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2016 Calvin Regional Guide

Also See:
Northwestern Regional Guide
Wisconsin-Whitewater Regional Guide

8 To Watch
Laura Danhoff, Calvin senior middle
Maddie Fischer, Wittenberg junior outside
Ashley Borchers, Ohio Northern senior setter
Rachael Lenderman, DePauw senior libero
Lauren Mueller, Carnegie Mellon sophomore outside
Cassidy Kingery, Millikin senior libero
Dylana McKenzie, Bethany senior outside
Kirsten Platz, Pitt-Bradford sophomore middle

Regional Webpages
Calvin
Northwestern
Wisconsin-Whitewater
Brockport
Mary Washington
Stevens
Texas Dallas
Tufts

Printable Bracket
Interactive Bracket
Championship Digital Program

Schedule at Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nov. 10 (times central)
11:30 a.m. #3 Ohio Northern (27-3) 2 vs. #6 Millikin (26-11) 3
2 p.m. #2 Wittenberg (21-5) 3 vs. #7 Bethany (25-11) 0
4:30 p.m. #4 DePauw (24-5) 3 vs. #5 Carnegie Mellon (25-7) 1
7 p.m. #1 Calvin (27-1) 3 vs. #8 Pitt-Bradford (25-5) 0
Nov. 11
3:30 p.m. #2 Wittenberg (22-5) 2 vs. #6 Millikin (27-11) 3
6 p.m. #1 Calvin (28-1) 3 vs. #4 DePauw (25-5) 0
Nov. 12
6:30 p.m. #1 Calvin (29-1) 3 vs. #6 Millikin (28-11) 1

CALVIN REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Seed Calvin College 27-1 (No. 1 Great Lakes Region; No. 2 AVCA)
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Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Maroon & gold
Enrollment: 3,918
Founded: 1876
Famous Alum: Marc Evan Jackson, actor
Key Wins: Millikin (3-2); UW-Eau Claire (3-0); Chicago (3-0); Heidelberg (3-0); Juniata (3-0); Wittenberg (3-1); Hope (3-0)(3-2); Clarkson (3-0); Elmhurst (3-0); Ohio Wesleyan (3-1).
Losses: Hope (2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAA): Senior MH Laura Danhoff (Player of the Year); junior S Jenna Lodewyk (1st); sophomore OH Anna Kamp (1st); sophomore L Keilahna Castillo (2nd, Defensive Player of the Year); freshman MH Sarah DeVries (2nd, Freshman of the Year).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior MH Laura Danhoff (1st); junior S Jenna Lodewyk (1st); sophomore OH Anna Kamp (1st); sophomore L Keilahna Castillo (1st); freshman MH Sarah DeVries (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Laura Danhoff 344; Anna Kamp 299; Tessa Van Laare 214
Assists: Jenna Lodewyk 952; Keilahna Castillo 90; Emily Blankespoor 46
Aces: Kristen Vyletel 64; L. Danhoff 51; E. Blankespoor 46
Digs: K. Castillo 356; E. Blankespoor 219; K. Vyletel 216
Blocks: L. Danhoff 70; Sarah DeVries 69; Ally Fea 38

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.52 (10)
Hitting Percentage: .269 (2)
Digs/Set: 15.24 (273)
Blocks/Set: 1.71 (116)
Aces/Set: 2.84 (14)

No. 2 Seed Wittenberg University 21-5 (No. 2 Great Lakes Region; No. 6 AVCA)
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Location: Springfield, Ohio
Nickname: Tigers
Colors: Red & white
Enrollment: 2,000
Founded: 1845
Famous Alum: James Rebhorn, former actor
Key Wins: Bethany (3-1); Mount Union (3-0); Christopher Newport (3-0); Juniata (3-0); Cal Lutheran (3-1); Elmhurst (3-1); Ohio Wesleyan (3-0)(3-1); DePauw (3-0)(3-0); Illinois Wesleyan (3-0); Carnegie Mellon (3-2).
Losses: Washington-St. Louis (0-3); Texas Dallas (0-3); Calvin (1-3); Carnegie Mellon (0-3); Hope (0-3).
All-Conference Players (NCAC): Junior OH Maddie Fischer (1st); freshman MB Aubrey Cox (1st, Newcomer of the Year); senior OH Camila Quinones (HM); sophomore S Karen Wildemann (HM).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Junior OH Maddie Fischer (1st); freshman MB Aubrey Cox (1st, Freshman of the Year); sophomore S Karen Wildemann (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Maddie Fischer 303; Camila Quinones 226; Aubrey Cox 155
Assists: Karen Wildemann 707; Megan Flaherty 184; Madison Manger 90
Aces: M. Fischer 28; K. Wildemann 22; M. Flaherty 19
Digs: M. Manger 414; K. Wildemann 257; Taylor Brown & M. Flaherty 159
Blocks: A. Cox 71; Emily Kahlig 70; C. Quinones 50

