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Orientation Assistants, freshmen and families move students into Dykstra Hall Friday morning. The theme for Orientation 2004 was "Oh The Places You'll Go!" Events ran from Friday to Monday and included activities for new students, parents and siblings. Karen Schuen ('05) and Andrew Meyers ('05) served as Orientation Directors. They have beenworking to plan every detail of the weekend since last February and are now finally able to relax. Freshmen settled in quickly and, along with upperclasssmen who returned Sunday, were ready to bgin classes Tuesday morning.

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At one time or another, everyone has gone through the orientation process. Described variously as fun, scary, busy, and amazing, each person leaves the weekend with a variety of new memories and experiences to carry into their college career. This year's orientation weekend, themed "Oh The Places You'll Go," was no different. Freshmen moved into the dorms Friday morning with the help of the orientation assistants (OAs), and the adventure continued from there. The weekend kicked off with the Dance Extravaganza on Friday night and concluded with Groovin' in the Grove, with the chapel band, on Monday evening. The time was packed with events for parents, siblings and, of course, all of the 785 freshmen and 41 transfer students. Karen Schuen ('05) and Andrew Meyers ('05) headed the staff of more than 600 who worked to make orientation a success. This staff included 20 assistant directors (ADs), each of whom helped with the training of the 203 orientation assistants (OAs). "(Katie and Andrew) are just fantastic. They worked so hard, since February of this past year. They hired and trained the whole staff, they planned every detail," said Diana Breclaw, assistant dean of students, about the ori-


Mentalist Chris Carter kicks off SAC events Mackenzie Smith C A M P U S BEAT EDITOR

"He is a Hope College beginning-of-theyear tradition," said Sara Bums ('05), Business Director of the Social Activities Committee (SAC). "We had students last year come back who had already graduated because he's just so amazing." Who is this sensation? His name is Chris Carter; he calls himself a "mentalist," and he will be making his sixth trip to Hope this weekend. Carter's show will be the conclusion of the Orientation School Kickoff Week and will be h e l d at 8 : 3 0 p . m . S a t u r d a y in t h e Knickerbocker Theatre on East Eighth Street. Carter is a full-time entertainer, visiting more than 150 college campuses every year. His specialties include ESP and hypnosis. Carter's performances include theatrics, hu-

what it was. The catch? He was completely blindfolded. "Somebody brought a crate with a hamster in it, and he guessed it!" Bums said. Carter also enjoys getting to know his ausaid. dience. This Carter asI make predictions which come usually leads sures the same to him spendon his website true in detail; I influence other ing t i m e in (wwwjrvndcnmip. people's thoughts. Phelps Dining c o m ) . HowHall prior to -Chris Carter, mentalist ever, he says "I his perforam make predicmance. tions which "He likes to go around before he acts and come true in detail; 1 influence other peoples' (do) teasers like bending spoons," Bums said. thoughts; 1 cause objects to move using the T h e audience is an important part of power of my mind." Burns confirms the truth of these state- Carter's shows in other ways as well, volunments. She recalls a part of the show last teering to come on stage and contribute to year when audience members were asked to his mind-reading stunts. "In a very real sense, I'm not the star of bring an object on stage for Carter to guess

mor, and mental stunts that often appear impossible. "He states at the beginning of every performance that he is not reading minds," Bums

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the show - it's the volunteers themselves who become the scene stealers, bringing the audience members to uncontrollable laughter," said Carter. Some may find Carter's mentalism abilities difficult to believe; he points them in the direction of modem science. "We know now that we communicate with more than just our standard five senses," Carter said. "We also communicate via pheromones, scents or odors which are given off by others." People may not be consciously aware of perceiving these signals, but studies have shown that they can affect emotional and biological states. Carter will be the first performer SAC brings to campus, but he is far from the last.

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Hope students ready to serve This Saturday, almost 500 Hope students, many of them freshmen', will participate in one of the final orientation events, "Time to Serve." The event is a college tradition, begun in 2000. The program's goals include introducing new students to service and to the Holland community, along with helping them to build relationships with their peers. Students signed up for the program during orientation weekend should meet in Phelps Hall on Saturday moming. For more information, or to sign up, contact Diana Breclaw, Assistant Dean ot Students.

