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Boston Cannons Announce 25-Man Active Roster to Begin the 2016 MLL Season

April 19, 2016
BOSTON, MA – (April 19, 2015)- The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today its 25-man active roster and 6-man practice squad for the start of the 2016 season. Led by returning captains Will Manny and Max Seibald the Cannons will open the 2016 season on the road this Saturday, April 23 against the Charlotte Hounds.

“We are excited about the 2016 Boston Cannons roster,” said Cannons Head Coach Sean Quirk.  “Although we had some very difficult decisions to make after training camp, we believe we have the team that will compete every week. Training camp was very telling in the sense that our roster is comprised of great players, but all great men that have the team mentality first. We look forward to our opening game this week at Charlotte!”

The Cannons will make its return to Harvard Stadium and play its home opener on Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. facing the Atlanta Blaze, a new MLL expansion team.

“We had two very competitive weekends of training camp,” said Cannons General Manager Kevin Barney.  “The coaching staff and players did a great job of making it a healthy competition to both decide roster spots, but to also prepare for game one this Saturday at Charlotte.  We are going to be a fun and entertaining team to watch this season and we are looking forward to playing in front of our fans on April 30.”

The 25-man active roster is highlighted by several key returners from last year in addition to captains Will Manny and Max Seibald . 2015 All-Stars Brent Adams, Craig Bunker, and Chad Weidmaier are all returning along with midfielders Josh Hawkins, Marty Bowes, and the 2015 top goal scorer Davey Emala. Three of last year’s college draft picks, Wells Stanwick, Joe Nardella, and John Glesener, also make their return to the Cannons roster.

Goalie Tyler Fiorito, midfielder Justin Turri, and defensemen Mike Pellegrino and Mason Poli were all off-season trade acquisitions who are on the active roster to start the season.  Three players from the Cannons’ open tryout in March made it on the opening day roster.  Defenseman James Fahey and face-off specialist Peter Vlahakis were both named to the active roster, and attackman Chris Breiner made the practice squad. Veterans   Mitch Belisle, Kevin Buchanan, and Brodie Merrill  will begin the season on the MLL inactive list as they finish their indoor seasons.

The complete 2016 Cannons roster is below:

25-Man Active

Adams, Brent -- Midfielder

Begley, Mike – Midfielder

Bowes, Martin – Midfielder

Bunker, Craig – Faceoff/Midfielder

Emala, Davey – Attackman

Fahey, James – Defenseman

Fiorito, Tyler - Goalie

Fischer, Brian – LSM/Defenseman

Glesener, John – Midfielder

Hawkins, Josh - Midfielder

Manny, Will – Attackman

McWilliams, Scott – Defenseman

Murphy, Jack - Goalie

Nardella, Joe – Faceoff/Midfielder

Pellegrino, Mike – LSM/Defenseman

Poli, Mason -- Defenseman

Rogowski, Greg – Attackman

Runkel, Jack - Goalie

Seibald, Max – Midfielder

Sellers, Andrew - Defenseman

Stanwick, Wells – Attackman

Turri, Justin – Midfielder

Vlahakis, Peter – Faceoff/Midfielder

Wiedmaier, Chad -- Defenseman

Wood, Beau – Attackman

 

Practice Squad

Breiner, Chris – Attackman

Cotter, Harrison – Attackman

Demoulas, T.A. -- Midfielder

Hagarty, Eric – Goalie

Hollenbaugh, Ryan – LSM/Defenseman

Lawton, Sean – Midfielder

 

MLL Inactive

Belisle, Mitch – Defenseman

Buchanan, Kevin – Midfielder

Merrill, Brodie – LSM/Defenseman

Please visit BostonCannons.com/tickets or call (617) 746-9933 for all ticket information and more. 

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