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WOODS' WINNING WAYS

Published April 18, 2012

While all career milestones take an exceptional deal of time and effort to achieve some are more significant than others.With last Fridays 4-2 win over Ohio Dominican University Grand Valley State University softball coach Doug Doc Woods hit 800 career wins an achievement that he is both proud of and humbled by.Id be lying if I said it wasnt a big deal Woods said.



Senior send-off

Published April 15, 2012

Home-field send-offs are always difficult but the Lakers managed to take it in stride and go out on a high note.



Ready to rebound

Published April 11, 2012

11On Tuesday the Grand Valley State University varsity softball team traveled to Midland Mich. and split a doubleheader against Northwood University winning the first game handily before falling in the second.



Lakers split pair of double-headers

Published April 8, 2012

Last weekend brought two more GLIAC double-headers to a team that seems to never rest. On Friday and Saturday the Grand Valley State University softball team hosted rival Saginaw Valley State University for four competitive games two of which were Laker victories. While the team was happy to win two the Lakers know they have some work to do in practice.



Big things ahead

Published April 4, 2012

On Wednesday the Lakers hosted Hillsdale University for an afternoon double-header that resulted in a 3-0 shutout loss for GVSU as well as a 3-2 victory.



Lakers win three, drop one against Ferris State

Published April 1, 2012

After a big weekend at home the Grand Valley State University softball team has proven once again that despite having a few minor things to work on in practice the team is more than prepared to take on all competitors.



Freshmen fuel emerging team

Published March 28, 2012

8220The freshmen have done a good job adapting8221 she said. 8220There have been mental errors and hiccups but for the most part they have exceeded our expectations. They are getting to the point where they are comfortable and confident making decisions on the fly and holding one another accountable.8221



Early success at home unifies team

Published March 25, 2012

For the Grand Valley State University women8217s lacrosse team the challenge of its inaugural season has been all about finding the right balance of chemistry and teamwork.



Laker hockey falls in ACHA Championship game to end season

Published March 21, 2012

With the Lakers8217 4-2 loss to host Florida Gulf Coach University in the championship round of the ACHA Division II National Tournament the team closed out a particularly strong season which included a 33-6-1 record a 23-game winning streak and a first-place finish in the Great Midwest Hockey League Tournament.



INCHING CLOSER

Published March 19, 2012

For only the third time in school history the Grand Valley State University Division II club hockey team has defeated the best in the nation to move to the finals at the ACHA National Tournament.



LAX preps for first-ever home game

Published March 14, 2012

8220The GVSU community has been so supportive of us8221 said GVSU head coach Alicia Groveston. 8220We just want to give back with this first home game. Playing in front of a home crowd is unbelievable it will be a great moment for us.8221



Club hockey heads to nationals

Published March 11, 2012

8220We8217re going in with a lot of confidence8221 said junior defender Craig Marrett. 8220We8217re also going in with a huge target on our back as returning champions. We can8217t take anyone lightly. Everyone is there for the same reason we are.8221



Lakers win GMHL hockey tourney

Published March 10, 2012

With their season and the tournament behind them the Lakers are preparing for Nationals which will be hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University beginning Friday.



Postseason preperation

Published February 29, 2012

8220Winning the GMHL is very important to us because the last couple of champions have won the national championship after winning the GMHL8221 said junior forward Chad Wilhelm. 8220It8217s also important to get on a winning streak going into the tournament to have a good feeling about ourselves and our team play. It gives us a chance to play back-to-back tough games like we will be faced with in the National tournament with little rest between games.8221



Goalies prepare for post-season challenges

Published February 22, 2012

As the Grand Valley State University Division II hockey club enters postseason play goalies Josh Lavigne and Scott Tiefenthal are gearing up for the challenging games to come and looking back at their season thus far.



SKATING INTO THE SUNSET

Published February 19, 2012

After being upset by Division III Hope College last weekend the Grand Valley State University Division II club hockey team gained momentum with a 3-2 victory over Ferris State University in overtime.Having previously defeated Ferris State 5-2 earlier this month the Lakers 27-5-1 entered their season finale confident but prepared their A game anyway to avoid falling into the same mistakes that cost them their last game.



Club hockey programs demonstrate GV unity

Published February 15, 2012

As the Grand Valley State University Division II and Division III hockey club teams enter the final month of their season the Lakers continue to aid each other in unified attempts to bring victory to GVSU.



Hockey club falls to D-III Hope, look to improve for Nationals

Published February 12, 2012

8220Compared to the other two losses we8217ve had recently this loss was ugly8221 said junior defender Craig Marrett. 8220Hope is a very well disciplined team. We went into the game thinking we would roll over them because they are a Division III team and we came out flat. They had everything to gain and put everything on the line. That lack of respect for our opponents cost us the game.8221



Wrestlers set records, place fourth at National Duals

Published February 8, 2012

Traveling to Dalton Ga. for the two-day NCWA National Duals Meet on Jan. 27 the Grand Valley State University club wrestling team took the mat in its biggest match of the season.



Club hockey returns to winning ways with road sweep

Published February 5, 2012

After last week8217s streak-ending loss against Michigan State University the Grand Valley State University Division II hockey club hit the road and proved that its success is no fluke with wins against Central Michigan and Ferris State universities.