Boston Cannons 2010 Draft Recap

Duxbury, MA native and Duke alum, Max Quinzani was the Cannons first pick, #3 over-all


The Boston Cannons made good use of their picks in the 2010 Major League Lacrosse Draft held at Yale University on Sunday, June 6, 2010, adding much talent and youth to the roster with nine new players. Already having a strong defensive core, they mainly focused on offense by selecting four attackmen, four midfielders, and one defenseman.

After Tewaarten Trophy Award winner and unanimous 1st pick Ned Crotty, leader of the NCAA Champion Duke Blue Devils was selected by the Chicago Machine and Johns Hopkins midfielder Michael Kimmel was selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks, the Cannons made a boom with the 3rd pick in the draft selecting hometown hero and Duxbury, MA native Max Quinzani, the other key player in Duke’s 2010 championship run. He is expected to make an immediate impact with the Cannons for the rest of the 2010 season as one of the nation’s most talented and highly touted players from high school all the way through college.

In the second round, the Cannons selected attackmen Steven Boyle from Johns Hopkins with the 12th pick on the draft, quickly followed by another talented attackmen in Jim Connolly out of UMass with the 14th pick in the third round.

In the fourth round, the Cannons made back to back picks at 20 and 21 selecting long stick midfielder Chris Nixon from Georgetown and midfielder Nick Tsouri from Yale. At pick 27 in the fifth round, the Cannons picked their only defensemen of the draft in Ryan Nizolek from the University of Virginia followed by Harvard midfielder Jason Duboe at pick 33 in the sixth round.

In the final rounds of the 2010 MLL draft, the Cannons selected attackmen Kevin Gould from Bentley with pick 39 and completed their draft with midfielder Grant Krebs from Notre Dame with the 45th pick.

The Cannons expect an exciting start for Massachusetts native Quinzani as he begins his Major League Lacrosse career just a few weeks after winning a national title with Duke. Hopefully he and the rest of the Cannons 2010 draft class will be able to deliver a much needed spark of youth and competition after two consecutive road losses following what looked like a promising start to the 2010 season.

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