Coach Merrell returns for her second summer with Pure Advantage. She is currently the assistant coach for Aquinas College. Prior to coming to AQ, Merrell served as head coach for the Bandits Traveling Team and Harper Creek High School girl’s lacrosse the past two years. Coach Merrell played collegiate lacrosse for Olivet College, graduating in 2015. While at Olivet, she earned Offensive Player of the Week honors, Second Team All-MIAA twice, and was awarded IWLCA academic honors. She was a four-year captain for the Comets.