Vande Streek Named D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Coach of Year - Powell and Snikkers Also Honored
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Two members of the Calvin men’s basketball team have received D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region honors while head coach Kevin Vande Streek has been named the D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region men’s basketball coach of the year.
Senior Tom Snikkers has been named to the D3hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region first team while senior Bryan Powell has been named to the third team.
A native of Jenison and a graduate of Unity Christian High School, Snikkers is receiving D3hoops.com All-Region honors for the second time in his career as he was a third team selection in 2011. He is averaging 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds a game while compiling 79 assists and 33 steals. Last month he was named to the All-MIAA first team for the third straight year. He is currently eighth on the Calvin career scoring list with 1,453 points.
Powell is receiving D3hoops.com All-Region honors for the first time. A native of Wyoming and a graduate of Wyoming Park High School, Powell is averaging 11.6 points and 2.2 assists per game. He is connecting on 41.6 percent of his three-point field goals with a team-leading 57 three-pointers. He is also shooting 81.8 percent from the free throw line. Last month he was also named to the All-MIAA first team.
Now in his 17th year at the helm of the Calvin men’s basketball program, Vande Streek has led Calvin to a 26-3 record heading into a Sweet 16 NCAA III Tournament game at St. Thomas this weekend. Earlier this year, he led Calvin to its third MIAA regular season title since 2006 and its first MIAA Tournament crown since 2007. Calvin has also reached the 20-win plateau for the sixth time under his watch and has notched the most wins since the 2004-05 season when it recorded a 27-7 record. Calvin is making its third strip to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA III Tournament under his guidance. At Calvin, he has posted a record of 334-139. Overall as a head coach, he is 426-219.