D III Women's Volleyball

A source for NCAA Division III women's volleyball info and opinion, with a focus on the Midwest and Central regions

2018 Nationals Guide

8 To Watch
Sarah DeVries, Calvin junior middle/setter
Marybeth Weihbrecht, Juniata senior middle
Mady Arles, Emory senior setter
Madison Surprise, Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior setter
Allie Puccio, Babson sophomore outside
Reagan Stone, Ithaca sophomore outside
Phia Bellizzi, Wesleyan sophomore libero
Emily Lines, Aurora senior setter

Links Of Interest
Saint Vincent Host Website
Printable Bracket
Interactive Bracket
Championship Digital Program

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

Schedule at A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nov. 15 (times central)
11:30 a.m. #1 Calvin (31-1) 3 vs. #8 Aurora (26-8) 1
2 p.m. #4 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (32-3) 3 vs. #5 Babson (26-8) 0
4:30 p.m. #3 Emory (27-6) 3 vs. #6 Ithaca (21-7) 1
7 p.m. #2 Juniata (27-3) 3 vs. #7 Wesleyan (20-5) 2
Nov. 16
4 p.m. #1 Calvin (32-1) 3 vs. #4 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (33-3) 2
6:30 p.m. #2 Juniata (28-3) 0 vs. #3 Emory (28-6) 3
Nov. 17
6 p.m. #1 Calvin (33-1) 0 vs. #3 Emory (29-6) 3

DIVISION III WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Seed Calvin College 31-1 (No. 1 Great Lakes Region, No. 1 AVCA)
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Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Maroon & gold
Enrollment: 3,918
Founded: 1876
Famous Attendee: Wayne Huizenga, businessman
Key Wins: Stevens (3-0); Ithaca (3-0); Juniata (3-2); Illinois Wesleyan (3-1); DePauw (3-1); Rose-Hulman (3-0); Chicago (3-2); Hope (3-2)(3-0)(3-1); Susquehanna (3-0); Ohio Northern (3-1); UW-Whitewater (3-0)(3-1); Carthage (3-1); Aurora (3-2); Greenville (3-0); Wittenberg (3-2).
Loss: Thomas More (2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAA): Senior OH Anna Kamp (Most Valuable Player); junior MH/S Sarah DeVries (1st, Defensive Player of the Year); senior L Keilahna Castillo (1st); freshman RS Kelsey Smith (2nd).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Junior MH/S Sarah DeVries (Player of the Year); senior OH Anna Kamp (1st); freshman RS Kelsey Smith (1st).
All-America Players: Junior MH/S Sarah DeVries (Player of the Year); senior OH Anna Kamp (1st); freshman RS Kelsey Smith (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Anna Kamp 508; Sarah DeVries 385; Kelsey Smith 230
Assists: S. DeVries 634; Ellie Westrate 298; Anna Schriemer 286
Aces: Grace Kellogg 42, K. Smith 41; S. DeVries 37
Digs: Keilahna Castillo 416; A. Kamp 351; G. Kellogg 329
Blocks: S. DeVries 129; Ally Fea 88; A. Kamp 67

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.35 (25)
Hitting Percentage: .259 (4)
Digs/Set: 15.05 (312)
Blocks/Set: 2.29 (7)
Aces/Set: 1.90 (200)

