2019 At a Glance
- Roster size: 21
- Returners: 13
- Captains: Senior Bailey Berberich, senior Allison Darnell, junior Julianna Burlet, sophomore Jane Ragains
- 2019 MIAA Preseason Poll: Second
- Outlook: The Flying Dutch are seeking to improve upon their fourth-place in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 2018. Hope finished with a record of 8-7 overall and 5-3 in the MIAA.
- Fast fact: Hope has qualified for the MIAA Tournament for the fourth year in-a-row since 2014. The Flying Dutch lost in the semifinals to regular-season and eventual MIAA Tournament champions, Calvin College, of the 2018 league tournament.
Other Hope Players to Watch
Head Coach Kim Vincent
Entering her fifth season as head coach, Kim Vincent has led the Flying Dutch to MIAA Tournament appearances every year she has coached Hope women's lacrosse. In fact, three of Hope's best seasons have come under Vincent. In 2017, she took the team to its first MIAA Tournament championship match.
Team of Academic Honors
The Hope College women's lacrosse team hauled in two team academic honors in 2018 — one from the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and one from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Each organization recognized the team's overall GPA of 3.42. The Flying Dutch's IWLCA Honor Squad Award was one of 339 from across NCAA Division I, II and III, and NAIA. The MIAA Team GPA Award, which requires that league teams have over a 3.30 GPA, was their fifth in-a-row.
"These young women bring passion for learning and growth into every part of their experience at Hope. They embrace being a student first and athlete second while always striving for excellence. We count on our upperclassmen to lead the way and to also stand beside their younger teammates, mentoring them in our tradition of excellence both on the field and in the classroom." — Coach Kim Vincent