Brodie Merrill (born November 5, 1981 in Orangeville, Ontario) is a professional lacrosse player. He currently plays in both National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse. He played college lacrosse at Georgetown University where he was a two time All American in 2004 and 2005.
In 2006 he helped the Canadian national lacrosse team to an historic win at the World Lacrosse Championship in London, Ontario. He had an outstanding tournament, being named Best Defender and earning All-World honours.
He was also the first player taken overall in the 2005 National Lacrosse League Draft. Merrill plays for the Portland LumberJax, and in 2006 was named both the NLL's Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
He was the MLL Rookie of the Year in 2005 as a member of the Baltimore Bayhawks. Since 2006, he has played for the Rochester Rattlers. In 2006 and 2007, he was awarded back to back Major League Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year Awards.
Merrill attended the Salisbury School in Connecticut before attending Georgetown. While attending the Salisbury School, where he was a standout hockey player, he was named the New England Defensive Player of the Year, to the All-New England team. and selected as a First Team High School All-American.
Fast and furious: high-scoring hoops meets hard-hitting hockey. That's indoor lacrosse, and star Brodie Merrill is one of the reasons why it's America's new must-see sport.(BALLS)
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