Former Georgetown Men's Lax Players Merrill, Sweeney Selected to All-World Team
July 26, 2010
WASHINGTON - A pair of former Georgetown University men's lacrosse players were named to the All-World Team after their performances at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, held this past weekend in Manchester, England.
Kyle Sweeney (B'93) and Brodie Merrill (B'95) were selected to the All-World Team after leading both their teams to the championship game.
Sweeney helped the United States defeat Merrill's Canadian team, 12-10, to win the FIL World Championship, avenging a loss last week in group play, but also winning the gold medal. In 2006, Merrill helped lead Team Canada to the FIL World Championship with a win over the United States.
A starting defenseman, Sweeney was playing in his second FIL World Championship and helped lead Team USA to its seventh world title.
The United States seized an 8-4 halftime lead with four unanswered goals in the second quarter. Canada stormed back, blanking Team USA in the third quarter to tie the game at 8-all. Team USA trailed 10-9 midway through the final quarter, but scored three times in the latter stages of the game for the win.
Merrill, also a starting defenseman, was named to the All-World Team and was selected as the tournament's Top Defender for the second-straight World Championship, as he was recognized with that award in 2006.