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2019 Nationals Guide

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Also See:
Calvin Regional Guide
Chicago Regional Guide
St. Thomas Regional Guide

8 To Watch
Leah Saunders, Emory junior opposite
Natalie Aston, Johns Hopkins junior setter
Sarah DeVries, Calvin senior setter/middle
Megan Behrendt, Carthage senior outside
Caroline Flaharty, Bowdoin senior outside
Avery Tuggle, Trinity (Texas) junior outside
Hunter Weiss, Saint Benedict junior opposite
Rachel Reusch, Clarkson senior middle

Links Of Interest
Nationals Website
Printable Bracket
Interactive Bracket
Championship Digital Program

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

Schedule at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nov. 21
 (times central)
12:30 p.m. #1 Emory (32-2) 3 vs. Clarkson (28-5) 2
3 p.m. #4 Carthage (30-3) 3 vs. Bowdoin (21-7) 0
5:30 p.m. #6 Johns Hopkins (32-0) 3 vs. #15 Saint Benedict (26-5) 0
8 p.m. #3 Calvin (27-2) 2 vs. #7 Trinity (Texas) (36-4) 3
Nov. 22
5 p.m. #1 Emory (33-2) 3 vs. #4 Carthage (31-3) 2
7:30 p.m. #6 Johns Hopkins (33-0) 3 vs. #7 Trinity (Texas) (37-4) 1
Nov. 23
7 p.m. #1 Emory (34-2) 0 vs. #6 Johns Hopkins (34-0) 3

2019 NATIONALS TEAM CAPSULES

No. 1 Seed Emory University 32-2 (No. 1 South Region, No. 1 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats Twitter Facebook Instagram
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Nickname: Eagles
Enrollment: 8,079
Founded: 1836
Famous Attendee: Alben Barkley, 35th Vice President
Key Wins: Johnson & Wales-RI (3-1); Sewanee (3-1); Christopher Newport (3-0); Berry (3-2)(3-0); Juniata (3-0); CA Lutheran (3-0); Carnegie Mellon (3-0); Washington-St. Louis (3-1)(3-2); NY University (3-1); Birmingham-Southern (3-1); Hendrix (3-0); UW-Whitewater (3-1); Susquehanna (3-2); Wittenberg (3-2); Washington & Lee (3-1); Chicago (3-2); Notre Dame (3-0); Transylvania (3-1); Colorado College (3-0).
Losses: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-3); Chicago (1-3).
All-Conference Players (UAA): Junior RS Leah Saunders (Most Valuable Player); freshman S Cassie Srb (1st, Rookie of the Year); senior OH Morgan McKnight (1st); sophomore OH Tara Martin (1st); senior L Elyse Thompson (2nd); junior MH Maggie Rimmel (HM).
All-Region Players (South): Junior RS Leah Saunders (Player of the Year); freshman S Cassie Srb (1st, Freshman of the Year); senior OH Morgan McKnight (1st); sophomore OH Tara Martin (1st); senior L Elyse Thompson (1st); Jenny McDowell (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players:
Junior RS Leah Saunders (1st); senior OH Morgan McKnight (2nd); sophomore OH Tara Martin (2nd); freshman S Cassie Srb (HM); senior L Elyse Thompson (HM); Jenny McDowell (Coach of the Year).

Team Leaders
Kills: Morgan McKnight 397; Leah Saunders 379; Tara Martin 363; Maggie Rimmel 142
Assists: Cassie Srb 1,338; Elyse Thompson 72; L. Saunders 43; Maureen Schick 23
Aces: E. Thompson 59; L. Saunders 43; C. Srb & Logan van Reken 20
Digs: E. Thompson 508; L. Saunders 298; C. Srb 215; M. Schick 185
Blocks: Finn Wilkins 62; M. Rimmel 56; L. Saunders 52; M. McKnight 47

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.63 (15)
Hitting Percentage: .247 (11)
Digs: 14.82 (332)
Blocks: 1.70 (94)
Aces: 1.71 (274)

