This summer US Lacrosse recognized over 980 male and 1,000 female high school lacrosse players for their efforts on and off the field. In Maine, Hyde School’s Merrill Truluck was recognized as a US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree.
A US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.
To become a member of the All-Academic Team, a student must be nominated by their coach. Coaches from all the teams in the region then vote on who will receive the designation.
“It’s been a great pleasure of mine to coach Merrill over the last two years,” says her coach, Tom Bragg. “Hampered by injury during her junior year, she entered her senior year determined to end her lacrosse career with a bang. Merrill anchored our defense and midfield and, yes, she has put her mark on Hyde Girls Lacrosse!”
“I’m extremely honored to have had coaches over the past four years who have pushed me as an athlete and as a student,” says Merrill. “This year was exciting to be a part of a team of people who were just as passionate about lacrosse as I was. Working with them everyday day made me a better player and teammate. I love the sport and hope I passed on that love to the underclassman.”
Merrill will be attending Furman University in the fall.