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2010 Wittenberg Regional Guide

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

5 To Watch:
OH Jackie Reinhart, Heidelberg
MH Jacie Fiedler, Hope
MB Rebecca Kamp, Calvin
OH Isis Smalls, Chicago
DS Kasey Roeser, Ohio Northern

Random Factoid:
Ohio Northern’s Kasey Roeser (7.43) and Otterbein’s Lindsey Russell (7.05) rank first and second nationally in digs per set

Predicted Wittenberg Regional final:
Wittenberg over Heidelberg

Predictions for the other regionals:
St. Thomas Regional: UW-Eau Claire over St. Olaf
Carthage Regional: Washington over UW-Platteville
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 Pam Evans Smith Arena in Springfield, Ohio
Nov. 11
12:30 p.m. #4 Calvin (26-4) vs. #5 Otterbein (26-6)
3:00 p.m. #1 Heidelberg (32-5) vs. #8 Greenville (26-5)
5:30 p.m. #3 Hope (26-4) vs. #6 Chicago (30-12)
8:00 p.m. #2 Wittenberg (30-2) vs. #7 Ohio Northern (19-12)
Nov. 12
3:30 p.m. #1 Heidelberg (33-5) vs. #4 Calvin (27-4)
6:00 p.m. #2 Wittenberg (31-2) vs. #3 Hope (27-4)
Nov. 13
7:00 p.m. #2 Wittenberg (32-2) vs. #4 Calvin (28-4)

WITTENBERG REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 seed Heidelberg (32-5, No. 1 in Great Lakes Region, No. 13 AVCA)
Location: Tiffin, Ohio
Nickname: Student Princes
Colors: Black, orange, red
Enrollment: 1,656
Founded: 1850
Key wins: Thomas More (3-2)(3-1), New Paltz (3-0), Calvin (3-2), Concordia-Moorhead (3-1), Hope (3-2), Otterbein (3-2), Bluffton (3-0), Case (3-0), Ohio Northern (3-1)(3-1), Trinity-TX (3-0), UW Oshkosh (3-0)
Losses: Ohio Northern (2-3), Juniata (0-3), Millikin (1-3), Carthage (2-3), St. Thomas (0-3)
All-Conference players (OAC): Junior OH Jackie Reinhart (Player of the Year), senior DS Brittany Donelan (1st, Libero of the Year), junior OH Venessa Haase (2nd), sophomore MH Marian Bevington (2nd), sophomore RS Jacki Street (HM)

Team Leaders
Kills: Marian Bevington 404, Jackie Reinhart 307, Venessa Haase 273
Blocks: M. Bevington 123, Amber Welfle 84, J. Reinhart 56
Assists: Rachel Ferguson 949, Alexa Frank 463, Melissa Eck 26
Digs: Brittany Donelan 739, J. Reinhart 538, Jacki Street 51
Aces: J. Reinhart 64, V. Haase 63, A. Welfle 42

No. 2 seed Wittenberg (30-2, No. 2 in Great Lakes Region, No. 2 AVCA)
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Nickname: Tigers
Colors: Red, white
Enrollment: 1,899
Founded: 1845
Key wins: St. Thomas (3-0), UW-Whitewater (3-0), Cal Lutheran (3-1), St. Olaf (3-2), Ohio Northern (3-0), Carthage (3-2), Concordia-Moorhead (3-0), Calvin (3-0), Hope (3-1), Juniata (3-1), Mount St. Joseph (3-0)
Losses: Washington (0-3), Hiram (0-3)
All-Conference players (NCAC): Junior MH Katie Sumner (1st), senior S Amy Cox (1st), junior MH Miranda Sagle (1st), junior OH Kimmie Dyer (2nd), HC Paco Labrador (Coach of the Year)

Team Leaders
Kills: Kimmie Dyer 255, Miranda Sagle 193, Katie Sumner 191
Blocks: M. Sagle 84, K. Sumner 73, Christine Simpson 41
Assists: Amy Cox 905, Hallie Donathan 197, Christina Gilene 63
Digs: C. Gilene 494, K. Dyer 260, Hillary Monnin 214
Aces: K. Sumner 34, K. Dyer 30, C. Gilene 25

No. 3 seed Hope (26-4, No. 5 in Great Lakes Region, No. 6 AVCA)
Location: Holland, Mich.
Nickname: Flying Dutch
Colors: Blue, orange
Enrollment: 3,230
Founded: 1866
Key wins: Mount St. Joseph (3-1), Calvin (3-0)(3-0), Saint Mary’s-MN (3-1)
Losses: Calvin (1-3), Ohio Northern (2-3), Wittenberg (1-3), Heidelberg (2-3)
All-Conference players (MIAA): Senior MH Jacie Fiedler (1st), sophomore S Greer Bratschie (1st), senior OH Cassidy Bulthuis (2nd), junior MH Kara VandeGuchte (2nd)

Team Leaders
Kills: Jacie Fiedler 364, Cassidy Bulthuis 242, Kara VandeGuchte 224
Blocks: J. Fiedler 90, K. VandeGuchte 61, C. Bulthuis 47
Assists: Greer Bratschie 1123, C. Bulthuis 61, Lindy Melville 45
Digs: Jessica Maier 426, Sara DeWeerdt 271, G. Bratschie 262
Aces: S. DeWeerdt 35, C. Bulthuis 31, Traci Baker 29

No. 4 seed Calvin (26-4, No. 3 in Great Lakes Region, No. 10 AVCA)
Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Maroon, gold
Enrollment: 4,100
Founded: 1876
Key wins: Hope (3-1), Ohio Northern (3-2), Mount St. Joseph (3-1), Saint Mary’s-MN (3-0)
Losses: Heidelberg (2-3), Wittenberg (0-3), Hope (0-3)(0-3)
All-Conference players (MIAA): Junior MB Rebecca Kamp (MVP), freshman S Megan Rietema (1st, Freshman of the Year), sophomore MB Lizzie Kamp (1st), junior MB Renee DeHaan (2nd)

