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Adam Knorr


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GVSU's Shaba: an All-American competitor

Jenny Shaba has filled the cleats of GVSU stars before her with aplomb and, unfortunately for her GLIAC competition, she is nowhere close to being done.

GVSU golf team finds gem in Rosekrans

For the newest member of the Grand Valley State University men’s golf team, excelling on the course has become second nature over the years. Just as impressive, however, are his skills away from the links.

GVSU adds transfer, yet to name starter in net

In 2013, the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team breezed through its competition en route to an NCAA Division II National Championship.The 24-0-1 season was remarkable in many ways for the Lakers, not the least of which took place on the goal line, where keeper Abbey Miller raked in a number of GVSU and NCAA records.

GVSU tennis team to lean on six 'coaches'

When head coach John Black leads the Grand Valley State University women’s tennis team onto the court this season, he’ll be joined by six other coaches.

Lakers, new coach enter season ranked #1

When he assumed the reins as head coach of the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team, Jeff Hosler knew he’d have to hit the ground running.

Gary Bissell revamps GVSU men's golf

Familiar with the game, the conference and the mark of a victor, Jeff Bissell is planning on implementing a few changes in 2014 after taking the reigns from 20-year head coach Don Underwood.

GV bass anglers place 18th in national tourney

Sophomore Justin Bruno and senior Zachary Wiggers of the Grand Valley State University bass anglers club were the first-ever competitors from the Mitten to qualify for the event. The duo finished in 18th place.

GVSU golf trio shines at Michigan Amateur

In some ways, the Grand Valley State University men’s golf team has had a summer like never before. 

Bissell chosen as new GVSU men's golf coach

In 1999, Grand Valley State University was in need of a coach for its men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. The search took GVSU to Butler University where a recent alum named Jerry Baltes was quickly making a name for himself.

GVSU replaces DiIanni with Alma's Hosler

On June 27, Grand Valley State University Director of Athletics Tim Selgo named Jeff Hosler the new head coach of the GVSU women’s soccer team. 

DiIanni dynasty ends with B1G departure

Grand Valley State University women’s soccer coach Dave DiIanni paced back and forth, speaking sharply to his team.

GVSU golfers finish 11th in NC at nationals

An outstanding spring season concluded with a middling finish for the Grand Valley State University women’s golf team over the weekend at the NCAA Division II National Championship at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C.

Club team falls to Dayton in WCLL tourney

The Grand Valley State University women’s club lacrosse team was 3-0. The spring season was just getting started, but the Lakers still had a lot to prove – both to themselves and others.

GVSU secures back-to-back GLIAC titles

The Grand Valley State University lacrosse team may not have had the non-conference record it was looking for in 2014, but that didn’t stop it from manufacturing a flawless regular season in GLIAC play.

GV club dodgeball team wins sixth NCDA title

GVSU won its second National College Dodgeball Association Championship (NCDA) in as many years over the weekend by beating rival Saginaw Valley State University 3-2 in the championship match on Sunday

Lakers cruise to third team victory in 22 days

The Lakers shot a 628 ( 32) at the two-day JBMF Cavalier Classic on Monday for their fourth team victory this spring. They outpaced Ashland University and the University of Findlay by 14 strokes.

Skomial leads Lakers to fifth straight win

The Lakers won their fourth and fifth consecutive games over the weekend, blanking Alderson-Broaddus University in a 20-0 rout on Friday before topping Tiffin University 15-9 on Sunday.

Niece of former baseball coach sparks GV lax

After going through two coaches in two years, the GVSU baseball program settled on a man named Andy Chopp for the job. Chopp filled the position admirably, amassing 365 wins in 14 seasons at the helm. Although he left in 1998, his legacy lives on in Laker Blue in 2014 in the form of his niece, Kira Dosenberry.

Goalie-less Lakers throttle Findlay, Lake Erie

The Grand Valley State University lacrosse team was faced with a tough situation when the only goalie listed on its roster, freshman Sarah Zwilsky, went down with a knee injury during practice last week.

Lakers stumble in 1-2 series at Tiffin

Since the start of GLIAC play, it was all systems go for the Grand Valley State University baseball team. Prior to Monday’s doubleheader at Tiffin University, GVSU had strung together a six-game winning streak and was undefeated in conference play.

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