Hope Athletes’ Journal

Entry #1 by Steve Binnig (’19) My name is Steve Binnig. I am a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and am a member of the Men’s Soccer team at Hope College. Here is a piece of my story. On Tuesday January 8th, 2018, the second day of classes of my second semester of junior year, I […]

Body and Soul: The Haley Fischman Story

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 […]

Translative Lessons From Athletics to Career: The Alexis Thompson Story

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. […]

Faith and Sports in Action in India and Japan

by Anders Northuis ’19 This summer I had the great opportunity to travel to both India and Japan, with the support of the Hope College’s athletic and kinesiology departments, to not only share my faith in Jesus Christ but also be immersed in new cultures through sports. In Udalguri, India, I helped run a sports camp for children. In […]