Link to Camp Brochure
The Hope women's soccer coaching staff is excited to announce the 2013 Hope Women's Soccer Prospect Camp taking place on July 19-20. The
prospect camp is a two-day, one-night experience, for upcoming sophomores, juniors and seniors. It will be conducted by the Hope College
Womenís Soccer coaching staff, and will give college prospects a glimpse of what itís like to train and compete at the college level, as
well as an inside look at the college recruiting and admissions process. For more information regarding the camp, please see the brochure.
Participants are encouraged to register on-line.
2013 Women's Soccer Schedule
Friday, Aug. 30, at Denison, Ohio 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31, at Kenyon, Ohio, 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6, ELMHURST, 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9, *at Albion, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12, *at Adrian, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14, *TRINE, noon
Wednesday, Sept. 18, *OLIVET, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, *at Saint Mary's, noon
Tuesday, Sept. 24, *ALMA, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, *KALAMAZOO, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5, *CALVIN, noon
Tuesday, Oct. 8, *ALBION, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12, *ADRIAN, noon
Wednesday, Oct. 16, *at Trine, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19, *at Olivet, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, *SAINT MARY'S, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, *at Alma, noon
Saturday, Nov. 2, *at Kalamazoo, noon
Monday, Nov. 4, *at Calvin, 3 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 7, MIAA Tournament, tba
Saturday, Nov. 9, MIAA Tournament, tba
* MIAA Game
Flying Dutch Headlines
Flying Dutch Honored for Sportsmanship (1/9/13)
The sportsmanship displayed by members of the Hope College
women's soccer team during the 2012 season is being recognized by the National Soccer Coaches
Association of America (NSCAA).
Coached by Leigh Sears, Hope is one of only 15 NCAA programs,
comprised of both men's and women's teams in every division, to be
presented the NSCAA's Gold Team Ethics Award for completing the entire
2012 season without receiving either a yellow or red card. The NCAA
soccer program for men and women in all Divisions consists of 1,799
teams. This marks the third times over the past five years that the Flying
Dutch have gone through an entire season without receiving a yellow or
red card. continue
2012 Season in Review
Lindsay Jipping, Lindsey Bieri, Courtney Schmidt
Kelsey Grasman, Kristin Hazlett, Kylie Clark
Team Honors for 2012 and Captains-Elected for 2013 Announced (12/6/12)
MVP: Lindsay Jipping, senior from Jenison (Unity Christian HS)
MVP (offense): Lindsey Bieri, sophomore from Holland (Holland Christian HS)
MVP (defense): Courtney Schmidt, sophomore from Lowell (Lowell HS)
Rookie of the Year: Kelsey Grasman, fresh. from Hudsonville (Unity Christian HS)
Most Improved: Kristin Hazlett, freshman from Bay Village, Ohio (Bay HS)
Most Inspirational: Kylie Clark, senior from Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville HS)
Rachel Rebhan, Courtney Laux, Lindsey Bieri, Courtney Schmidt
Rachel Rebhan, junior from Holland (Zeeland East HS)
Courtney Laux, junior from Novi )Novi HS)
Lindsey Bieri, sophomore from Holland (Holland Christian HS)
Courtney Schmidt, sophomore from Lowell (Lowell HS)
Lindsey Bieri, Erin Jipping, Lindsay Jipping, Courtney Schmidt,
All-MIAA Honors Include Four Hope Players (11/17/12)
Four members of the Hope women's soccer team have been named to the Michiogan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) all-conference teams. Named to the All-MIAA first were sophomore forward Lindsey Bieri of Holland (Holland Christian HS) and sophomore forward Courtney Schmidt. Named to the All-MIAA
second team were sophomore Erin Jipping of Holland (West Ottawa HS) and senior Lindsay Jipping of Jenison (Hudsonville Unity Christian HS). Erin Jipping was being honored on the second team for a second year.
Flying Dutch Suffer Heartbreaking Loss in MIAA Final (11/3/12)
Rival Calvin scored with one second left in overtime to nip the Flying Dutch 2-1 in Saturday's MIAA women's soccer tournament championship game. The host Knights scored off a corner kick as the first overtime period wound down. The teams were scoreless in the first half. The Flying Dutch gained a 1-0 lead on Lindsay Jipping's penalty kick in the 56th minute. Calvin forced the overtime with a goal in the 88th minute, again off a corner kick. Calvin held a 15-13 advantage in shots, including 8-5 on-goal. The Knights attempted 12 corner kicks compared to just two by Hope. Hope goalkeeper Megan Altieri was credited with five saves. Coach Leigh Sears' Flying Dutch end the season with a 14-6-2 record.
