posted May 16, 2008

Volleyball Home Attendance Among the Best in D3

Hope volleyball continues to grow its home fan base at the DeVos Fieldhouse.  The NCAA reports that the 2007 Flying Dutch had the second highest average home attendance in Division III for the second consecutive year.

The Flying Dutch moved to the DeVos Fieldhouse for the 2006 season and have a dedicated space for volleyball, providing players and fans an exciting environment.

This past season the Flying Dutch averaged 575 fans across 11 home dates.  The DIII leader was East Texas Baptist with an average of 590 fans across six home dates.

Hope also ranked second in the nation in home attendance in 2006, averaging 347 fans across 11 home dates. 

The Flying Dutch posted an 11-0 record on their home court and in two seasons are 20-2 at DeVos Fieldhouse.

A highlight of the 2007 season was the home Calvin at Hope match which was moved to main arena court at DeVos and attracted an estimated 1,801 fans.

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) ranked sixth among Division III conferences in 2007 with an average of 168 fans across 92 home dates by the nine member colleges.