All-Chimes Second Team

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Nick Holtrop (M. Soccer)

Senior midfielder Nick Holtrop was an integral part of the men’s soccer team. He was named the MIAA Most Valuable Player. He was named to the D3soccer.com third team All-American and to the second team of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He had four goals and seven assists last season. He helped lead the Knights to their sixth straight trip to the NCAA tournament after Calvin earned their sixth straight MIAA title.

Dan Kerr (M. Cross Country)

Senior Dan Kerr was crucial to the Knights’ success out on the course. He was named All-MIAA first team for four straight years. He was also named MIAA Runner of the Year for the second consecutive year. He was runner-up at the regional meet and finished 41st at the national meet after suffering a fall early on in the race. He was named MIAA Runner of the Week three times last fall.

Ben Kuiper (M. Golf)

Senior Ben Kuiper helped lead the golf team to a national title berth for the second time in the team’s history. He was named to the MIAA First Team for the second time in his career. He finished the spring being tied for third individually in the MIAA’s three-round national qualifier. He was the medalist in the MIAA Jamboree at Olivet where he shot a 71, his best score of the fall.

Aaron Meckes (M. Track and Field)

Senior thrower Aaron Meckes has been named MIAA field athlete of the week twice this spring and for the fifth time in his career. He won the MIAA Jamboree shot put event with a throw of 49-6 1/4. His best throw of the indoor season came at the Trine Invitational, where he threw a 52-1 1/4.

Megan Rietema (Volleyball)

Junior setter Megan Rietema played a key role in bringing the Knights to the national title game. She was named first team All-American for the second straight year. She was also named All-MIAA first team for the third straight year. She led the Knights with 10.43 assists per set, bringing the Knights to third in the nation with 12.74 per set. She had a .325 attack percentage and averaged approximately one block per set.

About the Author

Jess Koster

Jess Koster is the Chimes sports editor for the 2013-14 school year. This is her third year on the job. She absolutely loves sports and would love to get a job with a professional team. She loves the statistics of sports, which is why she's an accounting major.

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