WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING

Calvin captured its 12th consecutive MIAA title and placed 16th at the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships.

At the MIAA Championships, Calvin took first place with 787.5 points, finishing 47.5 points ahead of second-place Hope. Calvin took first place in five events as the Knights claimed league titles in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays, while sophomore Abby Van Harn (Grand Rapids, Mich.) was the league champion in 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle.

Calvin placed six individuals on the All-MIAA women’s swimming and diving team. Named to the All-MIAA team from Calvin were seniors Alayna Gallegos (Lakeville, Minn.) and Megan Schroder (Grand Rapids, Mich.); sophomores Abby Van Harn, Rachel Mattson (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Sarah Bradley (Wheaton, Ill.); and freshman Anna Serino (Pinckney, Mich.).

Calvin sent seven individuals to the NCAA III Championships and scored 60 points. Calvin posted a pair of NCAA III All-American performances as Van Harn took fifth in the 100 freestyle, and the 200 freestyle relay team of Schroder, Mattson, junior Adrienne Wesselius (Sioux Center, Iowa) and Van Harn took seventh.

MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING

Calvin captured its third consecutive MIAA title and placed 15th at the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships.

At the MIAA Championships, Calvin took first place in a record 13 events including all five relays. Individual event champions included senior Johnson Cochran (Mount Vernon, Ohio) in the 100 and 200 breaststroke; senior Caleb Meindertsma (Annandale, Va.) in the 400 IM and 1,650 freestyle; freshman Andrew Kasper (Batavia, Ill.) in the 500 freestyle, senior Brandon Muma (Grand Rapids, Mich.) in the 200 freestyle; sophomore Skyler Fish (Ionia, Mich.) in the 100 backstroke and junior Brett Stoughton (Centerville, Ind.) in the 200 butterfly.

Calvin placed a record 11 individuals on the All-MIAA men’s swimming and diving team. Named to the All-MIAA team from Calvin were senior Mitch Schroder (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Cochran, Meindertsma, Muma, Stoughton, junior Eli Holstege (Keswick, Va.), Fish, sophomore Tanner Vincent (Novi, Mich.), Kasper and freshmen Ben Holstege (Keswick, Va.) and Jared Britton (Falls Church, Va.).

Calvin then sent a record 12 individuals to the NCAA III Championships and scored 60 points. Cochran highlighted the meet for Calvin by placing fourth in the 100 breaststroke to claim the fifth NCAA III All-American berth of his career.

Over the course of the season, Calvin established 14 new school records as well as five new MIAA marks.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

Calvin made history by winning the first-ever MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship meet, scoring 183 points to finish 50 points ahead of second-place Hope. At the MIAA Championships, Calvin took first place in five events. Sophomore Jenna Dyksen (Hawthorne, N.J.) was a double winner, taking first in the 60-meter hurdles and triple jump. Senior McKenzie Diemer (Caledonia, Mich.) took home a league title in the mile run while sophomore Bethany Love (East Kentwood, Mich.) won the shot put. Junior Lauren Strohbehn (Stillwater, Minn.) was the league champion in the 5,000 meters.

Love was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Field Event Performer and landed a spot on the inaugural All-MIAA indoor track and field team. She was joined on the team by Diemer, Strohbehn and Dyksen.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

Calvin took second place at the first-ever MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, placing just 4.5 points behind first-place Trine. Calvin crowned five individual event champions as senior Eric Jipping (Canton, Mich.) won the shot put, senior Lucas Wolters (Vincennes, Ind.) won the pole vault, sophomore Ethan Valentine (Mason, Ohio) won the 400 meters, senior Ethan Anderson (Stillwater, Minn.) won the 5,000 meters and sophomore Andrew Philipose (Mount Prospect, Ill.) won the 3,000 meters. Calvin’s distance medley relay team of senior Matt Oram (Toledo, Ohio), freshman Luke Peterson (Holland, Mich.), sophomore Hendrik VerMeulen (Bright’s Grove, Ontario) and junior Nate Van Haitsma (Olympia, Wash.) also took first place.

Wolters, Jipping, Valentine, Philipose, Anderson, Oram, Peterson, VerMeulen and Van Haitsma were all named to the inaugural All-MIAA indoor track and field team.

Calvin took the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Conference West Division III title and advanced to the ACHA Division III  National Tournament, where the Knights reached the semifinals.
Calvin took the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Conference West Division III title and advanced to the ACHA Division III National Tournament, where the Knights reached the semifinals.  Ryan Boughner

MEN’S ACHA ICE HOCKEY

Calvin took the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference West Division III title and earned an automatic bid to the ACHA Division III National Tournament with a second-place finish in the final ACHA Division III North Region rankings.

At the ACHA Division III National Tournament, Calvin reached the semifinals by taking first place in its pool, defeating teams from Kennesaw State, McKendree University and Bryn Athyn. In the semifinals, Calvin fell to crosstown rival Aquinas.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Calvin hit the 20-win plateau for the 10th time in 13 years, doing so with an 88-77 upset win over third-ranked Hope in the regular-season finale. Junior Anna Timmer (Caledonia, Mich.) and sophomore Bre Luurtsema (Holland, Mich.) were both named to the All-MIAA first team. Timmer was later named to the D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region second team, while Luurtsema was named to the third team. Timmer was then named an honorable mention Division III All-American by the Women’s Basketball DIII News.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Senior Jordan Daley (Grand Rapids, Mich.) became the 25th player in Calvin men’s basketball history to score more than 1,000 points.

Daley was named to the All-MIAA first team and was named a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American.