December 12, 2005 - The Boston Cannons announced today they acquired All-Star defenseman John Glatzel and the 12th overall selection in the 2006 MLL Collegiate Draft from the MLL’s San Francisco expansion franchise. In exchange Boston sent midfielders Peter Inge and Jarett Park along with the 18th overall pick in the 2006 MLL Collegiate Draft to San Francisco.
“Defense was an area we needed to address,” said Bill Daye, Cannons Head Coach. “John has been a solid defender in this league for years. Adding John to a lineup that already includes All-Star talents Ryan Curtis and Chris Passavia gives the Cannons a very formidable defense.”
Glatzel played four seasons for the Rochester Rattlers (2002-2005) before being drafted by San Francisco in the 2006 MLL Expansion Draft. He has been named an MLL All-Star twice (2003 & 2005) and earned All-MLL honors in 2004. In five seasons with the Rattlers Glatzel played in 41 games, scored one goal and one assist and collected 82 groundballs.
Glatzel, a 2002 graduate of Syracuse University, was the NCAA’s Defenseman of the Year in 2002. He was a three-time All-America selection, first-team in 2001 and 2002. He served as team captain those two years as well. Glatzel won a gold medal playing for the U.S. National Team at the International Lacrosse World Championships in 2002.
“While we are looking forward to seeing John in a Cannons uniform, it was a very difficult decision to give up two players of the caliber of Peter (Inge) and Jarett (Park),” said Daye. “Peter had a great career with the Cannons and Jarett came on very strong as a rookie last year. It is tough to see them go, but our defense is now much stronger.”
Inge played three seasons with the Cannons beginning in 2003. He was Boston’s primary face-off midfielder in ’03 and ’04 and split time with David Jenkins last season. His best season was in 2004. He won 56.8% of his face-offs, set an MLL record with 30 face-off wins against New Jersey on 6/26/04 and was named the MLL’s Defensive Player of the Week twice.
Park was an MLL rookie in 2005 and appeared in four games for the Cannons. He was named the MLL’s Rookie of the Week twice.
The Cannons open training camp on Saturday April 29. The season begins three weeks later.