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2019 St. Thomas Regional Guide

Also See:
Calvin Regional Guide
Chicago Regional Guide

8 To Watch
Ellie Meyer, St. Thomas senior libero
Lexi Wall, St. Olaf junior setter
Hunter Weiss, Saint Benedict junior opposite
April Gehl, Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior outside
Corrina Evans, Augsburg junior middle
Arianna Barrett, Wisconsin-Eau Claire sophomore opposite
Sydney Schwitters, Northwestern sophomore setter
Kara Wright, Dubuque senior outside

Regional Webpages
St. Thomas
Calvin
Chicago
Emory
Johns Hopkins
Christopher Newport
Tufts
Clarkson

Printable Bracket
Interactive Bracket
Championship Digital Program

Schedule at Schoenecker Arena in St. Paul, Minn.
Nov. 14
 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #3 Saint Benedict (23-5) 3 vs. #6 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (20-9) 1
3 p.m. #2 St. Olaf (26-5) 1 vs. #7 Northwestern (24-8) 3
5:30 p.m. #4 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (26-8) 3 vs. #5 Augsburg (23-6) 2
8 p.m. #1 St. Thomas (29-4) 3 vs. #8 Dubuque (22-10) 1
Nov. 15
4:30 p.m. #3 Saint Benedict (24-5) 3 vs. #7 Northwestern (25-8) 2
7 p.m. #1 St. Thomas (30-4) 0 vs. #4 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (27-8) 3
Nov. 16
7 p.m. #3 Saint Benedict (25-5) 3 vs. #4 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (28-8) 2

ST. THOMAS REGIONAL TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Seed University of St. Thomas 29-4 (No. 1 Central Region, No. 12 AVCA)
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Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Tommies
Enrollment: 6,199
Founded: 1885
Famous Attendee: John Vachon, photographer
Key Wins: UMass Boston (3-0); UW-La Crosse (3-0); Dubuque (3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-1); St. Olaf (3-1)(3-1); Millikin (3-0); UW-Stevens Point (3-2); Stevens (3-1); Northwestern (3-0); Saint Benedict (3-0); Augsburg (3-1)(3-2).
Losses: Carthage (0-3); UW-Eau Claire (0-3); UW-Oshkosh (2-3); IL Wesleyan (1-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Senior L Ellie Meyer (1st, Defensive Player of the Year); sophomore S Grace Anetipa (1st); freshman MB Selena Levendoski (1st, Freshman of the Year); senior OH Madie Kroehler (1st); freshman RS Kate Achenbach (1st); Thanh Pham (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Central): Senior L Ellie Meyer (1st); Grace Anetipa (1st); freshman MB Selena Levendoski (1st, Freshman of the Year); Thanh Pham (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Madie Kroehler 319; Selena Levendoski 305; Fran Egan 303; Kate Achenbach 269
Assists: Grace Anetipa 1,256; Ellie Meyer 113; M. Kroehler 32; Meghan Mazzola 26
Aces: M. Kroehler 33; E. Meyer 29; M. Mazzola 28; S. Levendoski 22
Digs: E. Meyer 627; M. Kroehler 366; M. Mazzola 358; G. Anetipa 334
Blocks: Hannah Braun 68; S. Levendoski 55; K. Achenbach 50; F. Egan 29

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.84 (8)
Hitting Percentage: .193 (103)
Digs: 19.05 (32)
Blocks: 1.44 (180)
Aces: 1.32 (401)

No. 2 Seed St. Olaf College 26-5 (No. 2 Central Region, No. 23 AVCA)
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Location: Northfield, Minn.
Nickname: Oles
Enrollment: 3,048
Founded: 1874
Famous Attendee: Barry Morrow, screenwriter
Key Wins: Chapman (0-3); CA Lutheran (3-1); UW-Stevens Point (3-2); UW-Platteville (3-1); Loras (3-2); Augsburg (3-2); Northwestern (3-0); Saint Benedict (3-0)(3-1).
Losses: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1-3); St. Thomas-MN (1-3)(1-3); Gustavus Adolphus (0-3); Saint Mary’s-MN (1-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Junior S Lexi Wall (1st); senior OH Lauren Rewers (1st); sophomore MB Katelyn Lannom (1st); senior L Emily Jarnigan (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior S Lexi Wall (1st); senior OH Lauren Rewers (1st); sophomore MB Katelyn Lannom (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Lauren Rewers 419; Summer Reid 346; Katelyn Lannom 341; Morgan Marxer 267
Assists: Lexi Wall 1,392; Emily Jarnigan 98; L. Rewers 12; Jordan Melz 10
Aces: K. Lannom 52; L. Rewers 45; E. Jarnigan & L. Wall 25
Digs: E. Jarnigan 654; L. Wall 335; L. Rewers 287; J. Melz 231
Blocks: K. Lannom 88; L. Rewers 66; Nicole Banitt 63; L. Wall 42

