GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Gabriella Mencotti (20) reacts to her goal which put the Lakers up 2-0 during the game versus Central Missouri on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU soccer legend Gabriella Mencotti inks pro contract with Iceland club

After a career filled with trophies for Grand Valley State soccer, one forward is making her away across the Atlantic. In February, graduating forward Gabriella Mencotti signed a professional contract with Throttur FC (Icelandic: Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur and pronounced "pro-tour") to play for the club's women's team. Mencotti, who will graduate in April, plans to join the club in May. 

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Women's basketball vs Ferris State University on February 24th, 2018.

Going out with a bang: Cassidy Boensch leads GVSU in final regular-season win against Ferris

Draw the curtains. Bring up the lights. Open the exits. The 2017-18 women’s basketball regular season has come to a close, and the Grand Valley State Lakers ended it with a bang. GVSU made the short bus ride up to Big Rapids, Michigan, on Saturday, Feb. 24, to battle the rival Ferris State Bulldogs. When they came back to Allendale, they came with a season series sweep after a 77-64 victory to spoil FSU's Senior Day.

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Men's basketball vs Ferris State University on February 24th, 2018.

GVSU men's basketball falls short in regular-season finale against Ferris

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team has had quite the regular season. From a disappointing 3-7 record to start, to winning five straight and then finally clinching a GLIAC Tournament berth, the Lakers have experienced every high and low imaginable.  With their postseason ticket already clinched, the Lakers had nothing to lose—although bragging rights were on the line—in their final regular-season matchup on the road against the No. 3 Ferris State Bulldogs on Saturday, Feb. 25.

GVL/Hannah Zajac - Jessica Ramos prepares to receive a pitch during the game on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

GVSU softball goes 3-1 at Lewis Dome Tournament

In the Grand Valley State women’s softball team’s first tournament of the season, the Lakers walked away with three wins in four games. During their trip to Rosemont, Illinois—the home of the Lewis Dome Tournament—the Lakers got another taste of early-season action Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, competing in a doubleheader both days.


Quick hits: Men's DIII hockey season comes to an end, men's tennis wins fourth straight

In a season where the Grand Valley State men’s Division III hockey players organized community event after event to raise funding for various foundations, it was hard to root against this year’s team. Heading into postseason contention, the Lakers were gunning to become true National Championship contenders. But sadly, this team’s stretch of success was cut short in the first round of the ACHA North Regionals against Adrian College on Friday, Feb. 23.

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GVSU Wrestling takes home the GLIAC Championship title on Saturday February 24, 2018.

GVSU club wrestling captures fifth straight Great Lakes Conference title

The weather is finally getting warmer, and spring is slowly settling in. For the Grand Valley State  men’s wrestling team, it’s time to go to work. GVSU men's club wrestling hosted the 2018 Great Lakes Conference Tournament this past Saturday, Feb. 24, at the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena in Allendale. Not only did they host, but the wrestlers won handsomely with a score of 148.5, miles away from runner-up Akron with 95 points on the day.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Shannon Flaherty (19) throws the ball to first base during the game vs. Lewis on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Season preview: GVSU softball brings back seven starters to try for another playoff run

The Grand Valley State softball team is coming off a big 2017 season, where the Lakers won a GLIAC title with a 33-18 overall record (17-5 GLIAC) and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the seventh year in a row. The team would drop two out of three contests in the Midwest Regional Tournament, but those losses have the Lakers poised to build on last year’s strong season. 

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Basketball vs Wayne State University at the DeltaPlex Arena on Thursday February 8, 2018.

GVSU women's basketball looks to close regular season strong despite senior Parmley's ACL injury

The best time of the year is almost upon us. As March draws closer with each passing day, the smell of playoff basketball madness is getting stronger and stronger. After a very entertaining overtime loss to the No. 1 ranked Ashland Eagles on Thursday, Feb. 15, the Grand Valley State women's basketball team looks ready to recover and move on, finishing off the last few preparations before the GLIAC Tournament.