Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Former UAlbany All-America Attacker Merrick Thomson Named NLL Rookie of the Month

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Philadelphia, Pa. -- Former University at Albany standout Merrick Thomson, a first-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Wings, has been named the National Lacrosse League Rookie of the Month. Thomson, who led all rookies in the month of January with eight goals and nine assists, has Philadelphia off to its best start since 1997 with a 3-0 record. The 24-year-old left-hander also scooped up 11 loose balls.

Thomson, the Great Danes’ all-time scorer with 244 career points on 188 goals and 56 assists, led UAlbany to a 15-3 record and an NCAA quarterfinal appearance as a senior. He was chosen to the USILA All-America third team and was a four-time All-America East Conference selection.

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