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

2015 Nationals Guide

Also see: Berry Regional Guide; Cal Lutheran Regional Guide; Calvin Regional Guide; UW-Whitewater Regional Guide.

8 To Watch
Kara Seidenstricker, Wittenberg senior right-side
Michelle Lawrence, Cal Lutheran junior outside
Karen Chin, Carthage senior setter
Aishvina Arasu, Clarkson senior outside
MC Rogers, Hendrix junior outside
Courtney Lowers, Randolph-Macon senior outside
Christy Jewett, Bowdoin senior outside
Tegan LaBerge, Bethel junior middle

Links Of Interest
Calvin Championship Host Website
Printable National Bracket
Interactive National Bracket
NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Digital Program
2015 D III Women’s Volleyball Championship Tournament Stats
2015 D III Women’s Volleyball Stats
D III Women’s Volleyball Championship History
D III Women’s Volleyball Championship Records Book
NCAA Women’s Volleyball Records Books

2015 Regional Websites
Berry Regional
California Lutheran Regional
Calvin Regional
Clarkson Regional
Juniata Regional
MIT Regional
Stockton Regional
Wisconsin-Whitewater Regional

Schedule at Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nov. 19
(times central)
11:30 a.m. Hendrix (28-8) 3 vs. Bethel (25-9) 2
2:00 p.m. #6 Wittenberg (27-2) 3 vs. #18 Clarkson (30-8) 0
4:30 p.m. #9 Cal Lutheran (28-5) 3 vs. Bowdoin (26-4) 1
7:00 p.m. #13 Carthage (34-7) 3 vs. Randolph-Macon (28-7) 0
Nov. 20
4:00 p.m. #6 Wittenberg (28-2) 3 vs. Hendrix (29-8) 1
6:30 p.m. #9 Cal Lutheran (29-5) 3 vs. #13 Carthage (35-7) 2
Nov. 21 
6:00 p.m. #6 Wittenberg (29-2) 0 vs. #9 Cal Lutheran (30-5) 3

DIVISION III WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CAPSULES

No. 6 Wittenberg University 27-2 (No. 2 Great Lakes Region)
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Location: Springfield, Ohio
Nickname: Tigers
Colors: Red, white
Enrollment: 2,000
Founded: 1845
Famous Alum: Ronald Li, investor
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 39-19
Quarterfinal Appearances:
2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 & 2015
Best Previous Finish:
2011 national champion
Key Wins:
Washington and Lee (3-0); Berry (3-1); Averett (3-1); Hope (3-1); Ohio Northern (3-2); Heidelberg (3-1)(3-0); Hiram (3-0)(3-0); Ohio Wesleyan (3-0); Carthage (3-1); Elmhurst (3-1); Randolph-Macon (3-0); DePauw (3-1)(3-1); Bluffton (3-1); Juniata (3-1).
Losses: Juniata (2-3); Calvin (1-3).
All-Conference Players (NCAC): Senior RS Kara Seidenstricker (Player of the Year); junior MH Kendall Farmer (1st); senior RS Bryanna Jay (2nd); HC Paco Labrador (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior RS Kara Seidenstricker (1st).
All-America Players: Senior RS Kara Seidenstricker (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Kara Seidenstricker 325; Melissa Emming 217; Kendall Farmer 144
Assists: Karen Wildemann 409; Courtney Huck 397; Megan Flaherty 265
Aces: K. Seidenstricker 63; Kristina Fultz 33; M. Emming 29
Digs: K. Fultz 490; K. Seidenstricker 384; M. Emming 300
Blocks: K. Farmer 95; Bryanna Jay 74; Emily Kahlig 62

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.02 (26)
Hitting Percentage: .225 (39)
Digs/Set: 17.87 (55)
Blocks/Set: 2.14 (20)
Aces/Set: 2.07 (116)

