​GVSU’s Odendaal earns weekly GLIAC honor

A senior member of the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team, Juane Odendaal, was named the GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday following an impressive pair of home victories for GVSU over the weekend.

Odendaal, an outside back, led a Laker defense that posted back-to-back shutouts against No. 13 Quincy University and Truman State University. GVSU allowed just seven shots on goal combined in the pair of games on its way to 4-0 and 3-0 wins, respectively.

The London, Ontario native notched her first point of the season against Quincy on Friday night by floating a picturesque cross into GVSU’s attacking box, where sophomore Kendra Stauffer eventually corralled the ball and sent it home for what proved to be the game-winning goal.

No. 1 GVSU heads west for a pair of games this weekend, with games scheduled at Southwest Minnesota State University on Friday night and Minnesota State University on Sunday afternoon.