Roster

 

2011 Men's Varsity Soccer

# Name Height Position(s) Year Hometown
Kurt Franje 5-10 Goalkeeper SR New Sharon, Iowa

2010…Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete honoree…allowed one goal in two games played.

2009…played in three games as goalkeeper for the Defenders and made two saves with two goals allowed in 61 minutes of play.

2008…was a back-up goalkeeper for the Defenders in and played in two games.

Pre-Dordt …earned four letters and was a two-year starter in goal for the Pella Christian (Iowa) Eagles. Recorded a 10-5 win-loss record in goal in 2007 and helped his team to a substate final berth. Was a team captain in 2006.

Jonathan Brinkerhoff 5-11 Goalkeeper, Midfielder FR Branchville, New Jersey

Pre-Dordt… served as team captain at Veritas Christian his junior and senior years and knocked in 28 goals and had 6 assists during his senior season…helped his team team to a 1st place finish in the Faith Tournament and Metro Christian Athletic Association Tournament and Veritas went undefeated in 2010. Brinkerhoff was named the 2010 Metro Christian Athletic Association Most Valuable Player in 2010.

1 Brian Verwolf 6-3 Goalkeeper SR Jenison, Michigan

2010…played 1710 minutes in goal and allowed 28 goals—a 1.47 per-90 minutes played average…made 107 saves while posting an 8-9-2 record with eight shutouts…2nd team all-GPAC selection…Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

2009…followed up a solid freshman season with 1684 minutes in goal where he allowed 32 goals and made 94 saves. Earned honorable mention all-conference honors from the GPAC coaches.

2008…played nearly 750 minutes in goal during his freshman season and allowed 1.8 goals per game and registered 64 saves.

Pre-Dordt …was a goalkeeper for Unity Christian (Michigan) where he earned all-conference, all-district, all-region and all-state honors as a senior in 2007. team was undefeated in 2007 and won a Michigan state championship. Unity was a conference, district and regional champion in 2006 and made it to the state semifinals.

3 Eric Grootenboer 5-10 Forward SO Chatham, Ontario

2010…played in 13 games…scored a goal in his freshman season.

Pre-Dordt …served as the captain for Chatham Christian (Ontario) during his junior and senior seasons…named the team MVP while netting a team high 22 goals…led Chatham Christian to a Kent County Championship and a Southwestern Ontario Championship while qualifying for the Ontario Provincial Championship.

4 Kellen Otte 5-7 Midfielder SR Monterey, California

2010…played in 13 games and started four.

Pre-Dordt…attended West Springfield High School (Virginia)…played three seasons…fought injuries as a senior in high school….managed four goals in final two seasons…out of organized soccer the last two seasons.

5 David Miedema 5-10 Midfielder JR Zeeland, Michigan

2010…played in 14 games and started four…had an assist for the Defenders.

2009…scored two goals and had two assists in 15 games played.

High School…played midfielder where assisted on three goals for a Unity Christian team that finished the 2008 season with a 19-3 record.

6 Ryan Couperus 6-2 Defender FR Abbotsford, British Columbia

Pre-Dordt...helped his Pacific Y League team to a Pacific Division Championship and his side qualified for the Super Y League North American finals in 2006 and 2008...team earned the Y League championship in 2010 and finished 2nd in the Coastal Cup...was named the Abbotsford Soccer Association Player of the Year in 2006...attended Abbotsford Christian.

7 Braden Graves 6-2 Midfielder FR Brighton, Colorado

Pre-Dordt… tallied 9 goals and 6 assists for Brighton during his senior season and finished with a total of 21 goals…served as a captain for his Platte Valley Soccer Club as a U15 and as a U16…knocked in over 25 goals and the club lost only one match each of those two years…helped the Broomfield Blast U16s to a first place finish in the 2010 Rocky Mountain Soccer Cup…played for the Colorado North Area Rush Nike Division and helped his team to a 2nd place finish at the New Mexico Rush Open Tournament in February 2011…member of the National Honor Society and in his senior year was named to the CHSAA Academic All-State First Team, was an East Metro Athletic Conference All-Academic selection and he is a two year varsity letter winner.

8 Cameron Stuive 6-1 Defender FR Hudsonville, Michigan

Pre-Dordt… defenseman and striker for the Crusaders and helped Unity Christian to the Michigan State Championship in 2009 and a conference title in 2010 as the team went 18-1-1…served solely as a defenseman for the past 2 seasons and tallied 3 goals from that position as a junior and had a goal and 4 assists during his senior campaign… excelled in the classroom and on the pitch and for his efforts was named to the Michigan All-Academic Team and was an all-conference and all-district selection.