Flying Dutch Advance to MIAA Tournament Title Game (11/2/12)
Hope advanced to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament finals by edging defending tournament champion Alma 3-2 on Friday. Regular season champion Calvin edged Adrian 1-0 in Friday's other semi-final game. Trailing 2-0 at halftime, coach Leigh Sears' Flying Dutch got back into the game quickly with a pair of unassisted goals in the 51st and 53rd minutes by Rachel Rebhan and Lindsey Bieri. The game-winner came in the 84th minute by Katie Gabriel off a corner kick by Rebhan. Hope held a 16-7 advantage in shots, including 9-5 on-goal. Goalkeeper Megan Altieri was credited with three saves. The Flying Dutch will bring a 14-5-2 record into the championship game. Hope and Calvin split their regular season encounters, each winning 2-0 on their home field.
Flying Dutch Advance to Conference Tournament (10/31/12)
There was alot to celebrate Thursday as the Flying Dutch concluded the regular season with an 8-0 shutout of visiting Albion. The victory advances coach Leigh Sears' Flying Dutch to the four-team conference tournament as the third-seed. The win also gave Hope an undefeated home field record (8-0-1) this season.
Hope ties for second place with Alma in the final MIAA regular season standings at 10-4-2 behind champion Calvin (12-3-1). The Flying Dutch (13-5-2) will meet Alma (13-5-2) at 1 p.m. Friday in a semi-final match of the conference tournament being hosted by Calvin. The other semi-final game will pit Calvin (13-4-1) against Adrian (12-3-4). The winners will play Saturday for the right to compete in the NCAA Division III championships.
The Flying Dutch dominated the field of play against the winless Albion Britons (0-18-2) behind a 41-4 advantage in shots, including 20-2 on-goal. Hope scored four goals in each half. Scoring two apiece were Tricia Bajema and Lindsay Jipping. Adding one each were Lindsey Bieri, Raisa Yewah, Kristin Hazlett, and Kristina Bosch. Goalkeepers Megan Altieri and Kat Dickson combined for Hope's ninth shutout of the season.
Flying Dutch Bow to Rival in MIAA Title Showdown (10/27/12)
Hope's bid for an MIAA championship was dashed by rival Calvin Saturday as the Knights posted a 2-0 victory to avenge an earlier 2-0 loss to the Flying Dutch. With one regular season game remaining, Calvin clinches at least a share of the title with an 11-3-1 record. Hope drops into a third for third place (9-4-2) and needs a victory in next Wednesday's regular season finale at home against Albion to assure a place in the conference tournament next weekend. Calvin scored a goal in each half behind an 11-9 advantage in shots, including 5-4 on-goal. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch are 12-5-2 overall.
Flying Dutch Victory Sets Stage for Title Showdown (10/25/12)
The championship of MIAA women's soccer will be on the line Saturday thanks to a prolonged victory by the Flying Dutch on Thursday and an overtime loss by rival Calvin. Coach Leigh Sears' Flying Dutch blanked Saint Mary's 2-0 in a game that went long into the night because approaching thunderstorms caused officials to stop play and empty Van Andel Stadium. Hope led 2-0 when play stopped with 32 minutes remaining in the game. Nearly two hours later, and playing in rain and high wind, the Dutch prevailed by the 2-0 margin. Rival Calvin, meanwhile, had lost 2-1 in overtime to Kalamazoo.
The result is that Saturday's Hope at Calvin noontime match will have MIAA title implications. The Knights are atop the standings with a 10-3-1 league record (31 points) while the Flying Dutch have 29 points behind a 9-3-2 mark. The standings are based on a point system with three points going to the winner. There are two games remaining in the regular season.
The Flying Dutch remained unbeaten at home behind a pair of first half goals, the first was unassisted by Tricia Bajema in the 35th minute and the second came less than two minutes later by Raisa Yewah assisted by Lindsey Bieri. Goalkeeper Megan Altieri recorded her ninth shutout of the season with three saves. Improving to 12-4-2 on the season, the Flying Dutch are 7-0-1 at Van Andel.
