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2017 Illinois Wesleyan Regional Guide

Also See:
2017 Northwestern Regional Guide

8 To Watch
Alora Goodey, Millikin senior opposite
Tyler Brown, Illinois Wesleyan junior outside
Kaily Erdman, Concordia Wisconsin senior outside
Julianne Malek, Washington-St. Louis junior middle
Anna Kamp, Calvin junior outside
Megan Behrendt, Carthage sophomore outside
Sarah Muisenga, Chicago junior opposite
Allyson Mitchell, Greenville senior outside

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Otterbein
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Clarkson
Emory
Southwestern

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Schedule at Shirk Center in Bloomington, Ill.
Nov. 9 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #4 Washington-St. Louis (24-9) 2 vs. #5 Calvin (26-3) 3
3 p.m. #1 Millikin (28-7) 3 vs. #8 Greenville (26-7) 0
5:30 p.m. #3 Concordia Wisconsin (28-2) 1 vs. #6 Carthage (25-8) 3
8 p.m. #2 Illinois Wesleyan (22-7) 3 vs. #7 Chicago (23-8) 0
Nov. 10
4:30 p.m. #1 Millikin (29-7) 0 vs. #5 Calvin (27-3) 3
7 p.m. #2 Illinois Wesleyan (23-7) 2 vs. #6 Carthage (26-8) 3
Nov. 11
7 p.m. #5 Calvin (28-3) 3 vs. #6 Carthage (27-8) 2

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Seed Millikin University 28-7 (No. 1 Midwest Region, No. 11 AVCA)
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Location: Decatur, Ill.
Nickname: Big Blue
Colors: Blue & white
Enrollment: 2,000
Founded: 1901
Famous Attendee: Hedy Burress, actress
Key Wins: Brockport (3-0); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-1); Gustavus Adolphus (3-2); Clarkson (3-2); Tufts (3-1); UW-Eau Claire (3-2); Illinois Wesleyan (3-2); Kean (3-0); Carthage (3-2); Washington-St. Louis (3-1); Heidelberg (3-0).
Losses: UW-Stevens Point (1-3); Rose-Hulman (2-3); Chicago (1-3); DePauw (0-3); Northwestern (0-3); Calvin (2-3); Carthage (2-3).
All-Conference Players (CCIW): Senior RS Alora Goodey (Player of the Year); senior OH Erin Syversen (1st); senior S Emily Mihalkanin (1st); junior OH Emily Seegmiller (2nd); freshman MB Maddie Holland (Freshman of the Year); Debbie Kiick (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior OH Erin Syversen (Player of the Year); senior RS Alora Goodey (1st); senior S Emily Mihalkanin (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Erin Syversen 548; Alora Goodey 488; Emily Seegmiller 327
Assists: Emily Mihalkanin 1,204; Rose Syversen 291; Meredith Artime 146
Aces: E. Syversen 73; E. Mihalkanin 56; M. Artime 35
Digs: M. Artime 708; E. Syversen 371; E. Mihalkanin 345
Blocks: Maddi Holland 107; A. Goodey 81; Marissa McElroy 70

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.91 (3)
Hitting Percentage: .252 (9)
Digs/Set: 16.75 (143)
Blocks/Set: 1.52 (177)
Aces/Set: 1.83 (217)

No. 2 Seed Illinois Wesleyan University 22-7 (No. 2 Midwest Region, No. 14 AVCA)
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Location: Bloomington, Ill.
Nickname: Titans
Colors: Green & white
Enrollment: 1,893
Founded: 1850
Famous Attendee: Jack Sikma, basketball player
Key Wins: Washington-St. Louis (3-2); Ohio Northern (3-1); DePauw (3-0); Chicago (3-0); Calvin (3-1); Tufts (3-1); Cornell (3-1); Texas Dallas (3-2); UW-Whitewater (3-1); UW-Eau Claire (3-0).
Losses: Wittenberg (1-3); Johns Hopkins (1-3); Emory (2-3); Aurora (2-3); Millikin (2-3); Carthage (1-3)(0-3).
All-Conference Players (CCIW): Junior OH Tyler Brown (1st); junior OH Rachel Burkman (1st); junior MH Maddie Williams (1st); senior OH Kyleigh Block (2nd).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Junior OH Tyler Brown (1st); junior MH Maddie Williams (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Tyler Brown 390; Rachel Burkman 284; Kyleigh Block 279
Assists: Caitlin Meyer 674; Kira Jackson 524; K. Block 87
Aces: K. Block 37; T. Brown & C. Meyer 25
Digs: T. Brown 491; K. Block 376; R. Burkman 322
Blocks: Maddie Williams 97; Heidi Dague 53; K. Block 49

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.24 (21)
Hitting Percentage: .218 (47)
Digs/Set: 17.83 (60)
Blocks/Set: 1.91 (49)
Aces/Set: 1.33 (387)

