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College Crosse Prospectus: Towson Players And Coach Keep On Winning

All the lax news and then some for December 17, 2016.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 17, 2016.

WHAT YOU MISSED

Under Armour sent Unicode, the makers of your favorite emojis, an application to add a lacrosse stick in their next update.

LACROSSE THE NATION

Just because they’re graduated, Towson players and even Shawn Nadelen are still winning titles.

In late November, three of the program's former student-athletes, Max Siskind, Pat Conroy and Spencer Parks, along with sixth-year head coach Shawn Nadelen, won the Baltimore Indoor Lacrosse League title sporting their baby blue jerseys for First Mariner. Conroy and Parks will graduate next week during the University's Winter Commencement.

"We're all very competitive people," said Conroy of playing. "When you finish up your final year of playing in college, it's hard not to miss the competitive atmosphere. When you have an opportunity to jump back on a team and compete together, there aren't many feelings better than that."

The former Tigers have a combined seven Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) titles during their time at Towson, with Conroy boasting three championship rings. Nadelen has been the head coach for all three of those titles.

Another Tiger connection, Buggs Combs (L), was on the First Mariner team as well. Combs was an assistant coach at Towson from 2003-08. Ben McCarty, a 2016 Towson graduate, played with First Mariner throughout the BILL season, but could not make it to the championship game. McCarty added depth as a forward after a Tiger career as a midfielder. McCarty was a two-time captain with the Tigers and like Conroy, won three CAA titles.

Look out for Vermont this weekend!

Great form on the plank!

Brown’s lacrosse office is easily the school’s best athletic office.

JOE BRESCHI THROWBACKS!!

Syracuse vs. Princeton from 1999 is on YouTube!

Inside Lacrosse’s Laxies are open for voting.

US Lacrosse Magazine recapped the best stories that showcased humility, including Connor McKemey from High Point.

Two communities in suburban Chicago want their local district to sanction lacrosse as an official IHSA sport, writes Suzanne Baker of the Naperville Sun.

The Aurora and Naperville lacrosse community wants Indian Prairie School District 204 to sanction lacrosse as an official IHSA sport at the three district high schools, a change that would cost the district nearly $200,000.

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors announced in April that the Boys Lacrosse State Series and Girls Lacrosse State Series will debut in May 2018. The time frame gives high schools time work out a plan to integrate, budget and build their lacrosse programs and for the IHSA to recruit more officials and determine a state final host site.

Currently, boys lacrosse in the state is run by the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association, and the Illinois High School Women's Lacrosse Association oversees the girls teams.

Three people made a pitch to the school board recently to have lacrosse's status changed from a club activity to an official sport.

PHILLY JAWNS

The Sixers honored Allen Iverson’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame last night. Iverson said he never lifted weights “because s*** was too heavy.”

Be careful on the road: The PA Turnpike has reduced the speed limit to 45 mph due to winter weather conditions.

WORLD NEWS

Was Anne Frank’s arrest really due to a betrayal?

Real life #MannequinChallenge: A woman who appeared to be frozen was just a mannequin. That girl probably wasn’t a real crowd pleaser.

Minnesota football players will end their boycott and play in the Holiday Bowl.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

James Corden is awesome.

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