Nicholas Eufrasio is the lone starter returning at close defense
Honors and Awards: 2017- All-BIG EAST Second Team BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (Feb. 20)
2017 Seaon: All-BIG EAST Second Team ... Started all 16 games for the Golden Eagles notching 15 ground balls and nine caused turnovers ...Caused a turnover and secured two ground balls in his first game at Jacksonville (Feb. 18) and was honored as the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Feb. 20 after helping MU top JU, 17-1 ... Grabbed three ground balls and forced a turnover at No. 14 Richmond (Feb. 25) ... Secured a ground ball and caused a turnover at Robert Morris (March 11) ... Picked up a pair of ground balls against Air Force (March 28) ... Caused a turnover and secured a ground ball at No. 7 Notre Dame (April 11) ... Notched a ground ball and a caused turnover at Providence (April 15) ... Caused a turnover versus No. 2 Denver (April 29) ... Secured a ground ball in the BIG EAST semifinal win over No. 2 Denver (May 4) ... forced a pair of turnovers and grabbed a ground ball in the BIG EAST Championship game over Providence (May 6) ... Caused a turnover at No. 5/7 Notre Dame in the NCAA First Round on May 14.
Prior to Marquette: Four-year letter winner at Bridgewater-Raritan High School ... 2016 USA Today All-USA Boys Lacrosse First Team ... Elected captain for his senior campaign ... Honored with the 2016 New Jersey Player of the Year award ... Two-time high school All-American ... Awarded 2015 New Jersey Defender of the Year ... Selected First Team All-State Group Four (three times), first team all-conference (three times) and first team all-county (three times) ... Helped his team to two conference championships, county championships, Group Four North Championships and Group Four Championships ... 2015 New Jersey State Champion (Tournament of Champions).
Personal: Born September 23, 1997 in Summit, New Jersey ... Younger brother of former Marquette lacrosse All-American defenseman, captain and current Denver Outlaws Major League Lacrosse player B.J. Grill ... Son of Bob and Mary Grill ... Plans to major in journalism.