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2016 Wisconsin-Whitewater Regional Guide

Also See:
Calvin Regional Guide
Northwestern Regional Guide

8 To Watch
Lauren Pfeifer, Wisconsin-Whitewater senior outside
Tina Elstner, Wisconsin-Oshkosh sophomore outside
Caroline Dupont, Washington-St. Louis senior middle
Alexis Thompson, Hope senior libero
Hannah Nimrick, Elmhurst senior setter
Sarah Parker, Heidelberg senior middle
MacKenzie McFarlin, Bluffton senior middle
Allyson Mitchell, Greenville junior outside

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

Printable Bracket
Interactive Bracket
Championship Digital Program

Schedule at Russell Arena in the Williams Center in Whitewater, Wis.
Nov. 10 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #3 Washington-St. Louis (22-10) 3 vs. #6 Heidelberg (23-9) 2
3 p.m. #2 Wisconsin-Oshkosh (28-7) 2 vs. #7 Bluffton (23-8) 3
5:30 p.m. #4 Hope (25-5) 0 vs. #5 Elmhurst (22-12) 3
8 p.m. #1 Wisconsin-Whitewater (27-6) 3 vs. #8 Greenville (25-7) 0
Nov. 11
4:30 p.m. #3 Washington-St. Louis (23-10) 3 vs. #7 Bluffton (24-8) 0
7 p.m. #1 Wisconsin-Whitewater (28-6) 3 vs. #5 Elmhurst (23-12) 2
Nov. 12
7 p.m. #1 Wisconsin-Whitewater (29-6) 1 vs. #3 Washington-St. Louis (24-10) 3

WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Seed University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 27-6 (No. 1 Midwest Region, No. 11 AVCA)
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Location: Whitewater, Wis.
Nickname: Warhawks
Colors: Purple & white
Enrollment: 11,142
Founded: 1868
Famous Alum: Mark Neumann, politician
Key Wins: Elmhurst (3-0); Ohio Wesleyan (3-2); Washington-St. Louis (3-0); UW-Oshkosh (3-0); Christopher Newport (3-0); St. Norbert (3-0); Trinity (Texas) (3-2); Concordia Wisconsin (3-2); UW-La Crosse (3-0)(3-1); UW-Eau Claire (3-0); Millikin (3-0); Bethel (3-1); UW-Stevens Point (3-2).
Losses: Gustavus Adolphus (2-3); Bluffton (1-3); Cal Lutheran (0-3); UW-Stevens Point (2-3); Elmhurst (0-3); UW-Platteville (2-3).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Senior OH Lauren Pfeifer (1st); junior MB Courtney Wagner (1st); senior S Staci Hasler (1st); junior RS Sydney Racky (HM); Brittany Robinson (HM, All-Defensive Team).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Junior MB Courtney Wagner (1st); senior S Staci Hasler (1st); junior RS Sydney Racky (1st); Brittany Robinson (1st); Stacy Boudreau (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Lauren Pfeifer 353; Courtney Wagner 316; Sydney Racky 289
Assists: Staci Hasler 1,071; Elizabeth Niestrom 109; Brittany Robinson 106
Aces: B. Robinson 50; Tessa Weber 42; Elizabeth Tworek 36
Digs: B. Robinson 573; E. Tworek 315; L. Pfeifer 310
Blocks: C. Wagner 135; Ashton Doll 106; L. Pfeifer 81

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.69 (54)
Hitting Percentage: .210 (64)
Digs/Set: 16.31 (183)
Blocks/Set: 2.30 (14)
Aces/Set: 1.66 (273)

No. 2 Seed University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 28-7 (No. 3 Midwest Region, No. 17 AVCA)
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Location: Oshkosh, Wis.
Nickname: Titans
Colors: Black & gold
Enrollment: 13,800
Founded: 1871
Famous Alum: Jim Gantner, former MLB player
Key Wins: Birmingham-Southern (3-2); Millikin (3-2); Concordia Wisconsin (3-0); St. Norbert (3-2); Trinity (Texas) (3-2); UW-Eau Claire (3-0); Gustavus Adolphus (3-2); UW-Stevens Point (3-1); Elmhurst (3-1).
Losses: Emory (0-3); St. Thomas (0-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); UW-La Crosse (1-3)(1-3); Northwestern (1-3); Carthage (0-3).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Sophomore OH Tina Elstner (1st); freshman RS Samantha Jaeke (1st); senior S Lexi Thiel (HM); senior MB Nerissa Vogt (HM); sophomore MB Carly Lemke (HM).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Sophomore OH Tina Elstner (HM); freshman RS Samantha Jaeke (Freshman of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Tina Elstner 390; Samantha Jaeke 321; Shannon Herman 202
Assists: Lexi Thiel 1,213; S. Jaeke 63; Morgan Windau 57
Aces: T. Elstner 39; S. Jaeke 36; Laura Trochinski 28
Digs: Rachel Gardner 354; T. Elstner 351; L. Trochinski 309
Blocks: Nerissa Vogt 107; S. Jaeke 106; Carly Lemke 86

