Mercer Boy’s Soccer Team Excelling on the Field and in the Classroom

Daarik Gray

Herald Staff

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The Mercer County boys soccer team has been recognized for their accomplishments on the field, but what many people fail to realize is that they are having just as much, if not more, success in the classroom.

On the field, the Titans are currently ranked in the top-10 in the state and the No. 1 team in the 12th Region. Off the field, they have a team GPA of 3.6, an average ACT score of 25.6, four current Governors Scholar’s and one National Merit semifinalist.

Seniors Jae Blankenship, Garrett Dean, Jackie Cheng and Nick McClain each attended the prestigious Governor’s Scholar Program this summer. In head coach Garrett Stark’s four years in charge, the Titans have had 13 players attend the program, which, according to its website, is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors.

“I am so proud of our student-athletes on the men’s soccer team. They have achieved many great things, both in the classroom and on the soccer field.  They do a tremendous job of setting an example for all our students of what it means to be a Titan,” said Mercer County Superintendent Dennis Davis.

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Mercer County soccer seniors who attended GSP over the summer are pictured, from top left, clockwise: Garrett Dean, Jae Blankenship, Nick McClain and Jackie Cheng.

Mercer County soccer seniors who attended GSP over the summer are pictured, from top left, clockwise: Garrett Dean, Jae Blankenship, Nick McClain and Jackie Cheng.

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