Women's Basketball At A Glance
- Roster Size: 17
- Returners: 16
- Returning starters: 4
- Head Coach: Brian Morehouse, 24th season (582-90, .866)
- Captains: Lauren Newman, Kenedy Schoonveld, Arika Tolbert
- 2019-20 Preseason Rankings: 6th D3hoops; 9th, WBCA
- 2019-20 MIAA Preseason Poll: First
- 2019-20 Regular-Season Recap: The Flying Dutch posted a 24-5 overall record during the 2018-19 season, including a second-place, 14-2 mark in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play. Forward Francesca Buchanan was chosen to play in the inaugural Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game after concluding her career seventh among Flying Dutch players with 1,476 points and seventh in rebounds with 710. Buchanan and guard Kenedy Schoonveld repeated as All-MIAA First Team honorees. Forward Olivia Voskuil was named MIAA Defensive Player of the Year as well as a All-MIAA Second-Team selection. The Flying Dutch led the nation in home attendance, along with the men's basketball team, for the 11th consecutive season.
- 2019 Postseason Recap: Hope advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament before falling to Wartburg College (Iowa) in Waverly, Iowa. The Flying Dutch defeated Wheaton College (Illinois) in the first round. Hope finished runner-up in the MIAA Tournament after being edged in double overtime, 70-65, in the title game by Trine University (Indiana).
- 2019 Academic Honors: The Flying Dutch earned a select spot on the WBCA Academic Top 25 that recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and two-year college teams with GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. Hope also claimed the MIAA Team GPA Award and had 10 student-athlete make the MIAA's Academic Honor Roll with 3.5 GPAs or higher.
Pictured left: From left, Olivia Voskuil and Kenedy Schoonveld cheer on their teammates.
2019 Coaching Staff
Head Coach Brian Morehouse
Head coach Brian Morehouse '91 has guided the Flying Dutch to a 582-90 overall record and 14 MIAA championships during his 23-year tenure. His teams have made 18 NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, winning the 2006 national title and finishing as the 2010 national runner-up.
Brian Morehouse is second among active NCAA Division III women's basketball coaches with a .866 win percentage. He trails only G.P. Gromacki of Amherst College (Massachusetts), who is 516-66 after 19 seasons for an .887 win percentage.
Brian Morehouse began his coaching career as a student assistant coach for Glenn Van Wieren's men's basketball program. After graduation, he became the men's junior varsity coach for two years, compiling a record of 30-9.