The Hope College men’s soccer team finished third in the 2015 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll announced on Monday.

Coach Steven Smith’s Flying Dutchmen received one first-place vote and totaled 21 points. Coaches could not vote for their own teams. Calvin took the top spot with seven points, while Kalamazoo came in second with 15 points.
Hope placed ahead of fourth-place Alma (21 points), fifth-place Olivet (28), sixth-place Albion (35), seventh-place Adrian (42) and eighth-place Trine (46).
In 2015, the Flying Dutchmen are aiming for the 17th consecutive season with double-digit wins. Hope posted a 13-7-1 record last season while taking third in MIAA play with an 8-5-1 league record.
The Flying Dutchmen kick off practice this week. This season is Smith’s 26th as head coach. 
Heading into the 2015 season, Smith ranks 13th among all active NCAA Division III coaches in wins and 18th nationally among all active Division III coaches by winning percentage (.723).
Smith's record through the 2014 season is 350-122-40. His mark against MIAA opponents is 238-70-21.
Hope’s 2015 season opener is Tuesday, Sept. 1, against Grace Bible College at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.
1. Calvin – 7 points (7)
2. Kalamazoo – 15 points
3. Hope – 21 points (1)
4. Alma – 28 points
5. Olivet – 30 points
6. Albion – 35 points
7. Adrian – 42 points
8. Trine - 46 points