Volleyball Team Raises National Title BannerThe women’s volleyball team celebrated its 2016 national title on Wednesday night at the men’s basketball game. The Knights raised the 2016 national championship banner to the top of Van Noord Arena. The 2016 national title is the third title in the past seven years. Every four-year player who has come into the volleyball program since 2007 has won a national title with head coach Dr. Amber Warners.
Calvin in Third Place in Learfield Directors’ Cup StandingsCalvin currently stands in third place in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings after an outstanding fall season. The Knights have 314 points so far. The Knights trail Washington-St. Louis at 385 points and Tufts at 365.5 points. Calvin is the only MIAA institution in the top-25, with Hope being the next closest in 36th place.
Volleyball Ranked No. 1 in Final AVCA RankingsThe Calvin volleyball program claimed the top spot in the final AVCA rankings of the year. The Knights finished the season with a 33-1 record and a perfect 16-0 record in the MIAA. Calvin claimed its third national title on Saturday evening in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Volleyball Claims Third National TitleThe Calvin volleyball program won its third national title on Saturday night in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Knights swept Washington University in St. Louis, 25-21, 25-21, 25-21. Calvin has also won a national title in 2010 and 2013. This is the 11th NCAA title for Calvin College.
Volleyball Defeats Northwestern in NCAA SemifinalsThe Knights advanced to the NCAA Tournament finals for the fifth time in program history with a 3-0 victory over Northwestern (Minn.) on Thursday evening. The Knights swept the eagles, 28-26, 25-18, 25-17. Calvin improves to 32-1 on the year and Northwestern finishes the season at 34-5. Calvin will face Washington University at St. Louis at 8 p.m. Eastern standard time and 7 p.m. Central standard time at the Kolf Sports Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
No. 2 Volleyball Rallies to Down No. 5 Emory in NCAA QuarterfinalsThe No. 2 ranked Calvin volleyball team rallied to ground the No. 5 ranked Eagles of Emory on Thursday afternoon. The Knights rallied back from 1-2, to win, 3-2. The Maroon and Gold took the match, 25-17, 19-25, 24-26, 25-21, 15-9. With the victory, Calvin advances to the NCAA Tournament semifinal round on Friday. Calvin will play the winner of the Northwestern (Minn.) vs. Eastern match. The match will take place at 6:00 p.m. Eastern standard time and 5:00 p.m. Central standard time at the Kolf Sports Center.
Volleyball Volunteers in OshkoshThe Calvin volleyball team spent the afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh on Wednesday afternoon. The Knights joined the other seven remaining teams at the Division III Volleyball Championship Banquet on Wednesday night.
Volleyball Trio Earns All-America HonorsThree members of the volleyball team received AVCA Division III All-America honors on Tuesday. Senior Laura Danhoff and sophomore Anna Kamp were named to the AVCA Division III All-America first team. Junior Jenna Lodewyk was named to the second team.
No. 2 Volleyball Downs DePauw in NCAA Second RoundOn Friday evening, the No. 2 Calvin women’s volleyball (28-1) team faced off against the Tigers of DePauw University (25-5) in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Tournament.
Volleyball Records Five All-Region SelectionsThe AVCA named five Calvin volleyball players to the all-region teams on Friday. Named to the AVCA Great Lakes All-Region Team was senior Laura Danhoff, junior Jenna Lodewyk, sophomore Anna Kamp and sophomore Keilahna Castillo. On the AVCA Great Lakes Honorable Mention All-Region was freshman Sarah DeVries.
No. 2 Volleyball Pounds Pitt.-Bradford in NCAA First RoundThis weekend, Calvin is hosting an eight-team NCAA Division III volleyball regional. The regional will include teams from Bethany (W.Va.), Carnegie Mellon (Pa.), DePauw (Ind.), Millikin (Ill.), Ohio Norther, Pitt.-Bradford (Pa.) and Wittenberg (Ohio).
Volleyball to Host NCAA Regional TournamentCalvin has been selected to host an eight team NCAA Division III volleyball regional from Nov. 10-12. The winner of the region will advance to the quarterfinal round in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Knights are making their 26th NCAA Tournament appearance and the 13th-straight appearance with coach Warners.
