Megill is majoring in Accounting in the prestigious Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. He owns a 2.7 cumulative GPA and will earn his bachelor’s degree in May 2013. Megill was named to the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (min. 3.0 GPA) in the spring of 2011 and was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2010-11. Brian aspires to work at a global financial organization upon graduation and coach lacrosse in an effort to give back to the sport.
Megill is a senior co-captain for the Orange. It’s the second straight season he’s been voted captain by his teammates. In that role, he is responsible for helping organize team activities and leading the team in pre-practice runs and conditioning. In addition, he serves as a liaison between the coaching staff and players regarding team issues. He has also tutored team members and organized team events to develop camaraderie amongst the group.
Megill spends an extensive amount of time volunteering to help those in need. He is a member of the Union County (N.J.) Habitat for Humanity, a Christian housing ministry that helps build or repair affordable houses for families in need of shelter. In 2010, Megill and his Syracuse lacrosse teammates partnered with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to adopt Jack Tweedy, a boy who suffers from a pediatric brain tumor. With the help of the foundation, Megill and other team members formed a relationship with Jack and his family in hopes of improving their quality of life. Jack attended practices and was on the sidelines for games. Megill and his teammates kept in touch with Jack through postings on his Web site. Megill also visited Split Rock Elementary School in Camillus, N.Y. in the fall of 2012 to read books to children and participate in a question and answer session.
A starter on close defense since joining the Orange as a freshman in 2010, Megill was a USILA Second Team All-American in 2012 and he is a preseason first-team All-American this year. Megill was also named the 2013 BIG EAST co-Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in January after earning unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team honors last season and All-BIG EAST Second Team plaudits in 2011. Megill was a key member of an Orange unit that led the NCAA in scoring defense (7.4 goals per game) in 2010, and ranked third nationally in scoring defense (6.94 goals per game) in 2011. Last season, Megill ranked fifth nationally in caused turnovers per game (2.2) and set the SU single-season record with 37 caused turnovers. For his career, Megill is the Orange’s all-time leader with 78 caused turnovers in 49 games. He also has 135 career ground balls, including a team-high 62 in 2012. Offensively, he’s contributed one goal and two assists during his career.