2019 At A Glance
- Roster Size: 25
- Returners: 13
- Captains: Noelle Jackson, Shay Pinhey
- 2019 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll: Third Place
- 2018 Season Recap: Hope set a school record for wins with a 34-12 record. Went 11-5 in MIAA play to finish third place in the regular-season standings. The Flying Dutch won the MIAA Tournament for the sixth time in team history and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Hope hosted and won an NCAA regional at Wolters Stadium and won four consecutive games after losing in the first round. The Flying Dutch then hosted Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) in Super Regional before losing the series in three games.
Pictured, Morgann Kanouse
2019 Coaching Staff
Head Coach Mary VandeHoef
In her ninth season at the helm, Mary VandeHoef has guided the Flying Dutch to a 196-125-2 overall record and a 107-49 mark in MIAA games. She has led Hope to three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, a share of the 2017 MIAA regular-season championship and the 2018 MIAA Tournament title. A co-captain of Central's 2003 NCAA Division III national championship softball team, Mary was a four-time NCAA tournament participant and recipient of the team's most inspirational player award three of her four years. After graduation, she was an assistant coach at Ithaca (N.Y.) and Central (IA) before becoming head coach at Hope.