No. 2 Seed Juniata College 27-3 (No. 1 Mid-Atlantic Region, No. 6 AVCA)
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Location: Huntingdon, Pa.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Gold & blue
Enrollment: 1,626
Founded: 1876
Famous Attendee: Chuck Knox, football coach
Key Wins: Stevens (3-1); Christopher Newport (3-0); Carnegie Mellon (3-1); Washington-St. Louis (3-0); Emory (3-2); Cal Lutheran (3-2); Marymount (3-0); Arcadia (3-0); Susquehanna (3-0)(3-0); Franklin & Marshall (3-0); Randolph-Macon (3-0); Washington and Lee (3-0); Mary Washington (3-0)(3-0); Eastern (3-0); Johns Hopkins (3-0); Notre Dame (3-0); Thomas More (3-1).
Losses: Calvin (2-3); Ithaca (2-3); Wittenberg (2-3).
All-Conference Players (Landmark): Senior MH Marybeth Weihbrecht (Player of the Year); sophomore OH Victoria Taylor (1st); senior L Katie Byrne (1st, Specialist of the Year); junior RS Morgan Edwards (1st); senior S Alyssa Tavera (1st); junior MB Dejia Danhi (2nd); freshman S Moira Folan (Rookie of the Year); Heather Pavlik (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (East): Senior MH Marybeth Weihbrecht (Player of the Year); sophomore OH Victoria Taylor (1st); senior L Katie Byrne (1st); junior RS Morgan Edwards (1st); junior MB Dejia Danhi (1st); senior S Alyssa Tavera (HM); HC Heather Pavlik (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players: Senior MH Marybeth Weihbrecht (1st); junior MB Dejia Danhi (2nd); sophomore OH Victoria Taylor (2nd); senior L Katie Byrne (HM); junior RS Morgan Edwards (HM); AC Casey Dale (Assistant Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Victoria Taylor 322; Morgan Edwards 252; Marybeth Weihbrecht 235
Assists: Moira Folan 536; Alyssa Tavera 506; Katie Byrne 101
Aces: Makenna Hallager 39; Sophia Gingrich 37; Maria Gonsar 31
Digs: K. Byrne 444; M. Hallager 215; S. Gingrich 211
Blocks: Dejia Danhi 122; M. Weinbrecht 74; M. Edwards 72

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.26 (30)
Hitting Percentage: .239 (16)
Digs/Set: 15.25 (287)
Blocks/Set: 2.25 (11)
Aces/Set: 1.86 (214)

No. 3 Seed Emory University 27-6 (No. 2 South Region, No. 9 AVCA)
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Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Blue & gold
Enrollment: 15,252
Founded: 1836
Famous Attendee: David Brinkley, journalist
Key Wins: Whittier (1-3); Otterbein (3-0); Berry (3-0); Tufts (3-0); Texas Dallas (3-1); Rochester (3-0); Sewanee (3-0); Chicago (3-0)(3-0); Washington-St. Louis (3-0); Randolph-Macon (3-0); Washington and Lee (3-0); Carnegie Mellon (3-0); Meredith (3-0); Colorado College (3-0); Mary Hardin-Baylor (3-0).
Losses: Illinois Wesleyan (1-3); Juniata (2-3); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1-3); Carnegie Mellon (1-3); Berry (1-3); Birmingham-Southern (1-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Sophomore RS Leah Saunders (Player of the Year); senior S Mady Arles (1st); senior OH Karissa Dzurik (1st); junior L Elyse Thompson (2nd); senior MH Sydney Leimbach (2nd); freshman OH Tara Martin (Rookie of the Year).
All-Region Players (South): Senior S Mady Arles (Player of the Year); sophomore RS Leah Saunders (1st); senior OH Karissa Dzurik (1st); junior L Elyse Thompson (1st).
All-America Players: Senior S Mady Arles (1st); senior OH Karissa Dzurik (2nd); sophomore RS Leah Saunders (HM); junior L Elyse Thompson (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Karissa Dzurik 332; Leah Saunders 271; Sydney Leimbach 218
Assists: Mady Arles 1,134; Elyse Thompson 81; Claire Yohann 43
Aces: M. Arles 43; E. Thompson 37; Kelsey Meins 32
Digs: E. Thompson 479; L. Saunders 242; M. Arles 184
Blocks: S. Leimbach 77; Finn Wilkins 75; M. Arles 65

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.72 (7)
Hitting Percentage: .246 (11)
Digs/Set: 15.53 (257)
Blocks/Set: 2.04 (30)
Aces/Set: 2.16 (106)

