Corning native and current Syracuse University star Neena Merola
- Junior Year (2017): Played in all 22 games, making 12 starts … Recorded career highs in points (26), goals (19) and assists (7) … Ranked ninth on the team in goals … Made her first career start in the season opener against Boston College … Recorded a goal, two ground balls, a caused turnover and a draw control against the Eagles … Had three points (2g, 1a) against Binghamton … Scored a pair of goals at Maryland … Recorded two goals at Duke … Had a goal and an assist at Loyola … Tied her career high with three caused turnovers against Virginia Tech … Also had an assist and two ground balls against the Hokies … Scored two goals at North Carolina … Scored a goal and dished out an assist against Virginia in the ACC Tournament semifinals … Member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.
- Freshman Year (2015): Played in six games … Made her Syracuse debut against Canisius … Picked up a ground ball in the second game against Canisius … Scored a goal and collected a ground ball against Virginia Tech.High School: Earned All-America honors as a junior and senior … Played in the 2014 Under Armour All-American game … Named to the All-Leader First Team as a junior and senior after earning second-team honors as a sophomore … Recorded 67 goals and 37 assists as a senior … Finished her high school career with 219 goals and 85 assists … Team captain as a senior.
Past Lax Dreams Girls Coaches:
Kelzi Van Atta
Syracuse University (class of 2018)
Junior Year (2017): Played in all 22 games … Recorded career highs in points (17), goals (15), assists (2), ground balls (6) and caused turnovers (1) … Scored a pair of goals against Canisius … Tied her career high with three goals against Binghamton … Scored two goals and picked up two ground balls against Massachusetts … Recorded two goals at Florida … Tied her career high with three points (2g, 1a) at Loyola … Posted a goal, two ground balls and a caused turnover against Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament … Member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during the fall semester.
Sophomore Year (2016): Played in 10 games … Recorded 6 points, five goals, one assist, four ground balls and a draw controls … Scored a career-high three goals and had a draw control against Binghamton … Had a goal and a career-high two ground balls against Marist … Posted an assist and tied her career high with two ground balls against Connecticut … Scored a goal in Syracuse’s win at Albany … Member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during the fall semester.
Freshman Year (2015): Played in four games … Made her collegiate debut against Canisius … In the second game against Canisius, collected her first-career ground ball … Picked up a ground ball at Louisville … Member of 2015 Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
High School: Named first-team All-County her junior and senior years … Earned second-team honors as a sophomore … Tallied 35 goals, 20 assists, 28 draw controls and 25 caused turnovers as a senior … Led team to sectional finals in 2011 and 2013 … Played in the Senior All-Star Game … Team captain.
St Bonaventure University Class of 2017
As a Senior (2017)
Team Captain; Posted 37 goals and 11 assists in 17 games played
As a Junior (2016)
Started 15 games for the Bonnies, scoring a team best 34 goals and 14 assists to go along with 18 ground balls and 39 draw controls… Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree …totaled four points vs. VCU with two goals and two assists (4/10) … posted three goals to key a win over George Washington (4/3) … netted two goals at St. Francis (Pa.) (3/26) … tallied a career-high five goals vs. Niagara (3/24) … posted four goals and five assists for a career-high nine points in a victory over Howard (3/16) … scored twice in season-opening win at Delaware State (2/20).
As a Sophomore (2015)
Started in 10 of 17 games played, totaling 19 points with 13 goals and six assists… recorded 10 groundballs and caused three turnovers … posted a hat trick vs. Binghamton (4/6) … scored twice vs. La Salle (4/10) … found the net twice at George Mason (4/17) … handed out two assists at George Washington (4/19).
As a Freshman (2014)
Played in all 14 games … scored 13 goals and recorded two assists … accumulated seven ground balls and won 10 draw controls.
Graduated ranking among the top three all-time leading scorers at Jamesville-DeWitt with career totals of 157 goals and 105 assists … as a senior, was a first team All-League selection after she recorded 41 goals and 35 assists … team captain and team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player as a senior … her junior season, scored 53 goals and passed out 34 assists … 48 goals and 28 assists her sophomore campaign … named Academic All-America by U.S. Lacrosse in both 2012 and 2013 … also played basketball and volleyball.
Daughter of Tammie and Peter Fallon … her father played lacrosse at Cortland State … has a brother, Brent … Majoring in Chemistry.