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GVSU’s women's lacrosse season ends after loss in the second round of the GLIAC tournament

The Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team faced two teams during the recent GLIAC tournament in hopes of moving forward to the NCAA tournament. GVSU won their first game against McKendree University before losing their second against the University of Indianapolis. Heading into the GLIAC tournament, the lacrosse team and their head coach, Mackenzie Lawler, were satisfied with the way that they had played this season. The Lakers had an overall record of 14-4 and a conference record of 10-1, landing them in the second seat in the GLIAC conference before postseason.

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GVSU BASEBALL YEAR IN REVIEW: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Going into the season, expectations were high for Grand Valley State University’s baseball team to reclaim their magic and make a run toward a GLIAC championship. But instead of improving upon a 28-23 season from a year ago, the Lakers continued to digress, finishing with a 15-27-1 record overall with an 8-17-1 record in the GLIAC, good for second to last in the conference. “It’s been a tough year, no doubt about it,” said GVSU head baseball coach Jamie Detillion. “There’s been a lot of times where adversity has come up and we just haven’t matched the challenge for it.”

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Former GVSU linebacker Dylan Carroll signs with Chicago Bears, prepares for pro career

Every kid that grew up playing football in the backyard with their friends dreamed of playing in the National Football League (NFL) one day, and that dream became a reality for former Grand Valley State University linebacker Dylan Carroll, who signed with the Chicago Bears Saturday, April 27. “Ever since I can remember, it has been a dream of mine to play in the NFL,” said Carroll. “I remember playing backyard football with my friends and neighbors, growing up pretending we were NFL players and an NFL team. I attended a Detroit Lions game when I was 8 years old and told my dad that was going to be me out there one day.”

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GVSU track and field takes gold in GLIAC

The Grand Valley State University men’s and women’s track and field teams made history earlier this month, winning the GLIAC Championships in front of their home crowd Friday, May 3.  Both of the Laker teams entered the three-day meet with intentions of winning the conference, and after 27 podium finishes and 11 individual GLIAC champions, they accomplished their goal. 

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GVSU boxing club’s Batenburg takes home state championship

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion,” once said former heavyweight boxing champion and American sports icon Muhammad Ali. For Sarah Rae Batenburg, these words from one of boxing’s greatest rang true leading up to her Michigan Golden Gloves state championship fight on April 13. Months of practice, lifting, conditioning and dieting prepared Batenburg for the moment where she would have the opportunity to take home the Michigan Golden Gloves in her weight bracket.

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GVSU baseball rolls to weekend sweep of Wisconsin-Parkside

From Friday, April 12 to Saturday, April 13, it looked as if the troubles that have been plaguing this Grand Valley State baseball team are in the past, as the Lakers swept Wisconsin-Parkside across two doubleheaders over the weekend. According to GVSU head coach Jamie Detillion, this success is what his team is capable of looking like when they play at their best.

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GV softball vs. Davenport April 9

GVSU’s softball team split the week with three wins and three losses

Grand Valley State took on three doubleheaders this week against both the Davenport Panthers and the Purdue Northwest Pride on April 9, 10 and 13. The Lakers were able to tally three more conference wins. The Lakers played the Panthers in a doubleheader played at home to start off the week on Tuesday. GVSU brought home two conference wins that day, the first game ending with a score of 9-4 and second game ending 5-4. 

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GVSU football finishes spring practices, prepares for 2019 season

Spring is in the air in Allendale, and while many students are stressing over finals, the Grand Valley State football team has been conducting their annual spring practices, which culminated on Saturday, April 13 at the 2019 Football Spring Classic at Kelly Family Sports. GVSU football fans were invited to enjoy tailgate food, enter a few raffles, buy Laker football merchandise and, most importantly, watch the football team prepare for the 2019. 

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Final exams to Final Four

The Final Four is no joke.  In 2019, Virginia, Texas Tech, Michigan State and Auburn were all well-represented in Minneapolis, Minn. to participate in the ultimate college basketball weekend of each year – but Grand Valley State was represented, too. 

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