Boston Cannons Add Seven Players in MLL Suplement DraftDecember 10, 2008 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Boston Cannons
"We went into this draft looking to add some depth at all positions," said Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Bill Daye. "I think we picked up some good players today that will come into training camp and compete for roster spots on our team. We are very excited for the 2009 season."
With the sixth overall selection in the first-round of the Supplemental Draft, the Cannon picked defenseman Reyn Garnett, a 2006 graduate of Georgetown University. The 6-4, 215-pound native of Mount Kisco, New York, capped off his stellar collegiate career by earning Second Team USILA All-American honors and being chosen as one of 25 semifinalists for the Tewaaraton Trophy. A two-time First Team All-ECAC selection, Garnett led a defensive unit that ranked among the top-15 in the nation in scoring defense. Originally selected in the third-round (26th overall) by the New Jersey Pride in the 2006 MLL Collegiate Draft, Garnett finished his career at Georgetown with 157 ground balls, which ranks 14th all-time in school history, and he twice earned All-America honors.
The Cannons selected Justin Porter with their second-round selection (16th overall). A 2007 graduate of Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges, the defensive midfielder played in 30 games from 2004 to 2007 and recorded three goals. A 6-0, 185-pound native of Geneva, New York, Porter appeared in one game with the Rochester Rattlers during the 2008 MLL season.
With their fourth-round selection (36th overall), the Cannons picked midfielder Benjamin Grinnell, a 2005 graduate of Dartmouth College. The 6-2, 205-pound native of Washington, DC, was a three-time First Team All-Ivy and two-time All-American during his collegiate career.
With their fifth-round selection (46th overall), the Cannons chose midfielder Owen Adams, a 2008 graduate of Stony Brook University. The 6-2, 200-pound native of Norwalk, Connecticut, set a career-high with 23 points during his senior season while earning America East All-Conference honors.
The Cannons drafted midfielder Joseph D'Arrigo with their sixth-round (56th overall) selection. The 6-0, 175-pound native of Syracuse, New York, graduated from Syracuse University in 2007.
With their final pick in the seventh-round (66th overall), the Cannons drafted midfielder and face-off specialist Travis Brown. The 5-11, 195-pound native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, graduated from Western New England College in 2008, where he earned USILA Division-III Second Team All-American honors, the highest award ever by a Golden Bears' player. During his senior campaign, Brown won 65.1 percent (216-of-332) of his face-offs and led the team in ground balls (131) while contributing 19 points (14 goals, 5 assists).
In addition, the Cannons added midfielder Thomas Jackson from the League Player Pool. The 5-10, 185-pound native of Worcester, Pennsylvania, is a 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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