Two Hope College athletes have been honored by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) for their performances last week ending Sept. 1 — Nora Kirk of women’s soccer and Sheri McCormack of women’s cross country.
Kirk has been chosen the MIAA Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while McCormack is the MIAA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week.
Kirk scored two goals in leading the Flying Dutch to two season-opening road wins in Ohio. The junior from Maumee, Ohio (Notre Dame Academy), had an insurance goal in a 3-1 win at Denison, then scored the game-winner on a header off a corner kick with 35 seconds remaining to lift Hope to a 2-1 win over Kenyon.
Kirk is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
McCormack defended her individual title as she led the Flying Dutch to the women’s championship at the Vanderbilt Invitational hosted by Hope. The senior from Holland (West Ottawa) posted a time of 18 minutes, 32 seconds over the 5-kilometer course.
McCormack is being honored as Runner of the Week for the fourth time in her career.