GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Meghan Datema (18) controls the ball and sets up a play during the game vs Northern Michigan on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

GVSU lacrosse blows halftime lead in 13-9 loss to Seton Hill

When any team is struggling to perform to their potential, normally a coach will solve the team’s performance questions and hopefully provide answers to improve on moving forward. But for Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse coach Alicia Groveston, her team only left her with questions after the Lakers allowed nine second-half goals in their 13-9 loss against Seton Hill (Pennsylvania) at home Tuesday, April 18.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Carlyn Shisler(25) drives the ball up field, stops, then looks to pass. Grand Valley defeats Lake Erie College with a final score of 19-2 on Friday, April 29, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU lacrosse goes 1-2 on Maryland road trip

For Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse, it was a time of hard-work and grinding to reach a couple of coveted wins during its annual spring break road trip. The Lakers packed their suitcases and lacrosse bags and headed not south, but east for Sparks, Maryland where they would defeat No. 13 Bentley 13-5, lose to No. 3 Le Moyne and No. 20 Pace by scores of 18-5 and 14-9, giving them a 1-2 record on the trip and 1-4 overall.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff – Meghan Datema (18) takes a face-off at mid-field. The Lakers take the victory over Tiffin University Friday, April 1, 2016.

2017 GVSU lacrosse squad looking to build off last year's early postseason exit

Picture a flower pot. Inside lies fine soil and even deeper rests one small seed. With enough time and care, that seed will bloom into a ripe, green stem. From the stem blooms a flower. The stem is Grand Valley State’s women’s lacrosse team and the inaugural flower on the branch was its 2016 season where the team made its first ever NCAA tournament appearance. The Lakers lost in the first round to No. 4 Dowling College by a single goal.