Brodie Merrill

Brodie Merrill #17

Boston Cannons

Position Defense
Height 6' 4" (193 cm)
Weight 205 lbs.
Acquired trade on Nov 26, 2013
Birth Date Oct 5, 1981
Birth Place Orangeville
Birth State ON
Birth Country Canada
College Experience Georgetown University '05
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2015:  played in 7 games....had 2 assists....collected 33 ground balls....had a season high 10 ground balls on June 28 vs Chesapeake....became the first player in MLL history to collect 800 ground balls, finishing the season with 806 for his career. 


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2014: Played in 13 games while collecting 62 ground balls, and recording 5 points (4 goals and 1 assist). During the summer, Merrill was named to the Canadian national team for the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, CO. Led team Canada to FIL Championship.

2013: Played in 13 games, scoring 9 goals and recording 2 assists.  All-Star and All-MLL Team Member.

2005-2013: Was named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Year on 5/4/13 after collecting one assist and seven loose balls… In 2012, he was named to the All-MLL Team for the seventh consecutive year… Ranked third in the MLL with 96 ground balls in 13 games while contributing four goals, including a two-point marker, and six assists… 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… In 2012, he set the team single-season ground ball record on 8/04… Recorded his 100th career point on 6/02… Passed Paul Cantabene (538), as the MLL’s all-time ground ball leader on 5/18/12… Named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Year six straight seasons (2006-11)… In 2011, he led the MLL with 77 ground balls, which marked the third time in his career he has accomplished that feat (2006, 2007)… Led all defensemen with 17 points (4+1+12)… Named the MLL Defensive Player of the Week on 7/30… Became only the second player in MLL history to record 500 ground balls (7/23)… Named to his seventh MLL All-Star Game… In 2010, he led the team with 55 ground balls and was fourth in the MLL… Led all defensemen with 12 points (3+9) in 10 games... Played the 2009 summer outdoor season with the Toronto Nationals and helped the team win the MLL championship with eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points in 12 regular-season games… In 2008, he won the MLL championship with the Rochester Rattlers… In 2005, he was named the MLL’s Rookie of the Year and captured the MLL Championship with the Baltimore Bayhawks… He was the third overall pick in the MLL Collegiate Draft… Played in the 2005 MLL All-Star Game.

Career: 104 Games Played, 41 goals, 75 assists, 711 ground balls (MLL record).

College Career: Merrill attended Georgetown University, where he was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, a 2004 USILA First Team All-American, and selected to the First Team All-ECAC. He was voted team MVP in 2004. In his senior season, Merrill collected a career high of 104 ground balls.

Personal: Married, wife: Alexandra… Daughter, Sawyer… He runs the Brodie Merrill Defense Academy… He also works as a lacrosse instructor at The Hill Academy… Biggest Lacrosse Influences are his family, the Sanderson family, Dave Urick and Derek Keenan.



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