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2016 Northwestern Region Guide

Also See:
Calvin Regional Guide
Wisconsin-Whitewater Regional Guide

8 To Watch
Lindsey Peterson, Northwestern junior outside
Hope Stewart, California Lutheran junior outside
Nora Holtan, Gustavus Adolphus sophomore setter
Stephanie Henk, Wisconsin-La Crosse junior outside
Whitney Lloyd, St. Thomas junior middle
Aryn Jones, Wartburg junior middle
Kaily Moegenburg, Concordia Wisconsin junior outside
Anika Johnson, St. Norbert senior middle

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

Printable Bracket
Interactive Bracket
Championship Digital Program

Schedule at the Ericksen Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Nov. 10 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #3 Gustavus Adolphus (23-7) 3 vs. #6 Wartburg (21-5) 0
3 p.m. #2 California Lutheran (25-4) 3 vs. #7 Concordia Wisconsin (23-7) 0
5:30 p.m. #4 Wisconsin-La Crosse (22-5) 3 vs. #5 St. Thomas (22-8) 0
8 p.m. #1 Northwestern (30-4) 3 vs. #8 St. Norbert (16-14) 0
Nov. 11
4:30 p.m. #2 California Lutheran (26-4) 3 vs. #3 Gustavus Adolphus (24-7) 0
7 p.m. #1 Northwestern (31-4) 3 vs. #4 Wisconsin-La Crosse (23-5) 0
Nov. 12
7 p.m. #1 Northwestern (32-4) 3 vs. #2 California Lutheran (27-4) 2

NORTHWESTERN REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Seed University of Northwestern-St. Paul 30-4 (No. 1 Central Region, No. 18 AVCA)
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Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Purple & gold
Enrollment: 1,800
Founded: 1902
Famous Alum: Jo Bender, broadcaster
Key Wins: Augsburg (3-1); St. Thomas (3-1); Bethel (3-1); UW-Eau Claire (3-1); UW-Oshkosh (3-1); Gustavus Adolphus (3-0).
Losses: UW-Eau Claire (0-3); UW-La Crosse (1-3); St. Thomas (2-3); Wartburg (1-3).
All-Conference Players (UMAC): Junior OF Lindsey Peterson (Player of the Year); senior MB Shanay Gonder (1st); junior L Jackie Doering (1st); junior RS Leesa Hulstrand (1st); Beth Wilmeth (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior OF Lindsey Peterson (1st); senior MB Shanay Gonder (1st); junior L Jackie Doering (HM); Beth Wilmeth (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Lindsey Peterson 553; Shanay Gonder 290; Freya Hanson 247
Assists: Leesa Hulstrand 608; Kaelyn Kilbo 578; Jackie Doering 87
Aces: F. Hanson 33; L. Peterson 30; K. Kilbo 28
Digs: J. Doering 553; L. Peterson 477; F. Hanson 324
Blocks: S. Gonder 128; L. Hulstrand 87; Toria Gillson 81

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 14.00 (4)
Hitting Percentage: .265 (5)
Digs/Set: 18.03 (51)
Blocks/Set: 2.49 (4)
Aces/Set: 1.35 (376)

No. 2 Seed California Lutheran University 25-4 (No. 2 West Region; No. 1 AVCA)
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Location: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Nickname: Regals
Colors: Purple & gold
Enrollment: 2,888
Founded: 1959
Famous Alum: Jason Hirsh, former MLB player
Key Wins: Hendrix (3-0); Trinity (Texas) (3-0); Stevens (3-0); Cabrini (3-0); Puget Sound (3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-0); Emory (3-0); Elmhurst (3-1); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-0)(3-0); La Verne (3-0).
Losses: La Verne (1-3); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3); Wittenberg (1-3).
All-Conference Players (SCIAC): Junior OH Hope Stewart (1st); senior MB Sarah Pappas (1st); senior OH Michelle Lawrence (1st); senior L Nicki Tetherow (2nd).
All-Region Players (West): Junior OH Hope Stewart (1st); senior MB Sarah Pappas (1st); senior OH Michelle Lawrence (1st); senior L Nicki Tetherow (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Hope Stewart 317; Michelle Lawrence 235; Sarah Pappas 219
Assists: Jaime Smith 913; Steph Rolfson 84; Nicki Tetherow 78
Aces: Molly Holloway 32; Amanda Roberts 32; N. Tetherow 27
Digs: N. Tetherow 440; H. Stewart 251; A. Roberts 234
Blocks: Monica Lundgren 101; S. Pappas 96; M. Lawrence 70

