GVL / Courtesy - Clare Carlson

Former GVSU soccer player Clare Carlson awarded NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Honoree

When GVSU athletic programs begin their recruiting search, there’s a consensus on the three distinct qualities that separate Lakers from athletes in any other program: dominating in their sport, going above and beyond in the classroom, and being willing and passionate about giving back to the community. Recently graduated GVSU soccer player Clare Carlson not only checked all three boxes, but she did so in fashion as she was recently awarded NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Honoree in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sunday, Oct. 22. 

GVL / Courtesy - GLIAC

GVSU soccer sweeps road weekend series, claims GLIAC regular season title

Another year, another GLIAC regular season title.  Taking an eight-hour trip up north, the No. 3-ranked Grand Valley State soccer team (15-2, 9-0 GLIAC) didn’t come up empty-handed, claiming their 13th-straight GLIAC regular season title during the team’s 2-0 victory over Michigan Technological University Friday, Oct. 20, and 3-1 win over Northern Michigan University Sunday, Oct. 22. 

GVL / Emily Frye
Tara Lierman takes the ball to the net on Friday October 13, 2017.

GVSU soccer holds Purdue-Northwest to zero shots in 9-0 blowout victory

After the final whistle blew at the No. 4-ranked Grand Valley State soccer (12-2, 6-0 GLIAC) contest against Purdue University Northwest (0-11, 0-7 GLIAC), one team recorded a staggering 50 shots, while the other team had zero. Luckily for the Lakers, they were the team bringing the high-shooting numbers, dominating on all cylinders during the team’s 9-0 victory over Purdue-Northwest under the lights at home Friday, Oct. 13. Out of the Lakers’ 50 shots, 26 of them were shots on goal.

GVL / Matt Read
Men's Club Soccer on Wednesday September 13, 2017.

Young roster provides promise for GVSU men's club soccer

The Grand Valley State men’s club soccer team suffered a disappointing end to their 2016 season, finishing only one spot away from making the playoffs. With eight added freshmen on the roster and a handful of veteran leaders lost to graduation last year, this year's team is faced with a tougher challenge than what they've experienced in the past.