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Minutemen In Major League Lacrosse (2015 Season Wrap-Up)

The 2015 Major League Lacrosse season concluded with the championship game at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga., Saturday, Aug. 8. A group of UMass men's lacrosse alumni competed or coaches in the league during 2015. Below is a short overview of how each performed.

Jim Connolly - Had three goals and an assist for four points during two games played with the Boston Cannons ... Now owns 37 career goals with seven assists for 44 points in 25 games played.

Brett Garber - Florida Launch & Boston Cannons Attackman: Spent time on the rosters of the Florida Launch and Boston Cannons in 2015 but did not make an appearance ... Currently owns 43 points (26 goals, 14 assists) during 44 appearances since the 2007 MLL season.

Diogo Godoi - Boston Cannons Close Defenseman: Spent time on the Boston Cannons roster but did not make an appearance in 2015 ... Owns 29 career games played, during which he has picked up 36 groundballs.

Ryan Hollenbaugh - Boston Cannons Close Defenseman: Saw action in four games for the Boston Cannons but did not record statistics.

Ryan Izzo - Ohio Short-Stick Defensive Midfielder: Spent the season on the collegiate inactive list and did not make an appearance for the Machine.

Will Manny - Boston Cannons Attackman: Tied for the 10th-most points across MLL with 44 on 28 goals (one two-pointer) and 15 assists in 12 appearances ... Assisted Boston in reaching the 2015 MLL playoffs, where the team fell to eventual-champion New York in the semifinals ... Owns 126 career points (78 goals, 47 assists) over three completed professional seasons.

Jack Reid - Boston Cannons Close Defenseman: Started the season with the Boston Cannons but did not make an appearance ... Has 157 groundballs with 13 points (eight goals, five assists) over 92 career appearances.

Kyle Smith - Boston Cannons Attackman: Made one appearance in 2015 but did not record statistics.

Tim Soudan - Rochester Rattlers Head Coach: Led his team to an 8-6 regular season finish and an appearance in the 2015 MLL Championship Game. Soudan guided the team to wins in four of its final five games entering the championship appearance, including a 12-8 comeback win over Ohio in the playoff semifinals.

Minutemen In Major League Lacrosse Update (May 18, 2015)

Two Minutemen were in action for the Boston Cannons Sunday night during their thrilling 17-16 overtime victory earned versus Rochester at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

Will Manny (2010-13) earned Coca Cola Player of the Game with nine points via five goals, including the game-winner, and four assists. He was held scoreless in the first quarter but spearheaded the comeback effort with three points in the second quarter, two more in the third, three more in the fourth and an unassisted strike less than one minute into extra time. Ryan Hollenbaugh (2010-13) saw time on defense for the Cannons during the win, but he did not record statistics.

The duo helped Boston defeat former Minuteman Tim Soudan, the current head coach of the Rattlers. In college, Soudan was a two-time all-American at the University of Massachusetts where he played for legendary coach Dick Garber. Soudan was also a two-time gold medal winner with Team USA in the World Lacrosse Championships in 2004 and 2008.

Recap: Cannon Rally for Thrilling OT Win | Boston Cannons
Box Score: Boston 17, Rochester 16 (OT) | Major League Lacrosse
Photos: Boston vs. Rochester | Boston Cannons

Postgame Interview With Will Manny

Highlights: Boston Cannons 17, Rochester Rattlers 16 (OT)

Minutemen In Major League Lacrosse Update (April 27, 2015)

A trio of former Minutemen were in action for the Boston Cannons during their heartbreaking 12-11 overtime loss to Charlotte Sunday. Jim Connolly (2006-07, '09) and Will Manny (2010-13) had three points on two goals and an assist while Ryan Hollenbaugh (2010-13) rotated into the lineup but didn't record statistics.

After Charlotte controlled the first quarter en route to a 5-1 lead entering the second, Connolly and Manny combined to bring Boston back into contention. Connolly scored back-to-back after Charlotte made it 6-1, with an assist credited to Manny on the second one. Manny added a tally of his own from a pass by Connolly to complete scoring in the quarter and bring Boston back within 6-5. Manny added his second of the night during the fourth quarter rally as the Cannons forced overtime after trailing by four entering the final frame.

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2013 University of Massachusetts graduates Will Manny and Ryan Hollenbaugh helped facilitate the Boston Cannon's 16-13 victory over the Denver Outlaws in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season-opener Saturday evening. Manny had a pair of goals with a groundball and Hollenbaugh saw time on defense.

Box Score: Boston 16, Denver 13
Cannons Earn Opening Win at Gillette | Inside Lacrosse
Photos: Cannons Down Defending Champs in Opener | Bill Danielewski, Lacrosse Magazine

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Minutemen In Major League Lacrosse

All eight Major League Lacrosse teams announced their 2014 opening day rosters recently, with 10 Minutemen listed. Check out who is set to compete during the upcoming MLL season below:


Minutemen On Major League Lacrosse Rosters
Minuteman Years At UMass MLL Team Years Pro
Anthony Biscardi 2009-12 Charlotte Hounds Third
Jim Connolly 2006-09 Ohio Machine Fifth
Brett Garber 2004-07 Florida Launch Eighth
Diogo Godoi 2006-10 Boston Cannons Sixth
Ryan Hollenbaugh 2010-13 Boston Cannons Second
Kevin Leveille 2000-03 Rochester Rattlers 10th
Will Manny 2010-13 Boston Cannons Second
Jack Reid 2003-06 Boston Cannons Ninth
Jake Smith 2010-13 Charlotte Hounds Second
Kyle Smith 2010-13 Boston Cannons First

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Happy Birthday All Around!

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Lots of UMass birthdays from the weekend and today! Jasmine Watson of the women's basketball team celebrated on Saturday, while Erika Unger of the track team enjoyed her day yesterday.

On Monday, make sure to say happy birthday to Mike Lee of the football team, Ryan Hollenbaugh of the men's lacrosse team and Christine Cutry of the field hockey team.

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Recaps Of Lacrosse's 14-5 Loss To Hofstra

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