Women's lacrosse started as a club program at Hope College in 2000 and joined the intercollegiate program in 2012-13. The Flying Dutch play their home games at Van Andel Stadium on the Hope campus.
Host Augustana, Ill. spoiled Hope's collegiate debut defeating the Flying Dutch 20-4 on March 8, 2013. Scoring single goals for the Flying Dutch, who were out-shot 38-13, were Maddie Ferguson, Katie Sabourin, Linnea Ridlen and Alicia Crumm. Goalkeepers Jessica Donnell and Racquel Harrouck combined for 12 saves. Augustana jumped out to a 6-0 lead before Ferguson scored Hope's first-ever collegiate goal eight minutes into the contest. The Vikings led 12-2 at halftime.
The Flying Dutch marked their first home game by celebrating Hope's first collegiate women's lacrosse victory with a 22-1 rout over Loras, Iowa on March 27, 2013. Hope totally dominated the field as 12 players scored a goal behind a 40-3 advantage in shots. The Flying Dutch led 18-0 at halftime. Molly Greenfield and Katie Sabourin each scored four goals while Olivia Keinath, Emily Oliver and Alicia Curmi scored two apiece. Scoring single goals were Laurie Stubenrauch, Maddie Ferguson, Stephanie Rogers, Makenzie Bortell, Ally DeMaagd, Olivia Husbands and Heather Wiewrenga. Goalkeeper Jessica Donnell had two saves.
The Flying Dutch recorded a varsity-best seven wins during the 2016 season. Hope also won six MIAA matches — the most in its history.