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2010 Carthage Regional Guide

Also see the St. Thomas Regional Guide and the Wittenberg Regional Guide

5 To Watch:
S Marilee Fisher, Washington
OH Michelle Madeja, Carthage
S Ali Sikic, UW-Platteville
OH Caitlin Hogan, UW-Whitewater
OH Britlyn Sieck, Wartburg

Random Factoid:
New and old commingle: Dominican is making its NCAA tournament debut while defending champion Washington is back for the 24th consecutive season and UW-Whitewater snags its 19 straight berth

Predicted Carthage Regional final:
Washington over UW-Platteville

Predictions for the other regionals:
St. Thomas Regional: UW-Eau Claire over St. Olaf
Wittenberg Regional: Wittenberg over Heidelberg
New York Regional: NYU over Coast Guard
Springfield Regional: UMass Boston over Springfield
Christopher Newport Regional: Christopher Newport over Colorado
Frostburg State Regional: Juniata over Case
Emory Regional: Emory over Thomas More

Printable national bracket
Interactive national bracket

The Schedule at Tarble Arena in Kenosha, Wis.
Nov. 12
12:30 p.m. #4 UW-Whitewater (28-8) vs. #5 Wartburg (23-15)
3:00 p.m. #1 Washington (31-3) vs. #8 Beloit (19-11)
5:30 p.m. #3 UW-Platteville (31-3) vs. #6 Dominican (26-9)
8:00 p.m. #2 Carthage (30-7) vs. #7 UW Oshkosh (24-13)
Nov. 13
4:30 p.m. #1 Washington (32-3) vs. #5 Wartburg (24-15)
7:00 p.m. #2 Carthage (31-7) vs. #3 UW-Platteville (32-3)
Nov. 14
4:00 p.m. #1 Washington (33-3) vs. #3 UW-Platteville (33-3)

CARTHAGE REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 seed Washington (31-3, No. 1 Central Region, No. T3 AVCA)
Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Red, green, tan
Enrollment: 13,761
Founded: 1853
Key wins: Greenville (3-0), UW-Platteville (3-1), St. Olaf (3-0), Carthage (3-0)(3-0), Ohio Northern (3-0), Wittenberg (3-0), Dominican (3-0), Haverford (3-0), Juniata (3-2), Brandeis (3-0)(3-0), Chicago (3-2), Emory (3-2), New York U (3-0)
Losses: New York U (2-3), Case Western Reserve (1-3), Emory (1-3)
All-Conference players (UAA): Sophomore S Marilee Fisher (1st), sophomore DS Kelly Pang (1st), freshman OH Meghan Byrne (1st, Rookie of the Year), junior MH Lauren Budde (2nd), sophomore OH Drew Hargrave (HM)

Team Leaders
Kills: Meghan Byrne 358, Lauren Budde 352, Drew Hargrave 334
Blocks: L. Budde 88, Kaia Schwartz 47, Marilee Fisher 39
Assists: M. Fisher 1067, Megan Odenthal 279, Meg Buker 41
Digs: Kelly Pang 462, L. Budde 300, Ali Hoffman 212
Aces: L. Budde 41, M. Fisher 40, M. Byrne 35

No. 2 seed Carthage (30-7, No. 1 Midwest Region, No. 7 AVCA)
Location: Kenosha, Wis.
Nickname: Lady Reds
Colors: Red, white, black
Enrollment: 2,500
Founded: 1847
Key wins: Saint Benedict (3-0), UW-Eau Claire (3-1), Northwestern (3-0), Ohio Northern (3-2), Chicago (3-0)(3-0), Emory (3-0), UW-Whitewater (3-2), Elmhurst (3-1)(3-0), Heidelberg (3-1), UW Oshkosh (3-0), St. Thomas (3-0), Trinity-TX (3-2)
Losses: Concordia-Moorhead (0-3), Washington (0-3)(0-3), St. Olaf (2-3), Wittenberg (2-3), Juniata (2-3), Millikin (2-3)
All-Conference players (CCIW): Junior OH Michelle Madeja (Player of the Year), junior S Drewann Pancratz (1st), junior OH Lauren Dembkowski (1st), junior MB Jordan Burkholder (2nd), junior MB Cindy Cavanagh (2nd)

