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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 14, 2017.

What You Missed

Inside Lacrosse released their Face-Off Yearbook rankings for nearly every division of college lacrosse.

Maryland’s path to a repeat will have them being tested from March until the end of the year.

Make sure you check out our 2018 All-College Crosse team!

Lacrosse The Nation

Army Black Knights assistant coach Kyle Georgalas spent a day with junior defenseman Johnny Surdick.

I’ve seen Navy’s campus before, but I’ve never seen West Point. Great look into the program and the campus!

Former Hopkins great and current New York Lizard Paul Rabil is SportTechie’s Most-Tech Savvy Athlete. Here he is talking about taking lacrosse mainstream:

A brand new episode of The Season dropped:

The Lafayette Leopards and UMass Minutemen released their schedules for the 2018 season.

The Delaware Blue Hens have added former Ohio State Buckeyes FOGO Trey Wilkes as a volunteer assistant coach.

“Trey is an impressive young coach with a strong work ethic and a keen understanding of the intricacies of the game of lacrosse,” said [Ben] DeLuca. “Trey’s values and character align perfectly with Delaware Lacrosse and our student-athletes will benefit greatly from his passion, dedication and knowledge.”

The San Diego Seals unveiled their home jerseys. They remind me of the old Los Angeles Kings jerseys with the color scheme:

After initially declining the opportunity to coach again, Dave Cottle is back as the head coach of the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Bill Wagner of the Capital Gazette has more:

“Time went by and Dave kept coming to the office so I continued to consult with him on various aspects of Bayhawks business,” [Mark] Burdett said. “Naturally, that included the ongoing search for a full-time head coach. Dave knows everybody in the lacrosse world so I regularly communicated with him about various candidates and their qualifications.”

Cottle has spent seven years with the Major League Lacrosse organization, serving variously as head coach, president and general manager. The Annapolis resident is loyal to owner Brendan Kelly and committed to building the Bayhawks into a championship ballclub.

As the process of finding a full-time head coach dragged on, Cottle began to realize that he was probably the best man for the job. About three weeks ago, the former University of Maryland and Loyola University head coach walked into Burdett’s office and announced he would consider the position.

“As we discussed certain candidates one by one I think Dave started wondering why the Bayhawks would hire this person when Dave himself knew he was far more qualified,” Burdett said. “I think the whole process really turned his head around. A light switch went off and Dave suddenly realized he still has the passion to do this. He just had to wrap head around it and make peace with himself.”

Former Binghamton Bearcats goalie Eric Fischer has been selected to play on the Israeli national team.

Ryan Cassidy of Texas Lacrosse News discusses the mid-year transfer decision, which happened to him when he played in college:

Now I know that sometimes quitting can be the only option. Maybe you are in a toxic environment, your teammates are not helping you make the right choices in school or on the weekends, or maybe the coach you committed to play for has left and you want to follow him to the school he is currently at (which is something that I did). Those are “good reasons” to “quit.” But don’t come home for good because of a little adversity. Like my father told me, I would advise you to stay for at least one season. If you don’t you, will be missing out on an incredible opportunity.

The exhilaration you will have playing on a collegiate lacrosse team, bonding with your teammates, and experiencing the ups and downs within a season can not be put into words! As a freshman in college, you probably can’t wait to get back home for Christmas. But I can almost guarantee you that when you are heading into your sophomore year, around July, you will begin to count down the days until you get to go back to school to be with forty of your best friends.

Inside Lacrosse announced panelists for their next Lacrosse Industry Summit in January.

Former UMass star Jim Connolly has been named the new head coach at Wellesley High School.

Philly Jawns

A cow was on the loose in Philly. She escaped a live nativity scene TWICE. Maybe not a good idea to do!

World News

Disney is buying most of 21st Century Fox for a whopping $52.4 billion. Some properties won’t be part of the deal, such as the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News and Fox Business channels, and sports channels FS1 and FS2.

And yes, The Simpsons predicted this too:

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