Max Kuiper and Nick Schanhals Claim MIAA Men's Lacrosse Player of Week Honors

Nick Schanhals poses for a portrait Max Kuiper poses for a headshot by Alan Babbitt

Hope College attacker Max Kuiper and goalie Nick Schanhals have been named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week.

The two are honored after helping the Flying Dutchmen win their first two MIAA games of the season last week.

Kuiper, pictured left, is the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career and the first time this season.

The junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Central) totaled seven goals and five assists during victories at Alma College (13-9) and at Trine University (16-6).

Kuiper recorded a career-high five goals against Trine to go along with two assists. He had two goals and three assists against Alma.

Kuiper is on the verge of becoming the third Flying Dutchmen to reach 100 career goals. He needs five more to join current teammate Rocco Mularoni (123) and former teammate Gunnar Elder (187).

Schanhals, pictured right, is the MIAA Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career and the first time this spring.

The senior from North Muskegon, Michigan (North Muskegon) averaged 13.5 saves last week. He totaled a career-high 18 assists at Trine that are the third-most in a game in team history.

Schanhals did allow a goal to Trine the final 36 minute, 49 seconds, including the entirety of the second half. | PO Box 9000, Holland, Michigan 49422