No. 9 California Lutheran University 28-5 (No. 5 West Region)
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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
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 28-15
Quarterfinal Appearances:
1995, 2006, 2011, 2013 & 2015
Best Previous Finish:
1995 & 2013 national runner-up
Key Wins: Colby-Sawyer (3-0); UC Santa Cruz (3-0); La Verne (3-2); Washington-St. Louis (3-1)(3-1); Calvin (3-2); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-0); Colorado College (3-0); Texas Dallas (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).
All-America Players: Junior OH Michelle Lawrence (1st); junior MB Sarah Pappas (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Michelle Lawrence 344; Sarah Pappas 265; Allie Eason 229
Assists: Jaime Smith 1171; Mikayla Dobson 95; Nicki Tetherow 80
Aces: Amanda Roberts 32; N. Tetherow 28; Eason & Molly Holloway 25
Digs: N. Tetherow 415; M. Lawrence 253; A. Roberts 250
Blocks: S. Pappas 107; Monica Lundgren 100; M. Lawrence 83

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.71 (7)
Hitting Percentage: .255 (7)
Digs/Set: 14.49 (316)
Blocks/Set: 2.11 (24)
Aces/Set: 1.73 (227)

No. 13 Carthage College 34-7 (No. 2 Midwest Region)
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Location: Kenosha, Wis.
Nickname: Lady Reds
Colors: Red, white, black
Enrollment: 2,599
Founded: 1847
Famous Alum: Laura Kaeppeler, 2012 Miss America
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 16-9
Quarterfinal Appearances:
2011 & 2015
Best Previous Finish:
2011 national semifinalist
Key Wins: La Verne (3-0); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-2); Cal Lutheran (3-1); Whitworth (3-1); Bethel (3-1); UW-Stevens Point (3-2); Dominican (3-0); Williams (3-0); Saint Mary’s (Minn.) (3-0); Coe (3-0); Bluffton (3-0); DePauw (3-0); Hiram (3-0); Chicago (3-2); Illinois Wesleyan (3-0)(3-2); Elmhurst (3-1)(3-0); UW-La Crosse (3-0); Calvin (3-1).
Losses: Hendrix (1-3); UW-Whitewater (1-3); Millikin (0-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3); Hope (0-3); Wittenberg (1-3); Illinois Wesleyan (2-3).
All-Conference Players (CCIW): Senior S Karen Chin (Player of the Year); senior OH Emily Heuermann (1st); junior RS Stephanie Korbakes (2nd); junior MB Stefanie Romanowski (2nd); senior MB Bria Hailey (3rd); HC Leanne Ulmer (Co-Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior S Karen Chin (1st); senior OH Emily Heuermann (1st); junior RS Stephanie Korbakes (HM); junior MB Stefanie Romanowski (HM).
All-America Players: Senior S Karen Chin (1st); senior OH Emily Heuermann (3rd).

Team Leaders
Kills: Emily Heuermann 479; Stephanie Korbakes 388; Jaime Dickinson 337
Assists: Karen Chin 1511; Luci Krenzke 149; E. Heuermann 34
Aces: K. Chin 60; L. Krenzke 42; Bria Hailey 38
Digs: L. Krenzke 661; E. Heuermann 414; K. Chin 410
Blocks: Stefanie Romanowski 156; S. Korbakes 91; B. Hailey 80

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.11 (23)
Hitting Percentage: .245 (14)
Digs/Set: 15.66 (229)
Blocks/Set: 2.09 (26)
Aces/Set: 1.80 (203)

No. 18 Clarkson University 30-8 (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: Kaitlin Monte, 2012 Miss America second runner-up
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 14-6
Quarterfinal Appearances:
2012, 2013 & 2014
Best Previous Finish:
2012, 2013 & 2014 national quarterfinalist
Key Wins:
Roger Williams (3-0); Mary Washington (3-1); Stevens (3-1); SUNY Canton (3-0)(3-0); Union (3-1)(3-1)(3-1); Susquehanna (3-0); Muhlenberg (3-0); Eastern (3-0); Washington and Lee (3-0); Colby-Sawyer (3-0); Ithaca (3-1); Springfield (3-0).
Losses: Berry (0-3); Mount Union (2-3); Juniata (1-3); Elmhurst (1-3); Calvin (0-3); Hope (0-3); Randolph-Macon (0-3); Emory (0-3).
All-Conference Players (Liberty): Senior OH Aishvina Arasu (Player of the Year); senior S Kirstie Shurie (1st); senior OH Victoria Kirkemo (2nd); sophomore MB Rachael Aird (2nd); senior MB Danielle Farabee (2nd); HC Johan Dulfer (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (New York): Senior OH Aishvina Arasu (Player of the Year); senior S Kirstie Shurie (1st); senior OH Victoria Kirkemo (HM); sophomore MB Rachael Aird (HM); HC Johan Dulfer (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players: Senior OH Aishvina Arasu (2nd); senior S Kirstie Shurie (2nd).

