Brodie Merrill

Brodie Merrill #17

Hamilton Nationals

Position Defense
Height 6' 4" (193 cm)
Weight 205 lbs.
Birth Date Oct 5, 1981
Birth Place Orangeville
Birth State ON
College Experience Georgetown University 05
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As a National:
Enters his fifth season with the Nationals and ninth in the MLL… 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.

Other Professional Experience: Finished his second season with the Philadelphia Wings and eighth in the NLL in 2013… In 2012, he was named a Second Team All-Pro… Selected to play in the 2012 NLL All-Star Game… Traded to the Philadelphia Wings on 8/09/11… Brodie is regarded as one of the top players in the National Lacrosse League and was named Best Player in the World by Inside Lacrosse... Played for the Edmonton Rush from 2010-11… In 2011, he was named a Second Team NLL All-Pro… Ended the 2010 season by being named the NLL's Top Transition Player after notching 47 points (second-best career total) and a career-best 216 loose balls... It was the second straight season he captured the league honor… Has played in five NLL All-Star Games... Broke into the NLL in style being named both the Rookie and Defensive Player of the Year in 2006… Named the first overall pick in the 2005 NLL Entry Draft out of Georgetown University where he was a two-time First Team All-American and was named Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season.
College/Amateur: Won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships… Won a gold medal for Team Canada and earned Best Defenseman honors at the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships in London, Ontario... He earned All-American honors in 2004 and 2005, while at Georgetown University… He was also named the 2005 ECAC Defensive Player of the Year and was the recipient of the Outstanding Division I Defensive Player of the Year… Ranks among GU’s all-time leaders in ground balls… Named as one of the five finalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy as a junior… Recipient of the Billy Evans Award presented to the outstanding junior... Named First Team All-ECAC after finishing fifth in the nation in ground balls per game (6.14) during his junior season.

Canadian Box Lacrosse: Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships… Played defense for the Brampton Excelsiors (OLA)… In 2009, he helped Brampton win second consecutive Mann Cup national Senior “A” championship... Played five years for the Orangeville Northmen Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior “A” team… He notched 78 goals, 101 assists and 175 PIM in 77 games… Won Northmen of the Year in 2002… Received Team Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002… In 2001, he was also named Top Graduating Player… Played junior lacrosse with the Orangeville Northmen, leading them to an Ontario Junior “A” league championship and was Minto Cup Playoff in 2000.
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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05/23 7:30PM EST @ Machine (W)  9 - 16 Recap
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06/08 8:00PM EST @ Outlaws (L)  22 - 9 Recap
06/13 7:00PM EST @ Lizards (L)  12 - 10 Recap
06/22 7:00PM EST vs Rattlers (W)  17 - 11 Recap
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