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Jamie Merriam

School

West Virginia

Position
Midfielder
Major
Biometric Systems

Classroom

A Biometric Systems major, Merriam enters his senior season with a 3.16 GPA. He was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Second Team, the Academic All-MAC Team and the Academic All-Big 12 At-Large First Team as a junior in 2014.

Character

Merriam’s growth as an individual and a leader has been inspiring to his teammates, coaches and those around him. While he has developed into one of the best attacking players in America, Merriam has made it a priority to make an impact off the field, in the lives of those he connects with daily, and even in the lives of others who he has never met. “Through his venture LXOVES, Merriam has spread a message that inspires others, which speaks volumes to the person he has become,” WVU Coach Marlon LeBlanc said. “It has me excited to see what the future holds for him. It isn’t often that you find someone as determined as they can be to win on the field, who also puts as much energy into achieving something that serves an even greater cause and is for the betterment of all.”

Community

Merriam has been an active member of the community throughout his collegiate career. He has participated in numerous community service projects and spread a positive message to many people in the community. With the groups he and the team have worked with, Merriam’s leadership has helped make a positive impact on those around him.

Competition

Merriam was named to the All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) First Team to cap an impressive junior season. In 2014 he was second on the team in goals (9), points (23) and shots (49) and third in assists (5). In the MAC rankings, Merriam was fourth in points, fifth in goals and 10th in assists. As a sophomore, Merriam played in all 19 games with 15 starts and logged 1,338 minutes. He tied for the team lead and was second in the MAC with seven assists as he notched two goals on the season. In his career, Merriam has played in 52 games in his career with 36 starts and was fourth on the team in minutes played with 1,313 in 2014.