The 2010-11 sports year was among the most successful in Los Alamos High School’s recent history.
And Dominic Lucido played a big part in it.
Lucido, a 2011 graduate of LAHS, died April 24 in Albuquerque. A memorial service was held Monday for Lucido at Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church. He was 20 years old.
Those who knew Lucido, a student at the University of New Mexico, all expressed shock at Lucido’s death.
“One thing that stood out about Dom was that he really cared,” Lucido’s old coach and current LAHS tennis coach Lloyd Wilton said. “He cared about everyone in his family. He has three sisters and he was the only boy. He was good to all of them. He was just a kind guy.”
Wilton, half of a standout doubles tennis team along with twin brother Billy during the early 2000s, worked with Lucido and doubles partner Chase Havemann during the 2011 season, which ended up being a big one for the duo.
Lucido/Havemann earned the No. 1 seed heading into the 2011 state Class 4A championship tournament and waltzed through its first two matches, giving up just seven games in four sets to advance to the finale.