Some big news about Cannons LC has been dropping lately.
The latest expansion team in the PLL has undergone a makeover as it transitions from MLL to its new home. When the PLL and MLL announced their merger in December, the PLL gained the rights to MLL’s franchises. It might introduce more into the league as time goes on, but for now, just the Boston Cannons were chosen.
The first big change we knew about was the name change to Cannons LC, dropping a location from its title to better fit the touring model utilized in the PLL. As such, a new look was expected, and last week, it was unveiled.
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More big news came out this week, too: Sean Quirk was named Cannons LC head coach, continuing in the role he served for the Boston Cannons. Last season, he helped lead Boston to its second MLL championship in team history and has been with the franchise since 2015.
“I am extremely excited and fortunate to be leading the Cannons Lacrosse Club,” Quirk said in a press release. “With the rich tradition of the Cannons and fan base, we as a team look forward to building a championship caliber culture and team in the PLL. The merger of the MLL and PLL is very positive for our sport and the growth of professional lacrosse. This is an opportunity for the best players in the world to come together and display the highest level of lacrosse.”
Lacrosse fans reacted to the announcements on social media.
Not everyone has been patient while waiting to see how the eighth PLL team would rebrand, but it finally came.
The reaction to the new look was pretty positive.
The move to keep Sean Quirk involved was well received, too.
The PLL season is set to begin its 2021 season June 4 with 43 games in 11 cities. The dates and locations are yet to be announced.
Sean Quirk on Going Offsides
In October, Going Offsides welcomed Sean Quirk onto the podcast to talk college athletics, pro lacrosse, coaching the Cannons to a championship in 2020 and more. Check it out!