No. 2 Seed Johns Hopkins University 32-0 (No. 1 Mid-Atlantic Region, No. 6 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats Twitter Facebook Instagram
Location: Baltimore, Md.
Nickname: Blue Jays
Enrollment: 5,615
Founded: 1876
Famous Attendee: Woodrow Wilson, 28th President
Key Wins: Millikin (3-0); Stevens (3-1)(3-0); Randolph-Macon (3-2); VA Wesleyan (3-0); Washington & Lee (3-0); Mary Washington (3-1)(3-0); Clarkson (3-0); Rochester Tech (3-0); Ithaca (3-1); Juniata (3-1); Arcadia (3-0); Stevenson (3-1); Susquehanna (3-0); Franklin & Marshall (3-0)(3-0); Manhattanville (3-0); Stockton (3-0).
Losses: [None].
All-Conference Players (Centennial): Junior S Natalie Aston (Player of the Year); junior OH Simone Bliss (1st); senior OH Louisa Kishton (1st); sophomore RS Eleni Panagopolous (2nd); junior OH Nicole Hada (HM); Matt Troy (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Mid-Atlantic): Junior S Natalie Aston (Player of the Year); junior OH Simone Bliss (1st); senior OH Louisa Kishton (1st); sophomore RS Eleni Panagopolous (1st); Matt Troy (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players:
Junior S Natalie Aston (1st); junior OH Simone Bliss (1st); senior OH Louisa Kishton (2nd); sophomore RS Eleni Panagopolous (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Simone Bliss 383; Louisa Kishton 343; Eleni Panagopolous 312; Lauren Anthony 181
Assists: Natalie Aston 1,036; Annelisa O’Neal 98; Nicole Hada 60; S. Bliss 40
Aces: N. Aston 71; E. Panagopolous 50; S. Bliss 29; L. Kishton 28
Digs: L. Kishton 362; S. Bliss 287; N. Aston 277; Morgan Wu 228
Blocks: L. Anthony 83; N. Aston 75; Hannah Korslund 67; E. Panagopolous 40

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.99 (4)
Hitting Percentage: .313 (1)
Digs: 16.05 (230)
Blocks: 1.72 (88)
Aces: 2.50 (38)

No. 3 Seed Calvin University 27-2 (No. 1 Great Lakes Region, No. 3 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats Twitter Facebook Instagram
Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nickname: Knights
Enrollment: 3,918
Founded: 1876
Famous Attendee: Marc Evan Jackson, actor
Key Wins: Ohio Northern (3-1)(3-1); Transylvania (3-0); Wittenberg (3-0); DePauw (3-0)(3-0); Christopher Newport (3-1); Hope (3-0)(3-1)(3-1); Ithaca (3-0); Carthage (3-1).
Losses: Chicago (1-3); Hope (1-3).
All-Conference Players (MIAA): Senior MH/S Sarah DeVries (Most Valuable Player); sophomore OH Kelsey Smith (1st); freshman L Aubrey Wrubel (2nd, Defensive Player of the Year).
All-Region Players (Great Lakes): Senior MH/S Sarah DeVries (Player of the Year); sophomore OH Kelsey Smith (1st); freshman L Aubrey Wrubel (HM, Freshman of the Year).
All-America Players: Senior MH/S Sarah DeVries (Player of the Year); sophomore OH Kelsey Smith (2nd).

Team Leaders
Kills: Sarah DeVries 410; Kelsey Smith 266; Heidi Westra 199; Grace Kellogg 142
Assists: Anna Schriemer 547; S. DeVries 458; Aubrey Wrubel 72; Grace Selman 43
Aces: G. Kellogg 43; A. Schriemer 41; K. Smith & A. Wrubel 33
Digs: A. Wrubel 383; G. Kellogg 230; S. DeVries 195; A. Schriemer 193
Blocks: S. DeVries 114; McKenna Covey 75; H. Westra 52; K. Smith 45

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.73 (11)
Hitting Percentage: .284 (3)
Digs: 15.08 (309)
Blocks: 2.20 (12)
Aces: 2.36 (61)