Team Leaders
Kills: Michelle Madeja 451, Lauren Dembkowski 380, Jordan Burkholder 250
Blocks: J. Burkholder 172, Cindy Cavanagh 118, Rachel Swoboda 114
Assists: Drewann Pancratz 1199, Emily Stein 107, Izzy Shaindlin 44
Digs: L. Dembkowski 445, M. Madeja 441, I. Shaindlin 418
Aces: L. Dembkowski 46, I. Shaindlin 42, D. Pancratz 29

No. 3 seed UW-Platteville (31-3, No. 3 in Midwest Region, No. 14 AVCA)
Location: Platteville, Wis.
Nickname: Pioneers
Colors: Orange, blue
Enrollment: 7,500
Founded: 1866
Key wins: Dominican (3-0), Beloit (3-0), Wartburg (3-0), Elmhurst (3-1)(3-0), UW-Whitewater (3-1), U Chicago (3-1)(3-1), UW Oshkosh (3-1), UW-Eau Claire (3-1)
Losses: Washington (1-3), UW Oshkosh (2-3), UW-Eau Claire (2-3)
All-Conference players (WIAC): Junior S Ali Sikic (1st), senior OH Melissa Hillebrand (1st), junior MH Briana Kaiser (1st), freshman MH Stephanie Kirchner (HM), senior DS Abby Carey (All-Defense)

Team Leaders
Kills: Melissa Hillebrand 355, Stephanie Kirchner 314, Briana Kaiser 303
Blocks: B. Kaiser 111, Emily Kaiser 92, S. Kirchner 74
Assists: Ali Sikic 1347, Allee Yundt 51, E. Kaiser 37
Digs: Abby Carey 495, Leslie White 374, S. Kirchner 277
Aces: A. Carey 46, L. White 45, A. Sikic 40

No. 4 seed UW-Whitewater (28-8, No. 4 in Midwest Region, No. 16 AVCA)
Location: Whitewater, Wis.
Nickname: Warhawks
Colors: Purple, white
Enrollment: 10,671
Founded: 1868
Key wins: Cal Lutheran (3-1), St. Thomas (3-1), Elmhurst (3-0)(3-0), UW-Eau Claire (3-1)(3-1), Juniata (3-2), Wartburg (3-1), UW Oshkosh (3-0)
Losses: Wittenberg (0-3), Emory (2-3), Carthage (2-3), U Chicago (2-3), UW Oshkosh (2-3), St. Olaf (1-3), UW-Platteville (1-3), UW-Eau Claire (1-3)
All-Conference players (WIAC): Senior OH Caitlin Hogan (Player of the Year), senior MB Katy Krajnak (1st), junior OH Sofia Sanchez (1st), junior S Christina DeGroot (2nd), junior DS Alyssa Bauer (All-Defense)
Team Leaders
Kills: Caitlin Hogan 397, Sofia Sanchez 397, Katy Krajnak 368
Blocks: K. Krajnak 98, Ariel Johnston 85, C. Hogan 74
Assists: Christina DeGroot 1382, C. Hogan 101, Heidi Buss 45
Digs: Alyssa Bauer 640, Kelli Trautmann 307, C. DeGroot 267
Aces: C. DeGroot 91, C. Hogan 63, K. Trautmann 33

No. 5 seed Wartburg (23-15, NR Central Region, NR AVCA)
Location: Waverly, IA
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Orange, black
Enrollment: 1,775
Founded: 1852
Key wins: UW Oshkosh (3-1)
Losses: Augsburg (0-3), St. Catherine (1-3), Nebraska Wesleyan (0-3), Saint Mary’s-MN (1-3), Cornell-IA (1-3), Loras (2-3), Saint Benedict (1-3), St. Olaf (2-3)(0-3), Concordia-Moorhead (0-3), St. Thomas (0-3), UW-Platteville (0-3), Elmhurst (2-3), UW-Whitewater (1-3), Central (2-3)
All-Conference players (IIAC): Sophomore OH Britlyn Sieck (1st), freshman S/RS Ramey Sieck (2nd), junior OH Kamille Van Natta (HM)

