29 Evan Merrill
29 - Evan Merrill
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Year: So
Hometown: Westminster, Md.
High School: Westminster
Position: D
Major: Business
gp 15
p 0
g 0
a 0

- "I made VWC my top choice because I really liked the school size and the people I met when I visited, and it's close to the beach"
- Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Bridgewater College, Lebanon Valley College, the University of Albany, Siena College, and the University of Tampa

Career Highs
Goals: 1 – (Roanoke – 3/22/14)
Assists: 1 – (2x, most recent, Lynchburg – 4/26/14)
Points: 1 – (3x, most recent, Lynchburg – 4/26/14)
Ground Balls: 5 – (Greensboro – 3/22/15)
Caused Turnovers: 2 – (4x, most recent, vs. Ferrum – 3/1/15)
Face-Off Wins: NA

Sophomore (2015)Played in 15 games, making starts in each… Season-best five ground balls in a 13-5 victory over Greensboro College on March 22… Caused a pair of turnovers in the season opener against Ferrum College.

First-Year (2014): Started 10 of his 15 appearances as a first-year defenseman… Scored a goal against Roanoke College on March 22… Had four ground balls and a caused turnover at Randolph-Macon College on April 23… Caused two turnovers in each of the first three games of the year.

Academic Accomplishments: Presidential Scholarship recipient… Three-time Dean’s List honoree.

Before VWC: Competed in lacrosse and soccer at Westminster… Helped guide Westminster to a 19-0 record and Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's 4A/3A state championship as a senior… On the state runner-up team as a junior.

Personal: Son of Nancy and Brent Merrill… Has one brother, Greg.

Get to Know Evan

- Enjoys the music of Holygrail and spending vacation time in Florida
- A fan of hockey's Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals
- Favorites include the movie "Warrior" and the TV series "How I Met Your Mother"

  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "hard-working individual with a passion for success"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "the competition"
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "conditioning"
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to win a conference championship and make the NCAA tournament"
  • If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Michael Jordan, because he is a great inspiration in the way he overcame adversities to become the greatest basketball player ever"
  • People might be surprised to know: "I love playing "Call of Duty"
  • It's the year 2030 and: "I am working at a successful company doing something I enjoy"
  • The most important advice I've received is: "it's alright to fail, as long as you learn from it and improve"
Recent Games
Apr 11 at Lynchburg L, 19-5
Apr 15 Randolph W, 16-10
Apr 18 at Guilford W, 10-7
Apr 22 Hampden-Sydney W, 12-10
Apr 25 Washington and Lee L, 15-7
May 2 vs. Roanoke L, 11-5
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 15 8
Points 0 0
Goals 0 0
Assists 0 0
Man-up goals 0 0
Man-down goals 0 0
Ground balls 29 11
Turnovers 7 5
Caused turnovers 7 3
Faceoffs 0-0 0-0
Faceoff percentage 0.0 0.0
Shots 2 1
Shooting percentage 0.0 0.0
Shots on goal 0 0
Shots on goal percentage 0.0 0.0
Date Opponent Score g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Mar 1 vs. Ferrum W, 14-13 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 7 Eastern L, 11-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 8 Coast Guard W, 12-3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 11 at Chris. Newport L, 20-6 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 14 at Bridgewater (Va.) W, 10-7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 18 Messiah L, 9-7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 21 Randolph-Macon W, 11-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Mar 22 Greensboro W, 13-5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0-0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Mar 28 Shenandoah W, 11-10 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0-0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Apr 4 at Roanoke W, 17-15 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 11 at Lynchburg L, 19-5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 15 Randolph W, 16-10 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 18 at Guilford W, 10-7 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Hampden-Sydney W, 12-10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
Apr 25 Washington and Lee L, 15-7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 - 0 -
May 2 vs. Roanoke L, 11-5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0-0 0 - 0 -
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
2013-14 15 10 1 2 3 0 0 22 4 10 0-0 3 33.3 2 66.7
2014-15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 29 7 7 0-0 2 0.0 0 0.0
2015-16 17 16 2 1 3 0 0 27 16 16 0-0 3 66.7 2 66.7
2016-17 16 16 1 3 4 0 0 53 17 25 15-38 3 33.3 2 66.7
Total 63 57 4 6 10 0 0 131 44 58 15-38 11 36.4 6 54.5
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Total 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 29 7 7 0-0 2 0.0 0 0.0
Conference 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 11 5 3 0-0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Home 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 16 2 2 0-0 2 0.0 0 0.0
Away 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
Neutral 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 3 0-0 0 - 0 -
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Wins 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 20 3 5 0-0 2 0.0 0 0.0
Losses 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
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March 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 20 2 4 0-0 2 0.0 0 0.0
April 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 2 0-0 0 - 0 -
May 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0-0 0 - 0 -