Scoreless Tie Keeps Flying Dutch in MIAA Race (10/20/12)
The Flying Dutch remain in second place in a close MIAA race after battling Adrian to a scoreless tie on Saturday at Van Andel Stadium. Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, six teams are still in contention for the four spots in the conference tournament. Calvin tops the standings with 28 points (9-2-1) followed by the Flying Dutch with 26 points (8-3-2). Next are Saint Mary's (25 points), Kalamazoo (23 points), Alma (23 points) and Adrian (22 points). The teams combined for 37 shots, including 11 on-goal, but were unable to score. Hope goalkeeper Megan Altieri (pictured) had six saves, including five in the second half, for her eighth shutout of the season.
Flying Dutch Post Clutch Victory in Tight MIAA Race (10/17/12)
Flying Dutch 1, Alma 0
The Flying Dutch posted a needed conference victory to avenge an earlier loss. The 1-0 victory over visting Alma gives Hope sole possession of second place in the MIAA race with their third consecutive shutout win. Overcoming rain and wind, the game-winner came in the 83rd minute by Erin Jipping off a break-away pass from Raisa Yewah.
Calvin tops the MIAA standings at 8-2 while Hope is 8-3-1. With five victories in their last seven games, coach Leigh Sears' Dutch are 11-4-1 overall. Hope held an 11-10 edge in shots, including 3-2 on-goal. Goalkeeper Megan Altieri was credited with her seventh shutout of the season.
Flying Dutch Gain Shutout Victory (10/13/12)
Junior Katie Gabriel scored her first goal of the season in the 73rd minute as the Flying Dutch eeked out a 1-0 victory over Olivet on Saturday. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch gained sole possession of third place in the MIAA standings (7-3-1) and are 10-4-1 overall. Goalkeeper Megan Altieri recored her fourth shutout of the season.
Flying Dutch Post Shutout Victory on the Road (10/11/12)
Senior Tricia Bajema scored her first and second goals of the season in leading the Flying Dutch to a 2-0 victory over host Trine on Thursday. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch are in fifth place in the MIAA standings, but only four points behind league-leading Alma. The Flying Dutch are 6-3-1 in league games and 9-4-1 overall.
The teams played through a scoreless first half. Bajema put Hope on the scoreboard in the 71st minute off an assist from Lindsey Bieri. She made it a two-goal game in the 86th minute with an assist credited to Kristina Bosch. Hope held a 15-2 advantage in shots. Trine did not have a shot on-goal as goalkeeper Megan Altieri was credited with her third shutout of the season.
Flying Dutch Battle Kalamazoo to Draw (10/9/12)
The Flying Dutch were unable to gain ground in the MIAA race as they had to settle for a 1-1 tie with host Kalamazoo on Tuesday night. The tie leaves Hope in fifth place in the MIAA race with a 5-3-1 record. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch are 8-4-1 overall.
Hope scored first on Lindsey Bieri's goal, assisted by Rachel Rebhan, in the 50th minute. Kalamazoo came back with a goal in the 85th
minute to send the game into overtime. Neither team scored in 20 minutes of overtime play. Hope ended with an 18-8 advantage in shots, incoluding 9-5 on-goal. Goalkeeper Megan Altieri had four saves.
Flying Dutch Suffer Shutout Loss (10/6/12)
The Flying Dutch put 11 of their 12 shots on-goal but were unable to find the net in suffering a 1-0 loss at Saint Mary's on Saturday. The loss dropped Hope into fifth place in a tight league race at 5-3. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch are 8-4 overall. The lone goal came in the 16th minute.
Flying Dutch Post Shutout Win Over Rival Calvin (10/3/12)
The Flying Dutch stayed in the thick of a competitive MIAA women's soccer race by gaining a 2-0 victory over rival Calvin on Wednesday. Coach Leigh Sears' Flying Dutch are part of a three-way tie for second place as the MIAA race nears the mid-point in the season. Alma tops the standings with a 6-1-1 record (19 points) while Hope, Calvin and Saint Mary's each have 15 points (5-2-0) record.
