D III Women's Volleyball

A source for NCAA Division III women's volleyball info and opinion, with a focus on the Midwest and Central regions

2013 Nationals Guide

Also see the Elmhurst Regional GuideCalvin Regional Guide, St. Thomas Regional Guide.

8 To Watch
Megan Rietema, Calvin senior setter
Jenna Grasmeyer, Hope junior outside
Kylie McLogan, Cal Lutheran junior outside
Sydney Miles, Emory sophomore setter
Kearby Benak, Eastern senior outside
Alexis Hartman, Wisconsin-Stevens Point junior setter
Lani Durio, Clarkson senior setter
Elizabeth Glavan, UMass Boston freshman libero

Random Factoids
Calvin: Six teams have won titles after losing the final the prior season. Washington-St. Louis (2007) was the last to do it.
Hope: Seven teams have won championships on their home floors. The last was Wisconsin-Whitewater (2002).
Cal Lutheran: Nine West Region teams have won titles. La Verne (2001) was the last West Region national champion.
Emory: A few of the other coaches are taking their third teams to the national quarterfinals this year. Emory head coach Jenny McDowell (1-1 in finals) is taking her seventh team in the past 11 years.
Eastern: Has never beaten (0-3) next opponent Emory. All three matches were within the last four years.
Wisconsin-Stevens Point: Three teams have won national championships in their first national quarterfinal appearances — but they were the first three D-III title winners, in 1981-83.
Clarkson/UMass Boston: Only one New York Region team and one New England Region team has even made the title match. NYU lost in the 2003 final; MIT was runner-up in 1984.

Predicted National Championship Final
Calvin over Hope

Printable national bracket
Interactive national bracket
Digital D-III Volleyball Championship program
D-III volleyball record book
D-III All-America archives
D-III tournament all-time results

The Schedule at DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland, Mich.
NOV. 21 (times central)
11:30 p.m. #7 Emory (33-4) 3 vs. #17 Eastern (33-4) 0
2:00 p.m. #1 Calvin (32-1) 3 vs. UMass Boston (24-15) 1
4:30 p.m. #3 Cal Lutheran (33-1) 3 vs. #22 Clarkson (36-6) 1
7:00 p.m. #2 Hope (32-2) 0 vs. #19 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (34-4) 3
NOV. 22
4:00 p.m. #1 Calvin (33-1) 3 vs. #7 Emory (34-4) 0
6:30 p.m. #3 Cal Lutheran (34-1) 3 vs. #19 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (35-4) 0
NOV. 23
6:00 p.m. #1 Calvin (34-1) 3 vs. #3 Cal Lutheran (35-1) 2

2013 Regional Sites
St. Thomas Regional
Calvin Regional
Trinity (Texas) Regional
Emory Regional
Juniata Regional
Clarkson Regional
Williams Regional

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Calvin College 32-1 (No. 2 Great Lakes Region)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Maroon, gold
Enrollment: 4,008
Founded: 1876
Famous Alum: Wayne Huizenga, businessman
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 36-23
Quarterfinal Appearances: 1984, 1986, 1992, 2010, 2012-13
Best Finish:
2010 national champion
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)(3-2); Wittenberg (3-0)(3-2); Elmhurst (3-0); Chicago (3-0); Penn St. Behrend (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).
All-America Players: Senior setter Megan Rietema (1st); sophomore outside Maggie Kamp (1st); junior middle Emily Crowe (3rd); senior libero Kristen Zietse (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Maggie Kamp 456; Ellie Diepersloot 230; Emily Crowe 223
Blocks: E. Crowe 111; Laura Danhoff 73; Megan Rietema 71
Assists: M. Rietema 1084; Kristen Zietse 78; Stacey Kamp  69
Digs: K. Zietse 528; M. Rietema 283; M. Kamp 260
Aces: Elise Biesboer 40; K. Zietse 36; L. Danhoff 33

