Merrimack College is Number 1 in the Country!
On Sunday, April 23, Merrimack had a come-from-behind victory over No. 1 ranked Limestone College. The result: for the first time in their history, Merrimack tops both of the national polls, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and US Lacrosse Magazine.
HGR Lacrosse and Merrimack College go back a long way.
- Our founder, Bryan Brazill, graduated from Merrimack College, where he was among the top ten points producers in the country in his junior and senior year. Currently he is Head Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Warriors.
- Bryan Pollack, our Director of Player Development, also had a stellar career at Merrimack and is currently Merrimack’s Head Defensive Coach.
- As we announced last month, HGR coach Scott Corcoran, another Merrimack standout, has been signed by MLL’s New York Lizards.
- Coach Mike Morgan is Merrimack’s Head Coach and is all-time winningest coach in program history.
- Coach Kyle Smith is an assistant coach at Merrimack who specializes on the offensive side of the ball and man up.
- Tim Towler, former player for Masco and an HGR Hall-of-Famer, helped vault Merrimack into a huge win Sunday, scoring 2 goals and 3 assists as Merrimack unseated undefeated Limestone College 18-13.
Here’s what Merrimack’s press release had to say about the victory:
After posting a come-from-behind victory over the only remaining unbeaten team in the country on Sunday, the Merrimack College men’s lacrosse team ascended to the top spot in both major national polls for the first time in program history, as announced by both the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and US Lacrosse Magazine.
The Warriors took over the No. 1 spot in both polls, marking the first time in program history that has occurred. Merrimack had previously been ranked as high as second and no lower than sixth at any point this season in both polls. The team was ranked third nationally heading into last week.