Athletic letter recipients for the 2019-20 Hope College winter sports teams have been announced by athletic director Tim Schoonveld.

Hope finished first in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in women's basketball and women’s indoor track and field, third in men’s and women’s swimming & diving and men’s indoor track and field, and sixth in men’s basketball.

Hope is in first place in the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings after the winter season.  The Commissioner’s Cup is presented to the MIAA member school with the best cumulative standings in the 22 sports sponsored by the MIAA.

Nineteen athletes lettered in their sport for a fourth time.  They are: Anna Benitez/Cheerleading; Daniel Clyde/Swimming; Seth Costello/Swimming; Erin Emmert/Swimming; Jeff Engle/Swimming;  Adam Howard/Indoor Track & Field; Addyson Gerig/Indoor Track & Field; Josh Izenbart/Indoor Track & Field; Emma Johnson/Indoor Track & Field; Nicole Kruithof/Indoor Track & Field; Chelsea Miskelley/Indoor Track & Field; Paula Nolte/Swimming; Keon Rick/Swimming; Hailey Pickelheime/Indoor Track & Field; Kayla Russell/Basketball; Eric Slenk/Swimming; Alison Sobkowski/Swimming; Jessica Stahl/Cheerleading; and Arika Tolbert/Basketball.

Men's Basketball Letterwinners

Jeff Bikus*, sophomore from Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Mundelein

Clayton Dykhouse*, freshman from Zeeland/Zeeland East

Ryan Gamm***, junior from Rockford/Rockford

Tyler George**, sophomore from Ada/Forest Hills Central

Preston Granger***, junior from Lansing/Lansing Christian

Calvin Hackert***, junior from Ludington/Ludington

Jake Honer**, junior from Angola, Ind./Angola

Mason Opple*, senior from Hudsonville/Hudsonville

Evan Thomas*, freshman from Okemos/Okemos

Sam Vree***, junior from Lansing, Ill./Illiana Christian

Joe Wilkins*, junior from South Haven/South Haven

Matt Zandstra***, senior from Schererville, Ind./Illiana Christian

Women's Basketball Letterwinners

Claire Baguley*, freshman from Ada/Forest Hills Central

Courteney Barnes**, junior from Mokena, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central

Kasey DeSmit**, sophomore from Hudsonville/Hudsonville

Mallory Gerber***, junior from Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg

Katherine Majerus**, sophomore from Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore

Ella McKinney*, freshman from Haslett/Haslett

Jessica Moorman***, junior from Northville/Northville

Meg Morehouse*, freshman from Zeeland/Zeeland East

Sydney Muller**, junior from Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian

Lauren Newman***, junior from Flushing/Flushing

Kayla Russell****, senior from Clarkston/Clarkston

Kenedy Schoonveld***, junior from Zeeland/Holland Christian

Hannah Smith**, sophomore from Midland/Midland

Ashleigh Thomas***, junior from Shelby Township/Lutheran North

Arika Tolbert****, senior from Lathrup Village/Detroit Country Day

Olivia Voskuil***, junior from Holland/Holland Christian


Men's Swimming/Diving Letterwinners

Andre Aro*, freshman from Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Central

Brant Assink*, freshman from Holland/Holland Christian

Will Benner**, junior from State College, Pa./State College Area

Gabe Boonstra*, freshman from Hudsonville/Hudsonville

Spencer Cahill*, freshman from East Kentwood/East Kentwood

Daniel Clyde****, senior from Ann Arbor/Huron

Seth Costello****, senior from Williamston/Williamston

Skylar De La Torre***, senior from Saint Joseph/Lakeshore

Theo Duong*, freshman from East Kentwood/East Kentwood

Andrew Dwan**, sophomore from Bay City/John Glenn

Jeff Engle****, senior from Kalamazoo/Home School

Liam Faber**, sophomore from Grand Rapids/East Kentwood

Daniel Keith**, junior from Saline/Saline

Collin Kline*, freshman from Hudsonville/Hudsonville

Ted Lockett*, freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier

James Mandeville**, sophomore from Manistee/Terre Haute South

Jack Muller*, freshman from Queensland, Australia/Meridan State

JT Nissen*, freshman from Spring, Tex./Klein Collins

Keon Rick****, senior from Spring Lake/Spring Lake

Bailey Smith*, freshman from Battle Creek/Lakeview

Jackson Uyl*, freshman from DeWitt/DeWitt

Kamaron Wilcox**, sophomore from Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Central

