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2018 Boston Cannons Announce High School Rivalry Series Presented by Plymouth Rock Assurance

April 25, 2018 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Boston Cannons News Release

BOSTON, MA (April 25th, 2018) - The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that the team will once again host its High School Rivalry Series presented by Plymouth Rock Assurance before select home games during the 2018 season. The series features match-ups of top high school lacrosse programs in Massachusetts playing before the Cannons take the field for MLL games at Harvard Stadium and Hingham High School.

The High School Rivalry Series presented by Plymouth Rock Assurance was created in 2017 to celebrate the ever-increasing high school lacrosse talent in Massachusetts. The Cannons will host four high school games during the 2018 season, the first being on May 5 at 3:30 pm at Harvard Stadium prior to the Cannons home opener against the Dallas Rattlers at 6:00 pm.

The first game for the High School Rivalry Series will feature Catholic Memorial vs. Malden Catholic. Their first meeting of the season was a tight game throughout, as Malden Catholic took home the win with a score of 11-8.

"This is a very unique and special opportunity for our kids and our school community as a whole," said Craig Najarian, Director of Athletics for Catholic Memorial School. "We feel very fortunate and thankful to be building a partnership with the Boston Cannons and to have the opportunity to play in historic Harvard Stadium."

This match-up will feature Catholic Memorial senior goalie Matt Freitas, who lost his right leg in a car accident over five years ago and has defied the odds to return to the lacrosse field after surgeries and a prosthetic leg.

On May 12 at 3:00 pm, The Governor's Academy will be the home team as they take on St. Sebastian's School before a Cannons game for the second consecutive year. During last season's High School Rivalry Series match-up, the game was tight to the very end as St. Sebastian School took home the victory over The Governor's Academy 15-12. Both teams play in the Independent School League, the largest and most competitive prep school lacrosse league in New England. The Governor's Academy continues to maintain a place among the top school programs in New England, while the St. Sebastian School lacrosse program has grown into a top contender in the ISL.

For the final matchups in the High School Rivalry Series presented by Plymouth Rock Assurance, Hingham High School Girls and Boys Lacrosse will take on rival schools prior to the Cannons facing the Chesapeake Bayhawks at 6:00 pm kick-off the Cannons in Your Community initiative, bringing Major League Lacrosse action into Greater Boston towns. Starting at 12:00 pm, the Hingham High School girls team will play Braintree High School followed by the boys playing Needham High School in a MIAA East matchup. The Hingham girls team is currently ranked #22 in the Boston Herald Eastern MA Top 25, Poll while the boys are ranked #1 with an 8-0 record. The Hingham Boys are coming off a Division II State Championship in 2017.

For High School games at Harvard Stadium, fans can purchase a "High School Rivalry Series" presented by Plymouth Rock Assurance General Admission ticket plus a Cannons Gold Section ticket for just $30.00. General Admission tickets for just the High School games with no admission to the Cannons game can be purchased $15.00. High School Games being played at Hingham High School are FREE for fans to attend. Visit for more details.

The Boston Cannons continue their 18th season of Major League Lacrosse, as they go on to take the Blaze in Atlanta on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm. You can watch this game LIVE on OR on the Lax Sports Network App. For more information, please visit

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