D III Women's Volleyball

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2018 Chicago Regional Guide

Also See:
Gustavus Adolphus Regional Guide
Calvin Regional Guide

8 To Watch
Emma Griffith, Chicago sophomore setter
Julianne Malek, Washington-St. Louis senior middle
Tyler Brown, Illinois Wesleyan senior outside
Katrina Lieberman, Trinity (Texas) junior setter
Katie Vondra, Aurora senior outside
Amanda Roberts, Cal Lutheran senior outside
Nicole Ciari, Cornell senior middle
Kara Wright, Dubuque junior outside

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

Printable Bracket
Interactive Bracket
Championship Digital Program

Schedule at Ratner Athletics Center in Chicago, Ill.
Nov. 9 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #2 Washington-St. Louis (25-7) 3 vs. #7 Cornell (18-9) 0
3 p.m. #3 Illinois Wesleyan (25-5) 3 vs. #6 Cal Lutheran (18-11) 0
5:30 p.m. #4 Trinity (Texas) (25-6) 0 vs. #5 Aurora (23-8) 3
8 p.m. #1 Chicago (28-4) 3 vs. #8 Dubuque (24-8) 0
Nov. 10
2:30 p.m. #2 Washington-St. Louis (26-7) 1 vs. #3 Illinois Wesleyan (26-5) 3
5 p.m. #1 Chicago (29-4) 2 vs. #5 Aurora (24-8) 3
Nov. 11
1 p.m. #3 Illinois Wesleyan (27-5) 1 vs. #5 Aurora (25-8) 3

CHICAGO REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Seed University of Chicago 28-4 (No. 1 Midwest Region, No. 10 AVCA)
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Location: Chicago, Ill.
Nickname: Maroons
Colors: Maroon & white
Enrollment: 16,445
Founded: 1890
Famous Attendee: Mike Nichols, film director
Key Wins: Rose-Hulman (3-0); Cornell (3-2); Illinois Wesleyan (3-1); Carthage (3-1); Trinity-TX (3-1); Washington-St. Louis (3-0)(3-1); UW-Eau Claire (3-2); Rochester (3-0)(3-1); Carnegie Mellon (3-1);
Losses: Concordia Wisconsin (1-3); Calvin (2-3); Emory (0-3)(0-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Sophomore S Emma Griffith (1st); senior RS Sarah Muisenga (1st); junior MH Madison Pearson (1st); junior OH Anne Marie Stifter (MH).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Sophomore S Emma Griffith (1st); senior RS Sarah Muisenga (1st); junior MH Madison Pearson (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Sarah Muisenga 311; Madison Pearson 280; Anabella Pinton 278
Assists: Emma Griffith 1,280; Katherine Wilson 99; S. Muisenga 22
Aces: E. Griffith & K. Wilson 44; S. Muisenga 32
Digs: K. Wilson 490; E. Griffith 352; S. Muisenga 336
Blocks: M. Pearson 77; Audra Berg 61; E. Griffith 38

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.45 (19)
Hitting Percentage: .248 (10)
Digs/Set: 17.88 (74)
Blocks/Set: 1.47 (184)
Aces/Set: 1.58 (319)

No. 2 Seed Washington University in St. Louis 25-7 (No. 2 Central Region, No. 13 AVCA)
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Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Red & green
Enrollment: 15,155
Founded: 1853
Famous Attendee: Tennessee Williams, playwright
Key Wins: Illinois Wesleyan (3-2); Birmingham-Southern (3-0); Carthage (3-1); Cal Lutheran (3-1); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-1); Colorado College (3-2); Carnegie Mellon (3-2)(3-1); Rochester (3-2); Wartburg (3-1); Texas Dallas (3-0).
Losses: Berry (2-3); Hope (2-3); Juniata (0-3); Chicago (0-3)(1-3); Emory (0-3); Aurora (0-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Senior MB Julianne Malek (1st); senior OH Ifeoma Ufondu (1st); junior L Zoe Baxter (1st); junior MB Leila King (2nd); sophomore S Kirby Knapp (HM).
All-Region Players (Central): Senior MB Julianne Malek (1st); senior OH Ifeoma Ufondu (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Ifeoma Ufondu 356; Julianne Malek 331; Tricia Brown 176
Assists: Kirby Knapp 1,004; Chloe Stile 126; Zoe Baxter 80
Aces: J. Malek 49; Z. Baxter 26; Natalie Stephanus 24
Digs: Z. Baxter 529; N. Stephanus 248; K. Knapp 244
Blocks: J. Malek 103; Leila King 92; I. Ufondu 59

