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This week’s notebook highlights a story about a legally blind Division I commit, meetings of top-ranked teams in California and Minnesota and returns to form for a top-rated junior.
In a report from the Reno Gazette-Journal, AJ Mercurio from Damonte Ranch (Nev.) survived cancer as a child but was left legally blind. Undeterred, Mercurio is a future Division I player who is signed to play with Denver.
“For anyone that has seen him play, they would not believe that he is doing the things he does with only one functional eye,” his father, Chris Mercurio told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “He doesn’t know any different. He never let it be a handicap. That’s how he lived his life.”
A three-sport star for Damonte Ranch, Mercurio has 31 goals and 14 assists through 10 games this season.
Tartans and Sea Kings Preview?
St. Margaret’s bounced back from an 18-8 loss to Torrey Pines (Calif.) to defeat Palos Verdes 10-8. Kevin Groeninger scored nine points (3g, 6a) and Stuart Pollard went 16-for-22 at the faceoff to help lead the Tartans to victory.
Birk Swan scored four goals and two assists for the Sea Kings.
Unanimous No. 1
Cherry Creek (Colo.) was selected by coaches and media members as the consensus No. 1 team in Colorado in Class 5A. The rankings were posted on CHSAANow.com with Cherry Creek received all 11 first-place votes.
Two Better Than One
No. 2 Minnetonka (Minn.) defeated No. 1 Prior Lake (Minn.) 7-4 in an early meeting of state championship hopefuls. The Skippers scored six-straight goals and its defense held the Lakers to one goal in the second half.
News and Notes
Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) junior Andrew Cumming returned from an injury he suffered on opening day with a seven-goal game against Granite Bay (Calif.) according to MaxLaxOC.com. This was Cumming’s first full game back since the Loyola-Los Angeles (Calif.) game on Feb. 23. Cumming’s has played in 10 games with 15 goals. He scored 105 points for the Knights as a sophomore in 24 games.
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