By Katherine Donnelly | 4/21/14 12:00 AM
BOSTON CANNONS ANNOUNCE 2014 ROSTER
Cannons open the season this Sunday at home against the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks
BOSTON, MA – April 21, 2014- The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, today announced their 25-man active roster and 6-man practice squad for the start of the 2014 season, according to Cannons General Manager Kevin Barney.
“We had a strong couple of weeks of training camp,” said Cannons Head Coach John Tucker. “From veterans and guys acquired in off-season trades, to new players it was a competitive camp at all positions. I am excited about our roster and look forward to opening day on April 27.”
The Cannons open the 2014 season at Harvard Stadium this Sunday, April 27 at 1:00pm against the defending MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks. The Cannons split the 2013 season series with the Bayhawks 1-1, with both teams winning OT thrillers at their respective home fields.
The 25-man active roster is highlighted by veterans Mitch Belisle, Ryan Boyle, Kevin Buchanan, Chris Eck and Paul Rabil, all of whom have made the Team USA 30-man roster for the 2014 World Championships. Will Manny and Scott Ratliff lead the group of second year players on the active roster.
Off-season trade additions Brodie Merrill, Martin Cahill, Owen Blye, Will Mangan and Diogo Godoi are all on the 25-man active roster. Merrill is a six time MLL Defensive Player of the Year. The Cannons 1st Round Supplemental Draft pick Jack Rice is one of five attackmen on the active roster to start the season.
The complete 2014 Cannons roster is below.
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2014 BOSTON CANNONS ACTIVE ROSTER: