Quick hits: Mencotti soccer honors, "Marty Party" GLIAC honors, rowing taking on Nashville

If you’ve been watching the Grand Valley State soccer team this year, you’ll know how important senior Gabriella Mencotti is to her team’s offense and overall success. Mencotti's efforts on the field haven’t gone unnoticed, as she was named the United Soccer Coaches Division II Player of the Week Tuesday, Oct. 10. The United Soccer Coaches organization is the largest community of soccer coaches in the world.

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GVSU D2 Hockey vs Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Friday September 22, 2017.

Guarding the net: GVSU men's hockey goalie Jared Maddock anchors defense

A hockey team can only be as good as its goalie. The difference between good and elite hockey teams is the quality play of its goalie, especially in high-pressure situations. Luckily, sophomore Jared Maddock has already proven to be a skilled goalie for the Grand Valley State men's club hockey team (Division II), and his high-quality play could be exactly what GVSU needs to make a deep run in the tournament or even win a national championship.

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Men's Club Soccer on Wednesday September 13, 2017.

Young roster provides promise for GVSU men's club soccer

The Grand Valley State men’s club soccer team suffered a disappointing end to their 2016 season, finishing only one spot away from making the playoffs. With eight added freshmen on the roster and a handful of veteran leaders lost to graduation last year, this year's team is faced with a tougher challenge than what they've experienced in the past.