Flying Dutch Excel At MIAA Flighted Tournament
The Hope women’s tennis team won four of the top divisions at the Michigan
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Flighted Tournament it hosted this weekend.
The two-day event at Etheridge Tennis Complex wrapped up Saturday, with the Flying
Dutch taking first in the A singles draw with freshman Nancy Benda of Birmingham
(Seaholm HS) and the B singles draw with senior Mallory Smith of Grand Haven (Grand
Benda defeated teammate Claire Cooper, a sophomore from Williamston (Williamston
HS) in the finals on a second-set injury default. Benda, who went 5-0 on the tournament,
took the first set 6-4.
Smith also beat her teammate in the championship match of her flight, topping senior
Stephanie Huffman of Grand Rapids (Forest Hills Eastern HS) by a 6-2, 6-1 margin.
In doubles, Benda teamed with junior Carli Capestany of Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS)
to win the A doubles draw. In the finals, they beat Kalamazoo’s Sarah Woods and Jenna
Huffman and freshman Paige Courts of Caledonia (Grand Rapids South Christian HS)
won the B doubles draw. They beat Albion’s Marissa Cloutier and Margaret Sheets 8-2
in the finals.
Smith and sophomore Marie Holaway of Holland (West Ottawa HS) came back to win
the consolation round of the A Doubles Draw.
Flying Dutchmen Scores Four Unanswered, Beat Trine 4-1
Cameron Dice and the Hope men’s soccer team erupted for four unanswered goals to
defeat Trine 4-1 on Saturday night in front of a Van Andel Soccer Stadium crowd of 584.
Coach Steven Smith’s No. 24-ranked Flying Dutchmen improved to 6-2-1 overall and 2-
1 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play.
Dice, a junior from Allendale (Hudsonville Unity Christian HS), scored his second goal of
the season in the 14th
Dice scored after Trine’s Kenny Rappuhn put home a rebound off his penalty kick in the
minute for a 1-0 Thunder lead.
Senior Grant Neil of Holland (West Ottawa HS) gave Hope the lead for good by scoring
in the 38th
HS). It was Neil’s second goal of the season.
In the second half, Hope tacked on the fifth goal of the season for senior Jason Muller of
Petoskey (Petoskey HS) and the first goal for freshman Josh Hagene of Caledonia (East
Kentwood HS). Both were unassisted.
Hope goalie Ethan Beswick made three saves for Hope.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Flying Dutchmen Second At MIAA Jamboree
Three top-eight performances propelled the Hope men’s cross country team to a second-
place finish at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Jamboree
Saturday hosted by Adrian.
Coach Mark Northuis’ Flying Dutchmen totaled 55 points to trail only reigning league
champion Calvin, which had 38. The jamboree counts one-third toward the overall
Senior co-captain James Rogers of Saginaw (Valley Lutheran HS) led Hope with a third-
place run of 26 minutes, 30 seconds on the 8K course at Lenawee Country Club.
Junior Ben Zank of Midland (H.H. Dow HS) placed seventh for the Flying Dutchmen at
26:46, while senior co-captain Sam Pederson of Mt. Prospect, Ill. (Prospect HS) came in
eighth at 26:48.
Hope had seven of the meet’s fastest 22 times, including points from sophomore Joseph
Beemer of St. Joseph (St. Joseph HS) in 18th
(Gull Lake HS) in 19th
Flying Dutch Runner-Up At MIAA Jamboree
Five of the fastest 11 times sent the nationally ranked Hope women’s cross country team
to a second-place finish at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA)
Jamboree Saturday hosted by Adrian.
minute. Junior Gavin Midlam of East Lansing (East Lansing) had
minute off an assist from junior Logan Sikkenga of Hudsonville (Hudsonville
at 27:24 and junior Tim Simon of Richland
Coach Mark Northuis’ Flying Dutch scored 40 points to finish only behind defending
league champion Calvin, which had 18. The jamboree counts one-third toward the
overall MIAA championship.
Senior co-captain Sheri McCormack of Holland (West Ottawa HS) topped Hope by
recording a runner-up time of 22 minutes, 50 seconds at Lenawee Country Club.
