Tom Marechek

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

Tom Marechek
Born (1968-08-25) August 25, 1968
Victoria, British Columbia
NationalityCanada
NLL draft6th overall, 1992
Buffalo Bandits
NLL teamsPhiladelphia Wings
MLL teamsWashington Bayhawks
Former NCAA teamSyracuse University
Pro career1994–2007
U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2008
NLL Hall of Fame, 2007

College career

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

NLL

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 Wells Fargo Center. Marechek was inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2012.[3]

Post-professional career

He currently coaches the Friends School of Baltimore's Men's Lacrosse team in Baltimore, Maryland and is the schools Physical Education Teacher. Tom founded and coaches for the Team 42 Lacrosse Club. He is also director of All Pro Lacrosse Club with camps held in Florida, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania and his flagship camp held at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Statistics

Syracuse University

     
SeasonGPGAPtsPPG
198915461965--
199014362662--
199114532376--
19921547855--
Totals58182(a)762584.45
(a) 10th in NCAA Men's Division I all-time Total Goals

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NLL

    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

    Regular Season   Playoffs
SeasonTeamGPG2ptGAPtsLBPIMGPG2ptGAPtsLBPIM
2001Baltimore1439011501752402650
2002Baltimore1429011402042302560.5
2003Baltimore112409332152403780
2004Baltimore1126011372021100101
2005Baltimore1233021541022603901
2006Baltimore7172625100-------
2007Washington101901332111-------
MLL Totals791872822711091991801028192.5

Awards

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

See also

References

  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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