No. 3 Seed Concordia University Wisconsin 28-2 (No. 3 Midwest Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: Mequon, Wis.
Nickname: Falcons
Colors: Blue & gold
Enrollment: 3,830
Founded: 1881
Famous Attendee: David Clarke, political pundit
Key Wins: Carthage (3-0); Luther (3-2); UW-Stevens Point (3-0): Aurora (3-0)(3-1); UW-Whitewater (3-2).
Losses: UW-Oshkosh (0-3); Wartburg (2-3).
All-Conference Players (NACC): Senior OH Kaily Erdman (Player of the Year); junior RS Amanda Schultz (1st); senior MH Lauren Nevinski (1st); senior L Lindsey Casper (2nd); junior S Haley Sedo (2nd); Janelle Katz (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior OH Kaily Erdman (1st); senior MH Lauren Nevinski (HM); Janelle Katz (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Kaily Erdman 269; Megan Mayer 261; Amanda Schultz 252
Assists: Haley Sedo 555; Mackenzie Wockenfus 401; Cristina Stinson 80
Aces: K. Erdman 57; M. Mayer 36; H. Sedo 28
Digs: Lindsey Casper 417; K. Erdman 349; H. Sedo 168
Blocks: Lauren Nevinski 102; K. Erdman 55; A. Schultz 54

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.85 (42)
Hitting Percentage: .211 (61)
Digs/Set: 15.91 (202)
Blocks/Set: 1.95 (44)
Aces/Set: 1.86 (201)

No. 4 Seed Washington University in St. Louis 24-9 (No. 4 Central Region, No. 13 AVCA)
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Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Red & green
Enrollment: 7,604
Founded: 1853
Famous Attendee: Conde Nast, publisher
Key Wins: Tufts (3-2); Cornell (3-2); Thomas More (3-1); Emory (3-2)(3-1); Rochester (3-0); Chicago (3-1)(3-0); Greenville (3-0); Heidelberg (3-0).
Losses: Cornell (1-3); Illinois Wesleyan (2-3); Saint Mary’s-MN (2-3); Ohio Northern (1-3); Wittenberg (1-3); Carnegie Mellon (1-3); DePauw (2-3); Millikin (1-3); Hendrix (1-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Junior MH Julianne Malek (Player of the Year); sophomore MH Leila King (2nd); junior OH Ifeoma Ufondu (2nd); sophomore L Zoe Baxter (2nd); Coaching Staff of the Year.
All-Region Players (Central): Junior MH Julianne Malek (1st); junior OH Ifeoma Ufondu (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Ifeoma Ufondu 366; Julianne Malek 336; Leila King 258
Assists: Kirby Knapp 527; Chloe Stile 471; Alison Almgren-Bell 311
Aces: J. Malek 40; Zoe Baxter 31; Natalie Stephanus 29
Digs: Z. Baxter 549; Lauren Fournier 226; N. Stephanus 177
Blocks: L. King 109; J. Malek 88; I. Ufondu 77

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.83 (44)
Hitting Percentage: .231 (30)
Digs/Set: 15.58 (230)
Blocks/Set: 1.95 (43)
Aces/Set: 1.78 (236)

No. 5 Seed Calvin College 26-3 (No. 4 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 Attendee: Betsy DeVos, politician
Key Wins: Trinity-TX (3-0); Cal Lutheran (3-2); Kean (3-0); Millikin (3-2); Ithaca (3-1).
Losses: Aurora (0-3); Illinois Wesleyan (1-3); Colorado College (0-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAA): Junior OH Anna Kamp (Player of the Year); senior S Jenna Lodewyk (1st); sophomore MH Sarah DeVries (1st); junior L Keilahna Castillo (2nd); senior OH Tessa Van Laare (2nd).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Junior OH Anna Kamp (Player of the Year); senior S Jenna Lodewyk (1st); sophomore MH Sarah DeVries (1st); junior L Keilahna Castillo (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Anna Kamp 419; Sarah DeVries 314; Tessa Van Laare 196
Assists: Jenna Lodewyk 950; Keilahna Castillo 112; S. DeVries 56
Aces: Emily Blankespoor 65; K. Castillo 48; Kristen Vyletel 36
Digs: K. Castillo 324; A. Kamp 217; J. Lodewyk 208
Blocks: S. DeVries 95; Ally Fea 87; two tied with 45

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.57 (9)
Hitting Percentage: .281 (2)
Digs/Set: 14.28 (335)
Blocks/Set: 2.03 (26)
Aces/Set: 2.37 (63)

