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We created a master list of everyone’s schedule preview. It’ll also be pinned to our home page underneath our five most recent stories as well until the start of the season.
Patriots wide receiver and former Penn State Lacrosse player Chris Hogan gave a shout out to his alma mater’s team during Sunday Night Football!
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Current Syracuse Orange Brendan Bomberry received the Billy Owens Award for his career in Ontario Junior A Lacrosse with the Six Nations Arrows, with more from Darryl Smart of The Sachem.
In seven years with the Arrows, Bomberry is 33rd on the all-time junior A scorers list with 108 in the regular season and 73 in playoffs. His 365 combined assists puts him 35th all-time in the province, giving him 566 points, good for 63rd all-time.
Not only has Bomberry been a catalyst on the stat sheet, he’s been the leader of the team for quite some time, and was the captain that led the Arrows to two-straight Minto cups in 2014 and 2015.
“I’d like to thank the Six Nations Arrows for taking a chance on a 160-pound, 14-year-old kid,” Bomberry said. “Growing up on Six Nations, every kid’s dream is to play for the Six Nations Arrows. I was able to live out that dream for seven years. I wouldn’t trade those years for anything.
“During my time I’ve been able to play with different talents,” he said. “It’s been amazing. Without all of my teammates and all of my coaches, this award wouldn’t be possible so I owe a lot to them.”
Marquette’s season now starts with a scrimmage against Michigan.
North Carolina had a tough judging panel at last night’s annual team cook-off.
Jacksonville, Richmond, and Air Force are officially sponsors of Cascade/Maverick products.
Speaking of Jacksonville, the Dolphins have already undergone a big change in the John Galloway/Casey Powell era, writes Ray Carnicelli for Inside Lacrosse.
It was clear early on that Galloway and Powell were committed to getting to know and building a relationship with the entire North Florida lacrosse community. From meet-and-greet sessions with youth and high school coaches, player clinics, coaching clinics and engagement with local sports media, the new staff has delivered the message that Jacksonville University intends build and grow their base of support.
Nothing exemplified this more than the planning and execution of the “World’s Largest Outdoor Lacrosse Party.” The main event of the evening was a scrimmage between the Dolphins taking on a squad of top-level players, including MLL professionals such as Blaze Riorden, Connor Buczek, Joel White, JoJo Marasco, John Ranagan, Jordan Wolf, and many others. Prior to the featured game was a youth all-star game with many regional programs represented, a direct result of Galloway’s outreach. The scene was a notable change from recent years at Jacksonville University. With a Festival Garden brimming with supporters, Adirondack chairs lining the field filled with cheering fans, and youth players buzzing around the complex many of whom tailed Casey Powell as he met fans and signed autographs.
During one team session, Powell shared the following quote with his squad, “Don’t worry about being great in the future, worry on being great today.” At the practices and scrimmages, Powell’s impact is evident. He doesn’t expect excellence right away, but he does expect an excellent effort.
Both of Jacksonville’s fall scrimmages ended with 13-12 final scores; a defeat at the hands of the Pros and a win over Division II semifinalists Tampa. Presumed starting goalie Ben Gleichenhaus did not participate in either scrimmage which allowed important playing time for freshman Joey Goodwin (Mountain Lakes, N.J.), who was up to the task. Gleichenhaus led the nation is saves during his sophomore season, finishing with a 53.9% save percentage. As the coaching staff sets out on their mission to strengthen the roster, a number of returning players and transfers showed that the Dolphins plan on competing in 2017.
Speaking of gear, here is a Johns Hopkins lacrosse player starter pack.
Stony Brook and Delaware announced their captains for the upcoming season.
Bucknell also announced their five captains for 2017.
Peep the Supermoon last night!
The application process to become the US Indoor Men’s Lacrosse coach for the 2019 team is now open. Last year’s team was led by former Philadelphia Wings head coach, Philadelphia Barrage head coach, and current La Salle College High School associate head coach, guidance counselor, and public speaking teacher Tony Resch.
EDITOR’S NOTE: I had TR as my public speaking teacher my sophomore year of high school. A phenomenal class from a phenomenal human being.
Police in Fulton County, Georgia are investigating a threatening email sent to players on the Centennial lacrosse team.
LATER, TOKENS! SEPTA released their Travel Key Wallet, beginning the Process of eliminating tokens.
Longtime journalist Gwen Ifill has passed away from cancer. She was 61.
Legendary running back Herschel Walker wants President-Elect Donald Trump to appoint him to the head of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. The dude’s 54 and is still in fantastic shape.
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