On Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in DeVos Fieldhouse, the Hope College volleyball team will pay tribute to its lone graduating senior. Since few fans are allowed at the event to recognize senior setter Adair Cutler’s career, head coach Becky Schmidt honors Cutler and Thompson here.
Adair Cutler — Hometown: East Lansing, Michigan (Lansing Christian HS); Major: Mathematics
Adair has been a strong and steady presence on our team ever since she first arrived. She is a gifted setter, able to send the ball anywhere on th court from any kind of pass. She has built relationships with her teammates that result in mutual respect – she works hard to serve them and they work hard to serve her. I am inspired by her faithfulness and the love she shares with her teammates and this entire community.
Rose Thompson — Hometown: Coopersville, Michigan (Unity Christian HS); Major: Exercise Science
Rose Thompson has grown immeasurably over her four years at Hope and we are incredibly proud of her. She has developed into a selfless leader who cares deeply about her teammates. Rose’s smile is as big as her swing. She has developed into an aggressive attacker at both the left and right antennas and is an imposing blocker. She has learned to hold herself to high standards while allowing herself the grace to enjoy the journey.