Volleyball Sweeps MIAA Honors, Danhoff Named MVPFor the seventh-straight year, a Calvin volleyball player was named the MIAA MVP. The Knights recorded five All-MIAA selections, including three on the first team. The Calvin volleyball program also claimed the MIAA Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Jenna Lodewyk Earns MIAA Specialty Player of the Week HonorsJenna Lodewyk has claimed Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Volleyball Specialty Player of the Week honors on Monday for matches through Oct. 31. This is the second time this season that she has earned the honor and the fifth time in her career. She helped No. 1 ranked Calvin go 3-0 last week, with victories over Alma, No. 11 Hope and Olivet.
No. 1 Volleyball Crushes Comets, Goes Perfect in MIAAThe No. 1 ranked Calvin volleyball team finished regular season play with a perfect 26-0 record on Saturday afternoon. The Knights made quick work of the Comets with a 3-0 victory. The Knights finished the MIAA season with a 16-0 record. Calvin defeated Olivet on Saturday, 25-12, 25-14, 25-14. Olivet finishes the season at 13-16 and 4-12 in the MIAA, in seventh place. This is the 10th time in program history that the Knights have gone undefeated in MIAA play.
No. 1 Volleyball Tops No. 11 Hope 3-2, Wins MIAA OutrightOn Friday night, the Calvin volleyball team claimed the outright MIAA championship in a competitive five-set match against rival Hope College to remain undefeated on the season. The Knights downed the Flying Dutch, 25-14, 19-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-8.
No. 1 Volleyball Remains Perfect at KalamazooThe No. 1 ranked Calvin volleyball team improved to 23-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory at Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon. The Knights smacked the Hornets, 25-20, 25-12, 25-12. Calvin remains perfect in MIAA play at 13-0.
Calvin Volleyball Team Featured on FOX-17 NewsThe top-ranked Calvin women's volleyball team is off to a 22-0 start. Grand Rapids Fox-TV affiliate FOX-17 was on the Calvin campus on Wednesday afternoon and filed the following report at: FOX-17 Calvin College Volleyball Report For 10-19-16
No. 1 Volleyball Blasts Bulldogs, 3-0The No. 1 Calvin volleyball team swept the Adrian Bulldogs on Tuesday evening, 3-0. The Knights defeated the Bulldogs, 25-21, 25-18, 25-16. Calvin remains perfect at 22-0 on the season and 12-0 in MIAA play, two matches ahead of second-place Hope. Adrian falls to 13-10 and 7-4 in the MIAA. Junior Jenna Lodewyk (Villa Park, Ill./Timothy Christian) surpassed two milestones on Tuesday with her 1000th serve and 3000th career assist.
Anna Kamp Claims MIAA Player of the Week HonorsAnna Kamp has claimed Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Volleyball Player of the Week honors on Monday for matches through Oct. 17. This is the second-straight week that she has earned the honor and the third time in her career.
No. 1 Volleyball Downs Duo at Midwest InvitationalThe No. 1 Calvin volleyball team improved to 19-0 on the season with a pair of wins at the Midwest Invitational. The Knights started the evening with a 3-0 victory over Clarkson, defeating the Golden Knights, 25-11, 25-22, 25-14. The Knights finished the night downing No. 17 Elmhurst, 3-0. Calvin blanked the Bluejays, 25-17, 25-22, 25-15. Calvin is now 7-0 at Van Noord Arena in 2016.
No. 1 Volleyball Slams Saint Mary’s, 3-0The No. 1 Calvin volleyball team improved to 17-0 with a 3-0 victory at Saint Mary’s. The Knights are now 11-0 in MIAA play with the 25-21, 25-15, 25-10 victory. Saint Mary’s falls to 10-12 and 6-4 in MIAA action.
Anna Kamp Named MIAA Player of the WeekAnna Kamp has garnered Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Volleyball Player of the Week honors on Monday for matches through Oct. 10. This is the second time in her career and first time this season that she has earned the weekly honor.