No. 4 Seed University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 32-3 (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)(3-1); Wartburg (3-0); St. Thomas (3-1)(3-0); 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); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (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 S Madison Surprise (1st); senior OH Madelyn Pashibin (1st); freshman OH Arianna Barrett (HM, Freshman of the Year); HC Kim Wudi (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players: Senior OH Madelyn Pashibin (1st); senior S Madison Surprise (HM); HC Kim Wudi (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Madelyn Pashibin 485; Makenzie Bachmann 310; Arianna Barrett 285
Assists: Madison Surprise 1,391; Taylor Scalia 77; Leah Witzel 62
Aces: M. Surprise 45; Krista Meyer 36; Amber Karn 34
Digs: T. Scalia 578; M. Bachmann 388; A. Karn 281
Blocks: K. Meyer 142; Abby Volk 66; M. Pashibin 56

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.82 (4)
Hitting Percentage: .245 (12)
Digs/Set: 16.74 (165)
Blocks/Set: 1.94 (45)
Aces/Set: 1.68 (280)

No. 5 Seed Babson College 26-8 (No. 3 New England Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: Babson Park, Mass.
Nickname: Beavers
Colors: Green & white
Enrollment: 3,113
Founded: 1919
Famous Attendee: Arthur Blank, businessman
Key Wins: Morrisville St. (3-0); WPI (3-1); Coast Guard (3-0)(3-0); Endicott (3-1); Wheaton-MA (3-0); Springfield (3-0)(3-1); Middlebury (3-0); Worcester St. (3-0); MIT (3-1); Mt. St. Vincent (3-0); Wellesley (3-0); Bowdoin (3-0).
Losses: Missouri S&T (1-3); Lynn (0-3); Nova Southeastern (0-3); Johnson & Wales-RI (0-3); MIT (1-3); Tufts (1-3); Williams (0-3); Wellesley (2-3).
All-Conference Players (NEWMAC): Sophomore OH Allie Puccio (1st); senior L Abby Beecher (1st, Defensive Athlete of the Year); junior S Elizabeth Cameron (1st).
All-Region Players (New England): Sophomore OH Allie Puccio (1st); senior L Abby Beecher (1st); junior S Elizabeth Cameron (1st); junior MB Kristin Carosotto (HM).
All-America Players: Sophomore OH Allie Puccio (HM); senior L Abby Beecher (HM); junior S Elizabeth Cameron (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Allie Puccio 381; Shannon Roseen 234; Kristin Carosotto 232
Assists: Elizabeth Cameron 1,018; Abby Beecher 111; Emily Woodward 94
Aces: A. Beecher 54; Cassidy Witten 32; E. Cameron 31
Digs: A. Beecher 513; E. Cameron & Samantha Hardan 246
Blocks: K. Carosotto 111; E. Cameron 58; Sabrina Lechner 56

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.66 (64)
Hitting Percentage: .222 (48)
Digs/Set: 15.88 (229)
Blocks/Set: 1.89 (58)
Aces/Set: 2.05 (140)

No. 6 Seed Ithaca College 21-7 (No. 1 New York Region, No. 25 AVCA)
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Location: Ithaca, N.Y.
Nickname: Bombers
Colors: Blue & gold
Enrollment: 6,769
Founded: 1892
Famous Attendee: Gavin DeGraw, musician
Key Wins: Stevens (3-1); Juniata (3-2); SUNY Geneseo (3-0); Wesleyan (3-0); Susquehanna (3-1); Clarkson (3-1); RIT (3-1); Stockton (3-0); Arcadia (3-1); Vassar (3-2); Southern Vermont (3-0); Stevenson (3-0); Carnegie Mellon (3-0).
Losses: Calvin (0-3); Heidelberg (0-3); Wittenberg (1-3); Mary Washington (2-3); Hope (0-3); Carnegie Mellon (1-3); Clarkson (1-3).
All-Conference Players (Liberty): Sophomore OH Reagan Stone (Player of the Year); junior S Caitlyn Floyd (1st); senior L Tara Stilwell (2nd); senior MH Katie Evans (HM).
All-Region Players (New York): Sophomore OH Reagan Stone (1st); junior S Caitlyn Floyd (1st); senior MH Katie Evans (HM).
All-America Players: Sophomore OH Reagan Stone (2nd); junior S Caitlyn Floyd (3rd).

