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Bayport Native Signs to Play Pro Lacrosse With Lizards

Matt Cannone was a four-time USILA All-American at Salisbury University.

Bayport’s Matt Cannone has signed a contract to play professional lacrosee with the Long Island Lizards in the Major League Lacrosse League.

Cannone, who played for Salisbury University, finished his college career this season with 216 goals and 153 assists for 369 points in 87 games, according to a university press release.

Cannone was a four-time USILA All-American, being named to the first team in 2011 and 2012 and honorable mention in 2009 and 2010. He also earned 2012 USILA National Attackman of the Year. He led the country in points per game (5.91), was second in assists per game (3.05) and 18th in goals per game (2.86) in 2012.

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He ranks second in SU history in goals and points and third in assists.

This past season Cannone became the first Salisbury player in six seasons to be named the Outstanding Attackman of the Year from the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division II awards and is the sevent Salisbury Sea Gull team member to receive the award.

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Here are some of Cannone’s statistics courtesy of the Salisbury University lacrosse website:

Cannone's Single-Game Highs

Goals: 7, three times (last at York (Pa.), March 21, 2012)

Assists: 7, vs. Washington College (April 21, 2011)

Points: 11, at York (Pa.) (March 21, 2012)

Groundballs: 5, two times (last vs. Wesley, April 11, 2012)

Caused Turnovers: 3, vs. York (Pa.) (April 25, 2012)

Cannone's Individual Accolades

2012

All-CAC First Team

CAC Offensive Player of the Week (March 12)

CAC Offensive Player of the Week (March 26)

2011

USILA First-Team All-American

All-CAC First Team

ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (March 30)

CAC Offensive Player of the Week (March 29)

2010

USILA All-American Honorable Mention

All-CAC Second Team

CAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week (Feb. 23)

2009

USILA All-American Honorable Mention

All-CAC First Team

CAC Rookie of the Year

CAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week (March 2)

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