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2012 St. Thomas Regional Guide

Also see the 2012 Elmhurst Regional Guide

5 To Watch
Kelly Foley, St. Thomas sophomore middle
Taya Kockelman, Saint Benedict sophomore setter
Alexis Hartman, Wisconsin-Stevens Point sophomore setter
Ramey Sieck, Wartburg junior setter
Anne Satterlee, Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior outside

Random Factoid
Block party or termination festival? Six teams at the St. Thomas Regional – Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1), Cornell (9), Wartburg (15), Northwestern (16), St. Thomas (32), Saint Benedict (36) – are in the top 36 nationally in blocks per set. Six teams – Saint Benedict (2), St. Thomas (5), Northwestern (7), Wartburg (21), Wisconsin-Eau Claire (27), Dominican (40) – are in the top 40 nationally in kills per set.

Predicted St. Thomas Regional final
Saint Benedict over St. Thomas

Predictions For the Other Regionals
Elmhurst Regional: Washington-St. Louis over Elmhurst
Calvin Regional: Calvin over Hope
Cal Lutheran Regional: Cal Lutheran over Chapman
Christopher Newport Regional: Emory over Christopher Newport
Connecticut College Regional: Bowdoin over UMass Boston
Salisbury Regional: Eastern over Salisbury
Clarkson Regional: Cortland over Middlebury

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

The Schedule at Schoenecker Arena in St. Paul, Minn.
NOV. 8 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #2 Saint Benedict (27-5) vs. #7 Dominican (24-8)
3:00 p.m. #3 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (29-7) vs. #6 Northwestern (26-8)
5:30 p.m. #4 Wartburg (35-5) vs. #5 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (25-11)
8:00 p.m. #1 St. Thomas (34-1) vs. #8 Cornell (20-10)
NOV. 9
4:30 p.m. #2 Saint Benedict (28-5) vs. #6 Northwestern (27-8)
7:00 p.m. #1 St. Thomas (35-1) vs. #5 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (26-11)
NOV. 10
7:00 p.m. #1 St. Thomas (36-1) vs. #2 Saint Benedict (29-5)

ST. THOMAS REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 seed University of St. Thomas (34-1, No. 1 in Central Region, No. 8 AVCA)
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Tommies
Colors: Purple, gray
Enrollment: 6,336
Founded: 1885
Key Wins: UW-Whitewater (3-0), UW-Stevens Point (3-0), Carleton (3-0)(3-2), Saint Benedict (3-0)(3-2), Northwestern (3-0), UW-Eau Claire (3-1), Concordia-Moorhead (3-0), Carthage (3-1), Wartburg (3-2), Bethel (3-1).
Losses: Emory (3-2).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Sophomore MB Kelly Foley (Player of the Year), senior L Kaiti Wachter (1st), junior MB Paige Brimeyer (1st), sophomore OH Jill Greenfield (1st), HC Thanh Pham (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Kelly Foley (1st), Paige Brimeyer (1st), Kaiti Wachter (HM), Thanh Pham (Coach of the Year).

Team Stats
Kills/Set: 13.69
Hitting Percentage: .272
Assists/Set: 12.63
Blocks/Set: 2.12
Digs/Set: 17.42
Aces/Set: 1.42

Team Leaders
Kills: Kelly Foley 377, Paige Brimeyer 307, Jill Greenfield 277
Blocks: K. Foley 115, Mackenzie Piechowski 90, Sara Atkinson 60
Assists: Katie Maher 753, Sarah Kosbab 599, Kaiti Wachter 59
Digs: K. Wachter 651, J. Greenfield 416, McKenna Reagan 207
Aces: J. Greenfield 40, three tied with 25

No. 2 seed College of Saint Benedict (27-5, No. 3 in Central Region, No. 24 AVCA)
Location: St. Joseph, Minn.
Nickname: Blazers
Colors: Red, white
Enrollment: 2,086
Founded: 1887
Key Wins: UW-Stevens Point (3-1)(3-2), UW-Eau Claire (3-1), Carleton (3-0), Bethel (3-1), Concordia-Moorhead (3-1)(3-0).
Losses: Northwestern (3-0)(3-1), UW-Stevens Point (3-1), St. Thomas (3-0)(3-2).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Sophomore S Taya Kockelman (1st), junior OH Lexi Alm (1st), sophomore RS Alexa Rinde (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Taya Kockelman (1st), Lexi Alm (1st).

