GVSU sees record crowd for 2015 Fan Fest

Over 4,000 turn out for annual event at Lubbers Stadium

By Lanthorn Staff | 8/30/15 10:49pm

GVSU Fan Fest sets attendance record

A record 4,319 fans were at Lubbers Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 27 for Fan Fest 2015. Laker fans were able to interact with members of the Grand Valley State football, soccer and volleyball teams, and participate in a number of games and contests. The crowd of 4,319 was a higher attendance number than the game day numbers of 134 of 166 Division II football programs. The Lakers open their season on Thursday, Sept. 3 against Southwest Baptist at Lubbers Field at 7 p.m.

GVSU travels to Quincy for season opener

The No.1-ranked Grand Valley State soccer team will take on Quincy its season opener on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m in Quincy, Illinois. The two-time defending national champion Lakers topped Quincy 4-0 last season in Allendale. GVSU went 22-2-2 last season, and scrimmaged against Midwest United and the Michigan Hawks, while playing in an exhibition against Hope College in the 2015 preseason.

IWLCA Academic Honor Roll tabs eight Lakers

The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its Division II Academic Honor Roll for 2015, and honored eight rand Valley State lacrosse players. Brooke Ingraham, Caitlin Wojichowski, Carolyn Kraus, Jordan Luberto, Chloe Zdybel, Rachel Leibovitz, Sarah Lowe and Zoe Stiemann were all tabbed with the award. The eight Lakers joined 170 other students across Division II and NAIA schools, all of whom qualified for the awards by earning a GPA of 3.50 or higher and being at least a junior academically. The Lakers are three-time defending GLIAC champions.

Bernotas named Michigan assistant coach

Former Grand Valley State lacrosse coach Laura Bernotas was recently named assistant coach for the University of Michigan lacrosse team. Bernotas, a lacrosse staff member at GVSU since 2012, is the second Laker coach to accept another lacrosse job at a different school this year after Ashley Johnson took the head coaching job at Alma College. Prior to her time at GVSU, Bernotas coached at East Stroudsburg University and College of St. Elizabeth. Bernotas played at East Stroudsburg for three seasons before joining the coaching ranks.

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