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.12 (90)
Hitting Percentage: .213 (53)
Digs/Set: 16.29 (187)
Blocks/Set: 2.68 (2)
Aces/Set: 1.41 (360)

No. 3 Seed Washington University in St. Louis 22-10 (No. 3 Central Region, No. 16 AVCA)
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Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Red & green
Enrollment: 7,543
Founded: 1853
Famous Alum: Phyllis Schlafly, former lawyer
Key Wins: Juniata (3-2); Heidelberg (3-2); Cal Lutheran (3-2); Greenville (3-0)(3-1); Carnegie Mellon (3-1); Rochester (3-0); Millikin (3-2); Wittenberg (3-0); Chicago (3-1).
Losses: DePauw (1-3); Illinois Wesleyan (1-3); La Verne (1-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-3); Elmhurst (0-3); Chicago (1-3); Emory (1-3)(1-3); Texas Dallas (1-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Senior MB Caroline Dupont (1st); senior OH Rexi Sheredy (1st); sophomore MB Julianna Malek (2nd); sophomore OH Ifeoma Ufondu (2nd).
All-Region Players (Central): Senior MB Caroline Dupont (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Caroline Dupont 318; Ifeoma Ufondu 288; Rexi Sheredy 263
Assists: Chloe Stile 1,006; Savannah Zhang 245; Zoe Baxter 44
Aces: C. Dupont 30; R. Sheredy 30; Z. Baxter 23
Digs: Z. Baxter 432; R. Sheredy 335; Natalie Stephanus 294
Blocks: C. Dupont 120; J. Malek 97; I. Ufondu 71

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.98 (35)
Hitting Percentage: .233 (27)
Digs/Set: 16.96 (122)
Blocks/Set: 2.07 (31)
Aces/Set: 1.41 (361)

No. 4 Seed Hope College 25-5 (No. 5 Great Lakes Region; No. 9 AVCA)
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Location: Holland, Mich.
Nickname: Flying Dutch
Colors: Orange & blue
Enrollment: 3,644
Founded: 1866
Famous Alum: Jim Kaat, former MLB player
Key Wins: Wittenberg (3-0); Bethany (3-2); Millikin (3-0); Heidelberg (3-0); Clarkson (3-2); Calvin (3-2).
Losses: Calvin (0-3)(2-3); Albion (0-3); Elmhurst (1-3); DePauw (0-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAA): Senior L Alexis Thompson (1st); junior S Sophia Hackett (1st); senior MH Courtney Van Houzen (2nd); senior OH Sarah Feldpausch (2nd).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior L Alexis Thompson (1st); junior S Sophia Hackett (1st); senior MH Courtney Van Houzen (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Katie Rietberg 322; Sarah Feldpausch 295; Courtney Van Houzen 285
Assists: Sophia Hackett 1,131; Haley Muller 56; Alexis Thompson 56
Aces: S. Hackett 33; S. Feldpausch 26; C. Van Houzen 26
Digs: A. Thompson 631; S. Hackett 314; S. Feldpausch 249
Blocks: C. Van Houzen 90; H. Muller 70; Vanessa Reynhout 53

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.44 (14)
Hitting Percentage: .205 (77)
Digs/Set: 17.85 (60)
Blocks/Set: 1.96 (53)
Aces/Set: 1.45 (347)

No. 5 Seed Elmhurst College 22-12 (No. 4 Midwest Region, No. 23 AVCA)
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Location: Elmhurst, Ill.
Nickname: Bluejays
Colors: Blue & white
Enrollment: 3,350
Founded: 1871
Famous Alum: David Rasche, actor
Key Wins: Gustavus Adolphus (3-2); Bluffton (3-0); Washington-St. Louis (3-0); UW-Stevens Point (3-2)(3-2); UW-Eau Claire (3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-0); UW-La Crosse (3-2); Chicago (3-2); Ohio Wesleyan (3-2); Hope (3-1); Millikin (3-1).
Losses: UW-La Crosse (2-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); Cal Lutheran (1-3); Wittenberg (1-3); Trinity (Texas) (1-3); Augustana (2-3); Juniata (1-3); Calvin (0-3); Heidelberg (2-3); UW-Oshkosh (1-3); Illinois Wesleyan (0-3); Millikin (0-3).
All-Conference Players (CCIW): Senior S Hannah Nimrick (1st); senior MH Mary Lawrence (1st); senior MH Melissa Nava (1st); junior L Amy Schryver (2nd).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior S Hannah Nimrick (1st); senior MH Mary Lawrence (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Melissa Nava 326; Mary Lawrence 308; Alli Rogers 299
Assists: Hannah Nimrick 1,172; Amy Schryver 150; A. Rogers 45
Aces: A. Schryver 35; M. Lawrence 34; H. Nimrick 33
Digs: A. Schryver 617; H. Nimrick 391; A. Rogers 253
Blocks: M. Lawrence 135; H. Nimrick 79; M. Nava 74

