GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 9, 2017.
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The Louisville Cardinals will continue to pay for a lawyer defending former head coach Kellie Ward.
Lacrosse The Nation
Yesterday was National Signing Day, the first day for many verbal commits to officially put pen to paper and officially commit to the school of their choice. First with the boys back home:
Way to go Joey Burnham on signing NLI to play lacrosse at SJU. Your future’s bright. @CYOCorpus @SJUHawks_MLax @northpennlax @THEDUKESLC pic.twitter.com/dFirwPgjmQ— James Burnham (@burnhamjc) November 8, 2017
Buckeye Nation - Please welcome Matt Clibanoff to the Ohio State family! #Elite18 pic.twitter.com/gJEtifQ1Ux— Nick Myers (@MyersJMZ) November 8, 2017
Buckeye Nation - Please welcome Michael Clibanoff to the Ohio State family! #Elite18 pic.twitter.com/ANdwJGzXf9— Nick Myers (@MyersJMZ) November 8, 2017
Congratulations to our student-athletes who signed their national letter of intent on Signing Day! #HaiLaSalle— La Salle Sports (@LaSalle_Sports) November 8, 2017
(A few others away this week on their Kairos Retreat -full group photo next week) pic.twitter.com/SGQuC3DL6I
Exciting day for @CSUVikingsLax. Proud to officially welcome our 3rd class of student-athletes from six States & Canada. #Believeland pic.twitter.com/OZwpXtw6oJ— Dylan Sheridan (@DSheridan8) November 8, 2017
Exciting day for our program. Looking forward to adding 11 new members to our lacrosse family today. The future is bright in College Park. #bethebest #futurehardshells #terpfam #tradition pic.twitter.com/omWwOGlkVg— John Tillman (@CoachTillman1) November 8, 2017
Excited to welcome 15 new Hawks to @LehighLacrosse on Signing Day. I am grateful to these young men & their families for their loyalty in this interesting era of lacrosse recruiting. It is a decision they will never regret. This place is special & this program is unique. #FAMILY pic.twitter.com/kvk2l1QeMS— Kevin Cassese (@CoachCassese) November 8, 2017
After two years of being verbally committed, couldn’t be more excited to officially be a Pioneer. New beginnings #NLI pic.twitter.com/oTd7br2teu— Josh Dawick (@JoshDawick8) November 8, 2017
Congratulations to Dukes 2018 Zach Diamond (Manheim Township HS) on signing NLI to @HPUMensLax #represent #phillytough #dukeslc pic.twitter.com/tVNhEEoYPk— THE DUKES (PA.) LC (@THEDUKESLC) November 9, 2017
Congratulations to our four #HermitsLacrsse seniors who signed their NLI’s today! Evan Malgier (@TerpsMLax), Mike Cornelius (@UtahLacrosse), Joe Rice (@SHUmenslax), Alex Rice (@SHUmenslax). pic.twitter.com/RVVkWSxuXY— Hermits Lacrosse (@HermitsLacrosse) November 8, 2017
Welcome to the family Jeff!!!— Virginia Lacrosse (@UVAMensLacrosse) November 8, 2017
✅ ✍️ Jeff Conner has signed his National Letter of Intent!!! #Wahoowa ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/ixoKWh777b
Congrats to RJ Barnes - VMI Commit pic.twitter.com/M692XuUFUE— Paul VI Lacrosse (@PVI_Lacrosse) November 9, 2017
We're excited to welcome Timmy Ley to our program! pic.twitter.com/lVfu1gC708— BU Men's Lacrosse (@TerrierMLAX) November 8, 2017
Five #LandonLax seniors have committed to play NCAA lacrosse! John Geppert (@TerpsMLax), Joey Epstein (@jhumenslacrosse), Gilbert Sentimore (@UtahLacrosse), Mo Sillah (@Towson_MLAX), and Zach Johnson (@UMichLacrosse) will all take the field in the 2017-18 school year. Go Bears! pic.twitter.com/2F0woGjHgY— Landon School (@landonschool) November 8, 2017
