BOSTON – Drew Bourdeau '18, a recent graduate of Saint Anselm College and a four-year member of the men's lacrosse program, was selected by the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse from the league's Player Pool last week.
Drew will attend the team's two-day 2019 training camp, scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 11.
A Third Team All-America pick by the USILA for his on-field efforts as a senior, Bourdeau was a mainstay for the Hawks across the previous four seasons. A key cog in the nation's 15th-best scoring defense (8.38) last year, Bourdeau caused 16 turnovers on the season and picked up 37 ground balls while potting his first goal since the 2016 season.
"We have seen Drew play over the course of his senior year at Saint Anselm and again at the Major League Lacrosse combine this past weekend," remarked Cannons Head Coach Sean Quirk. "Drew is a player that comes highly recommended from his college coach, Mike Sciamanna. His leadership qualities, being a fierce competitor and the fact that he's a terrific defenseman, make him a great fit for us at the Boston Cannons"
"We are extremely excited for Drew with the opportunity he has to compete against the best players in the world," said Sciamanna. "He was always one of the hardest working and most prepared players in our program and I am confident that he will continue that at the next level. We all look forward to watching Drew represent Saint Anselm men's lacrosse this summer with the Cannons under Coach Quirk."
A two-time All-NE10 choice, Bourdeau started 56 of his 57 games for the Hawks over his four-year career. He totaled 129 ground balls and 62 caused turnovers while also scoring a pair of goals. His play helped Saint Anselm improve from 2-11 in his freshman season of 2015 to 11-5 in 2018 and a national ranking. He was selected to participate in the annual New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game following his senior year.
Academically, Bourdeau served as the Co-Chair of Saint Anselm's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was a two-time team captain. With SAAC, he has helped lead a variety of initiatives, including opening the college's Hope Happens Here chapter. He has also earned Academic All-New England honors and was the Saint Anselm nominee for the Northeast-10 Conference's Man of the Year award.
Graduating with a degree in mathematics and secondary education, Bourdeau was named to the Dean's List and Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll a combined 10 times at Saint Anselm. He has also served as a New Student Orientation leader for three years and has been part of numerous other community service activities.
Boston opens its season on Saturday, Jun. 1 as it takes on the Ohio Machine.