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2014 Season Preview

August 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm

The Carleton College volleyball will take part in the season-opening St. Olaf/Carleton Tournament this weekend in Northfield. The Knights will place UW-Stout and Bethany Lutheran College on Friday, followed by contests on Saturday versus Martin Luther College and Crown College.

 

Video interview with Claire Willeck and head coach Heidi Jaynes

 

MIAC Volleyball preview and coaches’ poll

(courtesy of Matt Higgins, MIAC)

 

What You Need to Know

Head coach
• Heidi Jaynes (16th season)

A Year Ago
• 1-10 MIAC (T-10th place) | 13-14 Overall

Season Opener
Aug. 29-30 – at St. Olaf / Carleton Tournament (vs. UW-Stout, Bethany Lutheran, Martin Luther, Crown)

Other Dates to Circle on the Calendar
Oct. 18 — Carleton hosts a Homecoming weekend triangular, including a 12 p.m. conference match vs. Macalester and a 4 p.m. non-conference affair vs. UW-La Crosse
Oct. 29 — Senior Night vs. University of St. Thomas, which has won at least a share of the last seven MIAC titles
Oct. 31 — The Knights close the regular season by traveling across town to face rival St. Olaf College

Live Broadcasts
Knights Online will once again provide live video broadcasts all home volleyball matches. Most webcasts will be available in high definition.

2014 Roster
• 17 players / 12 returners
• 7 returners played in at least 20 matches last season

Keep an Eye On…
• Camille Benson (Libero, Jr. | All-MIAC, paced conference players and ranked 3rd in Division III with 6.3 digs per set)
• Alicia Flatt (Setter, Sr. | ranks fourth in team history with 2157 assists after tying for the team lead in 2013; ranked second on the squad with 214 digs)
• Karen Halls (Right Side, Sr. | paced Carleton with 2.39 kills and 0.76 blocks per set in 2013)

By the Numbers
• 17: Seventeen of Carleton’s 27 matches in 2013 lasted only three sets. The Knights went 8-9 in those contests.
• 18.06: Carleton was second among MIAC squads and 34th in the nation with 18.06 digs per set.
• .200: Carleton was one of four MIAC squads (also Augsburg, Hamline, and St. Ben’s) to go undefeated in 2013 when posting an attack percentage of at least .200.

Did You Know?
• As a rookie in 2013, Caroline Duke was the only MIAC player to surpass both 150 kills and 50 assists on the season. She paced the Knights with 32 service aces; tied for the team lead with 416 assists; and ranked third on the squad with 202 digs, 180 kills, and 46 blocks

Off the Court
• Carleton earned another AVCA Team Academic award for the 2013-14 academic year. Since 2002, Carleton has picked up the honor 12 times, two more than any other MIAC program.