Welcome to today's MIAA volleyball match between the Hope College Flying Dutch and the Albion College Britons. The Flying Dutch come in ranked sixth in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division III poll and undefeated at 6-0 overall, 2-0 in MIAA play. The Britons are 4-3 overall and 0-3 against MIAA competition.
Tonight is the 76th match all-time between the Flying Dutch and Britons. Hope leads the all-time series 71-4, including 3-0 and 3-1 wins during the 2015 season.
Boys and girls grades 3-6 are invited to a free clinic hosted by Hope volleyball players and coaches on Friday, Sept. 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. at DeVos Fieldhouse. Participants will receive a free family pass to that night's home match against Saint Mary's and a free team poster. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (616) 395-7070 with child's name and grade, and parent's name, email and phone number.
A special thanks for Schreur Printing for its support of Hope Athletics and the free team poster giveaway. Fans will be able to get autographs from players and coaches after the Saint Mary's match.
Join us on Saturday, Sept. 24 for ALS Awareness Day at DeVos Fieldhouse with the Hope volleyball team. ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition that is 100 percent fatal. The Flying Dutch will honor former volleyball standout DeeAnn Knoll Amos, who died in April after bravely battling ALS. Start time for the Sept. 24 match against Adrian is 4 p.m.
Fans, you can participate in our weekly Buffalo Wild Wings Brain Buster Trivia at every Saturday home event this school year. Look for the trivia question on Hope Athletics' Twitter account at kickoff and tweet your guess for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Buffalo Wild Wings. All guesses must tag Hope Athletics and include the hashtag BWW Brain Buster.
Order your Hope College football and athletics gear online through our Sideline Store. Customize items with whatever Flying Dutchmen or Flying Dutch team you want. Visit hope.edu/sideline story to find your gear.
Download the new Hope Athletics Front Row app. Just search Hope Athletics on either the App Store or Google play. Fans can sign up for breaking news, scores and alerts of any Hope team they would like. Learn more at athletics.hope.edu/frontrow.
Need something to eat or drink at today's game? Check out Hope College Concessions on lobby for food, snacks, pop and water. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
Hope returns to action this week at the DePauw, Indiana Invitational. The Flying Dutch will play Hanover, Indiana and DePauw on Friday and Rose-Hulman, Indiana and Millikin, Illinois on Saturday.