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.26 (22)
Hitting Percentage: .226 (33)
Digs/Set: 18.04 (50)
Blocks/Set: 1.98 (49)
Aces/Set: 1.73 (242)

No. 3 Seed Ohio Northern University 27-3 (No. 3 Great Lakes Region; No. 22 AVCA)
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Location: Ada, Ohio
Nickname: Polar Bears
Colors: Orange, black & white
Enrollment: 3,290
Founded: 1871
Famous Alum: George Getty, former lawyer
Key Wins: Illinois Wesleyan (3-1); DePauw (3-0); Salisbury (3-0); Stevenson (3-2); Bluffton (3-1)(3-0); Mount Union (3-0); Heidelberg (3-1)(3-2).
Losses: Carnegie Mellon (2-3); Eastern (0-3); Ohio Wesleyan (1-3).
All-Conference Players (OAC): Senior S Ashley Borchers (Co-Player of the Year); junior MH Haley Potters (1st); senior RS Claire Heitkamp (2nd); junior L Megan Nieszala (2nd); freshman MH Chelsea Huppert (HM); freshman OH McKenna Jordan (HM).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior S Ashley Borchers (1st); junior MH Haley Potters (1st); Kate Witte (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Haley Potters 266; Chelsea Huppert 244; McKenna Jordan 226
Assists: Ashley Borchers 993; Megan Nieszala 104; Madison Broering 87
Aces: H. Potters 38; McKenna Hostetler 28; A. Borchers 26
Digs: M. Nieszala 453; M. Hostetler 380; M. Jordan 311
Blocks: H. Potters 100; C. Huppert 83; A. Borchers 74

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 14.07 (3)
Hitting Percentage: .267 (4)
Digs/Set: 18.97 (26)
Blocks/Set: 2.07 (30)
Aces/Set: 1.59 (306)

No. 4 Seed DePauw University 24-5 (No. 4 Great Lakes Region; RV AVCA)
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Location: Greencastle, Ind.
Nickname: Tigers
Colors: Black & gold
Enrollment: 2,400
Founded: 1837
Famous Alum: Bill & Scott Rasmussen, co-founders of ESPN
Key Wins: Washington-St. Louis (3-1); Heidelberg (3-0); Bluffton (3-0); Hope (3-0); Ohio Wesleyan (3-1); Illinois Wesleyan (3-1).
Losses: Wittenberg (0-3)(0-3); Millikin (0-3); Ohio Northern (0-3); Hanover (2-3).
All-Conference Players (NCAC): Senior L Rachael Lenderman (2nd, Libero of the Year); junior S Keegan Kollias (2nd); senior MH Elisabeth Wilson (2nd).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior L Rachael Lenderman (HM); senior MH Elisabeth Wilson (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Suzanne Peters 290; Elisabeth Wilson 237; Gabi Allread 188
Assists: Keegan Kollias 957; Rachael Lenderman 95; Kaylee Nichols 35
Aces: K. Nichols 27; Emily Beckes 25; R. Lenderman 20
Digs: R. Lenderman 501; K. Kollias 290; E. Beckes 270
Blocks: E. Wilson 99; Haley Bitzer 57; K. Kollias 45

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.00 (33)
Hitting Percentage: .218 (45)
Digs/Set: 18.77 (30)
Blocks/Set: 2.03 (38)
Aces/Set: 1.33 (384)

No. 5 Seed Carnegie Mellon University 25-7 (No. 4 Mid-Atlantic Region; No. 21 AVCA)
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Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nickname: Tartans
Colors: Cardinal, black, grey & white
Enrollment: 6,362
Founded: 1900
Famous Alum: Andy Warhol, former artist
Key Wins: Gallaudet (3-0); Johns Hopkins (3-1); Salisbury (3-1); Wittenberg (3-0); Christopher Newport (3-0); Stevenson (3-2); Ohio Northern (3-2); Franklin & Marshall (3-2); Bethany (3-0); Randolph-Macon (3-1); Mount Union (3-0); Rochester (3-0)(3-0); Messiah (3-1); Chicago (3-2).
Losses: Emory (1-3)(0-3); Wittenberg (2-3); Chicago (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (1-3); Ithaca (1-3); Juniata (1-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Senior MB Jackie Gibbons (1st); senior S Emily Newton (1st); sophomore OH Lauren Mueller (2nd); senior L Molly Higgins (HM).
All-Region Players (Mid-Atlantic): Senior MB Jackie Gibbons (1st); senior S Emily Newton (1st); senior L Molly Higgins (1st); sophomore OH Lauren Mueller (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Lauren Mueller 307; Jackie Gibbons 298; Heather Holton 218
Assists: Emily Newton 1,055; Amanda Thiele 60; Molly Higgins 52
Aces: M. Higgins 43; L. Mueller 33; Kayla Yew 30
Digs: M. Higgins 620; L. Mueller 333; K. Yew 284
Blocks: Eliza Donohue 89; J. Gibbons 75; E. Newton 40

