NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Former All-American Greg Melaugh (Billerica, Mass.), a 2013 graduate of Merrimack College and member of the men’s lacrosse team, will join the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) ranks this spring after being traded to the Denver Outlaws yesterday.
Originally signed as a free agent from the 2015 player pool by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in March, Melaugh was traded to the Outlaws for a 2016 supplemental draft pick yesterday and is in the running to crack the opening day roster. The Outlaws open the season on Sunday, April 12, appropriately enough in his home state of Massachusetts when Denver takes on the Boston Cannons at Harvard Stadium at 5 p.m.
The Outlaws joined the MLL in 2006 as an expansion team and have been one of the league’s most successful franchises since then. Denver has appeared in the MLL Championship five times, including a 12-11 victory in the title game over Rochester in the summer of 2014. The Outlaws also regularly post the highest average attendance in the league. They play at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, also home of the National Football League’s (NFL) Denver Broncos.
Melaugh was a USILA All-American Honorable Mention in 2013, his final year with the Warriors, and was also an NEILA All-New England and Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team honoree. He ranked second on the team in goals (40) and finished the season with 50 points. He holds the program record for goals in a game (9), and is among the conference’s all-time leaders in most goals in a season (44) and ranks third in career goals (121) and seventh in career points (166).