June 21, 2018
WASHINGTON - Former Georgetown University standout Brodie Merrill (C'05) was selected to participate for Team Canada at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championship, as announced by the Canada Lacrosse Association (CLA). Merrill is one of just two players on the 23-man roster to make his fourth-straight appearance in the event as Canada looks to defend its title from 2014.
The 2018 FIL Men's Lacrosse World Championship will take place from July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel, with 46 countries vying to win gold. Across 10 days of action, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise 14 matchups, with more than 160 games available online on ESPN+. Anish Shroff and Chris Cotter will handle play-by-play duties for television games, alongside analysts Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra.
Canada is slated to take on England, Scotland, Team USA, Iroquois Nationals and Australia on consecutive days beginning on July 13. The quarterfinals and semifinals are set for July 18 and 19, respectively, with the gold medal game scheduled for July 21.
Merrill is one of the most decorated players in Georgetown history, earning back-to-back USILA First Team All-America honors as a junior and senior. The Hoyas made four-straight NCAA quarterfinals appearances and combined for 44 wins during his tenure on the Hilltop. He remains the GU career leader in ground balls for a non-faceoff specialist with 250.
Following his time in the Nation's Capital, Merrill has played professional lacrosse in both Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and the National Lacrosse League (NLL). He is the all-time ground ball leader in the MLL, winning four Defensive Player of the Year awards and leading the Toronto Nationals to win the MLL Championship in 2009. Merrill currently plays for the Boston Cannons (MLL) and the Toronto Rock (NLL) and is the head coach and dean of students at The Hill Academy in Vaughan, Ontario.