Our first NLI signee, welcome to the Bearcat family Drew! #bingpride pic.twitter.com/Vzg3b1fDMW— Binghamton MLacrosse (@BinghamtonMLAX) November 8, 2017
Congratulations to Dukes 2018 Logan Blondell (Southern Lehigh HS) on signing NLI to @navymlax #represent #phillytough #dukeslc pic.twitter.com/WpCiF28Cji— THE DUKES (PA.) LC (@THEDUKESLC) November 9, 2017
Congrats to our boys for signing their NLI! @TerpsMLax @HartfordMLAX @StevensonLax pic.twitter.com/mATl5lAdBA— Springfield Lacrosse (@sprlax) November 8, 2017
Welcome to the program, @DevinGilligan44!#NewBlue— Michigan Lacrosse (@UMichLacrosse) November 8, 2017
Welcome to the @UMBC_MLax Family, Nate Braniff! ️✔️ #NSD18 #ClassOf2022 #RetrieverNation @UMBCAthletics pic.twitter.com/nBU3uswOXM— UMBC Men's Lacrosse (@UMBC_MLax) November 8, 2017
Congratulations Senior Lax Captains Jake Lemon, Seth Cashen and Chris Jennings signing NLI's today with Coach Ryan Henry and teammates. @GriffsMLax @BellarmineLax @LynchburgMLAX pic.twitter.com/gkgFG5agr2— Jesuit Lax (@TampaJesuit) November 8, 2017
Congrats to @CooperKneese23 for signing with @UtahLacrosse #GoUtes #NLI pic.twitter.com/6cYu06o2yc— HP Boys Lacrosse (@hplax) November 8, 2017
Welcome to the ‘Phin family, Matt.— JU Men's Lacrosse (@JU_MLAX) November 8, 2017
Mount Sinai, NY - 45 degrees
Jacksonville, FL - 80 degrees pic.twitter.com/MEccZQ4LSX
Congrats 2018 Hawks on signing NLOI. Jack Thomas @UMBCAthletics Dean Draughn @ArmyWP_MLax Chase Cope @navymlax Josh Coffman @TerpsMLax pic.twitter.com/9o0QKbog5o— Annapolis Hawks (@annapolishawks) November 9, 2017
Adding another Traynor! Welcome to the squad, Jack! #PSUsigningday #BrickSquad pic.twitter.com/6MU0MakY14— Penn State Lacrosse (@PennStateMLAX) November 8, 2017
Congratulations to Will Ciccarelli @will_cicc on signing to Providence for lacrosse! @PCFriarsLax pic.twitter.com/JVyKdN3taT— Unionville HS Sports (@UHSSports) November 8, 2017
@HC_Lax Alex Molto signing his NLI to attend Lafayette @LafayetteMLAX @MikeKinneyHS @jerseylax101 pic.twitter.com/l4SVumWoV5— HC_Lax (@HC_Lax) November 9, 2017
Welcome to the Mercer family Jackson Mahoney! #NSD18#RoarTogether pic.twitter.com/Xyks0dz1OI— Mercer M-Lacrosse (@MercerLacrosse) November 8, 2017
So proud of @teaganlucchese for officially becoming a part of the @DrexelWLax fam! Sending my love from across the Atlantic #NLI pic.twitter.com/aUMo3A12SQ— Taber Lucchese (@taberlucchese) November 9, 2017
Congratulations to Russell Eberding (@ArmyWP_MLax), Stelios Kroudis (@NovaLacrosse) & Jesse West (@LehighLacrosse) on signig their NLI’s! pic.twitter.com/FEbjtnOWaj— Sparta Boys Lacrosse (@SpartaLacrosse) November 8, 2017
Aidan Toomey has made it official, welcome to the family! pic.twitter.com/TY0HCZNPqd— Colgate Lacrosse (@ColgateLacrosse) November 8, 2017
Congrats to all that signed! And congrats to all that will sign in the coming days!
And they better keep GETTING THEIR GRADES UP!
DI men's lacrosse players' graduation success rate has skyrocketed to 91%: https://t.co/LxEbB9DM3O pic.twitter.com/tFG7Tj2vhE— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAALAX) November 8, 2017
LET’S GO LA SALLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCT ANTHONY GIULIANI!
