Four members of Hope College women’s golf team earned spots on 2021 All-MIAA squads, the most of any team in the league.
Senior Abigail Meder and junior Megan Jenkinson were named to the All-MIAA First Team while senior Jordyn Rioux and sophomore Grace VanDellen claimed All-MIAA Second Team honors.
Hope finished in second place in the MIAA with a 325.6 stroke average over five league Jamborees this spring.
Meder, from Lansing, Michigan (Lansing Catholic Central HS), averaged 79.6 strokes in league competition. A four-year All-MIAA awardee, Meder was also honored with the MIAA sportsmanship award which is voted upon by league players with teammates ineligible to vote for each other.
“Abby really put it together this year and had the best year of her excellent career,” said head coach Greg Stafford. “As for the sportsmanship award, this is very prestigious for her. It very seldom goes to an all-league player, but the voters got it right. Abby is a very good competitor but has even better sportsmanship. She makes everyone around her a better person.”
Jenkinson from Traverse City, Michigan (Traverse City West) had an 81.2 stroke average this year to earn first-team honors for the first time. Last season, she was a second-team awardee.
“Megan is a very talented golfer,” Stafford said. “She has the potential to be one of the best players not only in our league but also in our region.”
Rioux from Farmington, Michigan (Livonia Ladywood HS), also a four-time All-MIAA honoree like Meder, finished her season with an 82.4 stroke average.
“Jordyn has been the number one or two golfer her entire career,” said Stafford. “She, along with Abby Meder, has given the team great leadership the last two years as a captain.”
VanDellen from Oxford, Michigan (Lutheran Northwest HS) earned All-MIAA honors for the first time. Her scoring average was 83.3 strokes.
“Grace is greatly improved from her freshman year,” Stafford said. “She is a very steady performer. She is a great battler on the golf course. Grace is also an excellent teammate.”