Evan Merrill

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Evan Merrill is in his first season as the Head Coach of the Senators Men's Lacrosse program, after taking over the role on May 16.

Merrill, who served as assistant coach with the D&E men's lacrosse program the past year, will take over for head coach Matthew Justice, who resigned to pursue graduate school opportunities.

In his first season on the field, Merrill's primary focus was with the defense and faceoff aspects of the team, serving as the Defensive Coordinator, but he assisted in all elements of the lacrosse program including a heavy emphasis on recruiting.

Merrill came to Elkins, after graduating from Virginia Wesleyan, where he played from 2013-17. The defenseman started all four years and was the team captain in the 2016-17 season.

The Westminster, Maryland native was a member of the ODAC Conference All-Academic Team all four years of his collegiate career. Merrill was also member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, helping to organize fundraising events and promoting athletic events.

Merrill served as a lacrosse and soccer coach with Gamber Optimist in Westminster, Maryland for two years. Merrill also spent four years coaching with Marlin Lacrosse camps in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Merrill graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Virginia Wesleyan College in 2017.

Merrill currently resides in Elkins.