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Adam Knorr

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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.

Lakers double up SVSU in spring opener

After months of indoor competition, the Grand Valley State University track and field teams were more than ready for a chance to compete outdoors and showcase their talents under blue skies and sunlight.

Freshman goalie stands tall despite 2-5 start

The lacrosse goalie is subject to a pressure foreign to other positions in the sport. Their circle, which measures 9 feet in diameter, often feels less like the last line of defense and more like a remote island.

GVSU snaps streak of title game appearances

The Grand Valley State University men’s club hockey team has been a titan at the ACHA Division II National Championships with appearances in the title game in each of the past three seasons. Hopes and expectations were high once again this year for the Lakers, but it’s March, and the madness isn’t confined to college basketball.

Lakers eye fourth straight title appearance

Peaking at the right time can lead a team to unmatched postseason success. Peaking too early can often lead to the early demise of a talented team. But what happens when a team peaks at the end of the season, then takes a break from competition for more than a month? That’s what the Grand Valley State University men’s club hockey team will have to figure out.

Dangerous goalscorer fuels Laker attack

As a freshman in high school, Rachel Leibovitz had never played an organized sport. She decided to try out for lacrosse, which didn’t have cuts, and seemed like a safe bet.

GVSU bats heat up in sunny Florida

Like many major league teams, the Grand Valley State University baseball team began the month of March in Florida.

GVSU beats Merrimack, falls at Saint Anselm

While other Grand Valley State University teams travelled south to the sunny beaches of Florida, the lacrosse team made reservations in the lax-crazy Northeast.