GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Staci Brower (21) celebrates after a point scored. Grand Valley squares off against Ohio Dominican and claims the victory with a final score of 3-1.

GVSU volleyball player Staci Brower uses height, skill to standout

Standing at 6 feet 1 inch tall, Grand Valley State volleyball star Staci Brower is currently taller than 18 NBA players. Her impressive height helped her notch two All-GLIAC First Team honors as a sophomore and a freshman, as well as accumulate 34 solo blocks last season. With that statistic, Brower has the most solo blocks by any Laker since the 2000 season.

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The GVSU Volleyball team poses for a picture in Slovenia.

GVSU volleyball makes 10-day trip to Italy, Slovenia

Grand Valley State’s volleyball team took a hit last season after losing to Ferris State in the first round of the GLIAC quarterfinals tournament. The Lakers moved on from last season as they looked forward to their 10-day Italy trip. The trip kicked off Friday, July 21, allowing the GVSU team to visit Slovenia and Italy. The Lakers gained an opportunity to play five games against foreign teams.

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Staci Brower (21) gets ready to block. The Lakers fall to the Bulldogs of Ferris State with a final score of 1-3 Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU volleyball splits two-game road trip

The Grand Valley State volleyball team split yet another weekend series during conference play, the third in a row and sixth this year. With a 3-0 loss against Saginaw Valley State Cardinals Friday, Nov. 5 and a win by the same tally in the Upper Peninsula against Lake Superior State Saturday, Nov. 6, Grand Valley State now sits at 14-12 (8-7 GLIAC).

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GVL / Luke Holmes - The team celebrates after scoring. GVSU volleyball lost to Michigan Tech on Saturday, Oct. 29. 2016.

GVSU splits home weekend series

The Grand Valley State volleyball team split yet another weekend series at home, beating the Northern Michigan Wildcats (13-12, 4-7 GLIAC) in a 3-1 affair Friday, Oct. 28 and then fell 3-1 to the Michigan Tech Huskies (12-13, 7-5 GLIAC) Saturday, Oct. 29. The Lakers now sit at 13-10 (7-5 GLIAC).

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Kendall Yerkes (2) jumps and sends the ball over the net. The Lakers fall to the Bulldogs of Ferris State with a final score of 1-3 Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU volleyball splits with Wayne State, Findlay

The Grand Valley State volleyball team split a weekend series with the Wayne State Warriors and Findlay Oilers. The Lakers beat the first-place Warriors in Detroit Friday, Oct. 21 by a score of 3-0 to knock the Warriors to 17-5 (8-2 GLIAC), and then fell to the second-place Oilers 3-1 in Findlay the next day, Saturday, Oct. 22, bumping them up to 16-6 (9-2 GLIAC). The Lakers now sit at 12-9 (6-4 GLIAC).

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