ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Olivet guard Kelsey Campbell and Calvin forward Breanna Verkaik its Players of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through February 22.
February 22, 2014 Women's Basketball Closes Regular Season with 72-57 win at Kalamazoo KALAMAZOO – Calvin closed out its regular season campaign with a 72-57 victory at Kalamazoo College, boosting its overall season record to 18-7 and completing its MIAA season at 12-4 – good for third place in the final league standings.
February 19, 2014 Calvin Clinches Third Place in MIAA With 82-55 Win Over Adrian By Mark DeHaan The Calvin women's basketball entered Wednesday night's MIAA matchup looking to secure its spot in the four-team MIAA Tournament, while the Adrian Bulldogs were tied with Kalamazoo and fighting for their postseason lives. Calvin made the night a winning one, defeating the Bulldogs 82-55.
February 16, 2014 Women's Basketball Falls to Olivet 82-67 - Remains in Third Place in MIAA Standings In a showdown for second place in the MIAA standings, the nationally-ranked Comets of Olivet withstood a furious effort by the Knights of Calvin in gaining an 82-67 victory Saturday afternoon inside Calvin’s Van Noord Arena.
February 14, 2014 Calvin Claims Non-Conference Win Over Rochester College OAKLAND – Calvin improved to 16-6 overall with an 88-59 non-conference victory over Rochester College Wednesday night in a game played at Oakland Christian High School.
February 9, 2014 Calvin women's basketball defeats Alma 82-70 ALMA - The Calvin women’s basketball team finished out a busy week of play with an 82-70 victory at Alma College Saturday afternoon. The game marked the fourth game in seven days for the Knights.
February 9, 2014 Calvin women's basketball opens season with 65-45 win at Lakeland SHEBOYGAN, WI - The Calvin women’s basketball team opened up regular season play on Friday evening, traveling to Wisconsin to face the Muskies of Lakeland College.
February 5, 2014 Calvin Defeats Saint Mary's 87-54 Calvin improved to 14-6 overall and 9-3 in the MIAA with an 87-54 win over Saint Mary's Wednesday evening inside Van Noord Arena. The Knights remain one game behind second place Olivet which improved to 10-2 with a win over Albion Wednesday.
February 3, 2014 Women's Basketball Regains Winning Ways in 78-57 Win Over Trine By Mark DeHaan The Calvin women’s basketball returned to action Monday night, looking to rebound from a tough loss on Saturday against conference-rival Hope. The Knights hosted Trine in a make-up game that was twice postponed. Calvin entered the contest with a 14-5 overall record, and a 7-3 conference record, tied for third in the MIAA. The Thunder came in at 4-14 and 1-8 in the MIAA. The Knights, despite turning around without a single practice, defeated the Thunder soundly, 78-57.
February 1, 2014 Calvin Win Streak Snapped by Hope in Rivalry Contest HOLLAND - While round one of the Calvin-Hope women’s basketball rivalry this season featured an offensive explosion, round two featured much more of a defensive theme. Unfortunately for Calvin, the defensive theme was dictated by Hope as the Flying Dutch held Calvin to its lowest scoring output of the season in a 78-47 victory Saturday afternoon at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse.
January 29, 2014 Calvin women's basketball defeats Albion 81-46 - win streak at five ALBION - Calvin used a stifling defensive effort and a torrid three-point attack to claim an 81-46 conference victory at Albion Wednesday night inside Kresge Gymnasium. The victory stretches Calvin's win streak to five games.
January 22, 2014 Women's Basketball Roars to Road Win at Adrian ADRIAN – Calvin stretched its win streak to four games with an 83-64 win at Adrian Wednesday night. The victory keeps the Knights on the heels of second place Olivet as Calvin is 6-2 at the midpoint of the league schedule, one game behind the 7-1 Comets.
January 18, 2014 Women's Basketball Defeats Kalamazoo 75-58 By Gina de Haan Saturday afternoon at Van Noord Arena the Calvin women’s basketball team won its third consecutive league game with a 75-58 victory over the Kalamazoo College Hornets. The Knights are getting hot at the right time as they near the heart of their season and conference play.
January 15, 2014 Calvin Claims 95-68 Win at Saint Mary's NOTRE DAME, IN – The Calvin women’s basketball team has suddenly found a new offensive gear. For the second consecutive game, the Knights hit the 90-point plateau, this time in a 95-68 victory at Saint Mary’s College Wednesday night.
