Boston Cannons star midfielder Paul Rabil has agreed to a one-year contract with Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for the 2011 season. The 2009 MLL MVP, this will be Rabil's fourth season with the league and the Cannons. Also re-signed with the league is 2010 MLL MVP Matt Poskay. Last season, his fifth, Poskay set the all-time Cannons scoring record with 140 goals, as well as the single-season record with 45 on the year.
The Cannons also return a crop of local talent who have signed their one-year agreements with the league. Mike Stone (Wellesley), Patrick Gaffney (Worcester), Jake Beebe (Sudbury) and Jon Hayes (Waltham) will all be fighting for a spot on the 23-man active roster.
A new addition to the Cannons, JJ Morrissey of Winchester has also signed his one-year contract. Following a successful high school and college career at The Governor's Academy and University of Virginia, respectively, Morrissey was drafted into the MLL and played for the Los Angeles Riptide in the 2007 and 2008 seasons. After a few years teaching abroad, Morrissey has returned to the States and is looking forward to continuing his professional career at home in Boston.
The league expects to receive the remainder of player contracts in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to BostonCannons.com for all updates, and get psyched for the 2011 season - we're less than three months from opening day!