by Alan Babbitt
The two teammates were honored after helping the Flying Dutch defeat two nationally ranked opponents at the season-opening Illinois Wesleyan University tournament last weekend in Bloomington, Illinois.
Beird, a senior back from Holland, Michigan (Black River), is the MIAA Defensive Player of the Week. White, a sophomore midfielder from Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville), is the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week.
Beird, pictured at left, recorded assists on both goals in Friday's 2-1 win against No. 23-ranked Illinois Wesleyan. Defensively, Hope limited Illinois Wesleyan to two shots.
White, pictured at right, scored the game-winning goal during a 1-0 victory against fifth-ranked Ohio Northern University on Saturday. She totaled three shots during the two matches.
This is the first MIAA weekly award for both Beird and White.