Former Georgetown Players Standing Out in Major League Lacrosse
June 5, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several former Georgetown University men's lacrosse players have continued their careers on the professional level as the 2009 Major League Lacrosse season is underway.
This weekend alone, five former Hoya men's lacrosse players were playing in games, beginning last night when the Washington Bayhawks hosted the Toronto Nationals.
In that game, played in Annapolis, Md., former Hoya All-American and current assistant men's lacrosse coach Scott Urick (C'01) scored two goals for the Bayhawks in a 17-15 loss to the team from Toronto. Urick is one of the top scorers all-time in MLL history, ranking among the top-five in goals scored with 238 during his career.
The Nationals are led by another former Hoya All-American, defenseman Brodie Merrill (B'05), who scored two assists and had seven ground balls while winning two face-offs. Merrill, who ESPN color analyst referred to as one of the "best players in the world," has scored seven assists this season and leads the team with 21 ground balls.
Two-time ECAC Defensive Player of the Year and 2008 First Team All-American Jerry Lambe (C'08) is playing for the Long Island Lizards, who host the Boston Cannons on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Lambe, in his second season with the team, has helped the Lizards to a 2-1 record this season.
When the Lizards take the field, Lambe will suit up against another former Georgetown player who was a two-time ECAC Defensive Player of the Year selection, Kyle Sweeney (B'03). Sweeney is in his seventh professional season, and his first with the Boston team. He has scored two goals and one assist for three points while collecting eight ground balls in two games this season.
Brendan Cannon (C'08), a three-time All-American and former ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, has appeared in two games this season for the Chicago Machine. The Machine host the Denver Outlaws on Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m.