Team Stats
Kills/Set: 13.79
Hitting Percentage: .207
Assists/Set: 12.75
Blocks/Set: 2.06
Digs/Set: 21.68
Aces/Set: 1.44

Team Leaders
Kills: Lexi Alm 432, Alexa Rinde 322, Sophie Stangl 321
Blocks: Kendra Coleman 83, S. Stangl 75, A. Rinde 56
Assists: Taya Kockelman 1249, Victoria Nass 61, Chelsea Rachel 41
Digs: V. Nass 695, L. Alm 488, C. Rachel 411
Aces: L. Alm 35, V. Nass 32, Kelly Davenport 29

No. 3 seed Wisconsin-Stevens Point (29-7, No. 3 in Midwest Region, No. 19 AVCA)
Location: Stevens Point, Wis.
Nickname: Pointers
Colors: Purple, gold
Enrollment: 9,500
Founded: 1894
Key Wins: Concordia-Moorhead (3-2), Saint Benedict (3-2), UW-Whitewater (3-0), UW-Eau Claire (3-2), Millikin (3-0), Benedictine (3-0).
Losses: Saint Benedict (3-1)(3-2), St. Thomas (3-0), UW-Whitewater (3-1), UW-Platteville (3-2), Elmhurst (3-0), UW-Eau Claire (3-0).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Sophomore S Alexis Hartman (1st), senior MB Morgan Bartkowiak (1st), junior MB Allison Davis (HM), senior OH Christina Brinkman (HM), freshman L Hannah Picel (All-Defensive Team), HC Stacey White (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Alexis Hartman (1st), Hannah Picel (Freshman of the Year).

Team Stats
Kills/Set: 11.81
Hitting Percentage: .195
Assists/Set: 10.29
Blocks/Set: 2.79
Digs/Set: 15.98
Aces/Set: 1.32

Team Leaders
Kills: Sarah Wildish 297, Morgan Bartkowiak 274, Christina Brinkman 252
Blocks: Allison Davis 165, M. Bartkowiak 151, Alexis Hartman 112
Assists: A. Hartman 1184, Cassidy Kohlhagen 54, Kati Rau 39
Digs: Hannah Picel 525, S. Wildish 342, C. Brinkman 267
Aces: C. Kohlhagen 34, M. Bartkowiak 29, S. Wildish 23

No. 4 seed Wartburg College (32-5, No. 4 in Central Region, No. 11 AVCA)
Location: Waverly, Iowa
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Orange, black
Enrollment: 1,775
Founded: 1852
Key Wins: Trinity-TX (3-0), Bethel (3-0), Northwestern (3-1), Cornell (3-2), UW-Whitewater (3-2).
Losses: Wittenberg (3-1), Elmhurst (3-2)(3-0), UW Oshkosh (3-2), St. Thomas (3-2).
All-Conference Players (IIAC): Junior S Ramey Sieck (Player of the Year), senior OH Britlyn Sieck (1st), sophomore MH Bailey Wilson (1st), junior MH Kelly Niemann (1st), junior L Marissa Shinstine (1st), HC Jennifer Walker (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Ramey Sieck (1st), Britlyn Sieck (1st), Kelly Niemann (HM).

Team Stats
Kills/Set: 13.17
Hitting Percentage: .245
Assists/Set: 11.80
Blocks/Set: 2.28
Digs/Set: 16.71
Aces/Set: 1.78

Team Leaders
Kills: Britlyn Sieck 477, Maddie Forsyth 312, Kelly Niemann 289
Blocks: K. Niemann 130, Bailey Wilson 118, R. Sieck 60
Assists: R. Sieck 1223, Jamie Farley 35, Karly Bown 28
Digs: Marissa Shinstine 529, R. Sieck 361, J. Farley 278
Aces: K. Bown 53, R. Sieck 40, B. Wilson 39

No. 5 seed Wisconsin-Eau Claire (25-11, No. 6 in Midwest Region, RV AVCA)
Location: Eau Claire, Wis.
Nickname: Blugolds
Colors: Navy, old gold
Enrollment: 10,346
Founded: 1916
Key Wins: Concordia-Moorhead (3-2), Cornell (3-0), Northwestern (3-1), Carthage (3-1), Millikin (3-1), UW-Platteville (3-2), UW-Whitewater (3-1), UW-Stevens Point (3-0).
Losses: Saint Benedict (3-1), Viterbo (3-0), Northwestern (3-1), St. Scholastica (3-0), Bethel (3-1), UW-Stevens Point (3-2), UW-Whitewater (3-2), St. Thomas (3-1), St. Norbert (3-0), Chicago (3-1), Elmhurst (3-0).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Senior OH Anne Satterlee (Player of the Year), senior S Emily Neave (1st), senior OH Amy Bomgren (1st).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Anne Satterlee (1st), Emily Neave (1st), Amy Bomgren (HM).

