GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's volleyball team will host Adrian College Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
The Teams: The Bulldogs are 9-12 overall and 2-3 in the MIAA. The Knights bring a 19-1 overall record and 5-0 MIAA record into the match.
The Coaches: David Kwan is in his 7thseason as head coach of the Adrian volleyball program. Kwan graduated with honors from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences in 1999. He then earned a master's degree in Kinesiology in Coaching from York University in 2001. Before Adrian, he spent nearly a decade as the head coach of the Defiance women's volleyball program in which he earned the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Coach of the Year in 2003, led the program to a record 26-5 season record, achieved the highest winning percentage for first 60 matches, and had three top-three conference finishes.
Dr. Amber Warners is in her 17th year as head coach of the Calvin volleyball program. A 1990 Calvin graduate, Warners was a former two-sport standout for Calvin in volleyball and softball. Warners earned her master's degree from Michigan State University in sports psychology in 1996. She also received her Ph.D. from Michigan State. In 16 years as Calvin's head coach, she has compiled a record of 506-74. Under Warners the Knights have won three national championships, in 2010, 2013 and 2016. Warners has led Calvin to 14 consecutive NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. Warners is a four-time AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year (2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014). Warners is tied for second on the all-time NCAA Division III AVCA National Coach of the Year Award list. She has helped coach six perfect 16-0 seasons in the league.
The Players: For the Bulldogs, senior Olivia Welsh averages 2.55 kills per set and also averages 3.97 digs per set. Sophomore Alex Tobler averages 2.54 kills per set.
For the Knights, senior Anna Kamp (Orland Park, Ill. / Chicago Christian) averages 4.22 kills per set and has a .280 attack percentage. Senior Keilahna Castillo (Grandville, Mich. / Grandville) has a 3.65 digs per set percentage. Junior Sarah DeVries (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Northpointe Christian) averages 3.32 kills per set and 2.16 digs per set.
Coverage: Live stats of the game will be available on Calvin's Website at CalvinKnights.com.
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Up Next: The Knights will head Elmhurst, Illinois this weekend to compete in the Elmhurst Tournament. Friday evening, they will take on Wis.-Whitewater followed by Carthage and Aurora on Saturday.