One word can be used to describe both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Grand Valley State University: Determined. After the women finished last season as the runner up to Northwood University in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), with the men finishing in third place on their side, it’s apparent they have their sights set on getting back in contention for a GLIAC title. The women’s team returns 10 players from last year’s squad, including two returning doubles teams. “Our key to the girl’s success is the doubles,” said Head Coach Jon Black.
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When Francis Bertrand left Stony Brook University for Grand Valley State University last year, he never could have predicted what was in store.
When the gun sounds at 10 a.m. on Saturday, a new era of Grand Valley State University cross-country will begin. Although seniors like All-Americans Stephen Fueling and Monica Kinney will not be competing, the Lakers younger talent will have a chance to show on the course.
It takes a rare breed to be able to compete in a triathlon. The thought of miles of swimming, biking, and sprinting followed by the possibility of being rehydrated via IV doesn’t necessarily inspire a person to compete.
A strong day one performance at the Northern Michigan Invitational this past weekend paced the Grand Valley State University men’s golf team in its third-place finish at the tournament.
Grand Valley State University’s women’s soccer team kicked off the GLIAC season this past weekend as they saw visiting Ashland come to Allendale on a mild Friday night.
The Grand Valley State University men’s tennis team jumped into action this past weekend at the River Forrest Invitational in Chicago.
As the leaves are changing and a cool breeze drifts throughout Grand Valley State University’s campus, the football, golf, soccer and volleyball teams highlight the sporting landscape in Allendale. What many people do not know is that the softball team is already beginning preparation for the spring season.
An eventful weekend ensued for the Grand Valley State University women’s tennis team as they faced off against a collection of teams that included Northwood University, Saginaw Valley State University and Ferris State University at the ITA Regional tournament.
The Grand Valley State University women’s tennis team got off to a rocky start Tuesday as they were down to Wayne State University, 5-4.
The Grand Valley State University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed against a collection of Division I talent this past weekend in the Greater Louisville Classic. The mud-blanketed course did little to slow down the field on a Saturday that brought out some of the best talent in Division I and II.
Despite a rocky day two at the Great Lakes Fall Regional Finals, the Grand Valley State University men’s golf team finished third among a collective group of GLIAC and Midwest schools.
The rain-soaked courts forced a cancellation of the Grand Valley State University Invitational this weekend.
The Grand Valley State University rowing club is off and rolling, coming off an impressive showing at the Head of the Grand Regatta in East Lansing, Mich.
Grand Valley State University’s men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to go streaking again this fall. No, not the kind that involves shedding clothes. The Lakers are aiming for their 11th-consecutive men’s GLIAC title, and also it would be the women’s 12th-consecutive GLIAC title as the teams travel to the GLIAC Championships in Midland, Mich. Saturday.
While the Grand Valley State University swimming and diving programs leapt into their season this past weekend, Friday night’s match against a Division I oppenent in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee proved to be a challenging season-opener — and that’s just what head coach Andy Boyce wanted.
When you think about women’s tennis in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, two teams come to mind: Northwood University and Grand Valley State University. The two schools have met four out of the past five years in the GLIAC Tournament championship, and it wouldn’t be unlikely if they got together to battle it out once again during the tournament this weekend.
The GLIAC conference championship run came up just short for the Grand Valley State University women’s tennis team this past weekend. After powering through Hillsdale College and Wayne State University in early round matches, the Lakers eventually fell to reigning champion Northwood, 6-3 in the championship match.
Grand Valley State University’s cross-country programs showed why they own the Midwest region this past weekend as both the men’s and women’s teams cruised to their 11th and 12th consecutive regional championships. “This results from all of our kids buying into the program,” said head coach Jerry Baltes.
After starting the season 4-0 with wins over Central Michigan University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University and Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University’s roller hockey club is on the right track to do big things.