Team Stats
Kills/Set: 13.06
Hitting Percentage: .213
Assists/Set: 12.07
Blocks/Set: 1.92
Digs/Set: 15.01
Aces/Set: 1.89

Team Leaders
Kills: Amy Bomgren 442, Anne Satterlee 380, Kelly Schuh 334
Blocks: Tessa Snell 110, Kelly Riesgraf 92, A. Satterlee 85
Assists: Emily Neave 1356, Jenna Smits 99, A. Satterlee 77
Digs: Lauren Sutherland 586, E. Neave 346, K. Schuh 318
Aces: Alexis Wong 50, L. Sutherland 40, A. Satterlee 38

No. 6 seed Northwestern College (26-8, No. 5 in Central Region, NR AVCA)
Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Purple, gold, white
Enrollment: 3,026
Founded: 1902
Key Wins: Saint Benedict (3-0)(3-1), UW-Eau Claire (3-1), Carleton (3-0).
Losses: Bethel (3-0), Gustavus (3-2), Augsburg (3-1), Wartburg (3-1), Cornell (3-0), St. Thomas (3-0), UW-Eau Claire (3-1), Minnesota Morris (3-1).
All-Conference Players (UMAC): Junior S Krista Stoltz (1st), Kendra Korporal (1st, Rookie of the Year), junior L Lexi Bertsch (1st, Co-Defensive Player of the Year), sophomore OH Lizzy Potratz (1st), senior MB Courtney Jonas (1st), senior MB Tija Rudzitis (HM).
All-Region Players (Central): Krista Stoltz (1st), Kendra Korporal (1st, Freshman of the Year).

Team Stats
Kills/Set: 13.65
Hitting Percentage: .246
Assists/Set: 12.66
Blocks/Set: 2.24
Digs/Set: 15.97
Aces/Set: 1.55

Team Leaders
Kills: Kendra Korporal 436, Lizzy Potratz 323, Courtney Jonas 229
Blocks: C. Jonas 109, Tija Rudzitis 90, L. Potratz 61
Assists: Krista Stoltz 1327, Lizzy Jonas 45, K. Korporal 31
Digs: Lexi Bertsch 549, L. Potratz 391, K. Korporal 355
Aces: L. Potratz 34, K. Stoltz 32, L. Bertsch 27

No. 7 seed Dominican University (24-8, No. 4 in Midwest Region, NR AVCA)
Location: River Forest, Ill.
Nickname: Stars
Colors: Royal blue, black, white
Enrollment: 3,900
Founded: 1901
Key Wins: DePauw (3-1), Carthage (3-0), Elmhurst (3-1), Chicago (3-1),
Losses: Cornell (3-0), Washington-St. Louis (3-0), Edgewood (3-0), UW-Whitewater (3-1), Hope (3-1), Calvin (3-1), Benedictine (3-1)(3-2).
All-Conference Players (NAC): Senior OH Jacy Lawrence (1st), senior L Liz Yakey (1st, Defensive Player of the Year), junior OH Claire Dezelski (1st), freshman S Christina Wilson (2nd), OH Caitlen Foote (Freshman of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Jacy Lawrence (1st).

Team Stats
Kills/Set: 12.68
Hitting Percentage: .203
Assists/Set: 11.95
Blocks/Set: 1.99
Digs/Set: 18.11
Aces/Set: 1.39

Team Leaders
Kills: Jacy Lawrence 387, Claire Dezelski 324, Caitlen Foote 282
Blocks: Becca Fritz 77, Julie Shulenburg 73, J. Lawrence 58
Assists: Christina Wilson 691, Jessica Guerrieri 442, J. Lawrence 46
Digs: Liz Yakey 513, C. Dezelski 305, C. Wilson 259
Aces: J. Lawrence 34, C. Foote 22, C. Dezelski 19

No. 8 seed Cornell College (20-10, NR in Midwest Region, NR AVCA)
Location: Mount Vernon, Iowa
Nickname: Rams
Colors: Purple, white
Enrollment: 1,197
Founded: 1853
Key Wins: Dominican (3-0), Northwestern (3-0).
Losses: DePauw (3-2), Washington-St. Louis (3-0), St. Ambrose (3-2), Bethel (3-2), UW-Eau Claire (3-0), UW-Platteville (3-1), Wartburg (3-2), UW-Whitewater (3-1), Millikin (3-1), Elmhurst (3-0).
All-Conference Players (MWC): Junior OH Kathleen O’Connor (Player of the Year), sophomore L Kylea Weber (1st), sophomore MB Taylor Dicus (1st), sophomore S Sabrina Hargis (2nd), HC Jeff Meeker (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Kathleen O’Connor (HM).

Team Stats
Kills/Set: 12.41
Hitting Percentage: .210
Assists/Set: 10.50
Blocks/Set: 2.39
Digs/Set: 16.33
Aces/Set: 1.87

Team Leaders
Kills: Kathleen O’Connor 399, Taylor Dicus 262, Katie Sickelka 196
Blocks: T. Dicus 138, K. Sickelka 90, K. O’Connor 57
Assists: Sabrina Hargis 779, Kelsey Gaillot 248, Kylea Weber 38
Digs: K. Weber 620, K. O’Connor 291, Jessica Noble 214
Aces: S. Hargis 48, K. O’Connor 44, K. Gaillot 24

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm

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