Quick hits: GVSU soccer receives NSCAA Team Academic Award

By Lanthorn Staff | 10/9/16 11:30pm

GV soccer receives NSCAA Team Academic Award

The 2015 Grand Valley State soccer team has been awarded with the NSCAA Team Academic Award for its work in the classroom. The NSCAA national office released the list of teams to win the award Thursday, Oct. 6.

The award goes to teams with at least a 3.0 GPA team average over the entirety of the academic year. GVSU ended the academic year with a team average of a 3.35 grade point average.

Last year, juniors Marti Corby and Clare Carlson were both named NSCAA Scholar All-Americans, while nine other players were named to the GLIAC women’s soccer All-Academic team. The honor requires that a player maintains a grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0 for the academic year.

GV football sets attendance record against Ferris State

The Grand Valley State football team set an attendance record at Lubbers Stadium Saturday, Oct. 8 in the Lakers' games against Ferris State. The total attendance was tallied at 16,889, surpassing the previous record of 16,467 set in 2009 against Saginaw Valley State.

GVSU almost broke the record earlier this year in the third game of the year against Northern Michigan Saturday, Sept. 17. The attendance totaled at 16,236 for the family weekend game.

In the record-setting game, the Lakers beat rival Ferris State 35-23 to retain first place in the GLIAC.

Women’s club hockey sweeps weekend series

The Grand Valley State women’s club hockey team swept a two-game series against Aquinas over the weekend. The Lakers beat the Saints 6-1 Friday, Oct. 7 and 10-0 Sunday, Oct. 9.

In Friday night’s game, the Lakers trailed the Saints after the first quarter 1-0. Looking to find some offense, the Lakers rattled off four goals in the second period.

Senior Karyn Schmaltz opened up the scoring with a goal one minute into the second period. She tallied one more goal before the end of the period. Corey Robison tallied two assists in the period, finding teammates Sally Hoerr and Alex Brinkman for goals.

The Lakers added some insurance in the third period with two more goals. Freshman Allison Stapleton scored an unassisted goal, and Taylor Lampar scored three minutes later. The Lakers accumulated 68 shots on net in the game.

In Sunday’s matchup, the Lakers’ offense exploded for 10 goals on the game. GVSU scored early and often, and headed into the third period up 9-0. They completed the shutout and added one more goal in the third period.

The Lakers will host Adrian Friday, Oct. 14 at Georgetown Ice Center 7 p.m. and travel to Adrian Saturday, Oct. 15 for a 7 p.m. puck drop.

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