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2011 Concordia-Moorhead Regional Guide

Also see the Washington-St. Louis Regional Guide and the Calvin Regional Guide

5 To Watch
Senior outside hitter Jenna Green, Concordia-Moorhead
Senior setter Ashley Maher, St. Thomas
Junior outside hitter Anna Zyvoloski, St. Scholastica
Sophomore setter Krista Stoltz, Northwestern
Junior middle blocker Amy Werner, Bethel

Random Factoid
First-time host Concordia-Moorhead has not lost at home since the end of the 2009 season

Predicted Concordia-Moorhead Regional final
Concordia-Moorhead over St. Thomas

Predictions For the Other Regionals
Washington-St. Louis Regional: Washington-St. Louis over Elmhurst
Calvin Regional: Wittenberg over Calvin
Cal Lutheran Regional: Southwestern over Occidental
Eastern Regional: Eastern over Mount Union
Clarkson Regional: Cortland over Middlebury
Springfield Regional: Bowdoin over Tufts
Christopher Newport Regional: Emory over Christopher Newport

Printable National Bracket
Interactive National Bracket
Digital D-III Volleyball Championship program

The Schedule at Memorial Auditorium in Moorhead, Minn.
NOV 11 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #3 St. Scholastica (26-6) vs. #6 Saint Benedict (18-12)
3:00 p.m. #2 St. Thomas (29-4) vs. #7 UW-Eau Claire (22-12)
5:30 p.m. #4 Northwestern (27-6) vs. #5 Bethel (22-9)
8:00 p.m. #1 Concordia-Moorhead (25-3) vs. #8 UW-Stevens Point (26-7)
NOV 12
3:30 p.m. #2 St. Thomas (30-4) vs. #3 St. Scholastica (27-6)
6:00 p.m. #1 Concordia-Moorhead (26-3) vs. #5 Bethel (23-9)
NOV 13
4:00 p.m. #1 Concordia-Moorhead (27-3) vs. #2 St. Thomas (31-4)

CONCORDIA-MOORHEAD REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 seed Concordia College Moorhead (25-3, No. 3 in Central Region, No. 7 AVCA)
Location: Moorhead, Minn.
Nickname: Cobbers
Colors: Maroon, gold
Enrollment: 2,826
Founded: 1891
Key Wins: Saint Benedict (3-1)(3-2)(3-0), UW-Eau Claire (3-2), Juniata (3-0), Colorado (3-0), St. Thomas (3-0)(3-2)
Losses: Carthage (1-3), Washington-St. Louis (0-3), Bethel (2-3)
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Senior OH Jenna Green (Player of the Year), senior MH Katie Vohnoutka (1st), senior S Amy Sykora (1st), HC Tim Mosser (Coach of the Year)

Team Leaders
Kills: Jenna Green 393, Katie Vohnoutka 326, Ashley Beseman 153
Blocks: K. Vohnoutka 94, A. Beseman 70, Kelly Reed 53
Assists: Amy Sykora 952, Danelle Loomis 81, J. Green 33
Digs: J. Green 416, Rachel Wiinanen 308, Alison Bruggeman 266
Aces: D. Loomis 41, A. Sykora 35, J. Green 27

No. 2 seed University of St. Thomas (29-4, No. 2 in Central Region, No. 11 AVCA)
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Tommies
Colors: Purple, gray
Enrollment: 5,304
Founded: 1885
Key Wins: St. Scholastica (3-1)(3-0), UW-Stevens Point (3-1), Northwestern-MN (3-1), Occidental (3-2), Saint Benedict (3-1), Cornell (3-1), Bethel (3-1)(3-0)
Losses: Southwestern (2-3), Carthage (0-3), Concordia-Moorhead (0-3)(2-3)
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Senior S Ashley Maher (1st), junior L Kaitlain Wachter (1st, Defensive Player of the Year), freshman MB Kelly Foley (1st, Rookie of the Year), senior MB Taylor Cross (1st)

