D III Women's Volleyball

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2014 Washington-St. Louis Regional Guide

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

8 To Watch
Sydney Miles, Emory junior setter
Alex Sheredy, Washington-St. Louis sophomore outside
MC Rogers, Hendrix sophomore outside
Audrey Krajec, Millikin senior outside
Jessica Knaley, Thomas More junior middle
Kelsey Handel, Maryville senior middle
MacKenzie McFarlin, Bluffton sophomore outside
Sam Kersting, Webster senior middle

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 the WU Field House in St. Louis, Mo.
Nov. 14 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #4 Millikin (30-9) 2 vs. #5 Thomas More (29-4) 3
3:00 p.m. #1 Emory (34-3) 3 vs. #8 Webster (22-12) 0
5:30 p.m. #3 Hendrix (30-5) 3 vs. #6 Maryville (26-8) 0
8:00 p.m. #2 Washington-St. Louis (33-5) 3 vs. #7 Bluffton (23-11) 0
Nov. 15
4:30 p.m. #1 Emory (35-3) 3 vs. #5 Thomas More (30-4) 0
7:00 p.m. #2 Washington-St. Louis (34-5) 3 vs. #3 Hendrix (31-5) 2
Nov. 16
4:00 p.m. #1 Emory (36-3) 3 vs. #2 Washington-St. Louis (35-5) 2

WASHINGTON-ST. LOUIS REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 seed Emory University 34-3 (No. 1 South Region, No. 5 AVCA)
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Location: Druid Hills, Ga.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Blue, gold
Enrollment: 7,836
Founded: 1836
Famous Alum: Kenneth Cole, fashion designer
Key Wins: Randolph-Macon (3-1)(3-0); Trinity (Texas) (3-0); Cal Lutheran (3-0); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-0); Mary Hardin-Baylor (3-2); UW-Whitewater (3-1); Bowdoin (3-1); Eastern (3-0); Chicago (3-2)(3-1)(3-1); Agnes Scott (3-0); Maryville (Tenn.) (3-0); Carnegie Mellon (3-2)(3-0); Birmingham-Southern (3-0); New York University (3-0); UMass Boston (3-1); Washington and Lee (3-0).
Losses: DePauw (1-3); Elmhurst (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Junior setter Sydney Miles (1st); senior outside Leah Jacobs (1st); sophomore middle Jessica Holler (1st); senior middle Cat McGrath (2nd); sophomore opposite Sarah Maher (2nd); senior libero Kate Bowman (HM); Co-Coaching Staff of the Year.
All-Region Players (South): Junior setter Sydney Miles (1st); senior outside Leah Jacobs (1st); sophomore middle Jessica Holler (1st); sophomore opposite Sarah Maher (1st); senior libero Kate Bowman (1st); HC Jenny McDowell (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Leah Jacobs 458; Sarah Maher 297; Jessica Holler 270
Assists: Sydney Miles 1312; Kate Bowman 82; Hannah Billings 77
Aces: L. Jacobs 46; S. Miles 42; two tied with 28
Digs: K. Bowman 583; Sheridan Rice 295; S. Miles 268
Blocks: J. Holler 118; S. Miles 75; Shannon Nugent 74

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.56 (12)
Hitting Percentage: .276 (3)
Digs/Set: 16.11 (175)
Blocks/Set: 2.30 (12)
Aces/Set: 1.72 (242)

No. 2 seed Washington University in St. Louis 33-5 (No. 2 Central Region, No. 7 AVCA)
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Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Red, green
Enrollment: 14,163
Founded: 1853
Famous Alum: George Herbert Walker, banker
Key Wins: Southwestern (3-1); Wittenberg (3-2); Calvin (3-1); Saint Benedict (3-2); Eastern (3-0); Webster (3-0); Juniata (3-1); St. Thomas (3-0); Emory (3-2); Carnegie Mellon (3-1)(3-0); Hendrix (3-0); Millikin (3-0).
Losses: Nebraska Wesleyan (0-3); Cal Lutheran (2-3); Chicago (1-3)(0-3); Elmhurst (1-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Junior middle Jackie Nelligan (1st); sophomore middle Caroline Dupont (1st); sophomore libero Kalehua Katagiri (1st); junior opposite Allison Zastrow (2nd).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior middle Jackie Nelligan (1st); sophomore middle Caroline Dupont (1st); sophomore libero Kalehua Katagiri (1st); junior opposite Allison Zastrow (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Nkiru Udenze 333; Alex Sheredy 323; Caroline Dupont 320
Assists: Lindsay Juriga 680; Cassie Wang 609; Allison Zastrow 218
Aces: A. Sheredy 40; C. Dupont 35; Lauren Yung 33
Digs: Kalehua Katagiri 612; A. Sheredy 377; L. Yung 271
Blocks: Jackie Nelligan 125; C. Dupont 102; Amanda Palucki 59

