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9/28/16:

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Yep, probably a late update tonight.

WIAC
#11 UW-Stevens Point, #12 UW-Whitewater
#19 UW-La Crosse, UW-Stout
#23 UW-Oshkosh 3, UW-Platteville 0
#24 UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls

CCIW
#18 Elmhurst 3, Carthage 0

MIAC
St. Thomas, Hamline
St. Catherine, Carleton
Gustavus Adolphus, Augsburg

NACC
Edgewood, Dominican

MWC
Cornell, Grinnell

Nonconference
Rockford, Mount Mary

Top 25 upset watch
#1 Calvin 3, #6 Hope 0
#8 Colorado College 3, Johnson & Wales (Colo.) 0
#13 Eastern 3, DeSales 0
#17 Mary Washington 3, Southern Virginia 1

-Ricky Nelson

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September 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

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9/27/16: BVU remains unbeaten in IIAC

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CCIW
#21 Illinois Wesleyan 3, North Park 0 IWU’s Brown had 12 kills, 16 digs.
#25 Millikin 3, Wheaton 1 MU’s E. Syversen had 12 kills, 9 digs, 6 aces.
Augustana 3, Carroll 0 AC’s Kalkhoff had 9 kills.

IIAC
Coe 3, Dubuque 2 CC’s Leisinger had 17 kills.
Buena Vista 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 1 BVU’s Schaap had 18 kills, 14 digs.

NACC
Aurora 3, Concordia Chicago 0 AU’s McKenzie hit 12-1-21 with 4 aces.
Marian 3, Lakeland 1 MU’s Brehm had 9 kills, 13 digs.

UMAC
#22 Northwestern 3, Crown 0 UNW’s Gonder hit 10-1-14.
St. Scholastica 3, North Central 0 CSS’s Elvehjem had 10 kills.
Martin Luther 3, Bethany Lutheran 2 MLC’s St. Germaine had 17 kills.
UW-Superior 3, Northland 0 UWS’s Nightingale had 15 kills.

MWC
St. Norbert 3, Lawrence 0 SNC’s Johnson had 6 kills, 7 blocks.

SLIAC
Greenville 3, Principia 0 GC’s Mitchell had 10 kills, 14 digs.
Westminster 3, MacMurray 0 WC’s Kelley hit 11-1-17.
Webster 3, Blackburn 0 WU’s Siebenmorgen hit 13-1-20.
Eureka 3, Iowa Wesleyan 1 EC’s Dooley hit 12-2-15.

Nonconference
North Central (Ill.) 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 1 NCC’s Elshoff had 14 kills, 26 digs, 5 blocks.
Maranatha Baptist 3, MSOE 0 MBU’s Renz had 15 kills.
Beloit 3, Rockford 2 BC’s Baran had 19 kills, 17 digs.
Robert Morris-Springfield 3, Monmouth 2 RMUS is USCAA.
Fontbonne 3, Lincoln Christian 1 FU’s Eason had 14 kills, 13 digs.

Top 25 upset watch
#4 Cal Lutheran 3, Occidental 1
#9 Texas Dallas 3, East Texas Baptist 0
Clarion 3, #10 Juniata 2
#14 Christopher Newport 3, William Peace 0

-Ricky Nelson

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September 27, 2016 at 12:05 am

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2016 AVCA Week 4 poll: Eau Claire enters top 25

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Calvin remained the top-ranked team with 41 first-place votes in the AVCA Week 4 poll.

Second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps garnered seven top votes while fourth-ranked Cal Lutheran received one. Rounding out the top five were third-ranked Southwestern and fifth-ranked Wittenberg.

Central and Midwest region teams in the Week 4 top 25: No. 11 UW-Stevens Point; No. 12 UW-Whitewater; No. 15 Washington-St. Louis; No. 18 Elmhurst; No. 19 UW-La Crosse; No. 21 Illinois Wesleyan; No. 22 Northwestern; No. 23 UW-Oshkosh; No. 24 UW-Eau Claire; No. 25 Millikin.

Central and Midwest region teams receiving votes this week: Gustavus Adolphus; Bethel; St. Thomas.

For comparison’s sake, here’s my Week 4 top 10.

For the record, my 11-25 teams this week would roughly be: Elmhurst; UW-Stevens Point; Juniata; Trinity (Texas); Washington-St. Louis; Mary Washington; Northwestern; St. Thomas; UW-Eau Claire; Colorado College; Texas Dallas; Eastern; Christopher Newport; Ohio Northern; UW-Oshkosh. Apologies to Gustavus Adolphus, Hendrix, Illinois Wesleyan, Millikin and a few others.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 27, 2016 at 12:04 am

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UNW’s Peterson tabbed AVCA Player of the Week

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Northwestern junior outside Lindsey Peterson was named the AVCA Player of the Week for matches played Sept. 19-25.

Peterson averaged 7.25 kills and 3.75 digs per set as the Eagles won their lone match of the week. Peterson collected 29 kills on .404 hitting and 15 digs in No. 25 UNW’s 3-1 win at No. 18 Bethel.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 27, 2016 at 12:01 am

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2016 NCAA stats: Central, Midwest regions home to 4 of top 7 players in digs per set

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The following are Central and Midwest players and teams in the top 10 nationally, according to the third stats release of the season. The national leader is listed regardless of region. Players and teams not from the Central or Midwest regions are listed in italics.

