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Quick Hits: Soccer team picked to win GLIAC

No. 1 Lakers tabbed as GLIAC favorites

The Grand Valley State University soccer team has been slated as the team to beat in the conference this season according to the 2014 GLIAC Women's Soccer Preseason Poll.

All 13 GLIAC coaches participated in the balloting, but were unable to vote for their own team. GVSU landed 10 first-place votes to go with a league-high 141 points.

Michigan Technological University (123 points), Ohio Dominican University (112), Ferris State University (107) and Ashland University (105) rounded out the top five.

GVSU, which has secured the outright GLIAC title seven times in a row, was also chosen as the No. 1 team in the NSCAA preseason poll on Aug. 7 after winning the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championship.

The Lakers will be looking to push their Division II record for consecutive home victories to 64 in their season opener on Sept. 5 against No. 5 Quincy University at 7 p.m.

Football team unveils uniform for 2014 opener

The Grand Valley State University football team will be sporting new-look uniforms when it takes the field at Azusa Pacific University for a nationally televised showdown on Sept. 4.

GVSU will be sporting white jerseys with black numbers outlined in gray below a Laker Blue "GVSU" logo. The pants are a gray-camouflage color.

The helmet is white with two black stripes separated by one gray stripe. The left side of the helmet will show the player's jersey number, while the right side has a black "GV" logo.

The season opener starts at 9 p.m. ET. It will be televised nationally on CBS College Sports.

Club baseball team announces tryout dates

The Grand Valley State University club baseball team will be hosting a pair of tryouts next week at Allendale High School.

The team is searching for serious players with high school or collegiate experience. Tryouts will take place at the AHS baseball field on Sept. 5 from 5-7 p.m. and on Sept. 6 from noon to 3 p.m. All inquiries may be sent via email to gvsuclubbaseball@gmail.com.

GVSU competes in the National Collegiate Baseball Association (NCBA) Division II. The Lakers were undefeated in conference play in 2013 and played their way to a No. 2 ranking nationally at one point in the season.



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