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GVSU women's club basketball goes undeafeated at their first home hosted tournament on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Club women's basketball taking off in second season

Every year, new clubs spring up from the minds of students looking to fill a niche role in the Grand Valley State community. Students can find clubs for almost anything, but not all of those clubs have the potential to become something greater. The women’s basketball club had that potential and ran with it.

GVL/Mackenzie Bush - Ben Chafin (20) watches the play closely. GVSU Men’s D3 Hockey plays Michigan State University Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

GVSU D3 club men's hockey splits two games with Hope

The Grand Valley State men’s club hockey team (Division III) split a home and away weekend series against Hope College Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21. The Lakers travelled to Hope College Friday night for the first game between the two teams, but fell 3-2. The Lakers returned home to the Georgetown Ice Center Saturday, rebounding with a 6-1 victory.

GVL / Luke Holmes - Danny Smith (3) skates toward the goal with the puck. GVSU Men’s D2 Hockey defeated Ferris State University with a score of 8-1 on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2016.

GVSU D2 hockey goes 2-0-1 in three game road trip

Head coach of Grand Valley State’s club hockey team (Division II) Mike Forbes believes there is three stages of a team coming together: storming (finding the team’s identity), norming (buying into the system), and performing (playing to its true potential). Forbes can be proud to say his team has entered the performing stage after a successful three-game road series where the Lakers’ came out with two wins and a tie against three of the top teams in the southeast region.

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Foward Austin Koleski takes the puck down center ice on Friday Jan. 29, 2016.

Hein, Koleski heralded as the future of GVSU hockey

After a rough weekend outing against Miami of Ohio earlier this season, the Grand Valley State Division II club hockey team turned its season around to win their last six games, improving to an impressive 13-4-1 overall record. A big reason for that recent success has come from two of their up-and-coming stars in sophomore Austin Koleski and late-addition freshman Ryan Hein, who have begun to take a hold of the Lakers' offensive reins.

GVL / Archive - Brendan Hazelton works to hold his opponent down during the club wrestling match on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU club wrestling defeats Toledo 35-19

The Grand Valley State men’s club wrestling team began the second semester with a convincing win at the GVSU Fieldhouse over the Toledo Rockets Sunday, Jan. 15. The Lakers captured an early lead but the Rockets would not go back to Ohio without a fight. The Rockets pulled within 10 points of the Lakers with just a few bouts remaining.

GVL/Emily Frye - Foward Austin Koleski takes the puck down center ice on Friday Jan. 29, 2016.

GVSU D2 hockey sweeps Indiana 2-0 on the road

The Grand Valley State men’s club hockey team (Division II) set high expectations for themselves to continue improving its offense moving forward into 2017. Those points-of-emphasis happened sooner than expected, as the Lakers (13-4-1) swept a weekend series on the road at Indiana, capturing two 8-0 blowout victories in convincing fashion last Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14.