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Blast star Lucas Roque ready to be hero again, if needed, during title series

Blast star Lucas Roque ready to be hero again, if needed, during title series

Blast forward Lucas Roque was a sophomore at Florida's Monarch High when he got his first taste of being a hero on the soccer field.

It was Monarch's first year of varsity soccer and Roque's team was playing a touted private school in the district playoffs. Despite being a heavy underdog, Monarch took the game into penalty kicks and Roque told his coach he wanted to take the final one.

Score and the Knights would advance. Miss and the shootout would continue, meaning the Knights could go home.

Roque scored.

He relished the responsibility, welcomed the pressure and savored the result.

The experience laid a foundation for Roque, who, in his fourth season with...

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