9 Alex Geleynse 6-1 Defender JR Randolph, Wisconsin

2010…started all 18 games he appeared in…scored three goals.

2009….score a goal and played in 18 games in his first college soccer season.

Pre-Dordt …was a unanimous first team all-conference pick as a high school junior at Central Wisconsin Christian and was the Crusaders team MVP. After his senior season he once again garnered recognition as he was unanimously named first team all-conference, was the conference and team MVP and was also nominated for the all-state team. Geleynse scored a combined for 17 goals and assisted on 18 assists during his junior and senior seasons.

10 Jeffrey McClelland 5-10 Midfielder, Forward SO Mount Vernon, Washington

2010…played in two games during his freshman season.

Pre-Dordt …attended Mount Vernon Christian (Washington) and had 10 goals and 11 assists last season…selected three times as an all-league first team defender and has also been named first team all-state.

11 Thys De Hoop 5-10 Midfielder, Forward JR Hanford, California

2010…played in one game for the Defenders.

12 Doug Veldhuisen 5-9 Midfielder, Forward SR Emo, Ontario

2010…Daktronics Scholar Athlete honoree…played in 17 games.

2009…played in 17 games for the Defenders.

2008…saw action in three games in his freshman campaign.

Pre-Dordt …played soccer for Rainy River (Ontario) where he was named their most improved player in 2004 and most valuable player in 2007. Had a team high eight goals in 2007. Helped Rainy River to thre division championships and placed second in the Northern Ontario High School Division Championships in 2006.

13 David Riley 6-0 Forward JR Mount Vernon, Washington

2010…played in 19 games and started 14….assisted on a goal.

2009…played in 18 games for the Defenders.

Pre-Dordt…tallied 29 goals and added 14 assists during his senior season at Mount Vernon Christian (Washington)…was named the school and league MVP last season and was selected as conference first-team forward, and was the highest scorer in class 2B in the state of Washington..selected once as the Washington State Athlete of the Week.

14 Derick Sackey 5-7 Forward FR Arlington, Texas
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15 Marcus Landhuis 5-11 Defender SO Denver, Colorado

2010…played in 18 games for the Defendes in his freshman campaign…started 13 games.

Pre-Dordt …helped Denver Christian (Colorado) to two Metro League Championships and the Crusaders were 3A state champions in 2007, runner-up in 2009 and semi-finalists in 2008…twice selected first team all-conference and earned first team all-state and second team all-state honors.

16 Phil Nywening 6-0 Forward SR Thamesville, Ontario

2010…was named GPAC player of the week in October…scored five goals and assisted on another…played in all 19 games for the Defenders.

2009…played in 15 games and led the team with seven goals and one assist while claiming all-conference honorable mention.

2008…found the net five times during his freshman campaign while playing in 16 games for the Defenders.

Pre-Dordt …a high scoring forward at Chatham Christian (Ontario) Nywening scored over 50 goals during his career and was named MVP for Chatham Christian.

17 Steven Talsma 6-0 Forward SO Chandler, Minnesota

2010…saw action in seven games and scored two goals.

Pre-Dordt …netted 25 goals over two seasons at Southwest Christian (Minnesota) and helped his team to 2nd place in sectional play in 2008.

18 Kyle Broekhuizen 6-2 Defender JR Hudsonville, Michigan

2010…started 19 games and played in 17 for the Defenders.

2009…played in 16 games for the Defenders.

Pre-Dordt …helped Unity Christian hold their opponents to a meager .58 goals against as a junior and 1.21 against his senior season. In 2007, the Crusaders were conference, district, regional and Michigan state champions, finishing the season with a record of 25-0-1. In 2008, the Crusaders went 19-3 to win their conference championship.

19 Joe Lammers 5-10 Midfielder, Forward SR Centennial, Colorado

2010…earned all-GPAC honorable mention…was named a Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete…had an assist while playing 14 games.

2009…played in all 19 games for the Defenders and had three goals and an assist.

2008…played in 11 games during his freshman campaign.

Pre-Dordt …Served as Denver Christian’s (Colorado) team captain and played on Denver Christian teams that finished as 3A state champions in 2007 and 3A state runners-up in 2006. Was named honorable mention All-Denver Metro League in 2007. Played midfield and forward for Denver Christian and led the team in assists in 2006.

20 Josh Brinkerhoff 6-1 Midfielder, Forward JR Branchville, New Jersey

2010…had two goals and one assist…played in 17 games and started 15.