Team Leaders
Kills: Kelly Foley 405, Jill Greenfield 335, Taylor Cross 290
Blocks: K. Foley 84, T. Cross 74, Paige Brimeyer 59
Assists: Ashley Maher 1288, Katie Maher 58, P. Brimeyer 42
Digs: Kaitlain Wachter 680, J. Greenfield 419, A. Maher 257
Aces: J. Greenfield 34, Kari Anne Nass 31, A. Maher 25

No. 3 seed College of St. Scholastica (26-6, No. 6 in Central Region, NR AVCA)
Location: Duluth, Minn.
Nickname: Saints
Colors: Royal blue, gold
Enrollment: 2,653
Founded: 1912
Key Wins: Bethel (3-0), Saint Benedict (3-1), UW-Eau Claire (3-2), Northwestern-MN (3-1)(3-1)
Losses: St. Thomas (1-3)(0-3), UW-Eau Claire (1-3), Saint Benedict (1-3), Minnesota Morris (2-3), Northwestern-MN (2-3)
All-Conference Players (UMAC): Junior OH Anna Zyvoloski (Player of the Year), junior S Sarah Kurtovich (1st), junior OH Paige Hardy (1st), senior L Nikki Hughes (HM), junior RS Taylor Tyllia (HM)

Team Leaders
Kills: Anna Zyvoloski 453, Paige Hardy 346, Taylor Tyllia 236
Blocks: Megan Windschitl 82, A. Zyvoloski 79, Caitlin McKernon 74
Assists: Sarah Kurtovich 834, Erika Birkeland 348, T. Tyllia 46
Digs: Nikki Hughes 451, A. Zyvoloski 401, P. Hardy 290
Aces: A. Zyvoloski 42, M. Windschitl 25, P. Hardy 24

No. 4 seed Northwestern College (27-6, No. 4 in Central Region, NR AVCA)
Location: Roseville, Minn.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Purple, gold, white
Enrollment: 3,026
Founded: 1902
Key Wins: Bethel (3-0), Saint Benedict (3-1)(3-0), UW-Stevens Point (3-2), St. Scholastica (3-2)
Losses: UW Oshkosh (2-3), St. Thomas (1-3), St. Olaf (2-3), UW-Eau Claire (1-3), St. Scholastica (1-3)(1-3)
All-Conference Players (UMAC): Sophomore S Krista Stoltz (1st), senior OH Chelsea Koth (1st), senior RS Greta King (1st), junior MB Courtney Jonas (1st), freshman OH Cari Miller (HM)

Team Leaders
Kills: Chelsea Koth 454, Greta King 388, Cari Miller 287
Blocks: Courtney Jonas 131, Jacki Smith 115, two tied with 62
Assists: Krista Stoltz 1345, G. King 50, Lexi Bertsch 19
Digs: L. Bertsch 462, G. King 312, K. Stoltz 241
Aces: G. King 38, K. Stoltz 35, L. Bertsch 34

No. 5 seed Bethel University (22-9, No. 8 in Central Region, NR AVCA)
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Royals
Colors: Blue, gold
Enrollment: 6,000
Founded: 1947
Key Wins: Wheaton-IL (3-2), Concordia-Moorhead (3-2), Saint Benedict (3-0)
Losses: Northwestern-MN (0-3), UW-Eau Claire (0-3), St. Scholastica (0-3), Chicago (2-3), Augsburg (2-3), Central (0-3), Macalester (2-3), St. Thomas (1-3)(0-3)
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Junior MB Amy Werner (1st), senior RS Nicole Wriedt (1st), senior S Kate Smith (1st), junior MB Caitie Helle (1st)

Team Leaders
Kills: Amy Werner 344, Caitie Helle 342, Nicole Wriedt 331
Blocks: A. Werner 139, C. Helle 98, N. Wriedt 72
Assists: Kate Smith 1128, Cierra Nickel 49, Valerie Smith 43
Digs: V. Smith 637, Haley Toter 340, Mallory Rundquist 248
Aces: V. Smith 34, K. Smith 31, H. Toter 31

