Three Men’s Lacrosse Players Receive All-American Accolades
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Three Merrimack men's lacrosse players, Greg Melaugh (Billerica, Mass.), Corey Lunney (Little Silver, NJ) and Peter Schielke (Ridgefield, CT) were named All-Americans on Monday by the United States Intercollegiate Coaching Association. All three players were named second-team All-Americans for their efforts.
The three All-Americans is the most at Merrimack since 2000 when the Warriors had six and it is the most in a season under head coach Mike Morgan.
Two-time NEILA All-New England Player of the Year, Lunney, a first-team all-conference selection, led the conference with 45 goals and 59 points in 2012. Lunney scored at least one goal in all 16 games and scored three or more goals in 10 games, including a season-high six goals and four assists at Assumption in the regular season finale. Lunney also finished the season with 40 ground balls, good for fifth on the team and was one of two midfield representatives from the Northeast-10 Conference.
Melaugh, the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, was a second team attack selection. He finished his junior campaign with 44 goals and 57 points, ranking him second in the conference in goals behind Lunney. While only playing in 13 games on the season, Melaugh led the nation in goals per game with 3.38 goals and points per game with 4.38 points per contest. Melaugh also closed out the season with 45 ground balls, good for third on the team.
Schielke, a preseason All-American and first-team all-conference selection, led the Warriors with a career-high 42 caused turnovers while getting 34 ground balls. Schielke was one of two defensman selected to the second-team from the NE-10.
The Warriors finished the 2012 season with a 13-3 record and received the highest ranking in school history, three, after defeating the Adelphi Panthers and improving to 6-0 on the season. Merrimack defeated the Panthers again in the conference semifinals to advance to the Conference Championship game for the fourth straight season, longest active streak in the conference.