2019 At A Glance
- Roster Size: 27
- Returners: 18
- Captains: Isaac Braak, Logan Bylsma, Blair McCormick
- 2019 MIAA Preseason Poll: Second
- 2018 Regular-Season Recap: In David Brandt’s first season as head coach, the Flying Dutchmen posted a 14-3-1 overall record and finished with a 4-2-1 MIAA record for fourth place. Hope opened the season on a seven-game win streak and finished with the highest number of victories since a 17-win campaign during the 2013 season. The Flying Dutchmen also doubled their win total from the previous season.
- 2018 MIAA Tournament Recap: The fourth-seeded Flying Dutchmen defeated Kalamazoo College, 3-0, in a first-round game at Van Andel Soccer Stadium. Senior Ben Hagman scored twice against the Hornets. Hope fell to top-seeded Calvin College, 5-0, in the semifinals.
Pictured: Goalie Blair McCormick clears the ball.
2019 Coaching Staff
Head Coach Dave Brandt
Dave Brandt, pictured left, begins his second season at the helm of the Hope men’s soccer program. He owns a career coaching record of 260-28-15 record, including last season’s 14-3-1 debut with the Flying Dutchmen. Prior to coming to Hope, Brandt led Messiah College (Penn.) to six NCAA Division III national championships, eight final fours, and a 246-25-14 record over 12 seasons between 1997-2008. He reached to the 200-win mark faster than any other coach in NCAA history — doing so in 2006 in 220 matches over a span of 10 seasons. He was a four-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III National Coach of the Year. At Navy, Brandt guided the Midshipmen to a 64-47-22 record over seven seasons, including a 35-17-8 mark over the final three.
"Playing style, I think it's very similar this year — high pressing, lots of penetration, ball on the ground, passing, a high tempo — just an aggressive attacking mentality. Those are elements that will remain regardless of the playing system." — Coach Dave Brandt