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Year in Review & Athletics Awards

During the 2021-22 school year, HCHS had 391 student-athletes, or 61% of our student body, involved in a single MHSAA sport.

There were 190 student-athletes, or 49% of our athletes, involved in multiple MHSAA sports.  133 multi-sport athletes have also maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater earning them the distinction as a multi-sport scholar athlete!

Listed below are the accomplishments of all 23 schools-sponsored sports that we have here at Holland Christian Schools, including boys club volleyball and the three sports under the umbrella of West Ottawa High School–competitive cheer, boys hockey and girls lacrosse.

Fall 2022 Season Review

Squares of each OK Blue fall all-conference athlete

Boys Cross Country

  • OK Blue: Runner-Up
  • All Conference: Will Engbers & Aidan Brinks
  • MHSAA Regional: 5th Place
  • MHSAA Finals Qualifiers: Will Engbers & Aidan Brinks
  • MITCA Academic All State: Will Engbers

Girls Cross Country

  • OK Blue: 5th Place
  • All Conference: Alyssa Gerritsma
  • MHSAA Regional: 8th Place
  • MHSAA Finals Qualifier: Alyssa Gerritsma
  • MITCA Academic All State: Alyssa Gerritsma

Boys Football

  • OK Blue: 6th Place (2-5, 3-6 Overall)
  • All Conference: Sam Knot, Ethan Abberger, Conner Smits & Eli Boyce

Girls Golf

  • OK Blue: 3rd Place
  • All Conference: Ainsley VandenBrink
  • MHSAA Regional: 3rd Place
  • MHSAA State: 15th Place
  • MIGCA All State: Ainsley VandenBrink
  • MIGCA Academic All State: Ainsley VandenBrink, Elise King & Team

Boys Soccer

  • OK Blue: Champions (7-0-3/20-1-3 Overall)
  • All Conference: Caden Brink, Lake VanderPloeg, Josh Woolsey, Lucas Freriks, Kyle Cannon & Daniel Morgan
  • MHSAA District: Champions
  • MHSAA Regional: Champions
  • MHSAA State: Champions
  • MIHSSCA Dream Team: Caden Brink
  • MIHSSCA D3 Defensive Players of the Year: Daniel Morgan
  • MIHSSCA All State: Caden Brink, Daniel Morgan, Lucas Freriks, Lake VanderPloeg & Kyle Cannon
  • MIHSSCA D3 State Coach of the Year, Private School Coach of the Year & Excellence in Coaching Award: Dave DeBoer

Girls Swimming & Diving

  • OK Tier 1: Champions (6-0)
  • All Conference: Eden Siegers, Annie Petrak, Claire DeKievit, Maddie Brink, Maria Heeres, Lilly Ryden & Emily Asselin
  • MHSAA State: Runner Up
  • MISCA All State: Eden Siegers, Annie Petrak, Claire DeKievit, Maria Heeres, Lilly Ryden & Emily Asselin
  • MISCA Academic All State: TBD
  • MISCA Zone Five Coach of the Year: Lisa Myrick

Boys Tennis

  • OK Blue: Champions (6-0)
  • All Conference: Tucker Heneghan, Henry Langejans, Simon Langejans & Mitchell Boerman
  • MHSAA Regional: Champions
  • MHSAA Finals: 12th Place
  • MHSTeCA All State: Tucker Heneghan, Henry Langejans & Simon Langejans
  • MHSTeCA All Academic: Team, Leif Bauman, Jackson Engbers & Tucker Heneghan

Girls Volleyball

  • OK Blue: Champions (8-2/27-11-4 overall)
  • All Conference: Tryna VanderZwaag, Sophia Pierce & Avery Huisman
  • MHSAA District: Champions
  • MHSAA Regional: Semifinals
  • MIVCA All State: Tryna VanderZwaag
  • MIVCA Academic All State: TBD

