The Merrimack men’s lacrosse program landed a huge commitment this weekend from Brunswick (Maine) High School long-stick midfielder Christian Glover, who is a two-time All-American was was named the Maine Player of the Year this past season by the Portland Press Herald.
Glover scored 41 goals and added 26 assists last season, leading his Brunswick team to its fourth-straight Class A title and two state titles. In his high school career, he finished with 118 goals and 81 assists.
On top of that, Glover is a nightmare for opposing coaches as a shutdown defender who has unique offensive skills and speed to transition the play quickly upfield.
“Christian is an exceptional athlete and leader,” said Brunswick coach Don Glover, who is also Christian’s father. “His athleticism and stick skills have allowed us to utilize him as an offensive threat, while also imposing his defensive presence in shutting down other teams’ best players. He exemplifies the new trend of defensive players with dangerous offensive abilities. His biggest contribution to Brunswick lacrosse has been his leadership on and off the field and he will be missed.”
Glover will play a post-grad year at Phillips Exeter Academy next season before arriving at Merrimack in 2018.
“I definitely bring a different style to the position than most LSMs,” said Christian Glover. “For me, it’s finding that balance of when to actually come off the field to get that rest that I will need later in the game. On defense, I still want to get that solid stop and push the ball up the field.”
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— Christian Glover (@TheCrispyChris) July 23, 2017
Mike McMahon has covered Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune since 2006 and he also has been a senior writer at College Hockey News since 2005.
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