Winter Student-Athletes Discuss Leadership and Gratitude, Part 2

Six Hope College winter student-athletes shared their insights into a school year and a season impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They talked about how they have tried to display leadership and show gratitude during trying times. In Part 1, the team captains answered the following question regarding leadership: “How have you helped lead your team this […]

Winter Student-Athletes Discuss Leadership and Gratitude, Part 1

Six Hope College winter student-athletes shared their insights into a school year and a season impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They talked about how they have tried to display leadership and show gratitude during trying times. In Part 1, the team captains answered the following question regarding leadership: “How have you helped lead your team this […]

‘A Dad’s Dream’ for Three Hope Coaches

Close-knit. Shared love of sport. Competitive. There are many ways to describe families, but these words aptly describe each of the three unique families involved with Hope College Athletics this school year. The Coles, the Fritzes and the Morehouses all feature fathers as head coaches and one of their children as student-athletes on their teams. […]

Equipment Manager Gordon VanderYacht to Retire

Equipment manager Gordon VanderYacht’s diligent and detailed behind-the-scenes efforts helped Hope College Athletics look and feel its best every day, whether practicing or competing, rain or shine, fall, winter and spring. Since 1988, VanderYacht handled all of the athletic laundry and equipment needs for Hope’s 22 varsity teams, each with its own specific requirements and […]

Student-Athletes Aid Effort to Stop Youth Hunger in West Michigan

An appetite for stopping youth hunger in West Michigan galvanized Hope College student-athletes this semester. Led by the Athletes Coming Together/Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (ACT/SAAC), Hope’s 22 varsity teams combined to raise more than $3,200 in donations for Hand2Hand.  Based in Hudsonville, Michigan, Hand2Hand provides food for youth and children facing weekend hunger in West Michigan. […]

Fall Student-Athletes Discuss Leadership and Gratitude amid COVID-19, Part II

Five Hope College fall student-athletes shared their insights into a semester and a season disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have tried to display leadership and show gratitude during trying times. In Part 1, the team co-captains answered the following question focused on leadership: “How have you helped lead your team this fall […]

Fall Student-Athletes Discuss Leadership and Gratitude Amid COVID-19, Part I

Five Hope College fall student-athletes shared their insights into a semester and a season disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have tried to display leadership and show gratitude during trying times. In Part 1, the team co-captains answered the following question focused on leadership: “How have you helped lead your team this fall […]

Student-Athletes Take Steps Against Interpersonal Violence

Aidan Jones became inspired to make a difference regarding interpersonal violence after he listened to a lecture at Hope College and a presentation in a class. Gabbi Taylor found her calling to help after she spoke with a teammate. Both sophomores on the Hope College cross country and track and field teams have taken leadership […]

Hope College Swimmers Find ‘Flexible and Creative’ Ways to Train This Summer

Delaney Wesolek jumped into the sometimes chilly waters of Saginaw Bay in Lake Huron. Lindsey Case and Jacob Peterson awoke before the crack of dawn to train at private pools in Detroit, Michigan and San Antonio, Texas, respectively. This summer, Hope College student-athletes needed to get creative with their offseason training amid the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Baseball with the Traverse City Pit Spitters a Hit for Evan Maday

This summer, Hope College center fielder Evan Maday took a mighty swing at an activity that’s normal for him amid times that are anything but. He got to play competitive baseball. And at a high level, too. The senior for the Flying Dutchmen suited up for the Traverse City Pit Spitters of the Northwoods League […]