1010 XL/92.5 FM got Jacksonville Dolphins head coach John Galloway on for an interview:
Spikeball is a game of champions. Monmouth knows that.
SpikeBall #FlyHawks #teamcompetitions #kesslerstadium pic.twitter.com/bUTbnkvunb— Monmouth Lacrosse (@MonmouthMLAX) November 8, 2017
US Lacrosse Magazine’s Matt Hamilton notes how the weight room has helped Bryant Bulldogs senior Tom Kennedy with improving in not one, but two sports at school:
Kennedy was an avid weight lifter in high school, but he said having Bryant strength and conditioning coach Craig Buckley advising him only fueled his passion. He learned how to properly execute certain workouts, like power cleans and squats.
From there, Kennedy took off. Doubling as a wide receiver for Bryant’s football team, the lacrosse midfielder has some of the top numbers of the team in the clean, bench, squat and vertical jump.
It all boils down to performance on the field. That’s what motivates Kennedy, who was first-team All-Northeast Conference with 24 goals and 15 assists in lacrosse last season. A three-year starter, he enters his senior year with 52 career goals.
In football, he is Bryant's leading receiver with 41 catches for 703 yards and seven touchdowns. He's coming off of a monster game in which he helped Bryant beat Sacred Heart 48-45. Kennedy had five catches for 151 yards and three touchdowns to earn NEC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
While others were celebrating their signings, some teams were still practicing:
Very competitive practice today! White Team takes both games to 1 as Trasolni & Vercruysse had the game winners! pic.twitter.com/7grAhso9TS— Coach Brian Brecht (@RUlaxCoach) November 9, 2017
@StonyBrookMLAX another version of inside finishing!#darkwolf pic.twitter.com/gUk6CyFFy7— cmgibson (@cmgibson55) November 8, 2017
Louisville updates: The Cardinals are being led by a group effort as the school continues to search for a new head coach.
But if players that left under Young want to return, can they? Danielle Lerner from the Louisville Courier Journal finds out:
NCAA spokeswoman Michelle Hosick said the lacrosse players' fate is ultimately up to the university.
"The NCAA doesn’t have any rules that would prevent these student athletes from rejoining the team," Hosick said in an email. "Once eligibility is established — which it likely already was for them if they were on the team prior to this — a school can decide who is on the team."
At least 18 players transferred or left the Louisville lacrosse program since 2016, including 15 over the past eight months.
None of the six players who left in the past few weeks could be reached for comment.
The Colgate Raiders have named Anthony Abbadessa and Collin Orr as team captains:
"Anthony has done a really good job this fall without having the 'C' on his jersey," Colgate head coach Mike Murphy said. "He has played and competed in a leadership role.
"And I hate the phrase 'lead by example,' but Collin does that. Collin sets the standard for the guys on the field, off the field, in the weight room. He's one of our toughest competitors and a young man who just hates to lose, and you love that mentality in your faceoff guy."
One of the top lacrosse retail stores, Lax World, is closing their doors after it faces multiple lawsuits years after their sale.
my lacrosse season starts today! first practice tonight! pic.twitter.com/cqe5NVCJcL— MattyBRaps (@MattyBRaps) November 8, 2017
Roy Halladay’s plane that he crashed on Tuesday was one of the first to be flown.
Thank you for joining us today in sharing memories and honoring the life of Roy Halladay.— Phillies (@Phillies) November 8, 2017
We will miss you, Doc. #RIPDoc pic.twitter.com/bJy1Gaht1F
Tonight I stopped by the memorial Phillies fans started for Roy Halladay outside Citizens Bank Park— John Clark NBCPhilly (@JClarkNBCS) November 9, 2017
Wanted to share the personal messages left by Phils fans.
Stop by if you want to pay tribute to Doc#RIPRoy pic.twitter.com/gO7LpCLikt
Absolutely hard pass: Facebook is asking some users to send naked pictures of themselves in order to protect their accounts. I don’t get it. It’s dumb. Don’t do it.
AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner has hit a serious snag with the Justice Department.
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An honest trailer for Stranger Things:
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