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Construction continues on large campus projects The Martha Miller Center for Global Communications and the DeVos Fieldhouse began to take shape over the summer. The final steel beam was placed on the Martha Miller Center Monday as an event that first-year students and their families could attend. From the front, the Martha Miller center faces Lincoln St. and will be an impressive addition to Hope's campus. It is expected to house the communications department, WTHS, The Anchor, and many more organizations and classrooms. Early work on the $22 million Fieldhouse moved along quickly in anticiaption of the eagerly awaited new sports facility. The fieldhouse is expected to be completed during the '05'06 school year.

An aerial view of the Martha Miller Center shows the expansive scope of the building project, which the college will one day enjoy.


Last spring the community showed its support for Hope's building projects at the groundbreaking for the DeVos Fieldhouse. The well-attended event, held during Spring Fling, featured Hope's own Wind Symphony.

ORIENTATION from 1 orientation directors. "For undergraduate students to be able to (plan all of this) is just amazing, and they did a fantastic job. They showed enthusiasm and joy and commitment and a tirelessness/' Breclaw added. This year's group of OAs was the largest ever. They arrived on campus on Tuesday for several days of training, which included fun social activities to help them get to know each other. "We showed a drive-in movie during our training out in the Pine Grove for the OAs, trying to show them how much we appreciate all the work they d o / ' Breclaw said. All of the orientation staff worked hard during the past week. Many members ran on little sleep; one Assistant Director commented that they had been spending 14 or more hours per day on the job all week. That time was spent facilitating the hundreds of events that occurred during the weekend. Several of these events were new to orientation weekend. "We...tried to have some more activities for parents and for siblings," Breclaw said. These included a "Dive-in" movie in DeWitt for younger siblings and two sold-out

boat cruises on Lake Macatawa, in addition to the traditional family activities. Brittany Gasper ('05), who served as an AD, decided her favorite part of the weekend was working with the parents. "They're often a neglected part of orientation. The parents have a lot to go through, losing their first or their only child to college," Gasper said. "1 like working with them and helping ease their fears, knowing their children are coming to a safe place and that they survive." A hallmark of Hope's orientation program is the move-in-day help new students receive from the OAs. This made a good first impression on Dean Clement, father of Shannon Clement ('08). "Everyone's been friendly since we pulled into the parking lot," Clement said. Other parents expressed appreciation for the friendly and positive attitudes of the people on campus. Many traditional orientation activities remained favorites of participants. Anna Vander Zouwen ('07) decided to become an OA last fall during her orientation. Her favorite event, both then and now, was Playfair.

"You meet so many new people in a very short period of time. 1 like to go all out and get other people excited!" Vander Zouwen said. This year's Playfair, the mass mixer event held in the Dow Center, included a new element. "At one point, after we had all been mixed around, we got into a group of 9 or 10 people. This was called our 'core group,'" Vander Zouwen explained. As the event continued, students returned to this group several times. At one point they were encouraged to plan a time to meet again and continue building the relationships they had begun. Over the course of the weekend, students also attended three small-group meetings. Teams of two OAs led these groups, each of which had approximately nine new students. These meetings included ice-breaker activities, discussions of important information and time for questions. One important topic covered was Hope's dry-campus policy and re-stating the consequences of illegal and/or excessive alcohol consumption.

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"People joke because every year I say, 'We're going to have the best year ever!'" Bums, who is in her fourth year working for SAC, said. "But this year is by far the best! We have some amazing talent coming in." The next talent Hope will see is Ari Hest, a singer-songwriter who recently signed with Columbia records, and who Bums compared to John Mayer. She added that he would be performing at the Knickerbocker Theatre, along with a full

band and opening acts. Hest will be the first in the "Up and Coming Artist" series SAC is trying to start. "We're actually looking for singersongwriters students have heard of, and if they have any good suggestions we're very open to it," Bums said. Carter and Hest will be followed by many more events and performers. See SAC's website {http://ww'w.hope.edii/stiident/organizations/activities/sac/) for details.

"We told them that freshman year is the year you learn a lot about who you are and what's important to you, and I think a lot of times alcohol and parties get in the way (of that)," Vander Zouwen said. The small groups also went on campus lours and encouraged students to create goals for their four years at Hope. Orientation weekend may be over, but more activities are planned throughout the week to welcome new and returning students. These include a showing of the movie "Saved!" a look at life in a Christian high school that brings up a number of important issues. The movie will be shown at the Knickerbocker Theatre on Thursday night and will be followed by a panel discussion. Also on Thursday night, a bonfire will be held at Holland Municipal Stadium. On Friday, Ginny Owens will kick off the Christian Music Series in Dimnent Chapel at 9:30 p.m. The school kickoff week will conclude on Saturday with the annual volunteer program "ATime to Serve," a party in downtown Holland and an evening performance by mentalist Chris Carter.

