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NCAA stats: UWO’s Trautmann leads nation in total digs

The following are Central and Midwest players and teams in the top 10 nationally, according to the final stats release of the season. The national leader is listed regardless of region. Players and teams not from the Central or Midwest regions are listed in italics.

Stats are through Nov. 24.

Aces/Set
1. Courtney Parent, MCLA 0.94
1. New Rochelle 3.71

Total Aces
1. Victoria Kirkemo, Clarkson 113
8. Mackenzie Harbaugh, Coe 81
1. Mount Saint Mary 445

Assists/Set
1. Jenna Fessler, Thomas More 11.36
2. Christina Wilson, Dominican 11.11
3. Courtney Lemke, Augsburg 11.11
5. Taya Kockelman, Saint Benedict 11.04
6. Kim Frei, UW-Whitewater 11.00
7. Alexis Hartman, UW-Stevens Point 10.96
10. Katie Lubben, Bethel 10.93
1. Cal Lutheran 13.21
2. Saint Benedict 13.10
4. Coe 12.92
6. UW-Stevens Point 12.88
8. UW-Whitewater 12.86
10. Dominican 12.70

Total Assists
1. Karen Chin, Carthage 1607
3. Alexis Hartman, UW-Stevens Point 1469
4. Laura Barry, Buena Vista 1460
7. Hannah Nimrick, Elmhurst 1401
8. Christina Wilson, Dominican 1367
10. Kim Frei, UW-Whitewater 1353
1. Emory 1960 
2. Millikin 1867
3. Washington-St. Louis 1860
4. Elmhurst 1843
5. Carthage 1841
8. UW-Stevens Point 1726

Attacks/Set
1. Tess Rountree, Principia 13.88
4. Maren Loe, Chicago 12.87
1. Southwestern 42.17
10. Saint Benedict 39.48

Total Attacks
1. Maren Loe, Chicago 1840
3. Audrey Krajec, Millikin 1627
4. Maddie Bardole, Buena Vista 1607
5. Tess Rountree, Principia 1555
9. Klaudia Basierak, Dubuque 1340
1. Southwestern 5524
3. Carthage 5403
4. Chicago 5387
5. UW Oshkosh 5371
8. Washington-St. Louis 5252
10. UW-Stevens Point 5219

Blocks/Set
1. Alyssa Stanek, Nebraska Wesleyan 1.69
3. Emma Brunkhorst, UW-Stevens Point 1.36
1. Nebraska Wesleyan 2.60
3. Rockford 2.45
4. Cornell 2.42
6. Webster 2.39
7. UW-Whitewater 2.35

Total Blocks
1. Erin Cusenbary, Trinity (Texas) 165
5. Emma Brunkhorst, UW-Stevens Point 155
6. Melissa Nava, Elmhurst 152
7. Taylor Dicus, Cornell 143
9. Sam Kersting, Webster 140
10. Rachel Nelson, Webster 138
1. Austin 353
5. UW Oshkosh 316
6. UW-Stevens Point 308
7. Webster 305.5
8. Elmhurst 298
9. UW-Whitewater 293.5

Digs/Set
1. Amber Aguiar, Pacific Lutheran 7.13
2. Dzenita Bahtic, Central 6.85
6. Camille Benson, Carleton 6.29
7. Caleigh Galvan, Lakeland 6.25
1. Millsaps 22.32
6. UW-Stevens Point 19.78

Total Digs
1. Mandy Trautmann, UW Oshkosh 833
10. Caleigh Galvan, Lakeland 706
1. Southwestern 2894
3. UW-Stevens Point 2651
4. Carthage 2633
5. Chicago 2575
8. Washington-St. Louis 2513
9. UW Oshkosh 2490

Hitting Percentage
1. Katrina Pisch, Eastern .444
6. Jessica Diehl, Spalding .383
1. Calvin .296
7. Millikin .252
10. UW-Whitewater .250

Kills/Set
1. Allie Frappier, Pomona-Pitzer 5.36
2. Tess Rountree, Principia 5.27
7. Audrey Krajec, Millikin 4.57
1. Cal Lutheran 14.17
3. UW-Whitewater 14.01
4. Coe 13.98
5. Saint Benedict 13.97
6. Northwestern 13.90
10. UW-Stevens Point 13.72

