4 - John Canty
John Canty
Birth Date: 02/10/1988
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Milton, MA
High School: Milton
Position: M

NOTABLES Will make the move to the midfield from attack ... One of the team's most skilled players ... Will take faceoffs ... Has a tremendous shot and is a dangerous offensive player with a very good overall lacrosse IQ.

Canty 2009 Started 11 of 13 games at attack, while leading the team with 33 points, 22 goals and 67 ground balls ... Registered 11 assists to rank second on the squad ... Placed fifth among Little East Conference leaders with 5.15 ground balls per game ... Named the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week of March 16-22 ... Led the squad with six man-up goals and ranked fifth in the league ... Notched at least one point in every contest and tallied multiple points in all but three games ... Recorded a season-high six points on four goals and two assists vs. Massachusetts Maritime Academy ... Helped UMass Boston to victory at Saint Joseph's College (ME) with four goals and an assist on April 2 ... Racked up 13 points on eight goals and five assists in a four-game span from April 14-23 ... Picked up five or more ground balls on eight occasions, including a career-high of 11 vs. Western Connecticut State University on April 11 ... Served as the Beacons' primary faceoff man winning 56 of 136 draws for a .412 success rate.

2008 Enjoyed an outstanding rookie season for the Beacons, leading them in goals (27) and points (43) in 15 games ... Named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week a league-high three times ... Ranked ninth among LEC players with 2.87 points per game, while placing 10th with 1.07 assists with a total of 16 on the year ... Stood fourth among league players with a pair of game-winning goals and ranked third with seven man-up scores ... Picked up 35 ground balls and led UMB with a .391 shooting percentage ... Notched at least one point in all but one game and tallied multiple points on 11 occasions ... Racked up a season-high eight points on two assists and six assists vs. Saint Joseph's College and set the school-record for assists in a period with five on March 27 ... Scored a season-best six goals in a 9-6 victory at University of Southern Maine on April 10 and scored two or more goals in a game six times ... Picked up at least one ground ball in all but one game, including a season-high of four three times.

P E R S O N A L / H I G H SCHOOL Earned three letters in lacrosse at Milton High School ... Named a League All-Star ... Transferred from Springfield College, but did not play there ... Born February 10, 1988 ... Son of James and Elaine ... Majoring in biology.