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Clockwise, from left-bottom: Megan Kleinheksel ('08) moved things in a very quick manner; Dave Nyitray ('08) put his handprint on the Orientation banner; the OAs kept coming back for more; this student lost all her money at the bookstore; among the Orientation groups many games were d; some OAs wore as many as one ampshade, while others carried things to where each student's bed is made. Center: Eric DeBoer ('05) and Kyle Stob ('06) welcome the incoming mob. Background: As the class of 08 gathers below, we can't help but think, "Oh the places they'll go!"




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We can't always predict what is going to happen and things have a tendency to not go as planned. But it is often these unexpected surprises that can have the most impact on our lives; in the way we perceive both ourselves and our surroundings. Over the summer. I visited famous English cathedrals, experienced the sacred Anglican ritual of Evensong, explored Napoleonic caves, and learned traditional folk dances hundreds of years old. I helped dig up Don't go into this whole dinosaur bones of college thing with preconthe ceived notions of what you Jurassic Morrison think it's supposed to be Formation like. in Wyoming and learned how to perform chemical analyses of paleosols on Hope's new particle accelerator. Now the school year has started again and I'm back in the somewhat stifling confines of the Anchor office trying to find some sort of inspiration from all these experiences as to what I should write for my first ever editorial as editor-in-chief. I must admit I've never been a huge fan of expressing myself, especially for a potential audience of over 3000 students. I have had all these amazing experiences and still can't seem to fully explain everything I learned and felt along the way, but I'm going to try. The best place to start is the beginning. So here goes. Every orientation weekend reminds me of my own first weekend here at Hope. I, like most new students, had never been away from home for a long period of time before and didn't know anyone. I fell so overwhelmed with trying to meet new people, figuring out my class schedule and memorizing the combination to my dorm room couldn't even really think straight. In fact, my first night on campus, I accidentally gave myself an electric shock with a loose plug. Since then, not much has changed, except my experiences, my friends, my major, my plans for the future, and the small fact that I am now editor of the student newspaper. My freshman year, I never would have even imagined traveling to a foreign country or planning on studying geology in grad school. I guess what I'm trying to say is, freshmen, and everyone else for that matter, just go out and try something. Study abroad, try out for a play, join a club or intramural team, take a class you normally wouldn't take. And don't go into this whole college thing, or even this year, with preconceived notions of what you think it's supposed to be like, because it probably won't be. It will probably be a lot harder, a lot weirder and maybe even a lot better.


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Poet Philips opens Visiting Writers Series VWS begins with Philips, continues with other famous authors Jordan Wolfson A R T S EDITOR

T h i s year. Hope College has arranged for another selection of writers to visit campus and share their talents with the community. The Visiting Writers Series was founded in 1982 by Professor Jack Ridl of the English Department. S i n c e its birth, the series has received wide support f r o m the college as well as many affiliate groups. The series has hosted some of the "most e x c i t i n g w r i t e r s working today, and it has developed a very strong reputation in the community. This year, the series hosts nine writers, with three appearing in the

fall season and six in the spring. Mr. Phillips writes with an T h e m o n t h of almost whispered elegance September will as he reveals and declares feature Carl Philips, poet and essayist, s o m e of t h e inrffermost while in October, Honoree Fanonne truths of the human heart. J e f f e r s , poet, and â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Judges' Citation P a t r i c i a SaVafian Ward, novelist and the winner of the with Vyvyane Loh, novelist, dancer, G L C A New Writer Award, will and physician. share some of their writing with the Carl P h i l i p s , the f i r s t V W S college. reader, will speak on September 8 . November brings in Bob Tarte, a He is considered one of the most Memoirist, and then the program accomplished poets practicing his skips to February, after the break, c r a f t today. He has published followed by Mark Jarman. March several award-winning books of will feature two different sets of poetry and is the author of " Coin writers; the first set being Mary Pipher, a psychologist and writer, of the Realm" a book that discusses and the second set being Carlos the Psalms of the Bible, race and Eire, a scholar and memoirist along ethics.