The shutout was Hope's first against Calvin since 2003. An outstanding defense prevented the visiting Knights from even taking a shot on-goal.
The first 15 minutes of the game were uneventful. All of the play was in the midfield, and neither team was able to develop a scoring threat. In the 21st minute, Hope junior forward Raisa Yewah broke through Calvinís defense on the nearside, and set a cross into Calvinís box. A Calvin defender attempted to clear the ball out of danger but mis-hit the ball, and cleared it off the post into the Knights' net for an own-goal.
Ten minutes later, Hope would earn a corner kick. This time, Hope capitalized. Again it was Yewah who headed the ball into Calvinís net off an assist from Lindsay Jipping. Hope's 2-0 halftime lead would stand.
Calvin enjoyed a slight advantage in possession in the second half, but could not get through Hopeís defense. Senior goalkeeper Megan Altieri earned her fourth shutout victory of the year.
Flying Dutch Rebound With Lopsided Victory (9/29/12)
A first half hat trick by a Hope player set the tone for a Flying Dutch victory over host Albion on Saturday. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch posted an 8-1 victory to move to 4-2 in conference games and to 7-3 overall. Hope was playing its third game in five days.
The Britons got on the scoreboard first with a goal just 94 seconds into
the game. Hope came back with eight unanswered goals. Sophomore Lindsay
Bieri scored three goals in the first half as the Flying Dutch built a
6-1 advantage at intermission.
Scoring a goal apiece were Raisa Yewah, Maddie Estrada, Jillian Nichols,
Krause and Kristina Hazlett. Erin Jipping and Kristina Bosch each had a
pair of assists. Hope ended with a 33-2 advantage in shots, including 21-1
on-goal. Goalkeepers for Hope were Megan Altieri and Kat Dickson.
Flying Dutch Bow on Last Second Goal in Double OT (9/27/12)
The Flying Dutch suffered a heart breaking double overtime loss when the decisive goal was scored with just 10 seconds left to play on Thursday. Host Adrian gained the 3-2 victory when Erin Weide scored at 109:50 in the 110 minute game. The loss puts Hope at 3-2 in MIAA contests and 6-3 overall. The teams traded goals in each half of regulation play. Hope's were scored by Lindsay Jipping and Raisa Yewah. Hope had a 22-9 advantage in shots, including 10-5 on-goal. Hope goalkeeper Megan Altieri had two saves.
Flying Dutch Suffer First Conference Defeat (9/25/12)
The Flying Dutch suffered their first conference loss of the season bowing to MIAA front-runner Alma 3-2 on Tuesday. The loss snapped a six-game Hope winning streak leaving the Flying Dutch 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the MIAA. Alma
came into the game with their first-ever national ranking (#24). The Scots sit atop the the MIAA at 4-0-1 and are 7-1-1 overall.
The teams exchanged goals, each scoring in the first half and then in the second half before the Scots got the game-winner in the 87th minute. Scoring for Hope were Erin Jipping and Raisa Yewah and collecting assistrs were Lindsay Jipping and Erin Jipping. Each team had 14 shots overall and five each on-goal. Goalkeeper Megan Altieri had two saves.
Shutout Win Puts Flying Dutch on Top of MIAA (9/19/12)
The Flying Dutch gained sole possession of first place in the MIAA standings by posting a 6-0 shutout victory over visiting Olivet on Wednesday night. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch improved to 3-0 in conference games and 6-1 overall. With a six-game winning streak, the Flying Dutch are off to their best start since the 2005 season when Hope won seven of its first eight games en route to an 18-2-1 mark.
Hope struck fast when Lindsey Bieri scored just 98 seconds into the game. Nora Kirk scored her first of two goals to give Hope a 2-0 halftime lead. She opened the scoring in the second half to raise her team-high season total to five. Also scoring in the second half were Lindsay Jipping, Anna Krueger and Amanda Krause. Credited with assists were Jipping, Bieri, Krueger, Rachel Rebhan and Kristin Hazlett.
Goalkeepers Megan Altieri and Kat Dickson recorded the team's third shutout of the season. Hope held a 28-5 advantage in shots, including a 12-1 edge on-goal.
