Hill Academy Lacrosse
"The objective of Hill Lacrosse is to develop the individual both athletically as a lacrosse player and personally as a growing and maturing student-athlete." ~Brodie Merrill, Athletic Director
The Hill provides a unique and dynamic lacrosse experience by implementing a progressive development plan, combined with a lacrosse specific strength and conditioning program, and participation in high caliber game play.
Hill Lacrosse players are mentored by some of the top leaders in the game. Hill Coaches walk alongside our players through their experience at The Hill providing direction and mentorship. The ultimate goal of The Hill Lacrosse program is to help our players become well equipped for the demands of the next level.
Currently The Hill Academy has alumni attending and thriving at Canadian Universities as well as American NCAA Colleges at the Division I, II, and III levels. The Hill Academy Coaching Staff collaborates with the students, parents, teachers, and guidance department to find the best post secondary fit for every student-athlete.
#1 Girl’s Lacrosse Program in Canada
#1 Boy’s Lacrosse Program in Canada
8 High School Under Armour All Americans
Consistently ranked one of the top Boy’s and Girl’s lacrosse programs in North America
100+ NCAA Captains
45+ All Americans
2 x Geico National High School Lacrosse Champions
#1 High School Boys Lacrosse Team in 2016.
25 Alumni named to Canada’s National Men’s Team
18 Alumni named to Canada’s National Women’s Team
Next Level Alumni Placement
University of Albany
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
High Point University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland
U Mass Amherst
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
Ohio State University
Penn State University
University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland
University of Richmond
University of Southern California
Towson UniversityTufts University
University of Utah
Girls Varsity Lacrosse (Grades 9-PG)
The Girls Lacrosse team is a full school year long program for girls from grades 9 through Post Graduate. The main focuses for this program are development, competition, placement and preparation. The team practices and plays throughout the entire academic calendar and has a very competitive schedule in High School lacrosse helping our players transition to playing collegiate lacrosse or lacrosse on the world stage. Alongside our lacrosse program, our strength and conditioning team puts together optimal workout plans to holistically develop the physical aspects of our female student-athletes. The girls team participates in tournaments in the Fall and games throughout the Spring. The opportunity to explore post secondary institutions and become well versed in the recruitment process is a key piece of our program.
Junior School Competitive Lacrosse (Grades 7-8)
The junior school competitive lacrosse program gives our grade 7-8 student-athletes the chance to incorporate competitive level lacrosse development into their school days and do-away with various skills programs after school hours. The Junior School team participates in tournaments, games, and special events throughout the school year.
Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse (Grades 9-10)
With a limited roster, our JV competitive lacrosse program gives our grade 9-10 student-athletes the chance to incorporate competitive level lacrosse training and exposure into their school days and do-away with various skills programs after school hours. Alongside our lacrosse program, our strength and conditioning team puts together extensive workout plans to develop the physical aspects for our student-athletes at the appropriate rates. The JV team participates in tournaments, games, a weekend travel schedule, and special events throughout the school year. The opportunity to explore post secondary institutions and become well versed in the recruitment process is a key piece of our program.
Boys Varsity Lacrosse (Grade 11)
With a limited roster, our Varsity competitive lacrosse program gives our grade 11 student-athletes the chance to incorporate competitive level lacrosse training and exposure into their school days and do-away with various skills programs after school hours. Alongside our lacrosse program, our strength and conditioning team puts together extensive workout plans to develop the physical aspects for our student-athletes at the appropriate rates. The Varsity team participates in tournaments, games, a weekend travel schedule, and special events throughout the school year. The opportunity to explore post secondary institutions and become well versed in the recruitment process is a key piece of our program.
Boys Prep Lacrosse (Grades 12/PG)
The Boys Prep lacrosse team has a long track record of being amongst the top Prep and High Schools in across North America. The team practices and plays throughout the entire academic calendar and has one of the most competitive schedules in Prep and High School lacrosse helping our players transition to playing collegiate lacrosse. Alongside our lacrosse program, our strength and conditioning team puts together extensive workout plans to develop the physical aspects for our student-athletes at the appropriate rates. The Prep team participates in tournaments, games, a weekend travel schedule, and special events throughout the school year. The opportunity to explore post secondary institutions and become well versed in the recruitment process is a key piece of our program.