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.81 (8)
Hitting Percentage: .244 (17)
Digs/Set: 17.15 (84)
Blocks/Set: 1.80 (82)
Aces/Set: 1.39 (352)

No. 3 seed Hendrix College 30-5 (No. 2 South Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Conway, Ark.
Nickname: Warriors
Colors: Orange, black
Enrollment: 1,432
Founded: 1876
Famous Alum: Mary Steenburgen, actress
Key Wins: Thomas More (3-2); Birmingham-Southern (3-0)(3-1); Millikin (3-2).
Losses: Texas Dallas (1-3)(1-3); Birmingham-Southern (1-3); Millsaps (0-3); Washington-St. Louis (0-3).
All-Conference Players (SAA): Sophomore outside MC Rogers (1st); freshman opposite Lauren Petrisin (1st, Newcomer of the Year); freshman middle Sara Dyslin (1st); junior libero Felicia Beeman (2nd); sophomore setter Allison Gaia (HM); freshman outside Bradi Ryan (HM); HC Ryan Meek (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (South): Sophomore outside MC Rogers (1st); freshman opposite Lauren Petrisin (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: MC Rogers 411; Brandi Ryan 349; Lauren Petrisin 305
Assists: Allison Gaia 776; Holyn Duyck 459; Marlee Matlock 226
Aces: MC Rogers 30; Jill Sikes 27; two tied with 26
Digs: Felicia Beeman 524; MC Rogers 329; A. Gaia 220
Blocks: MC Rogers 76; Samantha Stockdale 74; Sara Dyslin 73

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.51 (14)
Hitting Percentage: .247 (15)
Digs/Set: 16.12 (174)
Blocks/Set: 1.95 (48)
Aces/Set: 1.89 (180)

No. 4 seed Millikin University 30-9 (No. 4 Midwest Region, No. 23 AVCA)
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Location: Decatur, Ill.
Nickname: Big Blue
Colors: Blue, white
Enrollment: 2,300
Founded: 1901
Famous Alum: Jodi Benson, voice actress
Key Wins: UW-Whitewater (3-1); Saint Benedict (3-2); Susquehanna (3-0); Cornell (3-1); Chicago (3-2); Northwestern (3-0).
Losses: Juniata (1-3); DePauw (0-3); Chicago (1-3); Carthage (1-3)(2-3); UW-Stevens Point (1-3); Hendrix (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (0-3); Elmhurst (1-3).
All-Conference Players (CCIW): Senior outside Audrey Krajec (Co-Player of the Year); senior middle Jade Becker (1st); senior opposite Sara Travis (3rd); freshman outside Alora Goodey (3rd).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior outside Audrey Krajec (1st); senior middle Jade Becker (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Audrey Krajec 648; Jade Becker 346; Erin Syversen 312
Assists: Jenna Hilgers 1043; Alicia Thompson 394; Emily Mihalkanin 166
Aces: E. Syversen 74; A. Krajec 49; Christina Capuani 45
Digs: C. Capuani 499; E. Syversen 445; A. Krajec 417
Blocks: J. Becker 110; Alora Goodey 94; A. Krajec 72

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.47 (15)
Hitting Percentage: .254 (8)
Digs/Set: 15.67 (206)
Blocks/Set: 1.73 (107)
Aces/Set: 1.81 (211)

No. 5 seed Thomas More College 29-4 (NR Great Lakes Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Crestview Hills, Ky.
Nickname: Saints
Colors: Blue, white
Enrollment: 1,600
Founded: 1921
Famous Alum: Larry Staverman, former NBA player
Key Wins: Carnegie Mellon (3-0); Bluffton (3-0).
Losses: Ohio Northern (1-3); Hendrix (2-3); Geneva (0-3); Bethany (1-3).
All-Conference Players (PAC): Senior libero Kelsey Castiglioni (Player of the Year); junior middle Jessica Knaley (1st); freshman setter Jenna Fessler (1st, Freshman of the Year); senior outside Felicity Britt (1st); junior outside Stacy Howell (2nd); senior defensive specialist Christina Newport-Brackett (HM); HC John Spinney (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior libero Kelsey Castiglioni (1st); freshman setter Jenna Fessler (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Stacy Howell 313; Jessica Knaley 267; Felicity Britt 192
Assists: Jenna Fessler 998; Holly Bronner 117; Nicci Stemler 109
Aces: Kelsey Castiglioni 59; Christina Newport-Brackett 35; J. Knaley 29
Digs: Castiglioni 601; C. Newport-Brackett 319; H. Bronner 258
Blocks: Alexis Bierbaum 64; J. Knaley 63; F. Britt 41

