2018 Merrimack College Men's Lacrosse Roster

Eric Coburn

37 Eric Coburn

  • Class
  • Ht./Wt.
    6-3 / 205
  • Hometown
    Londonderry, N.H.
  • High School/Prep (Previous College)
  • Major



  • A regular in the lineup over the course of four years, graduating as a key role player at long stick midfield that impacted all three ends of the turf
  • Earned NEILA All-New England honors as a senior
  • Was a force in the classroom, graduating as a two-time NE10 All-Academic Team selection and earning the league's Sports Excellence Award for men's lacrosse as a senior
  • Was the NCAA Elite 90 Award winner as a junior (2017)
  • Saw action in 63 games total while causing 68 turnovers and finishing with 157 ground balls
  • Also added 19 points on nine goals and 10 assists


  • NEILA All-Region First Team selection
  • NEILA Preseason All-New England honoree
  • NEILA All-Academic Team
  • NE10 Academic All-Conference selection and Sports Excellence Award winner
  • Filled the role of long stick defensive midfield admirably as a senior, helping push the ball in transition, gaining key possessions on loose-ball faceoff scrums and wreaking plenty of havoc on defense
  • Led the team with 21 caused turnovers while his 47 ground balls were the most on the squad among non-faceoff specialists
  • Also added five points on three goals and two assists
  • Tied his career high seven with ground balls in a home win over LIU Post (3/10) and again in the national title game against Saint Leo (5/27)
  • Equaled his high water mark for caused turnovers in a game with four takeaways in the NCAA Quarterfinals against NYIT (5/12)
  • Contributed to a defensive unit that finished the year ranked fourth nationally and second in the NE10 allowing only 7.32 goals per game, and on a man-down defense that ranked sixth nationally by turning away 81.5 percent of opponents' man-up chances


  • Winner of the NCAA DII Elite 90 Award, awarded to top GPA holder at the NCAA Championship Final
  • Northeast-10 All-Academic selection
  • Appeared in 19 games with one start
  • Placed second on the team in ground balls (60) and led the team in caused turnovers (27)
  • Averaged 1.42 caused turnovers per game (43rd/NCAA) 
  • Finished the season with three goals and six assists
  • Notched one goal, one assist, three ground balls, and two caused turnovers in a win against Bentley (4/5)
  • Had one goal, one assist, five ground balls, and three caused turnovers in a win over Saint Rose (4/8)  

2016: Started 14-of-15 games he appeared in ... Enjoyed a very strong sophomore season and was a key member of a defensive corps that ranked 16th nationally in goals allowed (9.0) ... Also produced five points from an offensive standpoint (3g, 2a) ... Picked up 45 ground balls ... Caused 19 turnovers ... Set personal game-highs in points (2), goals (2), and shots (4) against Bentley (4/23) ... Acquired seven ground balls against Saint Rose (4/9).

2015: Dressed in 10 games as a rookie … Garnered five ground balls and caused one turnover.

Before Merrimack: New Hampshire Division 1 Defensive Player of the Year 2013 as a junior ... First-Team All-State in 2013 … Four-year varsity starter … Defensive captain  … All-time LHS ground ball leader with 272 after three seasons … 111 groundballs, 6 goals, 16 assists as a junior … Played club for the New Hampshire Tomahawks.

Personal: Sports Management/Finance major.


Points: 2, Bentley, 04/05/17 ; at Saint Rose, 04/08/17 ; at Bentley, 4/23/16 
Goals: 2, at Bentley, 4/23/16 
Assists: 1, 10 times
Shots: 4, at Bentley, 4/23/16 
Ground balls: 7, Saint Rose, 04/09/16 ; LIU Post, Mar 10, 2018 ; vs Saint Leo, May 27, 2018 
Caused turnovers: 4, at Saint Michael's, 03/28/17 ; NYIT, May 12, 2018 
Faceoffs won: 8, Southern NH, 05/02/17


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