GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 16, 2017.
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Lacrosse The Nation
Check out this sick video by WOLACO (Way of Life Athletic Company) with former Syracuse Orange midfielder Sergio Salcido:
The North Carolina Tar Heels unveiled their 2018 schedule.
Yesterday, the Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Vancouver Stealth, 15-12, in their home opener to earn their first win of the young season. Curtis Dickson had three goals and three assists for the Roughnecks, while former Johns Hopkins midfielder Holden Cattoni had a natural hat-trick in the first quarter.
Tonight, the defending West Division champion Saskatchewan Rush travel to Toronto to take on the Rock. That game kicks off at 7 PM, and you can watch it on Twitter.
Women’s Professional Lacrosse League commissioner Michele DeJuliis is taking a different approach when building her new league, writes Shana Renee of espnW.com.
It's this sort of unconventional people-centric leadership style and business philosophy that DeJuliis is confident will set the WPLL apart from almost any other professional sports league, including the WPLL's rival, the 2-year-old semi-pro United Women's Lacrosse League (UWLX).
After a brief run as the UWLX's commissioner, DeJuliis -- or DJ, as she's commonly called -- reimagined the sport that captured her heart nearly 30 years ago as a Maryland teen.
DeJuliis has built a Hall of Fame résumé that includes a 15-year career with the United States women's national lacrosse team and a 2009 World Cup gold medal, making her well-versed on what needs to be improved within the sport.
DeJuliis, who previously served five years as a Baltimore police officer, has long been committed to growing women's lacrosse as a professional sport and enhancing the lives of those who play it. Her experience as a four-time All-American at Penn State, coach and club founder inspired her to act on behalf of female lacrosse athletes who often search for ways to rebuild their lives when their playing days are over.
Syracuse men’s and women’s lacrosse PA announcer, Tom Winiecki, was named the Bob Sheppard High School PA Announcer of the Year. Nolan Weidner of Syracuse.com notes how women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait has helped promote women’s lacrosse through Winiecki:
Knowing the rules is helpful, too, he said. And that thirst to become better at announcing pushed Winiecki to develop a rather unique approach when calling less-understood sports such as field hockey or women's lacrosse.
At the urging of SU women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait, Winiecki began giving brief rules explanations after officials' calls. He said Gait wanted him to do it to help promote women's lacrosse in the Carrier Dome.
"He gave me some game film to look at so I could practice," Winiecki said. "I tried to teach myself how to do it so I'm not stepping on the game. So I'm not talking when the game is going on."
Winiecki said people would be surprised to learn how many details go into calling a game.
US Lacrosse Magazine reviews the year in lacrosse for the entire state of Ohio.
This is a scary edit:
Over 50 girls took part in LAX Under the Lights at Bainbridge High School in Washington state.
A new lacrosse store in Sandwich, Massachusetts is set to open! And yes, that’s an actual town name!
Three people are dead after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Cipatujah, on the island of Java in Indonesia.
Video of the Day
Check out Adam Driver and Stephen Colbert act out a Star Wars scene...using dolls.
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