posted February 28, 2002

All-MIAA Swimming Honors Announced

Thirteen members of the Hope swimming and diving teams have been voted to the All-MIAA team by conference coaches.

Senior Josh Boss of Jenison, Mich. (Jenison HS) was honored as the league's male MVP for the third consecutive year. Boss was a four-time MIAA champion in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke and has been the national NCAA Division III gold medal winner in the events several times.

The MIAA champion Flying Dutch placed eight swimmers on the All-MIAA women's team. Honored for the third consecutive year was junior Erin VandenBerg of Beverly Hills, Mich. (Southfield Christian HS) while chosen for the second year were sophomore Audrey Arnold of Richmond, Ind. (Richmond HS), junior Kelly Parker of Battle Creek (Lakeview HS), senior Laura Smith of Dearborn, Mich. (Dearborn HS), and sophomore Michelle Smith of Olympia, Wash. (Home School). First time honorees are freshman Elizabeth Fredericks of Yucaipa, Calif. (San Bernardino HS), freshman Sarah Smith of Dearborn, Mich. (Dearborn HS), and freshman Erika Steele of Portage (Portage Northern HS).

Joining Boss on the All-MIAA men's team are three-time honoree Brian Slagh, a junior from Holland, Mich. (Zeeland HS), two-time all-leaguer Ian Kobes of Holland, Mich. (Holland HS), and sophomore Chris Hamstra of Zeeland, Mich. (Zeeland HS).