Team Stats (national ranks)
Hitting Percentage: .297 (1)
Kills/Set: 
13.50 (13)
Blocks/Set: 1.97 (48)
Assists/Set: 12.48 (14)
Digs/Set: 15.62 (191)
Aces/Set: 1.70 (230)

No. 2 Hope College 32-2 (No. 1 Great Lakes Region)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Holland, Mich.
Nickname: Flying Dutch
Colors: Orange, blue
Enrollment: 3,325
Founded: 1866
Famous Alum: Sufjan Stevens, musician
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 14-10
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2009, 2013
Best Finish: 2009 semifinalist
Key wins: Bluffton (3-0); Chicago (3-0); Washington-St. Louis (3-1); Otterbein (3-0)(3-1); Ohio Northern (3-0); Clarkson (3-0); Elmhurst (3-2)(3-1); Wittenberg (3-2); Mount Union (3-0); Calvin (3-2); Webster (3-0).
Losses: Calvin (0-3)(2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAA): Junior outside Jenna Grasmeyer (1st); sophomore setter Lauren Hazekamp (1st); senior middle Courtney Earles (1st);  senior middle Mari Schoolmaster (2nd); junior outside Amy VanderStoep (2nd).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Junior outside Jenna Grasmeyer (1st); sophomore setter Lauren Hazekamp (1st); senior middle Courtney Earles (1st); junior outside Amy VanderStoep (1st); HC Becky Schmidt (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players: Junior outside Jenna Grasmeyer (1st); sophomore setter Lauren Hazekamp (2nd); senior middle Courtney Earles (2nd); junior outside Amy VanderStoep (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Jenna Grasmeyer 450; Anna Lynch 236; Courtney Earles 232
Blocks: Mari Schoolmaster 88; C. Earles 67; Amy VanderStoep 59
Assists: Lauren Hazekamp 1220; A. VanderStoep 57; Elyse Maley 41
Digs: Allie Mitchell 395; L. Hazekamp 335; Alexis Thompson 330
Aces: J. Grasmeyer 60; A. Mitchell 50; L. Hazekamp 42

Team Stats (national ranks)
Hitting Percentage: .272 (4)
Kills/Set: 
13.94 (3)
Blocks/Set: 1.85 (68)
Assists/Set: 13.06 (3)
Digs/Set: 17.28 (66)
Aces/Set: 2.04 (127)

No. 3 California Lutheran University 33-1 (No. 1 West Region)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Thousand Oak, Calif.
Nickname: Regals
Colors: Purple, gold
Enrollment: 2,545
Founded: 1959
Famous Alum: Rod Marinelli, NFL coach
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 
22-13
Quarterfinal Appearances: 1995, 2006, 2011, 2013
Best Finish: 1995 national runner-up
Key wins: Texas Dallas (3-0)(3-0); Puget Sound (3-1); Texas Lutheran (3-0); Southwestern (3-1); Christopher Newport (3-2); Emory (3-0); Pomona-Pitzer (3-2)(3-1); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-1)(3-2)(3-0); Chapman (3-1)(3-2)(3-0); UC Santa Cruz (3-0); Hardin-Simmons (3-2); Trinity (Texas) (3-1).
Losses: Westmont (0-3).
All-Conference Players (SCIAC): Junior outside Kylie McLogan (1st); sophomore outside Allie Eason (1st); senior setter Jackie Russell (2nd); senior middle Lauren Rohach (2nd); senior middle Hayley Tamagni (2nd).
All-Region Players (West): Junior outside Kylie McLogan (1st); sophomore outside Allie Eason (1st); senior setter Jackie Russell (1st); senior middle Lauren Rohach (1st); senior middle Hayley Tamagni (1st).
All-America Players: Junior outside Kylie McLogan (1st); sophomore outside Allie Eason (3rd); senior setter Jackie Russell (HM); senior middle Lauren Rohach (HM); senior middle Hayley Tamagni (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Kylie McLogan 451; Allie Eason 338; Pua Mo’okini-Oliveira 245
Blocks: Hayley Tamagni 94; Lauren Rohach 89; A. Eason 54
Assists: Jackie Russell 1062; Jena Chavez 332; P. Mo’okini-Oliveira 33
Digs: A. Eason 364; K. McLogan 350; Kennedy Peters 286
Aces: K. McLogan 44; J. Russell 36; A. Eason 35

