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

2014 St. Thomas Regional Guide

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

8 To Watch
Alyssa Stanek, Nebraska Wesleyan senior middle
Kelly Foley, St. Thomas senior middle
Alexis Hartman, Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior setter
Kylea Weber, Cornell senior libero
Ashley Peper, Augsburg junior opposite
Taya Kockelman, Saint Benedict senior setter
Mackenzie Harbaugh, Coe junior setter
Lindsey Peterson, Northwestern freshman outside

Regional Webpages
Carthage Regional
St. Thomas Regional
Washington-St. Louis Regional
Wittenberg Regional
Cal Lutheran Regional
Christopher Newport Regional
Williams Regional
Stevens Regional

Printable National Bracket
Interactive National Bracket
NCAA D III Women’s Volleyball Championship Digital Program

Schedule at Schoenecker Arena in Saint Paul, Minn.
Nov. 13 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #1 Nebraska Wesleyan (22-6) 1 vs. #8 Northwestern (23-10) 3
3:00 p.m. #4 Cornell (24-6) 3 vs. #5 Augsburg (23-5) 1
5:30 p.m. #3 UW-Stevens Point (29-4) 3 vs. #6 Saint Benedict (21-9) 0
8:00 p.m. #2 St. Thomas (24-6) 1 vs. #7 Coe (28-8) 3
Nov. 14
4:30 p.m. #4 Cornell (25-6) 3 vs. #8 Northwestern (24-10) 1
7:00 p.m. #3 UW-Stevens Point (30-4) 3 vs. #7 Coe (29-8) 0
Nov. 15
7:00 p.m. #3 UW-Stevens Point (31-4) 3 vs. #4 Cornell (26-6) 2

ST. THOMAS REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 seed Nebraska Wesleyan University 22-6 (No. 1 Central Region, No. 11 AVCA)
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Location: Lincoln, Neb.
Nickname: Prairie Wolves
Colors: Brown, gold
Enrollment: 2,100
Founded: 1887
Famous Alum: John Dunning, physicist
Key Wins: Washington-St. Louis (3-0); Christopher Newport (3-0); Colorado College (3-2).
Losses: Midland (0-3)(1-3); Dordt (0-3); Briar Cliff (2-3); Doane (0-3); Northwestern (Iowa) (1-3).
All-Conference Players (GPAC): Senior middle Alyssa Stanek (1st); senior outside Katelyn Walsh (1st); senior libero Mackenzie Ashton (2nd); sophomore outside Malory Dahl (HM); senior setter Alexa Rosenau (HM).
All-Region Players (Central): Senior middle Alyssa Stanek (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Katelyn Walsh 321; Alyssa Stanek 270; Malory Dahl 267
Assists: Alexa Rosenau 597; Kelsey Bahe 552; Mackenzie Ashton 43
Aces: M. Ashton 30; Makayla Westphal 30; K. Bahe 29
Digs: M. Ashton 485; Kennedy Hegert 281; M. Westphal 245
Blocks: A. Stanek 147; Bridget Bucher 73; M. Dahl 56

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.59 (52)
Hitting Percentage: .222 (18)
Digs/Set: 16.84 (45)
Blocks/Set: 2.25 (1)
Aces/Set: 1.36 (309)

No. 2 seed University of St. Thomas 24-6 (No. 4 Central Region, No. 8 AVCA)
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Location: Saint Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Tommies
Colors: Purple, gray
Enrollment: 10,316
Founded: 1885
Famous Alum: Vince Flynn, author
Key Wins: Johns Hopkins (3-0); Northwestern (3-0); UW-Stevens Point (3-0); Saint Benedict (3-1)(3-1); Juniata (3-0); Elmhurst (3-2); Augsburg (3-0).
Losses: Hope (0-3); Wittenberg (1-3); UW-Eau Claire (1-3): Cornell (1-3); Washington-St. Louis (0-3); Augsburg (2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Senior middle Kelly Foley (Player of the Year); senior outside Jill Greenfield (1st); senior outside Sara Atkinson (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Senior middle Kelly Foley (Player of the Year); senior outside Jill Greenfield (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Jill Greenfield 344; Kelly Foley 313; Taylor Lewis 220
Assists: Maddie Reese 739; Kayla Walton 409; Whitney Abrahamson 68
Aces: J. Greenfield 54; M. Reese 23; two tied with 15
Digs: W. Abrahamson 519; J. Greenfield 459; T. Lewis 271
Blocks: K. Foley 77; J. Greenfield 44; Whitney Lloyd 42

