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2018 Gustavus Adolphus Regional Guide

Also See:
Chicago Regional Guide
Calvin Regional Guide

8 To Watch
Nora Holtan, Gustavus Adolphus senior setter
Phoebe Madsen, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps junior setter
Madelyn Pashibin, Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior outside
Madison Weiss, Saint Benedict sophomore middle
Mackenzie Harris, Pacific Lutheran senior middle
Madie Kroehler, St. Thomas junior outside
Morgan Malley, Augsburg senior setter
Layne Herrmann, Minnesota Morris junior setter

Regional Webpages
Gustavus Adolphus
Chicago
Calvin
Juniata
Ithaca
Babson
Johnson & Wales (R.I.)
Berry

Printable Bracket
Interactive Bracket
Championship Digital Program

Schedule at Lund Center in Saint Peter, Minn.
Nov. 9 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (26-3) 3 vs. #7 Augsburg (22-8) 0
3 p.m. #3 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (29-3) 3 vs. #6 St. Thomas (25-8) 0
5:30 p.m. #4 Saint Benedict (24-7) 3 vs. #5 Pacific Lutheran (21-3) 1
8 p.m. #1 Gustavus Adolphus (27-2) 0 vs. #8 Minnesota Morris (21-11) 3
Nov. 10
1:30 p.m. #2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (27-3) 1 vs. #3 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (30-3) 3
4 p.m. #4 Saint Benedict (25-7) 3 vs. #8 Minnesota Morris (22-11) 2
Nov. 11
2 p.m. #3 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (31-3) 3 vs. #4 Saint Benedict (26-7) 1

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Seed Gustavus Adolphus College 27-2 (No. 1 Central Region, No. 8 AVCA)
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Location: Saint Peter, Minn.
Nickname: Golden Gusties
Colors: Black & gold
Enrollment: 2,450
Founded: 1862
Famous Attendee: Patsy O’Connell Sherman, chemist
Key Wins: UW-Stevens Point (3-0)(3-1); Aurora (3-1); Cabrini (3-0); Dubuque (3-0); Northwestern (3-2); Bethel (3-0); St. Olaf (3-0); UW-La Crosse (3-2); UW-Whitewater (3-2); St. Thomas (3-1); Saint Benedict (3-1)(3-2); Augsburg (3-1)(3-2).
Losses: Trinity-TX (1-3); UW-Eau Claire (2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Senior S Nora Holtan (Player of the Year); senior L Brittany Luethmers (1st, Defensive Player of the Year); sophomore OH Kate Holtan (1st); senior RS Lauren Hanson (1st); HC Rachelle Sherden (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Senior S Nora Holtan (Player of the Year); senior L Brittany Luethmers (1st); sophomore OH Kate Holtan (1st); senior RS Lauren Hanson (HM); HC Rachelle Sherden (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Kate Holtan 376; Lauren Hanson 313; Hanna Albers 248
Assists: Nora Holtan 1,120; Brittany Luethmers 121; K. Holtan 31
Aces: K. Holtan 38; H. Albers 33; B. Luethmers 32
Digs: B. Luethmers 537; K. Holtan 405; N. Holtan 271
Blocks: Kaikea Welsh 87; Sam Haugen 85; L. Hanson 51

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.49 (18)
Hitting Percentage: .226 (37)
Digs/Set: 18.69 (39)
Blocks/Set: 1.74 (91)
Aces/Set: 1.90 (197)

No. 2 Seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 26-3 (No. 1 West Region, No. 5 AVCA)
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Location: Claremont, Calif.
Nickname: Athenas
Colors: Red & gold
Enrollment: 3,266 (combined)
Founded: 1946-1955-1926
Famous Attendee: Robin Williams, comedian (Claremont McKenna)
Key Wins: Carthage (3-2); Southwestern (3-0); Texas Dallas (3-1); Trinity-TX (3-2); Texas Tyler (3-2); Emory (3-1); Texas Dallas (3-2); La Verne (3-2)(3-0)(3-1); Whittier (3-2)(3-1); Chapman (3-0)(3-2); Cal Lutheran (3-1)(3-0).
Losses: Johnson & Wales-RI (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (1-3); Cal Lutheran (2-3).
All-Conference Players (SCIAC): Junior S/RS Phoebe Madsen (Player of the Year); junior OH Amanda Walker (1st); sophomore MB Melanie Moore (1st); junior L Sarah Tritschler (2nd).
All-Region Players (West): Junior S/RS Phoebe Madsen (Player of the Year); junior OH Amanda Walker (1st); sophomore MB Melanie Moore (1st); junior L Sarah Tritschler (1st); HC Kurt Vlasich (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Amanda Walker 387; Melanie Moore 254; Jackie Jones 190
Assists: Phoebe Madsen 893; Jessica Lee 300; Sarah Tritschler 140
Aces: P. Madsen 61; S. Tritschler 32; Lucila Grinspan 22
Digs: S. Tritschler 577; P. Madsen 331; Lina Aluzri 198
Blocks: M. Moore 97; A. Walker 72; Regan Dinovitz 55

