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2015 California Lutheran Regional Guide

Also see:
Berry Regional Guide
Calvin Regional Guide
Wisconsin-Whitewater Regional Guide

8 To Watch
Allison Zastrow, Washington-St. Louis senior setter
Kayla Jordan, Texas Dallas senior setter
Courtney Birkett, Colorado College senior right-side
Kaitlyn Foster, Southwestern senior outside
Nicole Kerkhof, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps junior outside
Michelle Lawrence, Cal Lutheran junior outside
Maddye Dinsmore, Whitworth senior setter
Maya Lloyd, UC Santa Cruz junior outside

Regional Webpages
Berry Regional
Cal Lutheran Regional
Calvin Regional
Clarkson Regional
Juniata Regional
MIT Regional
Stockton Regional
Wisconsin-Whitewater Regional

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

Schedule at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Nov. 13 (times central)
2:30 #4 Southwestern (31-4) 0 vs. #5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (26-5) 3
5:00 #1 Washington-St. Louis (32-2) 3 vs. #8 UC Santa Cruz (11-11) 0
7:30 #2 Texas Dallas (30-2) 3 vs. #7 Whitworth (19-7) 1
10:00 #3 Colorado College (34-3) 0 vs. #6 Cal Lutheran (25-5) 3
Nov. 14
4:30 #1 Washington-St. Louis (33-2) 3 vs. #5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (27-5) 0
7:00 #2 Texas Dallas (31-2) 0 vs. #6 Cal Lutheran (26-5) 3
Nov. 15
4:00 #1 Washington-St. Louis (34-2) 1 vs. #6 Cal Lutheran (27-5) 3

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 seed Washington University in St. Louis 32-2 (No. 1 Central Region, No. 1 AVCA)
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Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Red, green
Enrollment: 7,303
Founded: 1853
Famous Alum: Peter Sarsgaard, actor
Key Wins: Greenville (3-0)(3-0); UW-Oshkosh (3-1); Elmhurst (3-1); Cornell (3-0); DePauw (3-1); Hendrix (3-2); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-2); Calvin (3-0); Illinois Wesleyan (3-0); Chicago (3-1); Carthage (3-2); Saint Mary’s (Minn.) (3-0); Coe (3-1); Case Western Reserve (3-1)(3-0); Carnegie Mellon (3-0); Emory (3-2).
Losses: Cal Lutheran (1-3); Emory (2-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Senior S Allison Zastrow (Player of the Year); senior MH Jackie Nelligan (1st); senior OH Nkiru Udenze (1st); junior MH Caroline Dupont (2nd); junior OH Rexi Sheredy (2nd); Coaching Staff of the Year.
All-Region Players (Central): Senior S Allison Zastrow (1st); senior OH Nkiru Udenze (1st); junior MH Caroline Dupont (1st); junior OH Rexi Sheredy (1st); senior MH Jackie Nelligan (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Alex Sheredy 342; Caroline Dupont 335; Nkiru Udenze 321
Assists: Allison Zastrow 1405; Lauren Fournier 57; Natalie Stephanus 30
Aces: A. Sheredy 47; C. Dupont 33; Jackie Nelligan & N. Udenze 29
Digs: N. Udenze 361; A. Sheredy 349; A. Zastrow 320
Blocks: J. Nelligan 135; C. Dupont 92; Amanda Palucki 76

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 14.38 (1)
Hitting Percentage: .270 (5)
Digs/Set: 16.60 (147)
Blocks/Set: 2.10 (26)
Aces/Set: 1.56 (299)

No. 2 seed University of Texas at Dallas 30-2 (No. 2 West Region, No. 14 AVCA)
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Location: Richardson, Texas
Nickname: Comets
Colors: Orange, green, white
Enrollment: 14,319
Founded: 1969
Famous Alum: Naveen Jindal, politician
Key Wins: Whitworth (3-0); Illinois Wesleyan (3-0); East Texas Baptist (3-1)(3-0); Hendrix (3-1); Southwestern (3-0).
Losses: Southwestern (2-3); Pacific Lutheran (1-3).
All-Conference Players (ASC): Senior S Kayla Jordan (Co-East Player of the Year); junior MH Michelle Toro (1st); junior RS Holyn Handley (1st); freshman L Fayna Zeng (2nd-East, East Freshman of the Year); junior OH/L Abbie Barth (2nd-East); freshman OH Kristyn Schott (2nd-East); East Coaching Staff of the Year.
All-Region Players (West): Senior S Kayla Jordan (1st); junior MH Michelle Toro (1st); junior RS Holyn Handley (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Holyn Handley 367; Michelle Toro 347; Kristyn Schott 236
Assists: Kayla Jordan 1291; Fayna Zeng 51; Abbie Barth 39
Aces: F. Zeng 38; A. Barth 35; K. Jordan 27
Digs: A. Barth 555; F. Zeng 524; K. Schott 371
Blocks: M. Toro; H. Handley 73; Emma Wallbrown 71