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.52 (13)
Hitting Percentage: .233 (27)
Digs/Set: 18.94 (18)
Blocks/Set: 1.62 (138)
Aces/Set: 1.37 (355)

No. 3 seed University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 29-4 (No. 1 Midwest Region, No. 6 AVCA)
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Location: Stevens Point, Wis.
Nickname: Pointers
Colors: Purple, gold
Enrollment: 8,645
Founded: 1894
Famous Alum: Kathy Kinney, actress
Key Wins: Augsburg (3-1); Saint Benedict (3-2); Northwestern (3-0); Carthage (3-2); Millikin (3-1); Trinity (Texas (3-2); Coe (3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-2)(3-0).
Losses: Wartburg (2-3); Cornell (1-3); St. Thomas (0-3); UW Oshkosh (1-3).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Senior setter Alexis Hartman (Player of the Year); junior middle Emma Brunkhorst (1st); junior libero Hannah Picel (HM, All-Defense); freshman outside Tiffany Stargardt (HM); HC Abbey Sutherland (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior setter Alexis Hartman (1st); junior middle Emma Brunkhorst (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Emma Brunkhorst 344; Krista Loos 260; Sarah Breuer 220
Assists: Alexis Hartman 1266; Hannah Picel 82; Bri Piepenbrok 33
Aces: Marie Krengel 28; A. Hartman 24; Kendra Kundinger 17
Digs: Hannah Picel 532; B. Piepenbrok 387; M. Krengel 344
Blocks: E. Brunkhorst 129; A. Hartman 97; Ellen Drewry 75

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.79 (10)
Hitting Percentage: .227 (32)
Digs/Set: 19.59 (7)
Blocks/Set: 2.32 (9)
Aces/Set: 1.23 (396)

No. 4 seed Cornell College 24-6 (No. 5 Midwest Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Mount Vernon, Iowa
Nickname: Rams
Colors: Purple, white
Enrollment: 1,191
Founded: 1853
Famous Alum: Don Fehrenbacher, historian
Key Wins: Carthage (3-1); St. Thomas (3-1); UW-Stevens Point (3-1); Coe (3-1).
Losses: Augustana (0-3); Wartburg (0-3); Northwestern (1-3); Carthage (0-3); Elmhurst (0-3); Millikin (1-3).
All-Conference Players (MWC): Senior libero Kylea Weber (Player of the Year); senior middle Taylor Dicus (1st); sophomore middle Lauren Ahart (1st); sophomore outside Diamond Boyd (2nd); junior Mariah Brandly (2nd); HC Jeff Meeker (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior libero Kylea Weber (1st); senior middle Taylor Dicus (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Mariah Brandly 299; Taylor Dicus 273; Diamond Boyd 245
Assists: Katherine Devlin 547; Kelsey Gaillot 470; Sabrina Hargis 170
Aces: K. Devlin 50; K. Gaillot 34; M. Brandly 27
Digs: Kylea Weber 589; M. Brandly 247; K. Gaillot 182
Blocks: T. Dicus 127; Katie Sickelka 81; Libby Schnoor 53

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.33 (24)
Hitting Percentage: .223 (46)
Digs/Set: 16.94 (96)
Blocks/Set: 2.43 (4)
Aces/Set: 1.73 (235)

No. 5 seed Augsburg College 23-5 (No. 3 Central Region, No. 18 AVCA)
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Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
Nickname: Auggies
Colors: Maroon, gray
Enrollment: 3,576
Founded: 1869
Famous Alum: Peter Agre, scientist
Key Wins: Northwestern (3-0)(3-1); Coe (3-0)(3-0); St. Thomas (3-2).
Losses: UW-Stevens Point (1-3); UW-Eau Claire (0-3); Minnesota Morris (0-3); Saint Benedict (0-3); St. Thomas (0-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Junior opposite Ashley Peper (1st); senior outside Colleen Ourada (1st); sophomore setter Courtney Lemke (1st); HC Jane Becker (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior opposite Ashley Peper (1st); senior outside Colleen Ourada (1st); sophomore setter Courtney Lemke (1st); HC Jane Becker (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Ashley Peper 425; Colleen Ourada 349; Jessica Lillquist 208
Assists: Courtney Lemke 1043; Hannah Gibbemeyer 86; Dezera Sieracki 64
Aces: Mackensie Menke 27; DeeDee Maier 24; A. Peper 20
Digs: M. Menke 531; C. Ourada 395; A. Peper 283
Blocks: Taylor Linn 81; C. Ourada 78; J. Lillquist 64

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.35 (21)
Hitting Percentage: .228 (31)
Digs/Set: 19.30 (13)
Blocks/Set: 1.94 (51)
Aces/Set: 1.39 (347)

