My first week at the Boston Cannons was what I expected. Going around meeting all the staff with quick exchanges, learning where the bathrooms were or where to find a highlighter, and sitting at my desk next to a huge sticker of the legendary #99 staring down at me. I was surprised to find that 6/9 staff members were younger than 30 and that only 2/9 of them were female. I guess going into a business that promotes mens lacrosse, I should expect to see more males, but I was happy to know that those two women had very high, important roles. Usually in mens professional sports, you don't usually see women at the head of certain departments, so I was glad to see that this office had those opportunities.
I was immediately thrown into a project and being a person that always has to have something to do, I loved it. Kevin had me research almost every high school in MA and get the lacrosse coaches contact information (boys and girls). He told me that he didn't like to have his interns do little projects but rather head-start and lead a project on their own so they felt like they accomplished something in their time there. So with every Massachusetts lacrosse coach's email sitting in front of me, I started to brainstorm a project that would promote the Cannons and include all HS teams.