No. 4 Seed Carthage College 30-3 (No. 2 Midwest Region, No. 4 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats Twitter Facebook Instagram
Location: Kenosha, Wis.
Nickname: Lady Reds
Enrollment: 2,800
Founded: 1847
Famous Attendee: David Holliday, actor
Key Wins: Whitworth (3-0); Concordia WI (3-0)(3-1); St. Thomas-MN (3-0); UW-Eau Claire (3-1); UW-Stevens Point (3-1); Hope (3-0); Millikin (3-0)(3-2); Aurora (3-0); Grinnell (3-0); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-2); Chicago (3-2).
Losses: UW-Whitewater (1-3); Chicago (1-3); Calvin (1-3).
All-Conference Players (CCIW): Senior OH Megan Behrendt (Player of the Year); senior S Ellie LeCount (1st); senior OH Shannon Kebisek (1st); junior RS Haley Horner (1st); sophomore MB Nicole Acton (1st); junior RS Andrea Kozak (1st); senior L Laura de Rosales (2nd); Leanne Ulmer (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (Midwest): Senior OH Megan Behrendt (1st); senior S Ellie LeCount (1st); junior RS Haley Horner (1st).
All-America Players: Senior S Ellie LeCount (1st); senior OH Megan Behrendt (3rd); junior RS Haley Horner (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Haley Horner 342; Megan Behrendt 324; Shannon Kebisek 250; Nicole Acton 187
Assists: Ellie LeCount 1,168; Laura de Rosales 81; Kathryn Shuty 38; M. Behrendt 34
Aces: E. LeCount 51; Megan Dawrant 36; M. Behrendt 34; Autumn McGee 30
Digs: L. de Rosales 533; M. Behrendt 409; S. Kebisek 337; E. LeCount 306
Blocks: Andrea Kozak 105; H. Horner 104; N. Acton 85; M. Behrendt 47

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.14 (24)
Hitting Percentage: .245 (12)
Digs: 17.84 (89)
Blocks: 2.09 (18)
Aces: 1.93 (194)

No. 5 Seed Bowdoin College 21-7 (No. 6 New England Region, RV AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats Twitter Facebook Instagram
Location: Brunswick, Maine
Nickname: Polar Bears
Enrollment: 1,805
Founded: 1794
Famous Attendee: Franklin Pierce, 14th President
Key Wins: Wellesley (3-2); Johnson & Wales-RI (3-1)(3-0); ME Maritime (3-1); Coast Guard (3-1); Endicott (3-0)(3-0); Amherst (3-0); Wesleyan (3-2); Tufts (3-2).
Losses: Wellesley (2-3); Wesleyan (0-3)(0-3); Babson (0-3); MIT (0-3); Tufts (0-3)(2-3).
All-Conference Players (NESCAC): Senior OH Caroline Flaharty (1st); sophomore MB Cori Gray (2nd).
All-Region Players (Northeast): Senior OH Caroline Flaharty (1st); sophomore MB Cori Gray (HM); junior RS Ashley Williams (HM).
All-America Players:
Senior OH Caroline Flaharty (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Caroline Flaharty 289; Ashley Williams 246; Sophia Pahl 207; Cori Gray 161
Assists: Kate Kiser 539; Ella Haugen 523; Emily King 82; C. Flaharty 24
Aces: C. Flaharty 35; E. Haugen 33; E. King 30; S. Pahl 29
Digs: E. King 513; C. Flaharty 310; S. Pahl 192; E. Haugen 157
Blocks: C. Gray 114; Jaida Hodge-Adams 55; Danielle Abrams 54; A. Williams 41

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.08 (29)
Hitting Percentage: .229 (26)
Digs: 16.01 (236)
Blocks: 2.00 (23)
Aces: 1.89 (212)

No. 6 Seed Trinity University 36-4 (No. 1 West Region, No. 7 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats Twitter Facebook Instagram
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Nickname: Tigers
Enrollment: 2,430
Founded: 1869
Famous Attendee: Alice Walton, businesswoman
Key Wins: Mary Hardin-Baylor (3-1)(3-1); Saint Benedict (3-1); Aurora (3-0); Juniata (3-1)(3-0); CA Lutheran (3-1); Ohio Northern (3-1); Rowan (3-0); Colorado College (3-0)(3-1); Hunter (3-1); Marymount (3-0).
Losses: Texas Dallas (1-3); Pacific Lutheran (2-3); Washington-St. Louis (2-3); Colorado College (0-3).
All-Conference Players (SCAC): Junior OH Avery Tuggle (Player of the Year); sophomore MB Emily Ellis (1st); junior OH Annie Rose Leggett (1st); Julie Jenkins (Coach of the Year).
All-Region Players (West): Junior OH Avery Tuggle (1st); sophomore MB Emily Ellis (1st); junior OH Annie Rose Leggett (HM). 
All-America Players:
Junior OH Avery Tuggle (2nd); sophomore MB Emily Ellis (2nd).

