|Hometown:||West Sayville, NY|
What a difference a year can make. No longer carrying the high school hero chip on his shoulder, Dan is all business as a sophomore. The change in his mental and physical preparation is dramatic, and the results are obvious. Dan is being asked to take on several roles for us, both as a defensive midfielder and as a face-off man. Now that his fitness matches his skill and ability, Dan is making significant advancements in his playing time and dependability. His maturation has been wonderful for all of us who are witnessing it happen before our eyes…2011: Played in 10 games for the Bears…Picked-up four ground balls, including two against St. Joseph’s…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.