I hope this blog post finds everyone healthy as the last weeks of the semester find us all working and learning from home due to the COVID-19 crisis. First, let me introduce myself. I’m Dan Margritz, the head strength & conditioning coach here at Hope College. Just like many of you are into your “first” […]
One of the biggest fans of Hope College women’s soccer lives in Ethiopia. And some of the biggest fans of 12-year-old Sam Shebabaw reside at Hope. Never mind that they are separated by an ocean and a continent. Never mind that they are different in gender and social class and culture. Never mind any of […]
by Eva Dean Folkert There inside an eight-foot, concrete circle with a discus white-knuckle-gripped in her right hand, it was not readily apparent that Hope College’s Haley Fischman ’18 was coping with cancer. The senior student-athlete struck the pose of a skilled thrower ready to propel two pounds of wood and metal and carbon fiber […]
By Eva Dean Folkert Alexis Thompson ‘17 would not quit. It was not even a consideration. Sure, her interview process was arduous — 11 interviews in all for Stryker Corporation, a leader in medical and surgical equipment and supplies — but she was used to hard work, to tenacity, to playing until the final whistle. […]
If it wasn’t blatantly clear to 31 Hope baseball players on board the bus prior to entering Grissom AFB, it was now: This was not a typical team trip.