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 Nationals Guide

Also see: Carthage Regional GuideSt. Thomas Regional GuideWashington-St. Louis Regional Guide.

8 To Watch
Maggie Kamp, Calvin junior outside
Jenna Grasmeyer, Hope senior outside
Sydney Miles, Emory junior setter
Alexis Hartman, Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior setter
Rachel Conway, Christopher Newport junior setter
Victoria Kirkemo, Clarkson junior outside
Audrey Breitwieser, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps junior opposite
Tori Jasuta, Williams sophomore outside

Links Of Interest
Christopher Newport Championship Host Webpage
Printable National Bracket
Interactive National Bracket
NCAA D III Women’s Volleyball Championship Digital Program
2014 Championship Tournament Stats
2014 NCAA Stats
D III Championship All-Time Results (thru 2013)
All-Time Coaching Records
All-Time All-America Teams and Award Winners
D III Records Book

2014 Regional Webpages
Carthage Regional
St. Thomas Regional
Washington-St. Louis Regional
Wittenberg Regional
Cal Lutheran Regional
Christopher Newport Regional
Williams Regional
Stevens Regional

Schedule At The Freeman Center In Newport News, Va.
Nov. 21 (all times central)
11:30 a.m. #6 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (32-4) 3 vs. #17 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (27-6) 2
2:00 p.m. #5 Emory (37-3) 3 vs. Williams (28-4) 1
4:30 p.m. #2 Hope (31-2) 3 vs. #15 Clarkson (37-3) 0
7:00 p.m. #1 Calvin (30-3) 3 vs. #9 Christopher Newport (34-3) 1
Nov. 22
4:00 p.m. #5 Emory (38-3) 3 vs. #6 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (33-4) 1
6:30 p.m. #1 Calvin (31-3) 0 vs. #2 Hope (32-2) 3
Nov. 24
12:00 p.m. #2 Hope (33-2) 3 vs. #5 Emory (39-3) 2

DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Calvin College 30-3 (No. 2 Great Lakes Region)
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Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Maroon, gold
Enrollment: 3,993
Founded: 1876
Famous Alum: Paul Schrader, screenwriter
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 42-23
Quarterfinal Appearances: 1984, 1986, 1992, 2010, 2012-14
Best Finish:
2010, 2013 national champion
Key Wins: New Paltz St. (3-1); Clarkson (3-2); Roger Williams (3-0); Trine (3-0)(3-0)(3-1); Coe (3-0); DePauw (3-0); Hope (3-1)(3-2); UW Oshkosh (3-0); Elmhurst (3-1); Carthage (3-1).
Losses: Wittenberg (0-3); Washington-St. Louis (1-3); Hope (0-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAA): Junior outside Maggie Kamp (Player of the Year); freshman setter Jenna Lodewyk (1st, Freshman of the Year); sophomore middle Laura Danhoff (1st); senior middle Emily Crowe (2nd); senior libero Elise Biesboer (2nd).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Junior outside Maggie Kamp (1st); freshman setter Jenna Lodewyk (1st, Freshman of the Year); sophomore middle Laura Danhoff (1st); senior middle Emily Crowe (1st); senior libero Elise Biesboer (HM); HC Amber Warners (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players: Junior outside Maggie Kamp (Player of the Year); sophomore middle Laura Danhoff (2nd); freshman setter Jenna Lodewyk (3rd, National Freshman of the Year); senior middle Emily Crowe (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Maggie Kamp 493; Laura Danhoff 328; Ellie Diepersloot 224
Assists: Jenna Lodewyk 1049; Megan Van Solkema 99; Jaime Kooiman 98
Aces: Elise Biesboer 50; J. Lodewyk  44; L. Danhoff 33
Digs: E. Biesboer 487; M. Kamp 298; J. Kooiman 251
Blocks: L. Danhoff 92; E. Crowe 68; S. Kamp 46

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 14.21 (1)
Hitting Percentage: .299 (1)
Digs/Set: 16.45 (142)
Blocks/Set: 1.57 (157)
Aces/Set: 1.90 (171)