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.75 (51)
Hitting Percentage: .215 (50)
Digs/Set: 15.54 (240)
Blocks/Set: 2.08 (29)
Aces/Set: 1.55 (317)

No. 6 Seed Heidelberg University 23-9 (No. 6 Great Lakes Region; NR AVCA)
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Location: Tiffin, Ohio
Nickname: Student Princes
Colors: Red, orange & black
Enrollment: 1,000
Founded: 1850
Famous Alum: John Buccigross, sportscaster
Key Wins: Clark (3-0); MIT (3-1); Juniata (3-0); Mount Union (3-0)(3-1); Clarkson (3-1); Elmhurst (3-2); Ohio Wesleyan (3-2).
Losses: Ohio Northern (1-3)(2-3); Hope (0-3); Denison (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3); Calvin (0-3); DePauw (0-3); Bluffton (1-3); Mary Washington (1-3).
All-Conference Players (OAC): Senior MH Sarah Parker (Co-Player of the Year); junior L Rachel Raimondo (1st, Libero of the Year); Karlie DiRuzza (2nd); senior OH Janessa Scott (HM); senior MH Mariah Sullivan (HM).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior MH Sarah Parker (Co-Player of the Year); junior L Rachel Raimondo (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Sarah Parker 476; Janessa Scott 293; Mariah Sullivan 286
Assists: Karlie DiRuzza 1,280; Anna McNabb 45; Rachel Raimondo 41
Aces: R. Raimondo 36; M. Sullivan 36; Megan Mills 32
Digs: R. Raimondo 653; M. Mills 374; K. DiRuzza 268
Blocks: S. Parker 98; Laura Schrag 72; M. Sullivan 72

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 12.73 (53)
Hitting Percentage: .214 (54)
Digs/Set: 17.76 (67)
Blocks/Set: 1.67 (143)
Aces/Set: 1.43 (355)

No. 7 Seed Bluffton University 23-8 (No. 8 Great Lakes Region; NR AVCA)
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Location: Bluffton, Ohio
Nickname: Beavers
Colors: Purple & white
Enrollment: 1,094
Founded: 1899
Famous Alum: Phyllis Diller, former comedian
Key Wins: New Paltz (3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-1); Heidelberg (3-1).
Losses: Hanover (1-3); Ohio Northern (1-3)(0-3); Baldwin Wallace (0-3); Wooster (2-3); DePauw (0-3); Ohio Wesleyan (0-3); Elmhurst (0-3).
All-Conference Players (HCAC): Senior OH MacKenzie McFarlin (Offensive Player of the Year); junior L Sydney Mohler (1st, Defensive Player of the Year); sophomore S Erin Weisgarber (1st); senior MH Lauren Weisgarber (1st).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior MH Lauren Weisgarber (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: MacKenzie McFarlin 395; Lauren Weisgarber 353; Bethany Martini 267
Assists: Erin Weisgarber 1,103; Sydney Mohler 95; Becca Tourney 32
Aces: S. Mohler 38; Abby Rohrbach 30; B. Tourney 28
Digs: S. Mohler 566; E. Weisgarber 266; A. Rohrbach 245
Blocks: L. Weisgarber 74; Jessie Gibson 45; B. Tourney 45

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 13.19 (25)
Hitting Percentage: .208 (66)
Digs/Set: 18.10 (49)
Blocks/Set: 1.47 (200)
Aces/Set: 1.64 (285)

No. 8 Seed Greenville College 25-7 (NR Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Greenville, Ill.
Nickname: Panthers
Colors: Orange & black
Enrollment: 1,100
Founded: 1892
Famous Alum: Bob Briner, former writer
Key Wins: New Paltz (3-2).
Losses: UW-La Crosse (0-3); Washington-St. Louis (0-3)(1-3); Westminster (Mo.) (2-3); Webster (2-3); Millikin (0-3); Illinois-Springfield (1-3).
All-Conference Players (SLIAC): Junior OH Allyson Mitchell (1st); senior RS Savannah Sells (1st); senior MB Sierah Ruffner (2nd); senior S Kirsten Laune (3rd).
All-Region Players (Central): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Allyson Mitchell 417; Savannah Sells 309; Sierah Ruffner 223
Assists: Kirsten Laune 1,068; Alex Falcone 62; Janisha Pealer 34
Aces: A. Mitchell 63; K. Laune 52; Emily Thebeau 26
Digs: A. Mitchell 327; K. Laune 280; J. Pealer 276
Blocks: S. Sells 128; Brittni Bell 114; S. Ruffner 107

Team Stats (national ranks)
Kills/Set: 11.78 (114)
Hitting Percentage: .208 (65)
Digs/Set: 13.68 (370)
Blocks/Set: 2.18 (16)
Aces/Set: 1.95 (165)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 8, 2016 at 12:20 am

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