May 2, 2012

Melaugh Tabbed NE-10 Player of the Year; Five Warriors Receive All-Conference Nods

SOUTH EASTON, MA – Six men's lacrosse players were named to the Northeast-10 all-conference team on Wednesday including Greg Melaugh (Billerica, Mass.) who was named Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year.

Melaugh, Corey Lunney (Little Silver, NJ) and Peter Schielke (Ridgefield, CT) were each named to the all-conference first team while Mike Perdie (Wading River, NY) and Jimmy Holland (Billerica, Mass.) were second-team honorees. Brandon Waiter (Westport, CT) was selected to the all-rookie team.

Melaugh was named Northeast-10 Player of the Year and was also voted to the first-team. The Billerica, Mass. native has racked up 38 goals, which is good for second in the conference behind Lunney, and 51 total points, good for fourth in the conference, in only 11 games. His 3.45 goals and 4.64 points per contest rank's him first in the country. Melaugh scored back-to-back game winning goals, one in overtime and one in regulation, against Saint Anselm and Bentley to help the Warriors secure the #2 seed in the upcoming Northeast-10 playoffs.

Lunney, a first-team member last season, leads the conference in goals and is third in total points. He leads the Warriors with 41 goals and 52 points and reached the 100 goal plateau on March 27 against Franklin Pierce in only his third season.

One of the top defenders in the league, Schielke, a preseason All-American, leads the Warriors with 39 caused turnovers and has 29 ground balls. His 122 career groundballs currently ranks him seventh in school history.

Perdie is second on the Warriors with 19 assists and his 18 goals are good for third on the team. Perdie has 12 ground balls, three man-up tallies and is third on the Warriors with 79 shots.

Joining Schielke on a defense that has caused a conference-high 181 turnovers on the season is Holland and Waiter. Holland, an all-rookie team member last season, has started all 14 games while ranking third on the Warriors in caused turnovers with 19 and fifth on the team with 34 groundballs. Waiter has stepped in and caused 27 turnovers, second on the team, and racked up 36 ground balls, ranking him fourth on the Warriors.

Merrimack will play host to the Adelphi Panthers on Friday, May 4 at 4 p.m. in the conference semifinal game at Martone-Mejail Field.