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.81 (9)
Hitting Percentage: .224 (42)
Digs/Set: 18.76 (21)
Blocks/Set: 1.60 (148)
Aces/Set: 2.17 (87)

No. 6 seed Maryville College 26-8 (NR South Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Maryville, Tenn.
Nickname: Scots
Colors: Orange, garnet
Enrollment: 1,213
Founded: 1819
Famous Alum: Dorothy Andrews Elston Kabis, U.S. Treasurer
Key Wins: [None].
Losses: Otterbein (1-3); Roanoke (0-3); Southern Virginia (0-3); Washington and Lee (1-3); Lynchburg (0-3); Birmingham-Southern (1-3); Berry (0-3); Emory (0-3).
All-Conference Players (USA South): Senior middle Kelsey Handel (Player of the Year); senior libero Mallory Bonee (2nd, Libero of the Year); junior opposite Mary Kate White (2nd); senior setter Morgan Hall (HM); HC Kandis Schram (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (South): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Kelsey Handel 257; Mary Kate White 233; Rachel Kozemko 207
Assists: Morgan Hall 485; Lauren Bonee 444; Kristi Bowlin 194
Aces: L. Bonee 45; K, Handel 36; Mallory Bonee 29
Digs: M. Bonee 438; R. Kozemko 216; Stephanie Gleason 207
Blocks: Madison Coker 74; K. Handel 73; MK White 61

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.30 (70)
Hitting Percentage: .215 (59)
Digs/Set: 15.56 (219)
Blocks/Set: 1.71 (106)
Aces/Set: 2.00 (134)

No. 7 seed Bluffton University 23-11 (NR Great Lakes Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Bluffton, Ohio
Nickname: Beavers
Colors: Royal purple, white
Enrollment: 1,146
Founded: 1899
Famous Alum: Tobias Buckell, author
Key Wins: [None].
Losses: Ohio Northern (0-3)(1-3); Kalamazoo (2-3); Thomas More (0-3); Muskingum (2-3); Wittenberg (0-3); Franklin (1-3); Hanover (1-3); Elmhurst (0-3); Chicago (0-3); Carthage (0-3).
All-Conference Players (HCAC): Sophomore outside MacKenzie McFarlin (Player of the Year); junior outside Kendra Parmenter (1st); junior setter Sara Roth (1st); junior middle Jenny Brown (1st); HC Steve Yarnell (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Kendra Parmenter 407; MacKenzie McFarlin 407; Jenny Brown 325
Assists: Sara Roth 1344; Sydney Mohler 36; Becca Tourney 24
Aces: M. McFarlin 52; S. Mohler 45; B. Tourney 41
Digs: S. Mohler 488; S. Roth 302; Erin Helms 217
Blocks: J. Brown 91; Lauren Weisgarber 83; Ashley Litwiller 61

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.10 (34)
Hitting Percentage: .236 (22)
Digs/Set: 14.93 (271)
Blocks/Set: 1.63 (133)
Aces/Set: 1.87 (186)

No. 8 seed Webster University 22-12 (NR Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Webster Groves, Mo.
Nickname: Gorloks
Colors: Midnight blue, gold, white
Enrollment: 2,800
Founded: 1915
Famous Alum: William Broad, journalist
Key Wins: [None].
Losses: Southwestern (2-3); Rose-Hulman (2-3); St. Ambrose (1-3); Defiance (1-3); Maryville (Mo.) (0-3); Greenville (2-3)(1-3); Westminster (Mo.) (0-3); Washington-St. Louis (0-3); UW Oshkosh (1-3); Clarke (1-3); Loras (1-3).
All-Conference Players (SLIAC): Senior middle Sam Kersting (1st); senior outside Jenny Howard (2nd); junior middle Rachel Nelson (2nd); senior libero Jordan Vehlewald (3rd); senior setter Allie O’Toole (3rd).
All-Region Players (Central): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Sam Kersting 322; Rachel Nelson 303; Kristen McDowell 246
Assists: Allie O’Toole 708; Katie O’Toole 363; Ashley Fawcett 153
Aces: K. O’Toole 21; R. Nelson 21; A. O’Toole 19
Digs: Jordan Vehlewald 614; J. Howard 251; K. O’Toole 238
Blocks: S. Kersting 140; R. Nelson 138; K. McDowell 61

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.52 (57)
Hitting Percentage: .235 (23)
Digs/Set: 17.58 (63)
Blocks/Set: 2.44 (5)
Aces/Set: 0.94 (414)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm

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