Philips also has translated the Sophoclean tragedy "Philoctetes," which takes place near the climax of the Trojan War. Philips' poems address the most powerful themes of the genre, such as passion, art, history, and nature. His works have been called "majestic" "casual" and "utterly transcendent." "Mr. Philips w r i t e s with an almost whispered.. .elegance, as he reveals and declares some of the innermost truths of the human heart." said the Judges' Citation, National Book Awards, for Phillips' "From the Devotions." . Philips is a professor of English and A f r o - A m e r i c a n S t u d i e s at Washington University in St. Louis. All Visiting Writers events are f r e e and open to t h e p u b l i c . R e a d i n g s are h e l d at t h e Knickerbocker Theatre on East E i g h t h Street .in d o w n t o w n

Carl Philips, poet and author of "Coin of the Realm," visits Hope. Holland, unless otherwise noted. The readings are preceded by performances by the Jazz Bands of Hope College. The jazz begins at 6:30 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m.

Knickerbocker Theatre Ends 2004 Summer Film Series Fast food documentary wraps up annual summer showings of independent movies Jordan Wolfson A R T S EDITOR

Every year the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland offers quality performances and movies for the students of Hope College and for the community at large, but what some people might not know is that the theatre also continues into the summer, showing mostly independent films, some from our own backyards, and some from miles away. This past summer, the Knickerbocker was host to such films as "Bon Voyage," 4Girl with a Pearl Earring," "The Clay Bird," "Bam Red" and "Super Size Me." The last of these movies, "Super Size Me," will still be playing into September for those who still wish to see it. It is a documentary about a man named Morgan Spurlock, a dedicated vegan, who sets out to document his life as a man w h o eats nothing but McDonalds food three times a day. T h e documentary captures the effects on his health, and as he tries to unravel the culture that supports "fast food" and the effects it may have on future generations. " F u n n y and o u t r a g e o u s , " said O w e n

The Knickerbocker Theatre on East Eighth Street in downtown Holland. Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly about "Super Size Me." A local film company from Traverse City filmed "Bam Red," the film that debuted in late August. The film itself was the story of a farmer, increasingly pressured to sell his land to developers because of its location to

town. Emest Borgnine plays Michael Bolini. a fruit farmer who is determined to protect his land from anyone who might want to use it for development, so Bolini stands firm against the govemment, and soon others unite with him to fight for their land as well. Set in the country of Bangladesh in the

1960s, the film "The Clay Bird," which was shown in August, follows the story of a child n a m e d Anu, who is sent off to a strict religious school by his father, an Islamic zealot. As the boy struggles to find his own truth in life, the movie also portrays the struggle of Bangladesh against Pakistan. The film e x p l o r e s the m e a n i n g s of cultural diversity through interesting characters and touching scenes. Based on the best-selling book by Tracy C h e v a l i e r , the f i l m " G i r l with a Pearl Earring," focused around the painting of the same name created by Jan Vermeer in 1665. Shown at the Knickerbocker in early August, the film focuses on Griet, a young woman who works in Vermeer's household as a maid to support herself. When Vermeer's patron. Van Ruijven, notices her, he commissions a portrait of her, which creates tension in the Vermeer household. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards. Shown in late July, the film "Bon Voyage" was featured in French with English subtides. The film, a lavish comedy, is set in France around the 1940s just before it falls to the Germans. As the government is about to transfer its power to Bordeaux, the tonguein-cheek story unfolds with comedy and romance. The film also pays great attention to the details and style of the day in which it is set.. The Knickerbocker is now preparing itself for the Fall Film Series.

Ginny Owens sings at Dimnent Memorial Chapel Jordan Wolfson A R T S EDITOR

Ginny Owens, winner of the Dove Award for the 2000 Artist of the Year, is coming on Friday at 9:30 p.m. to regale Hope's campus with song at the Dimnent Memorial Chapel. W h i l e here on Friday, O w e n s will also host a chapel service at 10:30 a.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. She will also be w o r k i n g with H o p e C o l l e g e s t u d e n t s on the m o r n i n g of Saturday as a part of the Holland area community service day, A Time to Serve. A l t h o u g h G i n n y O w e n s is mainly a Christian music singer, her pop themed vocals have helped her popularity e x p a n d b e y o n d j u s t

