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.
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.
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.