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Mike Collins Named Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach
Mike Collins has been named the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at Lake Superior State (LSSU), as announced by LSSU Athletic Director, Dr. Dave Diles, on Thursday, August 24.
"Bringing my family up to this beautiful area has been a blessing and I look forward to all of the great things to come as a new member of the LSSU family," said Collins. Read More.
Laker Volleyball Slated Eighth in GLIAC Preseason Poll
The Lake Superior State volleyball program has been selected to finish eighth in the 2023 GLIAC preseason poll with 24 total points, as voted on by the coaches. The Lakers enter their second season under head coach Zac Rambo, and they will be looking to improve upon last season's 5-25 overall record (4-14 GLIAC).
The Lakers are coming off of their first appearance in the GLIAC tournament under the current format in which only the top eight teams qualify, and they were able to prove to be a competitive team despite the results in the wins and losses columns, reaching set scores of 23-23 on many occasions.
"Winning is not innate," said Rambo. "It is a learned trait for a lot of people, and last year that was the big thing. We had to learn how to win… The big thing we've been talking about this year is the expectation of winning now… The program has not been able to be successful in a long, long time, so learning to win is a really big aspect of what we talk about on and off the court." Read More.
Laker Women's Basketball to Welcome Eight New Lakers to the Program
The Lake Superior State women's basketball program is set to welcome eight new Lakers as part of the 2023 recruiting class, as announced by head coach Brandon Lokken on Thursday, August 3. The class is made up of six freshmen (Breah Golden, Lena Pleaugh, Maddie Bradford, Makenna Clement, Ryleigh Zinn, and Layne Sleight) and two transfers (Taylor Stacy and Iara Navarro).
"This year's class brings such a great energy level and passion to compete!" said Lokken. "We are really looking forward to the addition of all these talented players to our program." Read More.
2023-24 Laker Hockey Tickets On Sale
Lake Superior State (LSSU) hockey tickets are now on sale online for the 2023-24 season. Season ticket packages, ticket plans, and single-game tickets are available for purchase. Tickets will be available for pickup at the ticket office as of the week of August 21-25, 2023.
Season ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are available now at a rate of $245 for a 20-game home schedule. All season packages include tickets for the opening round of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) playoffs. Season ticket packages for Seniors as well as Military/EMS are available by calling 906-635-2601. Read More.
Laker Men's Basketball to Welcome Six New Lakers to the Program
Six Lake Superior State men's basketball student-athletes have been named to the 2022-23 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, as announced by the NABC on Thursday, July 24. Read More.
Rick Comley Named to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2023 Class
Former Lake Superior State University hockey player and Head Coach Rick Comley will be inducted into the 2023 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame this September.
Comley has been making an impact on college hockey ever since his freshman season at LSSU when he led his team in assists, a feat that he would accomplish two more times in his collegiate career with the Lakers. His performances on the ice resulted in him being named an NAIA All-American as a freshman, and he was ultimately named as the team's captain for his senior campaign in 1970-71. To this day, Comley still holds the sixth place mark for career assists in a Laker uniform. Read More.
Abbie Laajala Promoted to Associate Athletic Director
Abbie Laajala has been promoted to Associate Athletic Director after spending the previous two years serving as the Assistant Athletic Director of External Relations as well as the Senior Woman Administrator in the Lake Superior State (LSSU) Athletic Department, as announced by LSSU Athletic Director, Dr. Dave Diles, on Monday, June 19.
"I am honored to have the opportunity with this promotion to continue to grow in my role in the LSSU Athletic Department under the guidance and direction of Dr. Diles," said Laajala. Read more.
35 Lakers Receive 2023 Spring GLIAC Academic Honors
35 Lake Superior State (LSSU) student-athletes received Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic honors with 17 earning Academic Excellence, as announced by the league office on Monday, June 12. Read more.
Laker Hockey Announces 2023-24 Full Schedule
The Lake Superior State University (LSSU) hockey program has released its full 2023-24 schedule, as announced by head coach Damon Whitten on Thursday, May 5. Read more.
Fleming Named to USTFCCCA All-Midwest Region Team
Junior Thrower Jenna Fleming (Hilton Beach, Ont.) has been named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Midwest Region Team for women's javelin, as announced by the USTFCCCA on Wednesday. Top-five individuals in each event and each member of a top-three relay team from each region earned All-Region honors. Read More.
Banic Named All-GLIAC Honorable Mention
Lake Superior State University sophomore golfer Marko Banic (Calgary, Alb.) was named Honorable Mention All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), as announced by the conference office on Monday, May 1. Read more.
Men's Basketball Announces 2023 Team Award Winners
Lake Superior State (LSSU) men's basketball head coach Steve Hettinga has announced the recipients of the team's awards for the 2022-23 season at their team banquet on Saturday, April 29. Read more.