Women's Volleyball

December 19, 2013 Calvin Volleyball Coach Amber Warners Named AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year SEATTLE, Wash. (December 19, 2013) - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that Calvin College Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Amber Warners has been selected as the 2013 AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year.
December 10, 2013 Maggie Kamp Named Capital One Academic All-American in Women's Volleyball Calvin College sophomore Maggie Kamp has become the third member of her family to be named a Capital One Academic All-American in women’s volleyball. A native of Palos Heights Illinois, Maggie Kamp was named to the Capital One Division III All-America second team earlier today by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA).
November 23, 2013 Calvin Captures National Title in Five-Set Thriller Over Cal-Lutheran For the second time in four years, the Calvin women’s volleyball team has captured the national championship!! The Knights did so in dramatic style at Hope’s DeVos Fieldhouse, overcoming a two-sets-to-none deficit to win a 20-25, 12-25, 25-22, 25-17, 20-18 thriller. Playing in front of more than 3,300 fans, Calvin overcame an 11-8 deficit in the fifth set to win the match. Calvin took the lead at 13-12 and then had six championship point opportunities before finally putting away the win with a kill down the near sideline by senior Megan Rietema. Cal Lutheran (35-2) had one match point at 16-15 but the Knights fought it off with a kill by sophomore Maggie Kamp. Kamp finished with a team-high 27 kills and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. She was joined on the all-tournament team from Calvin by Rietema and senior Kristen Zietse. The national championship is the 10th in Calvin athletics history, joining the national title won by the 2010 volleyball team as well as crowns won in women’s cross country (1998 and 1998), men’s cross country (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006) and men’s basketball (1992, 2000).
November 22, 2013 Calvin Volleyball Advances to Finals With Win Over Emory By Mark DeHaan The Calvin women's volleyball national semifinal matchup on Friday provided fans with a rematch of the 2010 National Championship between the Knights and the Eagles of Emory University. Calvin defeated Emory in four sets in 2010.
November 21, 2013 Calvin Defeats UMass Boston in NCAA III Quarterfinals - To Face Emory University in Semis Friday The Knights returned to the DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland for the second straight year, reaching quarterfinal play in the NCAA III tournament. Calvin’s national quarterfinal opponent was the Beacons of the University of Massachusetts-Boston. In the end, Calvin’s experience was too much for the Beacons as the Knights claimed a four set victory 25-23, 25-13, 24-26, 25-18 to advance to the national semifinals.
November 20, 2013 Calvin's Megan Rietema Named AVCA Division III National Player of the Year Calvin College senior setter Megan Rietema has been named the Division III National Player of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The award was announced this evening at a pre-nationals banquet hosted by Hope College in the school’s Haworth Center.
November 19, 2013 Rietema, Kamp and Crowe Named AVCA Division III All-Americans Senior Megan Rietema and sophomore Maggie Kamp have been named first team Division III All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. In addition, junior Emily Crowe had been named a third team Division III All-American by the AVCA. The awards were announced this morning. All three players will be honored at an awards banquet Wednesday night in Holland on the campus of Hope College.
November 16, 2013 Calvin Claims NCAAA III Regional Title With Win Over Wittenberg For the third time in four years, the Calvin women’s volleyball team is headed back to quarterfinal round of the NCAA III Tournament. The top-ranked Knights did so in a familiar way, defeating 10th-ranked Wittenberg in a five-set NCAA III regional final Saturday night in front of more than 2,000 fans at Calvin’s Van Noord Arena. Calvin won the match by scores of 25-19, 25-22, 23-25, 24-26, 15-9.
November 15, 2013 Calvin Advanced to NCAA III Regional Final With Win Over Mount Union For the fourth consecutive year, the Calvin women’s volleyball team has advanced to the NCAA III Regional finals. The Knights advanced to the regional final in similar fashion, once again defeating Mount Union in a five-set second round thriller at Van Noord Arena. A year ago, Calvin defeated the Purple Raiders in five sets, winning by scores of 25-12, 23-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-6. On Friday, Calvin won in much the same way, winning by scores of 25-11, 23-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-8.
November 14, 2013 Calvin Sweeps Penn State-Behrend in NCAA III First Round Match By Mark DeHaan The Calvin women’s volleyball team returned to NCAA Tournament play on Thursday evening and defeated Penn State-Behrend in a three-set match at Calvin's Van Noord Arena
November 14, 2013 Calvin volleyball players receive AVCA Division III Great Lakes All-Region honors The Great Lakes All-Region volleyball teams have been selected and five members of the Calvin College volleyball team have receive regional accolades. Seniors Megan Rietema and Kristen Zietse along with junior Emily Crowe and sophomore Maggie Kamp have been named to the Great Lakes All-Region team. Freshman Laura Danhoff has been named the Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year and has also been named a Great Lakes All-Region honorable mention recipient.
November 13, 2013 Calvin Volleyball Moves Back Into Top Spot in National Poll The Calvin women’s volleyball team has regained the number-one spot in the AVCA Division III Top 25 rankings. After three weeks in the number-two spot, Calvin has leap-frogged rival Hope for the top spot.
November 10, 2013 Calvin Holds Off Hope in Five-Set Thriller to Win MIAA Tournament Title By Mark DeHaan A triple feature of Calvin-Hope MIAA Championship contests accumulated in an evening matchup between the top two volleyball teams in Division III. With a Hope victory in men's soccer and a Calvin win in women's soccer, volleyball was set up as the rubber match between the two long-time rivals. Like anyone would expect between two highly ranked and skilled teams, the match came down to the wire, with Calvin claiming the five-set victory, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-15, 15-12.
