Hope Athletics Podcast: Leigh Sears, Women’s Soccer

Leigh Sears chose to treat this fall for the Hope College women’s soccer team the same as previous seasons, even though so much is different. The Flying Dutch practice every afternoon, following guidelines from the NCAA and Ottawa County Department of Health. The Saturdays that previously featured game days now have team workouts and special […]

Hope Athletics Podcast: Dan Margritz, Strength and Conditioning

Last Friday, Dan Margritz woke up at 3:45 a.m. and ate chicken enchilada lasagna for breakfast. He headed over to Hope College, then put in about 30,000 steps as strength and conditioning coach, or about 15 miles, before the day ended. Life as a strength and conditioning coach is, without a question, different. Margritz, however, […]

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. […]

Hope Athletics Podcast: Dave Brandt, Men’s Soccer

Head coach Dave Brandt offers an update on his Hope College men’s soccer team in the latest edition of the Hope College Athletics Orange and Blue Podcast. Brandt is in his third year leading the Flying Dutchmen. He guided Hope to a 14-6-1 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance last season. The Flying Dutchmen are […]

Hope Athletics Podcast: Becky Schmidt, Volleyball

Head coach Becky Schmidt is leading her Hope College volleyball team during unprecedented times right now. In the inaugural Hope College Athletics Orange and Blue Podcast, the Flying Dutch’s leader chats with sports information director Alan Babbitt after her team’s first week of practice outdoors. With fall competition postponed until the spring because of the […]