Boston Cannons' attack Matt Poskay was named the Major League Lacrosse 2010 Most Valuable Player today, a mere year after being diagnosed with cancer.
Poskay, a 2006 graduate of the University of Virginia, also was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year. In the regular season, he led the league with 52 points and 45 goals. His season goal total set an all-time team record for goals in a season and goals in a career.
In seven of the team's thirteen regular season games, Poskay scored at least four goals. He was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week once, and Game MVP twice.
Poskay missed only a handful of games after his 2009 diagnosis of testicular cancer, playing through three weeks of radiation treatment.
This is the second year in a row that a member of the Cannons has been the league's MVP. In 2009, Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil won the award.
The Cannons enter the Championship Weekend as the No. 11 seed with a 9-4 record. They will face the No. 4 seed Chesapeake Bayhawks in the semifinals Saturday afternoon at 12 PM EDT, in Baltimore.