GVSU's Club Sports program has a long history of athletic and academic excellence. This is shown in no better way than by the Women's Lacrosse Club. The club holds a strong reputation among the club sports at Grand Valley and looks to continue its success in the 2020-2021 season.
The Women's Lacrosse team won the WCLL league for three straight years in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and also had 7 All-American/All-Academic players in the 2019 season. The club certainly sets the bar high when it comes to competing on the field and in the classroom. Club president, Beth Weizeorick, has impressive expectations coming into this season. "Our goal for the future is to place in the top 5 at nationals," said Beth. After placing 8th and 5th in 2018 and 2019 respectively, this goal is next on the list for the club.
While the Women's Lacrosse team remains successful competitively and academically, they still like to keep things fun throughout the season as a team. Beth Weizeorick says that she joined the team because of "the competitive atmosphere while making new friends who have a common interest" and practice also acts as a "stress reliever" at the end of the day. The culture that the club exudes is that it is a family away from home.
With a comfortable culture and a family-like bond, the Women's Lacrosse Club is a perfect example of what it is like to be involved with club sports at GVSU. As a bridge between intramural and varsity sports, club sports allow students to participate in something they love as well as stay active and meet lifelong friends while maintaining a perfect balance between school and social life.
Written by Tristen Szafranski, GVSU Student