posted December 6, 2011

2011 Soccer Honors Announced

Honors to players on 2011 Hope College soccer teams have been announced by coaches Steven Smith and Leigh Sears.

MEN'S SOCCER

MVP Offensive: Nick Heyboer, sophomore from Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS)

MVP Defensive: Dave Whitaker, senior from Vicksburg (Vicksburg HS)

Most Improved: Grant Neil, sophomore from Holland (West Ottawa HS)

Most inspirational: Logan Neil, senior from Holland (West Ottawa HS)

2012 Captains

Grant Neil, sophomore from Holland (West Ottawa HS)

Luke Dishnow, junior from Saline (Saline HS)

Jeff Ekdom, junior from Holland (Holland Christian HS)

MIAA Honors

Most Valuable Player - Logan Neil, senior from Holland/West Ottawa HS

Newcomer of the Year - Tarwo Konbloa, freshman from East Kentwood (East Kentwood HS)

All-MIAA First Team

Logan Neil (goalkeeper), senior from Holland/West Ottawa HS

David Whitaker (forward), senior from Vicksburg/Vicksburg HS

Shaun Groetsema (midfielder), senior from Augusta/Galesburg-Augusta HS

Nick Heyboer (forward), sophomore from Grand Haven/Grand Haven HS

All-MIAA Second Team

Grant Neil (back), sophomore from Holland/West Ottawa HS

Tarwo Konbloa (midfielder), freshman from East Kentwood/East Kentwood HS

Jason Muller (forward), junior from Petoskey/Petoskey HS

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WOMEN'S SOCCER

MVP - Megan Altieri, junior from Bay Village, Ohio (Bay Village HS)

MVP offensive - Erin Jipping, freshman from Holland (West Ottawa HS)

MVP defensive - Kylie Clark, junior from Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville HS)

Rookie of the Year - Nora Kirk, freshman from Maumee, Ohio (Notre Dame Academy)

Most Improved - Katie Gabriel, sophomore from Grandville (Grandville HS)

Most Inspirational - Danielle Petzak, senior from Zeeland (Zeeland West HS)

2012 Captains-Elect

Megan Altieri, junior from Bay Village, Ohio (Bay Village HS) 

Kylie Clark, junior from Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville HS)

Lindsay Jipping, junior from Jenison (Unity Christian HS)

Sara Lang, junior from Traverse City (Traverse City Central HS)

All-MIAA Second Team

Danielle Petzak (forward), senior from Zeeland/Zeeland West HS

Cara Johnson (forward), sophomore from Chelsea/Chelsea HS

Erin Jipping (forward), freshman from Holland/West Ottawa HS

Kylie Clark (defender), junior from Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville HS