Ethan Wilson*, freshman from Franklin, Wis./Franklin


Women's Swimming/Diving Letterwinners

Avery Covert*, freshman from South Lyon/South Lyon

Aubrey East**, sophomore from Farmington Hills/Farmington Hills

Erin Emmert****, senior from Grand Blanc/Powers Catholic

Emma Engle*, sophomore from Kalamazoo/Home School

Allie Graver*, freshman from Grosse Ile/Grosse Ile

Riley Jones*, freshman from Saline/Saline

Alyssa Kerkman*, freshman from South Lyon/Saint Joseph

Jenna Kloosterman*, freshman from Hamilton/Hamilton

Paige Kuhn**, sophomore from Dorr/Hamilton

Emily Kurt*, freshman from South Lyon/South Lyon

Abigail LaDuke**, sophomore from Holland/West Ottawa

Tarah Lang*, freshman from Marshall/Marshall

Macey Mayer*, freshman from San Antonio, Tex./Johnson

Paula Nolte****, senior from Elmhurst, Ill./York Community

Alexa Paiz Osorio**, sophomore from Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Central

Alyssa Potyraj**, sophomore from Grandville/Grandville

Mackenzie Ralston***, junior from Norton Shores/Mona Shores

Sydney Randall*, freshman from Byron Center/Byron Center

Hope Reynolds***, junior from Exon, Penn./Villa Maria Academy

Olivia Robertson*, freshman from Sturgis/Sturgis

Emma Schaefer***, junior from DeWitt/Saint Johns

Ari Schafer*, freshman from Barrington, Ill./Barrington Community

Erica Slenk****, senior from Zeeland/Holland Christian

Alison Sobkowski****, senior from Portage, Ind./Portage

Jael Stilwell**, sophomore from Holland/Holland

Areal Tolsma***, senior from Holland/Holland Christian

Anika Wehrmeyer*, freshman from Holland/Holland

Caleigh White*, senior from Royal Oak/Royal Oak


Men's Indoor Track & Field Letterwinners

Brandon Anderson*, sophomore from Cassopolis/Ross Beatty

Tucker Babb**, sophomore from Caledonia/Caledonia

Barry Bait***, junior from Granville, Ohio/Granville

Evan Bleitz**, sophomore from Milan/Saline

Anders Bogard*, freshman from Mattawan/Kalamazoo Christian

Lukas Bruxvoort***, junior from Holland/Holland Christian

David Clark***, junior from Sterling Heights/Adlai E. Stevenson

Korey Derr***, senior from Grand Rapids/Northview

Drew Dow**, sophomore from Bridgman/Bridgman

Ashish Duvvuru*, freshman from Rochester/Rochester Adams

Zachary Elmore*, freshman from Cadillac/Cadillac

Jonah Engelhardt**, senior from Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming

Maxwell Gutwein*, freshman from Westfield, Ind./Westfield

Jager Haan***, senior from McBain/Northern Michigan Christian

Emari Hardy**, junior from Muskegon/Mona Shores

Ty Hergenreder***, senior from Davison/Goodrich

Nick Hoffman**, sophomore from Holland/Holland

Kenyea Houston**, sophomore from Chicago, Ill./George Westinghouse

Adam Howard****, senior from Jacksonville, Ill./Routt Catholic

Joshua Izenbart****, senior from Glenwood, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor

Aidan Jones*, freshman from West Olive/Black River

Jacob Kelley*, junior from Rockford/Rockford

Owen Ljung**, senior from Sonoma, Ca./Sonoma Valley

Jared Lowe***, junior from Cincinnati, Ohio/Wyoming

David McHugh**, sophomore from Whitehall/Reeths Puffer

Zackary Murphy***, junior from Coldwater/Coldwater

Jonathen Outen**, sophomore from Hackensack, N.J./Hackensack

Jackson Player*, freshman from San Antonio, Tex./Winston Churchill

Ryan Querro**, sophomore from Fraser/Fraser

Noah Russo***, junior from Grand Rapids/East Grand Rapids

Eric Salisbury*, sophomore from Zeeland/Zeeland West

Brett Slayton*, senior from Holland/Hamilton

Chris Stamatopolous*, junior from Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton-Warrenville South