January 11, 2014 Women's Basketball Rolls to 91-31 Win Over Alma Story by Brett Venhuizen The Knights returned to action after a 77-73 loss at Olivet on Saturday, with a home conference game against the Scots of Alma. Calvin got back on the winning track, defeating Alma 91-31 to improve to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in the MIAA.
January 4, 2014 Late Comeback Effort Comes Up Short for Women's Basketball Team in 77-73 Loss at Olivet The Calvin women’s basketball team returned to conference play on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Olivet to take on the Comets at the Cutler Event Center. Olivet captured Saturday’s MIAA contest by a final score of 77-73, holding off a furious second-half comeback effort by the Knights.
December 28, 2013 Women's Basketball Downed by Davenport CALEDONIA - A three-minute stretch to end the first half and a five-minute stretch to open the second half combined to knock Calvin out of a non-conference contest at cross-town foe Davenport Saturday afternoon as the Knights suffered an 80-50 defeat.
December 27, 2013 Calvin Rolls to Big Win Over Marygrove CALEDONIA - A red-hot shooting performance from the perimeter propelled the Calvin women’s basketball team to a 111-62 victory over Marygrove College at the Davenport Holiday Tournament Friday afternoon. Calvin’s point total is the second-highest single-game scoring total in school history, surpassed only by the 116 points scored against Kalamazoo in 1979.
December 20, 2013 Calvin Blows Out Illinois Institute of Technology CHICAGO, IL - The Calvin women’s basketball team improved to 6-3 with a 95-28 victory over Illinois Institute of Technology Saturday night. Formerly an NAIA school, ITT recently reinstated its men’s and women’s basketball programs and is currently an NCAA III provisional member institution.
December 19, 2013 Knights Toppled by Titans In Bloomington BLOOMINGTON, IL - The Calvin women’s basketball team ran into a team that could match its up-tempo attack and then some. On Thursday night, Calvin suffered a 103-81 defeat to Illinois Wesleyan University.
December 10, 2013 Calvin Selected to Host NCAA III Finals in Women's Basketball & Women's Volleyball in 2015 & 2017 The NCAA has awarded NCAA III women’s basketball and women’s volleyball championships to the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 2014-18 seasons. Calvin College will host the following championships: Women’s Basketball / 2015 Women’s Volleyball / 2015 Women’s Basketball / 2017 Women’s Volleyball / 2017
December 7, 2013 Women's Basketball Holds Off Trine on the Road ANGOLA, IN – The Calvin women’s basketball team stretched its win streak to three games with a 68-63 conference victory at Trine University Saturday afternoon.
December 4, 2013 Calvin Picks Up MIAA Victory Over Albion The Calvin women’s basketball team returned to conference play on Wednesday evening, hosting the Britons of Albion at Van Noord Arena. Calvin, after leading by two at halftime, opened up a 24 point margin in the second half and coasted to a 77-69 win.
November 26, 2013 Calvin Picks Up Road Victory at Manchester MANCHESTER, IN - The Calvin women’s basketball team got back on the winning track with a 65-55 victory at Manchester University Tuesday night. The win lifts Calvin’s season record to 3-2.
November 23, 2013 Calvin Falls to Baldwin-Wallace in B-W Invite Title Tilt BEREA, OH – For one half of play, the Calvin womens’ basketball team stood toe-to-toe with the Yellow Jackets of Baldwin-Wallace. The second half proved to be a different story however as Baldwin-Wallace limited Calvin to just 20 second half points – en-route to an 80-62 victory in the championship game of the Baldwin-Wallace Invitational.
November 22, 2013 Calvin Opens Up B-W Invite With Win Over Ohio Wesleyan BEREA, OH - The Calvin women’s basketball team continued early season non-conference play on Friday evening, traveling to Ohio to take part in the Baldwin-Wallace Invitational this weekend. Calvin came out on top in a first round matchup Friday night, defeating Ohio Wesleyan 70-60.
November 19, 2013 Calvin Drops MIAA Opener to Hope 88-81 In a rare early-season meeting of conference rivals, Hope recorded an 88-81 victory over Calvin Tuesday night at Van Noord Arena in the MIAA opener for both teams.
November 1, 2013 2013-14 Calvin Women's Basketball Preview By Mark DeHaan The Calvin women's basketball team enjoyed its most successful stretch in program history from the fall of 2009 to the spring of 2013, accumulating 100 victories and losing only 16 contests. The Knights earned national tournament berths all four years, advancing as far as the Elite Eight in March of 2012.