NATIONALS MERRILL NAMED TO ALL-MLL TEAM
8/24/12 2:09 PM
(August 24, 2012)… Major League Lacrosse announced Friday the players who have been named to the 2012 Lacrosse.com All-Major League Lacrosse team, recognizing the best players at each position. Hamilton Nationals defenseman Brodie Merrill was selected as one of the top defensemen in the MLL for the seventh straight season.
The Orangeville, Ontario native ranked third in the MLL with 96 ground balls in 13 games while contributing four goals, including a two-point marker, and six assists for the Nationals. He had a season-high 11 ground balls at Chesapeake on June 16th and also against Ohio on July 13th. In addition, he tallied a season-high two assists at Charlotte in a June 2nd victory, while posting a goal with an assist at Long Island on July 21.
A six-time selection as the Warrior Defensive Player of the Year, Merrill holds the MLL record with 620 career ground balls while scoring 39 goals, including three two-point markers, with 66 assists in 91 career games.
Here is the 2012 Lacrosse.com All-Major League Lacrosse team:
Attack: Ned Crotty (Rochester), Brendan Mundorf (Denver), Ryan Boyle (Boston)
Midfield: Paul Rabil (Boston), Kyle Dixon (Chesapeake), Max Seibald (Long Island)
Defense: Brodie Merrill (Hamilton), Kyle Hartzell (Ohio), Michael Evans (Chesapeake), Lee Zink (Denver)
Goalkeeper: Drew Adams (Long Island)
Face-off Specialist: Greg Gurenlian (Long Island)
The MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior will be held on August 25th and 26th at Harvard Stadium. The top-seeded Denver Outlaws will face the fourth-seeded Long Island Lizards in the first semifinal at 1:00 p.m. before the second-seeded Chesapeake Bayhawks will play against the defending MLL champion Boston Cannons, who earned the third seed, in the second semi-final at approximately 4:00 p.m. The two semifinal winners will play in the championship game on Sunday, August 26th at 3:00 p.m.