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NCAA reveals final 8 seeds

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Wittenberg will be seeded first at this weekend’s final tournament in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Tigers are set to face No. 8 seed Swarthmore.

The other matchups:
No. 2 seed Emory vs. No. 7 seed Ithaca
No. 3 seed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. No. 6 seed Gustavus Adolphus
No. 4 seed Johnson & Wales (R.I.) vs. No. 5 seed Calvin

-Ricky Nelson

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November 12, 2017 at 11:12 pm

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11/12/17: #3 Witt, #6 CMS, #8 JWU, Ithaca, Swat win regional titles

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November 12, 2017 at 12:03 am

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11/11/17: #2 Calvin, #7 Emory, #16 Gustavus punch tickets to Grand Rapids

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To you headline truthers, yes, Calvin was probably gonna head in that direction regardless.
Have fun being asked to pronounce Gustavus Adolphus all week, Gustavus Adolphus.

Illinois Wesleyan Regional Final
#2 Calvin 3, #17 Carthage 2 Calvin’s DeVries had 16 kills, 22 digs.

Northwestern Regional Final
#16 Gustavus Adolphus 3, #9 Northwestern 1 GAC’s K. Holtan had 20 kills.

Emory Regional Final
#7 Emory 3, Berry 0 EU’s Carr had 11 kills.

Otterbein Regional Semifinals
#3 Wittenberg 3, #19 Juniata 1 WU’s Fischer had 6 kills, 6 aces.
#20 Ohio Northern 3, #25 Otterbein 0 ONU’s Jordan hit 18-1-30.

Stevenson Regional Semifinals
Swarthmore 3, #10 Carnegie Mellon 0 SC’s den Braven had 15 kills, 24 digs.
#12 Johns Hopkins 3, #15 Stevenson 1 JHU’s Bliss had 17 kills.

Johnson & Wales (R.I.) Regional Semifinals
#8 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 3, Wesleyan 2 JWU’s Leidhold had 17 kills.
#18 MIT 3, Tufts 2 MIT’s Bertics had 31 kills, 10 digs.

Clarkson Regional Semifinals
Ithaca 3, Stevens 1 IC’s Cerruti had 17 kills.
Babson 3, Clarkson 2 BC’s Puccio had 25 kills, 14 digs.

Southwestern Regional Semifinals
#1 Colorado College 3, Pacific Lutheran 2 CC’s Mullen had 25 kills, 13 digs.
#6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, #5 Southwestern 1 CMS’s Moore had 10 kills, 6 blocks.

-Ricky Nelson

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November 11, 2017 at 12:05 am

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11/10/17: Finals set in Atlanta, Bloomington, St. Paul

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Illinois Wesleyan Regional Semifinals
#2 Calvin 3, #11 Millikin 0 CC’s Lodewyk hit 7-0-10 with 26 assists.
#17 Carthage 3, #14 Illinois Wesleyan 2 CC’s Kisten had 20 kills.

Northwestern Regional Semifinals
#9 Northwestern 3, Wisconsin-La Crosse 0 UNW’s Peterson had 16 kills, 13 digs.
#16 Gustavus Adolphus 3, Wartburg 1 GAC’s Albers had 20 kills, 18 digs.

Emory Regional Semifinals
#7 Emory 3, #23 Christopher Newport 0 EU’s Dzurik had 10 kills.
Berry 3, Covenant 2 BC’s Hancock had 27 kills, 27 digs.

Otterbein Regional Quarterfinals
#3 Wittenberg 3, Penn St. Behrend 0 WU outhit PSUB, .391 to .075.
#19 Juniata 3, Brockport 1 JC’s Taylor had 11 kills.
#20 Ohio Northern 3, DePauw 2 ONU’s Huppert had 17 kills.
#25 Otterbein 3, Cabrini 0 OU’s Sterett had 14 kills.

Stevenson Regional Quarterfinals
#10 Carnegie Mellon 3, Eastern 2 CMU’s Mueller had 19 kills, 13 digs.
#12 Johns Hopkins 3, Kean 0 JHU outhit KU, .379 to .015.
#15 Stevenson 3, Hunter 0 SU’s Savage had 11 kills.
Swarthmore 3, Randolph-Macon 0 SC’s den Braven had 15 kills, 10 digs.

Johnson & Wales (R.I.) Regional Quarterfinals
#8 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 3, Elms 0 JWU outhit EC, .521 to .037.
#18 MIT, 3 Maine Maritime 0 MIT outhit MMA, .220 to -.077.
Tufts 3, UMass Boston 0 TU’s Stewart had 8 kills.
Wesleyan 3, Wellesley 0 Wesleyan’s Muraoka-Robertson had 39 assists.

Clarkson Regional Quarterfinals
Ithaca 3, Endicott 0 IC’s Cerruti had 9 kills.
Stevens 3, Merchant Marine 0 SIT’s Hain hit 9-0-13.
Babson 3, Vassar 1 BC’s Carosotto had 12 kills.
Clarkson 3, Morrisville St. 0 CU’s Aird had 14 kills.

Southwestern Regional Quarterfinals
#1 Colorado College 3, New Rochelle 0 CC’s Mullen hit 15-2-24.
Pacific Lutheran 3, #4 Trinity (Texas) 1 PLU’s Harris had 20 kills.
#5 Southwestern 3, Whittier 1 SU’s Mitchell hit 17-2-30.
#6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Texas Dallas 1 CMS’s Arntson had 16 kills.

USCAA Pool Play
Illinois Tech 2, Carlow 1 IIT’s Darling had 10 assists, 15 digs.
Florida National 2, Illinois Tech 0 FNU outhit IIT, .246 to .083.
USCAA Quarterfinals
Florida College 3, Illinois Tech 0 FC outhit IIT, .345 to .093.