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 14.18 (2)
Hitting Percentage: .247 (13)
Digs/Set: 20.94 (3)
Blocks/Set: 2.18 (17)
Aces/Set: 1.73 (228)

No. 3 seed Colorado College 34-3 (No. 1 West Region, No. 8 AVCA)
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Location: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Nickname: Tigers
Colors: Black, gold
Enrollment: 2,011
Founded: 1874
Famous Alum: Dean Winters, actor
Key Wins: UW-Whitewater (3-1); Bluffton (3-0); Southwestern (3-1)(3-0); UW-Oshkosh (3-2); Elmhurst (3-0); Cornell (3-1); UW-Stevens Point (3-1).
Losses: East Texas Baptist (2-3); UW-Whitewater (2-3); Trinity (Texas) (2-3).
All-Conference Players (SCAC): Senior RS Courtney Birkett (Player of the Year); junior OH Abbe Holtze (1st); senior L Sophie Merrifield (1st, Backrow Player of the Year); senior MH Kaimara Herron (2nd); HC Rick Swan (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (West): Senior RS Courtney Birkett (1st); junior OH Abbe Holtze (1st); senior L Sophie Merrifield (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Abbe Holtze 396; Courtney Birkett 328; Reagan Folaron 224
Assists: C. Birkett 652; Sarah Barker 425; Rebecca Watson 396
Aces: C. Birkett 43; A. Holtze 37; Sophie Merrifield 31
Digs: S. Merrifield 663; A. Holtze 396; C. Birkett 329
Blocks: C. Birkett & Myca Steffey-Bean 86; Kaimara Herron 74

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.40 (15)
Hitting Percentage: .237 (21)
Digs/Set: 16.89 (119)
Blocks/Set: 2.26 (13)
Aces/Set: 1.72 (236)

No. 4 seed Southwestern University 31-4 (No. 3 West Region, No. 12 AVCA)
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Location: Georgetown, Texas
Nickname: Pirates
Colors: Black, gold
Enrollment: 1,536
Founded: 1840
Famous Alum: Robert Simpson, meteorologist
Key Wins: Texas Dallas (3-2); Illinois Wesleyan (3-0); Whitworth (3-0); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-2); La Verne (3-0).
Losses: East Texas Baptist (2-3); Colorado College (1-3)(0-3); Texas Dallas (0-3).
All-Conference Players (SCAC): Senior OH Kaitlyn Foster (1st); junior S Nikki Welch (1st); senior MB Olivia Drummond (2nd).
All-Region Players (West): Senior OH Kaitlyn Foster (1st); junior S Nikki Welch (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Kaitlyn Foster 385; Abbie Robb 255; Olivia Drummond 230
Assists: Nikki Welch 967; Sydney Rochelle 194; Megan Grimes 176
Aces: Andie Alford 34; N. Welch 16; M. Grimes 15
Digs: A. Alford 545; K, Foster 463; N. Welch 307
Blocks: Kirby Kincannon 70; O. Drummond 60; A. Robb 53

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 14.00 (3)
Hitting Percentage: .241 (16)
Digs/Set: 20.97 (2)
Blocks/Set: 1.67 (132)
Aces/Set: 1.32 (383)

No. 5 seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 26-5 (No. 4 West Region, No. 7 AVCA)
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Location: Claremont, Calif.
Nickname: Athenas
Colors: Cardinal, gold
Enrollment: 3,050 (combined)
Founded: 1946 (CMC); 1955 (HMC); 1926 (Scripps)
Famous Alum: Pinky Nelson, astronaut
Key Wins: UC Santa Cruz (3-0); Emory (3-2); La Verne (3-0)(3-0); Cal Lutheran (3-2)(3-0).
Losses: Carthage (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3); La Verne (2-3); Cal Lutheran (0-3); Southwestern (2-3).
All-Conference Players (SCIAC): Junior OH Nicole Kerkhof (1st); sophomore L Mikena Werner (1st); sophomore S Clara Madsen (2nd); sophomore MB Mariah Rigg (2nd); sophomore RS Margaux Arntson (2nd).
All-Region Players (West): Junior OH Nicole Kerkhof (1st); sophomore L Mikena Werner (HM); HC Kurt Vlasich (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Nicole Kerkhof 353; Shelbi Stein 308; Crystal Anderson 288
Assists: Clara Madsen 626; Tanner Hoke 575; Mikena Werner 106
Aces: C. Madsen 36; T. Hoke 33; M. Werner 27
Digs: M. Werner 547; N. Kerkhof 427; C. Madsen 269
Blocks: Mariah Rigg 76; Sarah Bruml 63; C. Anderson 49

