McNamara was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team, while five others were second team selections
The juniors turned in big performances in Marquette’s win over St. John’s
Seven Golden Eagles were honored by the BIG EAST on Tuesday
The sophomore transfer won 18-of-19 faceoffs on Sunday against Detroit
Honors and Awards-
2017 Season (Jr.): Appeared in 14 games for the Golden Eagles, scoring two goals and going 136 for 269 from the faceoff x, good for a .506 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)
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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