BOSTON, MA — The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today their 25-man active roster and 6-man practice squad for the start of the 2017 season. Led by returning captains Will Manny and Max Seibald the Cannons will open the 2017 season on the road this Sunday, April 23 against the Florida Launch.
In addition to Manny and Seibald, 2017 captains also include midfielders Josh Hawkins and Justin Turri. Manny and Seibald are returning for their 3rd year as captains while Hawkins and Turri are both first time captains.
“The coaching staff was extremely pleased with our two weeks of training camp,” said Cannons Head Coach Sean Quirk. “We believe that a lot of continuity was built early on, both on and off the field. We progressed extremely well with getting our systems into place during training camp to prepare for game 1 and the 2017 season.”
The Cannons will make their return to Harvard Stadium for the 2017 home opener on Saturday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. against the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
“We had a very competitive training camp that left the coaches and I with some tough decisions, but we are thrilled with the team we have built this off-season,” said Cannons GM Kevin Barney. “We have a great group of veterans, along with first and second year players that are ready to compete starting on April 23.”
The 25-man active roster is highlighted by several key returners including four of the teams’ top five point scorers from last season in Will Manny, Davey Emala, Justin Turri and Max Seibald. Seibald, Manny, Josh Hawkins, and Tyler Fiorito were 2016 All-Stars.
The Cannons bolstered their roster in the off-season acquiring 2016 NCAA Defensive Player of the Year Matt Landis and 2016 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Rob Haus in a trade with Florida. Veteran midfielder David Earl was acquired in a trade with Charlotte and attackman Scott Bieda and midfielder Alex Zomerfeld were Supplemental Draft picks to make the active roster.
Veterans Mitch Belisle, Kevin Buchanan, and Brodie Merrill will begin the season on the MLL inactive list as they finish their indoor seasons.
“The staff is very confident in the selection process and the roster that we are announcing today heading into our 2017 campaign. Our belief heading into this season with our organization is ‘OneTeamOneGoal.’ We could not be more excited to head into our opening game with a group of men that want to win and be a part of something special this season,” Coach Quirk stated.
The complete 2017 Cannons roster is below:
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