November 10, 2013 Calvin Volleyball Players Receive All-MIAA Honors The Calvin volleyball team picked up a complete sweep of the three major postseason awards presented by the MIAA Saturday night. Calvin senior setter Megan Rietema was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player while senior libero Kristen Zietse was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Defensive Player. In addition, Calvin freshman middle-hitter Laura Danhoff was named the MIAA’s Freshman of the Year.
November 8, 2013 Maggie Kamp Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team in Volleyball Calvin College sophomore Maggie Kamp has been named the Division III Capital One Academic All-District team in volleyball.
November 8, 2013 Calvin volleyball defeats Saint Mary's to set up MIAA Tournament Finals showdown with Hope Calvin, the top seed in the MIAA tournament, defeated Saint Mary’s, the fourth seed, in both of their regular season meetings. And, in similar fashion, with a three-set 25-11, 25-15, 25-20 sweep of the Belles on Friday evening, Calvin advanced to the MIAA Tournament Final against Hope which will be played Saturday at Van Noord Arena.
November 4, 2013 Megan Rietema Named MIAA Specialty Player of the Week for 12th Time in Career ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through Novmeber 2.
November 1, 2013 Volleyball Captures Share of MIAA Title - Clinches Top Seed for MIAA Tournament By Mark DeHaan Calvin volleyball hosted the Hornets of Kalamazoo College on Friday evening for an MIAA contest. Not only was the match the final regular season game for the Knights, but it was also Senior Night as Calvin’s two seniors, Kristin Zietse and Megan Rietema, were honored at Van Noord Arena.
November 1, 2013 Volleyball Picks Up Road Win at Adrian - Retains Share of MIAA Lead ADRIAN - Calvin maintained a share of first place in the MIAA standings with a 25-23, 25-19, 25-20 victory at Adrian Tuesday night. Ranked second nationally, Calvin is now 26-1 overall and 14-1 in the MIAA.
October 23, 2013 Volleyball Sweeps Saint Mary's - Retains Share of MIAA Lead Story by Brett Venhuizen The number-two ranked Knights took a three-set home match against the Belles of St. Mary’s. Calvin improves to 25-1 overall by scores of 25-14, 25-7, 25-16. The Knights showed almost no weaknesses in this match with a .414 kill percentage and seven total team blocks. Calvin also racked up nine service aces.
October 18, 2013 Calvin Volleyball Suffers First Defeat of Year in Five-Set Loss at Hope The top-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team suffered its first defeat of the season, falling at second-ranked Hope Friday night by scores of 25-17, 22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-7.
October 17, 2013 Maggie Kamp Named AVCA Division III National Player of the Week Maggie Kamp, a sophomore outside hitter for No. 1 Calvin College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week.
October 17, 2013 Volleyball Rolls Past Trine - Sets Up Friday Showdown at Hope For MIAA Lead Calvin improved to 24-0 overall and to 12-0 in the MIAA with a 25-21, 25-13, 25-10 victory over the visiting Thunder of Trine University Tuesday night inside Van Noord Arena.
October 17, 2013 Volleyball Closes Out Midwest Challenge With 4-0 Mark Calvin closed out the Midwest Challenge with sweeps of sixth-ranked Elmhurst and 15th-ranked Chicago Saturday afternoon.
October 11, 2013 Calvin volleyball sweeps #7 Mount Union & #13 Wittenberg at Midwest Challenge The top-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball is now the only unbeaten team in Division III. On Friday, Calvin defeated Mount Union and Wittenberg in a pair of three-set matches at the Midwest Challenge.
October 9, 2013 Calvin volleyball sweeps Olivet - remains unbeaten Story by Brett Venhuizen OLIVET- The number-one ranked Knights won in three straight sets against the Comets of Olivet on Wednesday night with scores of 25-19, 25-8, 25-20. This match took place at the Cutler Event Center on the campus of Olivet College.
October 7, 2013 Megan Rietema Named MIAA Specialty Player of the Week For 11th Time in Career ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin setter Megan Rietema its Specialty Player of the Week in volleyball for matches played through October 6.
October 6, 2013 Volleyball Rolls to Win Over Alma by Brett Venhuizen GRAND RAPIDS – The number one ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team took a three set win against the Scots of Alma with scores of 25-10, 25-18, 25-14.
October 4, 2013 Calvin Volleyball Receives Friday Night Scare at Albion ALBION - The top-ranked Calvin women's volleyball team received a Friday night scare at Albion before prevailing 25-9, 25-13, 22-25, 26-24.
October 1, 2013 Calvin Sweeps Kalamazoo to Remain Unbeaten KALAMAZOO – The top-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team improved to 16-0 overall and to 8-0 in the MIAA with a 25-13, 25-21, 25-18 win at Kalamazoo Tuesday night.
September 18, 2013 Calvin Sweeps Hope in Matchup of Top Two Ranked Volleyball Teams in Division III Tuesday night saw the top two teams in Division III volleyball square-off in Van Noord Arena. Calvin entered the night with the #1 ranking and a 12-0 record, while the Flying Dutch of Hope were just recently ranked #2 as it also held a 12-0 record. The Knights, defending their top ranking, defeated Hope in straight sets by scores of 25-17, 25-21, 28-26. Calvin has now won eight consecutive matches against Hope dating back to 2010.