Title IX at 50: Women’s Soccer Coach Leigh Sears

Editor’s Note: On June 23, 1972, a federal civil rights law was passed that prohibited sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding. Title IX also gave girls and women the equal opportunity to compete in sports across the country. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX’s passing next summer, Hope College […]

Senior Day Tribute: Women’s Soccer

On Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in Van Andel Soccer Stadium, the Hope College women’s soccer team will pay tribute to its seven graduating seniors. Since few fans are allowed at the event to recognize these student-athletes’ careers, head coach Leigh Sears honors these seniors here. — Corinne Cole — Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota […]

Planting Seeds, Growing Hope

Five Hope College women’s soccer student-athletes on this season’s roster have travelled to Africa, Central America and Asia as SEED program participants. SEED stands for Sport Evangelism to Equip Disciples, and over the past three summers, 121 Hope student-athletes, along with a more than a dozen Hope coaches and staff, have brought compassion, care and […]