Grand Valley State is looking to get back to the MCLA Division II championship game where this time, they hope to raise the trophy. The 2012 season ended in disappointment, as GVSU fell to St. Thomas 9-8, in the final game. The Lakers begin their quest for redemption on February 28 against CCLA D I favorite, Michigan State.
GVSU will then head to the sunny state of Florida for four games in Palm Beach. Florida Gulf Coast University, Palm Beach Academy, Western Washington and SCAD Savannah will provide the competition down south.
A match-up with Saginaw Valley St. awaits the Lakers when they return to the mitten. That game will be on March 10th at the Kelly Family Sports Center.
Fans, players and coaches usually have one game on the schedule that they highlight and say it’s a “can’t miss” game. This year that game is a battle with Davenport, who has moved to D I in the CCLA, on March 27th in East Grand Rapids. The two teams split last year. Davenport won a one goal nail-biter in the regular season and Grand Valley knocked off the Panthers, 15-11 in the MCLA tourney.
Grand Valley wraps up their regular season with a game against Dayton on April 20th at Forest Hills Central High School.
The MCLA National Championships will be held in Greenville, South Carolina once again from May 13-18. Grand Valley hopes to be there on the 18th – celebrating.
Here is the complete 2013 schedule:
February 28 @ Michigan State University
March 4 @ Florida Gulf Coast University – Palm Beach, FL
March 5 @ Palm Beach Academy – Palm Beach, FL
March 7 @ Western Washington – Palm Beach, FL
March 8 @ SCAD Savannah – Palm Beach, FL
March 10 vs. Saginaw Valley State University – Kelly Family Sports Center
March 14 vs. Liberty University – Outdoor East Club Game Field
March 23 @ St. John’s University – Chicago, IL
March 27 @ Davenport – East Grand Rapids
April 2 vs. Aquinas
April 7 vs. South Dakota State in Chicago, IL
April 11 vs. Ferris State
April 13 @ Indiana Institute of Technology – Fort Wayne, IN
April 13 @ Taylor University – Upland, IN
April 20 vs. Dayton – Forest Hills Central, MI