Three Merrimack men’s lacrosse recruits playing in Maine were named All-Americans. Brunswick’s Aiden Glover was joined by future teammates Brendan Hickey and Riley Reed (both of Falmouth) on the Maine All-American team.
Glover, a junior attack, had an explosive 74 goals and 44 assists in just 15 games this past spring, upping his career total to 175 goals and 114 assists through three seasons. Glover also boasts a 3.7 GPA according to The Forecaster and was a team captain.
“Aiden has started every varsity game since putting on a Dragons uniform his freshman year and since day one, has been a vital part of the team’s development and productivity,” said longtime Brunswick coach Don Glover, who is also Aiden Glover’s father. “Aiden is the type of student-athlete who exemplifies our motto of ‘We Not Me,’ with his work ethic and dedication to make those around him better every day. Because of his focus and purposeful approach to all aspects of training on the field, in the weight room and in the classroom, we have continued to prosper.”
Glover’s older brother, Christian Glover, who is also a Merrimack recruit, is a former two-time All-American in Maine and he’s doing a PG year at Phillips Exeter.
Hickey, a senior, is now a two-time All-American after collecting 64 ground balls and forcing 16 turnovers this season. .
“Brendan is undoubtedly the best defender in the state,” said Falmouth coach Dave Barton. “For almost his entire high school career, he’s been tasked with covering the opposition’s top attackman, and he’s done it with tremendous success. It’s been a true luxury to be able to stick him on some truly talented players around this state, players who are capable of dropping 8-10 points a night, and having Brendan essentially take them off the stat sheet. This year, he was one of the major reasons we were able to push transition from defense to offense. I have no doubt Brendan will have a terrific college career.”
Reed is a junior longstick middie who had 84 ground balls and forced 20 turnovers while also scoring four goals.
“Riley has an incredible motor and one of the craftiest sticks I’ve ever seen,” Barton said. “He has a very high lacrosse IQ and incredible leadership qualities. He is every coach’s dream. He’s a ‘lead by example’ guy who will do anything for his teammates to help make them better players. The sky is truly the limit for Riley.”