Spring 2022 Season Review

Boys Track & Field

  • OK Blue: 4th Place (3-4)
  • All Conference: Parker Fenton, Landon Culver, Austin Brinks, Parker Lambers & Aidan Brinks
  • MHSAA Regional: 6th (63 pts)
  • MHSAA Final: 7th (26 pts)
  • MHSAA State Champions: 4×800 (Culver, Fenton, Brinks & Lambers)
  • MITCA All State: Austin Brinks, Parker Fenton, Meta Hoekstra, Landon Culver, Brody DeKruyter, Jordan Duncan & Parker Lambers

Girls Track & Field

  • OK Blue: 6th Place (2-5)
  • All Conference: Alyssa Gerritsma, Sarah Schloff & Samara Brinks
  • MHSAA Regional: 8th (35 pts)

Boys Lacrosse

  • OK Tier III: Runner Up (4-2, 7-6 overall)
  • All Conference: Harris Shook, Jackson Engbers & Nick Zahn
  • MHSAA Regional: Semifinalist
  • MHSLCA All State: Jackson Engbers, Andrew Chesser & Nick Zahn
  • MHSLCA Academic All State: Ben Nelson, Andrew Chesser, Aiden Delcalzo & Harris Shook

Girls Soccer

  • OK Blue: 3rd Place (6-4, 8-6 Overall)
  • All Conference: Ainsley Harris, Kayla Cannon, Hadley VanderBent & Ryanne VanWyk
  • MHSAA District: Semifinalist
  • MIHSSCA All State: TBD

Boys Baseball

  • OK Blue: 8th Place (4-17)
  • All Conference: Gavin DeBoer
  • MHSAA District: Semifinalist

Girls Softball

  • OK Blue: 6th Place (4-10)
  • MHSAA District: Semifinalist

Boys Golf

  • OK Blue: 3rd Place
  • All Conference: Cade VandenBosch
  • MHSAA Regional: 5th Place
  • MHSAA State Qualifier: Isaiah Geerlings
  • MIGCA Academic All State: TBD

Girls Tennis

  • OK Blue: Champions (6-0)
  • All Conference: Hope Rhoades, Bria Lampen, Eva Van Klompenberg, Ainsley VandenBrink & Lilly DeVries
  • MHSAA Regional: Champions (19 pts)
  • MHSAA Finals: 12th (8 pts)
  • MHSTeCA All State: Lilly DeVries, Ainsley VandenBrink & Hope Rhoades
  • MHSTeCA All Academic: Team & Hope Rhoades

Girls Lacrosse with West Ottawa

  • OK Tier III: 8-8 overall
  • MHSAA Regional: First Round

Winter Season 21-22 Season Review

Boys Swimming & Diving

  • OK Tier I: Runner Up (4-1)
  • All Conference: Teddy Hollebeek, Karsten Huisman, Blake Assink, Christian Hoeksema, & Sam Nykamp
  • MHSAA State: Runner Up
  • MISCA All State: Parker Lambers, Basillio Ledesma, David Buursma, Jackson Horjus, Sam Nykamp, Blake Assink & Christian Hoeksema

Girls Basketball

  • OK Blue: Runner Up (8-6/12-10 Overall)
  • All Conference: Camryn VandenBosch & Tryna VanderZwaag (HM)
  • MHSAA Districts: Finals
  • BCAM Awards: TBD

Boys Basketball

  • OK Blue: Runner Up (10-4/15-8 Overall)
  • All Conference: Jalen Overway & Adam Kroeze
  • MHSAA District: Champions
  • MHSAA Regional: Semi Finals
  • BCAM Awards: TBD

Boys Hockey with West Ottawa

  • OK Rue Division: 5th Place (5-19 Overall)
  • All Conference: Gavin Melcher
  • MHSAA Regional: Semi Final
  • MHSHCA All State: Gavin Melcher

2021-22 Awards

2023 MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award

This award is the most prestigious honor given by the MHSAA annually to students. Out of approximately 1,500 nominations each year, 32 senior athletes earn scholarships based on achievement and leadership in athletics and activities, as well as responses to short answer and essay questions. A major portion of the application is an essay on the importance of sportsmanship in educational athletics.  The following students are nominees for the MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award.

