|Hometown:||West Sayville, NY|
In his first fall this man has already demonstrated an intrepid approach to competing with seasoned veterans. Dan is a Long Island grinder in one sense, willing to get down and dirty for the tough ground ball. But his game it too polished to simply define him as a worker. He has brought to Brown good speed and a noteworthy shot on the run. Dan’s character tells the staff that he is motivated and willing to do whatever is asked of him. For his freshman year, this means he will focus at the short-stick midfield position. This is not a punishment! There is a great deal of playing time and pressure placed on the men in this role, and Dan is emerging as a man who has the skill and tenacity to fulfill such a responsibility…Secondary School Background: A graduate of Sayville High School where he lettered in lacrosse (4), soccer (3) and wrestling (3)…Two-time soccer captain and captain of lacrosse and wrestling teams as a senior…league Rookie of the Year in lacrosse…registered 183 career points…Team MVP as a senior…All-County as a sophomore and junior…All-American as a senior…Led Suffolk County and Long Island Championship team in scoring as a junior…Also two-time All-league in soccer and wrestling…Suffolk County Principal’s Scholar-Athlete Award recipient…National Honor Society member…Personal: The son of Scott and Kathleen Mellynchuk…Has an older sister, Erin, and an older brother, Scott…Enjoys video games, kayaking and swimming…Undecided on his concentration.