by Alan Babbitt
Jack Crawford made an immediate impact for the Hope College men's golf team.
The freshman from Carmel, Indiana (Carmel HS) has earned All-MIAA First Team honors for the 2019 season as one of the top golfers in the league. Seven players were named first-team All-MIAA performers, with a tie for the sixth spot.
"Jack had a really good freshman fall season. He was a very consistent performer," head coach Scott Lokers said. "He's had a lot of talent and is quite disciplined in terms of how he plays the game. He deserved to be on that first team."
Crawford recorded the fifth-lowest scoring average in MIAA play at 74.5.
The two lowest rounds of 73 for Crawford came during the fourth MIAA Jamboree at Kalamazoo Country Club on September 30 and the first round of the 36-hole MIAA Fall Finish at Forest Akers East Golf Course on October 4.
This is the 21st consecutive season a Hope golfer has claimed All-MIAA First Team honors.
Crawford, Dykens and Settecerri helped the Flying Dutchmen place runner-up in the MIAA team standings and earn the right to host the first round of the MIAA's 54-hole NCAA Division III Championship qualifier next April.
Settecerri finished eighth during the MIAA fall standings. The senior from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Bloomfield Hills) posted a scoring average of 75.0.
This is the third time Settecerri has received All-MIAA honors. He was a first-team selection in 2017 and 2018.
"Daniel gave us great leadership as a captain and as a player this fall," Lokers said "He scored well the last two rounds. He had one round that was uncharacteristic for him, but he bounced back and was solid."
Dykens, a freshman from Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa), tied for the MIAA's ninth-lowest scoring average at 75.3.
"Drew is an outstanding competitor," Lokers said. "He finds a way to score in every round. He doesn't give up. He isn't rattled."