No. 2 Hope College 31-2 (No. 1 Great Lakes Region)
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Location: Holland, Mich.
Nickname: Flying Dutch
Colors: Orange, blue
Enrollment: 3,325
Founded: 1866
Famous Alum: Robert Schuller, pastor
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 17-11
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2009, 2013-14
Best Finish: 2009 semifinalist
Key Wins: Wittenberg (3-1)(3-2); St. Thomas (3-0); Johns Hopkins (3-0); Chicago (3-0); Trine (3-0)(3-1); Calvin (3-0); Marymount (3-0); Messiah (3-0); Mount Union (3-0); DePauw (3-1); Franklin & Marshall (3-0); Juniata (3-2).
Losses: Calvin (1-3)(2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAA): Senior outside Jenna Grasmeyer (1st); junior setter Lauren Hazekamp (1st); senior outside Amy VanderStoep (1st); junior libero Allie Mitchell (2nd, Defensive Player of the Year); senior outside outside Anna Lynch (2nd).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior outside Jenna Grasmeyer (1st); junior setter Lauren Hazekamp (1st); senior outside Amy VanderStoep (1st); senior outside outside Anna Lynch (HM).
All-America Players: Senior outside Jenna Grasmeyer (1st); junior setter Lauren Hazekamp (2nd); senior outside Amy VanderStoep (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Jenna Grasmeyer 430; Anna Lynch 307; Amy VanderStoep 235
Assists: Lauren Hazekamp 1200; Allie Mitchell 74; Elyse Maley 49
Aces: J. Grasmeyer 55; L. Hazekamp 43; A. Mitchell 42
Digs: A. Mitchell 446; E. Maley 320; L. Hazekamp 295
Blocks: J. Grasmeyer 81; Jillian Sommerville 78; Courtney Van Houzen 70

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.85 (7)
Hitting Percentage: .263 (4)
Digs/Set: 16.85 (106)
Blocks/Set: 2.26 (11)
Aces/Set: 1.96 (146)

No. 5 Emory University 37-3 (No. 1 South Region)
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Location: Druid Hills, Ga.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Blue, gold
Enrollment: 7,836
Founded: 1836
Famous Alum: Kenneth Cole, fashion designer
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 38-19
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2003-05, 2007-08, 2010, 2013-14
Best Finish: 2008 national champion
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); Webster (3-0); Thomas More (3-0); Washington-St. Louis (3-2).
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).
All-America Players: Junior setter Sydney Miles (1st); senior outside Leah Jacobs (1st); sophomore middle Jessica Holler (2nd); senior libero Kate Bowman (3rd); sophomore opposite Sarah Maher (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Leah Jacobs 496; Sarah Maher 321; Jessica Holler 296
Assists: Sydney Miles 1436; Kate Bowman 88; Hannah Billings 77
Aces: L. Jacobs 48; S. Miles 46; J. Holler 32
Digs: K. Bowman 643; Sheridan Rice 322; S. Miles 287
Blocks: J. Holler 127; S. Miles 78; Shannon Nugent 74

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.57 (13)
Hitting Percentage: .273 (3)
Digs/Set: 16.31 (155)
Blocks/Set: 2.22 (15)
Aces/Set: 1.68 (255)

No. 6 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 32-4 (No. 1 Midwest Region)
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Location: Stevens Point, Wis.
Nickname: Pointers
Colors: Purple, gold
Enrollment: 8,645
Founded: 1894
Famous Alum: Kathy Kinney, actress
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 8-6
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2013-14
Best Finish:
2013 semifinalist
Key Wins: Augsburg (3-1); Saint Benedict (3-2)(3-0); Northwestern (3-0); Carthage (3-2); Millikin (3-1); Trinity (Texas (3-2); Coe (3-0)(3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-2)(3-0); Cornell (3-2).
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).
All-America Players: Junior middle Emma Brunkhorst (1st); senior setter Alexis Hartman (2nd).

