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2008 Season in Review
Three Hope Freshmen Honored with All-CCLA Honors (4/24/08)
The Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association: Division II is comprised of twelve teams from Pennsylvania, Ohio & Michigan. The CCLA operates under the auspices of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association who sanctions Division I and II lacrosse across the nation. Hope College competes in Division II vs. Grand Valley State University, Saginaw Valley State University, Northern Michigan University, Ferris State University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Calvin College, University of Dayton, Grove City College, Carnegie Mellon University, Taylor University, and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony during the halftime of the CCLA Championship game which will take place at 7:00 PM Saturday, May 3.
Goaltender Pieter Norden (Dublin, OH – Dublin Scioto) amassed a total of 196 saves in the eleven game regular season for an average of 17.8 per game. Midfielder Brent Martin (Portage, MI – Portage Central) anchored the midfield for the Flying Dutchmen winning 71% of his face-offs, averaging 12 ground balls per game, and scoring 17 goals with 10 assists.
Attackman Eric Weber (Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor Pioneer) led all MCLA Divisions in the nation in goals-per-game average with 5.89. The freshman scored 69 goals and tallied 24 assists.