Zachary Melillo Selected to BIG EAST Honor Roll

Melillo has won 62 percent of the faceoffs he has taken this season for Marquette.
March 7, 2016

BIG EAST Release

NEW YORK – Marquette University sophomore Zachary Melillo earned recognition on Monday afternoon with a selection to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his work at the faceoff X against Ohio State and Detroit at the Midwest Lacrosse Classic.

Melillo went 18-of-19 on faceoffs (94.7 percent) against Detroit on Sunday afternoon to help the Golden Eagles (3-1) pull out a 10-8 victory at Ohio Stadium. The Warren, New Jersey native picked up nine ground balls and won his first 18 faceoffs against the Titans before being called for a violation on the day’s final draw.

Against the Buckeyes, who conceded only 4-of-23 faceoffs to MU in 2015, Melillo helped the Golden Eagles capture possession on 11 occasions and secured six ground balls.

Melillo, in his first season as a transfer from NJIT, has won 62 percent (44-of-71) of his faceoffs this season after MU was a combined 43 percent a year ago.

The Golden Eagles will host Robert Morris at 1 p.m. Central time on Saturday, March 12 at Valley Fields.

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