GVSU Club Sports bridges the gap between Intramurals and Varsity Sports.  Club Sports provide a team environment for students who are looking for a more competitive and intense experience with a balance of time commitment.  Our over 38 clubs offer opportunities in women’s, men’s, and coed sports teams.  Club Sports teams are run by students, for students, with the help of GV administrative staff and club-appointed coaches.

Getting involved with club sports is the best way to continue playing the sport you love and building a community here at GVSU.  Being a club sport athlete provides opportunities to meet new people, find a support system, and get involved in positions that develop career skills and resume builders.  Come join one of the best programs in the nation at GVSU Club Sports!! Anchor Up!


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Thrilling Action and Team Camaraderie at the College Club Swim National Meet

The College Club Swim National Meet brought together 1622 athletes from 118 clubs, including Grand Valley's Club team, who showcased their skills and camaraderie amidst fierce competition over three days.

Apr 24, 2024

The Laker Dance Team Becomes 15X National Champions

The stage was set in Orlando, FL, as dancers converged at the Orange County Convention Center for The College Classic. Among them, the Laker Dance Team stood poised to showcase their skill and passion in a display of triumph and unity.

Apr 24, 2024

GVSU Club Gymnastics Team Shines at Nationals with Impressive Performances

Grand Valley State University's Club Gymnastics team dazzled audiences and judges alike at the recent national championships, where their exceptional performances earned them accolades and recognition on both team and individual levels.

Apr 22, 2024

Laker Dance and Cheer teams claim national championships

"Grand Valleys Laker Dance and Cheer teams returned from the College Classic National Championship with a number of new national titles and accolades."

Apr 18, 2024

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Men's Club Volleyball Wins GLMVC Conference Championship

The weekend of March 16th-17th was a very successful one for GVSU Men’s Club Volleyball’s A team. The team traveled to Davenport University for the second round of the Great Lakes Men’s Volleyball conference tournament. Sitting in first place without dropping a single set, the team ended up losing their last match to Bowling Green Saturday night. The Lakers started bracket play Sunday with two large margin wins against Ferris State and Western Michigan. The championship was set for a rematch against Bowling Green. After winning the first set 25-23, the Lakers fell to an eight point deficit to start the second set. After battling back, they dropped the second set 25-21 forcing another three match game. A back and forth battle found the Lakers tied 10-10 in a first to 15 race. A serving run by Greg Janes put them up 14-11. A beautifully placed serve by Jack Norkiewicz finished off with a block from Paden Rousseau gave the laker men’s club volleyball team their first conference championship since 2017. 

The Laker Men’s Volleyball team had multiple award recipients for all conference honors. First team all-conference team included junior setter Jacob Fiandalo, senior middle blocker Paden Rousseau and freshman middle blocker Michael Uldrych. Both graduate students Greg Janes and Sam Szarowicz earned second team for outside hitter. AJ Zanders, Easton Upton, and Mack Tyrell earned honorable mention awards. 

Special shoutout to all the parents who bring food, drinks, and endless support to our team as well as our friends. The success of this program would not be possible without them, our coaches, and club sports. 

We look forward to trying to repeat next year!

April 1, 2024

Rising Resilience: Grand Valley State University Club Wrestlers Show Out at 2024 NCWA National Championships

The wrestlers representing Grand Valley State University displayed an impressive blend of determination and skill during the 2024 NCWA National Championships held at the Brookshire Grocery Arena in Shreveport, Louisiana, from March 14 to March 16, 2024. Despite encountering formidable opponents from renowned collegiate wrestling programs nationwide, the GVSUWC athletes exhibited unmatched resilience and prowess. Their performance highlighted their profound devotion to the sport and the university, evident in their steadfast determination and unyielding quest for achievement. As they navigated through demanding matches, each member of the GVSU Wrestling Club exemplified the culmination of extensive training and preparation, garnering recognition and respect for their exceptional performance on this esteemed national platform.

In a gripping match against Alexandria Green from Texas State University, 116-pound wrestler Isobel Wharff displayed her skills, engaging in a fierce battle until the 3:41 mark, ending with Green securing the victory. However, Wharff's determination remained unwavering as she prepared for her next challenge against Angelina Walker from Ottawa - Arizona. Despite a valiant effort, Wharff faced a quick defeat, with Walker claiming victory in just 17 seconds.