Christian music listeners. She was featured on the Lilith Fair tour in 1999, featured at the Sundance Film Festival, interviewed on such programs as "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee," CNN's "Worldbeat," and she even had a special on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition Sunday." Her musical career began even before she was in school. At the age of 2, O w e n s started to play the piano, but at the same time she lost her eyesight to a congenital eye disease, but that didn't slow her d o w n o n e bit. W r i t i n g s o n g s became a means of expression for Owens, and she planned to pursue a career teaching music after graduating from Belmont

University. Her lack of eyesight m a d e it hard for her to find a suitable t e a c h i n g j o b , as m o s t

Ginny Owens, acclaimed singer/songwriter

schools focused on her disability rather then her skills. This tum of events would prove favorable to Owens, as she tumed her sights once again to singing and songwriting. A friend of hers took interest in her songwriting, and Rocketown, an independent label, soon signed her. Her first record, w h i c h was c a l l e d " W i t h o u t Condition," contained all the songs that she had written in the last five years. Her second album, entitled "Something More" was in some ways' experimental for Owens, but she found the new sense of style an exciting a c c o m p l i s h m e n t . She has j u s t released her third a l b u m , "Beautiful".

"Owens unveils an imaginative, delicately tuneful set that stands apart from other recordings," Said CCM about "Beautiful." Tickets to the concert on Friday e v e n i n g are $ 1 0 f o r g e n e r a l a d m i s s i o n and $5 f o r H o p e students. They will be on sale at the DeWitt Center Box Office on Friday thru Saturday, August 27 to 28, and Monday thru Friday August 30 to September 3. The DeWitt Box office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. The DeWitt Center is located on C o l u m b i a Avenue at 12 ,h Street. Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College Avenue at 12* Street.



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Hope football expecting big start to 2004 season Jenny Cencer SPOTLIGHT EDITOR

The Hope College football team will be opening its season with the "Meet the Dutchmen" scrimmage on Saturday, September 4. This customary scrimmage will be held at 10 a.m. on Ekdal J. Buys athletic fields located north of Holland Municipal Stadium. Admission is free. The 2003 MIAA football champions Flying Dutchmen have been preparing to defend their title for the upcoming season. For the 2003 season. Coach Dean Kreps' Dutchmen achieved a 7-4 record, ensnaring their third conference championship .in five years and advancing to compete in the NCAA Division 111 playoffs. Hope now boasts a 27-13 record in the past four seasons with four

MIAA titles since 1997. Coincidentally, a pre-season poll of MIAA coaches and the media has d e c l a r e d the H o p e F l y i n g Dutchmen as the team to beat. This poll, however, has not picked an actual championship team since the year 1996. Coach Dean Kreps will play 36 players who lettered on the victorious 2003 team. The pre-season roster also includes 65 freshman prospects. The graduated quarterback Riil Butler ('04) left behind a legacy for Hope's offense last fall, with B u t l e r p a s s i n g for e v e r y yard (3,654). Seven offensive starters will return for the 2004 season, however, including several talented receivers. Joe VerScheuren ('05) caught 17 touchdown passes behind 69 re-

ceptions for a total of 1,157 yards, nearly achieving a record of the second Hope receiver in Dutchmen history to surpass 2,000 yards. The complete starting offensive line will return this fall, led by two all-conference tackles, Josh DeHaan (*06) and Mike VerWys ('05). Seven starters on defense will also return, including two all-conference players, linebacker Paul Hoeksema ('05) and defensive back Andy Snyder('05), who is co-captain with linebacker Jason Misner ('05). Defensive back Joe Diekevers ('06) returns to protect the backfield where he intercepted a school-record of three passes in one game against Albion College. The Flying Dutchmen punter, Seth Kovarik ('06), was chosen for the AllMIAA second team last fall, averaged 34.2 yards, and recorded zero blocked


The Dutch celebrate a touchdown over Albion last fall of 52 punts. With a Dutchmen roster of 133 students, the players, coach Dean Kreps and his staff have b e e n a n x i o u s l y w a i l i n g the opening game of Hope's 95th year in the league. The Dutch-

