Lakers claim first MCLA crown
Winning a national championship is sweet. Winning a national championship is even sweeter when it involves revenge.
The Grand Valley State University men’s club lacrosse team topped St. John’s University 12-11 to win the 2014 MCLA Division II national championship on May 17 in Irvine, Calif.
The victory had multiple layers as SJU defeated GVSU 10-8 in the 2013 title bout. GVSU freshman goalie Kyrn Stoddard made a decisive save as time ran down to seal the win for the Lakers.
GVSU junior midfielder Charlie Farmer took home the 2014 MCLA Division II “Godekeraw” Award, the highest MCLA honor given to a player who represents overall performance on the field, in the classroom and in the community.