Flying Dutch Extends Winning Streak to Five (9/15/12)
Junior Amy Olson scored her first goal in the Hope program in leading the Flying Dutch to a 1-0 victory over visting Trine on Saturday night. The goal came in the 74th minute off an assist from Tricia Bajema. Hope out-shot Trine 33-5, including a 10-3 margin on-goal. Goalkeepers Megan Alteiri and Kit Dickson shared Hope's second shutout of the season with three saves.
Flying Dutch Launch Conference Play With Victory (9/13/12)
The Flying Dutch launched conference play with a 2-1 victory over visiting Kalamazoo on Thursday night. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch extended their winning streak to four in-a-row and have a 4-1 season record.
The Flying Dutch scored a goal in each half. Nora Kirk scored her third goal of the season, assisted by Lindsey Bieri, in the 22nd minute. Kalamazoo responded with a goal in the 39th minute. The 1-1 tie was broken in the 67th minute when Erin Jipping scored on a rebound off her own shot.
Kalamazoo held a 12-9 advantage in shots, including a 6-4 margin in shots-on-goal, but Hope goalkeeper Megan Altieri was credited with five saves.
Flying Dutch Extend Winning Streak to Three (9/8/12)
The Flying Dutch extended their winning streak to three in-a-row by marking their home debut with a 1-0 victory over Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday. Coach Leigh Sears' Dutch stand 3-1 on the young
heading into MIAA play next week.
The game's lone goal came in the 80th minute on a header by senior Lindsay Jipping off a cornerkick from Kristina Bosch. Goalkeeper Megan Altieri was credited with shuout
behind five saves.
Flying Dutch Defeat in Chicago in Overtime (9/5/12)
The Flying Dutch scored a dramatic 3-2 overtime victory over host Chicago on Wednesday afternoon. With their first-ever win over Chicago, coach Leigh Sears' Flying Dutch improved to 2-1 on the season.
Nursing a 2-1 lead in the final minute of regulation, the Flying Dutch yielded a goal to the Maroons with only 13 seconds left to play. Hope struck almost equally as fast when Nora Kirk scored off an assist from Lindsey Bieri just 85 seconds into the extra period.
Hope scored a goal in each half, first by Bieri assisted by Rachel Rebhan and the second by Amanda Krause off an assist from Kristina Bosch. Chicago held a 20-9 advantage in shots, including a 15-2 spread in the second half. Hope goalkeeper Megan Altieri was credited with six saves.
Flying Dutch Split Season-Opening Games (9/1/12)
Elmhurst 1, Hope 0 / Hope 3, Dominican 1
Playing back-to-back season-opening games on the road this weekend, the Flying Dutch gained a split against Illinois opponents. Coach Leigh Sears' Flying Dutch were edged by Elmhurst 1-0 on Friday, but came back Saturday with a solid 3-1 triumph over Dominican. Scoring goals in the victory were Nora Kirk, Erin Jipping and Lindsey Bieri. Lindsay Jipping had a pair of assists and Raisa Yewah had one.
Academic Honor Roll Team
2012 Pre-Season Outlook
A veteran Flying Dutch team will be aiming to improve on a successful 2011 season.
The Flying Dutch, coached by Leigh Sears, advanced to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA ) post-season tournament and posted an overall 12-8 record.
Coach Sears begins her 12th season at the helm of the program and with 113 victories is the winningest Hope women's soccer coach.
The pre-season roster of returning players includes 11 sophomores, three juniors
and six seniors.
Captains of the team are seniors Megan Altieri of Bay Village (Bay Village HS), Kylie Clark of Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville HS), Lindsay Jipping of Jenison (Unity Christian HS), and Sara Lang of Traverse City (Traverse City Central HS).
Two players who received All-MIAA honors in 2011 return -- sophomore forward Erin Jipping of Holland (West Ottawa HS), and Kylie Clark, a defender.
Altieri, the team's goalkeeper, was voted the 2011 team's most valuable player while Erin Jipping and Kylie Clark were honored as the offensive and defensive MVPs respectively. Nora Kirk, a sophomore from Maumee, Ohio, was honored as the rookie of the year and junior Katie Gabriel of Grandville (Grandville HS) was recognized as the most improved player.
Four returning players were honored during the 2011 season as MIAA players of the week -- Erin Jipping, Kylie Clark, Sara Lang and sophomore Courtney Schmidt of Lowell (Lowell HS).