QUINCY, Mass. – Nick Marrocco looked out from goal and saw a few familiar faces in the midfield and on attack, a brand-new defense, more than five dozen bodies shuffling on and off the field during training camp, and a home his team can finally call its own just a few exits up Route 3 from where he played high school lacrosse.
Most importantly, the Duxbury (Mass.) High School product saw the focus turn in anticipation of a June 1 season opener after an unsettled offseason within Major League Lacrosse, and months of looking forward to the Boston Cannons making Veterans Memorial Stadium their residence.
“It’s been an interesting road since the fall,” Marrocco allowed. “The sport of lacrosse at the professional level has definitely had some huge growth in the last year or so. There have been a lot of changes. But I think the MLL has done a really good job of establishing which direction it wants to go and sticking to that.