Hope Flying Dutchmen

Overall record: 5-5 - Conference: 5-2
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/10 at John Carroll L, 38-13
9/17 vs. DePauw L, 38-12
9/24 at Wheaton (Ill.) L, 48-7
10/1 vs. Kalamazoo * • W, 38-7
10/8 at Olivet * • L, 31-24
10/15 vs. Wisconsin Lutheran * • W, 38-7
10/22 vs. Adrian * • W, 42-21
10/29 at Albion * • L, 34-0
11/5 at Tri-State * W, 42-10
11/12 vs. Alma * • W, 38-20
Overall record: 5-5 - Conference: 5-2
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
10/1 vs. Kalamazoo * • W, 38-7
10/8 at Olivet * • L, 31-24
10/15 vs. Wisconsin Lutheran * • W, 38-7
10/22 vs. Adrian * • W, 42-21
10/29 at Albion * • L, 34-0
11/5 at Tri-State * W, 42-10
11/12 vs. Alma * • W, 38-20
Albion 6-1 7-4
Adrian 5-2 8-2
Hope 5-2 5-5
Alma 4-3 6-4
Olivet 4-3 5-5
Kalamazoo 3-4 4-6
Wisconsin Lutheran 1-6 1-9
Tri-State 0-7 0-10

Past Records

2016 (0-0, 0-0 MIAA)
2015 (2-8, 0-6 MIAA)
2014 (6-4, 3-3 MIAA)
2013 (7-3, 4-2 MIAA)
2012 (5-5, 4-2 MIAA)
2011 (7-3, 5-1 MIAA)
2010 (3-7, 3-3 MIAA)
2009 (3-7, 3-3 MIAA)
2008 (3-7, 3-3 MIAA)
2007 (6-4, 6-1 MIAA)
2006 (7-4, 7-0 MIAA)
2005 (5-5, 5-2 MIAA)
2004 (6-4, 5-2 MIAA)
2003 (7-4, 5-1 MIAA)
2002 (5-5, 4-2 MIAA)
2001 (7-2, 4-1 MIAA)
2000 (8-2, 5-0 MIAA)
1999 (5-4, 5-1 MIAA)