-Ricky Nelson

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November 10, 2017 at 12:12 am

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11/9/17: #2 Calvin scores final 6 points, wins rematch of ’16 final

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Illinois Wesleyan Regional Quarterfinals
#2 Calvin 3, #13 Washington-St. Louis 2 CC’s Kamp had 18 kills, 17 digs.
#11 Millikin 3, Greenville 0 MU outhit GU, .429 to .027.
#14 Illinois Wesleyan 3, #23 Chicago 0 IWU’s Brown had 17 kills, 21 digs.
#17 Carthage 3, Concordia Wisconsin 1 CC’s Kebisek had 21 kills, 11 digs.

Northwestern Regional Quarterfinals
#9 Northwestern 3, Cornell 0 UNW’s Peterson had 16 kills.
#16 Gustavus Adolphus 3, Aurora 1 GAC’s K. Holtan had 20 kills.
Wartburg 3, #22 St. Thomas 2 WC’s Jones had 19 kills.
Wisconsin-La Crosse 3, Saint Benedict 1 UWL’s Entinger had 51 assists.

Emory Regional Quarterfinals
#7 Emory 3, Worcester St. 0 EU outhit WSU, .356 to .010.
#21 Christopher Newport 3, Thomas More 2 CNU’s Piper had 21 kills, 16 digs.
Covenant 3, Birmingham-Southern 2 CC “outhit” BSC, .093 to .083.
Berry 3, Hanover 2 BC’s Bedoian had 17 kills.

USCAA Pool Play
Maine-Fort Kent 2, Illinois Tech 0 UMFK’s Spradling had 9 kills.
Illinois Tech 2, Penn St. Brandywine 0 IIT’s Burton hit 9-1-11.

-Ricky Nelson

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November 9, 2017 at 12:10 am

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2017 AVCA All-Region Teams released

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The AVCA published its 2017 All-Region Teams.

Central Region First Team
Karrah Davis, Dubuque senior outside
Marissa Ekness, Minnesota Morris senior outside
Kate Holtan, Gustavus Adolphus outside
Nora Holtan, Gustavus Adolphus junior setter
Aryn Jones, Wartburg senior middle
Taylor Linn, Augsburg senior middle
Whitney Lloyd, St. Thomas senior middle
Julianne Malek, Washington-St. Louis junior middle
Leesa Malone, Northwestern senior setter
Megan Pekarek, Saint Benedict senior setter
Lindsey Peterson, Northwestern senior outside
Katie Reitsma, Minnesota Morris senior libero
Kristin Stern, Bethel senior middle
Ifeoma Ufondu, Washington-St. Louis junior outside
Central Region Player of the Year: Lindsey Peterson
Central Region Freshman of the Year: Kate Holtan
Central Region Coach of the Year: St. Thomas’ Thanh Pham

Midwest Region First Team
Megan Behrendt, Carthage sophomore outside
Tyler Brown, Illinois Wesleyan junior outside
Kaily Erdman, Concordia Wisconsin senior outside
Alora Goodey, Millikin senior opposite
Emily Mihalkanin, Millikin senior setter
Madelyn Pashibin, Wisconsin-Eau Claire junior outside
Sydney Racky, Wisconsin-Whitewater senior opposite
Brittany Robinson, Wisconsin-Whitewater junior libero
Jillian Schulte, Cornell junior setter
Erin Syversen, Millikin senior outside
Katie Vondra, Aurora junior outside
Courtney Wagner, Wisconsin-Whitewater senior middle
Maddie Williams, Illinois Wesleyan junior middle
Julia Wood, Aurora freshman libero
Midwest Region Player of the Year: Erin Syversen
Midwest Region Freshman of the Year: Julia Wood
Midwest Region Coach of the Year: Concordia Wisconsin’s Janelle Katz

Great Lakes Region Player of the Year: Anna Kamp, Calvin junior outside
Great Lakes Region Freshman of the Year: Katie Wade, Ohio Northern setter
Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year: Otterbein’s Monica Wright

Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year: Annika Schwartz, Stevenson senior outside
Mid-Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year: Steph Judkins, Cabrini outside
Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year: Stevenson’s Dave Trumbo

New England Region Player of the Year: Kate Walker, Johnson & Wales (R.I.) sophomore middle
New England Region Freshman of the Year: Andie Maloney, MIT setter
New England Region Coach of the Year: Johnson & Wales (R.I.)’s Nancy Somera

New York Region Player of the Year: Devan Gallagher, Vassar junior outside
New York Region Freshman of the Year:  Reagan Stone, Ithaca opposite
New York Region Coach of the Year: Clarkson’s Carol LaMarche

North Region Player of the Year: Marybeth Weihbrecht, Juniata junior middle
North Region Freshman of the Year: Natalie Aston, Johns Hopkins setter/opposite
North Region Coach of the Year: Carnegie Mellon’s Kim Kelly

Northeast Region Player of the Year: Lisa Sheldon, Bowdoin junior libero
Northeast Region Freshman of the Year: Kate Kiser, Bowdoin setter
Northeast Region Coach of the Year: Tufts’ Cora Thompson

South Region Player of the Year: Sara Carr, Emory sophomore outside
South Region Freshman of the Year: Destiny Stewart, Sewanee outside
South Region Coach of the Year: Berry’s Caitlyn Moriarty

West Region Player of the Year: Margaux Arntson, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior opposite
West Region Freshman of the Year: Corinne Novak, Mary Hardin-Baylor outside
West Region Coach of the Year: Colorado College’s Rick Swan

-Ricky Nelson [not an AVCA member, ineligible for awards]

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November 9, 2017 at 12:02 am

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Poll: Who wins at Northwestern?

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November 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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