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Adam Knorr

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Why the Lakers can't run out of Bounds

Picture an undercover police officer. The mental image invokes thoughts of a sly, quick-witted, highly skilled professional. The good ones remain unassuming and unnoticed until it’s time to strike. And when it’s time, the strike is done with a flash of vigor.

GVSU blanks Ashland after rare home loss

It was a sight to behold on Friday night as the Ohio Dominican University women’s soccer team joined together in a screaming mass under the lights and rain. The team celebrated like they won a championship.

Grades: GVSU soccer earns fridge-worthy A

Last season, the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team earned an A for effort, and an A+ for execution. The Lakers romped to a 24-0-1 record, including their third national championship in five years.

Club camaraderie: GVSU teams build rapport

Head over to the Georgetown Ice Center for a Grand Valley State University Division III club hockey game, and you’ll likely see a few things – namely a GVSU win and a strong student section.

GVSU rolls Malone, Tiffin in pair of 5-0 wins

The Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team has begun to hit its stride – and that’s bad news for the rest of the GLIAC.

Stauffer thrives after reuniting with coach

Kendra Stauffer knew Jeff Hosler in 2012. It was Stauffer’s senior year of high school, and she was playing for Hosler’s TNT club soccer team in Lansing.

GVSU nets nine goals, wins twice in Ohio

With a pair of weekend wins, it appears the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team has returned to business as usual.

Top talent twirls her way to triumph

Moriah Muscaro is quick to give praise anywhere she finds deserving. She raves about Grand Valley State University, the marching band, the pep band, the dance team, band director John Martin, the fans and anyone else she can think of. The one person Muscaro rarely talks up is herself.

Corby's hat trick fuels GVSU in win at FSU

On Sept. 14, the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team dropped its first game since 2012 with a 1-0 loss at No.

International speedster leads GVSU back line

Juane Odendaal has been going through transitions her whole life. Odendaal was born in South Africa, in the city of Durban – a well-populated coastal town on the southwestern edge of the country. After six years, Odendaal and her family packed up and left, heading to Canada in search of a safer, more promising life for Juane and her sister.

Reaction from GVSU's letdown at Lubbers

On Sept. 4, the Grand Valley State University football team dropped a 26-23 double overtime heartbreaker against then-No. 22 Azusa Pacific University. After Saturday’s loss against No. 10 Ohio Dominican University, there isn’t much Laker heart left to break.

GVSU soccer: 27-game win streak snapped

The No. 1 Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team tripped up to Minnesota over the weekend for a two-game challenge, and left with middling results and some work to do after splitting the games and losing for the first time since 2012.

'Dre' earns starting goalie job for GVSU

Minutes before the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team kicked off their 2014 season opener, head coach Jeff Hosler announced the starting lineup to his squad. It started on the back end, and Hosler called for senior Andrea Strauss to undertake the goalkeeping duties for the evening.

GVSU rolls Quincy, TSU to begin Hosler era

Just 30 seconds into the 2014 season, freshman Gabriella Mencotti found herself on a breakaway with nothing but a goaltender standing in her way.

GVSU soccer gears up for Quincy rematch

Becoming a champion is anything but easy. A vague, yet finicky formula of hard work, talent and teamwork must be present for any team to sustain success. Often, however, the most challenging work in sports is done after the championship is won.

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.