Courtesy / Alan Steible

Preview: GVSU men’s and women’s cross-country ready to compete

As cross-country season approaches, chasing championships is what they seem poised to do. Each of the previous five academic years, both the men’s and women’s running programs at GVSU have finished the year ranked first or second nationally among Division II schools. Leading the way for the Lakers on the men’s team are senior Zach Panning and sophomore Enael Woldemicael who were GVSU’s top two finishers at nationals a year ago. Panning finished second overall posting a time of 30:52 and Woldemicael finished with a time of 31:07, placing sixth.

GVL / Sheila Babbitt

Keeping the ball rolling: GVSU soccer stays undefeated

The Grand Valley State women’s soccer team stuck to their winning ways this week, as they picked up two wins to improve to 3-0-0 on the year.  GVSU came out hot against Missouri-St. Louis, scoring five goals in the first half before blowing the Tritons out 7-0 last Sunday, Sept. 2. They rode that momentum into this weekend, grabbing another home win against Ohio Valley, 1-0 on Sept. 7.

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Calm and collected: junior Katie Chipman returns to green after successful summer

Junior Katie Chipman is returning to Grand Valley State women’s golf team this year as an on-the-rise athlete in Division II. As a sophomore, Chipman was named GLIAC Golfer of the Year, as well as earning a spot on the All-GLIAC First Team. She is currently among the top five golfers on the GVSU team, and is set to compete in the first tournament of the season starting Monday, Sept. 10.

Chawntez Moss extends to score his first touchdown as a Laker in the third quarter against UIndy on Aug. 31. GVL / Sheila Babbitt

One and oh: GVSU football rolls over Indianapolis to open season

The No. 10 ranked Grand Valley State football team opened their season on a dominant note, defeating No. 13 Indianapolis 30-7 at Lubbers Stadium.  “Good team win. Obviously that’s a good football team we played,” said head coach Matt Mitchell. “Great job by our guys, our coaches, offense and defense coming together and playing even when we were down. We never questioned anything, we just kept playing.”

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Go green at GV’s Zero Waste Football Games

Beginning at 7 p.m. at Lubbers Stadium during the first home football game of the year, GVSU’s Office of Sustainability will be hosting the fifth annual Zero Waste Football Games. This program aims to decrease the amount of waste that enters landfills during football games by educating fans on the correct bin to dispose of their garbage. Volunteers will be near waste stations throughout the stadium to assist visitors in placing their refuse in either the recycle, compost or landfill bins.