MANSFIELD, Mass. –
One of the most dominant scoring forces in Merrimack College men’s lacrosse history, Corey Lunney, has been announced as an inductee into the NE10 Hall of Fame in the Class of 2021, as released by the league office Monday.
The 2013 graduate is one of the most decorated players in the program’s history, as he sits fourth all-time in Warrior history in points and third all-time in goals. He also racked up a bevy of honors, including 2013 USILA DII National Player of the Year, three consecutive NEILA All-New England Team Player of the Year honors to conclude his career, two All-American selections and was a three-time NE10 First Team honoree and was tabbed the conference’s player of the year in 2013.
“Corey was an excellent player, leader and representative of our program over his four years,” said Merrimack College men’s lacrosse head coach, Mike Morgan. “He excelled in the classroom, on the field as well as off. Corey started off as a pure shooter and developed the other parts of his game to become one of the best players in the country.”
The Little Silver, N.J. native burst onto the scene in North Andover in the spring of 2010 when he topped the team in scoring with 46 goals and 58 points, which earned him NE10 Rookie of the Year honors and a spot on the league’s all-conference second team. He set his single game career-high in goals with seven that year in just his fifth collegiate game against Pace. He followed the performance up his sophomore season with another team-leading 39 goals and 53 points and was tabbed a first team choice in the NE10’s all-conference honors and picked up his first NEILA All-New England Division II Player of the Year award.
He ticked up his dominance in his concluding two seasons with the Warriors, as he set a career-high in points (59) his junior year and earned his first All-American pick. In his senior season, he had a fitting end to his time in North Andover, as he matched his career-high in points at 59 and claimed the USILA DII National Player of the Year award to go along with a slew of other national and conference level awards.
“Corey took over wearing #14 from Greg Rogowski, up to that date the best player in school history, and lived up to the very high expectations that came with it,” said Morgan. “Our Merrimack College lacrosse family would like to congratulate Corey on this great accomplishment.”
In all, Lunney totaled 175 goals, 54 assists and 229 points in his illustrious career.
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