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.59 (71)
Hitting Percentage: .226 (35)
Digs/Set: 15.66 (248)
Blocks/Set: 2.06 (27)
Aces/Set: 1.47 (357)

No. 3 Seed Illinois Wesleyan University 25-5 (No. 3 Midwest Region, No. 11 AVCA)
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Location: Bloomington, Ill.
Nickname: Titans
Colors: Green & White
Enrollment: 1,893
Founded: 1850
Famous Attendee: Dave Kindred, sportswriter
Key Wins: Emory (3-1); Whittier (3-2); Aurora (3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-2); Trinity-TX (3-2); Wittenberg (3-0); Concordia Wisconsin (3-1); Cornell (3-1); Carthage (3-1)(3-1).
Losses: Texas Tyler (1-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3); Chicago (1-3); Calvin (1-3); DePauw (2-3).
All-Conference Players (CCIW): Senior OH Tyler Brown (Player of the Year); senior OH Rachel Burkman (1st); senior S Leah Seielstad (1st); senior MH Heidi Dague (2nd); freshman MH Bev Ryan (2nd); freshman S Madi Corey (2nd); HC Kim Nelson-Brown (Coach of the Year.
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior OH Tyler Brown (Player of the Year); senior OH Rachel Burkman (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Tyler Brown 426; Rachel Burkman 392; Jessica McCall 196
Assists: Leah Seielstad 664; Madi Corey 452; Caitlin Meyer 75
Aces: M. Corey 34; J. McCall 33; T. Brown 32
Digs: T. Brown 545; R. Burkman 330; Amber Juarez 314
Blocks: Heidi Dague 100; Bev Ryan 62; R. Burkman 51

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.48 (15)
Hitting Percentage: .235 (23)
Digs/Set: 17.66 (92)
Blocks/Set: 1.75 (86)
Aces/Set: 1.62 (306)

No. 4 Seed Trinity University 25-6 (No. 4 West Region, No. 12 AVCA)
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Location: San Antonio, Texas
Nickname: Tigers
Colors: Maroon & white
Enrollment: 2,606
Founded: 1869
Famous Attendee: Alice Walton, businesswoman
Key Wins: Cabrini (3-0); Gustavus Adolphus (3-1); Southwestern (3-0)(3-2); UW-Stevens Point (3-1); Aurora (3-1); La Verne (3-1); Rose-Hulman (3-0); Colorado College (3-2); Mary Hardin-Baylor (3-1).
Losses: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (2-3); Texas Dallas (2-3); Chicago (1-3); Illinois Wesleyan (2-3); Colorado College (2-3); Southwestern (1-3).
All-Conference Players (SCAC): Junior S Katrina Lieberman (1st); senior OH Madeline McKay (1st); senior L Sarah Mullens (2nd); senior RS Jade Schoenberger (2nd); freshman MB Emily Ellis (2nd).
All-Region Players (West): Junior S Katrina Lieberman (1st); senior OH Madeline McKay (1st); senior RS Jade Schoenberger (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Madeline McKay 362; Avery Tuggle 275; Jade Schoenberger 230
Assists: Katrina Lieberman 1,217; Sarah Mullens 81; Lexie Acevedo 56
Aces: S. Mullens 56; Annie Rose Leggett 43; A. Tuggle 25
Digs: S. Mullens 493; A. Tuggle 335; K. Lieberman 283
Blocks: Emma Funk 73; Emily Ellis 57; J. Schoenberger 56

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.56 (10)
Hitting Percentage: .257 (6)
Digs/Set: 17.69 (88)
Blocks/Set: 1.76 (84)
Aces/Set: 1.80 (230)

No. 5 Seed Aurora University 23-8 (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).
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 OH Katie Vondra (1st); senior S Emily Lines (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Katie Vondra 413; Imani Freeman 288; Karli Chambers 272
Assists: Emily Lines 1,113; Miranda Cada 107; Julia Wood 83
Aces: K. Vondra 46; E. Lines 24; Makayla Fincher 23
Digs: J. Wood 441; K. Vondra 351; E. Lines 328
Blocks: Lindsey Simpson 102; Samantha Weising 89; K. Vondra 51

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.59 (9)
Hitting Percentage: .212 (64)
Digs/Set: 18.21 (58)
Blocks/Set: 1.95 (41)
Aces/Set: 1.44 (363)

