Prime 13 Hope Faculty athletes of 2021-22

Hope College's Ben Catton swims the 100 butterfly on Day 3 of the MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Holland Community Aquatic Center.

Ben Catton, men’s swimming

The sophomore from Holland Christian is already making an impact in the pool for the Flying Dutchmen. He earned his first individual MIAA titles in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and was a part of a winning 400 relay team. He also earned an MIAA record in the 100 butterfly, set new Hope College records in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, earned first-team all-MIAA and second-team All-American honors.

More:Hope swimmer Ben Catton poised to contend with NCAA elite

Hope's Brady Eding

Brady Eding, football

The former standout at Hamilton was the anchor on the offensive line for the Flying Dutchmen in 2022. With a new quarterback behind him, the emphasis was on the run game all season long and Eding and the rest of the line were up for the challenge. Hope averaged over 230 rushing yards per game and earned a share of the MIAA title with a 5-1 conference record. The senior was selected to the all-MIAA first-team offense and also earned all-region honors. He was also a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, better known as the academic Heisman.

More:BRAINS & BRAWN: Hope’s Brady Eding excelling on field and in classroom

Hope's Nick Hoffman

Nick Hoffman, men’s track & field

The list of accolades for the senior was very long in 2022. During the indoor season, he set a school record in the 800, won the MIAA title in the one-mile run, earned Great Lakes All-Region honors as well as All- American accolades in the distance medley relay. In the outdoor campaign, he won the MIAA crown in the 1500, was named all-region in the 800 and 1500, qualified for the NCAA Championships and was named a COSIDA Academic All-American.

Hope's Sydney Jackson is the MIAA women's tennis MVP.

Sydney Jackson, women’s tennis

The senior won MIAA MVP for the second straight season, going undefeated in conference play in 2022 and helped Hope earn a seventh straight conference title and 10th straight MIAA Tournament championship. She helped lead the team to the NCAA Regional Semifinals.

Hope College freshman Sara Kraus broke the school record in the 200 IM already this season.

Sara Kraus, women’s swimming

Krauss, a freshman from Rockford, proved she’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years. She won MIAA Swimmer of the Year honors this season. She dominated at the MIAA Championships, earning the conference crown in the 200 backstroke (MIAA record), 100 backstroke, 200 individual medley, 400 medley relay (MIAA record) and 800 freestyle relay. The freshman also earned all-MIAA and All-American honors.

Hope senior Evan Mayday

Evan Maday, baseball

The super senior from Kentwood has been making a name for himself on the diamond since the moment he stepped foot in Holland, but his final year in the orange and blue was definitely the highlight. Maday broke Hope’s all-time hits record, finishing his career with 231, and the stolen bases record with 104. In 2022 he tied the single-season home run mark with 11 as well. That performance helped him earn several honors including MIAA position player of the year, all-region and All-American honors from D3baseball.com.

More:Hope’s Evan Maday breaks all-time hits record, remains focused on winning MIAA title

Hope's Sydney Muller smiles as she holds the DIII national championship trophy Saturday, March 19, 2022, at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh.

Sydney Muller, women’s basketball

Averaging just over nine points per game, it might be a bit strange to find Muller on this list to somebody just looking through box scores. But the All-MIAA second-teamer and all-region honoree was the heart and soul of the Flying Dutch’s national title-winning team and was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player. She played with reckless abandon driving into the lane and gave the team a spark in the rare instance that they needed it. Her basketball IQ was also off the charts, always making the extra pass to get a better look for one of her teammates. A transfer from Cornerstone, Muller finished her career at Hope with a record of 100-7, with just one of those losses coming in the last three seasons.

More:Sydney Muller sparks Hope College women’s basketball to win over Albion

Hope College's Jack Radzville

Jack Radzville, men’s lacrosse

The senior finishes his Hope career with a stellar 147 goals, earning over 50 goals in each of the last two seasons. He has earned MIAA offensive MVP honors for the second straight season as well. He was named a USILA Scholar All-American and was named All-American honorable mention for his performance on the field.

Hope's Kenedy Schoonveld drives past her Trine defender Thursday, March 17, 2022, at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh.

Kenedy Schoonveld, women’s basketball

The super senior from Holland Christian had one of the most decorated seasons from any Hope athlete in the history of the school. Not only was she the star among stars on the national-title-winning women’s basketball team, but she won the Josten’s Trophy which is awarded to the most outstanding women’s and men’s Division III basketball players of the year. She was also named the MIAA MVP for the third consecutive season, the WBCA Division III Player of the Year, the Regional Player of the Year by D3Hoops.com and a first-team All-American.

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