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College Crosse Prospectus - October 13, 2017: Atlantic Adaptive Lacrosse Gets Kids Out Of The Stands & Onto The Field; UNC Women’s Lacrosse Adds Kara Cannizzaro To Staff.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 13, 2017.

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Wonderful story out of Maryland about Atlantic Adaptive Lacrosse, a program that helps special needs kids get onto the lacrosse field.

Running full speed toward the goal, ninth-grader Sara Perrotta took a high shot from her lacrosse stick that sailed off to the left and away from the cage Brenna Lawson was guarding. Although she missed, Perrotta turned around and saw her teammates cheering her on. As a smile flashed across her face, Perrotta made her way back in line and watched as her fellow lacrosse players took similar shots. Score or miss, the support remained the same, with every player coming away with laughter or excitement. That’s the way things go at Atlantic Adaptive Lacrosse, a program designed to give special needs athletes the chance to enhance their skills, while boosting their self-confidence. The program is in its inaugural season. It was formed after founder Lyn Shoop, a lacrosse and field hockey coach, looked up into the stands during her games and saw several young athletes watching their brothers and sisters play.

Kara “The Gawd” Cannizzaro is back at UNC as an assistant coach.

The UNC women’s lacrosse team added a new member to its staff on Thursday, as head coach Jenny Levy announced that Kara Cannizzaro will become the Tar Heels’ Director of Operations. Cannizzaro made her name in Chapel Hill as a midfielder playing under Levy–taking home National Player of the Year honors back in 2013 while leading UNC to its first national championship. This includes a phenomenal performance in that year’s NCAA Championship game which saw Cannizzaro score four goals and dish out two assists in a triple overtime thriller against then-undefeated Maryland. She has spent the last two seasons as the head coach for Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

What if I told you that the only way to break away from the pack, was to get in the box: The 2018 Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse story.

The Boy Chris did a great breakdown of IL’s first installment of the season-long college lacrosse documentary, “The Season 2018.”

Overall Thoughts
This is off to a great start, and it’s what I expected to see. Players and coaches being interviewed, some of them mic’d up during practice (mainly coaches), and a narrator as well.
Camera shots were creative, and I think it looks like they may have used a drone? But I began to see the same shots that were already shown earlier in the episode later on. One example was the overhead shot of a player shooting at Syracuse and the jersey being put on. Both were shown at the intro, but were shown in longer length during the Syracuse segment. Maybe different shots next time and more b-roll in future episodes?

Great video by Babson women’s lacrosse.

Shout out to Jordie. I hope Bill took it easy on him.

Robert Morris uploaded some highlights from their weekend scrimmage versus Team Canada.

What gives? All I see is a bunch of goats.

Denver assistant coach Matt Brown with a nice shout out from his hometown paper.

Matt Brown of Burnaby will be Canada’s offensive coordinator at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse men’s world championship in Netanya, Israel July 12 to 21.

The team will be coached by Randy Mearns of St. Catharines, Ont., who was named as head coach of the men’s team at St. Bonaventure University in Allegheny, New York in June. Taylor Wray of Edmonton will be the defensive coordinator. Brown was Wray’s offensive coordinator when Canada came second at the 2016 under-19 men’s world championship held in Coquitlam. They also teamed up at the 2012 U19 event.

Get your weight up!!

ONTO THE NEXT ONE!: The Brainerd School Board approved offering lacrosse as a varsity sport for boys and girls, starting with the spring 2018 season.

Brainerd High School students will have a new varsity sport to try out this spring, once the snow melts on Adamson Field. The Brainerd School Board Monday night approved offering lacrosse as a varsity sport for boys and girls, starting with the spring 2018 season. The club sport will now be offered as a Minnesota State High School League sport. Charlie Campbell, activities director at Brainerd High School, said it's doubtful the teams could play a full 13-game schedule this spring, but more than half the schedule could be filled. An MSHSL waiver lets teams with an already full schedule add an extra game with a new program, to help the new program get on its feet. For students already involved in the sport, this change validates their participation, Campbell said. But the bigger question involves students who don't already play lacrosse, he said. "I'm curious to see some of the excitement that's maybe going to start," Campbell said. "People that aren't aware or maybe become aware because it becomes an official, school-sanctioned sport."

Christian Brothers Academy had a free teen cardiac screening in the wake of the death of Holmdel High School student & lacrosse player, Jack Dowd. The response was “overwhelming.”

When Alec Noe heard there would be free cardiac screening at Christian Brothers Academy, he made an appointment immediately. Good thing, because the slots for the screening filled in less than two hours. A total of 115 teens underwent an electrocardiogram and received a brief CPR tutorial Saturday. “Right away I was like, ‘Might as well get checked,’” said Noe, a junior at CBA and a member of the school’s weightlifting team. “It took 10 minutes, honestly. I wish more people would go. There’s no reason not to.” This was the fifth screening sponsored by Nicole’s Heart Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading awareness about teen cardiac health. “This was the biggest one yet,” said Pat Trott, the nonprofit’s founder. “I do think the issue is becoming more and more talked about lately.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ARE 5-1, THE BEST TEAM IN THE NFC, & WE’RE GOING TO THE SUUUUUUUPER BOWL!!! The Boy Chris held it down over at Crossing Broad on their Live Thread last night. Check out the highlights from last night’s game below.

The Eagles won but the refs were horrendous last night. EXPOSE THEM, MIKE!!

World/National News.

Things are getting worse for TV companies.

Investors in traditional TV providers are reeling as companies from AT&T Inc. to Viacom Inc. fail to stop the desertion of customers lured away by cheaper entertainment options such as Netflix and Snapchat. AT&T, whose ownership of the DirecTV satellite service makes it the biggest U.S. pay-television provider, said late Wednesday it will report a third-quarter loss of 390,000 satellite and cable customers, echoing a similar warning weeks earlier from Comcast Corp. The same night, Viacom cautioned that its distribution deal with Charter Communications Inc., the second-biggest cable U.S. company, may lead to a blackout, potentially testing whether millions of viewers are willing to go without MTV and Nickelodeon.

Your GIF/Video for October 13, 2017.

Joel Embiid looks like the best player in the world and the Eagles are 5-1. If this is a dream, please don’t wake me up. HIT IT, MARIAH!!!

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