Lacrosse Coaches

Brodie Merrill- Director of Lacrosse

 Brodie Merrill is one of the most decorated lacrosse players in the world.  Brodie has revolutionized how people treat the defensive player in both box  and field, with his run and gun transitional style.

Brodie, a graduate of Georgetown University, was a two time All American,  Two-Time Tewaaraton Award Finalist and in 2005 was named the NCAA  Defensive Player of the Year. He has won multiple awards in his 7 year  professional career including 2005 NLL and MLL Rookie of the Year; 2005  NLL Defensive Player of the Year; 2006 through 2011 MLL Defensive Player of  the Year; 2009 and 2010 NLL Transition Player of the Year; All-Star status in  all 6 NLL seasons; and All-Star status in all 7 MLL seasons . Brodie, who currently plays for the Boston Cannons in the MLL and Toronto Rock in the NLL, has also won two Mann Cup Championships, 2 Golds and a Silver Medal at the World Field Lacrosse Championships, 2 Golds at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships and a MLL Championship.

Brodie was one of the coaches of the U19 Team Canada that brought home the Silver medal at the U19 FIL World Field Lacrosse Championships, in Turku, Finland. Brodie was also the Defensive Coordinator for the 2008 U19 Team Canada that earned the Silver Medal in Coquitlam, BC.

Brodie is the Director of the Hill Academy Men’s Lacrosse team which is highly regarded as one of the top Lacrosse programs in North America.

Contact Brodie: bmerrill@thehillacademy.com Phone: 519.938.0316


 Patrick Merrill

Patrick is known for his tenacious defensive play. A graduate of Mercyhurst College, Patrick was a first overall draft pick by the Toronto Rock of the NLL where he currently plays for. He has won three National League  Championships, and three Mann Cup Championships. In 2010, he represented Team Canada and won a  Silver medal at the World Field Lacrosse Championsips in Manchester, England. In 2011, he represented  Team Canada and brought home the Gold at the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague, Czech  Republic.

Patrick is a key member of The Hill Lacrosse program where he instils discipline and continues to push the  players to new heights.

Contact Patrick: patrick.merrill@thehillacademy.com


 Carly Quinn- Women’s Lacrosse Coach

 Carly has an extensive resume as both a player and a coach. In 2007, she was a  member of the U19  Canadian National team, and represented Canada in the  FIL U19 World Women’s Lacrosse  Championships. From 2008-2012, Carly  was a member of the Canisius College Golden Griffins Lacrosse team. Acting  as captain for her last two seasons, she lead the team to a MAAC  Championship in  2011  and 2012. She was named to the All MAAC First Team  in  2011 and 2012, and in  2012 being named  MAAC Offensive Player of The  Year  after leading the  conference in Assists (40) and points (68).

Carly was a member of the 2015 U19 Team Canada coaching staff that made history winning Gold at the World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland. Carly is a dominant presence throughout the summer in the OWL; as a player in the senior division, as a referee, and as a coach.

Contact Carly: carly.quinn@thehillacademy.com


 Kyle Kallay

Kyle Kallay, an alumnus of The Hill Academy graduated from Mercyhurst University in 2012.

During his playing career he was apart of a senior class that graduated with an overall record of 51-7. During that time Coach Kallay was apart of winning the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship the first in Mercyhurst University history, while leading the team in goals. Coach Kallay was also recognized as an honorable mention All-Conference attackman in the East Coast Conference. In his senior season Kallay was a co-captain while contributing to an undefeated regular, East Coast Conference championship and final four appearance, again while leading the Lakers in goals. His efforts led to him being named 2nd Team All-ECC and finishing his career top five in goals in Mercyhurst program history.

Upon graduating Kallay returned to Mercyhurst for two years as a Graduate Assistant with lacrosse team while completing his Masters Degree. As a coach Kallay helped guide the Lakers to a 2013 undefeated regular season and an appearance in the National Championship. In his second year the Lakers again made it back to the NCAA playoffs where they fell short in the quarterfinals.

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Reilly O’Connor

Reilly O’Connor, a new addition to the Hill coaching staff, is a graduate of Georgetown University and a Hill Academy alumni.

During his time at the Hill Academy, he help lead the team to the first ever NALI Championship well as played with the Newport Cup Championship PG Team.

During his career at Georgetown University, he was a 2-time team captain, was twice named to the Big East all-conference team and once to the Big East all-tournament team. He was also named the team’s Most Outstanding Offensive player and received the team’s Leadership award.

