D III Women's Volleyball

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2010 Nationals Guide

WashU National Championship Site
NCAA National Championship Site
Interactive National Bracket
Printable National Bracket

5 To Watch:
OH Amelia McCall, Emory
DS Kelly Pang, Washington
S Steph Strauss, Juniata
S Jessie Heavenrich, Christopher Newport
MB Rebecca Kamp, Calvin

Random Factoid:
All eight teams are (almost) in the top 37 nationally in kills per set and hitting percentage – Emory (6th kills, 3rd hitting percentage), WashU (3rd, 8th), Calvin (18th, 1st), Juniata (4th, 16th), CNU (14th, 13th), St. Thomas (29th, 34th), UMB (37th, 33rd), NYU (5th, NR). NYU raised its percentage to .234 and would be ranked 44th in the last stats report

Predicted National Championship Match:
Washington over Juniata

Schedule at the Washington University Athletic Complex, St. Louis, Mo.
Times central, ranks AVCA
Nov. 19
12:30 p.m. #T3 Juniata (33-5) vs. #12 St. Thomas (31-6)
3:00 p.m. #10 Calvin (29-4) vs. #24 UMass Boston (30-4)
5:30 p.m. #1 Emory (34-4) vs. #5 Christopher Newport (38-2)
8:00 p.m. #T3 Washington (34-3) vs. #15 NYU (38-5)
Nov. 20
3:30 p.m. #T3 Juniata (34-5) vs. #10 Calvin (30-4)
6:00 p.m. #1 Emory (35-4) vs. #T3 Washington (35-3)
Nov. 22
2:00 p.m. #1 Emory (36-4) vs. #10 Calvin (31-4)

NATIONALS TEAM CAPSULES

Emory (33-4, No. 1 in South Region, No. 1 AVCA)
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Blue, gold
Enrollment: 6,500
Founded: 1836
Key wins: Southwestern (3-2), Mount St. Joseph (3-2), Springfield (3-0), Tufts (3-0), UW-Whitewater (3-2), NYU (3-0), Case (3-0)(3-0), Brandeis (3-0), Chicago (3-1)(3-0), Juniata (3-1), Eastern (3-0), Randolph-Macon (3-0), Washington & Lee (3-0)(3-1), Washington (3-1), Piedmont (3-0), Cal Lutheran (3-2)
Losses: Lee (0-3)(1-3), Carthage (0-3), Washington (2-3)
All-Region Players (South): Senior OH Amelia McCall (1st), junior S Natalie Schonefeld (1st), junior OH Jessica McAlvany (1st), sophomore MB Breanah Bourque (1st)

Team Leaders
Kills: Amelia McCall 444, Jessica McAlvany 427, Breanah Bourque 389
Blocks: B. Bourque 127, Alexandra Wright 103, J. McAlvany 72
Assists: Natalie Schonefeld 1401, Alena Ransom 76, Emily Reiser 69,
Digs: A. McCall 376, N. Schonefeld 332, Molly Landers 314
Aces: Kelsey Krzyston 39, A. McCall 34, M. Landers 24

Washington (34-3, No. 1 Central Region, No. T3 AVCA)
Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Red, green
Enrollment: 7,000
Founded: 1853
Key wins: Greenville (3-0), UW-Platteville (3-1)(3-0), 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), Beloit (3-0), Wartburg (3-1)
Losses: NYU (2-3), Case (1-3), Emory (1-3)
All-Region players (Central): Sophomore S Marilee Fisher (1st), sophomore DS Kelly Pang (1st), freshman OH Meghan Byrne (1st, Freshman of the Year), junior MH Lauren Budde (1st), sophomore OH Drew Hargrave (1st)

Team Leaders
Kills: Meghan Byrne 396, Lauren Budde 392, Drew Hargrave 359
Blocks: L. Budde 95, Kaia Schwartz 57, Marilee Fisher 43
Assists: M. Fisher 1195, Megan Odenthal 279, Meg Buker 41
Digs: Kelly Pang 529, L. Budde 346, Ali Hoffman 234
Aces: M. Byrne 46, L. Budde 42, M. Fisher 41

