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Sister duo becomes key piece to GVSU puzzle
Photo: GVL / Emily Frye

Gabriella and Alexis Mencotti (left to right)

Sister duo becomes key piece to GVSU puzzle


By ADAM KNORR Published 10/30/14 10:58am

Championships are simply part of life for Gabriella Mencotti. During her multiyear playing career with Michigan Rush Northville, Mencotti helped bring home a state championship. As a senior, Mencotti tasted glory again when the midfielder led Northville High School to the 2014 MHSAA Division 1 state championship.


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Longtime Laker QBs prepare to pass torch

Longtime Laker QBs prepare to pass torch

ASK SIXTH-YEAR QUARTERBACKS Heath Parling and Isiah Grimes their favorite play, and they'd likely tell you. Parling digs W-Read, a boundary throw that's become a staple of the Grand Valley State University offense and was the first pass Parling learned as a Laker, while Grimes...

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Quick Hits: GLIAC salutes GVSU's Robinson

Quick Hits: GLIAC salutes GVSU's Robinson

Grand Valley State University senior running back Chris Robinson was honored as the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week for his record-breaking performance in the team’s 42-36 win at the University of Findlay on Saturday.

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GVSU runners talk diet, nutrition and ... Gu?

GVSU runners talk diet, nutrition and ... Gu?

The word “diet” makes most people cringe. It's a touchy subject in the United States, between the drive to count calories and the short drive to a McDonald's window. Barely is anyone talking about the fact that humans need the right food to fuel their bodies.

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GVSU Athletics gears up for Laker Blue Night

GVSU Athletics gears up for Laker Blue Night

Saturday, Grand Valley State University wants the student body, faculty, alumni and all in attendance at the football game to show support for the fight against cancer while supporting the team. GVSU Athletics has challenged those in attendance to “Wear Blue and Button Up.”

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Postmus makes immediate splash for GVSU

Postmus makes immediate splash for GVSU

This freshman quickly made her presence felt at GVSU in her first collegiate meet at Michigan State University. In her first race, Postmus touched first in the 200 meter IM (2:27.16). She also took second in the 400 free (4:36.73) on her way to being named the GLIAC Women's Swimmer of the Week.

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GVSU's offense goes cold in U.P. road trip

GVSU's offense goes cold in U.P. road trip

A late October weekend in the Upper Peninsula proved to be a middling vacation as the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team came home with a 1-0-1 record in two GLIAC games.

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Versatile Lakers roll NMU, Tech in sweeps

Versatile Lakers roll NMU, Tech in sweeps

Acrobatic defense, an increasingly unpredictable attack and a whole lot of sweeps have allowed the Grand Valley State University volleyball team to rattle off quite a run recently in GLIAC play.

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Robinson rumbles for GVSU record in win

Robinson rumbles for GVSU record in win

Grand Valley State University offensive linemen Jim Walsh, Aaron Cox, Brandon Revenberg, Payton McCallum and Dan DeLuca won't see their names in the record book, but Chris Robinson won't forget them anytime soon.

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