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.63 (15)
Hitting Percentage: .229 (27)
Digs: 17.16 (132)
Blocks: 1.55 (147)
Aces: 1.76 (265)

No. 3 Seed College of Saint Benedict 23-5 (No. 3 Central Region, No. 15 AVCA)
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Location: St. Joseph, Minn.
Nickname: Bennies
Enrollment: 1,782
Founded: 1913
Famous Attendee: Kimberly Blaeser, poet
Key Wins: Mary Hardin-Baylor (3-1); UW-Eau Claire (3-1); Northwestern (3-0)(3-1); Augsburg (3-0).
Losses: Trinity-TX (1-3); Saint Mary’s-MN (1-3); St. Olaf (0-3)(1-3); St. Thomas-MN (0-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Junior RS Hunter Weiss (Player of the Year); junior MB Madison Weiss (1st); junior S Katie Koch (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior RS Hunter Weiss (Player of the Year); junior MB Madison Weiss (1st); junior S Katie Koch (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Hunter Weiss 376; Madison Weiss 339; Gabby Heying 258; Emily Marso 132
Assists: Katie Koch 1,104; Haley LaValle 35; H. Weiss 28; Bridget McDonald 27
Aces: Mary Wenisch 24; H. LaValle 19; B. McDonald 18; G. Heying 16
Digs: H. LaValle 453; M. Wenisch 306; K. Koch 275; B. McDonald 253
Blocks: M. Weiss 169; H. Weiss 104; E. Marso 51; G. Heying 37

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.74 (10)
Hitting Percentage: .253 (9)
Digs: 17.82 (89)
Blocks: 2.33 (7)
Aces: 1.37 (391)

No. 4 Seed University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 26-8 (No. 3 Midwest Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: Stevens Point, Wis.
Nickname: Pointers
Enrollment: 7,725
Founded: 1894
Famous Attendee: Jordan Zimmerman, MLB player
Key Wins: DePauw (3-0); Chicago (3-0); Concordia WI (3-2); Millikin (3-0)(3-0); Loras (3-1); Dubuque (3-1); UW-Oshkosh (3-0); UW-La Crosse (3-0)(3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-2)(3-2); UW-Eau Claire (3-1).
Losses: UT Dallas (0-3); Bethel (1-3); St. Olaf (2-3); St. Thomas-MN (2-3); UW-Platteville (2-3); Carthage (1-3); UW-Eau Claire (1-3); Concordia WI (0-3).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Senior OH April Gehl (Player of the Year); junior S Ellie Adams (1st); senior RS Tara Emme (HM).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior OH April Gehl (Player of the Year); junior S Ellie Adams (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: April Gehl 608; Tara Emme 341; Megan Lau 219; Maddie Lawson 208
Assists: Ellie Adams 1,329; Emma Peterson 130; A. Gehl 38; Mazie Nagel 22
Aces: M. Nagel 33; E. Adams 31; A. Gehl 29; M. Lawson 24
Digs: E. Peterson 544; A. Gehl 485; E. Adams 395; M. Nagel 332
Blocks: M. Lawson 121; Hailey Jarr 92; A. Gehl 66; T. Emme 61

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.40 (17)
Hitting Percentage: .214 (60)
Digs: 17.99 (81)
Blocks: 1.94 (31)
Aces: 1.27 (410)

No. 5 Seed Augsburg University 23-6 (No. 5 Central Region, No. 16 AVCA)
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Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
Nickname: Auggies
Enrollment: 3,015
Founded: 1869
Famous Attendee: Devean George, NBA player
Key Wins: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-2); Chapman (3-1); UW-Whitewater (3-2); UW-Eau Claire (3-2); UMass Boston (3-0); Dubuque (3-0); UW-La Crosse (3-1); Stevens (3-1).
Losses: CA Lutheran (0-3); Loras (1-3); St. Olaf (2-3); Saint Benedict (0-3); St. Thomas-MN (1-3)(2-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAC): Junior MB Corrina Evans (1st); sophomore OH Kayla Gjerde (1st); senior RS Megan Quam (1st).
All-Region Players (Central): Junior MB Corrina Evans (1st); sophomore OH Kayla Gjerde (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Kayla Gjerde 277; Corrina Evans 253; Megan Quam 189; Maddie Nierengarten 182
Assists: Izzy Barr 519; Lexie Lang 478; Jaelin Rios 70; C. Evans 39
Aces: I. Barr 67; M. Nierengarten 35; J. Rios 23; L. Lang 22
Digs: J. Rios 398; K. Gjerde 269; M. Nierengarten 250; I. Barr 245
Blocks: C. Evans 118; Jade Fullerton 97; M. Quam 78; Jade Boysen 66

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 12.21 (86)
Hitting Percentage: .223 (41)
Digs: 15.76 (222)
Blocks: 2.32 (4)
Aces: 1.86 (223)

