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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Gabriella Mencotti (20) reacts to her goal which put the Lakers up 2-0 during the game versus Central Missouri on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU soccer legend Gabriella Mencotti inks pro contract with Iceland club

After a career filled with trophies for Grand Valley State soccer, one forward is making her away across the Atlantic. In February, graduating forward Gabriella Mencotti signed a professional contract with Throttur FC (Icelandic: Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur and pronounced "pro-tour") to play for the club's women's team. Mencotti, who will graduate in April, plans to join the club in May. 

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Quick hits: Taylor Parmley's basketball weekly GLIAC nod, soccer All-American awards, club wrestling results

Although it's still early in the season for both Grand Valley State basketball programs, the women’s team has come out to an especially strong start in their season and GLIAC play. A major reason for that success has been senior forward Taylor Parmley, who was recently named the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week after two breakout performances against GLIAC opponents Wayne State on Thursday, Nov. 30, and Davenport University on Saturday, Dec. 2. 

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Tara Lierman celebrates Gabriella Mencotti's goal against Ohio Dominican on Sunday November 12, 2017.

GVSU soccer advances to Midwest Regional Championship after 4-0 win over Ohio Dominican

The road to their fifth straight NCAA National Championship appearance continues for the Grand Valley State soccer team. In the Midwest Regional Semifinals, the No. 1-seeded Lakers (19-3-0) didn’t skip a beat in their convincing 4-0 victory over the No. 5-seeded Ohio Dominican (16-5-2) in the rain Sunday, Nov. 12, at the GVSU soccer field. The win advances the Lakers to the Midwest Regional Championship.

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Quick hits: No. 1 NCAA Tournament soccer seeding, GVSU club sailing victory, return of radio basketball show

After an incredibly successful season and adding their 11th-straight GLIAC Tournament Championship under their belt, the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team can add one more notch to that belt as they enter the postseason. On Monday, Nov. 6, the Lakers (18-3-0, 9-0-0 GLIAC) were selected as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. 

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