State Tournament Preview: Florida

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In many states in the South, the regular season is coming to an end or has already ended. That means, it’s tournament time.

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Southern High School Notebook: Strong Starts Highlight Early Season Play

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The high school season is off and running in the South with most teams in Georgia and Florida being a few weeks into their seasons now while play has just gotten further underway in South Carolina, Texas, and Arkansas. The season is on the cusp in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee with things getting further underway this week.

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State Tournament Primer: Florida

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While many parts of the country may only be a at the halfway point of the 2021 high school season, many states in the South are either on the back half of the regular season or already in playoff mode, except for the NCHSAA (North Carolina) who crowned their state champions almost a full month ago.

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Mercer Gets Commitment From “Hustling” Attackman Out of Florida

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Mercer has gotten a commitment from 2020 attackman Cameron Welch out of Ponte Vedra (FL)/ SweetLax. The 6-foot-0, 195 pound attackman is just the third player to commit to Mercer in the 2020 class, and the first attackman.

Welch is a natural scorer and can get it done with his feet set outside as well as inside on the crease. He has good vision and uses it when cutting to the cage or looking for someone to dish the ball to for an assist. Welch can be a threat various places on the field and most certainly on the wings and in front of the cage. 

One of the great attributes to Welch’s game is his hustle and motor. He plays an aggressive style of lacrosse and it shows. He can ride and cause a fast break opportunity for his team as well as just hustle to the end line after a wide shot. Welch can also get those gritty ground balls when needed. 

As the third player to commit to Mercer in the 2020 recruiting cycle Welch joins Mill Creek (GA) defenseman Logan Tucker and Dublin Jerome (OH) defenseman Zach Dubois. 



Providence Lands 2020 Attackman Connor Davies

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Junior attackman Connor Davies out of Oxbridge Academy (FL)/ Sweet Lax has committed to Providence. Davies is the eight player to commit to Providence in the 2020 class, and the second attackman to do so. 

The 5-foot-8 146 pound attackman was previously committed to Fairfield before decommitting last April. 

Davies is a very good passer as he is able to rack up assist with crisp passes from various spots on the field. As a shooter Davies is able to find the back of the cage from up top, out on the wings, or behind the cage at X. He is a pretty good dodger that can beat his man and get inside. Dodging from X Davies is able to get to the island and create, whether that be with his shooting or passing ability.

Providence now had eight players committed in the 2020 class with Davies. He is just the second 2020 attackman to commit as he will join Brendan Driscoll out of the Pingree School (MA).