Lizards' Spallina Named COY; Cannons' Duffy Signs Extension

"Although we are still focused on this year and our team goals for 2012, I'm happy to look toward the future with the Boston Cannons and I'm excited for what's to come," said Duffy.

Duffy's current contract ends on August 31. The signed extension is through August 31, 2013. Details of the contract were not disclosed per the team's policy.

Prior to being named head coach in the fall, Duffy served as an assistant to Bill Daye for three seasons. A Waltham, MA native, Duffy is well known in the local community for his involvement in the sport. Duffy is recognized in the Waltham High School Hall of Fame after coaching the varsity program for 18 years. While at the helm of the varsity team, Duffy also founded the Waltham Youth Lacrosse Program in 1994 to further foster the sport's development in his hometown. He remains a board member for the Patriot Youth Lacrosse League.

"In addition to leading the team, Coach Duffy has been a tremendous asset off the field as we continue to grow our fan base and promote the game of lacrosse throughout New England," continued Barney. "Coach Duffy took over as the director of the Cannons Lacrosse Academy in six locations this summer, and attends charity events and appearances throughout the year."

The #3 Cannons play at 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 25 in the second semifinal game against the #2 Chesapeake Bayhawks (#1 Denver Outlaws play #4 Long Island Lizards at 1:00 pm).

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