Juniata (33-5, No. 1 in Mid-Atlantic Region, No. T3 AVCA)
Location: Huntingdon, Pa.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Blue, gold
Enrollment: 1,450
Founded: 1876
Key wins: Christopher Newport (3-1), Franklin & Marshall (3-1), NYU (3-0), Heidelberg (3-0), Haverford (3-1)(3-1), Eastern (3-0)(3-2), Elizabethtown (3-0), UW-Eau Claire (3-1), Carthage (3-2), Mount St. Joseph (3-1), Cabrini (3-0), Lebanon Valley (3-0), Frostburg State (3-0)
Losses: Washington (2-3), Clarion (0-3), UW-Whitewater (2-3), Emory (1-3), Wittenberg (1-3)
All-Region Players (Mid-Atlantic): Senior S Steph Strauss (1st), junior DS Libby Morrison (1st), senior MH Kristin Noetzel (1st), sophomore RS Kelsey Fuller (1st)

Team Leaders
Kills: Drew Barnhart 283, Kristin Noetzel 267, Kelsey Fuller 255
Blocks: K. Noetzel 89, Amanda Schmidt 46, D. Barnhart 38
Assists: Steph Strauss 968, Courtney Greenberg 432, Libby Morrison 70
Digs: L. Morrison 649, K. Fuller 266, Jordan Hopper 231
Aces: L. Morrison 65, J. Hopper 42, Shelby Cassell 29

Christopher Newport (38-2, No. 2 in South Region, No. 5 AVCA)
Location: Newport News, Va.
Nickname: Captains
Colors: Royal blue, silver
Enrollment: 4,800
Founded: 1961
Key wins: Virginia Wesleyan (3-0), Franklin & Marshall (3-0), Puget Sound (3-0), Trinity-TX (3-0), Southwestern (3-0), Randolph-Macon (3-0)(3-0)(3-2), Washington & Lee (3-0), UW Oshkosh (3-1), Haverford (3-0), Salisbury (3-2), Gallaudet (3-0)(3-0), Eastern (3-2)
Losses: Juniata (1-3), Eastern (1-3)
All-Region Players (South): Junior S Jessie Heavenrich (1st), senior MB Caitlyn Jansen (1st), sophomore DS Abby Hogge (1st), sophomore MB Bailey Jensen (HM)

Team Leaders
Kills: Caitlyn Jansen 347, Cory Harris 291, Kara Elder 284,
Blocks: C. Jansen 104, Bailey Jensen 92, K. Elder 46
Assists: Jessie Heavenrich 1036, Alyssa Kidd 368, C. Jansen 58
Digs: Abby Hogge 576, K. Elder 372, J. Heavenrich 304
Aces: A. Hogge 47, A. Kidd 41, Chelsea McClure 36

Calvin (29-4, 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), Otterbein (3-0), Heidelberg (3-1), Wittenberg (3-1)
Losses: Heidelberg (2-3), Wittenberg (0-3), Hope (0-3)(0-3)
All-Region players (Great Lakes): Junior MB Rebecca Kamp (1st), freshman S Megan Rietema (1st, Freshman of the Year), sophomore OH Lizzie Kamp (1st)

Team Leaders
Kills: Rebecca Kamp 401, Lizzie Kamp 310, Erin VanderPlas 254
Blocks: Renee DeHaan 135, R. Kamp 130, Megan Rietema 120
Assists: M. Rietema 1131, Carolyn Nelson 39, Kelly Peterson 36
Digs: K. Peterson 413, L. Kamp 245, M. Rietema 190
Aces: R. Kamp 39, M. Rietema 27, two tied with 25

