GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 20, 2017.
College Crosse News.
Great video of UVA’s alumni game from last week.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looks fantastic!
The final trip on the fall lacrosse experience is a networking event in the Big Apple for the program's juniors and sophomores. The trip provides opportunities for the guys on the team to build relationships with some of the top firms and companies in various industries. The student-athletes will look to continue expanding their connections with the ninth annual New York City Networking Trip on Oct. 19. Exclusively for the junior and sophomore class, the trip offers a full day of networking with firms and Notre Dame alumni that work in fields such as finance, media and commercial real estate.
The trip is designed to give each player an opportunity to land an internship at one of the top companies or firms in his desired field. "The great part about this day, beyond the exposure our guys get to different jobs and industries, is the connections they make with the alumni and the reconnections our alumni make with each other," said Baumer Family Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Kevin Coach.
Madison Nock has one motto: Go for it. The 20-year-old Salisbury University student is one of 12 finalists vying to be MTVU's next video jockey. Competition finalists were announced by the network via Facebook video on Oct. 10. On Oct. 23, the winner will be chosen and Nock is crossing her fingers it's her. "I really want to be in the entertainment industry," she said. "That’s been a dream of mine for awhile now.” ... Nock played lacrosse, field hockey and basketball growing up and went on to play Division II lacrosse at West Virginia Wesleyan College. When she decided to transfer to SU, the student continued to play lacrosse on the university's club lacrosse team.
Great video from when Army hosted Keio Univ. (Japan) lacrosse team at West Point last week.
Shout out to ECU women’s lacrosse on their first ever scrimmage as a program.
The braid isn’t the first thing you notice watching him play.
Tehoka Nanticoke is big —more than six feet tall and 230 pounds — but moves lightly on his feet; darting in diagonals, flinging behind-the-back-passes, attracting defenders like ants to a sugar cube, only to somehow spin free.
That speed and talent is why lacrosse experts use terms like “mind-boggling,” “spectacular” and “wizard” when describing him. It’s why Tehoka has grabbed the attention of Sports Illustrated. It’s also why, after USA Today posted a goal he scored by firing the ball between his legs, it immediately went viral.
This fall, the focus on the 19-year-old will intensify at the University at Albany, where the standout from the Six Nations of the Grand River will be a freshman on one of the top college lacrosse teams in the United States. And, yes, there is the braid. Hanging down his back, swinging as he runs, signalling – and not by accident – that he is Mohawk.
“Our hair is part of our identity,” Tehoka says. “So I decided to grow mine out.”
When Neenah lacrosse coach Paul Zielski started his program in 2003, he had 18 players on varsity. It became a varsity club sport in 2007. The team has averaged 50 players per year the past four or five years, and a few years ago started its own youth program that has 50 to 60 kids starting in third grade. The high school players follow the same code of conduct and academic requirements as the student-athletes participating in WIAA sports, and they also can earn varsity letters. They are part of the same strength and conditioning program and have played almost all their home games at Rocket Stadium, which is behind the high school.
“I see both pros and cons to becoming a WIAA sport,” Zielski said. “From the outside looking in, I’ve had plenty of other coaches from other teams say, ‘Oh, you are just a club sport. You’re not even state-sanctioned.’ In some ways, it feels like we don’t garner the same respect as a WIAA sport just because of four letters. … we have a state association that has done a nice job organizing us and helping us stay set. “Does it make a big difference to me? In some respects, it would be nice to take some of the power and shift it away from some influential parent groups that run our state association right now. Having an impartial athletic director would probably help us and help our sport grow.” That hope likely won't be realized, at least not anytime soon. It does not appear the WIAA is close to sponsoring additional sports.
Looks like a fun time!!
Thanks so much to President Simon for having us over for dinner tonight! pic.twitter.com/0zYayVhIxo— Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) October 20, 2017
2017 will be known as the year the lacrosse ball made its debut as humanity's cure-all.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
If you hadn’t heard, Philadelphia really, really wants to land Amazon’s second headquarters. The city has officially submitted its proposal to the online retailer, which revolves around $1 billion in tax breaks and three potential locations for Amazon’s second headquarters campus, nicknamed HQ2: Around the Schuylkill Yards and uCity Square sites in West Philadelphia, and South Philadelphia’s Navy Yard. The city went all out for the bid, leaning on a number of local celebrities in a series of videos aimed at wooing decision-makers in the Seattle-based company to pick the City of Brotherly Love over a slew of other contenders. “They going to be tough on you, but that’s just because they love you and want to be better,” Sixers star Joel Embiid says in the city’s main video pitch. “It just feels like I’m home, man. I can call this place home for me.”
Seven-year-old Wyatt is learning to walk again, just days after regaining consciousness. His mother says the second grader was behaving normally until he went to bed the night after his uncle’s wedding. “Tried to wake him up, but he kept falling asleep. And I was like, ‘Wyatt, Wyatt, Wyatt’ and he kept falling asleep again. He would open his eyes and it didn’t seem like he was there,” said Wyatt’s Mom, Amy Thompson. Doctors say Wyatt fell into a deep sleep while undergoing medical tests. When he finally woke up, he had limited mobility and is now working to regain his strength.
Your GIF/Video for October 20, 2017.
That’s it for today!! I’ll see you out there!! Make sure you follow us on social media!
Facebook: College Crosse