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2016 Regional Guides now available

The Calvin Regional Guide, Northwestern Regional Guide and Wisconsin-Whitewater Regional Guide will be located atop the right rail throughout the postseason. I will also post a Nationals Guide next week.

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-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 8, 2016 at 12:23 am

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  1. Great job Ricky. Labor of love!

    But, I think you missed the Midwest team that it’s in the UTD bracket. Whitworth (WI). Just start with seed 1 and work your way down. Trust me.

    DIIIFan

    November 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm

  2. DIIIFan,
    I know better. Wisconsin teams don’t get bids.
    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    November 8, 2016 at 5:29 pm

  3. Once again, you’ve outdone yourself, Ricky. Thank you. Great job.

    Mike

    November 9, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  4. Lost in all this tournament talk was that the CCIW announced its player of the year and it was not who i thought it would be, not even on my radar.

    Cassidy Kingery, Millikin’s senior libero won player of the year. While i had her on my 1st team all CCIW, I’m not sure i agree with this decision. I’ve never heard of a libero winning any player of the year award in any division and thats not to say they’re not worthy nominations BUT a libero who’s singular job is to pass over players that hit AND pass or set AND pass???
    I would argue that Erin Syversen Millikin’s OH was more valuable to Millikin winning the CCIW regular season and tournament than Kingery. Watching her play a multitude of times during the season, i can’t say that she passes the eye test of someone i would consider player of the year worthy. She was solid but not spectacular.

    My other thought is that Elmhurst senior setter Hannah Nimrick who btw happened to be the ONLY returning 2nd team all- american player in the CCIW and my favorite to win the award didn’t win the award because of several reasons.

    I don’t believe she is a very good setter and maybe the coaches in the league saw that. She’s a very good volleyball player with all her attacks, and chasing down errant passes but when it comes down to it, and this is my thought only, her setting locations and setting decisions were not good, not to mention ball handling errors in almost all her games.
    How hard did the Elmhurst coach push for her to win the the award? Once again she was the only returning player in the CCIW to be a 2nd team all-american and a senior player of a team ranked in the top 25 all season. Did the coach feel she wasn’t worthy for the reasons i mentioned above? IDK.
    How important did Elmhurst not winning the regular season title and subsequently losing the the tournament title play a part in Nimrick not winning the award? IDK but maybe it played a part.

    Anonymous

    November 9, 2016 at 3:09 pm

  5. Anon @ 3:09,
    A libero from UW-Oshkosh was named national player of the year not that long ago, but DS recognition is certainly rare.
    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    November 9, 2016 at 4:28 pm

  6. Anon@3:09, one correction. Erin Syversen was also second team All-American last year; however, she returned this year as a junior.

    Anonymous

    November 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm


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