No. 6 Seed California Lutheran University 18-11 (No. 5 West Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Nickname: Regals
Colors: Purple & gold
Enrollment: 4,282
Founded: 1959
Famous Attendee: Moe Set Wine, Miss Universe
Key Wins: Johnson & Wales-RI (3-1); Carthage (3-1); Whittier (3-1); La Verne (3-0); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-2); Chapman (3-2)(3-1).
Losses: Mary Hardin-Baylor (2-3); Clarkson (2-3); La Verne (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (1-3); Texas Dallas (1-3); Juniata (2-3); Chapman (1-3); Pomona-Pitzer (2-3); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1-3)(0-3); Whittier (1-3).
All-Conference Players (SCIAC): Senior OH Amanda Roberts (1st); freshman MB Maci Haddad (1st); senior S Steph Rolfson (2nd).
All-Region Players (West): Freshman MB Maci Haddad (1st, Freshman of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Amanda Roberts 341; Maci Haddad 274; Paris Dosch 134
Assists: Steph Rolfson 782; Jennifer Kent 389; Carly Rose Howard 77
Aces: A. Roberts 31; Julia Trento 26; CR Howard 25
Digs: CR Howard 454; A. Roberts 333; Sarah Hein 227
Blocks: M. Haddad 116; Taylor Johnson 51; P. Dosch 39

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.55 (74)
Hitting Percentage: .190 (132)
Digs/Set: 17.30 (117)
Blocks/Set: 2.00 (35)
Aces/Set: 1.56 (328)

No. 7 Seed Cornell College 18-9 (NR Midwest Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Mount Vernon, Iowa
Nickname: Rams
Colors: Purple & white
Enrollment: 1,033
Founded: 1853
Famous Attendee: James Daly, actor
Key Wins: Rose-Hulman (3-2); Augsburg (3-1); Dubuque (3-1).
Losses: Chicago (2-3); Coe (0-3); UW-La Crosse (0-3); St. Thomas (1-3); Wartburg (1-3)(1-3); UW-River Falls (1-3); Saint Benedict (1-3); Illinois Wesleyan (1-3).
All-Conference Players (MWC): Senior MB Nicole Ciari (Player of the Year); senior S Jillian Schulte (1st); freshman OH Alissa McEndaffer (2nd); sophomore MB Allison Eikenberry (2nd).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior MB Nicole Ciari (1st); senior S Jillian Schulte (1st); freshman OH Alissa McEndaffer (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Nicole Ciari 400; Alissa McEndaffer 304; Allison Eikenberry 267
Assists: Jillian Schulte 1,084; Sydney Meeker 39; Barbie Becker 23
Aces: N. Ciari 33; J. Schulte 32; Katie Wycoff 24
Digs: S. Meeker 497; B. Becker 343; J. Schulte 206
Blocks: N. Ciari 82; A. Eikenberry 48; Amber Frazier 36

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 13.40 (25)
Hitting Percentage: .225 (39)
Digs/Set: 18.23 (57)
Blocks/Set: 1.46 (188)
Aces/Set: 1.62 (304)

No. 8 Seed University of Dubuque 24-8 (NR Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Nickname: Spartans
Colors: Blue & white
Enrollment: 2,190
Founded: 1852
Famous Attendee: Tony Danza, actor
Key Wins: Sewanee (3-2); Wartburg (3-1)(3-1).
Losses: Birmingham-Southern (1-3); Augustana (0-3); Gustavus Adolphus (0-3); Cornell (1-3); Marian (0-3); Carroll (0-3); Buena Vista (2-3); Simpson (1-3).
All-Conference Players (ARC): Junior OH Kara Wright (Player of the Year); freshman S Kate Messino (1st, Freshman of the Year); senior L Jenna Runde (1st); junior MH Rylee Andresen (HM); HC April Elsbernd (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior OH Kara Wright (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Kara Wright 407; Rylee Andresen 242; Sarrah Farraday 171
Assists: Kate Messino 1,137; Jenna Runde 96; Grace Strawser 28
Aces: J. Runde 41; K. Messino 37; G. Strawser 31
Digs: J. Runde 556; K. Wright 382; G. Strawser 380
Blocks: R. Andresen 89; K. Wright 58; Paige Harbort 48

Team Stats (National Rank)
Kills/Set: 12.27 (59)
Hitting Percentage: .176 (167)
Digs/Set: 19.26 (7)
Blocks/Set: 1.79 (60)
Aces/Set: 1.49 (312)

-Ricky Nelson

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