Team Leaders
Kills: Britlyn Sieck 436, Kamille Van Natta 368, Maddie Forsyth 264
Blocks: Kelly Niemann 100, K. Van Natta 74, M. Forsyth 72
Assists: Ramey Sieck 688, Abby Breitbach 502, Britney Hermsen 145
Digs: K. Van Natta 415, Marissa Shinstine 407, R. Sieck 293
Aces: K. Van Natta 42, R. Sieck 38, M. Forsyth 38

No. 6 seed Dominican (26-9, NR Midwest Region, NR AVCA)
Location: River Forest, Ill.
Nickname: Stars
Colors: Royal blue, black, white
Enrollment: 3,340
Founded: 1901
Key wins: U Chicago (3-1)
Losses: U Chicago (0-3), Trinity-CT (2-3), UW-Platteville (0-3), St. Norbert (2-3), Concordia-WI (2-3), Marian (0-3), Illinois Tech (1-3), Hanover (0-3), Washington (0-3)
All-Conference players (Northern AC): Senior OH Darcy Kammeier (1st), senior MB Kasey Kiepura (1st), sophomore S Jessica Guerrieri (1st), freshman OH Claire Dezelski (Freshman of the Year), HC Christine Paciero (Coach of the Year)

Team Leaders
Kills: Darcy Kammeier 306, Jacy Lawrence 227, Claire Dezelski 217
Blocks: Kasey Kiepura 110, Jessica Gallagher 70, Marrisa Mafuli 50
Assists: Jessica Guerrieri 1141, Missy Budz 30, D. Kammeier 27
Digs: Liz Yakey 425, D. Kammeier 271, Mary Pollard 259
Aces: J. Guerrieri 63, M. Pollard 34, K. Kiepura 28

No. 7 seed UW Oshkosh (24-13, No. 6 in Midwest Region, No. 22 AVCA)
Location: Oshkosh, Wis.
Nickname: Titans
Colors: Black, gold, white
Enrollment: 12,400
Founded: 1871
Key wins: Millikin (3-2), Texas-Dallas (3-1), U Chicago (3-1), Northwestern (3-1), UW-Platteville (3-2), UW-Whitewater (3-2), Washington & Lee (3-2), Salisbury (3-2)
Losses: Elmhurst (0-3)(1-3), Wartburg (1-3), Christopher Newport (1-3), UW-Eau Claire (1-3), St. Scholastica (2-3), U Chicago (1-3), Trinity-TX (2-3), Carthage (0-3), St. Thomas (0-3), Heidelberg (0-3), UW-Platteville (1-3), UW-Whitewater (0-3)
All-Conference players (WIAC): Senior DS Christina Cahoon (1st, All-Defense), sophomore OH Aleisha Bagin (1st), senior OH Andrea Smith (1st), sophomore RS Andrea Felton (2nd)

Team Leaders
Kills: Aleisha Bagin 452, Andrea Felton 296, Andrea Smith 277
Blocks: Brittany Gruning 86, Larissa Krumplitsch 67, A. Smith 47
Assists: Morgan Liebetrau 1017, A. Felton 267, Alison Tomczyk 139
Digs: Christina Cahoon 551, A. Smith 419, Robyn Eggert 275
Aces: A. Smith 41, R. Eggert 36, M. Liebetrau 31

No. 8 seed Beloit (19-11, NR in Midwest Region, NR AVCA)
Location: Beloit, Wis.
Nickname: Buccaneers
Colors: Blue, gold
Enrollment: 1,350
Founded: 1846
Key wins: (None)
Losses: UW-Stevens Point (0-3)(2-3), Cornell-IA (0-3)(2-3), Illinois Wesleyan (0-3), Concordia-WI (1-3), William Penn (0-3), Lake Forest (0-3), UW-Platteville (0-3), Monmouth-IL (1-3), UW-Stout (1-3)
All-Conference players (MWC): TBA

Team Leaders
Kills: Laura Toth 310, Mary Parker 267, Tess Jacquez 267
Blocks: L. Toth 104, Emma Kozera 70, Leah Kruckman 39
Assists: Caitlin O’Leary 974, M. Parker 42, T. Jacquez 26
Digs: M. Parker 628, Margo Regier 455, T. Jacquez 341
Aces: L. Toth 36, T. Jacquez 32, two tied with 31

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 9, 2010 at 1:07 am

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