Three members of the Hope College women's lacrosse team have claimed All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team honors for the 2022 season.
Senior Madison Micho, junior Delaney Kirinovic, and sophomore Elena Salazar are among 14 first-team selections by the league's coaches.
Two Flying Dutch received second-team honors: seniors Sophie Ackermann and Madison McCreery.
Micho (Grand Rapids, Michigan / East Grand Rapids HS) is one of six first-team midfielders. During seven MIAA games, MIcho totaled 18 goals and nine assists.
This is the mechanical engineering major's second All-MIAA honor. In 2018, Micho was a second-team selection.
"Madison's passion for lacrosse and competition make her a standout on the field, and she instills that same passion in her teammates," head coach Keagan Pontious said. "She is our bull dog in the middle of the field always doing the dirty work picking up ground balls and draw controls."
Kirinovic (DeWitt, Michigan / DeWitt) caused five turnovers and scooped up 12 ground balls during seven MIAA games.
This is the public accounting and business major's first All-MIAA recognition. Kirinovic is one of three first-team defenders.
"Delaney is our quarterback on defense," Pontious said. "She holds those around her accountable so we can function as a string unit. Her tenacious defense minimizes our opponents second chances."
Salazar (Howell, Michigan / Hartland) ranked fourth in the MIAA in 30 goals scored during league play this season. One of three first-team attackers, Salazar also recorded eight assists and .455 shooting percentage during seven MIAA games.
This is Salazar's first All-MIAA honor.
"Elena is a strong dynamic player," Pontious said. "She is sneaky and continues to lead our offense because of her ability to create separation from the defense to score."
Ackermann (East Grand Rapids, Michigan / East Grand Rapids) collected eight goals and nine assists during seven MIAA games. Five of Ackermann's goals came on free-position attempts.
This is the business major's first All-MIAA recognition.
"Sophie's athletic ability carries us in the midfield," Pontious said. "She is a great asset on attack because she has great vision to find her teammates in the middle."
McCreery (Rockford, Michigan / Rockford) led the Flying Dutch and tied for sixth in the MIAA with 10 assists during seven league games. McCreery also chipped in 16 goals against MIAA opponents.
This is the psychology major's first All-MIAA honor.
"Madison has emerged as a true competitor and leader, being selfless in all she does to positively impact her team," Pontious said. "She is our quarterback on attack and keeps our offense moving."