Boston Cannons and Muscle Milk® Team Up For the Inaugural Bean Shot Lacrosse Tournament

BOSTON, Mass. – The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, and Muscle Milk have teamed up to debut a new college lacrosse tradition in New England. Men’s programs from Northeastern, Boston University, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Connecticut will face off in the inaugural Muscle Milk Bean Shot Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Harvard Stadium.

The one-day tournament will consist of two semi-final matches and one championship match to decide who has the best club team in New England. The semifinal matches will start at 2 p.m. with the championship kicking off at 5 p.m.

“When I interviewed for the University of Connecticut’s head lacrosse coaching position I made it very clear to the nominating committee that I wanted to take the UConn Lacrosse program to another level,” said UConn Head Coach Paul Scordato. “When I was approached and was asked that UConn be a part of the first ever Bean Shot Tournament I immediately jumped on the opportunity. Participating in such a great event will add exposure not only to UConn but also to MCLA club lacrosse in general.”

Admission to the Muscle Milk BeanShot is free and open to the public and will take place prior to the Cannons vs. Long Island Lizards game. Tickets to the Cannons match-up willbe available at a discounted rate for students and alumni. Discounted tickets are $13 for access to the stands (normally $16 face value). Cannons vs.Lizards tickets must be purchased over the phone by calling 617-746-9933 ext:2613.

The Boston Cannons and Muscle Milk will also honor local high school athletes during the event. The Muscle Milk High School Players of the Week will be invited to watch the Bean Shot and will be recognized on the field during the MLL game.

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