Team Leaders
Kills: Emma Brunkhorst 389; Krista Loos 274; Sarah Breuer 251
Assists: Alexis Hartman 1386; Hannah Picel 92; Bri Piepenbrok 37
Aces: Marie Krengel 30; A. Hartman 26; two tied with 18
Digs: H. Picel 595; B. Piepenbrok 425; M. Krengel 379
Blocks: E. Brunkhorst 141; A. Hartman 100; Ellen Drewry 83

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.77 (8)
Hitting Percentage: .224 (39)
Digs/Set: 19.71 (7)
Blocks/Set: 2.29 (10)
Aces/Set: 1.23 (397)

No. 9 Christopher Newport University 34-3 (No. 1 Mid-Atlantic Region)
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Location: Newport News, Va.
Nickname: Captains
Colors: Royal blue, silver
Enrollment: 5,186
Founded: 1961
Famous Alum: Colleen Doran, cartoonist
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 20-11
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2009-12, 2014
Best Finish: 2011 runner-up
Key Wins: Washington and Lee (3-0); Cabrini (3-0); Eastern (3-1)(3-0); Randolph-Macon (3-1)(3-1); Johns Hopkins (3-0); Juniata (3-2); Franklin & Marshall (3-0); Virginia Wesleyan (3-1); Marymount (3-0); Gallaudet (3-0); Stevenson (3-1).
Losses: Mount Union (0-3); Colorado College (1-3); Nebraska Wesleyan (0-3).
All-Conference Players (CAC): Junior setter Rachel Conway (Player of the Year); sophomore middle Hannah Miller (1st); sophomore outside Briana Sutton (2nd); freshman opposite Eliza Fisher (2nd); HC Lindsay Birch (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (North): Junior setter Rachel Conway (1st); sophomore middle Hannah Miller (1st); sophomore outside Briana Sutton (1st); freshman opposite Eliza Fisher (1st); sophomore outside Maddie McCann (HM); HC Lindsay Birch (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players: Sophomore middle Hannah Miller (1st); junior setter Rachel Conway (2nd); sophomore outside Briana Sutton (3rd); freshman opposite Eliza Fisher (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Hannah Miller 355; Briana Sutton 333; Maddie McCann 291
Assists: Rachel Conway 1224; Brooke Moore 96; Brooke Sanders 64
Aces: Abby McIntyre 57; Ashley Rock 47; Eliza Fisher 46
Digs: B. Moore 465; R. Conway 224; A. McIntyre 206
Blocks: H. Miller 129; A. Rock 87; R. Conway 68

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.17 (32)
Hitting Percentage: .263 (5)
Digs/Set: 13.17 (369)
Blocks/Set: 1.99 (37)
Aces/Set: 2.45 (36)

No. 15 Clarkson University 37-3 (No. 1 New York Region)
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Location: Potsdam, N.Y.
Nickname: Golden Knights
Colors: Green, gold
Enrollment: 3,247
Founded: 1896
Famous Alum: M. Emmet Walsh, actor
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 11-5
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2012-14
Best Finish: National quarterfinalist
Key Wins: New Paltz St. (3-0); Roger Williams (3-1); Tufts (3-0)(3-1); St. Lawrence (3-0)(3-0); Union (3-1)(3-0)(3-1); Williams (3-2); Stevens (3-1)(3-1); NYU (3-2); Hunter (3-0).
Losses: Calvin (2-3); Colorado College (0-3); Springfield (0-3).
All-Conference Players (Liberty): Junior outside Victoria Kirkemo (Player of the Year); junior outside Aishvina Arasu (1st); junior setter Kirstie Shurie (1st); senior middle Adrienne Walker (1st); freshman libero Evanne Jimenez (HM, Rookie of the Year); Coaching Staff of the Year.
All-Region Players (New York): Junior outside Victoria Kirkemo (1st); junior outside Aishvina Arasu (1st); junior setter Kirstie Shurie (1st); senior middle Adrienne Walker (1st); HC Johan Dulfer (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players: Junior setter Kirstie Shurie (2nd); junior outside Victoria Kirkemo (HM); junior outside Aishvina Arasu (HM); senior middle Adrienne Walker (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Victoria Kirkemo 433; Aishvina Arasu 432; Adrienne Walker 274
Assists: Kirstie Shurie 1154; Lauren Hutchinson 293; Evanne Jimenez 96
Aces: V. Kirkemo 112; E. Jimenez 50; A. Walker 41
Digs: E. Jimenez 486; V. Kirkemo 359; K. Shurie 227
Blocks: A. Walker 64; Rachael Aird 42; Danielle Farabee 39

