D III Women's Volleyball

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2013 Calvin Regional Guide

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

8 To Watch
Megan Rietema, Calvin senior setter
Andrea Behling, Wittenberg senior middle
Eirene Kim, Chicago junior libero
Taylor Webb, Mount Union senior outside
Ali Celentano, Carnegie Mellon junior opposite
Kelsey Bashore, Buffalo State senior setter
Kendra Parmenter, Bluffton sophomore outside
Lindsay Bean, Penn State Behrend sophomore middle

Random Factoid
Five conference Players of the Year will be at this regional: Calvin’s Rietema (MIAA); Wittenberg’s Behling (NCAC); Chicago’s Kim and setter Nikki DelZenero (shared top UAA honors); and Penn State Behrend setter Chelsea Magnusen (AMCC).

Predicted Calvin Regional Final
Calvin over Wittenberg

Predictions For The Other Regionals
St. Thomas Regional: St. Thomas over Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Elmhurst Regional: Hope over Elmhurst
Trinity (Texas) Regional: Cal Lutheran over Trinity (Texas)
Emory Regional: Emory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Juniata Regional: Juniata over Eastern
Clarkson Regional: Clarkson over Richard Stockton
Williams Regional: Springfield over Roger Williams

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

The Schedule at Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich.
NOV. 14 (times central)
11:30 a.m. #2 Wittenberg (23-8) 3 vs. #7 Bluffton (16-18) 0
2:00 p.m. #3 Chicago (26-10) 3 vs. #6 Buffalo State (25-9) 1
4:30 p.m. #4 Mount Union (30-4) 3 vs. #5 Carnegie Mellon (25-9) 0
7:00 p.m. #1 Calvin (29-1) 3 vs. #8 Penn State Behrend (22-8) 0
NOV. 15
3:30 p.m. #2 Wittenberg (24-8) 3 vs. #3 Chicago (27-10) 1
6:00 p.m. #1 Calvin (30-1) 3 vs. #4 Mount Union (31-4) 2
NOV. 16
6:00 p.m. #1 Calvin (31-1) 3 vs. #2 Wittenberg (25-8) 2

CALVIN REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 seed Calvin College 29-1 (No. 2 Great Lakes; No. 1 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Maroon, gold
Enrollment: 4,008
Founded: 1876
Famous Alum: Wayne Huizenga, businessman
Key wins: Wartburg (3-1); Pacific Lutheran (3-2); Puget Sound (3-0); Washington-St. Louis (3-0); Otterbein (3-0); Hope (3-0)(3-2); Mount Union (3-0); Wittenberg (3-0); Elmhurst (3-0); Chicago (3-0).
Losses: Hope (2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAA): Senior setter Megan Rietema (Player of the Year); sophomore outside Maggie Kamp (1st); senior libero Kristen Zietse (1st, Defensive Player of the Year); freshman middle Laura Danhoff (2nd, Freshman of the Year); junior middle Emily Crowe (2nd).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior setter Megan Rietema (1st); sophomore outside Maggie Kamp (1st); senior libero Kristen Zietse (1st); junior middle Emily Crowe (1st); freshman middle Laura Danhoff (HM, Freshman of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Maggie Kamp 399; Ellie Diepersloot 207; Emily Crowe 197
Blocks: E. Crowe 103; Megan Rietema 61; Laura Danhoff 57
Assists: M. Rietema 972; Kristen Zietse 71; Stacey Kamp  59
Digs: K. Zietse 467; M. Rietema 250; M. Kamp 231
Aces: Elise Biesboer 38; K. Zietse 32; L. Danhoff 29

Team Stats (national rank)
Hitting Percentage: .303 (1)
Kills/Set:
13.64 (12)
Blocks/Set: 1.96 (50)
Assists/Set: 12.61 (12)
Digs/Set: 15.50 (205)
Aces/Set: 1.77 (208)

No. 2 seed Wittenberg University 23-8 (No. 3 Great Lakes; No. 10 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Nickname: Tigers
Colors: Red, white
Enrollment: 2,000
Founded: 1845
Famous Alum: James Rebhorn, actor
Key wins: Johns Hopkins (3-0); Ohio Northern (3-0); Otterbein (3-1); DePauw (3-1)(3-0); Mount Union (3-1).
Losses: Emory (1-3); St. Thomas (1-3); Pacific Lutheran (0-3); Washington-St. Louis (1-3); Juniata (0-3); Calvin (0-3); Hope (2-3); Cedarville (1-3).
All-Conference Players (NCAC): Senior middle Andrea Behling (Player of the Year); junior setter Meghan Vodopich (1st); sophomore opposite Kara Seidenstricker (1st); freshman middle Emily Kahlig (HM); HC Paco Labrador (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Sophomore opposite Kara Seidenstricker (1st); senior middle Andrea Behling (HM); junior setter Meghan Vodopich (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Kara Seidenstricker 314; Andrea Behling 300; Meghan Vodopich 166
Blocks: Emily Kahlig 52; K. Seidenstricker 41; A. Behling 39
Assists: M. Vodopich 954; Katie Zito 70; Courtney Huck 41
Digs: Kiah Murray 322; K. Zito 314; K. Seidenstricker 292
Aces: K. Seidenstricker 66; K.Zito 33; two tied with 32

