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7 Chris Merle
Chris  Merle


Westhampton Beach, N.Y.

High School:
Westhampton Beach

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190


“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.”

• 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


• 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

• 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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