Team Stats (national ranks)
Hitting Percentage: .260 (15)
Kills/Set: 13.92 (4)
Blocks/Set: 1.88 (63)
Assists/Set: 12.73 (9)
Digs/Set: 15.41 (212)
Aces/Set: 1.82 (189)

No. 7 Emory University 33-4 (No. 1 South Region)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Druid Hills, Ga.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Blue, gold
Enrollment: 7,656
Founded: 1836
Famous Alum: Newt Gingrich, politician
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 
34-18
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2003-05, 2007-08, 2010, 2013 
Best Finish: 2008 national champion
Key wins: St. Thomas (3-2); Wittenberg (3-1); Johns Hopkins (3-0); Hardin-Simmons (3-1); Trinity (Texas (3-1)(3-2); Randolph-Macon (3-2)(3-2); Christopher Newport (3-1); Southwestern (3-1); Maryville (Tenn.) (3-0); Wellesley (3-1); Cornell (3-2); Carnegie Mellon (3-0); New York University (3-0); Juniata (3-1); Berry (3-1)(3-1); Washington-St. Louis (3-0); Agnes Scott (3-0); Colorado College (3-1).
Losses: Cal Lutheran (0-3); Chicago (1-3)(1-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Sophomore setter Sydney Miles (1st); freshman middle Jessica Holler (1st, Co-Rookie of the Year); junior outside Kate Bowman (1st); junior middle Cat McGrath (2nd); sophomore libero Taylor Erwin (HM); junior outside Leah Jacobs (HM).
All-Region Players (South): Sophomore setter Sydney Miles (1st); freshman middle Jessica Holler (1st, Freshman of the Year); junior outside Kate Bowman (1st); junior middle Cat McGrath (1st).
All-America Players: Sophomore setter Sydney Miles (1st); freshman middle Jessica Holler (2nd); junior outside Kate Bowman (HM); junior middle Cat McGrath (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Leah Jacobs 366; Kate Bowman 345; Jessica Holler 320
Blocks: J. Holler 143; Cat McGrath 111; Sydney Miles 68
Assists: S. Miles 1334; Taylor Erwin 99; K. Bowman 54
Digs: T. Erwin 609; K. Bowman 325; S. Miles 259
Aces: T. Erwin 45; Olivia Volarich 30; S. Miles 26

Team Stats (national ranks)
Hitting Percentage: .266 (7)
Kills/Set: 13.53 (12)
Blocks/Set: 2.09 (31)
Assists/Set: 12.36 (16)
Digs/Set: 15.70 (185)
Aces/Set: 1.61 (250+)

