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7 Chris Merle
Chris  Merle

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Westhampton Beach, N.Y.

High School:
Westhampton Beach

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
Midfield


TIFFANY ON MERLE
“Chris’ role this spring will be as both an offensive and defensive midfielder while he learns our system. Having just entered UVA in January of 2018 after a semester at IMG, Chris will be asked to learn a great deal in a short amount of time.”

2018
• Appeared in 16 of UVA's 18 games
• Saw all his time as a SSDM
• Collected one assist, picked up 11 ground balls and caused four turnovers
• Recorded first career assist against Dartmouth
• Picked up three ground balls against VMI, Princeton and High Point

HIGH SCHOOL

• Spent the Fall of 2017 at the IMG Academy
• A 2017 graduate of Westhampton
• Notched a school record with 79 points (44 goals, 35 assists) in 2017
• Named all-county in 2017, along with being team MVP and the CH12 Award winner
• Spent two years at St. Anthony's where he earned all-league honors
• Helped St. Anthony's win the NSCHAA Championship
• Helped St. Anthony's go 3-0 vs. rival Chaminade for the first time since 2001
• Also played football at Westhampton and St. Anthony's

PERSONAL
• Son of Hugh and Christina Merle
• Has one brother, Zack, who plays lacrosse at Lafayette
• Grandfather, Robert Deuber, was a running back at Penn and was drafted by the Baltimore Colts
• National Honor Society
• St. Bonaventure Award winner
• Honor Roll Annual Recipient
• Won the Paul Harris Fellow Award for community service
• Is a B.S.A. Eagle Scout
• Enjoys snowboarding and basketball

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