The Merrimack men’s lacrosse team received a commitment from Michael Hicks, a faceoff middie from New Jersey who also played for Team Jamaica at the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships.
The FIL World Lacrosse Championships were held in Israel, and this year’s appearance by the Jamaican team was the first time the country had representation at the event. Jamaica went 7-1 in the tournament, beating Russia, Slovakia, Peru, Switzerland, Wales, Greece and Finland, finishing 13th in the world. Hicks was the faceoff man for the Jamaican team, despite being just 16 years old at the time (he turned 17 years old in August, one month after the tournament).
Now residing in New Jersey and playing for Bergen Catholic, Hicks has family who were born in Kingston, Jamaica. Against Israel in the video below, Hicks went up against Max Adler of the Denver Outlaws (Major League Lacrosse).