Lycoming graduate invited to National Lacrosse League combine and draft

Daniel Cannon, a 2008 Lycoming College graduate, has been invited to the National Lacrosse League combine and entry draft

Daniel Cannon, a 2008 Lycoming College graduate, has been invited to the National Lacrosse League combine and entry draft

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Daniel Cannon, a 2008 Lycoming College graduate, has been invited to the National Lacrosse League combine and entry draft. The weekend event is scheduled for Sept. 6-7 with the draft taking place Sunday morning, Sept. 7.

The NLL is the primary professional indoor lacrosse league in the United States, consisting of 13 teams. The combine, which will be hosted on Saturday, Sept. 6 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, will be comprised of a series of fitness and skill testing, followed by the annual combine game that evening at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the game.

Cannon is one of only 40 players who were invited to the combine and is one of only two NCAA Division III players. He will join the likes of Division I standouts Matt Danowski (Duke) and Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) as invitees at the combine. A total of 76 players will be taken in the six-round draft Sunday.

“This is a great opportunity for Dan and is also great for our program,” said head coach Brian Anken, the 2008 MAC Coach of the Year. “Being one of only two Division III players to get invited says a lot about the type of player Dan is.”

Cannon, a native of Orangeville, Ontario, will have an advantage at the combine having played most of his life in Canada, where the indoor game is much more prevalent than in the U.S.

“Dan has played indoor lacrosse his whole life,” adds Anken. “He didn’t even pick up the outdoor game until he got here. He is built for the indoor game.”

Cannon led all Division III players in points per game in 2008 with 5.69 to claim the NCAA Statistical Champion honor. He led the Warriors with 47 goals and 44 assists in 16 games played. His 91 points are the second-most in a season in Lycoming history.

Anken, entering his third year at Lycoming and his seventh year of collegiate coaching, has had two players drafted to play professional lacrosse during his coaching tenure.

The draft is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Visit on Sunday evening for updates.

Players invited to the 2008 NLL combine and draft

Ammann, Mike – University at Albany
Ammann, Steve – University at Albany
Bocklet, Matt – Johns Hopkins
Buchanan, Kevin – Ohio State
Campbell, Ryan – Dowling College
Campeau, Tim – Notre Dame de Namur
Cannon, Daniel – Lycoming College
Cinosky, Joe – University of Maryland
Cotter, Nick – Dowling College
Danowski, Matt – Duke
Duch, Rhys – University of Stony Brook
Fleming, Mike – Robert Morris
Funk, Josh – Ohio State
Gardner, Adam – Bellarmine University
Gordon, Derrick – Barrie, ON
Graham, Dilon – Bellarmine University
Grossi, Steve – Drexel University
Griffiths, Geoff – Bellarmine University
Henry, Chad – Adelphi University
Hettler, Chris* – Colgate University
Kelly, Mike – Western New England
Kirk, Jamie – Hobart
Krygier, Sean – UMass
Lambe, Jerry – Georgetown
Lamothe, Eric – Canisius
Levine, Jordan – University at Albany
Lukanchoff, Adam – Bellarmine University
Manesis, Paul – UMass
McCready, Joel – Cornell University
McKinlay, Steve – Ohio State
Michaelsen, Thomas – St. John’s University
Nano, Marc – London, ON
Pages, Ricky – Ohio State
Rabil, Paul – Johns Hopkins
Ratcliff, Cayle – UMBC
Szurley, Andrew* – RIT
Unterstein, Mike – Hofstra University
Veltman, Daryl – Hobart College
Wagar, Trevor – Vermont
Watt, Andrew – Robert Morris

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