posted May 5, 2004

Hope Has Two All-MIAA Softball Honorees

Two Hope players have been voted to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) all-conference softball teams.

Senior shortstop Kelly Kraft of Brown City, Mich. has been voted to the All-MIAA first team for the second year in-a-row. Kraft batted .325 this spring with a team-leading seven homeruns and 32 RBIs.

Junior catcher Lauren VandeKopple of Rockford, Mich. has named to the All-MIAA second team.

Receiving coaches' honorable mention were junior outfielder Candace Graham of Hudsonville, Mich. and sophomore pitcher Rebecca Whitman of Ludington, Mich.

Coach Karla Wolters' Flying Dutch posted a 20-17 record, finishing tied for fourth place in the regular season MIAA standings and advancing to the semi-finals of the conference tournament.