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International speedster leads GVSU back line

International speedster leads GVSU back line

Juane Odendaal has been going through transitions her whole life. Odendaal was born in South Africa, in the city of Durban – a well-populated coastal town on the southwestern edge of the country. After six years, Odendaal and her family packed up and left, heading to Canada in search of a safer, more promising life for Juane (pronounced U-N-A) and her sister.

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Simmons blossoms into key player for GVSU

Simmons blossoms into key player for GVSU

What often times goes unnoticed in sports is the athlete who doesn’t necessarily receive all the attention and accolades, but is always in the right spot at the right time, fulfills their duties on a consistent basis and holds the team together as one cohesive unit.

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GVSU's Rider earns first career win at UIndy

GVSU's Rider earns first career win at UIndy

A cold, wet start on day one shortened the UIndy Brickyard Invitational to just two 18-hole rounds, but the finish couldn’t have ended much better for the Grand Valley State University men’s golf team.

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Australian rookie heats up for GVSU tennis

Australian rookie heats up for GVSU tennis

Allendale may not have much in common with the Land Down Under, but the Grand Valley State University men’s tennis team seems to have found an up-and-comer in one if its newest members, Australia native Alex van de Steenoven.

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Late touchdowns propel ODU past GVSU

Late touchdowns propel ODU past GVSU

Fireworks boomed over the field as 15,005 fans crammed into Lubbers Stadium to watch No. 18 Grand Valley State clash with No. 10 Ohio Dominican on Saturday night.

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Reaction from GVSU's letdown at Lubbers

Reaction from GVSU's letdown at Lubbers

On Sept. 4, the Grand Valley State University football team dropped a 26-23 double overtime heartbreaker against then-No. 22 Azusa Pacific University. After Saturday’s loss against No. 10 Ohio Dominican University, there isn’t much Laker heart left to break.

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GVSU soccer: 27-game win streak snapped

GVSU soccer: 27-game win streak snapped

The No. 1 Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team tripped up to Minnesota over the weekend for a two-game challenge, and left with middling results and some work to do after splitting the games and losing for the first time since 2012.

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