Men's Lacrosse Recruiting / New Jersey / Boonton, NJ / Boonton High School / Benjamin Melgaard

Benjamin Melgaard '20 Recruiting Profile

Boonton High SchoolBoonton, NJMen's Lacrosse
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ClubJersey Thunder
Height6'0"
Weight175lbs
Age22
Primary PositionLong Stick Midfielders
Secondary PositionDefense
Dominant HandLeft
Total Years Playing Experience8

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Personal Statement

My name is Ben Melgaard and I am a 16-year-old junior at Boonton High School in New Jersey. I started varsity the last two years, playing LSM.   My strengths as a lacrosse player are, I am very aggressive defensively and I enjoy pushing the ball offensively.  I feel that I excel in the transition game.

My goal is to play lacrosse in college. I want to go to a smaller, more rural school that is a good educational fit for me has a campus that is welcoming and has a great lacrosse program. I am interested in pursuing an education in business and technology. I try to be the best person I can be both on the field and in the classroom. I help out in my community by going to the local food bank and I have also helped my youth coach teach basic lacrosse skills to 2nd and 3rd graders. This year I also helped coach our town 6th-7th-grade youth team.  

During the winter I play basketball to help keep me in shape. I started every JV game this past winter. Basketball also helps me with my positioning in lacrosse.

Finally, I enjoy hanging out with my family.   Last summer was especially hard because of my cousin Max, who was diagnosed with cancer at nine months old, passed away on August 11, 2017.   Max has had a big influence on my life.   


Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter
  • 3 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #45
  • Individual Awards
  • 2nd Team NJAC (Northwest Jersey Athletic Conf), 1st Team All-Conference
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #45
  • Individual Awards
  • 2nd Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards
  • missed last 8 games due to fractured ribs, missed
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  •  
    Starter
     - Jersey: #45
  • Individual Awards
  • 2nd Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards
  • 105 GB's, 70+ forced turnovers / take aways, 6 goals 3 assists, Conference Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 1 season
  • 2020 Jersey Thunder (Elite)

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • David Gallucci
  • High School Head Coach
  • Michael Norton
  • Club Coach
  • Alan Geissel