The Flying Dutch, ranked 19th
Coaches Association NCAA Division III cross country poll, also received points from
sophomore Casey Campbell of Swartz Creek (Swartz Creek HS) in eighth at 23:23,
senior co-captain Camille Borst of Allendale (Allendale HS) in ninth at 23:23, senior
Katie Carlson of Rockford (Rockford HS) in 10th
of Dearborn (Divine Child HS) in 11th
Flying Dutchmen Third At MIAA Jamboree
Hope College golfer Winton Munch carded a 3-over-par 68 to claim medalist honors
at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Jamboree on Saturday in
Coach Bob Ebels’ Flying Dutchmen posted a team score of 294 at Zollner Golf Course to
place third. They finished six strokes behind Calvin and Trine. Calvin moved six strokes
ahead of second-place Hope in the overall standings.
Munch, a freshman from Traverse City (Traverse City Central HS) recorded four birdies,
13 pars and one bogey.
Hope also received a 74 from junior Ben Lewis of Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS) for a
-place tie and a 75 from Evan Telzerow of Grand Rapids (Forest Hills Northern HS)
-place tie. Junior Collin Breit of Muskegon (Western Michigan Christian HS)
for a 16th
chipped in the last scoring round for the Flying Dutchmen of 77.
Flying Dutch Fourth At MIAA Jamboree
Junior Montana Leep of Hastings (Grand Rapids South Christian HS) carded a 10-
over-par 82 for the Hope women’s golf team to tie for sixth place at the Michigan
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Jamboree on Saturday in Kalamazoo.
The Flying Dutch posted a team score of 353 at Milham Park Golf Club. They trailed
Olivet (321), Saint Mary’s (336) and Calvin (349).
in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country
at 23:38 and sophomore Michelle Kerr
Hope had two golfers in the top 10. Freshman Dominique Molinaro of Port Huron (Port
Huron Northern HS) shot a 10th
The Flying Dutch also received scoring rounds from junior Andrea Powell of Jenison
(Hudsonville HS) at 92 and junior Stephanie Stover of Grand Rapids (Grandville Calvin
Christian HS) at 94.
Flying Dutchmen Suffer First Loss In 14-7 Defeat At Illinois Wesleyan
A late interception thwarted the last scoring chance for the Hope football team in a 14-7
defeat at Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday.
The Flying Dutchmen will take a 3-1 record into next week’s Michigan Intercollegiate
Athletic Association (MIAA) opener against reigning league champion Adrian. Kickoff for
Hope’s homecoming game is 2 p.m. at Ray & Sue Smith Stadium.
Illinois Wesleyan (3-0 overall) intercepted Hope quarterback Michael Atwell at the Titans
6-yard line with 1 minute, 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
“Defense was solid again,” Hope coach Dean Kreps said. “We gave up five sacks and 10
penalties for 95 yards and that killed us. The good news is that everything is fixable. IWU
played well, but we shot ourselves in the foot repeatedly. Clean up the penalties and sacks
and get ready for a big game next week.”
Atwell, a senior from Geneseo, Ill. (Geneseo HS), completed 21-of-46 passes for 252 yards
and two interceptions. He entered the game leading NCAA Division III in passing yards
and fourth in touchdown passes.
Illinois Wesleyan sacked Atwell five times and recorded a total 12 tackles for loss.
Atwell did become the fourth Hope quarterback to eclipse the 5,000-yard mark for
passing. He now has 5,229 yards — good for third all-time. He passed Greg Heeres
(5,120 between 1981-84) on Saturday.
Senior running back Shawn Jackson of Comstock Park (Comstock Park HS) rushed for 87
yards and one touchdown on 21 carries. He now has 2,579 rushing yards for his career.
Jackson scored on a 24-yard touchdown run with 5:17 remaining in the first quarter to
give Hope a 7-0 lead.
Illinois Wesleyan put together two 70-yard scoring drives to grab a 14-7 lead early in the
Hope Wins Two More Times At ITA Central Region Championships
The Hope men’s tennis team wrapped up play at the United States Tennis Association/
Intercollegiate Tennis Association by winning two more matches on Saturday in
Freshman Sam Kreps of Holland (Holland HS) outlasted Danny Lim of Wheaton (Ill.) by
a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 1-0 (7) margin.
Kreps and Cameron Ludlow teamed to win their first consolation match in the college
draw before exiting. They beat Wabash’s Mazin Hakim and Drew Sawyer 8-2 before
losing to Wheaton (Ill.).
The Flying Dutchmen also won two matches during Friday’s opening round.