No. 6 seed College of Saint Benedict 21-9 (No. 5 Central Region, No. 22 AVCA)
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Location: St. Joseph, Minn.
Nickname: Blazers
Colors: Red, white
Enrollment: 2,000
Founded: 1913
Famous Alum: Mary Ellen Otremba, politician
Key Wins: Dominican (3-1); Elmhurst (3-0); Augsburg (3-0); Northwestern (3-1); Trinity (Texas (3-0).
Losses: UW-Stevens Point (2-3); Northwestern (2-3); Millikin (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3); Chicago (0-3); Carleton (1-3); St. Thomas (1-3)(1-3); UW Oshkosh (2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Senior setter Taya Kockelman (1st); senior opposite Lexi Rinde (1st); junior outside Laura Schmitt (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Senior setter Taya Kockelman (1st); senior opposite Lexi Rinde (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Laura Schmitt 332; Lexi Rinde 281; Sophie Stangl 254
Assists: Taya Kockelman 1199; Victoria Nass 85; L. Schmitt 69
Aces: T. Kockelman 48; Meghan Koop 31; Kelly Davenport 30
Digs: V. Nass 544; L. Schmitt 424; K. Davenport 260
Blocks: Mary Franz 90; S. Stangl 49; T. Kockelman 42

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 14.04 (4)
Hitting Percentage: .216 (56)
Digs/Set: 18.46 (30)
Blocks/Set: 1.56 (164)
Aces/Set: 1.71 (243)

No. 7 seed Coe College 28-8 (No. 6 Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nickname: Kohawks
Colors: Crimson, gold
Enrollment: 1,300
Founded: 1851
Famous Alum: Marv Levy, former NFL coach
Key Wins: Elmhurst (3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-2).
Losses: Calvin (0-3); Augsburg (0-3)(0-3); Dominican (2-3); UW-River Falls (1-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); UW-Stevens Point (0-3); Cornell (1-3).
All-Conference Players (IIAC): Junior setter Mackenzie Harbaugh (1st); senior outside Rachel Schaefer (1st); senior middle Rachel Bosworth (1st); senior libero Alissa Wittenburg (1st); junior opposite Brianna Smith (HM).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior setter Mackenzie Harbaugh (1st); senior outside Rachel Schaefer (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Rachel Schaefer 434; Rachel Bosworth 327; Mackenzie Harbaugh 242
Assists: M. Harbaugh 1275; Alissa Wittenburg 129; Ali Arns 53
Aces: M. Harbaugh 77; A. Wittenburg 65; R. Bosworth 29
Digs: A. Wittenburg 596; Olivia Glaudel 293; R. Schaefer 290
Blocks: R. Bosworth 108; Olivia Leisinger 74; R. Schaefer 49

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.81 (5)
Hitting Percentage: .246 (16)
Digs/Set: 16.31 (137)
Blocks/Set: 1.63 (126)
Aces/Set: 2.03 (114)

No. 8 seed University of Northwestern-St. Paul 23-10 (NR Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Roseville, Minn.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Purple, gold
Enrollment: 3,070
Founded: 1902
Famous Alum: Roger Youderian, missionary
Key Wins: Saint Benedict (3-2); Cornell (3-1).
Losses: Augsburg (0-3)(1-3); UW-Superior (1-3); St. Thomas (0-3); UW-Stevens Point (0-3); Wartburg (0-3); UW-Eau Claire (1-3); Saint Benedict (1-3); UW Oshkosh (2-3); Millikin (0-3).
All-Conference Players (UMAC): Freshman outside Lindsey Peterson (1st, Rookie of the Year); senior libero Lizzy Potratz (1st, Defensive Player of the Year); junior setter Lizzy Jonas (1st); senior outside Hallie Mueth (1st); senior outside Cari Miller (1st); junior middle Faith Vander Galien (1st); HC Beth Wilmeth (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Freshman outside Lindsey Peterson (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Lindsey Peterson 363; Hallie Mueth 297; Cari Miller 278
Assists: Lizzy Jonas 1143; Leesa Hulstrand 235; Lizzy Potratz 42
Aces: L. Jonas 28; L. Potratz 25; two tied with 22
Digs: L. Potratz 565; L. Peterson 446; H. Mueth 332
Blocks: Shanay Gonder 112; Faith Vander Galien 88; C. Miller 71

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.96 (7)
Hitting Percentage: .254 (9)
Digs/Set: 17.35 (68)
Blocks/Set: 2.07 (32)
Aces/Set: 1.23 (394)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 10, 2014 at 10:44 pm

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