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.33 (17)
Hitting Percentage: .238 (19)
Digs/Set: 18.59 (24)
Blocks/Set: 1.59 (155)
Aces/Set: 1.85 (186)

No. 6 seed California Lutheran University 25-5 (No. 5 West Region, No. 9 AVCA)
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Location: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Nickname: Regals
Colors: Violet, gold
Enrollment: 2,545
Founded: 1959
Famous Alum: Kevin Gross, former MLB player
Key Wins: Colby-Sawyer (3-0); UC Santa Cruz (3-0); La Verne (3-2); Washington-St. Louis (3-1); Calvin (3-2); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-0).
Losses: Carthage (1-3); Emory (0-3); La Verne (2-3); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (2-3)(0-3).
All-Conference Players (SCIAC): Junior OH Michelle Lawrence (Player of the Year); junior MB Sarah Pappas (1st); sophomore S Jaime Smith (1st); senior OH Allie Eason (2nd); junior MB Monica Lundgren (2nd).
All-Region Players (West): Junior OH Michelle Lawrence (1st); junior MB Sarah Pappas (1st); senior OH Allie Eason (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Michelle Lawrence 308; Sarah Pappas 240; Allie Eason 196
Assists: Jaime Smith 1054; Mikayla Dobson 95; Nicki Tetherow 73
Aces: Amanda Roberts 30; N. Tetherow 25; Molly Holloway & J. Smith 21
Digs: N. Tetherow 381; A. Roberts 223; M. Lawrence 222
Blocks: S. Pappas 98; Monica Lundgren 82; M. Lawrence 71

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.68 (8)
Hitting Percentage: .254 (9)
Digs/Set: 14.53 (308)
Blocks/Set: 2.04 (33)
Aces/Set: 1.74 (224)

No. 7 seed Whitworth University 19-7 (No. 8 West Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Spokane, Wash.
Nickname: Pirates
Colors: Crimson, black
Enrollment: 2,628
Founded: 1890
Famous Alum: Trevor St. John, actor
Key Wins: Cornell (3-0); DePauw (3-0).
Losses: Texas Dallas (0-3); Southwestern (0-3); Carthage (1-3); Pacific (2-3); Linfield (1-3); Lewis & Clark St. (0-3); Willamette (2-3).
All-Conference Players (NWC): Senior S Maddye Dinsmore (1st); senior OH Nicole Leonard (1st); sophomore OH Cassandra Mendoza (2nd); junior MB Brenna Bruil (HM); HC Kati Bodecker (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (West): Senior S Maddye Dinsmore (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Nicole Leonard 306; Cassandra Mendoza 286; Brenna Bruil 232
Assists: Maddye Dinsmore 1037; Mallorie Schoesler 65; Nicole Leonard 19
Aces: M. Dinsmore 37; Elizabeth Ginley 27; B. Bruil & N. Leonard 26
Digs: M. Schoesler 456; N. Leonard 329; M. Dinsmore 326
Blocks: B. Bruil 74; Shawna Korshavn 33; Haley Vick 32

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.14 (23)
Hitting Percentage: .177 (157)
Digs/Set: 19.01 (19)
Blocks/Set: 1.48 (191)
Aces/Set: 1.78 (212)

No. 8 seed University of California, Santa Cruz 11-11 (NR West Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Santa Cruz, Calif.
Nickname: Banana Slugs
Colors: Navy blue, gold
Enrollment: 16,500
Founded: 1965
Famous Alum: Maya Rudolph, actress
Key Wins: [None].
Losses: Lewis & Clark (0-3); Willamette (1-3); Cal Lutheran (0-3); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-3); Whittier (0-3)(0-3); Notre Dame de Namur (1-3); Pacific Union (1-3); Occidental (0-3); La Verne (0-3); Juniata (0-3).
All-Conference Players (GSAC): Junior OH Maya Lloyd (1st); freshman RS Tatum Novitzky (1st); junior S Sophie Sieberth (1st); senior MB Kellie Graves (1st).
All-Region Players (West): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Tatum Novitzky 176; Maya Lloyd 144; Madison Waddell 134
Assists: Sophie Sieberth 488; Gabriela Delarosa 122; Faylenn McDonough 84
Aces: Lauren Cruz & M. Lloyd 23; Allison Ota 18
Digs: A. Ota 252; M. Lloyd 166; S. Sieberth 140
Blocks: Kellie Graves 50; Sierra Yuen 40; M. Waddell 25

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 11.97 (66)
Hitting Percentage: .195 (103)
Digs/Set: 17.10 (56)
Blocks/Set: 1.62 (122)
Aces/Set: 1.96 (125)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 9, 2015 at 12:06 am

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