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College Crosse Prospectus: More Schedules, Lehigh Moves To Warrior

All the lax news and then some for October 26, 2016.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day!

First off, yes it’s me doing the Prospectus today. Starting today, Eri and I will be alternating Prospectus duties. Nothing major, but you’ll start to see me more, even with the Eagles still in season! And if you don’t like it, well...

Anyway, to the links!

WHAT YOU MISSED (Basically yesterday’s stories on our site)

Navy and Manhattan released their 2017 schedules. Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun also wrote about Navy’s schedule.

So did Lehigh, but that’s not the only news they made.

Take a look at Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson learning the sport and taking some faceoffs. He’s no Trevor Baptiste just yet.

LACROSSE THE NATION (Lacrosse news and interesting stuff from across the country)

NEW GEAR ALERT! Lehigh is switching to Warrior beginning this season.

Cornell and Virginia will participate in the Pacific Coast Shootout this March in California.

Marquette Wire reporter Jack Goods writes about the new positions for former players Jake Richard and B.J. Grill.

Richard wasn’t planning on becoming a coach straight out of college. He was set to head out to California to search for a sales job, and planned to build up his coaching resume through playing professionally. Then he got a call from [Joe] Amplo.

“He said, ‘I’ve interviewed a ton of guys. They’ve been good, but none of them have really compared to you. Do you want to coach here?'” Richard said. “I never thought I’d get a job this young.”

As for Grill, he has one year left in graduate school, so he was going to be on campus anyways.

“I thought I would have a role with the staff no matter what,” Grill said. “I just didn’t think it would be a full-time position, which makes this so much better. This is something I can put on my resume and gives me legitimate experience rather than just being a guy who volunteers sometimes.”

Dan Aburn of Inside Lacrosse caught up with St. Anne’s Belfield attackman Connor Shellenberger.

Once a Hopkins verbal, Shellenberger reopened his recruitment and committed to his hometown team, the Virginia Cavaliers, on Oct. 19. Just a few weeks prior, Shellenberger was named IL’s No. 1 player in the class of 2019.

“The hometown feel that UVA provided me was a big sell,” said Shellenberger on his commitment. “I’ve been going to Klöckner every Saturday since I was 6 or 7, so that was a big deal. And at STAB, we’re starting to put in a style of play that UVa is running, and our offensive coordinator talks a lot with Virginia’s coaches. I thought that would be a big step for me, to have three years under my belt in the system that UVa plays.”

Shellenberger and his fearsome shot were so coveted that Duke and Virginia, the two schools he considered after reopening his recruitment, pulled out all the stops during his visits. Duke brought in basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski to talk to Shellenberger, while Virginia brought in coaches Tony Bennett and Bronco Mendenhall, an anecdote first shared by Recruiting Rundown’s Ty Xanders.

“It was definitely cool,” said Shellenberger on getting recruiting treatment akin to a top football or basketball prospect. “Talking to Coach K was awesome.You’re just sitting there like “Wow,” just thinking about everything he’s done. And UVa was awesome. Coach Bennett is about the nicest person you can meet. And Coach Mendenhall was pretty cool too. I think he treated the first ten minutes of us getting to know each other as if I was a recruit for him. He basically sat me down and grilled me with questions for 10 or 15 minutes, and for every answer I gave him, he would ask ‘why?’ That was pretty interesting.”

Fall workout time!

Also, who says baseball and lacrosse can’t get along?!

High Point also putting in that work!

Binghamton got a nice shipment thanks to StringKing.

Vermont head coach Chris Feifs will speak at the 3d Lacrosse Coaching Summit in Denver.

The Mercer boys visited Trinity Prep in Winter Park, Florida to benefit John Michael Night.

Women’s news: Delaney and Savannah Sweitzer, sisters that attend Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy near Philly, are headed to USC, pens Halley Quillinan of Inside Lacrosse.

Just one of two girls to compete in the 2014 Little League World Series, Mo’ne Davis became the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in series history last August. Her 70 M.P.H. fastball catapulted her name into headlines nationwide, landing her a spot on the cover ofSports Illustrated — a first for a Little League baseball player, male or female. With that, the celebrity kept pouring in, as Davis was named Sports Illustrated Kids’ “Sports Kid of the Year” and one of espnW’s “Impact 25” to close the calendar.

Watching her along the way to superstardom? Delaney and Savannah Sweitzer, eventual classmates and teammates at Philadelphia’s Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The twins joined Davis on the varsity basketball team last season as the program’s youngest players — all eighth-graders. The three quickly became friends, though basketball was far from the only thing they had in common. Like Davis, the Sweitzer twins grew up playing and excelling in a “boys” sport.

“We are a lacrosse family, but my daughters play boys lacrosse and compete at a pretty high level,” Erin Sweitzer says of her 14-year-old twin girls, who are about to enter ninth grade having just begun playing girls lacrosse this past summer.

This Ferrum College athlete plays three sports, and one of them is lacrosse!

Robert Morris’ women’s team announced their incoming freshman class.

NLL news: The Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League are honoring the two-time NLL champion Saskatchewan Rush on November 25.

PHILLY JAWNS (Philadelphia related news)

Two more Wawas are coming to Center City!

Seth Joyner told Jerry Jones he’d never wear the Cowboys star!

WORLD NEWS (Self explanatory)

Russia’s gonna mess with Texas: The commies unveiled a missile that could wipe out Texas in a single blow.

Girl Scout cookie cereal is real and is coming very soon!

VIDEO OF THE DAY

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