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.91 (47)
Hitting Percentage: .212 (66)
Digs/Set: 17.25 (120)
Blocks/Set: 2.02 (33)
Aces/Set: 1.78 (245)

No. 3 Seed University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 29-3 (No. 2 Midwest Region, No. 14 AVCA)
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Location: Eau Claire, Wis.
Nickname: Blugolds
Colors: Blue & gold
Enrollment: 10,737
Founded: 1916
Famous Attendee: Kato Kaelin, actor
Key Wins: Vassar (3-0); Kean (3-0); Saint Benedict (3-2); Wartburg (3-0); St. Thomas (3-1); Northwestern (3-0); Gustavus Adolphus (3-2); Concordia Wisconsin (3-0); UW-La Crosse (3-1); UW-Stevens Point (3-1)(3-1); UW-Whitewater (3-1)(3-1).
Losses: Augsburg (1-3); Chicago (2-3); St. Thomas (2-3).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Senior OH Madelyn Pashibin (Player of the Year); senior S Madison Surprise (1st); freshman OH Arianna Barrett (1st); sophomore MB Krista Meyer (1st); sophomore OH Makenzie Bachmann (HM); HC Kim Wudi (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior OH Madelyn Pashibin (1st); senior S Madison Surprise (1st); freshman OH Arianna Barrett (HM, Freshman of the Year); HC Kim Wudi (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Madelyn Pashibin 438; Makenzie Bachmann 283; Arianna Barrett 234
Assists: Madison Surprise 1,236; Taylor Scalia 70; Leah Witzel 62
Aces: M. Surprise 36; T. Scalia 31; Amber Karn & Krista Meyer 30
Digs: T. Scalia 527; M. Bachmann 340; M. Surprise 258
Blocks: K. Meyer 133; Abby Volk 63; M. Pashibin 53

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.57 (13)
Hitting Percentage: .243 (14)
Digs/Set: 16.65 (166)
Blocks/Set: 1.97 (36)
Aces/Set: 1.62 (293)

No. 4 Seed College of Saint Benedict 24-7 (No. 3 Central Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: Saint Joseph, Minn.
Nickname: Bennies
Colors: Red & white
Enrollment: 1,924
Founded: 1913
Famous Attendee: Michele Specht, actress
Key Wins: New Paltz (3-0); Whittier (3-0); St. Thomas (3-1)(3-2); Bethel (3-0); Augsburg (3-0); Cornell (3-1); UW-La Crosse (3-0); St. Olaf (3-1).
Losses: Texas Tyler (2-3); UW-Eau Claire (2-3); Valley City St. (1-3); UW-Stevens Point (1-3); Minnesota Morris (1-3); Gustavus Adolphus (1-3)(2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Sophomore MB Madison Weiss (1st); sophomore RS Hunter Weiss (1st); sophomore S Katie Koch (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Sophomore MB Madison Weiss (1st); sophomore RS Hunter Weiss (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Hunter Weiss 382; Madison Weiss 326; Liz Schultz 247
Assists: Katie Koch 1,146; Haley LaValle 88; Brynne Wahl 56
Aces: L. Schultz 44; H. LaValle 31; Allison Roehl 23
Digs: H. LaValle 630; L. Schultz 460; K. Koch 312
Blocks: M. Weiss 175; H. Weiss 127; Lauren Mathews 96

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.50 (70)
Hitting Percentage: .223 (44)
Digs/Set: 19.23 (16)
Blocks/Set: 2.56 (2)
Aces/Set: 1.31 (394)

No. 5 Seed Pacific Lutheran University 21-3 (NR West Region, No. 16 AVCA)
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Location: Parkland, Wash.
Nickname: Lutes
Colors: Black & gold
Enrollment: 3,100
Founded: 1890
Famous Attendee: Megan Jendrick, swimmer
Key Wins: Minnesota Morris (3-2).
Losses: Colorado College (0-3); Whitworth (0-3); Pacific (1-3).
All-Conference Players (NWC): Senior MB Mackenzie Harris (1st); senior L Caylie Shiramizu (1st, Libero of the Year); senior S Isabella Zubrod (HM); senior OH Chloe Epker (HM); HC Kevin Aoki (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (West): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Mackenzie Harris 194; Chloe Epker 167; Danielle Skibiel 160
Assists: Isabella Zubrod 370; Ava Nelson 235; Emily Dulaney 144
Aces: C. Epker 31; I. Zubrod & Caylie Shiramizu 30
Digs: C. Shiramizu 383; C. Epker 257; I. Zubrod 180
Blocks: M. Harris 106; D. Skibiel 85; I. Zubrod 56

