by Alan Babbitt
he Hope College women's soccer team rose to 15th in this week's United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III poll.
The Leigh Sears-coached Flying Dutch were the second-highest mover in the Top 25 after being unranked in the preseason poll.
Hope is off to a 3-0 start to the season, including wins over two nationally ranked teams: Illinois Wesleyan University and Ohio Northern.
The Flying Dutch play at third-ranked University of Chicago on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Central.
Hope is one of 10 teams who moved into the Top 25. Only No. 14 State University of New York at Plattsburgh was higher.
Photo by Steven Herppich