IMs look for participants information. All necessary forms will also be filled out at this time. More information about these meetings will be posted throughout campus. While people are asked to have a team and team name picked out at the time of the meeting, individuals without a team are also encouraged to attend. Maureen Yonovitz "Pfeople shouldn't be afraid to come out," Post said. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF "If there is only one person they should show up to The school year has arrived, and with it comes fall the sign up meetings and we will find them a team. sports, with many student athletes arriving on camLast year there were about 1700 students involved pus early to get in their preseason practice. But alin intramural sports, and though the varsity seaPost hopes there will be sons have already beat least that many or even gun, students still have more participating this (IMs are) a great program for the opportunity to get year. involved with sports at those who want to continue " I t ' s a great w a y to Hope. This opportumeet other people and it participating in a sport but not nity is provided helps promote a healthy through intramurals. at a varsity level. lifestyle while doing "It's a great program â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kristen Post, Intramural something they enjoy," for those who want to said Kristen Post, IntraAssistant continue participating mural Assistant. " I t ' s in a sport but not at a also pretty laid back and varsity level," said a break from studying." Kristen Post, Intramural Assistant. There are several intramural seasons throughout the The sports being offered for the first intramural seaschool year with many different sports and many opson of the school year are Coed Softball,-Women's 3portunities to get involved. Other sports offered inR a y e r Volleyball, Women's Frisbee Golf, Men's socclude basketball, racquetball, Wallyball, tennis, bowlcer, Men's Frisbee Golf and Coed Flag Football. ing, Inner Tube Water Polo and Indoor Nerf Football. Sign ups for the first season will begin on Monday, For more information, be sure to check out the September 6. There will be several 15-minute meetintramurals website on Knowhope. ings for participants to get important sign up and rules

Students encouraged to sign up to be on teams for six sports in 2004's first intramural season

IM Sign-up Schedule " T h i s is o u r IM p h i l o s o p h y : Be fair. Play nice. H a v e f u n . It's all p r e t t y s i m p l e really. T h e ^ e s a o n s y o u l e a r n e d w a y b a c k in k i n d e r g a r t e n . And. a f t e r all t h o s e years, b e i n g fair, p l a y i n g nice, a n d h a v i n g f u n a r e still basic l i f e - a f f i r m i n g c r e d o s to live b y -- e v e n w h e n y o u ' r e not o n a n IM field o r c o u r t . So m a k e y o u r H o p e IM e x p e r i e n c e fair, nice, a n d f u n w h e n y o u get in to t h e g a m e s ! "

Sign u p s for t h e first r o u n d of p l a y will b e g i n o n M o n d a y in D o w 202-203 for the f o l l o w i n g sports: C o e d Softball 7:00 p m VV's 3 - P Volleyball 7:15 p m W ' s Frisbee Golf 7:30 p m M ' s Soccer 7:45 p m M ' s Frisbee Golf 8:00 p m C o e d Flag Football 8:15 p m


men will host first-time opponent John Carroll University, Ohio on Saturday. September 11 at 1:30 p.m. for the traditional Community Day game. On September 18, Hope will play its defeated opponent, DcPauw University on Indiana soil.

Women s soccer looks to repeat successes Anjey Dykhuis MANAGING EDITOR

A summer hiatus has brought the w o m e n ' s soccer team at Hope a rest before beginning a season that bases itself on last year's successes. After winning the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association's championship in 2003, this year's women are pursuing a similarly successful season with co-captains Dawn Gillam ('05), Cait Neidlinger ('05), andTess S^holz ('06). Returning to direct the ladies is Coach Leigh Sears, who took last year off, leaving the team to Assistant Coach L i n d s e y Engelman. This year's season starts off on Friday at DeRuiw, where the Flying Dutch look to defeat the same team they opposed at the end of last year. The team will return to Hope for the home opener on Sept. 8 against Alma. The roster looks strong to begin the season, with 18 returning letter-winners and 6 recipients of MIAA honors. With


p o w e r f u l players and strong leadership, they look to dominate MIAA yet again this year. On top of that, they have been going through grueling conditioning exercises and practices each day to prepare for their season. "Tryouts this season consisted of 3 practices a day for 5 d a y s in a row," said M a r i e DePfetris ('06). "Conditioning (strictly running, no s o c c e r balls) in the morning has been tough on all the girls but it only made every individual better. Each afternoon and evening practices were not easy either. Every coach pushed every player to their limits and that also made everyone better. " The women will also seek to advance farther into the Division 111 tournament this year, after making it through the second round last year. "This team will succeed this season in reaching our goals because this year's tryouts set the pace for the upcoming season," DePttris said.




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