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Cannons add five players from 2018 Player Pool

January 29, 2018
Boston, MA (January 29th, 2018) - The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) added to their 2018 roster after selecting eleven players in the 2018 Supplemental Draft a few weeks ago. The Cannons continued to build up their roster when they added five players from the Major League Lacrosse player pool last week. The players picked up are Goalie Cam Bell, Midfielder Charlie Fay, Defense-man Patrick Healy, Midfielder Peter Macartney, and Long-Stick midfielder Cody O’Donnell. These five players will be added to the Cannons 40-man roster in preparation for training camp.

Bell is no stranger to the Cannons organization. He was originally drafted 67th overall by the Cannons in the 2016 Major League Lacrosse draft out of Endicott College, where he saw action in 76 games over his four years with the Gulls. Bell finished his college career with a 9.43 goals against average and a 55.1 save percentage. He has been a mainstay on the Cannons practice squad since being drafted and dressed in his first game in 2017, although he saw no action.

The Cannons drafted Fay 59th overall in the 2017 Collegiate Draft after a fantastic career at Bates College. The midfielder appeared in 57 games for Bates, tallying 167 goals, 39 assists, and 206 points over the four-year span. He did not suit up for any games with the Cannons last season, but Fay will bring size (he’s 6-4 and 215 pounds) and competitiveness to the Cannons midfield for training camp.

Healy, a native of Southborough, Mass. and a graduate of Saint Sebastian’s, went undrafted in 2017 after finishing up his college career at Notre Dame. Healy scooped up 33 groundballs caused eight turnovers in 32 career games with the Irish.

Macartney played his college lacrosse at Syracuse University, either as a long-stick midfielder or a short-stick midfielder. He picked up 126 groundballs in 63 career games and was one of the top defensive midfielders in the country when he was a senior in 2015.

O’Donnell, a long-stick midfielder, was successful on both ends of the field during his time at Bryant University. In 69 career games, he had 22 goals and 7 assists, and picked up 133 groundballs and caused 56 turnovers. A native of Smithfield, Rhode Island, O’Donnell played his high school lacrosse at La Salle Academy in Providence.

These five players will add to the overall depth of the Cannons and spark some competition once training camp begins in March.

For more articles written by Cannons Team Journalist, Matt McGuirk, please click  here.