Senior Matt Kroll of Grand Haven, Michigan (Grand Haven HS) has become the third consecutive Hope College receiver to earn All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team honors.
Kroll is one of three receivers on the 2015 All-MIAA First Team offense announced today. He is one of 27 players in all to claim first-team recognition.
In all games, Kroll led the MIAA with 96.6 receiving yards per game this season. He totaled a career-high 966 yards and eight touchdowns on 69 receptions in 10 games this season.
In MIAA games, Kroll shared the league lead with seven receiving touchdowns while finishing with 38 receptions for 529 yards.
Kroll completed his Hope career with a school-record 26 touchdowns receptions and fourth all-time in both receptions with 157 and receiving yards with 2,141.
Three Hope players were on the All-MIAA Second Team: senior punter Dean DeVries of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Grandville HS), senior safety Colin Kelly and senior offensive lineman Brandon Parcell of Cadillac, Michigan (Cadillac HS).
This season, DeVries became the Flying Dutchmen’s all-time leader with a career punting average of 40.5.
DeVries averaged 40.5 yards per punt on 49 attempts in 10 games this fall. He landed 23 inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.
DeVries earned All-MIAA First Team honors as a junior, sophomore and freshman.
Kelly finished seventh in the MIAA with 8.6 tackles per game. He totaled 35 of his 77 tackles in league play. This is Kelly’s first all-league action.
Parcell was a four-year starter for the Flying Dutchmen. This is first All-MIAA recognition.