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Riverside Poly’s Mendel twins proving a bear to defend on soccer field

By in Press Enterprise on January 11, 2018

By Dennis Pope

  • Riverside Poly boys soccer players Laketric Mendel, left, and brother, DeShawn, at the Riverside campus on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Riverside Poly boys soccer players Laketric Mendel, left, and brother, DeShawn, at the Riverside campus on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Riverside Poly boys soccer players Laketric Mendel, left, and brother, DeShawn, at the Riverside campus on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Riverside Poly boys soccer players Laketric Mendel, left, and brother, DeShawn, at the Riverside campus on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Riverside Poly boys soccer players Laketric Mendel, left, and brother, DeShawn, at the Riverside campus on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Riverside Poly boys soccer player DeShawn Mendel at the Riverside campus on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Riverside Poly boys soccer player DeShawn Mendel at the Riverside campus on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Riverside Poly boys soccer player Laketric Mendel at the Riverside campus on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

    Riverside Poly boys soccer player Laketric Mendel at the Riverside campus on Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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RIVERSIDE >> It’s approximately 5,870 miles from Nuremburg, Germany to Riverside, and the Mendel brothers are bridging the gap with a fussball at their feet and a growing sense of what it means to be a talented soccer player in the United States.

Riverside Poly seniors DeShawn and Laketric Mendel, born in Nuremburg and the twin sons of a […]    

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