2009…scored two goals in 12 games played during his freshman season.

Pre-Dordt…served the Veritas soccer team as a stopper, midfielder and forward where he scored 42 goals his senior season and was named the Metro Christian Athletic Association Most Valuable Player.

22 Ben Ness 6-2 Midfielder, Forward SO Ramsey, Minnesota

2010…played in 16 games for the Defenders.

Pre-Dordt … prepped at Meadow Creek Christian (Minnesota)…was instrumental in leading his team to three straight conference champions in 2007, 2008 and 2009…tallied 15 goals and tacked on 5 assists during the 2009 campaign…received all-conference recognition in 2008…team captain in 2009 and wasnamed all-conference, conference player of the year, Minnesota all-state and team MVP.

23 Tom Stepanek 6-2 Defender SR Hudsonville, Michigan

Thomas Stepanek—2010…earned second team all-GPAC honors…scored a goal and had two assists.

2009…had a goal and an assist in 17 games played.

2008…started all 17 games for the Defenders in 2008 as a freshman.

Pre-Dordt …Stepanek was a member of the 2007 Michigan Division II State Champion team from Unity Christian that was 25-0-1. Earned Division II third-team all-state honors in the process while playing sweeper. Unity allowed 0.58 goals per game in 2007 and Stepanek also served as a team captain while taking all-conference, all-district and all-region honors. In 2006 Unity was the district and regional champion and advanced to the Division II state semifinals with Stepanek playing a right defender position. Stepanek has played extensively for the Georgetown Rangers Club Soccer team since 1999.

24 Brady Van Holland 5-10 Midfielder FR Sioux Falls, SD

Pre-Dordt… helped Sioux Falls Christian to state titles in soccer in 2007 and 2008 and was the runner-up in the state in 2006 and 2009…named 1st Team All-State in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and finished his high school career with 77 goals and 75 assists…helped his club team to six consecutive State Cup Championships from 2005 to 2010.

25 Mason Davis 5-7 Midfielder SO Englewood, Colorado

Pre-Dordt… was a Colorado Select Player from 2005 to 2008 and was in the Region 5 ODP Boys '92 Pool... helped his club to a State Cup Championship in 2005 and Heritage High to the Continental League Championship in 2009...side took the En-Fuego Futsal State Championship in 2008.

26 Scott Van Wylen 6-2 Forward JR Hudsonville, Michigan

2010…started all 19 games…all-GPAC honorable mention…scored five goals and had one assist.

2009…played in 14 games for the Defenders as a freshman.

Pre-Dordt …Led Unity the team in scoring in 2008 with 16 goals and 4 assists in 17 starts while playing central midfielder. Was named to the O.K. Green All-Conference Team in 2008 and his squads were conference champions in both 2007 and 2008 and in 2007 Unity was the Michigan State Champion in Division 2.

30 Herman Hofman 5-11 Midfielder JR Sioux Center, Iowa

2010…played in one game for the Defenders in his sophomore season.

2009…played in three games for the Defenders in his freshman season.

31 Tyler Jansen 6-0 Midfielder FR Waupun, Wisconsin

Pre-Dordt… finished his high school career with 32 goals (including 9 game winners) and 24 assists at Central Wisconsin Christian…tallied 22 goals and 13 assists his senior season…was named the team MVP while also garnering 1st Team All-Conference recognition…received the Coach's Award and as a junior was a 2nd Team All-Conference selection.

32 Brian Miller 6-0 Midfielder SO Iowa City, Iowa

Pre-Dordt …competed for Iowa Mennonite…midfielder and defender…tallied 19 goals and 27 assists in his high school career…helped his squad to four straight conference championships…received honorable mention in the conference his junior year and was named First Team All-Conference for his senior campaign…served as the team captain his junior and senior seasons.

33 Ryan Postma 6-2 Midfielder FR Gallup, NM

Pre-Dordt… scored 47 career goals and assisted on 20…had 29 goals in 2009 and earned first team all-district and all-state teams…earned honorable mention all-district and all-state honors…helped Rehoboth Christian advance to the state semifinals in 2008 and 2009 and made it to the state quarterfinals in 2010.

98 CJ Lenarz 5-10 Goalkeeper JR Alta Loma, California
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99 Caleb VanderHill 6-5 Goalkeeper FR Kalamazoo, Michigan

Pre-Dordt...averaged over 20 saves per game his senior year and gave up approximately a goal per game…was named the 2010 National Home School Soccer Tournament Division 1 All-Star and in 2008 received the Christian Character Award.