Stats are through Sept. 25.

Aces/Set
1. Cleaya Antes, Notre Dame 1.61
1. Notre Dame 5.43

Total Aces
1. Maddi Richard, Penn State-Abington 45
1. Penn State-Abington 191

Assists/Set
1. Maddie Entinger, UW-La Crosse 11.51
6. Kayla Reeg, Westminster (Mo.) 10.76
8. Emily Lines, Aurora 10.63
1. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 13.90
4. Northwestern 13.04
5. Cornell 12.86
10. UW-La Crosse 12.53

Total Assists
1. Abby Majercik, UW-Stevens Point 653
3. Emily Lines, Aurora 638
4. Maddie Entinger, UW-La Crosse 610
8. Kayla Reeg, Westminster (Mo.) 592
1. UW-Stevens Point 872
6. Aurora 761

Attacks/Set
1. Larysa Iwaskiw, Ramapo 15.06
2. Marissa Ekness, Minnesota Morris 15.04
8. Brandi Blattner, Saint Mary’s (Minn.) 12.34
1. Minnesota Morris 42.41
6. Augsburg 40.45
9. Illinois College 39.54

Total Attacks
1. Larysa Iwaskiw, Ramapo 934
3. Marissa Ekness, Minnesota Morris 842
7. Karrah Davis, Dubuque 680
10. Kelly Cefalu, UW-Stevens Point 668
1. Hanover 2,624
5. UW-Stevens Point 2,438
8. Minnesota Morris 2,375

Blocks/Set
1. Lulu Schulz, Rhodes 1.69
3. Alison Renz, Maranatha Baptist 1.48
10. Jessica Diehl, Spalding 1.28
1. Eastern 2.67
7. UW-Oshkosh 2.47
8. St. Thomas 2.39

Total Blocks
1. Idi Uffen, Stockton 87
6. Katie Shabatura, Luther 68
9. Whitney Lloyd, St. Thomas 66
1. Hanover 162
4. St. Thomas 141
8. Luther 130

Digs/Set
1. Jessie Koster, Dallas 7.19
3. Keiyah Triplett, Knox 6.63
4. Katie Reitsma, Minnesota Morris 6.50
6. Shanee Herd, St. Catherine 6.33
7. Haley Bergan, Loras 6.30
1. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 21.98
5. Minnesota Morris 19.82
6. Principia 19.56
7. Chicago 19.53
10. Augustana 19.49

Total Digs
1. Jessie Koster, Dallas 446
2. Bri Piepenbrok, UW-Stevens Point 396
3. Shanee Herd, St. Catherine 380
5. Katie Reitsma, Minnesota Morris 364
7. Kristina Billie, Benedictine 353
1. Dallas 1,243
6. UW-Stevens Point 1,177
7. Aurora 1,166

Hitting Percentage
1. Laura Danhoff, Calvin .477
2. Elizabeth Kelley, Westminster (Mo.) .443
1. Johnson & Wales .301
3. Northwestern .266

Opponent Hitting Percentage
1. Notre Dame -.153
6. UW-Stevens Point .066

Kills/Set
1. Sarah Szybist, Rochester Tech 5.62
6. Marissa Ekness, Minnesota Morris 4.89
7. Alison Renz, Maranatha Baptist 4.76
1. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 14.71
3. Northwestern 13.88
10. Cornell 13.41

Total Kills
1. Sarah Szybist, Rochester Tech 371
5. Marissa Ekness, Minnesota Morris 274
6. Heather Sawchuk, UW-Eau Claire 255
10. Diamond Boyd, Cornell 246
1. UW-Stevens Point 922
6. Aurora 816

Points/Set
1. Sarah Szybist, Rochester Tech 6.45
3. Alison Renz, Maranatha Baptist 5.95
7. Marissa Ekness, Minnesota Morris 5.45

Triple-Doubles
1. Hannah Nimrick, Elmhurst 4
1. Dakota Pelach, Alma 4
4. Claire Ritchie, Loras 3

-Ricky Nelson

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September 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm

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9/26/16: See you tomorrow

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No Central and Midwest region or top 25 teams play today.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 26, 2016 at 12:46 am

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Ricky Nelson’s 2016 Week 4 top 10

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The AVCA poll comes out Tuesday.

My rank, (my Week 3 rank, AVCA Week 3 rank), record, key results last week
1 (1,2). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 12-0 W: Cal Lutheran; La Verne.
2 (2,1). Calvin 12-0 [None].
3 (8,5). Southwestern 17-0 W: Colorado College. 
4 (5,7). Hope 13-1 [None].
5 (6,6). Wittenberg 8-3 [None].
6 (7,4). Cal Lutheran 12-3 W: [None]. L: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
7 (NR,8). Emory 11-3 W: Hendrix; Birmingham-Southern.
8 (NR,14). UW-Whitewater 12-3 W: Christopher Newport; UW-Oshkosh.
9 (9,17). Carnegie Mellon 15-2 [None].
10 (4,19). UW-La Crosse 11-2 W: Illinois Wesleyan. L: UW-Eau Claire.
Dropped out: No. 3 Colorado College (13-2); No. 10 UW-Stevens Point (18-2).

As a reminder, the Standout Stats and Last Team Standing pages are updated nightly.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 25, 2016 at 6:41 pm

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