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.

GVL / Courtesy - Caitlyn Beasley 
Caitlyn Beasley

GVSU lacrosse goes out of state for 2016 recruiting class

The Grand Valley State lacrosse team has enjoyed success in recent years, from winning several GLIAC titles to making a name for themselves at the Division II national tournament. This success is built from the ground up through extensive recruiting, and this year, they’ve assembled what the coaches believe to be one of their finest classes yet.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff – Chelsey Bishop (10) runs onto the field as the starting line-up is announced. The Lakers defeat the Greyhounds of the University of Indianapolis Saturday, March 26, 2016 with a final score of 15-4.

GVSU's Bishop sits fourth in single season assists

A common theme across several sports these days is that scorers are beloved and typically have quicker rises to superstardom. Consider the likes of Steph Curry, Alex Ovechkin, and Buddy Hield – players that light up the scoreboard and are rewarded with love and adoration from fans from across the world.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff – Chloe Zdybel (14) runs onto the field as the starting line-up is called. The Lakers defeat the Bearcats of McKendree University with a final score of 23-11 Friday, March 25, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU lacrosse demolishes Walsh

Grand Valley State lacrosse (7-3, 5-0 GLIAC) hit the dusty trail for a two-game road trip against Walsh on April 8, and Lake Erie on April 9 in hopes of extending a four-game winning streak to five, and maybe six.