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Alfred Larsson

School

Merrimack

Position
Forward
Major
Mechanical Engineering

Classroom

Merrimack senior Alfred Larsson has been nothing short of a model student over the past three-plus years in North Andover. The holder of a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average after three years, Larsson is currently the president for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Merrimack Student Chapter, where he organizes guest speakers, company visits and fundraisers.

Larsson has been named the Hockey East Top Scholar Athlete three years in a row and is a three-time Hockey East All-Academic Team selection. He also worked as a robotics test intern at Amazon Robotics this past summer.

Character

Larsson has been a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) since his freshman year and has helped organize fundraisers for the Make A Wish foundation, Team IMPACT and the Toys for Tots foundation. Since his freshman year, he also has served as a mathematics peer tutor in the Tutoring and Math Center, where he has been able to give back to the campus community with his knowledge. Larsson and the rest of the Merrimack team also have an ongoing relationship with Team IMPACT partner, Tim Burke.

Community

Larsson has volunteered at New Horizons for Youth, where he tutored elementary and middle school children from low-income families, and he volunteers and skates with local hockey players and fans on some of his off days. He also arranged the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Merrimack Student Chapter’s participation in Relay for Life.

Competition

Larsson has been a staple in the lineup since his arrival on campus. He has played in 82 career games and has been a grinder and an inspiration to his teammates over the years. In addition to his offensive contributions (5 goals, 5 assists), Larsson has also been a regular on the penalty kill and is one of the best faceoff men in the country. As a junior, Larsson finished in the top 20 nationally and third in Hockey East in faceoff percentage. He has helped Merrimack reach the Hockey East Tournament Quarterfinals in two of the past three years, and the team should be primed for their deepest postseason run in recent memory this season.