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Boston Cannons Indoor Lacrosse Report

February 6, 2019
QUINCY, MA (February 6, 2019) With the 2019 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season slowly approaching, the Boston Cannons are continuing to fine-tune their craft during the off-season. Over 10 players are playing indoors during the 2018-2019 season, in leagues such as the National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Boston Box Lacrosse League. We have an update on how our indoor players are doing this season before they take the field outside at Veterans Memorial Stadium in June!

Cannons Midfielder Tim Edwards played a big role in the Defensive Midfield with the Cannons in 2018 and has continued this momentum into the indoor season. The 26-year-old has caused five turnovers and picked up 21 loose balls in six games with the Colorado Mammoth this season. Edwards was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bandits in the fourth round of the 2015 NLL Entry Draft and signed with Colorado as a free agent in 2017. In 36 career games, he has five goals and 10 assists. 

After amassing 133 points in his first two indoor seasons, Cannons Attackman Kyle Jackson is continuing to be an offensive threat in year three with the Rochester Knighthawks. The 25-year-old has 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points in seven games and has three power-play goals and one game-winning goal on the year. Jackson was drafted seventh overall by Rochester in the 2016 draft following a stellar four-year career at the University of Michigan

He hasn’t suited up for the Cannons yet, but rookie Attackman Connor Kearnan is having a solid season with the San Diego Seals in their inaugural season. Drafted 11th overall in the 2018 NLL Draft, the forward has three goals and eight assists in six games and is tied for fourth in rookie scoring. Being a rookie in the professional setting, Kearnan has a great leader on the Seals squad with longtime Cannons Defenseman/LSM Brodie Merrill captaining the Seals for the first time in franchise history. In his 14th NLL season, Merrill has amassed 140 goals and 305 assists in 220 career games. In six games this season, Merrill has two goals and five assists.

Cannons Midfielder Challen Rogers is in his third year with the Toronto Rock and was named Captain for the 2018-2019 season. So far, Rogers has four goals and five assists in seven games, along with 52 loose balls and 10 caused turnovers. He was drafted second overall by the Rock in the 2016 NLL Draft.

Attackman and University of Virginia standout Zed Williams has continued to score goals indoors this season for the Georgia Swarm, much like he did with the Cannons in 2018. He has nine goals and 10 assists through nine games and has already surpassed his point total of eight from last season. Williams, who plays transition for the Swarm, was drafted fourth overall in 2017 after Josh Byrne, Jake Withers, and Zach Currier. 

Locally, Cal Dearth, Kyle Denhoff, Will Jennings, Cody O’Donnell, John Uppgren, Will Walker, and Alex Zomerfeld are all playing in the Boston Box Lacrosse League. Jennings currently leads the league in scoring with 35 goals, Uppgren has 16 goals and 21 assists, and Walker has posted 25 goals and 12 assists. Zomerfeld netted a hat-trick on December 4 in his return to the league. 

The Cannons will open the 2019 season on June 1 against the Ohio Machine at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, MA. Click Here for information regarding tickets. 

*Boston Box Lacrosse statistics were updated as of January 29