posted December 5, 2006

Fall Sports Honors Announced

Honors on 2006 fall sports teams and captains-elect for 2007 teams at Hope College have been announced.

CROSS COUNTRY

Most Valuable Runners -- Leslie Tableman, senior from Grand Rapids (Lansing HS) and Ryan TerLouw, senior from Pella, Iowa (Pella HS)

Most Improved Runners -- Katie Robinson, senior from Shelby Township (Lutheran North HS) and Rob Bailey, sophomore from Portage, Ind. (Portage HS)

Best Newcomers -- Amy Kamps, freshman from, North Muskegon (North Muskegon HS) and Ben Miller, freshman from Beulah (Benzie Central HS)

VOLLEYBALL

Most Valuable Player -- Amber Hoezee, senior from Jenison (Jenison HS)

Outstanding Contribution to the Program -- Deena VanAssen, senior from Jenison (Jenison HS)

Most Improved Players -- Mandy Novak, junior from East Grand Rapids (East Grand Rapids HS) and Kendra Nicolai, freshman from Shelbyville (Wayland HS)

2007 Captain-Elect -- Mandy Novak, junior from East Grand Rapids (East Grand Rapids HS)

MEN'S SOCCER

Most Valuable Offensive Player -- Dan Tresslar, junior from Bloomington, Ind. (Bloomington South HS)

Most Valuable Defensive Player -- Craig Root, senior from Holland (Holland HS)

Most Improved Player -- Chris Harrison, freshman from Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata HS)

Most Inspirational Player -- Craig Root, senior from Holland (Holland HS)

2007 Captains-Elect -- Mike Amerman, junior from Indianapolis, Ind. (Brebeuf Prep); Mark Dishnow, junior from Saline (Saline HS); Kevin McMahon, sophomore from Grand Rapids (Forest Hills Central HS); and Dan Tresslar, junior from Bloomington, Ind. (Bloomington South HS)

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Most Valuable Player -- Allison VanBeek, sophomore from Libertyville, Ill. (Libertyville HS)

Most Valuable Offensive Player -- Sarah Cochrane, junior from Watertown, Wisc. (Watertown HS)

Most Valuable Defensive Player -- Ellen Molenaar, sophomore from Portage (Portage Central HS)

Rookie of the Year -- Julie Kofron, freshman from Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central HS)

Most Improved Player -- Kristi Zetterholm, freshman from West Bloomfield (West Bloomfield HS)

Most Inspirational Players -- Kelly Schaefer, sophomore from Fenton (Linden HS) and Brenna Boat, freshman from Pella, Iowa (Pella HS)

FOOTBALL

Most Valuable Offense Player: David Booko, junior from Three Rivers, Mich. (Three Rivers HS)

Most Valuable Defense Plasyefr: Matt Rugenstein, junior from Grand Rapids, Mich. (GR Chistian HS)

Allen C. Kinney Memorial Award for Maximum Overall Contribution to Hope Football: Kevin Roschek, senior from Holland, Mich. (Holland HS)