Events

  • Camp/Event
  • FLG in 3D Summer Shootout
  • 7/12/19 to 7/14/19
  • https://3dlacrosse.com/tournaments/national-tournaments/flg-3d-summer-shootout
  • Camp/Event
  • Liberty National Elite Classic
  • 6/29/19 to 6/30/19
  • http://victoryeventseries.com/liberty-national-elite-classic/
  • Camp/Event
  • Adrenalin Summer Invitational
  • 6/26/19 to 6/27/19
  • https://www.adrln.com/event/2019-summer-invitational-pa/
  • Camp/Event
  • FLG Big X Classic
  • 6/22/19 to 6/23/19
  • https://flglacrosse.com/events/flg-big-ten-classic__trashed/
  • Camp/Event
  • Lehigh Laxfest 2
  • 6/16/19 to 6/16/19
  • https://sites.google.com/site/lehighlaxfest/home
  • Camp/Event
  • D3 Lacrosse Showcase
  • 1/21/19 to 1/21/19
  • https://www.d3lacrosseshowcase.com/winter-boys
  • Camp/Event
  • Hoboken Fall Shootout
  • 11/25/18 to 11/25/18
  • http://www.gjpcamps.com/fall-shootout-120/
  • Camp/Event
  • FLG in 3D
  • 11/11/18 to 11/11/18
  • https://3dlacrosse.com/tournaments/national-tournaments/flg-3d-fall-shootout
  • Camp/Event
  • Fall Finale Classic
  • 11/04/18 to 11/04/18
  • https://sites.google.com/site/fallfinaleclassic/
  • Camp/Event
  • Victory Fall Classic
  • 10/28/18 to 10/28/18
  • http://victoryeventseries.com/boys-victory-fall-classic/
  • Camp/Event
  • Trilogy Providence
  • 7/14/18 to 7/15/18
  • Camp/Event
  • Liberty Nationals Elite
  • 7/07/18 to 7/08/18
  • Camp/Event
  • Adrenaline Summer Invitational
  • 6/27/18 to 6/28/18
  • Camp/Event
  • Lehigh Laxfest
  • 6/24/18 to 6/24/18
  • Camp/Event
  • UPLax Fall Session II
  • 11/19/17 to 11/19/17
  • http://uplax.com/?event=fall-2017-shootout-session-ii
  • Camp/Event
  • Inside Lacrosse Fall Invitational - Weekend II
  • 11/12/17 to 11/12/17
  • http://www.insidelacrosse.com/event/recruiting/event/49
  • Camp/Event
  • Fall Finale Classic
  • 11/05/17 to 11/05/17
  • https://sites.google.com/site/fallfinaleclassic/
  • Camp/Event
  • Jersey Shore Challenge
  • 7/15/17 to 7/16/17
  • http://www.jerseyshorechallenge.com/
  • Camp/Event
  • UMass - Mid Summer Classic
  • 7/08/17 to 7/08/17
  • http://www.midsummer-classic.com/Mid-Summer_Classic,_LLC./[email protected]
  • Camp/Event
  • Adrenaline Summer Invitational
  • 6/28/17 to 6/29/17
  • https://www.adrln.com/event/summer-invitational-pa-2/
  • Camp/Event
  • Maverik Showtime Camp
  • 6/25/17 to 6/27/17
  • http://www.showtimelax.com/
  • Camp/Event
  • Lehigh Laxfest
  • 6/18/17 to 6/18/17
  • https://sites.google.com/site/lehighlaxfest/home
  • Camp/Event
  • GFW 60
  • 6/04/17 to 6/04/17
  • https://gfwevents.com/
  • Camp/Event
  • UP-Lax
  • 11/20/16 to 11/20/16
  • http://uplax.com/?event=fall-2016-shootout-week-2&event_date=2016-11-19
  • Camp/Event
  • NXT Nike Philly Freshman Showcase
  • 11/19/16 to 11/19/16
  • http://nxtlacrosse.com/recruiting-events/fall/philly-freshman-showcase/
  • Camp/Event
  • Lehigh King of the Mountain
  • 11/13/16 to 11/13/16
  • http://www.lehighlacrosse.com/king-of-the-mountain/
  • Camp/Event
  • Fall Finale Classic
  • 11/06/16 to 11/06/16
  • https://sites.google.com/site/fallfinaleclassic/
  • Camp/Event
  • Rutgers University Prospect Day
  • 10/16/16 to 10/16/16
  • https://division1experience.com/camp-prospect-day-1.php
  • Camp/Event
  • Villanova Prospect Day
  • 10/15/16 to 10/15/16
  • http://www.villanovalacrossecamp.com/high-school-prospect-clinics.html

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • 2 years
  • Freshman Team
  • 12-3 record 61 pts - 4th on team.
  • Basketball
  • 4 years
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • Regular starter JV Basketball team

Statistics

Statistic2019 Varsity Team2018 Varsity Team2017 Varsity Team
Assists633
Goals1356
Groundballs10367105
Games Played201220
Record12-88-12 14-6

Academics

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High School Information

StateNew Jersey
Phone(973) 335-9700

Academic Accomplishments

Are you in honor classes?
Yes.
Are you in AP/IB classes?
Yes.
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards and Activities

  • AwardsDean's Honor Roll - 2nd MP Junior Year Dean's Honor Roll - 3rd MP Freshman Year Dean's Honor Roll - 2nd MP Freshman Year
  • ActivitiesVolunteer at Community Food Bank of NJ, http://www.cfbnj.org, Volunteer at Boonton Youth Lacrosse Clinic, Volunteer Coach - Boonton Youth Lacrosse 2nd - 8th grade Organized Lax For Max lacrosse game - raised over $3,600 for retinoblastoma research, Key Club

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