Team Stats (national rank)
Hitting Percentage: .229 (42)
Kills/Set: 13.07 (27)
Blocks/Set: 1.49 (193)
Assists/Set: 11.69 (45)
Digs/Set: 16.75 (97)
Aces/Set: 2.06 (128)

No. 3 seed University of Chicago 26-10 (No. 3 Midwest; No. 16 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Chicago, Ill.
Nickname: Maroons
Colors: Maroon, white
Enrollment: 5,369
Founded: 1890
Famous Alum: Carl Sagan, astronomer
Key wins: Coe (3-1); Dominican (3-1); UW-Eau Claire (3-0); Christopher Newport (3-2); Washington-St. Louis (3-1); Emory (3-1)(3-1); New York University (3-0); Carnegie Mellon (3-0).
Losses: Elmhurst (1-3)(0-3); Hope (0-3); St. Thomas (0-3); Wheaton (Ill.) (1-3); Millikin (0-3); Clarkson (2-3); Calvin (0-3); Carnegie Mellon (1-3); DePauw (0-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Junior libero Eirene Kim (Co-Most Valuable Player); senior setter Nikki DelZenero (Co-Most Valuable Player); senior opposite Katie Huntington (2nd); sophomore outside Maren Loe (2nd); senior middle Maggie Vaughn (HM); sophomore outside Jasmine Mobley (HM); Team Coaching Staff of the Year.
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior setter Nikki DelZenero (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Katie Huntington 324; Maren Loe 320; Maggie Vaughn 275
Blocks: M. Vaughn 106; Kara Conway 64; M. Loe 62
Assists: Nikki DelZenero 988; Ragine Graves 303; Eirene Kim 139
Digs: E. Kim 748; R. Graves 391; N. DelZenero 303
Aces: R. Graves 39; N. DelZenero 30; Morgan Barry 25

Team Stats (national rank)
Hitting Percentage: .217 (63)
Kills/Set: 12.28 (73)
Blocks/Set: 1.71 (94)
Assists/Set: 11.72 (37)
Digs/Set: 18.07 (71)
Aces/Set: 1.35 (250+)

No. 4 seed University of Mount Union 30-4 (No. 4 Great Lakes; No. 9 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Alliance, Ohio
Nickname: Purple Raiders
Colors: Purple, white
Enrollment: 2,209
Founded: 1846
Famous Alum: Philander Knox, U.S. politician
Key wins: Buffalo St. (3-0); Clarkson (3-2); Richard Stockton (3-0); Fredonia St. (3-0); Nazareth (3-0); Washington and Lee (3-2); Ohio Northern (3-0); Otterbein (3-0).
Losses: Wittenberg (1-3); Calvin (0-3); Hope (0-3); Otterbein (0-3).
All-Conference Players (OAC): Senior outside Taylor Webb (1st); junior opposite Nicole Snyder (1st); junior libero Lauren Mastroine (2nd, Libero of the Year); junior setter Sarah Schleich (HM).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior outside Taylor Webb (1st); junior opposite Nicole Snyder (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Taylor Webb 352; Nicole Snyder 290; Kara Berger 191
Blocks: K. Berger 132; Sara Brown 108; T. Webb 79
Assists: Sarah Schleich 703; Brittany Woodard 455; Lauren Mastroine 76
Digs: L. Mastroine 723; N. Snyder 275; Abby Riffee 173
Aces: L. Mastroine 42; S. Schleich 41; A. Riffee 33

Team Stats (national rank)
Hitting Percentage: .231 (41)
Kills/Set: 12.57 (53)
Blocks/Set: 2.38 (9)
Assists/Set: 11.42 (62)
Digs/Set: 16.42 (128)
Aces/Set: 1.97 (153)

No. 5 seed Carnegie Mellon University 25-9 (No. 8 Mid-Atlantic; RV AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Pittsburgh, Penn.
Nickname: Tartans
Colors: Cardinal, gray, Carnegie Mellon tartan
Enrollment: 6,203
Founded: 1900
Famous Alum: Andy Warhol, artist
Key wins: Chicago (3-1); Johns Hopkins (3-2); New York University (3-1); Washington-St. Louis (3-2).
Losses: Westminster (Pa.) (0-3); Otterbein (1-3); John Carroll (2-3); Stevenson (2-3); Emory (0-3); New York University (0-3); Washington-St. Louis (0-3); Juniata (1-3); Chicago (0-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Junior opposite Ali Celentano (1st); senior outside Senna Parsa (2nd); freshman middle Jackie Gibbons (HM).
All-Region Players: Junior opposite Ali Celentano (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Ali Celentano 406; Senna Parsa 366; Jackie Gibbons 191
Blocks: J. Gibbons 97; A. Celentano 86; S. Parsa 70
Assists: Emily Lawlis 813; Emily Newton 327; Ali Nichols 45
Digs: A. Nichols 492; S. Parsa 304; Molly Higgins 276
Aces: J. Gibbons 34; A. Celentano 33; S. Parsa 33

