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Steven Garber


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Winchester shoots for top finish in '14

“She really is a bullet,” junior Jessica Janecke said. “No matter the competition, she puts herself in the race and is great ammunition for the team.”

Former GVSU standout returns as assistant

A familiar face is returning to the Grand Valley State University women's soccer team this season. Before joining first-year head coach Jeff Hosler’s staff as an assistant coach in late July, Kristen Walker (formerly Kristen Eible) was an assistant at an up-and-coming Davenport University soccer program in 2012 and 2013.

GVSU teams, supporters interact at Fan Fest

Events giving fans access to players are what make community outreach so powerful for an institution. Fan Fest, which took place inside Lubbers Stadium on Thursday night, delivers on that premise.

GVSU claims seventh straight GLIAC title

With a strong class of golfers aiding the reigning GLIAC Golfer of the Year Kelly Hartigan, the No. 24 Grand Valley State University women's golf team stayed hot by winning its seventh straight GLIAC Championship (April 25-27) with a team score of 943 across 54 holes at the Winding Hollow Golf Club in New Albany, Ohio.

Inspired Laker women win Lubbers Regatta

The Laker women claimed first place in every race over the weekend on Spring Lake, and set a course record in the Sunday series against Purdue University to secure the overall points trophy.

Laker Navy brings home Cal Cup

The men’s 8-plus team belonging to the Grand Valley State University rowing club can now relish in victory after bringing home gold in the Cal Cup of the San Diego Crew Classic for the second time in three years.

Hartigan edges Shipley as Lakers win again

GVSU cruised to a commanding 16-stroke victory at the NC4K Classic with a team score of 300 ( 12) on Monday in Columbus, Ohio., for its second win in eight days.

Freshman fuels Lakers in win at MBU

No. 4 GVSU racked up 15 penalty minutes but still came home with a 14-5 victory at No. 25 Missouri Baptist University on Friday night, as freshman attacker Erick Sundstrom led the way with a game-high five goals.

GVSU junior wins Bellarmine Invitational

Junior Kelly Hartigan was no stranger to the Persimmon Ridge Golf Club after finishing in 16th place on the challenging course two years ago at nationals.

High school phenom adapts quickly at GVSU

Joining a new team as a freshman can be a lot like being thrown in a cool pool: you’re left there to get warm while those around you have already gotten used to it.

GVSU tennis teams go 2-0, 1-1 on road trip

The Grand Valley State University women’s tennis team took care of business on the road over the weekend in Lima, Ohio.

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