No. 6 Seed Carthage College 25-8 (No. 7 Midwest Region, No. 17 AVCA)
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Location: Kenosha, Wis.
Nickname: Lady Reds
Colors: Red, white & black
Enrollment: 2,600
Founded: 1847
Famous Attendee: Alden Clausen, banker
Key Wins: Luther (3-1); Illinois Wesleyan (3-1)(3-0); UW-Stevens Point (3-0); Northwestern (3-2); Wittenberg (3-1); Millikin (3-2).
Losses: Saint Mary’s-MN (2-3); Chicago (0-3); Concordia Wisconsin (0-3); UW-Stevens Point (2-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); North Park (1-3); Millikin (2-3); UW-Oshkosh (1-3).
All-Conference Players (CCIW): Sophomore OH Megan Behrendt (1st); sophomore S Ellie LeCount (1st); senior L Luci Krenzke (1st); senior RS Rachael Kisten (2nd); senior MB Megan Fallert (2nd).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Sophomore OH Megan Behrendt (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Megan Behrendt 424; Shannon Kebisek 327; Rachael Kisten 294
Assists: Ellie LeCount 1,131; Abigail McGowan 181; Luci Krenzke 79
Aces: E. LeCount 55; M. Behrendt 34; S. Kebisek 33
Digs: L. Krenzke 607; M. Behrendt 424; S. Kebisek 376
Blocks: Katie Laio 76; Megan Fallert 73; R. Kisten 65

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.56 (12)
Hitting Percentage: .210 (62)
Digs/Set: 18.59 (32)
Blocks/Set: 1.48 (191)
Aces/Set: 1.75 (244)

No. 7 Seed University of Chicago 23-8 (No. 6 Midwest Region, No. 23 AVCA)
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Location: Chicago, Ill.
Nickname: Maroons
Colors: Maroon & white
Enrollment: 6,299
Founded: 1890
Famous Attendee: Elaine May, actress
Key Wins: Luther (3-2); Carthage (3-0); UW-Eau Claire (3-0); Cornell (3-0); Millikin (3-1); Rochester (3-0)(3-0); Emory (3-1); Otterbein (3-0); Dubuque (3-1).
Losses: Minnesota Morris (2-3); Illinois Wesleyan (0-3); Gustavus Adolphus (0-3); Carnegie Mellon (1-3)(1-3); Washington-St. Louis (1-3)(0-3); Aurora (0-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Junior RS Sarah Muisenga (1st); junior OH Audrey Scrafford (1st); freshman S Emma Griffith (1st); sophomore OH Anabella Pinton (2nd).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Junior RS Sarah Muisenga (HM); junior OH Audrey Scrafford (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Audrey Scrafford 385; Sarah Muisenga 347; Anabella Pinton 311
Assists: Emma Griffith 1,109; Allison Muisenga 81; Anne Marie Stifter 64
Aces: S. Muisenga 34; E. Griffith & Madison Pearson 31
Digs: A.M. Stifter 485; S. Muisenga 337; E. Griffith 329
Blocks: M. Pearson 77; Madeleine Bol 47; A. Pinton 38

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.45 (16)
Hitting Percentage: .240 (17)
Digs/Set: 18.52 (34)
Blocks/Set: 1.46 (197)
Aces/Set: 1.59 (313)

No. 8 Seed Greenville University 26-7 (NR Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Greenville, Ill.
Nickname: Panthers
Colors: Orange & black
Enrollment: 1,100
Founded: 1892
Famous Attendee: Coleman Griffith, psychologist
Key Wins: [None].
Losses: Westminster-MO (2-3); Webster (0-3); Rose-Hulman (0-3); Principia (2-3); MSOE (1-3); UW-Eau Claire (1-3); Washington-St. Louis (0-3).
All-Conference Players (SLIAC): Senior OH Allyson Mitchell (Player of the Year); freshman MB Anna Finch (1st, Newcomer of the Year); sophomore S Alex Falcone (3rd); senior MB Brittni Bell (3rd); freshman OH Abby Freeman (3rd).
All-Region Players (Central): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Allyson Mitchell 448; Anna Finch 310; Abby Freeman 251
Assists: Alex Falcone 753; Abby Quirin 529; Allyson Grabowski 60
Aces: A. Mitchell 67; A. Freeman 40; A. Falcone 32
Digs: A. Grabowski 494; A. Mitchell 356; Whitney Nichols 236
Blocks: Brittni Bell 89; A. Finch 87; A. Freeman 55

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.53 (70)
Hitting Percentage: .211 (64)
Digs/Set: 15.45 (242)
Blocks/Set: 1.67 (117)
Aces/Set: 1.94 (169)

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

November 7, 2017 at 3:46 am

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  1. […] Also See: Illinois Wesleyan Regional Guide […]

  2. […] There are some holes to fill, but I posted the first drafts of the 2017 Northwestern Regional Guide and the 2017 Illinois Wesleyan Regional Guide. […]

  3. Calvin is 5 seed. Got it.

    Mike

    November 7, 2017 at 12:26 pm

  4. I like your concision, Mike. Two sentences and six words are all you need sometimes.
    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    November 7, 2017 at 1:03 pm

  5. I’ll be somewhat less concise than Mike. In addition to Calvin’s head-scratching seed, there’s far too much regional disparity in these brackets every year and it’s not fair to the players. Calvin worked too hard this season to play against the UAA champion in the 1st round, and the same for WashU (and a rematch from last year’s finals at that). The Southwestern-hosted regional is the bracket of death. Meanwhile the east regions are filled with teams that never sniffed the Top 25. C’mon committee, some travel is ok and you can do better.

    Chris

    November 7, 2017 at 4:10 pm


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