Team Leaders
Kills: Aishvina Arasu 438; Rachael Aird 273; Victoria Kirkemo 269
Assists: Kirstie Shurie 1240; Jillian Saenz 107; Tara Stilwell 77
Aces: T. Stilwell 68; V. Kirkemo 41; K. Shurie 40
Digs: T. Stilwell 507; V. Kirkemo 270; K. Shurie 241
Blocks: Danielle Farabee 62; R. Aird 54; Lauren Hutchinson 31

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.82 (44)
Hitting Percentage: .234 (26)
Digs/Set: 14.52 (311)
Blocks/Set: 1.11 (306)
Aces/Set: 2.43 (47)

RV Hendrix College 28-8 (No. 3 South Region)
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Location: Conway, Ark.
Nickname: Warriors
Colors: Orange, black
Enrollment: 1,348
Founded: 1876
Famous Alum: Sarah Caldwell, conductor
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 4-1
Quarterfinal Appearances:
2015
Best Previous Finish:
2014 regional semifinalist
Key Wins: UMass Boston (3-1); Carthage (3-1); Birmingham-Southern (3-0)(3-2)(3-1); Berry (3-1)(3-2); East Texas Baptist (3-0); Covenant (3-0); Emory (3-2).
Losses: Wheaton (Ill.) (1-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); Elmhurst (1-3); DePauw (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3); Texas Dallas (1-3); Berry (0-3); Centre (1-3).
All-Conference Players (SAA): Junior OH MC Rogers (1st); sophomore OH Lauren Petrisin (1st); sophomore MB Sara Dyslin (1st); senior L Felicia Beeman (2nd); junior S Allison Gaia (HM); freshman OH Brianna Kelly (HM); HC Ryan Meek (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (South): Junior OH MC Rogers (HM).
All-America Players: [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: MC Rogers 367; Lauren Petrisin 315; Sara Dyslin 277
Assists: Allison Gaia 683; Holyn Duyck 436; Amber Melcher 211
Aces: Felicia Beeman 46; H. Duyck 33; MC Rogers 32
Digs: F. Beeman 550; MC Rogers 350; A. Gaia 255
Blocks: S. Dyslin 150; Samantha Stockdale 66; L. Petrisin 61

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.72 (48)
Hitting Percentage: .192 (109)
Digs/Set: 17.89 (52)
Blocks/Set: 2.02 (38)
Aces/Set: 1.83 (194)

RV Randolph-Macon College 28-7 (No. 4 South Region)
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Location: Ashland, Va.
Nickname: Yellow Jackets
Colors: Black, lemon
Enrollment: 1,325
Founded: 1830
Famous Alum: Gregg Marshall, men’s basketball coach
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 7-4
Quarterfinal Appearances:
2015
Best Previous Finish:
2010 regional finalist
Key Wins:
Mary Washington (3-2); Rivier (3-0); Roanoke (3-1)(3-0); Virginia Wesleyan (3-0)(3-1); Washington and Lee (3-1); Clarkson (3-0); Stevenson (3-1); Christopher Newport (3-2); Stockton (3-0).
Losses: Wartburg (1-3); Christopher Newport (2-3); Emory (0-3); Wittenberg (0-3); Hiram (2-3); Ohio Wesleyan (1-3); Berry (1-3).
All-Conference Players (ODAC): Senior OH Courtney Lowers (Player of the Year); senior OH Katie Rossberg (1st); sophomore L Samantha Sallade (1st); sophomore S Erin Quinn (2nd); HC Bill Rogers (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (South): Senior OH Courtney Lowers (1st); sophomore L Samantha Sallade (HM).
All-America Players: Senior OH Courtney Lowers (3rd).

