Tom Marechek

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Tom Marechek
— Lacrosse player —
Born August 25, 1968
Victoria, British Columbia
Former NCAA team Syracuse University
Former NLL teams Philadelphia Wings
Former MLL teams Washington Bayhawks
Nationality Canada
Pro career 1994–2007
NLL Hall of Fame, 2007

Tom "Hollywood" Marechek (born August 25, 1968 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a retired professional lacrosse player.

College career[edit]

Marechek played college lacrosse at Syracuse University where he teamed with Paul and Gary Gait to form one of the great college lacrosse squads in history, winning national title games in 1989 and 1990. Marechek is the fifth leading college goal scorers in lacrosse history with 182 goals, a four-time All-American, three-time first-team All-American pick, had 76 assists and 258 career points, scored 53 goals during his junior season to lead NCAA Division I, and set a Syracuse freshman record by scoring 46 goals on just 82 shots (56.1 per cent). He is well known for scoring shots behind his back, and has been rumored to have scored more this way than normal. He was inducted into both the NCAA Hall of Fame[1] and the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame[2] in 2008.

Professional career[edit]

NLL[edit]

He also played indoor lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League, where he played 12 seasons with the Philadelphia Wings. He retired from the NLL after the 2005 season. His number 42 was retired by the Wings and now hangs from the rafters at the Wachovia Center. On February 16, 2007, Marechek was inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame.[3]

Post-Professional career[edit]

He currently coaches the Friends School of Baltimore's boys' varsity lacrosse team in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also director of a successful Instructional Lacrosse camp AllPro held at Goucher College.

Statistics[edit]

Syracuse University[edit]

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
1989 15 46 19 65 --
1990 14 36 26 62 --
1991 14 53 23 76 --
1992 15 47 8 55 --
Totals 58 182(a) 76 258 4.45
(b) 8th in NCAA Men's Division I all-time Total Goals

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NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
1994 Philadelphia 7 14 19 33 32 8 2 2 6 8 4 2
1995 Philadelphia 8 17 18 35 42 10 2 4 5 9 7 0
1996 Philadelphia 10 27 28 55 61 8 2 1 11 12 16 2
1997 Philadelphia 10 28 22 50 65 19 1 2 4 6 2 0
1998 Philadelphia 12 31 30 61 50 12 3 6 11 17 19 0
1999 Philadelphia 12 39 19 58 50 34 1 0 2 2 4 0
2000 Philadelphia 12 41 26 67 71 18 1 2 2 4 7 0
2001 Philadelphia 13 48 31 79 62 14 2 5 2 7 14 6
2002 Philadelphia 16 45 53 98 87 20 1 1 3 4 7 0
2003 Philadelphia 15 42 45 87 58 8 -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 Philadelphia 15 27 43 70 51 15 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 Philadelphia 16 40 40 80 69 12 -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals   146 399 374 773 698 178 15 23 46 69 80 10

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MLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM
2001 Baltimore 14 39 0 11 50 17 5 2 4 0 2 6 5 0
2002 Baltimore 14 29 0 11 40 20 4 2 3 0 2 5 6 0.5
2003 Baltimore 11 24 0 9 33 21 5 2 4 0 3 7 8 0
2004 Baltimore 11 26 0 11 37 20 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
2005 Baltimore 12 33 0 21 54 10 2 2 6 0 3 9 0 1
2006 Baltimore 7 17 2 6 25 10 0 - - - - - - -
2007 Washington 10 19 0 13 32 11 1 - - - - - - -
MLL Totals 79 187 2 82 271 109 19 9 18 0 10 28 19 2.5

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Derek Keenan
(1992)
NLL Rookie of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
Charlie Lockwood

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Hall of Fame Class of 2008". Laxpower. 
  2. ^ "Marechek Inducted into US Lax Hall of Fame". NLL.com. November 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  3. ^ "NLL Inducts Second Class to Hall of Fame". NLL.com. February 16, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-18. 

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