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      Candlelight vigil at NMU

      Arianna Alioto

      The investigation continues into the drowning of a Northern Michigan University soccer player Friday night.

      Eighteen-year-old Arianna Alioto drowned in the university's pool at the PEIF during a soccer team workout.

      The campus community at N.M.U. came together Saturday night to remember Alioto with a candlelight vigil. The vigil was held inside and outside Magers Hall, where Alioto lived on campus.

      N.M.U. President David Haynes extended condolences on behalf of the school to the Alioto family. Hayes said, "It's difficult to express the emotions that take place when a university family suffers the loss of a student. Not only is the soccer team and athletic department in shock, but so, too, are Arianna's fellow students, professors and the staff she regularly interacted with. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Alioto family at this time."

      A press conference has been scheduled for Monday morning at N.M.U. to discuss further details regarding the incident.