Prep Sports updated: 8/28/2014 10:58 PM
Lovin loves the challenge at Prospect
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As a standout volleyball player at Prospect High School in the early 2000s, Gabrielle Cottrell Lovin played under coach Mike Riedy.
“I learned a lot from him,” Lovin said. “He always pushed me to be a better athlete.”
Little did Lovin know at the time she would one day replace Riedy as the girls head coach at Prospect.
When Riedy stepped down after 20 seasons to spend more time with his family, Lovin received the job at her alma mater.
“I always dreamed about it but I never expected it,” said Lovin, who is also the school’s second all-time leading scorer in basketball (1,304 points) and played at Division I Manhattan College in Riverdale N.Y. “But’s it’s an honor.
“Basketball and volleyball were my two sports, with basketball kind of my No. 1 passion. But we had so much fun in volleyball and that’s what I am trying to portray to these girls. I want to instill in them that hard work combined with fun can equal success.”
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Lovin, Gabrielle Cottrell [MC????]
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I believe that Gabrielle is a member of the Class of 2008.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Lovin, Gabrielle Cottrell [MC2008]
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