GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Grand Valley State squares off against Wayne State in the second game of the Midwest Super Regional tournament. The Lakers came out with the victory with a final score of 1-0 on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Detroit, MI.

GVSU sweeps Wayne State 2-0 in NCAA Super Regionals

Swarm the circle and pose for the pictures. The Grand Valley State softball team is the 2016 Midwest Super Regional champions. The fourth seeded Lakers (43-11) stunned the hosts and third seeded (No. 10 nationally) Wayne State (50-10) with a remarkable seventh inning rally in a 5-4 game one victory on May 11 and then defeated the Warriors in a tight 1-0 pitching duel on May 12 to win the best-of-three series.

Ali Vander Meer | Courtesy: Doug Witte | GVSU Athletics

GVSU's Vander Meer embraces unique role

Team players are easy to spot, but hardly get the praise they deserve. Every sport has them, from Grand Valley State offensive linemen creating a barricade in front of quarterback Bart Williams to volleyball players Audrey Kidd and Carley Gross sidelined with injuries, but still finishing out their senior seasons.

GVL / Kevin Sielaff – Ellie Balbach (11) winds up and prepares to pitch. Grand Valley takes the victory over Walsh in both games held in Allendale on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

GVSU sweeps Hillsdale to close regular season

The games were supposed to be played a few weeks ago, but the weather decided to get involved. As a result, the Grand Valley State softball team (36-8, 21-5 GLIAC) was faced with a doubleheader on the last day of the regular season. The doubleheader would determine which team would finish second place in the conference.