Michigan Rush Alum Gabriella Mancotti has been named the D2CCA National Player of the Year after her outstanding Junior season. Mancotti had preiously been named the D2CCA Midwest Region Player of the Year after leading the nation in total goals, with 29, and points, with 69.
Mencotti's breakout season helped propel the Grand Valley State Lakers to their eighth straight NCAA Division II Final Four appearance, where they lost in the Championship match 3-2 to Western Washington.
After breaking onto the collegiate scene as a freshman and leading her team with 16 goals, Mencotti tallied a further 10 goals in her sophomore season, and has now smashed all previous career highs in points and goals scored in a season with her 2016 campaign. Mencotti has set other notable marks this season, including games of four and five goals, the latter a single game program record, and has scored multiple goals in eight different games this season.