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Tate Baker


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Lakers go 2-1 in GLIAC-GLVC Crossover

The No. 11 Grand Valley State University volleyball team traveled to compete in the annual GLIAC-GLVC Crossover Tournament over the weekend in Aurora, Ill.

Midterm: Lakers ace every test after 2-2 start

After the first weekend of the 2014 season, several question marks sprung up regarding the Grand Valley State University volleyball team. The Lakers posted a 2-2 record at the Oredigger Classic in Colorado, leading many to question if GVSU was worthy of its No. 14 ranking in Division II.

Sydney Doby: The up-and-comer

While Grand Valley State University volleyball head coach Deanne Scanlon was in Chicago on the recruiting trail watching future Laker Katie Olson, an explosive 6-foot-2 athlete caught her eye. The perfect timing of the situation allowed Scanlon, to, in a sense, kill two birds with one stone.

Sweep city: GVSU pushes win streak to nine

The Grand Valley State University volleyball team came into the weekend riding a seven-game win streak and looking to distance itself from the GLIAC pack in a pair of home matches.

From email invite to All-American

Unlike many collegiate volleyball players, junior Kaleigh Lound opted not to play club volleyball while in high school. Instead she played four sports, something Grand Valley State University coach Deanne Scanlon is attracted to when searching for talent.

GVSU volleyball team wins 7th straight

Coming off an emotional win over rival Ferris State University, the Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team went into the weekend hoping to keep the momentum rolling.

Lakers avenge regional title defeat, beat FSU

In December, the Ferris State volleyball team ended Grand Valley State's season at Fieldhouse Arena in a five-set regional championship match, snapping GVSU’s 21-game win streak. Since then, the Lakers have had that loss in the back of their minds, waiting for a chance to exact revenge.

GVSU tunes up for FSU with pair of sweeps

The Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team hosted a pair of GLIAC foes over the weekend as Malone and Walsh both made the trip from Ohio to Fieldhouse Arena.

Simmons blossoms into key player for GVSU

What often times goes unnoticed in sports is the athlete who doesn’t necessarily receive all the attention and accolades, but is always in the right spot at the right time, fulfills their duties on a consistent basis and holds the team together as one cohesive unit.

Ronda, Lakers prevail at WSU, SVSU

After a mediocre start to the season in Colorado, the No. 18 Grand Valley State University volleyball team got back to its winning ways by taking on two familiar foes in conference play.

Wolters twins reunite in senior year at GVSU

After playing alongside one another from grade school to junior college, this pair of identical twins, Kaitlyn and Kourtney Wolters, are joining forces on the court once again for GVSU.

GVSU goes 2-2 in Rocky Mountain debut

The No. 14 Grand Valley State University volleyball team was eager to see the countless hours of offseason preparation translate into results on the court at the Oredigger Classic in Golden, Colo.

Lakers seek Golden start in Colorado

After a 2-2 start last season, the Grand Valley State University volleyball team got back on the right track by upsetting a pair of ranked opponents en route to a 4-0 record at the Oredigger Classic in Golden, Colo.

GVSU's Ronda adapts after battling injuries

Making adjustments to a particular style of play in order to stay healthy is something many third and fourth year student athletes go through.

Scanlon enters '14 on brink of win No. 500

For the past 19 years, the Grand Valley State University volleyball team hasn’t seen many changes. GVSU hasn't made any drastic personnel moves, tried different philosophies or brought in a greater influence. 

Baltes, national champs seek 3-peat in '14

It may not be the most celebrated team in the landscape of Grand Valley State University Athletics, but, since 2010, it has celebrated the most success at the NCAA Division II level.

GVSU sweeps GLIAC T&F Championships

At the beginning outdoor season, the Grand Valley State University track and field teams had two goals in mind: win the GLIAC Championships and defend their home track at the NCAA National Championships.

Transfer competes twice for GV, sets record

In her second track competition, Rebecka Anderson broke the GVSU javelin record with a distance of 45.97 meters. It seems the decision to leave softball for track and field is paying off.

Cleary, Lakers push winning streak to nine

With the bases loaded at a crucial spot in a crucial game, Grand Valley State University senior Briauna Taylor stepped to the plate with a chance to break the tie. She stood in the box amidst a 2-2 count, and delivered.

Andrasik, Gevaart dazzle as GV sweeps LSSU

On Wednesday afternoon, the Grand Valley State University softball team hosted Lake Superior State University in a doubleheader for its first home games of the 2014 season. In the first of the two games, GVSU sophomore Sara Andrasik took to the circle with hopes of extending the team’s streak of three straight scoreless games. It appeared that the streak would continue in game one, until LSSU picked up a run in the sixth inning.

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