GVL / Luke Holmes - Kayla Dawson (23) shoots the free throw. GVSU Women’s Basketball defeated Wayne State University on Thursday, Jan.19, 2017.

GVSU women's basketball hitting stride midseason

Nobody knew what to expect from the Grand Valley State women’s basketball team coming into this season. A program that finished second in the GLIAC and won a game in the NCAA tournament saw sizable roster turnover and a plethora of new faces that would be required to contribute to the team. So far, things have gone about as well as most could have hoped, as the Lakers are 13-2 overall (6-1 GLIAC) and currently riding a six-game winning streak.


Quick hits: Cassidy Boensch's basketball GLIAC honors, swimming and rifle club results

The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team has been rolling so far this year, winning their past six contests to establish a comfortable 13-2 overall record (6-1 GLIAC). But the road hasn’t been easy, as this year’s team has been recently plagued with the injury bug to key players. Luckily for the Lakers, they have sophomore Cassidy Boensch, the team’s tallest player at 6 feet 4 inches, to come off the bench and be productive in the paint. 

GVL / Luke Holmes - Chris Dorsey (14) attempts to score the basket. GVSU men’s basketball defeated Wayne State University on Thursday, Jan.19, 2017.

Men's basketball winter-break recap

After losing the previous six matchups, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball hopped on a bus to Hammond, Indiana, to face newly added GLIAC foe Purdue Northwest just two days after the end of the fall semester Saturday, Dec. 16.

GVL / Matt Read. The Girls Basketball team playing this past Saturday @ the Recreation Center. They were matched up against Northern and were able to win in Overtime.

GVSU women's basketball takes down Northern Michigan in double overtime

The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team defeated the Northern Michigan Wildcats 66-59 after the contest went into two overtime periods on Saturday, Dec. 9. With the win, the Lakers improved to 8-2 (3-1 GLIAC), while the Wildcats fell to 6-5 (2-2 GLIAC). It was the first time the Lakers had played at the Fieldhouse Arena since Sunday, Nov. 19, remaining undefeated in Allendale this season.


Quick hits: Taylor Parmley's basketball weekly GLIAC nod, soccer All-American awards, club wrestling results

Although it's still early in the season for both Grand Valley State basketball programs, the women’s team has come out to an especially strong start in their season and GLIAC play. A major reason for that success has been senior forward Taylor Parmley, who was recently named the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week after two breakout performances against GLIAC opponents Wayne State on Thursday, Nov. 30, and Davenport University on Saturday, Dec. 2.