With the start of the season, these women are focused on doing their best on the court and leading their respective team down the road to the ultimate victory. For one hardworking team, this dream will come true.

A native of Vienna, Va., senior Christie Fellows was named as one of the captains for the 2012 season. In 2011 she had 309 kills and 98 blocks for the season and had .297 hitting average.
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A senior from Downers Grove, Ill., senior Meghan Byrne received AVCA All-American honors in 2011. She had 308 kills and had a .303 hitting average. Byrne recorded double-digit kills in 13 matches.
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Senior Lizzie Kamp was recently named to the All-Tournament Team after Calvin defeated Mount Union on Sept. 1. A native of Orland Park, Ill., Kamp was selected to be a part of the AVCA Division III second team.
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Senior Alex Duhl played in 36 matches and 107 sets in 2011. A native of Los Angeles, Calif., she had an average .327 hitting average and had a .87 block per serve average.
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Drew Hargrave earned AVCA third-team All-American honors in 2011. She had 280 kills for an average of 3.29 per set. A senior from Pacific Palisades, Calif., Hargrave started in 29 matches, appearing in 85 sets.
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Senior Hallie Donathan aided Wittenberg to its fifth national championship last year. A setter from Tipp City, Ohio, Donathan received two athletics letters in 2009 and 2010.
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Senior Jackie Russell earned AVCA All-American first team honors and was named SCIAC player of the year. A native of Newbury Park, Calif., she notched 271 digs and has 3,624 career assists for Cal Lutheran.
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A senior from Grand Rapids, Mich., Greer Bratschie finished second in MIAA with assists, averaging 10.2 assists per game. She is a captain of the Hope team this year and has made it to the NCAA tournament three years in a row.
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A native of Blue Bell, Penn., sophomore Katrina Pisch had a total of 202 kills and 47 digs during her freshman year. She averaged 1.98 kills per set and averaged .64 blocks per set.
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Captain Bailey Jensen set a new single-season record with 150 blocks and garnered All-American South Region Honors. She had a 1.12 blocks per set average and had a .352 hitting percentage for the season.
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