No. 17 Eastern University 33-4 (No. 2 Mid-Atlantic Region)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: St. Davids, Pa.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Maroon, white
Enrollment: 4,300
Founded: 1925
Famous Alum: Richard Muenz, vocalist/actor
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 
22-13
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2011, 2013
Best Finish: 2011 national semifinalist
Key wins: Susquehanna (3-0); Haverford (3-1); Bowdoin (3-0); Endicott (3-0); UMass Boston (3-0); Richard Stockton (3-1); UW-Whitewater (3-1); Stevenson (3-0)(3-0); Gallaudet (3-0); Springfield (3-0); Johns Hopkins (3-0); Christopher Newport (3-0).
Losses: Williams (2-3); Juniata (1-3); Trinity (Texas) (0-3); Southwestern (1-3).
All-Conference Players (Freedom): Senior outside Kearby Benak (1st); sophomore setter Rikki Schlager (1st); freshman libero Rylie Haas (1st); junior outside Lauren Sproles (1st); junior middle Katrina Pisch (1st); freshman middle Stephanie Elechko (2nd).
All-Region Players (Mid-Atlantic): Senior outside Kearby Benak (1st); sophomore setter Rikki Schlager (1st); freshman libero Rylie Haas (1st); junior middle Katrina Pisch (1st); junior outside Lauren Sproles (HM); freshman middle Stephanie Elechko (HM).
All-America Players: Sophomore setter Rikki Schlager (2nd); freshman libero Rylie Haas (2nd); junior middle Katrina Pisch (3rd); senior outside Kearby Benak (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Kearby Benak 312; Lauren Sproles 306; Katrina Pisch 277
Blocks: Stephanie Elechko 66; K. Pisch 58; Rikki Schlager 32
Assists: R. Schlager 1331; Amy Guarino 50; K. Benak 30
Digs: Rylie Haas 609; K. Benak 329; L. Sproles 263
Aces: K. Benak 51; L. Sproles 34; R. Haas 32

Team Stats (national ranks)
Hitting Percentage: .285 (3)
Kills/Set: 13.91 (5)
Blocks/Set: 1.32 (250+)
Assists/Set: 12.98 (5)
Digs/Set: 16.00 (154)
Aces/Set: 2.22 (77)

No. 19 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 34-4 (No. 2 Midwest Region)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Stevens Point, Wis.
Nickname: Pointers
Colors: Purple, gold
Enrollment: 9,500
Founded: 1894
Famous Alum: Jordan Zimmermann, MLB player
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 4-5
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2013
Best Finish: Regional semifinalist
Key wins: Concordia-Moorhead (3-0); Northwestern (3-1)(3-0)(3-1); Wartburg (3-2)(3-2); UW-Whitewater (3-2)(3-1); UW-Eau Claire (3-0); Saint Benedict (3-1); St. Thomas (3-1).
Losses: Saint Benedict (0-3); Augsburg (1-3); St. Thomas (0-3); UW-River Falls (2-3).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Junior setter Alexis Hartman (Player of the Year); senior middle Allison Davis (1st): sophomore middle Emma Brunkhorst (1st); freshman outside Krista Loos (HM); sophomore libero Hannah Picel (All-Defensive Team); HC Abbey Sutherland (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Junior setter Alexis Hartman (1st); sophomore middle Emma Brunkhorst (1st); senior middle Allison Davis (HM).
All-America Players: Junior setter Alexis Hartman (2nd); sophomore middle Emma Brunkhorst (3rd).

Team Leaders
Kills: Emma Brunkhorst 471; Krista Loos 389; Allison Davis 326
Blocks: A. Davis 177; E. Brunkhorst 146; Alexis Hartman 98
Assists: A. Hartman 1449; Hannah Picel 83; Sarah Wildish 23
Digs: H. Picel 626; Marie Krengel 340; two tied with 301
Aces: A. Hartman 34; M. Krengel 30; A. Davis 29

Team Stats (national ranks)
Hitting Percentage: .244 (26)
Kills/Set: 13.13 (22)
Blocks/Set: 2.69 (3)
Assists/Set: 12.07 (23)
Digs/Set: 16.13 (145)
Aces/Set: 1.25 (250+)

