posted November 4, 2013

Hope Football, Men's Soccer Players Honored By MIAA

From left, Evan Finch and Jason Muller

Two Hope College athletes have received weekly recognition from the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association — football’s Evan Finch and men’s soccer Jason Muller.

Finch is the MIAA Special Teams Player of the Week for games played on November 2.

The senior from Ann Arbor (Pioneer HS) converted all five of his extra-point attempts in Hope’s 35-7 victory over Trine.

Finch has 25 PATs and nine field goals this season. He is one field goal away from matching the school record for field goals in a single season.

Finch is being honored as MIAA Player of the Week for the second week in a row, the third time this season and the third time in his career.

Muller is the MIAA Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for games played through November 2.

The senior from Petoskey (Petoskey HS) scored four goals for the week as the Flying Dutchmen stayed alive in their bid for a share of the MIAA championship with two victories.

Muller scored two goals in a 3-0 shutout of Olivet, then scored just before halftime and again three minutes into the second half in a 4-1 win over Kalamazoo. He is second in the MIAA in goals (12) and points (28) in league play.

Muller is being honored as Player of the Week for the third time this season and fourth time in his career.