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2013 Supplemental Draft: Returning Players

12/19/12 11:32 AM

2013 Supplemental Draft: Returning Players


JJ Gilbane

JJ was born in Rumford, Rhode Island. A midfielder, he stands 5’ 10” and weighs 175 pounds.  He was acquired by the Boston Cannons in 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft.  JJ played lacrosse for Cornell University and during his senior year he played 13 games scoring 10 goals and 1 assist.  JJ was picked in the 5th round and 40th overall.

Q + A:

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

“In 2013, I am excited for the opportunity to fight for an MLL championship. I know everyone involved with the Cannons has the same goal in mind, and I am anxious to work among my brothers to achieve that goal.”

What’s the hardest thing about playing in the MLL?

“The hardest thing about playing in the MLL, in my opinion, is having to leave my teammates on Sunday. Unfortunately, we all have different lives and reside in different places, so we have to go our separate ways. If it was up to me, we would all live in a big frat house and never leave one another's side. It could be a great way to build team camaraderie.”

 

Ryan Nizolek

Ryan was born on January 25, 1988 and is from Madison, Connecticut. He plays defense and is 6’ 2” and 210 pounds.  Ryan was one of the strongest athletes in the Virginia Cavaliers program. He has a very good stick and is expected to get on the field early as a longstick midfielder, faceoff wing or on close defense. He played for the cannons in 2011 and scooped 5 ground balls. Ryan was picked in the 4th round and 30th overall.

Q + A:

How would you describe your experience so far with the Cannons? What’s been the best part?

“My experience with the Cannons to date has been a good one so far.  I was originally drafted in 2010. 2011 and 2012 have been the only years where I played in games, and I am looking forward to a great 2013 season.”

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

“In 2013, I look forward to returning to a heavily veteran team that is for the most part still intact from our championship team from 2011, as well as meeting all of the new faces. The core group of guys that have been around the team for the past few years are incredible both on and off the field and I look forward to working with them towards another title.”

What’s the hardest thing about playing in the MLL?

“The hardest thing about playing in the MLL is not being able to play every day.”

 

Eric Hagarty

 Eric was born on October 13, 1986, and is from Sudbury, Massachusetts. The former Lincoln-Sudbury great was highly awarded over the course of his four-year career at Endicott College.  He accumulated numerous regional and national collegiate awards, including CCC Defensive Player of the Year. Eric Hagarty plays goalie for the Boston Cannons now. Eric went in the 12th round, 94th overall. Eric is our back-up goalie and dressed for one game last year.

Q + A:

How would you describe your experience so far with the Cannons? What’s been the best part?

“Awesome! I was a Cannons fan when the team first started and played at Cawley Stadium in Lowell. The best part so far has been the ability to stay competitive within a sport I love. “

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

“I am excited for training camp!”

What’s the hardest thing about playing in the MLL?

“The speed of the game and quality of the players is the most difficult aspect. Being a goalie, Almost every player (JJ Gilbane excluded) has a great shot and is a great athlete. “

 

Martin Bowes

Martin is 6’ 2” tall and weighs close to 200 pounds.  Marty was a midfielder at Hartford University.  He is originally from Quincy, Massachusetts and majored in Civic Engineering at Hartford.  During Marty’s junior season in 2011, he came off the bench to see playing time in all 18 games.  Marty had a spectacular season for the Hartford Hawks, accumulating a career-best 33 points, fifth-most on the team, on 20 goals and 13 assists.  Marty had a total of nine multi-goal games and his first collegiate hat trick in the Hawks’ 11-10 defeat of #13 Stony Brook in the America East Championship game.  He was picked 6th round number 44 overall. 

Q and A:

How would you describe your experience so far with the Cannons? What’s been the best part?

“So far my experience with the cannons has been humbling and exciting. What I like the most is being able to play against and with some of the best in the world.”

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

“I'm looking forward to earning an opportunity to suit up and play in 2013.”

What’s the hardest thing about playing in the MLL?

“For a guy that hasn't played yet, the hardest part about the MLL finding a game day roster spot.”

 

Patrick Gaffney

Patrick, Worcester, Massachusetts, was born on September 6, 1985, and played defense for Endicott College. Pat is 6’ 3” and is 200 pounds.  At Endicott, he was a USILA All-American his senior year, 4-time All-Commonwealth Coast Conference First Team selection, 2-time All-New England Selection, and 2007 Commonwealth Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year.  Patrick has played for the Boston Cannons since 2010. Patrick played in three games for the Cannons in 2012, in which he scooped 7 ground balls. Patrick was picked in the 9th round and 70th overall.

How would you describe your experience so far with the Cannons? What’s been the best part?

It has been a great experience to be part of the Cannons organization. The best part has been playing with the best players in the country and pushing myself to compete at the highest level.

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

I am looking forward to competing at the highest level possible and playing in more games than I did last season.

What’s the hardest thing about playing in the MLL?

The hardest part of playing in the MLL is juggling a full time job along with the demands of your team.

 



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