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CONCUSSION: When should an athlete worry?

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After being hit in the head twice while playing soccer this past summer, nineteen year old Mercer student Megan Constance joined a large percentage of athletes who keep playing despite having concussions. According to the article, ‘Concussion Center for Children and Adolescents’ found on the Saint Clare’s Health System website, “41 percent of athletes that…

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MCCC baseball star goes to Chicago Cubs

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This past summer, James Pugliese became the first Mercer Viking to get drafted in over a decade when he was picked in the 18 round by the Chicago Cubs. Pugliese, a right handed pitcher, spent June 7 in front of a computer screen watching the draft, not knowing which round his name would appear or…

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Future looks good for women’s soccer: debut game is 8-0 blow out

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With 13 games behind them and five games remaining in the regular season, the 5-8-1 Lady Vikings have won five out of there last six, and still have a fighting chance for a crack at the post-season, after starting of the 2011 season 0-8 with one tie. Former Mercer tri-athelete a first year coach, Michelle…

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Women’s basketball looks to replace three graduates

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Last season the Lady Vikings were eliminated in the first round of their regional post-season tournament by Burlington County, resulting in a final record of 18-12. Since then, three of last years girls have moved onto four year schools during the summer. Alexis Sweet, who is the newest member of Mercer’s “Thousand Point Club” and…

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Women’s soccer getting ready for big season

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Last year the Women’s Soccer team finished with a final record of 7-8 and one draw, after loosing to Burlington in the District XIX post-season tournament’s championship game, 1-2 (OT). During the summer Mercer’s women’s soccer program was able to pick up a couple key recruits including team captain and forward Nicole Tarfow (#20) of…

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Mercer baseball team heads into post season

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With two games remaining in the regular season, the 19-14 Mercer Baseball team is preparing to finish the season off strong and create some momentum to take with them into the post season. The Vikings started the first half of their season going 9-7. They opened up at home on March 1, with a win…

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