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Soccer standout Mike Mascitti

The “student” portion of student-athlete often is glanced over, with the emphasis being placed on “athlete.” But that’s not the case with red-shirt junior midfielder/defender Mike Mascitti of Northern Illinois University. Being a student is front and center — It has to be. “The reason I’m here is to do well in school,” says Mascitti, a Downers Grove native who starred at Downers South High School. “I always have school No. 1 on my mind each day. If it were soccer first and academics second, soccer would get in the way and I wouldn’t do well in the classroom.” The ...

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