St. Thomas (31-6, No. 3 in Central Region, No. 12 AVCA)
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Tommies
Colors: Purple, gray
Enrollment: 11,000
Founded: 1885
Key wins: Cal Lutheran (3-1), Northwestern-MN (3-0), UW-Eau Claire (3-2)(3-0)(3-0), Nebraska Wesleyan (3-1), Bluffton (3-0), Saint Mary’s-MN (3-0), Concordia-Moorhead (3-1)(3-1), Wartburg (3-0), Saint Benedict (3-1), Heidelberg (3-0), Trinity-TX (3-1), UW Oshkosh (3-0), Puget Sound (3-0), St. Olaf (3-0)
Losses: Wittenberg (0-3), UW-Whitewater (1-3), St. Olaf (1-3)(0-3), Viterbo (0-3), Carthage (0-3)
All-Region players (Central): Senior S Emily Foster (1st), senior MB Alesha Nelson (1st), senior MB Jill Osborne (HM)

Team Leaders
Kills: Katie Bonine 411, Jill Osborne 296, Tori Jones 255
Blocks: Emily Foster 76, J. Osborne 63, T. Jones 61
Assists: E. Foster 1354, Kaitlain Wachter 33, Molly Staton 16
Digs: K. Wachter 707, K. Bonine 424, E. Foster 321
Aces: M. Staton 28, K. Wachter 26, two tied with 24

New York University (38-5, No. 1 New York Region, No. 15 AVCA)
Location: New York, N.Y.
Nickname: Violets
Colors: Purple, white
Enrollment: 54,919
Founded: 1831
Key wins: Polytechnic (3-0), Coast Guard (3-0), New Paltz (3-0), Haverford (3-1), Elmhurst (3-1), Hunter (3-0), Case (3-2)(3-1), Chicago (3-0), Brandeis (3-0)(3-0), Washington (3-2), UW-Eau Claire (3-1), Trinity-TX (3-2), Texas-Dallas (3-1), Westfield State (3-0), Clarkson (3-0), Stevens (3-2)
Losses: Fredonia (1-3), Juniata (0-3), Emory (0-3), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-3), Washington (0-3)
All-Region Players (New York): Junior S Mina Baban (1st), sophomore MB Kendyl Dunn (1st), sophomore DS Alexis Schwartz (1st)

Team Leaders
Kills: Kendyl Dunn 482, Erin McLaughlin 336, Beth Fionda 296
Blocks: K. Dunn 92, Sally Downs 75, B. Fionda 53
Assists: Mina Baban 1539, Hope Bogle 115, Alexis Schwartz 48
Digs: A. Schwartz 567, Rachel Sawyer 464, E. McLaughlin 353
Aces: R. Sawyer 80, E. McLaughlin 68, H. Bogle 47

UMass Boston (30-4, No. 3 in New England Region, No. 24 AVCA)
Location: Boston, Mass.
Nickname: Beacons
Colors: Beacon blue, white, black
Enrollment: 14,300
Founded: 1964
Key wins: Hardin-Simmons (3-2), Whitworth (3-0), Trinity-TX (3-0), Bradneis (3-1)(3-1), Johnson & Wales (3-1), Tufts (3-0), Roger Williams (3-0), Maine Maritime (3-0), Middlebury (3-1), Springfield (3-2)
Losses: Trinity-CT (1-3), Lebanon Valley (1-3), Clarkson (2-3), Tufts (0-3)
All-Region Players (New England): Sophomore MB Shannon Thompson (1st)

Team Leaders
Kills: Shannon Thompson 479, Corrine Porter 343, Molly Rattigan 225
Blocks: S. Thompson 104, M. Rattigan 90, Alexa Sullivan 86
Assists: Cassy Hanneman 728, Frana Burtness-Adams 525, S. Thompson 33
Digs: Bethany Rossoll 456, S. Thompson 370, C. Porter 350
Aces: C. Porter 60, C. Hanneman 56, S. Thompson 43

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 16, 2010 at 10:08 am

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