Nathaniel Trumble* sophomore from Granger, Ind./Trinity School at Greenlawn

Jacob VanderRoest*, junior from South Haven/Saugatuck

John Vander Vliet*, senior from Ada/Forest Hills Eastern

Matthew VanHeest***, senior from Grand Haven/Grand Haven

Nathan Woolum*, freshman from Mattawan/Mattawan

Case VanderZee*, freshman from Holland/Holland Christian


Women's Indoor Track & Field Letterwinners

Mitchel Achien’g***, senior from Nairobi, Kenya/Kisumu

Grace Behrens* freshman from Mishawaka, Ind./Trinity School at Greenlawn

Claire Benedict*, freshman from Ada/Forest Hills Eastern

Amelia Bont*, freshman from Chesterfield/Anchor Bay

Alicia Bostwick***, senior from Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville Community

Hannah Bredeweg***, junior from Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville

Jenna Breuker*, sophomore from Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern

Jacinda Cole**, junior from Holland/West Ottawa

Sydney Del Valle**, junior from Holland/Black River

Helen Dodge*, freshman from Grosse Pointe Park/Grosse Pointe South

Rebecca Duran*, senior from Palatine, Ill./Palatine

Anna Frazee***, senior from Watervliet/Home School

Addyson Gerig****, senior from Holland/West Ottawa

Kyria Gowman*, freshman from Livonia/Adlai E. Stevenson

Sarah Grimes*, freshman from Plainwell/Gull Lake

Ellie Haan*, sophomore from McBain/Northern Michigan Christian

Sophie Hall**, sophomore from Holt/Haslett

Sally Hansma**, senior from Grand Rapids/Jenison

Emily Jackson**, senior from Grayling/Grayling

Ellie Jankowski*, freshman from Granger, Ind./Penn

Emma Johnson****, senior from Wentzville, Mo./Timberland

Hannah Kenny***, senior from Grand Haven/Grand Haven

Sophia Kleinheksel**, senior from Ann Arbor/Huron

Nicole Kruithof****, senior from Byron Center/South Christian

Lindsay Lane*, sophomore from West Olive/West Ottawa

Amana Lines* freshman from Naples, Fla./First Baptist Academy

Anna Lunderberg*, freshman from Grandville/Grandville

Madelyn Marciniak*, sophomore from Otsego/Otsego

Anna Mason*, freshman from Zeeland/Libertas Christian

Chelsea Miskelley****, senior from Holland/Black River

Kelly Peregrine**, senior from Traverse City/Central

Hailey Pickelheimer****, senior from Powell, Ohio (Olentangy Liberty)

Gina Polito**, sophomore from Hoffman Estates, Ill./Barrington Community

Hayley Scollard*, sophomore from Traverse City/Traverse City Central

Lily Tripp*, freshman from Bloomfield Hills/Seaholm

Ana Tucker*, freshman from Midland/Herbert Henry Dow

Heleyna Tucker*, freshman from Midland/Herbert Henry Dow

Emily Tyner***, junior from Ann Arbor 

Emily Unger*, freshman from Sunbury, Ohio/Big Walnut

Sophia Vander Kooy**, senior from Indianapolis, Ind./Brebeuf Jesuit Prep

Breanna VanLaan*, senior from Lowell/Lowell

Basketball Cheerleader Letterwinners

Marketea Abbot*, sophomore from Melvindale/Melvindale

Anna Benitez****, senior from Alma/Alma

Natalie Edwards*, junior from Barrington, Ill./Barrington

Caleigh Miller*, sophomore from Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley

Elizabeth Pasker**, sophomore from Holland/Springfield

Margaret Peckham*, freshman from Alto/Caledonia

Morgan Raymond**, sophomore from South Lyon/Plymouth Christian

Jessie Rietsma*, freshman from Portage/Portage Central

Madison Rogers**, senior from Oakland/Stoney Creek

Cassidy Schumacher*, sophomore from West Olive/Grand Haven

Jessica Stahl****, senior from Hebron, Ind./Boone Grove

McKenna Stam***, senior from Holland/West Ottawa