Team Leaders
Kills: Courtney Lowers 494; Katie Rossberg 359; Emily Ortiz 120
Assists: Erin Quinn 680; Riley Martin 534; Samantha Sallade 98
Aces: R. Martin 48; E. Quinn 46; S. Sallade 30
Digs: S. Sallade 595; C. Lowers 344; K. Rossberg 297
Blocks: Colleen Beaver 133; Addie Cooper 97; C. Lowers 83

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 11.84 (121)
Hitting Percentage: .204 (73)
Digs/Set: 16.77 (139)
Blocks/Set: 2.33 (9)
Aces/Set: 1.69 (248)

RV Bowdoin College 26-4 (No. 4 New England Region)
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Location: Brunswick, Maine
Nickname: Polar Bears
Colors: White, black
Enrollment: 1,805
Founded: 1794
Famous Alum: Franklin Pierce, 14th U.S. President
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 8-3
Quarterfinal Appearances:
2015
Best Previous Finish:
2012 & 2014 regional finalist
Key Wins:
Middlebury (3-1)(3-0); Connecticut College (3-0); Tufts (3-1); Williams (3-2)(3-2); Clark (3-0); Roger Williams (3-0); UMass Boston (3-0)(3-0); Augsburg (3-0); Babson (3-1); MIT (3-1).
Losses: Springfield (0-3); Babson (2-3); MIT (0-3); Amherst (2-3).
All-Conference Players (NESCAC): Senior OH Christy Jewett (Player of the Year); junior S Quincy Leech (1st); junior L Katie Doherty (1st, Defensive Player of the Year); junior MB Erika Sklaver (2nd).
All-Region Players (Northeast): Senior OH Christy Jewett (1st); junior S Quincy Leech (1st); junior L Katie Doherty (1st).
All-America Players: Senior OH Christy Jewett (3rd); junior S Quincy Leech (HM); junior L Katie Doherty (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Christy Jewett 429; Erika Sklaver 232; Michelle Albright 219
Assists: Quincy Leech 986; Katie Doherty 97; Clare McInerney 59
Aces: K. Doherty 51; C. Jewett 40; Hailey Wahl 36
Digs: K. Doherty 571; C. Jewett 326; M. Albright & Q. Leech 289
Blocks: E. Sklaver 85; Sydney Salle 58; H. Wahl 44

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.51 (66)
Hitting Percentage: .219 (49)
Digs/Set: 18.46 (30)
Blocks/Set: 1.70 (119)
Aces/Set: 2.18 (88)

RV Bethel University 25-9 (No. 5 Central Region)
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Location: Arden Hills, Minn.
Nickname: Royals
Colors: Royal blue, gold
Enrollment: 2,800
Founded: 1871
Famous Alum: Joel Hodgson, actor/comedian
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 6-4
Quarterfinal Appearances:
2015
Best Previous Finish:
2001, 2007 & 2011 regional semifinalist
Key Wins:
Northwestern (3-0)(3-2); Saint Mary’s (Minn.) (3-0); Augsburg (3-0); Saint Benedict (3-1); Hope (3-0); UW-Eau Claire (3-1).
Losses: UW-Stevens Point (0-3); Gustavus Adolphus (1-3)(1-3); Carthage (1-3); Elmhurst (0-3); Chicago (0-3); Saint Benedict (2-3); UW-La Crosse (1-3); Augustana (0-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Junior MB Tegan LaBerge (1st); junior OH Carlee Hoppe (1st); sophomore MB Kristin Stern (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior MB Tegan LaBerge (1st); junior OH Carlee Hoppe (1st).
All-America Players: Junior MB Tegan LaBerge (HM); junior OH Carlee Hoppe (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Carlee Hoppe 391; Tegan LaBerge 340; Kristin Stern 286
Assists: Katie Lubben 879; Mikayla Morrow 452; Kali Johnson 79
Aces: C. Hoppe 30; Tina Hoppe 28; K. Lubben 27
Digs: K. Johnson 550; C. Hoppe 380; K. Lubben 279
Blocks: T. LaBerge 159; Nicole Deberry 93; K. Stern 87

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.40 (15)
Hitting Percentage: .234 (25)
Digs/Set: 16.80 (134)
Blocks/Set: 2.46 (4)
Aces/Set: 1.39 (358)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 16, 2015 at 12:05 am

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