GVSU Quick Hits

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GVSU Quick Hits

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GVSU men and women finish fifth and 11th at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships

The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams completed a strong five days at the 2019 NCAA DII Swimming & Diving National Championships in Indianapolis the weekend of March 16.

The men’s team finished fifth with 222 points, while the women’s team turned in a 11th place finish with 152 points. 

The Saturday night finals were headlined by junior Harry Shalamon, who claimed his first individual national championship when he touched the wall first in the 200 back in a school-record time of 1:42.46.

Other noteworthy performances included senior Marius Mikalauskas placing third in the 200 breast, junior Melina Goebel placing fourth in the 1650 freestyle and Mikayla Karasek earning all-american honors and placing fifth on the 3-meter board.

Issac Mooring named GVSU assistant football coach

Grand Valley State head football coach announced the hiring of Issac Mooring as an assistant football coach in the Laker football program. Mooring, who most recently coached at Texas State, will coach the running backs for GVSU.

“I am excited to have Issac join our coaching staff,” said head coach Matt Mitchell. “Issac brings a wealth of knowledge, both as a coach and former player, that will bring a positive approach to our coaching staff and players.”

Mooring coached the last two years at FCS member Texas State as the defensive line coach. Prior to that, he spent four seasons at Gardner-Webb, where he coached O.J. Mau, who was a finalist for National Defensive Player of the year in FCS.

In addition, Mooring tutored Shaquille Riddick, a former FCS Co-Defensive End of the Year before being selected in the fifth round by the Arizona Cardinals. Mooring also had brief coaching stints at North Carolina Wesleyan (2008-12) and North Greenville (2012).

GVSU’s Cade Cintorino named GLIAC Pitcher of the Week

The GLIAC announced on Tuesday, March 12, that junior Grand Valley State left-handed pitcher Cade Cintorino has been named the Pitcher of the Week in the conference.

Cintorino tossed a pair of complete-game shutouts en route to a 2-0 week against traditional NCAA regional participants Seton Hill and West Chester.

In the 2-0 victory to Seton Hill, Cintorino allowed four hits, tallied seven strikeouts and did not allow an extra-base hit in the 2-0 victory. The junior followed that outing with an 11 strikeout, five hit performance during a 7-0 victory over West Chester, lowering his ERA to 1.59.

In the 17 innings Cintorino has pitched so far this season, he has only allowed 11 hits and three runs, boasting a 2-1 record with 19 total strikeouts to his name.


Women’s Basketball

NCAA tournament, Monday, March 18, 8 p.m., No.1 seed Drury in Springfield, Mo.


Friday, March 22, 4 p.m., @ Wayne State

Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m., @ Wayne State

Sunday, March 24, 12 p.m., @ Wayne State


Wednesday, March 20, 3:30 p.m., @ SVSU

Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m., @ Wayne State

Sunday, March 24, 12 p.m., @ Ashland

Men’s Tennis 

Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m., Hillsdale at Grandville, MI.

Friday, March 22, TBA, @ Michigan Tech

Saturday, March 23, TBA, @ Lake Superior State

Women’s Lacrosse 

Friday, March 22, 7 p.m., @ Ashland

Sunday, March 24, 12 p.m., @ Indianapolis, Ind.