February 16, 2013

Cannons deal second-round pick for midfielder Briggs

PR/Wire Report

The Boston Cannons have acquired midfielder Colin Briggs from the Charlotte Hounds in return for the Cannons' second round draft pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft.

Earlier today, Briggs was traded to the Hounds by the New York Lizards, along with Ryan Young and a third round draft pick. Charlotte sent Stephen Berger to New York in return.

The University of Virginia standout player was drafted sixth overall by the Denver Outlaws in the 2012 Collegiate Draft. While with Denver, Briggs saw action in eight games, tallying two goals and four assists playing mostly defensive midfield.

While playing for UVA, Briggs scored his season high 29 goals in 2011 and almost saw that number again with 22 goals during his senior season in 2012. In 2011, Briggs was named the most outstanding player of the NCAA tournament and was MVP of Inside Lacrosse's Face-Off Classic with a three goal performance against Cornell.

Briggs scored a career-high five goals as Virginia edged Maryland to capture its fifth Division I national championship. Briggs scored three times on uncontested shots and twice beat defenders 1-on-1, earning the most outstanding player award of the tournament.

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