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Philadelphia Wings Dawson and Merrill named NLL players of the week

Wednesday, 15th February 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 2/15/12
From Press Release

Philadelphia Wings forward Dan Dawson was named Offensive Player of the Week for week six, while Wings Captain Brodie Merrill was recognized as Transition Player of the Week, the National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced today.

Dawson tallied a season-high nine assists and added a goal and in Sunday’s 14-13 victory over the Buffalo Bandits, including an assist on Drew Westervelt’s game-clinching goal late in the fourth quarter. Dawson currently leads the NLL in assists with 27, averaging more than five assists per contest.

Merrill set a season high with five points on Sunday, scoring a hat trick and adding two assists, while also leading the Wings with 10 loose balls recovered. Merrill is currently ranked third in the NLL with 50 loose balls recovered on the season.

Merrill and Dawson will both represent the East Division at the NLL All-Star Game February 25 in Buffalo. Merrill was voted in as a starter on the team and Dawson was named an East reserve last week.

The Wings return to action in a road matchup versus the Toronto Rock Saturday at 7 p.m. The team will return home to Wells Fargo Center against the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday March 3 at 7 p.m.

Tickets to all Wings home games can be purchased at or by phone at 215-389-WING.

The Philadelphia Wings are owned and operated by Philadelphia Wings L.P., whose principal owners are Russ Cline, Chris Fritz and Michael French. Comcast-Spectacor serves as the marketing, promotional, advertising, sponsorship and publicity arm of the Wings.


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