"In moments like these, we witness the essence of our team's ethos: show up, be prepared, and understand that every match begins at 0-0," said Head Coach Ryan Lancaster. "Isobel exemplified this spirit in her recent encounters. Against Green, she engaged in a gripping battle, showcasing her skills until the final buzzer. Every match presents an opportunity to score bonus points, not just on the scoreboard, but in character and grit."
In the 125-pound weight class, Zack Koenig of GVSUWC exhibited exceptional prowess, navigating a series of challenging matchups with remarkable skill. Koenig started his campaign with a dominant technical fall victory over Gabriel Matamoros of Rutgers WC, followed by another impressive triumph against Brennan Garate-Flores of Pacific Lutheran. Continuing his winning streak, Koenig secured a major decision victory over Luis Barajas of Grays Harbor, showcasing his tactical proficiency on the mat. In a closely contested about against Joseph Jimenez of Sacramento State, Koenig demonstrated his resilience and determination, clinching a hard-fought decision victory to advance further in the tournament. Despite facing a formidable opponent in Dominic Ciolli of Ohio State, Koenig displayed unwavering determination and fought bravely, ultimately falling short but leaving an indelible mark with his stellar performance.

Coach Lancaster said, "Zack's journey through a series of challenging matchups showcased his remarkable skill and unwavering commitment to our team's philosophy. Each victory, whether by technical fall or a hard-fought decision, underscored Koenig's tactical proficiency on the mat and his resilience in the face of adversity."
The GVSUWC's Maria Potrero also left her mark on the tournament, engaging in intense bouts that showcased her talent and tenacity. Potrero faced off against formidable opponents such as Marinthia Mendoza from Grays Harbor and Carly Manning from Clemson. Despite experiencing both victory and defeat, Potrero demonstrated resilience and a fighting spirit that echoed throughout the tournament. One of the standout moments for Potrero was her match against Manning, where she dominated the mat, securing victory in 5 minutes and 26 seconds. 

"Win or lose, she exemplified our core values, demonstrating resilience and a relentless fighting spirit. Her decisive victory over Manning was a defining moment for her and our entire team," said Coach Lancaster.

Jack Sherman, representing GVSUWC in the 157-pound weight class, also performed remarkably throughout the tournament. Sherman kicked off his campaign with a commanding technical fall victory over Dominic Acosta of Central Florida, setting the tone for his subsequent matches. He continued his winning streak with a dominant major decision win against Brady Bollander of James Madison, showcasing his technical proficiency and strategic prowess on the mat. Despite facing a setback against Keaton Fischer of West Chester in a closely contested about, Sherman bounced back with an emphatic pinfall victory over Clay Queen of Lyon, displaying his resilience and determination. He followed it up with another impressive pinfall victory against Anthony Colavito of Montclair State, further solidifying his reputation as a formidable competitor. Despite facing a tough opponent in Mitchell Helgert of Washington State, Sherman fought valiantly but ultimately fell short, concluding his campaign with a commendable performance.

"From his commanding technical fall victory over Acosta to his dominant major decision win against Bollander, Sherman displayed skill and a strategic finesse that set him apart. Even in facing setbacks, like his closely contested about against Fischer, Sherman exhibited resilience, bouncing back with emphatic pinfall victories over his opponents," said Lancaster.

The final standings at the Nationals reflected the culmination of months of arduous training and unwavering dedication. West Chester emerged victorious with a narrow lead, followed by Ohio State WC and Clemson. However, the GVSUWC's remarkable journey captivated the attention of wrestling enthusiasts. With a total score of 15.5 points, the GVSUWC claimed a notable 16th position. While the team didn't clinch the top spot, its performance underscored the talent and resilience ingrained within its ranks.

"The GVSUWC adheres staunchly to our fundamental principles: show up, be prepared, score bonus points, and remember the score is always 0-0. Jack and Zack's commendable 4-2 record at Nationals exemplifies our commitment to these principles. Though not atop the leaderboard, the final standings reflect the culmination of months of relentless training and unwavering dedication. While West Chester ultimately seized victory with a narrow lead, our 16th position underscores our team's undeniable prowess and resilience," said Lancaster.

The GVSUWC demonstrated impressive perseverance and resolve at the 2024 NCWA National Championships. Their outstanding performance underscored the result of extensive preparation, unwavering commitment, and a relentless pursuit of greatness. Every wrestler gave their utmost effort, reflecting the team's embodiment of sportsmanship and unity, garnering respect from spectators and opponents. As the event concluded, the GVSUWC emerged as a dominant force, illustrating the resilience and enthusiasm characteristic of collegiate wrestling.

March 20, 2024

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