Brodie Merrill is one of the most decorated lacrosse players in the world. He 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 17+ 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, 2010, and 2017 NLL Transition Player of the Year; All-Star status in all 6 NLL seasons; and All-Star status in all 7 MLL seasons.
Brodie currently plays for the PLL Cannons Lacrosse Club and the NLL’s San Diego Seals. Brodie has also won two Mann Cup Championships, 2 Golds and 2 Silver Medals 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 and recently was the Head Coach of Team Canada's Gold Medal winning Sixes National team.
Brodie is the Director of Athletics at the Hill Academy and also serves as the Head Coach of the Prep Team which is highly regarded as one of the top Lacrosse programs in North America & is also the school's Athletic Director
Head Coach - Girls Lacrosse
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 points and being ranked 8th nationally in assists per game.
Carly was a member of the 2015 U19 Team Canada coaching staff that made history winning Gold at the World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Assistant Coach - Girls Lacrosse
Tory is 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 medalist, and Academic All Canadian.
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 was also a member of the Senior Women’s National Team. She represented Team Canada in the 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England and the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, earning two silver medals.
Head Coach - Junior School
Jeff Teat is a graduate of Cornell University where he was the number one recruit in his class having played 5 seasons at The Hill Academy.
Jeff's lacrosse resume is long and impressive ranging from Tewaaraton Trophy Nominee multiple times, First Team All-American, First Team All-Ivy, MVP, Junior A First Team All Star and the list goes on.
Jeff has played for Team Canada and was selected first overall in both the NLL and PLL/MLL drafts. He currently plays for the Atlas Lacrosse Club in the PLL and the New York Riptide in the NLL as well as on the Canadian World Sixes Team.
Jeff is excited to work with our youngest players and guide them through their years to reach their highest level of achievement.
Defensive Coordinator Boys Prep
Luc Magnan, a Hill Academy Alumni, joined the Hill teaching & coaching staff after graduating from Robert Morris University.
During his time at the Hill Academy, Luc helped lead the PG team to win the first ever Newport Cup. While 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 selected 17th overall in the second round by the NLL’s Toronto Rock and is a current member of the Halifax Thunderbirds.
Offensive Coordinator Boys Prep
Riley Thompson earned his Bachelor of Arts at Princeton University with a major in Psychology. He was a four-year starter and Senior captain for the Princeton Men’s Lacrosse team.
For the past 4 years Riley has worked at private high schools in the U.S. in various teaching, coaching and guidance roles. He is in his second year working at the Hill as the Director of Guidance, teacher for the PG Leadership course, and Offensive Coordinator for the Boy’s Prep Lacrosse team.
Head Coach Boys Varsity
Graeme Hossack has quickly emerged as one of the top players in the game of lacrosse.
Graeme has competed on several national teams, most recently winning a gold medal with the Team Canada National Indoor Team, and a silver medal with Team Canada National Field Lacrosse Team, where he earned all world honours in both tournaments.
Graeme currently plays in the National Lacrosse League for the Halifax Thunderbirds where he is a 3x NLL Defensive Player of the Year and in the PLL with the Archers Lacrosse Club.
Graeme attended Lindenwood University where he was a 3x Academic All Conference, a first team all American (first in program history), and one of the most decorated D2 players of all time.
Assistant Coach Boys Varsity
Chris Willman is a graduate of Hobart College and a Hill Academy alumni. He currently plays for the Rochester Knighthawks of the NLL. During Chris’ time at Hobart he was awarded the team’s Rookie of the Year award and during his senior year was named a team Captain and awarded the C.R.A.G award for outstanding defensive player.
After graduating from Hobart, Chris went on to be a Graduate Assistant Coach at Merrimack College where he was able to win a Division II National Championship. During his second year at Merrimack, he helped the program transition from Division II to Division I.