Zachary Melillo
Zachary  Melillo


Warren, N.J.

High School:
Watchung Hills

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175



Four earn BIG EAST MLAX honors

Noah Richard, John Wagner, Nick Grill and Zachary Melillo were all honored by the BIG EAST


MLAX Senior Reflection: Zachary Melillo

Melillo is Marquette's all-time leader in face-off wins and is sixth among active NCAA D-I athletes.


Lacrosse opens 2018 with Saturday scrimmage at Cleveland State

The Midwestern programs are both relatively recent additions to the NCAA Division I landscape


Six honored with All-BIG EAST accolades

McNamara was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team, while five others were second team selections


Thomson and Melillo on BIG EAST Honor Roll

The juniors turned in big performances in Marquette’s win over St. John’s

Honors and Awards-
All-BIG EAST Second Team
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (February 26, April 2)

All-BIG EAST Second Team
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (April 10)

All-BIG EAST Second Team
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (March 7, April 4)
All-BIG EAST Championship Team

Marquette's all-time leader in faceoff wins (464) and win percentage (.551)

2018 Season (Sr.): All-BIG EAST Second Team ... Won .575 of the faceoffs he took as a senior (131-of-228) and picked up 48 ground balls ... Also scored a goal ... Grabbed three ground balls and went 12-of-25 from the faceoff X in the season-opener against Jacksonville (2/17) ... Went 15-20 in faceoffs against Detroit Mercy, grabbed eight ground balls, and caused two turnovers (2/24) ... Secured three ground balls and went 8-19 from the circle against No. 4/6 Ohio State (3/2) ... Notched six ground balls against Bellarmine while going 12-16 on faceoffs (3/4) ... Went 17-25 in faceoffs and snagged seven ground balls in the matchup against Villanova (3/31) ... Noted six ground balls, a shot and a caused turnover, while going 18-24 in faceoffs in the OT victory against St. John's (4/7) ... Dominated the faceoff x, winning 12-15 faceoffs and picking up five ground balls against No. 14/15 Notre Dame (4/11) ... Secured a .615 faceoff win percentage against Providence to help Marquette to a comeback win (4/14) ... Went 12-of-24 in faceoffs at No. 3 Duke, while also scooping up a pair of ground balls (4/20).

2017 Season (Jr.):
Appeared in 15 games for the Golden Eagles, scoring two goals and going 155-of-297 at the faceoff x, good for a .521 percentage ... Scored a goal, grabbed four ground balls and caused a turnover while going 9-15 from the faceoff circle in the season-opener against Jacksonville (2/18) ... Went 10-18 in faceoffs against Detroit Mercy and grabbed four ground balls (3/5) ... Went 11-19 from the circle and secured four ground balls at Robert Morris (3/11) ... Secured six ground balls at Georgetown (3/25) ... Notched five ground balls against Air Force (3/28) ... Notched a goal, went 12-21 on faceoffs and grabbed six ground balls at No. 20 Villanova (4/1) ... Won a career-high 19 faceoffs, going 19-25 and winning all 11 he took in the second half in a win over St. John's (4/8) ... Went 18-25 from the faceoff x with six ground balls against No. 7 Notre Dame (4/11) ... Grabbed four ground balls versus No. 4 Duke (4/22) ... Secured three ground balls and caused a turnover against No. 2 Denver in the BIG EAST semifinal (5/4).

2016 Season (So.):
 Won 11-of-16 faceoffs and picked up five ground balls in Marquette debut against Bellarmine (Feb. 20) ... Won his first 18 faceoffs against Detroit (March 6) and 18-of-19 overall to claim BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll mention on March 7 ... Also tied a program record with nine ground balls against the Titans ... Won 17-of-22 against Robert Morris on March 12 and 15-of-21 against Georgetown (March 26) in the BIG EAST opener ... Earned second BIG EAST weekly accolade on April 4 after going 12-of-17 at the faceoff X against then-No. 5/6 Villanova (April 2) in an 11-3 victory and scored his first career goal at MU ... Went 9-of-11 against VU's Luke Palmadesso, who entered the contest with the nation's 10th-best faceoff winning percentage, to knock him out of the game ... Won 13 of 21 faceoffs and secured six ground balls in a 11-7 win at St. John's on April 9 ... Went 10-18 from the faceoff circle and grabbed six ground balls against Providence (April 16) ... Named to the All-BIG EAST Championship team after winning 52 percent of his draws against Villanova's Luke Palmadesso (14-of-27) and Denver All-American Trevor Baptiste (12-of-23) ... It was only the second time in Baptiste's career that he lost more draws than he won.

Prior to Marquette:

2015 (Fr. - at NJIT): Appeared and started in all 12 games. ranked first on the team in ground balls (57) ... Tallied two points on a goal and an assist ... Held a .451 faceoff percentage, winning 105 of 233 face-offs ... Took the first face-off for the NJIT men's lacrosse program against Stony Brook on February 20.

High School: Men's lacrosse captain for Watchung Hills High School team as a senior in 2014 ... second team All Skyland Conference ... first team all-state ... 2014 Gil Gibs Senior All Star ... Member of Watchung Hills football team, 2013-14 football team captain ... Mid-State 38 All-Conference Team Honorable Mention (Football).

Personal: Son of Gregory Melillo and Marybeth Schley ... business major ... born Feb. 26, 1996 in Plainfield, N.J.



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