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College Crosse Prospectus - January 25, 2017: Syracuse Head Coach Gary Gait named interim commissioner of the UWLX.

Head coach Amanda Belichick, the America East preseason coaches’ poll, and plenty more!!

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 25, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Here's a pretty cool compilation video of the best lacrosse goals in hockey.

Syracuse legend, current Syracuse women’s lacrosse head coach, and The Simpsons star, Gary Gait, was named the “interim commissioner of the United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX) while it searches for a permanent hire.”

"My first priority is and always will be Syracuse women's lacrosse," Gait said. "Working with UWLX gives me a chance to help provide the opportunity for female athletes to continue to play lacrosse at the elite level after college. I believe female athletes should be provided the same opportunities in sports as men, and I want my daughter to be able to play at a professional level like her male counterparts have had for more than 20 years."

US Lacrosse Magazine with a great article on former University of Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley and his lacrosse playing days at Hobart. (H/T @ITHuddlle)

It begins with a phone call from the lacrosse coach at the Holderness School in Plymouth, N.H., to coach Jerry Schmidt at Hobart in 1970.

“Coach,” the Holderness man said. “You’re getting a boy who’s going to be your favorite player. His name is Jeremy Foley.”

“He was my favorite player,” Schmidt once told me, “but not because he was our best player. If he scored three goals in his four years I don’t remember them. But he was the first kid at practice every day. He was the last one to leave. He’d do anything that needed to be done, including collecting the stray lacrosse balls at the end of practice.”

Schmidt, as an attackman at Johns Hopkins, was not only an All-American but to this day is the only lacrosse player ever to make the cover of Sports Illustrated. That was in 1962. He was inducted in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1983.

NYC police officer and part-time model Samantha Sepulveda was also a BALLER at UMass. Here’s Officer Sepulveda's profile page from UMass.

This Loyola men’s lacrosse hype video gets me really psyched for the season.

“For the fifth-straight season, the Albany Great Danes are the favorites in America East men's lacrosse according to the conference's 2017 preseason coaches' poll announced Tuesday.”

This one goes out to all our Hofstra readers: Before Patriots’ Chris Hogan, Mike D’Amato was the pioneer for lacrosse/football combo.

“I was the first,” D’Amato told Newsday on Tuesday from his home in Naples, Florida.

And for a long time he was the only one to be both an All-American in college men’s lacrosse and a Super Bowl winner. He played both football and lacrosse at Hofstra — D’Amato was a 2011 inductee into the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame — and spent one year in pro football, helping the Jets win Super Bowl III in 1969. That accomplishment was matched when Chas Gessner, a football and lacrosse player at Brown, was part of the Patriots team that won Super Bowl XXXVIII. So far, they’re the only two.

“It doesn’t happen too often, but it’s nice to see,” D’Amato said of the two sports getting attention at the same time, because of the same person. “It’s good for lacrosse. There are a lot of people in this country who don’t even know what it is.”

Our man Edward Lee at the Baltimore Sun with a great post on UMBC’s new head coach Ryan Moran and why he scheduled defending champs UNC to start the 2017 season.

Sports Illustrated with a nice article on the real BOSS Belichick.

For months, Amanda Belichick has been hyper-focused on the first weekend in February. Considering the logistics. Preparing for the possibilities. Working her way through an ever-expanding to-do list.

Oh, right, the Super Bowl is that Sunday, too.

Where is it again, she ponders momentarily, two days before her father, Bill, and the Patriots punch their tickets to Houston with a 36–17 victory over Pittsburgh. In classic Belichickian fashion, planning for a Super Bowl trip does not start until the appropriate time, and this year, Amanda has her own big game to worry about before she flies south. Holy Cross opens its women's lacrosse season against Boston College on Feb. 4, one day before Bill finishes his.

Here’s a recap of Penn State lacrosse’s Spring Sports Media Day.

"There's a great deal of chemistry going into this year's season," Tambroni said. "As a coach we've been able to step back a little bit. This group is very mature, especially in the offensive end, there's a lot of veteran either starters or guys who logged a lot of minutes last year. Even the sophomores are playing like veterans right now and it's allowed them to have a lot more creativity."

Tambroni said the veteran presence on the field has allowed his coaching staff to allocate some responsibilities to the players, giving the coaches more time to observe the team and challenge them to play at the next level.

Local media got the chance to talk with head coach John Galloway, and assistant coach Casey Powell for JU’s media day on Tuesday.

What’s Up, Philly?

President Trump will be in Philadelphia on Thursday for a Republican retreat at the Loews Hotel.

World/National News.

The Oscars nominations are out!

Your GIF for January 25, 2017: Well this is absolutely adorable!!

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