No. 6 seed College of Saint Benedict (18-12, No. 5 in Central Region, NR AVCA)
Location: St. Joseph, Minn.
Nickname: Blazers
Colors: Red, white
Enrollment: 2,006
Founded: 1913
Key Wins: UW-Eau Claire (3-1)(3-2), St. Scholastica (3-1)
Losses: Carthage (0-3)(0-3), Concordia-Moorhead (1-3)(2-3)(0-3), Northwestern-MN (1-3)(0-3), St. Scholastica (1-3), St. Thomas (1-3), Calvin (0-3), Hope (1-3), Bethel (0-3)
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Senior OH Chelsie Sobieck (1st), freshman RS Alexa Rinde (1st)

Team Leaders
Kills: Chelsie Sobieck 342, Alexa Rinde 330, Lexi Alm 304
Blocks: Kendra Coleman 63, Callie Neumann 62, A. Rinde 53
Assists: Taya Kockelman 786, Kathryn Gaydos 475, L. Alm 26
Digs: Chelsea Rachel 573, L. Alm 279, Victoria Nass 265
Aces: V. Nass 29, C. Rachel 26, T. Kockelman 24

No. 7 seed Wisconsin-Eau Claire (22-12, No. 4 in Midwest Region, RV AVCA)
Location: Eau Claire, Wis.
Nickname: Blugolds
Colors: Navy blue, gold
Enrollment: 10,346
Founded: 1916
Key Wins: Bethel (3-0), St. Scholastica (3-1), UW-Stevens Point (3-1)(3-2), Millikin (3-0), Northwestern-MN (3-1), UW-Platteville (3-2)(3-2)
Losses: Carthage (1-3), Saint Benedict (1-3)(2-3), Concordia-Moorhead (2-3), Gustavus Adolphus (0-3), St. Scholastica (2-3), UW Oshkosh (1-3), Elmhurst (1-3), UW-Whitewater (0-3)(2-3), Cornell (2-3), Wartburg (0-3)
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Senior MH Liz Amici (Player of the Year), senior MH Laura Slinger (1st), junior OH Anne Satterlee (1st), junior S Emily Neave (HM)

Team Leaders
Kills: Liz Amici 346, Laura Slinger 321, Anne Satterlee 282
Blocks: L. Amici 148, A. Satterlee 98, L. Slinger 74
Assists: Emily Neave 1340, A. Satterlee 66, Alexis Wong 23
Digs: Lauren Sutherland 475, E. Neave 305, Jenny Burzynski 278
Aces: E. Neave 55, A. Wong 29, Amy Bomgren 27

No. 8 seed Wisconsin-Stevens Point (26-7, No. 6 in Midwest Region, No. 25 AVCA)
Location: Stevens Point, Wis.
Nickname: Pointers
Colors: Purple, gold
Enrollment: 9,200
Founded: 1894
Key Wins: UW-Whitewater (3-0), St. Norbert (3-1)(3-2)(3-1), UW-Platteville (3-0)(3-1)
Losses: Elmhurst (0-3), St. Thomas (1-3), Northwestern-MN (2-3), Augsburg (2-3), UW-Eau Claire (1-3)(2-3), UW-Whitewater (1-3)
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Junior OH Christina Brinkman (1st), sophomore MH Morgan Bartkowiak (1st), freshman S Alexis Hartman (1st), freshman L Ally Groth (All-Defense), HC Stacey White (Coach of the Year)

Team Leaders
Kills: Christina Brinkman 380, Sarah Wildish 264, Morgan Bartkowiak 260
Blocks: M. Bartkowiak 169, Alexis Hartman 109, Allison Davis 93
Assists: A. Hartman 902, Cassidy Kohlhagen 136, Kati Rau 59
Digs: Ally Groth 509, C. Brinkman 326, S. Wildish 279
Aces: S. Wildish 49, M. Bartkowiak 44, A. Groth 34

-Ricky Nelson

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