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College Crosse Prospectus - October 4, 2017: Harlem Lacrosse Visits Homewood Field; UVA Announces 2018 Captains.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 4, 2017.

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Great day at THE Johns Hopkins University, as the lads at Harlem Lacrosse made the trip down to Baltimore to check out HISTORIC Homewood Field and practice with the Blue Jays. You can see BOSS Petro in the back row, towards the middle.

It’s a great day to be a Blue Jay when you get to enjoy practice with @harlemlacrosse_bmore !!! @harlemlacrosse

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UVA has named Ryan Conrad and Scott Hooper as captains for the upcoming 2018 season.

Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany announced that midfielder Ryan Conrad and defenseman Scott Hooperhave been selected as captains for the 2018 season.

“We are fortunate to have a team of men who are willing to create significant commitments and follow through on their successful acquisition,” said Tiffany. “The two men who have been selected as our captains each has the heart of a leader.”

Conrad (Jr., Timonium, Md.) was a third-team USILA All-American and an All-ACC honoree in 2017 after he led all non-defensive/faceoff specialists with 63 ground balls. Conrad finished with 17 goals and 28 total points for the Cavaliers.

Shout out to Harvard for hosting a clinic for Metro Lacrosse.

Team USA's Fall Classic this weekend, will be streamed live & free of charge on YouTube, Facebook, & US lacrosse’s website.

The U.S. men's national team games against defending NCAA champion Maryland and 2017 semifinalist Towson, part of the Team USA Fall Classic this weekend, will be streamed live and free of charge on several platforms. The games will be available on the US Lacrosse Facebook page, on the US Lacrosse YouTube channel and on the US Lacrosse web site. The U.S. team will take on Maryland on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6:00 p.m. (EST) and Towson on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) on Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. Other games taking place on Oct. 8 include a 9/11 Memorial Game featuring first responders from Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia at 11:15 a.m., and Israel's national team will play an abbreviated scrimmage against Towson at 4:00 p.m.

Do you have a problem pronouncing the word “lacrosse”? I got you, fam.

High Point University men’s lacrosse head coach, Jon Torpey, jumped on the Texas Lacrosse News podcast to talk about recruiting, the upcoming 2018 college lacrosse season, and lots more.

This post is actually about the quidditch team at the University of Missouri, but there’s a fantastic part about the Missouri club lacrosse team that I had to share.

Despite the toughness needed to play quidditch, the team still struggles to gain respect from other students. Becker and Skistimas both remember a practice their freshman year when lacrosse players interrupted a quidditch practice by running on the field with their lacrosse sticks between their legs, all the while shouting "Harry Potter" quotes or, “I caught the snitch!”

Skistimas works with club sports now through her athletic trainer duties. She has convinced most of the lacrosse players to accept the seriousness of quidditch, but the jokes from other people continue. At summer welcome last year, parents asked if the team could fly.

“It’s really hard to be civil when people ask questions like that,” Skistimas said. “You just kind of power through.”

Shout out to our man, Fionn!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The planned $6.5 billion renovations to 30th Street station have been put on hold, as Philly focuses on using that land to entice Amazon to move its new headquarters to the city.

You know those fancy $6.5 billion renovations coming to 30th Street Station? Apparently they’re going to take a little longer than anticipated – because of Amazon. Amtrak has postponed its search for a developer for the 30th Street Station District Plan as city officials eye a nearby University City plot as the potential campus for Amazon’s second headquarters. Philly.com reports that Carole Owens, Amtrak’s lead contract administrator, told interested developers that a tour of the station area slated for October 11th would be delayed until early 2018. “While Philadelphia is still determining the best site to present to Amazon, Amtrak feels it best to suspend its solicitation for a master developer until such time a decision on the Amazon headquarters has been made,” Owens reportedly said in an email.

World/National News.

It’s already winter in Montana: First blizzard of the season breaks October snow record in Havre, Montana; Up to 30 inches reported.

The first blizzard of the season resulted in widespread power outages and downed trees in parts of Montana. Treacherous travel conditions and additional power outages were also observed across other portions of the northern and central Rockies as an early-season snowstorm swept through the region. Unlike the snow the Rockies experienced in September, this storm had a greater impact since valley locations were also affected, in addition to typical mountain areas. Havre, Montana, had seen 13 inches of heavy, wet snow as of late Tuesday afternoon, which set a new record for heaviest two-day October snowfall total at the Havre City-County Airport. The previous two-day October record was 12.6 inches, which was set in 1898.

Your GIF/Video for October 4, 2017.

Practice makes perfect!!

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