GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Two members of the Calvin volleyball team have received AVCA Division III All-America honors. Senior Anna Kamp and junior Sarah DeVries have been named to the AVCA Division III All-America first team. Kamp is receiving AVCA Division All-America first team honors for the third straight year. DeVries is receiving All-America accolades for the second straight year. She was a second team All-America selection in 2017.
"I am very happy for these two," said head coach Amber Warners. "They have all worked very hard this season and throughout their careers. I am happy that they are being honored for their hard work."
They join Rebecca Kamp (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011), Megan Rietema (2011, 2012 and 2013), Maggie Kamp (2013, 2014, 2015), Laura Danhoff (2014, 2015 & 2016) and Jenna Lodewyk (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) as the only Calvin volleyball players to receive AVCA All-America honors three or more times.
An outside hitter, the 6-1 Kamp averaged 4.34 kills, 0.57 blocks-per-set and had 19 service aces and 300 digs on the year. She has 1,610 kills in her career which ranks third on the Calvin all-time list, trailing only older sisters Maggie Kamp (1782) and Rebecca Kamp (1868). She was named the MIAA's Most Valuable Player earlier this month for a second straight year. She was also named to the All-MIAA first team and to the Great Lakes All-Region team while receiving MIAA Player of the Week honors twice. Last weekend she was named to the all-tournament team of the NCAA III Regional hosted by Calvin.
Individually, she is ranked fourth in total kills (508), eighth in kills-per-set (4.34) and 10th in total attacks (1,331).
DeVries has doubled as a setter and middle-blocker for the Knights this season in Calvin's 6-2 offensive system. She has been a multiple-point threat for Calvin on the court, averaging 3.29 kills, 5.42 assists, 2.16 digs and 1.10 blocks-per-set.
She has tallied seven triple-doubles this year which ranks fifth nationally. She is also ranked 13th in total blocks (129). Earlier this month she was named the MIAA's Most Valuable Defensive Player and to the All-MIAA first team. She was then named to the AVCA Great Lakes All-Region team and was named the Great Lakes Region Player of the Year. Last weekend she was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA III Regional Tournament hosted by Calvin.
The duo has helped Calvin fashion an overall record of 31-1 overall and advance to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin will face Aurora University in a national quarterfinal match at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
CALVIN COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL AVCA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICANS
1986 Julie Dykstra
1987 Julie Dykstra, Leah Calsbeek, Roxanne Helmus
1997 Erika VanStralen
2000 Rhonda Volkers
2006 Kristen Kalb, Molly Krikke
2007 Molly Krikke, Katie Zondervan
2008 Rebecca Kamp
2009 Rebecca Kamp, Kelsey Sears
2010 Rebecca Kamp
2011 *Rebecca Kamp, Lizzie Kamp, Megan Rietema
2012 *Lizzie Kamp, Megan Rietema
2013 *Megan Rietema, Maggie Kamp, Emily Crowe
2014 *Maggie Kamp, Laura Danhoff, Jenna Lodewyk
2015 Maggie Kamp, Jenna Lodewyk, Laura Danhoff
2016 Laura Danhoff, Anna Kamp, Jenna Lodewyk
*Denotes National Player of the Year