No. 22 Clarkson University 36-6 (No. 1 New York Region)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Potsdam, N.Y.
Nickname: Golden Knights
Colors: Green, gold
Enrollment: 3,018
Founded: 1896
Famous Alum: Dave Taylor, former NHL player
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record:
 8-4
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2012-13
Best Finish: 2012 national quarterfinalist
Key wins: Richard Stockton (3-1); Buffalo St. (3-1); Southern Vermont (3-0); UC Santa Cruz (3-2); Union (3-1)(3-0)(3-0); Chicago (3-2); Stevens (3-0); New York University (3-0)(3-1); Nazareth (3-1); Westfield St. (3-0); New Paltz St. (3-1).
Losses: Mount Union (2-3); Juniata (1-3); La Verne (0-3); Elmhurst (2-3)(0-3); Hope (0-3).
All-Conference Players (LL): Senior setter Lani Durio (Player of the Year); senior middle Xiao Liang (1st); senior libero Erika Chin (2nd);  sophomore outside Victoria Kirkemo (2nd); sophomore outside Aishvina Arasu (2nd); junior middle Adrienne Walker (2nd); Coaching Staff of the Year (HC Johan Dulfer, AC Lauren Crump).
All-Region Players (New York): Senior setter Lani Durio (1st); senior middle Xiao Liang (1st); senior libero Erika Chin (1st); HC Johan Dulfer (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players: Senior middle Xiao Liang (2nd); senior setter Lani Durio (HM); senior libero Erika Chin (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Victoria Kirkemo 409; Aishvina Arasu 362; Xiao Liang 329
Blocks: Adrienne Walker 79; X. Liang 69; Danielle Farabee 40
Assists: Lani Durio 1308; Kirstie Shurie 175; Erika Chin 114
Digs: E. Chin 700; V. Kirkemo 355; L. Durio 285
Aces: V. Kirkemo 95; E. Chin 69; L. Durio 57

Team Stats (national ranks)
Hitting Percentage: .266 (6)
Kills/Set: 12.83 (33)
Blocks/Set: 1.43 (207)
Assists/Set: 11.93 (29)
Digs/Set: 15.18 (232)
Aces/Set: 2.68 (24)

NR University of Massachusetts Boston 24-15 (No. 12 New England Region)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats
Location: Boston, Mass.
Nickname: Beacons
Colors: Pantone, white
Enrollment: 11,866
Founded: 1852
Famous Alum: Thomas Menino, current Boston mayor
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 
12-4
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2010, 2012-13
Best Finish: 2010, 2012 national quarterfinalist
Key wins: Babson (3-0); Rivier (3-0); Roger Williams (3-1)(3-1); Wellesley (3-0); Williams (3-1).
Losses: Augsburg (1-3); Colorado College (0-3); Roger Williams (0-3); Bowdoin (2-3); Eastern (0-3); New Paltz St. (1-3); New York University (1-3); Tufts (1-3); Wellesley (0-3); Endicott (1-3); Haverford (2-3); Colby-Sawyer (0-3); MIT (1-3); Clark (Mass.) (1-3); UW Oshkosh (2-3).
All-Conference Players (LEC): Freshman middle Julia Murphy (1st, Co-Offensive Player of the Year); junior middle Kirsten Morrison (1st); freshman libero Elizabeth Glavan (2nd, Defensive Player of the Year); senior outside Corrine Porter (2nd); senior setter Megan Pollock (2nd); freshman outside Patsy Boland (2nd).
All-Region Players (New England): Freshman libero Elizabeth Glavan (HM).
All-America Players: None.

Team Leaders
Kills: Julia Murphy 331; Patsy Boland 299; Kirsten Morrison 239
Blocks: J. Murphy 113; Bri Sousa 93; K. Morrison 79
Assists: Megan Pollock 823; Emma Rocha 335; Lacee Kilgore 148
Digs: Elizabeth Glavan 637; Corrine Porter 327; P. Boland 194
Aces: C. Porter 53; E. Glavan 51; M. Pollock 40

Team Stats (national ranks)
Hitting Percentage: .191 (120)
Kills/Set: 11.50 (129)
Blocks/Set: 1.84 (73)
Assists/Set: 10.50 (136)
Digs/Set: 15.41 (213)
Aces/Set: 2.28 (63)

-Ricky Nelson

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November 18, 2013 at 10:22 pm

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