posted November 13, 2001

Hope Places 11 on All-MIAA Football Team

Hope has placed eleven players on the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) all-conference football teams.

The teams are selected by the league's coaches.

Senior receiver Brian Adloff of East Grand Rapids, Mich. was voted the MIAA's most valuable offensive player. Adloff also has the distinction of becoming just the third player in MIAA football history to be named to the all-league first team for four years. It was last accomplished 32 years ago. One of the previous four-time all-leaguers was Hope quarterback Nick Yonker from 1946-49.

Adloff, who caught a school-record 68 passes this season and 211 over his career, was Hope's only first team honoree on offense. Players named to the All-MIAA first defensive team were junior lineman Andy Keller of Hastings, Mich. and junior back Nick Conrad of Wyoming, Mich. Conrad is being honored for the second year.

Junior Vince Scheffler of Chelsea was voted the All-MIAA first team punter for a second year.

Hope players voted to the All-MIAA second offensive team include senior linemen Brian Hammer of Caledonia, Mich. and Bill Crane of Cedar Springs, Mich., junior center Josh Rumpsa of Grand Rapids, Mich., senior receiver Mike Gle of Brighton, Mich., sophomore quarterback Phil Butler of Howard City, Mich., and sophomore tailback John Sloothaak of Hamilton, Mich.

All-MIAA second defensive team honorees from Hope include junior lineman Ryan Kerstetter of Kentwood, Mich., senior lineman Pat Warren of New Lothrop, Mich., sophomore linebacker Matt Beaver of Gladwin, Mich., and senior back Vinnie Harambasic of Troy, Mich.