Sean Quirk begins his fourth season with the Boston Cannons as the Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel. We sat down with Coach Quirk to hear what he and the Cannons are looking forward to at the Draft this year.
How are you preparing for the 2019 MLL Draft?
As in previous years, we are speaking with college coaches around the country on their top seniors as players, as young men and their passion to be a part of Major League Lacrosse, in particular, the Boston Cannons. We also will watch a number of games early on before the draft to evaluate them as seniors.
Do you have any superstitions around Draft Day?
No superstitions on draft day, more so to stay dialed in and focused to what we are accomplishing for the organization/team currently and for the future.
Who from your team will be assisting you with the Draft this year?
We certainly take a team approach leading up to draft day, a lot of conversations and homework.
Sean Quirk (Head Coach/Director of Player Personnel)
Ian Frenette (President)
Mark Drago (Vice-President)
Ben Rubeor (Offensive Coordinator)
John Klepacki (Defensive Coordinator)
Is there a style of play or a personality you consider when drafting?
We want to draft players that are committed to being their best on and off the field in Boston, certainly talented and guys that are ultra-competitive in every way. We look for what our needs are at certain positions, style of play and how they will fit within our team culture,
Can you give us any of your top draft-prospects?
Pat Spencer (Loyola)
Tate Boyce (Providence)
Austin Henningsen (Maryland)
John Daniggelis (Yale)
Which college team do you think has the strongest senior class?
A lot of tremendous teams this year that are returning a lot of talented student-athletes. It’s interesting to see some these players go from their junior to senior season, how much they grow as players. There will be some sleepers, as always!
Which college team do you think will win it all this year?
The defending champions have to be in the mix again, great coaching staff and a culture of hard work; BUT a lot of hungry and talented teams that want it just as bad! Will be an exciting 2019 season of college lacrosse.
What do you think of the MLL Draft taking place at the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year?
Excited to have the draft at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, it's a different venue with a lot of history and tradition.
Where should the 2020 MLL Draft take place?
C'mon, where else Boston!
More About Boston Cannons' Head Coach Sean Quirk
Quirk’s approach to building a championship caliber culture within the team and organization is critical to long-term success on and off the field. Quirk brings to the Cannons a strong commitment to youth, high school and college players, the fan base and an appreciation of the importance of giving back to area hospitals and nonprofits like Team Impact and PCA. A very successful Head Coach of the Endicott men’s lacrosse team from 1998 to 2015, Quirk now serves as Endicott College’s Associate Athletic Director overseeing all of the men’s teams and coaches. He works with Endicott’s leadership program for team captains and emerging leaders and oversees the Endicott’s athletic department day-to-day operations. Quirk also works closely with the admissions office and head coaches throughout the entire recruiting process as Endicott’s Admissions Liaison. Before Endicott, Quirk played and coached at Springfield College where he was a two-time All-American, and played on two National Division II NCAA Championship teams.
Quirk has won numerous championships and earned multiple coaching awards by bringing the best out of his players, yielding 21 All-American, 57 All-Region, and 143 All-Conference players.
More About the Boston Cannons
The Boston Cannons are a Founding Member of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and one of the most recognizable global lacrosse brands. Led by Rob Hale and his ownership team, the Cannons won the 2011 MLL Championship, have eleven playoff appearances and hold a league record with five MLL MVP’s over eighteen seasons. Off the field, the Cannons provide a game day experience second to none and annually top the MLL in attendance and partnership engagement. The Boston Cannons Foundation was established in 2016 and is dedicated to benefiting children and families in the New England area.
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