Team Quick Facts


Flying Dutchmen

Coach: Dean Kreps (Monmouth '84)
Conference: MIAA
Enrollment: 3093
Location: Holland, MI
Colors: Orange, Blue
Stadium: Ray and Sue Smith Stadium (5325)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 22, 2016
Hope Football Scores 31 Unanswered Points, Takes Down Five-Win Trine
The opponent’s lengthy, game-opening scoring drive did not faze the Hope College football...
September 10, 2016
Football Falls At Defiance
January 27, 2016
Alumnus returns to bring hope to Hope
With seven state titles and a career based in western Michigan under his belt already, Peter...
December 10, 2015
Kreps steps down as Hope football coach
Dean Kreps has stepped down from the Hope football program after 30 seasons, including the past 21...
November 14, 2015
Two Career Records Set In Hope Football's Season-Ending Loss At Kalamazoo
Seniors Matt Kroll and Dean DeVries broke the Hope College career touchdown reception and punting...
November 7, 2015
Late Trine Touchdown Hands Hope Football 31-28 Road Defeat
Receiver Matt Kroll of Grand Haven, Michigan (Grand Haven HS) and running back Zac Boersema of...
October 31, 2015
Receiver Moves Up Record Books In Hope Football Loss To Adrian
Senior Matt Kroll moved up the Hope College football record book in two categories during a 14-3...
October 24, 2015
Hope Football Falls To Alma 35-24
Junior Zac Boersema of Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa HS), posted his second 100-yard rushing game...
October 17, 2015
Hope Football Drops 31-27 Decision At Unbeaten Olivet
Junior Zac Boersema ran for a career-high 128 yards and three touchdowns for the Hope College...
October 10, 2015
Hope Football Records First Shutout Since 2010, Blanks Rockford, Illinois
The Flying Dutchmen improved to 2-3 overall on Saturday by allowing only 261 yards of total offense...
October 3, 2015
Hope Football Misses 2-Point Conversion, Drops MIAA Opener To Albion
The Hope College football team pushed unbeaten Albion College to the final seconds before dropping...
September 19, 2015
Hope Football Downs Concordia, Wisconsin In MIAA-NACC Challenge Series
Three Chris Leigh touchdown runs and a seven-sack performance powered the Hope College football team...
September 12, 2015
Receiver Equals Career-High In Receiving Yards In Hope Football's 13-7 Loss
Senior Matt Kroll matched his career-high with 145 yards receiving for the Flying Dutchmen in a...
September 5, 2015
Hope Football Drops Season Opener To Monmouth
Kick returner Chris Leigh set a school record with a 96-touchdown, but the Hope College football...
August 10, 2015
Best road trips of 2015: Week 8
Do you have your passport updated? It might come in handy this week.
November 8, 2014
Hope Football Hands MIAA Leader Trine Its First League Defeat
Junior Matt Kroll caught a go-ahead, 34-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter for a 31-24...
November 1, 2014
Hope Football Drops MIAA Second-Place Showdown At Adrian
Senior Kirby Crook moved up the Hope College recordbook for interceptions, but the Flying Dutchmen...
October 25, 2014
Hope Football Downs Alma 33-7 To Stay In MIAA Title Contention
The Flying Dutchmen raised their record to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic...
October 21, 2014
Coming down with the win
It was a game with big rallies and late scores, and in the end, it took one final pass getting...
October 18, 2014
Hope Football Downs Olivet 42-35 In Overtime
Taylor Brynaert and Kirby Crook made it a thrilling homecoming finish for the Hope College football...
October 4, 2014
Hope Football Edged In Overtime In MIAA Opener
Quarterback Robert Kish threw for three touchdowns and rushed for one more, but the Hope College...
September 25, 2014
Hope Football's Kirby Crook Named Semifinalist For National Scholar-Athlete Award
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy®,...
September 20, 2014
Hope Football Rallies Late, Wins At Lakeland (Wis.)
A fourth-down stop set up a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter for the Hope College...
September 13, 2014
Hope Downs Augustana For Community Day Win
Quarterback Robert Kish threw four touchdown passes in his first collegiate start as the Hope...
September 6, 2014
Hope Football Falls In Season Opener At Monmouth
Three different players scored touchdowns for the Flying Dutchmen in a 30-20 defeat.
November 16, 2013
Flying Dutchmen Edged By Albion 34-31
A share of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship and the NCAA Division III...
November 2, 2013
Hope Football Takes Down Trine, To Play Albion For MIAA Title In Two Weeks
The Hope football team is going to play for a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA)...
October 19, 2013
Hope Downs Alma On The Road
The Hope football team did not have the ball much against Alma, but made the most of every minute....
October 12, 2013
Full wrap: Morrisville shocker; MASCAC shootout
The Mustangs turn the NJAC on its head by upsetting Rowan, while Mass. Maritime gets into another...
October 12, 2013
Hope Knocks Off Previously Undefeated Olivet On The Road
A blocked punt for a touchdown and an extra point return for two points highlighted the Hope...
September 28, 2013
Hope Suffers Season's First Loss In 14-7 Defeat At Illinois Wesleyan
A late interception thwarted the last scoring chance for the Hope football team in a 14-7 defeat at...
September 21, 2013
Wrapup: Gallaudet, Juniata, Hope all 3-0
It's been a productive first three weeks for some programs. Here's the early Week 3 wrapup,...
September 21, 2013
Hope Football Erupts in Second Half To Beat Wisconsin Lutheran, Stay Unbeaten
The unbeaten Hope football team charged past Wisconsin Lutheran in the second half Saturday to claim...
September 17, 2013
Senior defender helps get Hope's season flying
Santino DiCesare was "a little nervous" last year being asked to move to free safety for...
September 14, 2013
Hope Routs Millikin 41-7 In Dedication of Smith Stadium
The Hope football team made the dedication of Ray & Sue Smith Stadium a smashing success. The...
September 7, 2013
Michael Atwell, Hope Football Team Downs North Park In Opener
Quarterback Michael Atwell threw for 442 yards and five touchdowns as the Hope College football team...
November 24, 2011
MIAA, NATHC to start 'Challenge Series'
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Northern Athletics Conference have announced...
November 10, 1999
There's a reason they're called 'storied' rivalries
This is Rivalry Week, where the games are big and the legends are bigger. This week, teams from...
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