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.36 (17)
Hitting Percentage: .252 (12)
Digs/Set: 16.19 (194)
Blocks/Set: 2.40 (11)
Aces/Set: 1.85 (195)

No. 3 Seed Gustavus Adolphus College 23-7 (No. 2 Central Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: St. Peter, Minn.
Nickname: Gusties
Colors: Black & gold
Enrollment: 2,450
Founded: 1862
Famous Alum: Steve Zahn, actor
Key Wins: UW-Whitewater (3-2); Wartburg (3-2); Bethel (3-2)(3-1); St. Thomas (3-1)(3-2); UW-Eau Claire (3-2).
Losses: Elmhurst (2-3); Cornell (2-3); Augsburg (1-3); UW-Stout (1-3); UW-Oshkosh (2-3); Northwestern (0-3); Saint Mary’s (Minn.) (2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Sophomore S Nora Holtan (Player of the Year); sophomore OH Lauren Hanson (1st); senior RS Taylor Trautman (1st); sophomore L Brittany Luethmers (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Sophomore S Nora Holtan (1st); sophomore OH Lauren Hanson (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Lauren Hanson 398; Taylor Trautman 289; Hanna Albers 288
Assists: Nora Holtan 1,215; Brittany Luethmers 115; H. Albers 30
Aces: Abby Leitch 40; H. Albers 36; N. Holtan 28
Digs: B. Luethmers 545; H. Albers 427; A. Leitch 407
Blocks: Sam Haugen 87; Shaefer Rupar 66; T. Trautman 49

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.52 (11)
Hitting Percentage: .197 (100)
Digs/Set: 17.60 (78)
Blocks/Set: 1.52 (179)
Aces/Set: 1.54 (323)

No. 4 Seed University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 22-5 (No. 2 Midwest Region, No. 15 AVCA)
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Location: La Crosse, Wis.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Maroon & grey
Enrollment: 9,777
Founded: 1909
Famous Alum: Kirsten Olson, former figure skater
Key Wins: Greenville (3-0); Elmhurst (3-2); Luther (3-2); St. Thomas (3-1); Augsburg (3-1); Northwestern (3-1); Illinois Wesleyan (3-2); UW-Oshkosh (3-1)(3-1); UW-Stevens Point (3-1).
Losses: Viterbo (1-3); UW-Eau Claire (0-3); Elmhurst (2-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3)(1-3).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Junior OH Stephanie Henk (Offensive Player of the Year); junior S Maddie Entinger (1st); senior MB Jill Entinger (1st); senior RS Ashley Entinger (HM); Lily Hallock (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Junior OH Stephanie Henk (1st); junior S Maddie Entinger (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Stephanie Henk 396; Jill Entinger 266; Ashley Entinger 210
Assists: Maddie Entinger 1,177; Halle Barnabo 35; Paige Schmidt 24
Aces: Marisa Johnson 59; M. Entinger 36; S. Henk 35
Digs: H. Barnabo 430; P. Schmidt 316; S. Henk 243
Blocks: Jessica Jablonski 114; J. Entinger 73; A. Entinger 54

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.95 (38)
Hitting Percentage: .228 (32)
Digs/Set: 15.06 (289)
Blocks/Set: 1.92 (65)
Aces/Set: 1.80 (216)

No. 5 Seed University of St. Thomas 22-8 (No. 4 Central Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Tommies
Colors: Purple & gray
Enrollment: 10,229
Founded: 1885
Famous Alum: John Schneider, NFL general manager
Key Wins: UW-Oshkosh (3-0); UW-Eau Claire (3-2); UW-Stevens Point (3-2); St. Norbert (3-1); Saint Mary’s (Minn.) (3-0); Northwestern (3-2); Bethel (3-0).
Losses: Birmingham-Southern (2-3); Emory (1-3); UW-La Crosse (1-3); Northwestern (1-3); Gustavus Adolphus (1-3)(2-3); Augsburg (1-3); UW-River Falls (1-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Junior MB Whitney Lloyd (1st); freshman L Ellie Meyer (1st, Rookie of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior MB Whitney Lloyd (1st); freshman L Ellie Meyer (Freshman of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Whitney Lloyd 293; Brooke Reichart 275; Taylor Lewis 221
Assists: Katharine Mallak 753; Abby Louwagie 367; Ellie Meyer 82
Aces: Madie Kroehler 29; E. Meyer 27; K. Mallak 25
Digs: E. Meyer 571; M. Kroehler 350; T. Lewis 220
Blocks: W. Lloyd 117; Grace Duffy 105; Ellie Etzell 69