  • Brennah Alferink
  • Maddie Brink
  • Kayla Cannon
  • Kyle Cannon
  • Emma Chase
  • Lydia DeBlecourt
  • Nicole Genzink
  • Alyssa Gerritsma
  • Kyah Hicks
  • Avery Huisman
  • Sam Knot
  • Bria Lampen
  • Sierra Malone
  • Erica Mulder
  • James Oosterhouse
  • Annie Petrak
  • Lillian Ryden
  • Harris Shook
  • Ainsley VandenBrink
  • Shane VanderZee
  • Tryna Vander Zwaag

CLARE POTT AWARD

Presented in honor of former Holland Christian teacher, coach, and athletic director, Clare Pott, this award recognizes a female and male athlete with outstanding achievement in varsity athletics, scholarship, school, church, community, and evidence of Christian growth.

Megan Bengelink (Aquatics & Track and Field)

Landon Culver (Soccer & Track and Field)

US MARINE CORPS AWARD

The U.S. Marine Corps annually honors both a female and male student-athlete who positively represent their branch of the military at Holland Christian. The Distinguished Athlete Award recognizes athletes who display courage, poise and self confidence as an outstanding leader and varsity athlete.

Samara Brinks (Aquatics & Track and Field)

Jordan Duncan (Football & Track and Field)

Adam Kroeze (Soccer, Basketball & Golf)

Sarah Schloff (Cross Country & Track and Field)

MIKE PHELPS AWARD

Presented by former Holland Christian teacher, coach, and athletic director Mike Phelps, this award recognizes a female and male student-athlete who exhibit the character traits Mike Phelps valued. His award recognizes exceptional leadership qualities, passion for sport, strong work ethic, sportsmanship, and Christian character.

Ainsley Harris (Basketball & Soccer)

Ben Nelson (Football, Basketball & Lacrosse)

OK CONFERENCE AWARD

The OK Conference includes almost 50 schools and annually has members finish in the top ranks of the MHSAA. Each year the conference recognizes a female and male student from each participating school who demonstrate exceptional ability and achievement as an athlete and positively represent Holland Christian and the OK Conference.

Piper Dekkinga (Aquatics & Lacrosse)

Kirby Eggers (Soccer)

Parker Lambers (Cross Country, Aquatics & Track and Field)

Hope Rhoades (Tennis)

2021-22 Athletic Participation

MHSAA February 2022 Student Count: 643
Sports Offered: 23 (11 Girls & 12 Boys)
Individual Student Participation: 61% (391 Athletes)
Athlete Average # of Sports: 1.57 (612 Roster Spots)
Athletes on Multiple Teams: 49% (190 Multi-Sport Athletes)

2021-22 Multi-Sport Scholar Athletes

The following individuals combined the achievements of participating on multiple athletic teams and maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Senior Multi-Sport Scholar Athletes also earn distinction as OK Conference Scholar Athletes.

Freshman

Sara Algera
Maxwell Apotheker
Tyler Bostrom
Lillian Brummel
Joshua Bruxvoort
Noah Danhoff
Austin DeHaan
Elliot DeWeerdt
William Engbers
Grace Fenton
Luke Groenheide

Ella Halma
Tyler Hemmeke
Karsten Huisman
Christian Huizenga
Mara Johnston
Evelyn Klingenberg
Gabriel Konfara
Ashlynn Laarman
Breanna Lamer
Henry Langejans
Anika Melcher

Caleb Meyaard
Desmond Meyaard
Rosemary N’ake
Adelynn Nyhof
Noah Perton
Alexander Plockmeyer
Gabriella Rooks
Levi Rozema
Ruth Ryden
Brayden Rynsburger

Liam Shook
Kierea Smits
Noel Sprick
Nathan Steen
Gavin Swiftney
Colin Taylor-DeNooyer
Grant VanderZee
Caden VanHuis
Spencer Walraven
Nicholas Zahn

Sophmores

Alden Baker
Nathan Bengelink
Eli Boyce
Chase Brink
Luke Bushouse
Brody DeKruyter
Lillian DeVries
Monika Diaz
Megan Grassmid

