Quick Hits: Former men’;s basketball coach passes away

Lanthorn Staff

Former men’s basketball assistant coach passes away

Former Grand Valley State men’s basketball assistant coach Bill Springer passed away on Saturday. Springer was an assistant coach from 1973-1996, spending his time under head coach Tom Villamure. During Springer’s tenure, the Lakers posted a 408-256 record, with five GLIAC titles and three NCAA Division II Tournaments. Prior to his time at GVSU, Springer was the head coach at Coleman High School, Grandville High School and West Middle School. He attended Northwestern Michigan Community College, New Mexico Highlands University and Michigan State University.

Women’s Soccer ranked 10th in the most recent NSCAA Poll

The Grand Valley State soccer team is ranked No. 12 in the nation in the most recent Division II NSCAA Coaches Poll. The Lakers (5-1-0), started the season ranked No.1, but hurtled down the rankings after losing 3-0 to Quincy. Quincy, now No. 3 in the nation, was unranked when playing GVSU. The Lakers topped Findlay and Lake Erie in GLIAC play over the weekend.

Lubbers Stadium nearly sets attendance record

The crowd at the Grand Valley State football game was officially announced at 16,121 people during the third quarter of the game against Ferris State on Saturday. The crowd was the second-biggest in Lubbers Stadium history, falling just short of the record of 16,467 set against Saginaw Valley State in 2009. In the SVSU tilt, the Lakers won 38-7 en route to a 13-2 season. Saturday’s outcome was not so friendly for the home crowd, however, as FSU rocked GVSU 61-24.

Club sailing competes in Buckeye Invitational

The Grand Valley State sailing club found success over the weekend at the Buckeye Invitational hosted by Ohio State. The in-conference regatta, which took place from Sept. 19-20, featured 14 schools including GVSU. The Lakers A fleet tied for second with a score of 56, while the B fleet earned a score of 74. The joint score of 130 put the Lakers in third place overall, coming up behind Toledo (97) and Ohio State (93). Michigan State, Hope College, and Michigan Tech all competed in the invitational as well.