Volleyball set to host Midwest Regionals

The No. 13 Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team will kick off the NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament at the Fieldhouse Arena on Thursday with a match against Truman State University at 7:30 p.m. GVSU (29-3) is the top-seeded team in the region and enters the field of 64 teams riding a 19-game winning streak. The team won both the GLIAC regular season and tournament championships. Truman State (23-11) made its way to the GLVC Tournament Championship but lost to the University of Indianapolis.

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Armstrong listed as finalist for Gene Upshaw Award

The Manheim Touchdown Club recently announced its eight finalists for the Gene Upshaw Award for the 2013 Division II Lineman of the Year and listed Grand Valley State University senior center Matt Armstrong as one of the nominees. Armstrong, the only senior on the offensive line, graded out at 96 percent over the course of the team’s first 12 games. GVSU scored more than 36 points per game during the regular season and began its playoff campaign with a 9-2 record.

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Kimble named Midwest Region Player of the Year

Senior defender Kayla Kibble of the No. 1 Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team has been named the 2013 Daktronics Midwest Region Player of the Year after leading the way for a defense that posted 20 shutouts this season. Kibble was also tabbed as the GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year. Five other GVSU players joined her on the All-Region First Team: senior goalkeeper Abbey Miller, junior forward Jenny Shaba, freshman midfielder Marti Corby and senior defender Tayler Ward. Freshman forward Kendra Stauffer was named to the Second Team.

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Men’s hoops inks two recruits

Grand Valley State University men’s basketball head coach Ric Wesley recently announced the addition of two high school players, Drake Baar and Rashaud Orange, who have signed their letters of intent to join the team for the 2014-2015 season. Baar is a six-foot-eight forward who averaged 9.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game while playing at Comstock Park High School.

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Scanlon, Aiken earn GLIAC awards

The GLIAC announced that Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball head coach Deanne Scanlon was named the GLIAC “Coach of the Year” while junior outside hitter Abby Aiken was named the GLIAC “Athlete of the Year” during a ceremony held between GLIAC Semifinals matches at the Fieldhouse Arena on Saturday. Scanlon took home the award for the fourth time in her career after guiding GVSU to a 26-3 record this season. Aiken turned in a number of clutch performances for the No.

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Stoller leads club hockey to back-to-back wins over Michigan

The Grand Valley State University men’s club hockey team swept the University of Michigan in a home-and-home set over the weekend by taking a pair of one-goal contests to push its winning streak to five games. GVSU (9-4-1) was led by junior center Tyler Stoller, who netted a pair of goals in less than three minutes to give his team a 2-0 lead in the first period of Saturday’s game. The Lakers owned a 3-1 lead at the end of the second period and eventually held on for a 5-4 victory after the teams combined to light the lamp five times in the third. Stoller once again made his presence felt on Sunday by scoring the eventual game-winning goal in a 4-3 victory to complete the sweep. GVSU will return to action this weekend at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Tournament.

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GLIAC Schedule

W. SOCCER Friday – NCAA Regionals (TBA) Sunday – NCAA Regionals (TBA) SWIM & DIVE Friday at Doug Coers Invite 6 p.m. Saturday at Doug Coers Invite 9 a.m. W.

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Women’s hockey goes 2-1 in Rhode Island

The Grand Valley State University women’s club hockey team posted a 2-1 record at the Rhode Island Showcase over the weekend at the Brad Boss Ice Arena in Kingston, R.I. GVSU (7-2) began the weekend with a 4-2 victory against the University of Vermont. Senior forward Alisha Day scored the eventual game-winning goal with 14:26 to play in the third as the Lakers held on after recording a 46-22 edge in shots on goal. Sophomore forward Stacey Mathieu led the way with two goals and an assist two days later when GVSU bested Northeastern University 3-1.

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Running Club to host Turkey Trot

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time for fat turkeys, backyard football games, and of course, the yearly local Turkey Trot. The fourth annual Grand Valley Turkey Trot will take place on Nov.

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