Team Stats (national rank)
Hitting Percentage: .232 (38)
Kills/Set: 11.29 (152)
Blocks/Set: 1.98 (48)
Assists/Set: 10.18 (169)
Digs/Set: 15.74 (182)
Aces/Set: 1.46 (250+)

No. 6 seed Buffalo State College 25-9 (No. 7 New York; NR AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Buffalo, N.Y.
Nickname: Bengals
Colors: Burnt orange, black, cool gray
Enrollment: 10,002
Founded: 1871
Famous Alum: Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th U.S. President
Key wins: New Paltz (3-1); Nazareth (3-1); Fredonia St. (3-1).
Losses: Mount Union (0-3); Richard Stockton (0-3); Clarkson (1-3); Capital (2-3); Bluffton (1-3); Albion (2-3); New Paltz (1-3); Nazareth (1-3); Washington-St. Louis (0-3).
All-Conference Players (SUNYAC): Senior setter Kelsey Bashore (1st); junior outside Sam Parente (1st); senior Chelsea Moore (2nd).
All-Region Players (New York): Junior outside Sam Parente (1st); senior setter Kelsey Bashore (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Sam Parente 376; Jessica Crooks 249; Kayla Pyc 243
Blocks: K. Pyc 88; J. Crooks 87; S. Parente 54
Assists: Kelsey Bashore 1139; Jennifer Cecchettini 52; Chelsea Pietrzykowski 42
Digs: C. Moore 617; Sarah Horvath 435; K. Bashore 410
Aces: C. Moore 58; S. Horvath 33; K. Bashore 30

Team Stats (national rank)
Hitting Percentage: .195 (107)
Kills/Set: 11.86 (99)
Blocks/Set: 1.70 (111)
Assists/Set: 10.68 (120)
Digs/Set: 19.29 (12)
Aces/Set: 1.56 (250+)

No. 7 seed Bluffton University 16-18 (NR Great Lakes; NR AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Bluffton, Ohio
Nickname: Beavers
Colors: Royal purple, white
Enrollment: 1,001
Founded: 1899
Famous Alum: Judson Laipply, YouTube sensation
Key wins: Buffalo St. (3-1).
Losses: Bethany (0-3); Hope (0-3); Marietta (0-3); Alma (1-3); Illinois Wesleyan (1-3); Thomas More (2-3); Muskingum (0-3); Capital (1-3); Ohio Northern (0-3)(0-3); Mount Union (0-3); Heidelberg (1-3); Mount St. Joseph (1-3); Anderson (2-3); Hanover (1-3); Trine (1-3); Defiance (1-3); Transylvania (0-3).
All-Conference Players (HCAC): Sophomore outside Kendra Parmenter (1st); sophomore middle Jenny Brown (1st); sophomore setter Brooke Ruffer (1st).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): None.

Team Leaders
Kills: Kendra Parmenter 373; Jenny Brown 309; Adrienne Shepard 209
Blocks: J. Brown 117; K. Parmenter 67; Lauren Weisgarber 66
Assists: Brooke Ruffer 953; Sara Roth 307; Hailey Phillips 33
Digs: H. Phillips 395; Lindsay Krohn 284; B. Ruffer 270
Aces: MacKenzie McFarlin 52; B. Ruffer 50; S. Roth 32

Team Stats (national rank)
Hitting Percentage: .171 (187)
Kills/Set: 11.51 (129)
Blocks/Set: 1.70 (109)
Assists/Set: 10.42 (139)
Digs/Set: 14.52 (250+)
Aces/Set: 1.64 (250+)

No. 8 seed Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 22-8 (NR Mid-Atlantic; NR AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Erie, Penn.
Nickname: Nittany Lions
Colors: Blue, white
Enrollment: 4,767
Founded: 1948
Famous Alum: Matthew Bresee, NBA Development League team executive
Key wins: None.
Losses: Westminster (Pa.) (0-3); Hiram (1-3); Grove City (2-3); Catholic (2-3); Neumann (2-3); Richard Stockton (2-3); Rowan (1-3); Fredonia St. (0-3).
All-Conference Players (AMCC): Senior setter Chelsea Magnusen (Player of the Year); sophomore middle Lindsay Bean (2nd); junior libero Tory Storino (2nd); freshman middle Meredith Snyder (2nd, Co-Newcomer of the Year); freshman outside Alyssa Samarco (2nd); HC Phil Pasano (Co-Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Mid-Atlantic): None.

Team Leaders
Kills: Lindsay Bean 250; Meredith Snyder 236; Alyssa Samarco 210
Blocks: M. Snyder 83; L. Bean 65; A. Samarco 41
Assists: Chelsea Magnusen 844; M. Snyder 87; Tory Storino 38
Digs: T. Storino 484; C. Magnusen 235; Courtney Hopson 218
Aces: C. Magnusen 56; A. Samarco 55; T. Storino 32

Team Stats (national rank)
Hitting Percentage: .192 (120)
Kills/Set: 10.99 (176)
Blocks/Set: 1.55 (167)
Assists/Set: 10.09 (176)
Digs/Set: 15.75 (180)
Aces/Set: 2.23 (78)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm

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