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MCLA’s Cream of the Crop: Liberty 2015 season preview

In 2014 the Flames, in their first year competing as an MCLA Division 1 team, grabbed wins against several quality opponents and held a star-studded Michigan State team to a one-goal game, but it wasn’t enough to garner national recognition for one of the SELC’s top teams, as it ended up being a one-bid conference despite being by far the largest in the MCLA.
Grand Valley State wins first lacrosse national championship
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One-Goal Thriller Ends in Grand Valley State’s First National Championship

In a back-and-forth game on a beautiful day in Orange County, Calif., the No. 1 Grand Valley State Lakers captured their first MCLA Division II national championship with a 12-11 win over No. 2 St. John's. The Lakers and Johnnies both had appeared in but never won a championship game before today, with GVSU falling in the 2012 and 2008 finals and St. John's dropping the 2007 final.
Grand Valley State in MCLA Division II final four
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Lakers Avenge Loss in Semis, Hope for Same Versus St. John’s in Finals

Before an 11 game win streak that took Grand Valley State into the MCLA national tournament as the top seed, the Lakers started the 2014 season with two losses - first to St. John's and then against St. Thomas. Yesterday GVSU avenged the St. Thomas loss with a 10-5 semifinal win, and Saturday they will have a chance to gain another rematch victory in the championship game against No. 2 St. John's.