Community and Inclusion Through Sport

This week marks the fourth annual NCAA Diversity & Inclusion social media campaign, and NCAA schools across the nation are using sports as a platform to create dialogue surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.   At Hope College, we believe that sport offers powerful experiences for education and personal development. As individuals from different backgrounds and experiences, […]

Winter and Spring Student-Athletes Take Part in Leadership Development Retreat

Earlier this fall, 40 Hope College student-athletes headed off campus to Camp Geneva on the shores of Lake Michigan to participate in a Leadership Development Retreat. Winter and spring sport athletes engaged in conversations surrounding the attributes of servant leaders and had the opportunity to hear from a variety of coaches and staff members. During […]

Spring Student-Athletes Discuss Gratitude and Leadership, Part 2

Six Hope College student-athletes share what they have been focusing on during a spring season changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. They talk about how they have tried to display leadership and show gratitude during trying times. In Part 1, they answered the following question regarding leadership: “How have you helped lead your team this school […]

Spring Student-Athletes Discuss Gratitude and Leadership, Part 1

Six Hope College student-athletes share what they have been focusing on during a spring season changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. They talk about how they have tried to display leadership and show gratitude during trying times. In Part 1, they answered the following question regarding leadership: “How have you helped lead your team this school […]

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 […]