The Flying Dutch kick off the 2018 season with two matches Labor Day weekend against opponents who also reached the NCAA Tournament in 2017. Hope plays at Illinois Wesleyan on Friday, September 31 and then Ohio Northern on Saturday, September 1 at Illinois Wesleyan.
Hope’s first home match is Saturday, September 15 against Capital, Ohio. The Flying Dutch play six times at Van Andel Soccer Stadium this season. A change in scheduling for MIAA matches brings only four home league matches this season.
“We’re playing a tougher schedule. Our goal is to prep for conference play, where you can win and get into the NCAA Tournament.” - head coach Leigh Sears