Team Leaders
Kills: Avery Tuggle 449; Annie Rose Leggett 371; Emily Ellis 317; Sarah Williammee 244
Assists: Lexie Acevedo 718; Katrina Lieberman 441; Marisa Amarino 430; Sami Lin 94
Aces: AR Leggett 55; A. Tuggle 44; S. Lin 34; L. Acevedo 30
Digs: AR Leggett 543; S. Lin 481; A. Tuggle 474; L. Acevedo 276
Blocks: E. Ellis 137; Emma Funk 117; S. Williammee 72; A. Tuggle 62

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.80 (8)
Hitting Percentage: .261 (8)
Digs: 17.63 (96)
Blocks: 2.19 (13)
Aces: 1.70 (286)

No. 7 Seed College of Saint Benedict 26-5 (No. 3 Central Region, No. 15 AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats Twitter Facebook Instagram
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)(3-1); Northwestern (3-0)(3-1)(3-2); Augsburg (3-0); UW-Stevens Point (3-2).
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).
All-America Players: Junior RS Hunter Weiss (Player of the Year); junior MB Madison Weiss (1st).

Team Leaders
Kills: Hunter Weiss 435; Madison Weiss 387; Gabby Heying 290; Emily Marso 152
Assists: Katie Koch 1,256; Haley LaValle 43; H. Weiss 30; Bridget McDonald 28
Aces: Mary Wenisch 24; H. LaValle 21; G. Heying 19; B. McDonald 18
Digs: H. LaValle 521; K. Koch 339; M. Wenisch 338; B. McDonald 298
Blocks: M. Weiss 199; H. Weiss 121; E. Marso 60; G. Heying 43

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 13.67 (12)
Hitting Percentage: .249 (10)
Digs: 18.05 (73)
Blocks: 2.39 (4)
Aces: 1.30 (405)

No. 8 Seed Clarkson University 28-5 (No. 1 New York Region, RV AVCA)
Team Page Roster Schedule Stats Twitter Facebook Instagram
Location: Potsdam, N.Y.
Nickname: Golden Knights
Enrollment: 4,300
Founded: 1896
Famous Attendee: Donald Roeser, musician
Key Wins: Colorado College (3-2); UW-Oshkosh (3-0); Franklin & Marshall (3-2); Heidelberg (3-1); St. Lawrence (3-0)(3-0); Arcadia (3-0); Geneseo (3-1); Ithaca (3-1)(3-2)(3-2); St. John Fisher (3-0); Westfield St. (3-0); Wellesley (3-1).
Losses: Johns Hopkins (0-3); Mount Union (1-3); Susquehanna (0-3); Rochester Tech (2-3); Brockport (1-3).
All-Conference Players (Liberty): Senior MH Rachel Reusch (Player of the Year); senior L Kate Isaksen (1st); freshman OH Kristin Werdine (2nd, Freshman of the Year); freshman S Isabelle Crow (2nd); Coaching Staff of the Year.
All-Region Players (New York): Senior MH Rachel Reusch (1st); senior L Kate Isaksen (1st); Carol LaMarche (Coach of the Year).
All-America Players:
Senior L Kate Isaksen (2nd); senior MH Rachel Reusch (HM).

Team Leaders
Kills: Rachel Reusch 395; Kristin Werdine 278; Gillian Kurtic 232; Maddie Bredehoeft 219
Assists: Isabelle Crow 961; Haley Aud 222; Kate Isaksen 80; Amanda Collins 17
Aces: K. Werdine 74; I. Crow 48; K. Isaksen 42; R. Reusch 31
Digs: K. Isaksen 705; K. Werdine 306; I. Crow 250; Emma Baxter 210
Blocks: R. Reusch 81; G. Kurtic 68; Delaney Harrison 33; M. Bredehoeft 26

Team Per-Set Stats (National Rank)
Kills: 12.52 (64)
Hitting Percentage: .219 (43)
Digs: 18.03 (84)
Blocks: 1.40 (204)
Aces: 2.36 (62)

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

November 17, 2019 at 10:57 pm

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