Head Coach Doug Woods talking to his team before practice. GV / Emily Frye

The legend of Doc Woods

After 38 years at GVSU, 24 as the institution’s softball coach, Woods will retire upon the completion of the 2014 season this spring – leaving more time to fish – as one of the most accomplished coaches in Division II history and an indelible cornerstone of the Laker athletic program.

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Freshman Jenna Lenza

Freshman electrifies GVSU in leadoff spot

To replace her would be a daunting task for anyone, let alone a freshman, but indirectly, that’s what incomer Jenna Lenza has been tasked to do. And just like a pair of BOGO shoes purchased at Payless, through the first 15 games of spring play, Lenza has worn and filled both roles left to her without missing a step.

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Head Coach Doug Woods

GVSU softball prepares for World Series

It was a decade ago that all-everything pitcher Jenn Mackson, now a pitching coach on GVSU’s staff, patrolled the mound at Grand Valley State University, although her lore still intertwines frequently with the current mythos being dictated by Laker softball.

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The Lakers faced off against FSU sunday afternoon in a double header featuring special edition uniforms for the occasion.

GVSU softball wins Super Regional, advances to NCAA World Series

There are a hair under 300 Division II softball programs incorporated with the NCAA – only eight remain to play for the right to provide the 2013 season with their own distinctive ending. For only the second time in school history, and the first time since 2002, Grand Valley State University will be one of those eight NCAA Division II World Series championship suitors.

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