D III Women's Volleyball

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Archive for November 2017

2017 AVCA final poll: champ CMS unanimous No. 1

National champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is the unanimous No. 1 team in the final AVCA poll of the 2017 season.

CMS is followed by national runner-up Wittenberg in second, Calvin third, Colorado College fourth and Emory fifth.

Central and Midwest region teams in the final top 25: No. 7 Gustavus Adolphus; No. 10 Northwestern; No. 12 Millikin; No. 12 Washington-St. Louis; No. 14 Carthage; No. 16 Illinois Wesleyan; No. 25 St. Thomas.

Central and Midwest region teams receiving votes in the final poll: Wisconsin-Whitewater; Wisconsin-La Crosse; Chicago; Wartburg; Aurora; Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Concordia Wisconsin.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 22, 2017 at 4:45 am

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11/18/17: #6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sweeps to first title

NCAA Division III Championship Match
#6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, #3 Wittenberg 0 CMS’s Arntson hit 18-4-27.

NCCAA Division II Championship Match
#3 Maranatha Baptist 3, #1 Kentucky Christian 0 MBU’s Bueltel had 12 kills, 11 digs.
[MBU wins third straight NCCAA D II title]

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 18, 2017 at 12:16 am

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11/17/17: #3 Tigers, #6 Athenas to play for title

NCAA Division III Semifinals
#3 Wittenberg 3, #2 Calvin 0 WU’s Wildemann had 44 assists, 12 digs.
#6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Ithaca 1 CMS’s Arntson had 13 kills.

NCCAA Division II Pool Play
#3 Maranatha Baptist 3, #2 Randall 1 MBU’s Ka. Johnson had 13 kills, 25 assists, 11 digs.
NCCAA Division II Semifinals
#3 Maranatha Baptist 3, #4 Bob Jones 0 MBU had 54 kills, hit .352.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 17, 2017 at 12:04 am

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11/16/17: #2 Calvin, #3 Witt, #6 CMS, Ithaca on to semis

NCAA Division III Quarterfinals
#2 Calvin 3, #8 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 0 CC’s DeVries had 19 kills, 11 digs, 8 assists.
#3 Wittenberg 3, Swarthmore 0 WU’s Fischer had 13 kills, 13 digs.
#6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, #16 Gustavus Adolphus 1 CMS’s Arntson had 16 kills.
Ithaca 3, #7 Emory 1 IC’s Floyd had 53 assists.

NCCAA Division II Pool Play
#3 Maranatha Baptist 3, #6 Toccoa Falls 1 MBU’s Hansel had 13 kills, 10 digs.
#3 Maranatha Baptist 3, #7 Johnson (Tenn.) 0 MBU outhit JU, .244 to .076.

-Ricky Nelson

 

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 16, 2017 at 12:12 am

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Calvin’s Kamp named 2017 AVCA Player of the Year

Calvin junior outside Anna Kamp was selected as the 2017 AVCA Division III Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year. Anna is the fourth Kamp sister to win the award, joining Rebecca in 2011, Lizzie in 2012 and Maggie in 2014.

Nancy Somera from Johnson & Wales (R.I.) was tabbed the AVCA’s Division III Coach of the Year. Somera has led the unbeaten Wildcats (35-0) to the national quarterfinals for the first time.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm

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2017 AVCA All-America teams announced

The AVCA released its 2017 NCAA Division III All-America teams today.
Below are the Central and Midwest region players who were named to the top three teams.

First Team
Tyler Brown, Illinois Wesleyan junior outside
Alora Goodey, Millikin senior opposite
Nora Holtan, Gustavus Adolphus junior setter
Lindsey Peterson, Northwestern senior outside
Erin Syversen, Millikin senior outside

Second Team
Taylor Linn, Augsburg senior middle
Whitney Lloyd, St. Thomas senior middle
Katie Vondra, Aurora junior outside

Third Team
Aryn Jones, Wartburg senior middle
Julianne Malek, Washington-St. Louis junior middle
Brittany Robinson, Wisconsin-Whitewater junior libero

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 14, 2017 at 10:52 am

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Poll: Who will win in Grand Rapids?


-Ricky Nelson

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November 13, 2017 at 1:01 am

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