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Adam Knorr


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Hosler carries on winning tradition for GVSU

Jeff Hosler can’t escape soccer. He’s never wanted to. Now, after more than two decades in the game, Hosler’s consistently successful journey has led him to Allendale, patrolling the sidelines for the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team.

Fast and flurious: GVSU tops Bellarmine, 2-0

The scene was more befitting of ice skates than soccer cleats in Allendale on Sunday afternoon for the Midwest Regional Semifinal match in the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Tournament.

GVSU gears up for Battle of the Valleys

Grand Valley State head coach Matt Mitchell will be the first to admit that the 2014 season has been frustrating. His Lakers aren’t headed to the playoffs. They lost five games for the first time since 1999. They failed to beat a ranked opponent once.

GVSU soccer wins 8th straight GLIAC tourney

On Oct. 17, Ohio Dominican University topped Grand Valley State University 1-0 in Allendale. The two squads ran the table the rest of the way, finishing in a tie for first place.

Shaba, No. 11 Lakers eliminate Ferris State

The first round of the GLIAC tournament turned out to be a lot of ‘same old, same old’ for second-seed GVSU. The Lakers (16-2-1, 10-1-1 GLIAC) hosted seventh-seed Ferris State (6-10-2, 5-6-1 GLIAC) on Tuesday and dominated from the get-go to.

Laker women primed for progress in 2014-15

The old axiom “practice like you play” implies that a team should match the intensity they display in a game with a similar work ethic in practice.

No. 10 GVSU clinches share of GLIAC crown

Six seniors laced up for the last time in the regular season for Grand Valley State University on Saturday afternoon. The Lakers squared off against Walsh University (8-5-5, 5-4-3 GLIAC) in the final game of the regular season, closing the campaign with a 3-0 win.

Knorr: Why GVSU wins the GLIAC tourney

With Saturday’s win, the No. 10 Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team clinched a share of its 10th consecutive GLIAC championship. The other share went to Ohio Dominican University.

Sister duo becomes key piece to GVSU puzzle

Championships are simply part of life for Gabriella Mencotti. During her multiyear playing career with Michigan Rush Northville, Mencotti helped bring home a state championship. As a senior, Mencotti tasted glory again when the midfielder led Northville High School to the 2014 MHSAA Division 1 state championship.

GVSU's offense goes cold in U.P. road trip

A late October weekend in the Upper Peninsula proved to be a middling vacation as the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team came home with a 1-0-1 record in two GLIAC games.

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.

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