No. 6 Seed University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 20-9 (No. 4 Midwest Region, RV AVCA)
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Location: Eau Claire, Wis.
Nickname: Blugolds
Enrollment: 10,022
Founded: 1916
Famous Attendee: Justin Vernon, musician
Key Wins: Christopher Newport (3-1); Marymount (3-0); UMass Boston (3-0); St. Thomas-MN (3-0); UW-La Crosse (3-2); UW-Stevens Point (3-1); UW-Platteville (3-1); Millikin (3-0); UW-Oshkosh (3-0); Chicago (3-1).
Losses: Juniata (0-3); Saint Benedict (1-3); Augsburg (2-3); Carthage (1-3); UW-Whitewater (0-3); Cornell (0-3); Northwestern (1-3); UW-Stout (2-3); UW-Stevens Point (1-3).
All-Conference Players (WIAC): Sophomore RS Arianna Barrett (1st); junior MB Kendra Baierl (1st); junior OH Makenzie Bachmann (HM).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Sophomore RS Arianna Barrett (1st); junior MB Kendra Baierl (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Arianna Barrett 379; Makenzie Bachmann 241; Kendra Baierl 228; Sarah Kuchcik 192
Assists: Abbey Pederson 739; Leah Witzel 437; Taylor Scalia 72; A. Barrett 18
Aces: A. Barrett 28; M. Bachmann 25; Sheridan Dettmann 19; T. Scalia 17
Digs: T. Scalia 545; M. Bachmann 370; A. Barrett 254; S. Dettmann 246
Blocks: K. Baierl 84; Krista Meyer 76; A. Barrett 72; Abby Volk 42

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 12.67 (49)
Hitting Percentage: .191 (104)
Digs: 18.20 (67)
Blocks: 1.90 (57)
Aces: 1.30 (407)

No. 7 Seed University of Northwestern-St. Paul 24-8 (No. 7 Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: St. Paul, Minn.
Nickname: Eagles
Enrollment: 1,800
Founded: 1902
Famous Attendee: Kenneth Barker, scholar
Key Wins: UW-Eau Claire (3-1); Stevens (3-2); Hunter (3-0).
Losses: Bethel (0-3); Saint Benedict (0-3)(1-3); St. Catherine (0-3); St. Scholastica (2-3); St. Olaf (0-3); St. Thomas (0-3); Wartburg (2-3).
All-Conference Players (UMAC): Sophomore S Sydney Schwitters (Player of the Year); freshman L Marylyn Schroyer (1st); junior OH Jenay Fuglestad (2nd); junior OH Kalley Schwitters (2nd); senior MB Anna Gasch (2nd); freshman RS Kendra Hardy (HM).
All-Region Players (Central): Sophomore S Sydney Schwitters (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Jenay Fuglestad 355; Kalley Schwitters 337; Kendra Hardy 265; Anna Gasch 173
Assists: Sydney Schwitters 1,113; Hope Kapelke 107; Marylyn Schroyer 53; K. Schwitters 23
Aces: Lucy Pelzel 47; K. Schwitters 42; Kate Rogers 30; K. Hardy 28
Digs: M. Schroyer 633; K. Schwitters 376; S. Schwitters 281; K. Rogers 244
Blocks: A. Gasch 86; Soleil Newland 67; K. Hardy 65; K. Schwitters 44

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.28 (22)
Hitting Percentage: .225 (34)
Digs: 18.29 (61)
Blocks: 1.70 (97)
Aces: 1.89 (212)

No. 8 Seed University of Dubuque 22-10 (No. 8 Central Region, NR AVCA)
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Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Nickname: Spartans
Enrollment: 2,200
Founded: 1852
Famous Attendee: Sol Butler, athlete
Key Wins: UW-Oshkosh (3-2); Loras (3-0)(3-2); Wartburg (3-1).
Losses: UW-La Crosse (2-3); St. Thomas-MN (0-3); Augsburg (0-3); Chicago (1-3); Coe (1-3); Wartburg (2-3); UW-Stout (1-3); UW-Stevens Point (1-3); Buena Vista (0-3); UW-Platteville (2-3).
All-Conference Players (ARC): Senior OH Kara Wright (1st); freshman OH Grace Hintze (1st); sophomore S Kate Messino (HM); sophomore OH Darby Hawtrey (HM).
All-Region Players (Central): [None].

Team Leaders
Kills: Kara Wright 367; Grace Hintze 337; Darby Hawtrey 196; Rylee Andresen 194
Assists: Kate Messino 1,075; Grace Strawser 101; Kaylynn Murray 98; K. Wright 32
Aces: G. Strawser 42; Hanna Horsfield 35; K. Wright 33; K. Messino 25
Digs: G. Strawser 723; K. Wright 430; K. Messino 383; H. Horsfield 346
Blocks: R. Andresen 110; Shauna McAleer 56; K. Wright 55; Sarrah Farraday 38

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 12.01 (117)
Hitting Percentage: .173 (173)
Digs: 20.13 (9)
Blocks: 1.67 (112)
Aces: 1.41 (385)

-Ricky Nelson

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