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.00 (97)
Hitting Percentage: .200 (89)
Digs/Set: 17.64 (76)
Blocks/Set: 1.76 (99)
Aces/Set: 1.53 (329)

No. 6 Seed Millikin University 26-11 (No. 5 Midwest Region, RV AVCA) 
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Location: Decatur, Ill.
Nickname: Big Blue
Colors: Blue & white
Enrollment: 2,400
Founded: 1901
Famous Alum: George Musso, former NFL player
Key Wins: Chicago (3-1); Concordia Wisconsin (3-2); DePauw (3-0); St. Norbert (3-2); Illinois Wesleyan (3-0); Greenville (3-0); UW-Eau Claire (3-1); Bowdoin (3-0); Elmhurst (3-0).
Losses: Calvin (2-3); UW-Oshkosh (2-3); Hope (0-3); Christopher Newport (1-3); Eastern (1-3); Luther (0-3); Colorado College (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3); Elmhurst (1-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); Bethel (2-3).
All-Conference Players (CCIW): Senior L Cassidy Kingery (Player of the Year); junior OH Erin Syversen (1st); junior RS Alora Goodey (1st); junior S Emily Mihalkanin (2nd); Cortney Bohn (2nd).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior L Cassidy Kingery (1st); junior OH Erin Syversen (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Erin Syversen 550; Emily Seegmiller 288; Cortney Bohn 280
Assists: Emily Mihalkanin 1,197; Rose Syversen 219; Cassidy Kingery 111
Aces: E. Mihalkanin 53; E. Syversen 45; C. Kingery 40
Digs: C. Kingery 710; E. Syversen 414; E. Mihalkanin 312
Blocks: Kelsey Talkington 94; C. Bohn 74; Alora Goodey 63

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.24 (22)
Hitting Percentage: .210 (61)
Digs/Set: 17.58 (79)
Blocks/Set: 1.38 (233)
Aces/Set: 1.88 (177)

No. 7 Seed Bethany College 25-11 (NR Great Lakes Region; NR AVCA)
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Location: Bethany, W.V.
Nickname: Bison
Colors: Green & white
Enrollment: 1,030
Founded: 1840
Famous Alum: Frances McDormand, actress
Key Wins: Stockton (3-0).
Losses: Juniata (0-3); Washington and Jefferson (1-3); Randolph-Macon (0-3); John Carroll (0-3); Carnegie Mellon (0-3); Thomas More (2-3); Case Western Reserve (2-3); Baldwin Wallace (1-3); Mount Union (1-3); Wittenberg (1-3); Hope (2-3).
All-Conference Players (PAC): Senior OH Dylana McKenzie (Player of the Year); senior OH Dakota McKenzie (1st); senior S Allie Powell (1st); senior MH Alexis Castro (2nd); freshman L Maggie Merren (2nd); junior MH Samayyah Mohammad (HM); Courtney Kline (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior OH Dylana McKenzie (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Dylana McKenzie 442; Dakota McKenzie 413; Alexis Castro 249
Assists: Allie Powell 1,150; Emily Duke 183; Maggie Merren 56
Aces: A. Powell 42; Keili Terry 41; Reilly Parker 38
Digs: M. Merren 498; R. Parker 365; Da. McKenzie 250
Blocks: Sumayyah Muhammad 93; A. Castro 84; Dy. McKenzie 64

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.98 (36)
Hitting Percentage: .200 (92)
Digs/Set: 16.79 (137)
Blocks/Set: 2.04 (37)
Aces/Set: 1.87 (181)

No. 8 Seed University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 25-5 (NR Mid-Atlantic Region; NR AVCA)
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Location: Bradford, Pa.
Nickname: Panthers
Colors: Blue & gold
Enrollment: 1,502
Founded: 1963
Famous Alum: Tom Lucas, television director
Key Wins: [None].
Losses: Moravian (1-3); Vassar (0-3); Wooster (0-3); Geneseo (2-3); Alfred St. (0-3).
All-Conference Players (AMCC): Sophomore MH Kirsten Platz (Player of the Year); senior S Christina Rauh (1st); junior MH Rose Thacker (3rd); senior OH Mandy Finch (3rd); Tom Roof (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Mid-Atlantic): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Kirsten Platz 328; Rose Thacker 167; Erin Fagan 158
Assists: Christina Rauh 884; Alexis Dhayer 62; Mandy Finch 32
Aces: C. Rauh 66; K. Platz 46; A. Dhayer 40
Digs: C. Rauh 309; Emily Reitz 273; Brianna Majot 268
Blocks: K. Platz 106; R. Thacker 52; A. Dhayer 44

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 11.83 (111)
Hitting Percentage: .242 (18)
Digs/Set: 17.00 (118)
Blocks/Set: 1.75 (103)
Aces/Set: 2.28 (75)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 8, 2016 at 12:05 am

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