Quick hits: Women's golf, football, men's basketball

If there were ever a time to find their winning groove, the Grand Valley State women’s golf team found the perfect time to do so right before the GLIAC Championships. After earning a first-place finish at the NC4K Classic on Tuesday, April 10, the Lakers repeated success with another victory, this time at the Ashland Invitational on Saturday, April 14, to close out the regular season. The final day of competition was canceled due to rain. 

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Marty Carter runs the ball down the field on Saturday April 14th, 2018.

GVSU football holds annual Spring Classic

The Grand Valley State Laker football team hosted the annual Spring Classic practice on Saturday, April 14, in conclusion of the 15-practice spring schedule.  The event, which typically takes place at Lubbers Stadium, was moved to the Kelly Family Sports Center due to inclement weather. The event is held to show fans, friends and family what the team has been working on during spring practice and give them a taste of what can be expected come August.

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GVSU Pro Day on March 15, 2018.

Lakers prove their football worth on pro day

Without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated events in sports every spring is the National Football League Draft. Every April, the top college football players in the country nervously await to hear their phones ring with confirmation that they’ve been selected or have garnered interest in being signed to a professional contract. 

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Quick hits: Cassidy Boensch basketball honors, Alton Voss football signing, GVSU lacrosse No. 22 ranking

It’s been quite the couple of weeks for Grand Valley State women’s basketball center Cassidy Boensch.  From starting the season with limited minutes to slowly gaining the trust of head coach Mike Williams to playing in the starting lineup, the 6-foot-4-inch sophomore not only earned her third straight (fourth total) GLIAC North Division Player of the Week, but she has now been named U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 25.

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GVSU football signs largest recruiting class in school history

Teams are built off of recruiting. Without a steady flow of the region’s top high school football players, teams would not be able to reload their rosters following the significant turnover that occurs at the end of each season. During last season’s signing period, Grand Valley State football added 31 players to the Laker family—a strong number—as well as 23 in 2016. If 31 recruits is good, then this year’s count of 44—the largest class in school history—is out of this world.

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