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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.
Home-field send-offs are always difficult but the Lakers managed to take it in stride and go out on a high note.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Pictures of the Year 2012-2013
8:00 am | MBA Information Meeting: AM session
10:00 am | SAP Farm Stand
5:30 pm | MBA Information Meeting: PM Session
7:30 am | GVSU Downtown Toastmasters
11:00 am | GVSU Track & Field at NCAA Championships
5:30 pm | MBA Information Meeting: Holland
7:00 pm | Failure Lab
11:00 am | GVSU Track & Field at NCAA Championships
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