Winter Wonderland Study Break

Winter has finally arrived in
Holland, Michigan. After a mild couple of months, we now have temperatures in
the teens, wind chills below zero, and tons of snow. While snow days are very
uncommon at Hope College, students still find ways to venture out in the cold
and have fun. In fact, Hope has not had a snow day
since my freshman year and before that it had been about 15 years since the
previous snow day. Some Hope students make snow angels, others build
snowmen, and some even have snowball fights. While all those sound like lots of
fun, I’m pretty confident that the game of snow football that I played last
night tops all of those. About 15 of us braved the weather
to live out our dreams of being in the NFL. Here are some statistics from the

Michael Erickson – Quarterback: 14 touchdowns

Allie Chinander – Wide Receiver: 4 touchdowns

Chris Ackett – Wide Receiver: 2 touchdowns

Chelsea Barfield – Running Back: 2 touchdowns

Nate Winter – Linebacker: 10 tackles, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Touchdown

Julie Sobieski – 2 Big Hits

Austin Smith – 1 Touchdown

Jess Gable – Offensive Coordinator

Alexis Sears – 50 Yard Run

Andrew Borror – 1 Touchdown, 1 Interception

Matt “Dougie” Dougles – 75 Yard Touchdown

Jake Boles – Sack, 10 Receptions, 1 Touchdown

Megan Farwell – Hit of the Game

Stephen Hawke – Worst Offensive Coordinator, LVP, 1 Touchdown

The game ended
in a tie (stalemate) and a snowball fight. Memories were made, laughs were had,
and plenty of people ended up soaking wet from being tackled  into the snow.

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Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!