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.08 (89)
Hitting Percentage: .214 (55)
Digs/Set: 17.89 (50)
Blocks/Set: 2.42 (10)
Aces/Set: 1.25 (391)

No. 6 Seed Wartburg College 21-5 (No. 6 Central Region, RV AVCA) 
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Location: Waverly, Iowa
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Orange & black
Enrollment: 1,600
Founded: 1852
Famous Alum: Jack Salzwedel, businessman
Key Wins: Concordia Wisconsin (3-0); Bethel (3-1); Northwestern (3-1).
Losses: Bethel (1-3); Gustavus Adolphus (2-3); Augustana (1-3); Augsburg (0-3); Luther (1-3).
All-Conference Players (IIAC): Junior MB Aryn Jones (Player of the Year); senior OH Claire Willenbring (1st); sophomore L Kathryn Nasby (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior MB Aryn Jones (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Aryn Jones 285; Claire Willenbring 189; Lizzy Blough 162
Assists: Maria Brown 453; Mallary Erbes 443; Kathryn Nasby 93
Aces: L. Blough 36; M. Brown 32; K. Nasby 30
Digs: K. Nasby 451; M. Erbes 329; M. Brown 314
Blocks: A. Jones 91; Josie Esser 56; C. Willenbring 31

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.53 (64)
Hitting Percentage: .215 (48)
Digs/Set: 19.51 (13)
Blocks/Set: 2.12 (19)
Aces/Set: 1.88 (178)

No. 7 Seed Concordia University Wisconsin 23-7 (NR Midwest Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Mequon, Wis.
Nickname: Falcons
Colors: Blue & white
Enrollment: 4,363
Founded: 1881
Famous Alum: Andre Carson, politician
Key Wins: St. Norbert (3-2); Chicago (3-1).
Losses: Millikin (2-3); UW-Oshkosh (0-3); Carthage (1-3); Coe (0-3); Wartburg (0-3); UW-Whitewater (2-3); UW-Stevens Point (2-3).
All-Conference Players (NACC): Junior OH Kaily Moegenburg (1st); junior MB Lauren Nevinski (1st); sophomore L Lindsey Casper (1st); senior S Karina Klotz (2nd); freshman OH Megan Mayer (Freshman of the Year); Janelle Katz (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Kaily Moegenburg 266; Lauren Nevinski 182; Megan Mayer 180
Assists: Karina Klotz 568; Ashley Jehlicka 263; Mackenzie Wockenfus 175
Aces: M. Mayer 37; L. Nevinski 29; K. Moegenburg 28
Digs: Lindsey Casper 467; K. Moegenburg 317; K. Klotz 199
Blocks: L. Nevinski 105; K. Moegenburg 59; Amanda Schultz 50

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 11.98 (102)
Hitting Percentage: .167 (181)
Digs/Set: 16.07 (207)
Blocks/Set: 2.08 (27)
Aces/Set: 1.82 (206)

No. 8 Seed St. Norbert College 16-14 (NR Midwest Region; NR AVCA)
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Location: De Pere, Wis.
Nickname: Green Knights
Colors: Green & gold
Enrollment: 2,180
Founded: 1898
Famous Alum: Tom Durkin, former sportscaster
Key Wins: [None].
Losses: Saint Mary’s (Minn.) (0-3); UW-Stevens Point (0-3)(0-3); Concordia Wisconsin (2-3); Carroll (0-3); UW-Oshkosh (2-3); St. Thomas (1-3); Bethel (1-3); UW-Eau Claire (2-3); Millikin (2-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); Christopher Newport (0-3); Cornell (0-3); Edgewood (1-3).
All-Conference Players (MWC): Senior MB Anika Johnson (1st); senior L Aubree Antosch (1st); sophomore OH Halie Ferry (2nd); freshman MB Lexie Van Hiel (Newcomer of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Anika Johnson 262; Hannah Johnshoy 237; Halie Ferry 233
Assists: Emily Rohloff 551; Anna Berghoefer 489; Aubree Antosch 53
Aces: H. Ferry 35; Jaisah Lee 30; E. Rohloff 24
Digs: A. Antosch 436; H. Ferry 245; J. Lee 220
Blocks: Lexie Van Hiel 96; A. Johnson 79; A. Berghoefer 38

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 11.06 (194)
Hitting Percentage: .156 (221)
Digs/Set: 15.21 (278)
Blocks/Set: 1.71 (119)
Aces/Set: 1.46 (345)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 8, 2016 at 12:10 am

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