posted May 27, 2009

Spring Sports Honors Announced

Honors to athletes on Hope College spring sports teams and captains of these teams in 2010 have been announced.

Note: School year is 2008-09 school year

BASEBALL

Most Valuable Player - Paul Neumann, senior from Holland (West Ottawa HS)

All-MIAA
   Jon Ponte (2nd team catcher), freshman from Novi (Divine Child HS)
  Paul Neumann (2nd team outfielder), senior from Holland (West Ottawa HS)

2010 Captains
   Alex Fryer, junior from Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater HS)
   Robby Poll, junior from Grandville (Grandville HS)
   Scott Snyder, junior from Berrien Springs (Berrien Springs HS)

SOFTBALL

Most Valuable Player - Kelli Duimstra, senior from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS)
Most Improved Player - Erica Smith, junior from Muskegon (Reeths Puffer HS)
MIAA Most Valuable Player - Kelli Duimstra, senior from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS)

All-MIAA
Kelli Duimstra (1st team), senior from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS)
Erica Smith (2nd team), junior from Muskegon (Reeths Puffer HS)

All-American
Kelli Duimstra (1st team, first baseman), senior from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS)

2010 Captains
   Deidra Enochs, junior from Summerfield, Fla. (Belleview HS)
   Abby Phillips, sophomore from Wayland (Wayland HS)
   Beth Yahraus, junior from Bryan, Ohio (Bryan HS)

MEN'S TENNIS

Most Valuable Player - John Pelton, senior from Rock Hill, S.C. (Midland, Mich. HS)
Green Sportsmanship Award - John Pelton, senior from Rock Hill, S.C. (Midland, Mich. HS)
Most Improved Player - Jon Lautz, sophomore from Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton North HS)
Spirit of Hope Award - John Schlotz, senior from Kirkwood, Mo. (Kirkwood HS)
MIAA Most Valuable Player - John Pelton, senior from Rock Hill, S.C. (Midland, Mich. HS)
MIAA Stowe Sportsmanship Award - John Pelton, senior from Rock Hill, S.C. (Midland, Mich. HS)
MIAA Lawrence Green Scholarship - John Schlotz, senior from Kirkwood, Mo. (Kirkwood HS)
NCAA All-American- John Pelton, senior from Rock Hill, S.C. (Midland, Mich. HS)
Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the Central Region - John Pelton, senior from Rock Hill, S.C. (Midland, Mich. HS)

All-MIAA
    John Gardner (first team), junior from Granville, Ohio (Granville HS)
   John Pelton (first team), senior from Rock Hill, S.C. (Midland, Mich. HS)
   John Schlotz (second team), senior from Kirkwood, Mo. (Kirkwood HS)

2010 Captain
  to be announced

WOMEN'S TENNIS

Most Valuable Player - Samantha Stille, senior from Holland (Holland HS)
MIAA Most Valuable Player - Samantha Stille, senior from Holland (Holland HS)

All-MIAA
   Katherine Garcia (second team), sophomore from Battle Creek (BC Central HS)
   Nicole Spagnuolo (second team), sophomore from Okemos (Okemos HS)
   Samantha Stille, senior from Holland (Holland HS)

2010 Captain
   Elizabeth Olson, junior from Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny HS)

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

Most Valuable Trackster - Nick Rinck, sophomore from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS)
Most Valuable Field Performer - Aaron Treiber, junior from Auburn (Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS)

NCAA & USTFCCCA All-American - John Donkersloot, sophomore from Zeeland (Zeeland East HS)

All-MIAA
    Jeffrey Minkus, junior from Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard West HS)
   Nick Rinck, sophomore from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS)
   Aaron Treiber, junior from Auburn (Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS)
   Kyle VanderVeen, freshman from Alto (Caledonia HS)

MIAA Champions
* Aaron Treiber (long jump), junior from Auburn (Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS)
* Jeff Minkus (triple jump), junior from Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard West HS)
* Kyle VanderVeen (100 meters), freshman from Alto (Caledonia HS)
* Nick Rinck (110 meter hurdles), sophomore from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS)
* 4x400 Relay - Frank Previch, junior from Adrian (Onsted HS); Alex Hull,  freshman from Okemos (Okemos HS); Preston Pierson, junior from Wilmington, Ohio (Wilmington HS); Nick Rinck, sophomore from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS)

2010 Captains
    Bryan Dekoekkoek, junior from Martin (Kalamazoo Christian HS)
   Jeff Minkus, junior from Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard West HS)
   Preston Pierson, junior from Traverse City (Traverse City Central HS)
   Matt Wiersum, junior from Minnetonka, Minn. (Minnetonka HS)

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

Most Valuable Trackster - Nora Kuiper, senior from Parchment (Parchment HS)
Most Valuable Field Performer - Leonie Grosse, freshman from Everswinkel Germany
MIAA Most Valuable Trackster - Nora Kuiper, senior from Parchment (Parchment HS)

National Champion - Nora Kuiper (100 meters), senior from Parchment (Parchment HS)
NCAA & USTFCCCA All-American -Nora Kuiper (100 & 200 meters), senior from Parchment (Parchment HS)

All-MIAA
   Leonie Grosse, freshman from Everswinkel, Germany
   Nora Kuiper, senior from Parchment (Parchment HS)
   Kate Nelson, freshman from Williamston (Williamston HS)
   Kara Vande Guchte, sophomore from Hamilton (Hamilton HS)

MIAA Champions
* Leonie Grosse (long jump), freshman from Everswinkel, Germany
* Leonie Grosse (javelin), freshman from Everswinkel, Germany
* 4x100 Relay (Rachel Walton, freshman from Columbus, Ohio; Kara VandeGuchte, freshman from Hamilton (Hamilton HS);  Emily Kreichelt, sophomore from Northville (Northville HS); Nora Kuiper, senior from Parchment (Parchment HS)
* Nora Kuiper (100 meters), senior from Parchment (Parchment HS)
* Nora Kuiper (200 meters), senior from Parchment (Parchment HS)

2010 Captains
   Emily Fischer, sophomore from Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central HS)
   Haleigh Gokey, junior from Mattawan (Paw Paw HS)
   Kara Vande Guchte, sophomore from Hamilton (Hamilton HS)