November 14, 2019 | Matt Kucinski

Four athletes (volleyball, soccer, cross country) with a NCAA BOUND graphic overlay

There are high stakes on Calvin’s campus this week as hundreds of athletes and dozens of teams are competing for the chance to advance in the NCAA tournament. The success of Calvin’s athletics teams this year has translated into four of them competing in first round NCAA tournament action in their own backyard. The men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s cross country teams host NCAA Division III regionals on campus November 14-16.

Women’s volleyball

The Knights (24-2) open the 2019 NCAA Division III Tournament on Thursday, November 14. Calvin’s Van Noord Arena plays host to an eight-team regional, which includes Aurora, Calvin, DePauw, Hope, Muskingum, Ohio Northern, University of Texas-Dallas, and Wittenberg.

The Knights first-round matchup is with DePauw (18-12) at 8 p.m. Calvin is making its 29th NCAA tournament appearance and 16th straight under coach Amber Warners.

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Men’s soccer

The Calvin men's soccer team hosts a four-team regional in the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament this Friday and Saturday, November 15 & 16. Calvin is joined in the four-team regional by Ohio Northern, St. Norbert, and Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Calvin (19-1-1) will face Wisconsin-Whitewater (15-4-2) in Friday’s first-round game. The Knights are making their 18th trip to the NCAA III Tournament, including their 11th in the last 12 years.

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Cross Country

The men’s and women’s cross country teams both qualified for and are hosting the NCAA III Great Lakes Regional meet on Saturday, November 16 at Calvin’s Gainey Athletic Complex.

The men's team has advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships 34 times, including an active streak of 26-straight appearances. The women's team has advanced to the NCAA III Championships 29 times in school history, including each of the past 14 years.

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Maps/Parking

Volleyball
Use parking lots 5, 6, or 7 (near Van Noord Arena)
Campus map

Soccer
Parking Lot 7 (near Zuidema Field)
Map of nearby parking

Cross Country
Parking Lots 14, 15, and 16 (walking distance) or lot at Church of the Servant (adjacent to the complex)
Map of available parking

Ticket Prices

Volleyball
$6 (general admission)
$4 (students, senior citizens, military)
$3 (Calvin students with ID)
$3 (ages 2-12)
*All-session passes (good for all three days) are also available for purchase.

Soccer
$6 (general admission)
$3 (students)
$2 (Calvin students with ID, senior citizens, military, ages 2-12)

Cross Country
Admission is FREE

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