Team Leaders
Kills: Reagan Stone 461; Katie Evans 246; Alison Lipton 148
Assists: Caitlyn Floyd 1,110; Tara Stilwell 64; Jordyn Lyn Hayashi 20
Aces: R. Stone 44; T. Stilwell 42; Hailey Adler 39
Digs: T. Stilwell 484; R. Stone 224; JL Hayashi 208
Blocks: K. Evans 59; R. Stone 54; C. Floyd 39

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.91 (48)
Hitting Percentage: .212 (65)
Digs/Set: 15.27 (285)
Blocks/Set: 1.52 (162)
Aces/Set: 2.14 (111)

No. 7 Seed Wesleyan University 20-5 (No. 4 New England Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: Middletown, Conn.
Nickname: Cardinals
Colors: Red & black
Enrollment: 3,213
Founded: 1831
Famous Attendee: Lin-Manuel Miranda, playwright
Key Wins: Susquehanna (3-2); SUNY Geneseo (3-0); Amherst (3-0); Middlebury (3-1); Franklin & Marshall (3-0); Tufts (3-2); Kean (3-1); Springfield (3-0); Johnson & Wales-RI (3-1).
Losses: Ithaca (0-3); Endicott (1-3); Susquehanna (0-3); Bowdoin (1-3); Amherst (0-3).
All-Conference Players (NESCAC): Sophomore L Phia Bellizzi (1st); junior OH Mia Hogan (2nd).
All-Region Players (Northeast): Sophomore L Phia Bellizzi (1st); junior S Kaira Muraoka-Robertson (1st).
All-America Players: Sophomore L Phia Bellizzi (3rd); junior S Kaira Muraoka-Robertson (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Stasie Litinsky 245; Mia Hogan 222; Nicole Hilton 206
Assists: Kaira Muraoka-Robertson 725; Grace Rose 224; Phia Bellizzi 97
Aces: Jenna Otaola 39; Madeleine Lundberg 30; P. Bellizzi 24
Digs: P. Bellizzi 541; M. Lundberg 253; J. Otaola 233
Blocks: N. Hilton 66; Mia Jago 58; M. Hogan 33

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.04 (36)
Hitting Percentage: .222 (39)
Digs/Set: 19.69 (11)
Blocks/Set: 1.69 (101)
Aces/Set: 1.70 (272)

No. 8 Seed Aurora University 26-8 (No. 5 Midwest Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: Aurora, Ill.
Nickname: Spartans
Colors: Blue & white
Enrollment: 5,500
Founded: 1893
Famous Attendee: Mickey Johnson, basketball player
Key Wins: UW-Stevens Point (3-0); Cabrini (3-0); Carthage (3-1); Concordia Wisconsin (3-1)(3-2); Washington-St. Louis (3-0); Trinity-TX (3-0); Chicago (3-2); Illinois Wesleyan (3-1).
Losses: Gustavus Adolphus (1-3); Trinity-TX (1-3); Illinois Wesleyan (0-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); UW-Oshkosh (1-3); Calvin (2-3); DePauw (1-3); Wartburg (0-3).
All-Conference Players (NACC): Senior OH Katie Vondra (Player of the Year); senior S Emily Lines (1st); sophomore L Julia Wood (1st); sophomore OH Imani Freeman (2nd); HC James Seitelman (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior S Emily Lines (1st); Senior OH Katie Vondra (1st).
All-America Players: Senior S Emily Lines (HM); Senior OH Katie Vondra (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Katie Vondra 461; Imani Freeman 330; Karli Chambers 310
Assists: Emily Lines 1,256; Miranda Cada 107; Julia Wood 101
Aces: K. Vondra 50; E. Lines 27; J. Wood 26
Digs: J. Wood 500; K. Vondra 401; E. Lines 367
Blocks: Lindsey Simpson 111; Samantha Weising 99; I. Freeman 58

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.69 (6)
Hitting Percentage: .213 (64)
Digs/Set: 18.38 (52)
Blocks/Set: 1.92 (48)
Aces/Set: 1.46 (359)

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 11, 2018 at 10:19 pm

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