posted November 15, 2009

Regional Volleyball Teams at a Glance

NCAA Division III Great Lakes Volleyball Regional
Thursday-Saturday, November 12-14
at Hope College, Holland, Michigan

(UPDATED AFTER 11/13/09 MATCHES)

REGIONAL FINALISTS AT A GLANCE

HOPE FLYING DUTCH
Holland, Michigan
Enrollment: 3,230
School Colors: Orange & Blue
Conference: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA)
Qualified: At-large (pool C)
Record: 32-3
National Ranking (AVCA): 6th
NCAA Appearance: 7th (second in-a-row)
NCAA Alltime: 6-6 (have not advanced past regional)
Coach: Becky Schmidt, 6th season (153-61)

OHIO NORTHERN POLAR BEARS
Ada, Ohio
Enrollment: 3,500
School Colors: Burnt Orange & Black
Conference: Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC)
Qualified: At-large (pool C)
Record: 29-3
National Ranking (AVCA): 5th
NCAA Appearance: 26th (16th in-a-row)
NCAA Alltime: 35-25 (advanced past regional twice, 2nd in 1989)
Coach: Kate Witte, 19th season (517-155)

TEAMS ELIMINATED FROM TOURNAMENT

CALVIN KNIGHTS
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Enrollment: 4,200
School Colors: Maroon & gold
Conference: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA)
Qualified: Automatic
Record: 28-6
National Ranking (AVCA): 11th
NCAA Appearance: 19th (sixth in-a-row)
NCAA Alltime: 20-20 (advanced past regional 3 times, 2nd in 1986)
Coach: Amber Warners, 8th season (230-51)

BLUFFTON BEAVERS
Bluffton, Ohio
Enrollment: 1,100
School Colors: Royal purple & white
Conference: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Qualified: Automatic
Record: 27-6
National Ranking (AVCA): not ranked
NCAA Appearance: 4th (first since 1997)
NCAA Alltime: 0-4 (have not advanced past regional)
Coach: Steve Yarnell, 5th season (80-77)

HEIDELBERG STUDENT PRINCES (THE BERG)
Tiffin, Ohio
Enrollment: 1,500
School Colors: Red, Orange & Black
Conference: Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC)
Qualified: Automatic
Record: 27-8
National Ranking (AVCA): 19th
NCAA Appearance: 3rd (third in-a-row)
NCAA Alltime: 2-3 (have not advanced past regional)
Coach: Jason Miller, 10th season (201-141)

LAKELAND MUSKIES
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Enrollment: 900
School Colors: Navy & Gold
Conference: Northern Athletics Conference
Qualified: Automatic
Record: 23-13
National Ranking (AVCA): not ranked
NCAA Appearance: 6th (second in-a-row)
NCAA Alltime: 0-6 (have not advanced past regional)
Coach: Chad Schreiber, 15th season (302-224)

NORTH CENTRAL CARDINALS
Naperville, Illinois
Enrollment: 2,550
School Colors: Cardinal Red & White
Conference: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
Qualified: At-large (pool C)
Record: 35-4
National Ranking (AVCA): honorable mention
NCAA Appearance: 1st
NCAA Alltime: 1-0
Coach: Karen Seremet Kunka, 9th season (214-113)

WITTENBERG TIGERS
Springfield, Ohio
Enrollment: 1,950
School Colors: Red & White
Conference: North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC)
Qualified: Automatic
Record: 24-8
National Ranking (AVCA): 10th
NCAA Appearance: 15th (14th in-a-row)
NCAA Alltime: 22-15 (advanced past regional three times, 3rd 3 times)
Coach: Paco Labrador, 7th season (227-35)