Tom Marechek

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Tom Marechek
Born (1968-08-25) August 25, 1968 (age 55)
Victoria, British Columbia
NLL draft6th overall, 1992
Buffalo Bandits
NLL teams Philadelphia Wings
MLL teams Washington Bayhawks
Former NCAA team Syracuse University
Pro career1994–2007
U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2008
NLL Hall of Fame, 2007

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


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. He was inducted into both the NCAA Hall of Fame [1] and the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame [2] in 2008.

Professional career


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 formerly coached the Friends School of Baltimore's Men's Lacrosse team in Baltimore, Maryland and was 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.


Syracuse University

(a) 10th in NCAA Men's Division I all-time Total Goals



  Regular Season Playoffs


Totals 146399374773698178152346698010



  Regular Season Playoffs
MLL Totals791872822711091991801028192.5


Preceded by NLL Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Charlie Lockwood

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