Team Leaders
Kills: Rebecca Kamp 361, Lizzie Kamp 277, Erin VanderPlas 237
Blocks: Renee DeHaan 116, R. Kamp 113, Megan Rietema 103
Assists: M. Rietema 1038, Carolyn Nelson 39, Kelly Peterson 31
Digs: K. Peterson 372, L. Kamp 216, M. Rietema 169
Aces: R. Kamp 33, Kim Start 25, M. Rietema 23

No. 5 seed Otterbein (26-6, No. 4 in Great lakes Region, NR AVCA)
Location: Westerville, Ohio
Nickname: Cardinals
Colors: Tan, cardinal
Enrollment: 3,107
Founded: 1847
Key wins: Bluffton (3-1), Thomas More (3-1), Ohio Northern (3-1), Case (3-2)
Losses: La Verne (1-3), Colorado College (0-3), Mount Vernon Nazarene (0-3), Heidelberg (2-3), Hiram (2-3), Ohio Northern (2-3)
All-Conference players (OAC): Junior DS Lindsey Russell (1st), sophomore MH Ally Nagle (1st), senior OH Rayna Coleman (HM), HC Monica McDonald (Coach of the Year)

Team Leaders
Kills: Ally Nagle 331, Rayna Coleman 280, Kelly Montgomery 224
Blocks: A. Nagle 89, Liz Palmer 83, R. Coleman 56
Assists: Lizzy Flynn 460, Lydia Wynkoop 427, Stephanie Buckwald 205
Digs: Lindsey Russell 609, Annie Juenger 274, Renee Willke 237
Aces: A. Juenger 48, L. Flynn 32, A. Nagle 31

No. 6 seed Chicago (30-12, No. 5 in Midwest Region, No. 23 AVCA)
Location: Chicago, Ill.
Nickname: Maroons
Colors: Maroon, white
Enrollment: 15,626
Founded: 1892
Key wins: Dominican (3-0), Elmhurst (3-2), UW-Whitewater (3-2), Brandeis (3-1), UW Oshkosh (3-1)
Losses: UW Oshkosh (1-3), Trinity Christian (2-3), Carthage (0-3)(0-3), Washington (2-3), New York U (0-3), Emory (1-3)(0-3), Dominican (1-3), UW-Platteville (1-3)(1-3), Case (2-3)
All-Conference players (UAA): Junior OH Isis Smalls (2nd), sophomore MB Caroline Brander (2nd), sophomore DS Samantha Brown (2nd)

Team Leaders
Kills: Isis Smalls 482, Caroline Brander 394, Katie Trela 298
Blocks: K. Trela 145, C. Brander 134, I. Smalls 88
Assists: Lauren Tarpey 1505, Colleen Belak 217, Samantha Brown 16
Digs: S. Brown 698, Diandra Bucciarelli 451, C. Belak 371
Aces: Alexandria Meyers 53, S. Brown 39, L. Tarpey 38

No. 7 seed Ohio Northern (19-12, No. 8 in Great Lakes Region, NR AVCA)
Location: Ada, Ohio
Nickname: Polar Bears
Colors: Orange, black, white
Enrollment: 2,685
Founded: 1871
Key wins: Thomas More (3-2), Heidelberg (3-2), St. Olaf (3-2), Hope (3-2), Otterbein (3-2)
Losses: Carthage (2-3), Wittenberg (0-3), Washington (0-3), Bluffton (2-3), Alma (2-3), Calvin (2-3), Concordia-Moorhead (2-3), Hanover (2-3), Mount St. Joseph (2-3), Otterbein (1-3), Heidelberg (1-3)(1-3)
All-Conference players (OAC): Junior DS Kasey Roeser (1st), senior OH Abby Schaller (2nd)

Team Leaders
Kills: Abby Schaller 299, Alex Christian 245, Ellen Grenert 230
Blocks: Chelsie Timmons 65, Julia Fuerst 64, E. Grenert 52
Assists: Kelly Smerekanich 931, Nicole Pottkotter 309, E. Grenert 65
Digs: Kasey Roeser 914, Nicole Howard 287, E. Grenert 265
Aces: K. Roeser 47, A. Schaller 41, Hannah Livengood 18

No. 8 seed Greenville (26-5, NR in Central Region, NR AVCA)
Location: Greenville, Ill.
Nickname: Panthers
Colors: Black, orange
Enrollment: 1,100
Founded: 1855
Key wins: (None)
Losses: Washington (0-3), Cornell (0-3), Monmouth (0-3), Rose-Hulman (0-3), Spalding (1-3)
All-Conference players (SLIAC): Senior MB Jessica Dothager (Player of the Year), senior RS Katelin Feyerabend (1st), freshman OH Corinne Coon (2nd, Newcomer of the Year), sophomore MB Tricia Gall (2nd), senior OH Jenna Marcotte (HM), HC Tom Ackerman (Coach of the Year)

Team Leaders
Kills: Katelin Feyerabend 264, Jessica Dothager 246, Corinne Coon 222
Blocks: Tricia Gall 85, J. Dothager 66, K. Feyerabend 57
Assists: Janell Crow 977, Hannah Groves 129, Haley Dodd 19
Digs: Alyssa Cliffe 286, Jenna Marcotte 162, Ansley DeVrieze 124
Aces: J. Marcotte 50, A. Cliffe 30, C. Coon 24

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 9, 2010 at 1:06 am

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