Total Kills
1. Sarah Szybist, Rochester Tech 709
2. Audrey Krajec, Millikin 672
4. Maren Loe, Chicago 617
5. Maddie Bardole, Buena Vista 612
6. Tess Rountree, Principia 590
8. Jade Schaap, Buena Vista 549
10. Sam Szarmach, Elmhurst 523
1. Emory 2116 
2. Millikin 2016
3. Washington-St. Louis 2005
4. Carthage 2004
5. Elmhurst 2001
8. UW-Stevens Point 1839

Points/Set
1. Tess Rountree, Principia 6.22
5. Audrey Krajec, Millikin 5.23

Winning Percentage
1. Hope .944
2. Nebraska Wesleyan .923
5. Carthage .902
10. UW-Stevens Point .868

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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2014 AVCA final poll: Hope nearly unanimous

Hope won the national title and claimed all but one first-place vote in the final AVCA poll. [Sigh]

No. 2 Emory, No. 3 Calvin, No. 4 UW-Stevens Point and Wittenberg rounded out the top five.

Other Central and Midwest region teams in the final top 25: No. 6 Washington-St. Louis; No. 12 Carthage; No. 16 St. Thomas; No. 17 Elmhurst; No. 19 Nebraska Wesleyan; No. 20 Cornell; No. 23 Coe; No. 24 Augsburg; No. 25 UW-Whitewater.

Central and Midwest teams receiving votes in the final poll: Saint Benedict; Millikin; Chicago; Northwestern; UW Oshkosh.

My final top 10

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm

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Ricky Nelson’s 2014 final top 10

The AVCA poll comes out on Tuesday.

My rank, (my Wk 11 rank, AVCA Wk 11 rank), record, key results last week
1 (2, 2). Hope 34-2 National champion. 
2 (6, 5). Emory 39-4 National runner-up. 
3 (1, 1). Calvin 31-4 National semifinalist. 
4 (8, 6). Wisconsin-Stevens Point 33-5 National semifinalist. 
5 (5, 4). Wittenberg 29-4 Regional finalist.
6 (3, 3). Cal Lutheran 29-3 Regional semifinalist.
7 (7, 7). Washington-St. Louis 35-6 Regional finalist.
8 (9, 14). Carthage 37-4 Regional finalist.
9 (NR, 9). Christopher Newport 34-4 National quarterfinalist.
10 (NR, 17). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 27-7 National quarterfinalist.
Dropped out: No. 4 Nebraska Wesleyan (22-7); No. 10 St. Thomas (24-7).

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 24, 2014 at 9:08 pm

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11/24/14: Hope Flying Dutch win first national title

National Championship
#2 Hope 3, #5 Emory 2 Set 5 ended 15-8;  HC’s Amy VanderStoep had 19 kills, 8 blocks.

2014 Nationals Guide

2014 All-Tournament Team
Jenna Grasmeyer, Hope senior outside (Most Outstanding Player)
Lauren Hazekamp, Hope junior setter
Amy VanderStoep, Hope senior outside
Sydney Miles, Emory junior setter
Leah Jacobs, Emory senior outside
Maggie Kamp, Calvin junior outside
Alexis Hartman, Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior setter

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 24, 2014 at 12:02 am

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How do you think the final will play out?

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 23, 2014 at 12:05 am

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2014 Championship full video replays

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 23, 2014 at 12:04 am

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AVCA voters nearly nailed it in preseason

I doubt the AVCA will put it out there, so I’ll mention it on the coaches’ behalf. These were the top four teams in AVCA 2014 D III preseason poll:
1. Calvin
2. Emory
3. Wisconsin-Stevens Point
4. Hope

I and others had complaints about the voting toward the end of the season, but you can’t do much better than that. When you’re right, you’re right. The voters basically nailed it in the preseason.

My preseason list had Emory first, Hope third, Wisconsin-Stevens Point eighth and Calvin ninth. The AVCA preseason poll, which was not exactly out on a limb in a sport without much year-to-year parity, is one example why others get paid to run volleyball programs while this blog remains free. Credit where it’s due, pollsters.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 23, 2014 at 12:03 am

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