Former Delaware Standout Martin Cahill Competes in Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game
DATE: July 12, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Rochester Rattlers
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Former University of Delaware standout midfielder Martin Cahill (at right) capped an outstanding first half of the Major League Lacrosse season by participating in the 10th annual MLL All-Star Game this past Saturday at Harvard Stadium.
Cahill, a second-year member of Rochester Rattlers, played for Team Authority, which dropped a thrilling 21-20 decision to Team Warrior before a crowd of 11,186 fans. Cahill scored one goal on the night, finishing off a first quarter shot that gave his team a 2-0 lead just over three minutes into the contest.
“It’s definitely been a great experience, probably one of the best in my career,” said Cahill, a Malden, Mass. native whose 11 goals for the Rattlers through the first seven games of the regular season rank second on the squad. “To come back to Boston to play at such a high level with such great players means a lot, and it was nice to see the hometown fans making their way out as well.”
A former standout at both Malden Catholic High School and The Governor’s Academy, Cahill was a four-year standout midfielder for the Blue Hens and led the squad to Colonial Athletic Association titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in both 2007 and 2010 for head coach Bob Shillinglaw. The 2007 squad advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the first time in school history.
Cahill earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors three times during his career and finished his UD tenure with 92 goals and 17 assists. He became just the 31st player in school history to reach the 100-point mark as a senior in 2010.
He is one of eight former Blue Hens playing in the MLL this summer, joining current teammates John Coveleski (2009) and Dan Deckelbaum (2004-07) with Rochester, Alex Smith (2004-07) and Brett Manney (2005-08) with the Chesapeake Bayhawks, Jordan Hall (2004-07) with the Hamilton Nationals, and John Grant (1998-99) and Matt Stefurak (2008-10) with the Long Island Lizards.
Smith, the all-time NCAA faceoffs leader, is in his sixth season and has played in seven games and scored two goals while winning 51 percent of his 193 faceoffs; Manney is in his third season and has played in three games; Hall is in his sixth pro season and has scored nine goals this season; Grant, now in his seventh season as one of the top players in league history, has scored six goals this year playing for both Hamilton and Long Island; Stefurak has played in two games as a rookie; Coveleski scored a goal in his only game played this season; and Deckelbaum has played in two games this summer.