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Adam Knorr

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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 (pronounced U-N-A) 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.

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.