Boston Cannons

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Boston Cannons
Boston Cannons logo.svg
Founded 2001
History Boston Cannons
2001-present
City Boston, Massachusetts
Colors Navy blue, red, silver, white
                   
Local Media Boston Herald, Boston Globe
ESPN2, Comcast, Laxunited, WBCN
Owner(s) Matt Dwyer, Founder/Pres.
General Manager Kevin Barney
Head Coach John Tucker
Steinfeld Cups 1 (2011)
Division Championships 2 (2004, 2005)
Website bostoncannons.com


The Boston Cannons are a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) professional men's field lacrosse team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They have played in the MLL since the 2001 season and won the MLL Championship in 2011. From 2006 to 2008, they were in the Eastern Conference. From the league's inception in 2001 through 2005, they were in the American Division. With the MLL contraction for the 2009 season from 10 to 6 teams (due to the state of the U.S. economy), there is currently only one division/conference.

Franchise History

The Boston Cannons is one of the original six teams of Major League Lacrosse (MLL). MLL was founded by Jake Steinfeld, Dave Morrow, and Tim Robertson. The Boston Cannons Founder and President is Matt Dwyer. From their inaugural season of 2001 through 2003, the Cannons played their home games at Cawley Memorial Stadium in Lowell, Massachusetts. In 2004, they moved to Nickerson Field at Boston University where they played through the 2006 season. In 2007, they moved to Harvard Stadium in Allston, a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts1 which is less than 2 miles from Nickerson Field and also less than 2 miles from the Cannons' main office in Boston, Massachusetts. The Cannons won the MLL Championship for the first time in 2011 after going 9-3 in the regular season. Boston qualified for the MLL playoffs 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Cannons won the 2004 and 2005 American Division championships.

On March 20, 2007, the Cannons completed a trade with the Washington Bayhawks. In the trade, the Cannons gave up Connor Gill and Ryan Curtis and in return they acquired Michael Powell, Ben DeFelice, and a 2008 conditional draft choice.2 After the 2008 season, Powell left lacrosse to pursue a career as a singer with his band "Villains Trust". The Cannons selected Paul Rabil as the first overall pick in the 2008 MLL Draft.

Community involvement

Cannons uniforms.

The Cannons often reach out to the local community, hosting a variety of lacrosse camps and events for local youth. In addition, the Cannons support MetroLacrosse (metrolacrosse.com), their official charity, by arranging scholarships for MetroLacrosse players and donating tickets for each home game to MetroLacrosse players and families. MetroLacrosse also maintains a booth in the Fan Zone for each home game.

General Managers

  • David Gross (2001–2005)
  • Jason Chandler (2006–07)
  • Mark Kastrud (2008-2011)
  • Kevin Barney (2011–present)

Current Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach - John Tucker
  • Assistant Coach - Jim Murphy

All-Time Head Coaches

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Mitch Whitley 2002 14 3 11 .214 1 0 1 .000
2 Scott Hiller 20032005 50 32 18 .640 5 1 4 .200
3 Bill Daye 20062011 72 43 29 .597 6 2 4 .333
4 Steve Duffy 20122013 20 10 10 .500 1 0 1 .000
5 John Tucker 2013- 8 4 4 .500

Roster

2013 Boston Cannons
Number Player's Name Nationality Position Height Weight College
1 P.T. Ricci United States Defense 5-10 195 lbs Loyola
2 Chris Boland United States Attack 5-11 185 lbs Johns Hopkins
3 Pat Heim United States Midfield 5-11 205 lbs Penn St.
5 Jordan Burke United States Goalie 6-1 190 lbs Brown
7 Matt Poskay United States Midfield 6-0 204 lbs Virginia
8 Jake Beebe United States Attack 5-11 180 lbs Springfield
9 Mike Gabel United States Goalie 6-3 205 lbs Vermont
11 Matt Smalley United States Midfield 5-10 180 lbs Hobart
12 Kevin Vaughan United States Midfield 5-9 180 lbs Harvard
14 Ryan Boyle United States Attack 5-11 180 lbs Princeton
16 Kevin DeBenedetto United States Defense 5-10 190 lbs St. Anselm
17 Martin Bowes United States Midfield 6-2 200 lbs Hartford
18 Tom Celentani United States Defense 6-4 210 lbs Massachusetts
23 Ryan Nizolek United States Defense 6-2 217 lbs Virginia
24 Chris Eck United States Midfield 6-0 220 lbs Colgate
25 J.J. Gilbane United States Midfield 5-10 175 lbs Cornell
27 Kevin Buchanan United States Attack 5-11 180 lbs Ohio St.
28 Brent Adams United States Midfield 6-1 165 lbs Fairfield
32 Jon Hayes United States Midfield 6-1 210 lbs Western New England
34 Colin Briggs United States Midfield 6-0 200 lbs Virginia
37 Brian Farrell United States Defense 6-5 240 lbs Maryland
39 Owen Smith Jr. United States Midefield 6-2 215 lbs Bowdoin
41 Mike Stone United States Midfield 5-11 175 lbs Middlebury
43 Ari Sussman United States Attack 5-8 175 lbs Dartmouth
47 Bruce Bickford United States Goalie 5-11 195 lbs Drexel
65 Christopher Mattes United States Midfield 6-2 195 lbs Rutgers
85 Mitch Belisle United States Defense 5-10 195 lbs Cornell
88 Malcolm Chase United States Midfield 6-3 210 lbs Whittier
97 Tyler Brown Canada Midfield 5-5 147 lbs Johns Hopkins
99 Paul Rabil United States Midfield 6-3 210 lbs Johns Hopkins


  • updated 2013-04-22

MLL Award Winners








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