Michael Haig
Jaylyn Harsevoort
Kayla Hoek
Chase Hoekstra
Rylie Huisenga
Zachary Kern
Hannah Knot
Cortney Leep
Simon Langejans

Parker Leeuw
Alexander Maschke
Josiah Meyers
Luke Michmerhuizen
Sylvie Mulder
Brycen Overway
Caden Petroelje
Samuel Plockmeyer
Luke Rigterink

Teagan Schoonveld
Simon Sprick
Joseph Stielstra
Tianna Stygstra
Lake Vander Ploeg
Baylee VanderZwaag
David Van Duinen
Ryan Vos
Ellen Wierda

Juniors

Jason Bos
Kayla Cannon
Kyle Cannon
Caleb DeMaster
Isabella Dykstra
Jackson Engbers
Parker Fenton
Jacob Gabrielse
Nicole Genzink

Alyssa Gerritsma
Lauren Grotenhuis
Samantha Grotenhuis
Harrison Halbert
Ethan Helms
Avery Huisman
Samuel Knot
Bria Lampen
Aiden Leenstra

Sierra Malone
Ella Meckley
Erica Mulder
James Oosterhouse
Anne Petrak
Michael Pierce
Lillian Ryden
Harris Shook
Conner Smits

Samuel Strabbing
Kayla VandenBerg
Ainsley VandenBrink
Shane VanderZee
Tryna Vander Zwaag
Jensy VanVliet
Alyson Vikstrom
Joshua Woolsey

Seniors

Meghan Bengelink
Henry Bergoef
Hannah Bruxvoort
Adrian Cooney
Landon Culver

Piper Dekkinga
Alaina Dokter
Natalie Grassmid
Aliyah Harned
Emma Kern

Adam Kroeze
Parker Lambers
Anna Larsen
Ben Nelson
Samuel Perton

Sarah Schloff
Elliot Stielstra
Claire VanDuinen
Tyler VanHaitsma
Ryanne Van Wyk

MHSAA State Championships

Boys

Baseball

2016 Division II State Champions (Jim Caserta)

Boys Basketball

1934 Class C State Champions (Al Muyskens)
1935 Class C State Champions (Al Muyskens)
1939 Class C Runner Up
1954 Class B Runner Up
1961 Class B Runner Up
1968 Class B Runner Up

Boys Cross Country

1999 Class B Runner Up

Football

2008 Division IV State Champions (Willie Snead III)

Boys Soccer

1986 Class B-C State Champions (Dan Walcott)
2003 Division II State Champions (Jack Heyboer)
2022 Division III State Champions (Dave DeBoer)

Boys Swimming & Diving

1988 Class BCD State Champions (Kimble/Klaasen)
1989 Class BCD State Champions (Kimble/Klaasen)
1990 Class BCD Runner Up
2011 Division III Runner Up
2018 Division III State Champions (Smeenge/Tolsma)
2019 Division III State Champions (Smeenge/Tolsma)
2021 Division III Runner Up
2022 Division III Runner Up

Boys Tennis

1953 Class B State Champions (Clare Pott)
1954 Class B State Champions (Clare Pott)
1961 Class B Runner Up
1962 Class B Runner Up
1963 Class B State Champions (Clare Pott)
1965 Class B State Champions (Clare Pott)
1990 Class B Runner Up
1998 Division III Runner Up

Girls

Competitive Cheer

2005 Class B Runner Up
2007 Division II State Champions (Beth Cunningham)

Softball

1976 Class B State Champions (Dennis Spoelman)

Girls Swimming & Diving

1996 Class BCD State Champions (Walters/Klaasen)
1997 Class BCD Runner Up
2022 Division III Runner Up

Girls Tennis

1993 Class B State Champions (Tom Buursma)
2001 Division III Runner Up
2005 Division III State Champions (John Knoester)
2006 Division III State Champions (John Knoester)

Girls Track & Field

2018 Division II Runner Up
2019 Division II Runner Up

Volleyball

1994 Class B Runner Up
2007 Class B Runner Up
2008 Class B State Champions (Amy Berkenpas)

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