The Hope College women’s lacrosse team has been named an Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad for the 2015-16 school year.

In order to qualify for the honor, honorees must have posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA for the year. Coach Kim Vincent’s Flying Dutch recorded a 3.50 GPA to also earn Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Team GPA honors.

“In my experience our student athletes come to us with all the right priorities – each one chooses Hope to receive the best possible education experience and make the most of it,” Vincent said. “The greatest honor for me as their coach is to be a part of their lives in their time at Hope. It's an exciting time in their life as they explore their interests, find their strengths and discover their purpose.

“If I could describe our team with one word, it would be love. In the classroom, on the field, with family, in friendships with teammates and classmates, their faith, each one of our student athletes devotes an abundance of time and effort to these things that are important to them. These young ladies pour love into everything they do, everyone they touch.”

Hope is coming off its most successful varsity season in 2016. The Flying Dutch set a varsity-record for wins with a 7-6 record and finished third in the MIAA Tournament.