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 11.75 (149)
Hitting Percentage: .206 (79)
Digs/Set: 16.53 (181)
Blocks/Set: 2.69 (1)
Aces/Set: 2.11 (120)

No. 6 Seed University of St. Thomas 25-8 (No. 4 Central Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: Saint Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Tommies
Colors: Purple & gray
Enrollment: 9,878
Founded: 1885
Famous Attendee: John Vachon, photographer
Key Wins: Wartburg (3-0)(3-2); Cornell (3-1); St. Olaf (3-1)(3-0); Muhlenberg (3-1); Augsburg (3-0); UW-Stevens Point (3-2); Bethel (3-1); Northwestern (3-0); UW-Eau Claire (3-2).
Losses: Colorado (1-3); UW-La Crosse (2-3); UW-Eau Claire (1-3); UW-Stevens Point (0-3); Saint Benedict (1-3)(2-3); UW-Whitewater (1-3); Gustavus Adolphus (1-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Junior OH Madie Kroehler (1st); junior L Ellie Meyer (1st); senior MB Julia Spacek (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior L Ellie Meyer (1st); senior MB Julia Spacek (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Madie Kroehler 324; Julia Spacek 309; Grace Bordson 299
Assists: Katharine Mallak 1,157; Hannah Schwartz 160; Ellie Meyer 114
Aces: E. Meyer 45; M. Kroehler 24; K. Mallak & Meghan Mazzola 21
Digs: E. Meyer 591; M. Kroehler 390; M. Mazzola 367
Blocks: G. Bordson 117; J. Spacek 107; Audrey Erickson 47

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.48 (16)
Hitting Percentage: .203 (87)
Digs/Set: 18.27 (56)
Blocks/Set: 2.07 (26)
Aces/Set: 1.39 (383)

No. 7 Seed Augsburg University 22-8 (No. 5 Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
Nickname: Auggies
Colors: Maroon & gray
Enrollment: 3,822
Founded: 1869
Famous Attendee: Peter Agre, physician
Key Wins: UW-Eau Claire (3-1); UW-La Crosse (3-1); Northwestern (3-0); Bethel (3-1)(3-2).
Losses: Cornell (1-3); St. Olaf (1-3); St. Thomas (0-3); UW-Stout (2-3); Saint Benedict (0-3); Minnesota Morris (0-3); Gustavus Adolphus (1-3)(2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Senior S Morgan Malley (1st); senior L Macey Terhell (1st); sophomore MB Corrina Evans (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Senior S Morgan Malley (1st); senior L Macey Terhell (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Corrina Evans 280; Kayla Gjerde 261; Megan Quam 237
Assists: Morgan Malley 1,034; Macey Terhell 112; Izzy Barr 50
Aces: M. Malley 29; M. Terhell 25; Lexie Lang 20
Digs: M. Terhell 565; M. Malley 345; Sydnie Zachary 280
Blocks: Jade Boysen 111; C. Evans 108; M. Quam 87

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.03 (48)
Hitting Percentage: .230 (28)
Digs/Set: 19.48 (20)
Blocks/Set: 2.28 (9)
Aces/Set: 1.44 (370)

No. 8 Seed University of Minnesota Morris 22-11 (NR Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Morris, Minn.
Nickname: Cougars
Colors: Maroon & gold
Enrollment: 1,896
Founded: 1960
Famous Attendee: Earl Olson, businessman
Key Wins: DePauw (3-0); Saint Benedict (3-1); Augsburg (3-0); Northwestern (3-1).
Losses: UW-Whitewater (1-3); Bethel (1-3); Pacific (1-3); George Fox (1-3); Colorado College (0-3); Pacific Lutheran (2-3); Northwestern (0-3)(2-3); UW-Superior (2-3); St. Olaf (0-3); Concordia-MN (0-3).
All-Conference Players (UMAC): Junior S Layne Herrmann (1st); senior MH Rachel Mathias (2nd); junior MB Morgan Miller (2nd).
All-Region Players (Central): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Rachel Mathias 300; Tori Everson 266; Brenna Tinjum 250
Assists: Layne Hermann 1,068; Alyssa Ukestad 86; Allison Engel 60
Aces: L. Hermann 57; T. Everson 54; B. Tinjum 35
Digs: A. Ukestad 449; L. Hermann 262; T. Everson 257
Blocks: Morgan Miller 118; R. Mathias 83; Whitney Schwartz 72

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.30 (93)
Hitting Percentage: .212 (65)
Digs/Set: 14.10 (368)
Blocks/Set: 1.94 (43)
Aces/Set: 2.13 (115)

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 6, 2018 at 1:59 am

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