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SEED Program Sends 23 Hope College Student-Athletes To Costa Rica, Zambia This Month

Twenty-three Hope College student-athletes are joining six trip leaders for mission trips to Costa Rica and Zambia this month through the Sports Evangelism to Equip Disciples (SEED) program.

In Zambia, a group of 12 student-athletes and two leaders will partner with Poetice International for their service opportunity. In Costa Rica, 11 student-athletes and four leaders will serve with Push The Rock.

You can follow along with both groups at https://blogs.hope.edu/seed.

Zambia Team Members

Tena Baar – Softball
Haley Fischman – Women’s Track & Field
Jenna Fort – Softball
Jager Haan – Men’s Track & Field
Eddie Ip – Men’s Track & Field
Britta Johnson – Softball
Emma Johnson – Women’s Track & Field
Sara Plohetski – Women’s Swimming & Diving
Brian Simonich – Men’s Swimming & Diving
Maya Smith – Women’s Track & Field
Allison VanderStoep – Women’s Track & Field
Kyle Weck – Men’s Swimming & Diving

Trip Leaders

Caroline Dykstra
Mary VandeHoef

Costa Rica Team Members

Francesca Buchanan – Women’s Basketball
Julianna Burlet – Women’s Lacrosse
Luke Dreyer – Men’s Basketball
Madison Geers – Women’s Basketball
Hailey Houck – Softball
Sydney Jones – Softball
Heather Randall – Women’s Basketball
Hayley Reitsma – Softball
Cody Stuive – Men’s Basketball
Jack Thompson – Men’s Basketball
Matt VanDyken – Baseball

Trip Leaders

Dean DuPree
Mike Kauffman
Courtney Kust
Melinda Larson
Learn more about the SEED program.