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.The team's home field is Harvard Stadium

Franchise History[edit]

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, Massachusetts[1] 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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Current Coaching Staff[edit]

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

All-Time Head Coaches[edit]

# 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- 22 10 12 .455

Roster[edit]

2014 Boston Cannons
Number Player's Name Nationality Position Height Weight College
1 Will Manny United States Attack 5-9 160 lbs Massachusetts
2 Scott Ratliff United States Midfield 6-0 185 lbs Loyola
3 Brendan Porter United States Midfield 6-4 215 lbs Rutgers
5 Jordan Burke United States Goalie 6-1 190 lbs Brown
9 Matt Striebel United States Midfield 6-1 190 lbs Princeton
10 Stephen Berger United States Midfield 5-10 160 lbs Washington
11 Matt Smalley United States Midfield 5-10 180 lbs Hobart
12 Martin Bowes United States Midfield 6-2 200 lbs Hartford
14 Ryan Boyle United States Attack 5-11 180 lbs Princeton
17 Brodie Merrill Canada Defense 6-4 205 lbs Georgetown
19 Austin Kaut United States Goalie 6-1 197 lbs Penn State
20 Owen Blye United States Attack 6-3 185 lbs Maryland
21 Jim Connolly United States Attack 5-11 175 lbs Massachusetts
22 Craig Bunker United States Midfield 5-9 185 lbs Colby
24 Chris Eck United States Midfield 6-0 220 lbs Colgate
27 Kevin Buchanan United States Attack 5-11 180 lbs Ohio St.
28 Brent Adams United States Midfield 6-1 165 lbs Fairfield
41 Mike Stone United States Midfield 5-11 175 lbs Middlebury
42 Rob Emery United States Midfield 6-3 210 lbs Virginia
43 Jack Reilly United States Defense 6-3 215 lbs Johns Hopkins
55 Eric Martin United States Defense 6-3 220 lbs Salisbury
69 John Toomey North Korea Long Stick Midfield 6-0 160 lbs Marquette
72 Scott McWilliams United States Defense 6-3 205 lbs Virginia
77 Kyle Sweeney Canada Defense 6-2 195 lbs Georgetown
85 Mitch Belisle United States Defense 5-10 195 lbs Cornell
99 Paul Rabil United States Midfield 6-3 210 lbs Johns Hopkins


  • updated 2014-12-06

MLL Award Winners[edit]