Mark VanderStoep
Mark VanderStoep
Year: Senior
Hometown: Holland, Michigan
High School: West Ottawa
Major: Accounting-Public Accounting

MIAA Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)...MIAA First Team selection (2018, 2019)...ITA Scholar Athlete (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)...MIAA Player of the Week (4/30/18, 4/15/19)

Why did you choose to attend Hope College?
 West Michigan area, friendly humans, I could play college tennis, no matter what I decided to study, I knew Hope would have a good program in that field.

What were your favorite subjects in high school? Math & chemistry

Name a role model or models who have impacted your life? And describe how. Roger Federer, He is undoubtedly the greatest tennis player of all time and is incredibly fun to watch. Not only that, but he is a shining example of great sportsmanship: humble in victory and gracious in defeat. 

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you. Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know that plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Even if you have everything planned out and think you know where your life is going, God can throw you for a loop and send it off in a completely different direction. You need to have faith that wherever life takes you, it's all a part of God's plan.

What is your favorite pregame meal or snack? 3 beefy fritos burritos with fire sauce :)

What type of pregame music do you enjoy? Parachute, LAUV, and Michael in the Bathroom

If you could do another sport Gymnastics because it's sweet.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Focus on the small ball, not the big ball - Colin McKey.