The No. 14 (NCBWA) 2013 Lakers (35-17) have seen it all this season. With stretches of dominance interrupted with periods of inconsistent play – including a slow 6-7 start – GVSU put the negatives behind them to play their best ball of the season when it matters most.
It was a decade ago that all-everything pitcher Jenn Mackson, now a pitching coach on GVSU’s staff, patrolled the mound at Grand Valley State University, although her lore still intertwines frequently with the current mythos being dictated by Laker softball.
In poker, nobody wants to quit when they’re losing and nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.
There are a hair under 300 Division II softball programs incorporated with the NCAA – only eight remain to play for the right to provide the 2013 season with their own distinctive ending. For only the second time in school history, and the first time since 2002, Grand Valley State University will be one of those eight NCAA Division II World Series championship suitors.
After a season that has seen its seen ups and downs, it’s do or die time for the Grand Valley State University baseball team.
Despite a spring season that yielded the Grand Valley State University rowing club from using their nearby waters due to floods and inclement weather, the GVSU men and women rowing teams were able to have one of their most successful weekends in recent history.
The Grand Valley State University softball team (42-6) combated two familiar opponents in Sunday’s Midwest Regional Softball Tournament final: the No. 3 tournament seeded Missouri-St. Louis Tritons (40-13), who the Lakers defeated 4-0 Saturday, and the weather.
A strong 2013 spring golf season came to an end this past week for the Grand Valley State University golf programs.
Grand Valley State University women’s golf team is in seventh place after the completion of day one of the NCAA Division II Women’s Super Region 1 competition hosted at Joliet Country Club, a par 72 course located in Illinois.
With one round played, the University of Indianapolis has a secure hold of the field (303 strokes) and is followed by Ashland (325 strokes), California-PA (327 strokes), Findlay (330 strokes) and Drury and Missouri-St.
Grand Valley State University alums Charles Johnson and Tim Lelito both entered the professional ranks and joined the fraternity of Lakers in the NFL last Saturday, a crowning accomplishment to most any football career.
After yet another successful year, Grand Valley State University’s Laker Dance Team has finished the semester off strong. The team recently celebrated a victory at the NCA/NDA Collegiate Dance Competition, an event that took place April 11-12 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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