NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Freshman Zach Miller (Hill Academy, Ontario, Canada) Is The “Total Package”, A Left-Handed Swingman Who “Can Play Attack, Middie And Take A Few Faceoffs”


Denver Men's Lacrosse LogoDenver coach Bill Tierney speaks about the expectations for Zach Miller in simple terms: “You can bet when the starting lineup is announced, Zach Miller will be in it.”

Denver Men's Lacrosse Freshmand Attacker Zach Miller 2013

Zach Miller is the total package, said Denver coach Bill Tierney.
Photo by © John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com for Lacrosse Magazine

Miller is that special, the total package, Tierney said. The left-handed swingman could play attack, midfield and take a few faceoffs in his freshman year.

Miller is the latest product of the pipeline of future Division I stars developed at Brodie Merrill’s Hill Academy in Ontario, Canada. Merrill called Miller a complete player and a unique recruit. He played attack his freshman year, then was a two-way midfielder before returning to attack for his senior season. The Hill went 18-4 this season, with victories over power programs like Calvert Hall (Md.), Gonzaga (D.C.) and Landon (Md.).

“He was kind of something that we never had before,” Merrill said, “an X attackman who could control the play and really attack defensemen. He would either score unassisted goals, or draw a lot of attention and pick you apart with his feeding ability.”

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Originally from Allegheny, N.Y., just outside Buffalo, Miller played for the 2012 Iroquois Nationals under-19 team. Credit Denver assistant Matt Brown for spotting and landing Miller.

Denver needs to replace the production of departed attackman Eric Law and midfielder Cam Flint, and could use help on faceoffs after stalwart Chase Carraro graduated.

Miller can help everywhere.

“He does everything,” Tierney said. “He can face off, he can play midfield, he can feed, he can finish on the inside, he can play attack, he can play behind, he can shoot. This kid has it all.”

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/genrel/2013_freshman_15s_college_freshman_lacrosse_players_to_watch

2 responses to “NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Freshman Zach Miller (Hill Academy, Ontario, Canada) Is The “Total Package”, A Left-Handed Swingman Who “Can Play Attack, Middie And Take A Few Faceoffs”

  1. The boy really is amazing to watch. The way he moves on the field appears effortless yet you know he’s worked hard to become the player he is. The coach is right, “this kid has it all” and I’m sure zach vvvknows hes one of the best, he remains humble

  2. I played in a minor’s league with him and Zed Williams (U of Va.) Both awesome guys to talk and play with.

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