BOSTON -- On the same day he graduated from Bates College, Charlie Fay was drafted by the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse to play professionally on Sunday.
- Listen to the head coach of the Boston Cannons discuss the team's selection of Fay in the Major League Lacrosse Draft on the Bates Bobcast.
Fay (Falmouth, Maine) was the fifth selection made by the Cannons and the 59th overall, making him Bates' first lacrosse player to be drafted by an MLL team.
Bates followers know there is little mystery why the MLL would have interest in the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Fay, who won Second Team All-America honors as a midfielder in 2015 and 2016, then became a First Team All-American and the NESCAC and NEILA Player of the Year as an attackman in 2017.
A lethal scorer throughout his career, Fay exploded for a team-record 79 goals and 104 points in 2017, as the Bobcats shattered program records not only for victories (16) but in team scoring as well. He finished his career with 167 goals, 39 assists and 206 points in 57 games.
Since Fay joined Bates' starting lineup seven games into his sophomore season, the Bobcats ascended into the national ranks and remained there, accumulating a 38-12 record in that time, including a 3-2 record in NCAA Tournament play.
The Cannons are the same team that gave a Bates alum his first taste of pro lacrosse: defender B.J. Majeski '06 was signed by the team out of open tryouts in 2007.