Quick hits: Carter named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Lanthorn Staff

Carter wins GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week

For the second straight week, Grand Valley State running back Martayveus Carter was named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week. Carter gashed the Northern Michigan defense for 298 rushing yards to go along with three touchdowns.

His performance against NMU is coming off of a similar three-touchdown game against Lake Erie the week before. Carter’s 298 yards broke the single game rushing record for GVSU. He surpassed the previous record of 261 yards set by Chris Robinson in 2014. Carter only needed 20 carries to reach the 298 mark, 13 fewer carries than Robinson’s record-setting game.

Carter was a part of a Laker offense that set the record for the most yards in a single game. The Lakers finished the game with 741 yards of total offense.

GVSU will head to Walsh for the team’s first away game of the season Saturday, Sept. 24.

Women’s soccer moves into top spot in national rankings

The Grand Valley State women’s soccer team regained the No. 1 spot in the Division II rankings after the National Soccer Coaches Association released its national poll. After losing the top spot after the first week of the season, the Lakers reclaimed the position from Columbus State.

The Lakers boast a 5-0-1 record on the season, most recently completing a sweep of a two-game series against Saginaw Valley State and Ohio Dominican in convincing fashion. The Lakers jumped up a position after Columbus State lost this past week, dropping them to ninth place.

GVSU will travel to the Upper Peninsula to battle two GLIAC opponents. The Lakers will face off against Northern Michigan Friday, Sept. 23 and Michigan Tech Sunday, Sept. 25.

GV runner earns national honor

Kendra Foley, a senior runner on Grand Valley State’s cross country team, was named Cross Country Division II National Female Athlete of the Week by the USTFCCCA. Foley won the award after finishing in first place at the Spartan Invitation at Michigan State Friday, Sept. 16.

Foley, a USTFCCCA All-American, finished with a time of 20:54 in the 6K race. Her personal best in a 6K race is 20:03.7, which she posted at NCAA Division II National Championships in 2015, good enough for second place.

The Lakers’ next event will be the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday, Oct. 1.