Four Hope College softball players have received All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors from the league’s coaches for the 2014 season.

Three of them made All-MIAA First Team — sophomore outfielder Autumn Anderson of Wayland, Michigan (Wayland HS), junior designated player Julie Sobieski of St. Charles, Illinois (St. Charles East HS), and junior first baseman Peyton Wells of Rockford, Michigan (Rockford HS).

Junior third baseman Kelsey Cooper of Romeo, Michigan (Romeo HS), is an All-MIAA Second Team selection.

Anderson hit .473 in 16 MIAA games this season to finish third in the league batting race. Hope’s leadoff hitter tied for first in the MIAA with 26 hits and 19 runs scored as she helped the Flying Dutch place second in the regular-season standings and league tournament.

Sobieski batted .421 in league play and shared the team-high with three home runs in league contests. She finished with 10 RBIs and three doubles.

Wells topped the Flying Dutch with 14 RBIs in MIAA games. She hit .319 in league play and collected eight extra-base hits, including four doubles and three home runs.

Cooper hit .342 in league play with two home runs.

Anderson, a two-time All-MIAA First Team selection, proved to be a very tough out, Hope coach Mary VandeHoef said.

“Autumn was second in triples, third in total bases, third in stolen bases, third in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage and sixth in slugging percentage,” VandeHoef said. “She played very steady in center field for us all year and was an offensive player who used all the tools she’s got to be successful.”

Sobieski excelled at the plate, VandeHoef said.

“Julie was third in slugging percentage and 10th in batting average,” VandeHoef said. “It’s always a credit to a DP who receives an award at the end of the year, because defense often plays into the decisions. So for her to receive first-team honors means she had a really great year at the plate.”

Wells had a great league season, VandeHoef said.

“Peyton was third in the league with three home runs, sixth in RBIs and eighth in slugging percentage, so she was always a threat in the heart of our lineup,” VandeHoef said. “She also had just one error in 120 chances at first base while supplying great leadership for our infield.”

Cooper played great at third base, VandeHoef said.

“Kelsey was a very consistent presence for us offensively,” VandeHoef said. “She gave us some power in the middle of the lineup and had some very clutch hits for us throughout our league season.”