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.24 (27)
Hitting Percentage: .258 (6)
Digs/Set: 14.46 (308)
Blocks/Set: 1.31 (263)
Aces/Set: 2.81 (12)

No. 17 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 27-6 (No. 3 West Region)
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Location: Claremont, Calif.
Nickname: Athenas
Colors: Cardinal, gold
Enrollment: 3,070 (total)
Founded: 1946, 1955, 1926
Famous Alum: Gabrielle Giffords (Scripps), politician
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 7-5
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2014
Best Finish: Regional semifinalist
Key Wins: Mary Hardin-Baylor (3-1)(3-2); Southwestern (3-1); La Verne (3-2)(3-0); Cal Lutheran (3-2); Colorado College (3-2); Trinity (Texas) (3-1).
Losses: Pacific Lutheran (1-3); Emory (0-3); Trinity (Texas) (0-3); Cal Lutheran (0-3)(0-3); La Verne (2-3).
All-Conference Players (SCIAC): Junior opposite Audrey Breitwieser (1st); senior libero Megan Coleman (1st); freshman middle Mariah Rigg (2nd, Newcomer of the Year); sophomore outside Nicole Kerkhof (2nd); junior setter Tanner Hoke (2nd); freshman outside Margaux Arntson (2nd); HC Kurt Vlasich (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (West): Junior opposite Audrey Breitwieser (1st); senior libero Megan Coleman (1st); freshman middle Mariah Rigg (Freshman of the Year).
All-America Players: Junior opposite Audrey Breitwieser (HM); senior libero Megan Coleman (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Audrey Breitwieser 378; Margaux Arntson 300; Nicole Kerkhof 274
Assists: Tanner Hoke 716; Clara Madsen 647; Megan Coleman 123
Aces: M. Coleman 32; Sarah Bruml 29; C. Madsen 26
Digs: M. Coleman 717; N. Kerkhof 312; Arianna Sifuentes 248
Blocks: Mariah Rigg 83; S. Bruml 68; M. Arntson 57

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.58 (11)
Hitting Percentage: .223 (50)
Digs/Set: 18.61 (20)
Blocks/Set: 1.63 (131)
Aces/Set: 1.58 (319)

NR Williams College 28-4 (No. 1 New England Region)
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Location: Williamstown, Mass.
Nickname: Ephs
Colors: Purple, gold, white
Enrollment: 2,077
Founded: 1793
Famous Alum: James Garfield, 20th U.S. President
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 20-11
Quarterfinal Appearances: 2002-04, 2008, 2014
Best Finish: National quarterfinalist
Key Wins: Wellesley (3-0); Coast Guard (3-0); Western Connecticut St. (3-0); Amherst (3-2)(3-0); Union (3-1); New Paltz St. (3-0); Springfield (3-0); Connecticut College (3-0); MIT (3-1); Wheaton (Mass.) (3-0); Tufts (3-2); Sage (3-0); Babson (3-0); Bowdoin (3-0).
Losses: UMass Boston (2-3); Clarkson (2-3); Tufts (1-3); Bowdoin (2-3).
All-Conference Players (NESCAC): Sophomore outside Tori Jasuta (Player of the Year); junior setter Ryan Farley (1st).
All-Region Players (Northeast): Sophomore outside Tori Jasuta (Player of the Year); junior setter Ryan Farley (1st); senior middle Raea Rasmussen (HM).
All-America Players: Sophomore outside Tori Jasuta (2nd); junior setter Ryan Farley (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Tori Jasuta 421; Raea Rasmussen 246; Katherine Lane 230
Assists: Ryan Farley 1171; T. Jasuta 60; Catie Benell 42
Aces: R. Farley 59; T. Jasuta 59; Amanda Schott 38
Digs: T. Jasuta 400; A. Schott 303; C. Benell 251
Blocks: K. Lane 79; R. Rasmussen 76; Catherine Egan 50

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.14 (33)
Hitting Percentage: .243 (16)
Digs/Set: 15.45 (231)
Blocks/Set: 1.63 (133)
Aces/Set: 2.21 (76)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 17, 2014 at 12:35 am

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