Calvin Lands Four on All-MIAA Volleyball Teams

Calvin Lands Four on All-MIAA Volleyball Teams

Four members of the Calvin women's volleyball team have received All-MIAA honors. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are seniors Anna Kamp and Keilahna Castillo along with junior Sarah DeVries. Freshman Kelsey Smith has been named to the All-MIAA second team.

In addition, Kamp has been named the MIAA's Most Valuable Player for the second straight year while DeVries has been named the MIAA's Defensive Player of the Year.

A native of Orland Park, Illinois, Kamp led the MIAA this year in kills (130), kills-per-set (4.48) and points-per-set (4.90). In conference play the outside hitter also tallied 51 blocks, 16 service aces and averaged 2.97 digs-per-set. During the year she was a two-time MIAA Player of the Week.
A graduate of Chicago Christian High School, Kamp is also receiving All-MIAA first team honors for the third consecutive year.

A setter and a middle-hitter, DeVries hails from Grand Rapids and is a graduate of Northpointe Christian High School. She is receiving MIAA Defensive Player of the Year accolades for the first time and All-MIAA first team honors for the second straight year. DeVries led the MIAA this year in hitting percentage (.365), blocks (103) and blocks-per-set (1.38). She also shared the MIAA lead in points-per-set (4.90) with Kamp while ranking seventh in assists-per-set (5.86) and service aces (11).
During the year she was a three-time MIAA Player of the Week. She is the seventh individual in Calvin volleyball history to receive MIAA Defensive Player of the Year honors.

A native of Grandville and a graduate of Grandville High School, Castillo is receiving All-MIAA first team honors for the first time in her career after receiving All-MIAA second team honors the last three.
Calvin's starting libero, Castillo ranked second in the MIAA this season in service aces (16), 24th in digs (79) and 25th in digs-per-set (2.82).

An outside hitter, Smith is from Vienna, Virginia. She is a graduate of Madison High School. In conference play this fall, Smith was second in the MIAA in hitting percentage (.354) and fifth in service aces (12). In addition she ranked 10th in kills (78) and 12th in kills-per-set (2.69).

"We are very happy and proud of our players," said Calvin women's volleyball head coach Amber Warners. "These are really team awards because no one person could get any of these awards without their teammates."

Ranked No. 1 nationally, Calvin is currently 26-1 overall. The Knights captured their eighth consecutive MIAA regular season title this fall, finishing 8-0 in league play. Calvin will host Albion in an MIAA Tournament semifinal Friday night at 7:30 p.m.