He currently plays for the Brooklin Redmen in Sr.A and played Jr. for the Whitby Warriors. As a captain of the Whitby Warriors, he won two Minto Cups, and was named the league’s Most Outstanding Player, first team all-star, and led the league in scoring. In the 2015 NLL Draft, Reilly was selected in the first round, 7th overall, to the NLL’s Calgary Roughnecks.

In 2012, Reilly represented Team Canada at the U19 World Championships, where he was named to the All-World Team as an attackman.

“I couldn’t be more excited to come back to the Hill. I spent 2 of the most memorable years of my life here and I hope to use my experience as a guide for the current student-athletes.”

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Reid Acton

Reid Acton is joining The Hill Academy coaching staff and brings with him an extensive lacrosse resume. Reid was a 2x All-American/2x All ECAC and team captain at Loyola University Maryland. During his junior year, Reid led the defence to their first ever Division I National Championship. Before Loyola, Reid graduated from  The Westminster School in Simsbury, CT. Reid grew up in Toronto playing in the Toronto Beaches organization before being traded his final year of Junior A to the  Orangeville Northmen. In 2008, Reid competed on Team Canada for the U19 World Championships and won a silver medal.

Reid was drafted 21st overall in the NLL to the Minnesota Swarm and 26th overall in the MLL to the Hamilton Nationals. Since graduating from Loyola, Reid has worked as a broker in New York City and played the last two seasons with the Florida Launch (MLL).

“It is a great honour to be joining the Hill Academy’s coaching staff. The Hill Academy’s goals and pride in their tradition is everything I have ever dreamed of in a Lacrosse Program and community. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with such talented young men and alongside some of the greatest lacrosse minds in the world.”

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 Luc Magnan

Luc Magnan, a Hill Academy Alumni,  is joining the coaching staff as a recent graduate of Robert Morris University.

During his time at the Hill Academy, Luc helped lead the PG team to win the first ever Newport Cup.

During his career at Robert Morris, Luc was a four year starter, was named to the 2012 North Eastern Conference All-Rookie team, was named to the 2013 North Eastern Conference All-Second team and was named team captain for his senior year.

Luc was recently selected 17th overall in the second round by the NLL’s Toronto Rock. He currently plays in the MSL for the Brampton Excelsiors. He played Jr A lacrosse for the Toronto Beaches and Six Nations Arrows.

“I will be forever grateful for the Hill Academy, and the opportunities the Merrill family gave me. I am excited to be back working with students to achieve their full potential on the field and in the classroom.”

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Kyle Jackson 

Kyle Jackson, a Hill Academy Alumni, is joining the Hill Academy coaching staff as a recent graduate from The University of Michigan. 

During his career at the University of Michigan, he was a 4x Letter Winner and Captain of the Men’s Lacrosse Team during his senior season. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he was selected by the Rochester Knighthawks in the 2016 NLL draft and by the Boston Cannons in the 2016 MLL Supplemental Draft.  

Through all the teams and the accolades during the past couple of years, there is nothing more satisfying than being able to come back to an institution that ultimately helped develop me as both an individual and a Lacrosse player. This is a place that I look back on and am thankful for every single day.


Cameron Mann

Cameron Mann, an alumnus from Jacksonville University enters his first season with the Hill Academy Lacrosse Program. .

During his four year playing career at Jacksonville University, Cameron was a four-time captain as well as a three-time first team all-conference and all-tournament player in the MAAC. Cameron is currently the all-time leader in points, assists and ground balls at Jacksonville.

Upon graduation, Mann coached at many different club and high school programs throughout Jacksonville. He was named the Boy’s Assistant Coach of the Year for North Florida by USA Lacrosse for his work with Ponte Vedra High School. Cameron also spent a year with his alta mata as an assistant coach in 2015/2016.

From the moment I walked into the door at the Hill, it was clear that this school does not only pride itself in creating and developing exceptional athletes but also building men and women of character. I am beyond excited to be apart of their footprint and continue to build on their astounding success.”


Tory Merrill

A graduate from the University of Toronto, where she was a member and captain of both the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Team as well as the Varsity Track and Field team. On the women’s lacrosse team she was a five-time OUA First Team All-Star, and 2005 OUA Rookie of the Year. On the Track and Field Team she was a five-time OUA All-Star, two-time CIS All-Canadian, four time CIS medallist, and Academic All Canadian. In 2005, she represented Team Canada at the Pan American Junior Championships. From 2005-2011, she was a Quest For Gold carded athlete for both Track and Field and Women’s Lacrosse. In 2010, she was the recipient of the prestigious Clara Benson Award at the University of Toronto which awards a female student-athlete for outstanding ability in athletics, scholarship and values interfaculty and community involvement. Tory is currently a member of the Senior Women’s National Team. She will be representing Team Canada in the FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England and the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland this upcoming summer.

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