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All the lax news and then some for November 27, 2016

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Let’s hit the links!

WHAT YOU MISSED

Fox Sports South did a great feature on Duke Women’s head coach Kerstin Kimel and her battle with cancer.

LACROSSE THE NATION

Denver junior FOGO Trevor Baptiste explains how head coach Bill Tierney has made practices more difficult this fall, including on face-offs.

We got a Lax Mustache update, and there’s a big cap between first and second place.

Cal senior wide receiver Patrick Worstell got his first career start at home in his final home game. He pays homage to one lacrosse player as well, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.

As an ode to his favorite lacrosse player, Brendan Looney, who went on to become a Navy SEAL and died in a helicopter crash, Worstell makes bracelets and donates the $3 he gets for each one.

“I wanted to do something to give back to the veterans and the men and women who serve us,” said Worstell, who writes “Defending Freedom” and “Wounded Warrior Project” on the bracelets. “Hopefully, I can build on it later.”

Derek Pyda of The Cranberry Eagle profiles two Cleveland State commits from Seneca Valley, which is near Pittsburgh.

Seneca Valley went a combined 9-20 in 2014 and 2015. Due in large part to [Adam] Galovich and [Brady] Moze, the Raiders rebounded to finish 8-5 last spring.

“Adam is one of the top 1-on-1 cover guys out there,” said Seneca Valley head coach Peter Tumbas, who was an assistant with the Raiders the last two years. “As long as he hits the weight room, he will continue to develop.

“Brady bided his time and became a starter for us last year,” Tumbas added. “He made some big strides and became a defined leader.”

Galovich and Moze were also teammates last summer on a Duke’s Lacrosse Club team, based in Philadelphia.

“We played in eight tournaments, most of them were in June and July,” said Moze. “We played teams from the Philadelphia and Baltimore area. In one tournament, we placed first out of 24 teams.

“We’d stay out there for a week straight, come home for a few days and then head back out. It was a lot of work. We started to call Philadelphia our second home.”

51 lacrosse teams across Connecticut participated in the 11th annual Sticks for Soldiers tournament.

PHILLY JAWNS

The huge Christmas tree outside City Hall at Dilworth Park was lit up for the first time this holiday season.

WORLD NEWS

After the death of Fidel Castro, Miami schools are preparing for a possible influx of Cuban immigrants.

They sadly come in threes: Actor Ron Glass has died at the age of 71.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Tom Hanks re-enacts one of his famous scenes from Forrest Gump for runner Mo Farrah.

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