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College Crosse Prospectus - February 11, 2017: Duke Over High Point, New Crossecast.

The Philly Phour Phocus, Greyson Torain, and plenty more!

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for February 11, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Duke doubled up High Point last night, 10-5. Justin Guterding recorded a hat-trick and one assist for the Blue Devils, while freshmen Joey Manown (2 Gs, 2 As) and Kevin Quigley (2 Gs, 1 A) recorded a pair of goals as well.

Our newest Crossecast is up. Joe Keegan joined Ryan and myself to chat about the Ivy League, LaxCon, regular season Over/Unders, and Super Bowl win #5 for the Pats. Don’t forget to also read Joe’s wonderful post on Navy’s Greyson Torain which went up yesterday.

Get hyped for Rutgers vs. St. John's!

The Philly Phour Phocus is back!!

Syracuse celebrates the dawn of a new century of Orange Lacrosse today.

UVA suspended freshman Wade Maloney for the season opener versus Loyola today.

Virginia men’s lacrosse freshman midfielder Wade Maloney (Rumson, NJ) has been suspended for the Cavaliers’ season-opening game at Loyola on Saturday, Feb. 11. Maloney will not play in the game due to a violation of team rules. Maloney is slated to return to the lineup for Virginia’s home opener against Drexel on Feb. 18.

Quint Kessenich broke down his top teams in 2017 and other things to watch in college lacrosse in this post from the Batlimore Sun.

Johns Hopkins — The strength of the wolf is the pack. Hopkins played 27 players through three quarters in their victory over Navy on Tuesday. Midfield depth is bolstered by the return of Joel Tinney, Connor Reed, Drew Supinski and Alex Concannon. Jays defense wasn't effective in 2016, and is a work-in-progress with a handful of new faces. Hopkins hosts UMBC on Saturday.

Carb-loading with CSU before their game with Duke.

There’s plenty of optimism about Hobart’s 2017 in this Finger Lakes Times article about the Statesmen.

Last spring, the Hobart College lacrosse squad made an impressive run to the Northeast Conference Tournament championship which earned the Statesmen a trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament.

There is plenty of optimism in the Hobart program heading into this season and the Statesmen are hoping their experience will lead them back to the tournament.

The Statesmen bring back nine of their 10 starters from last year’s team, which was the first Hobart squad to reach the NCAA tournament since 2004.

Our BU Hitter Marisa is calling the BU vs. UMass Lowell game today!!

Newsday with a nice article about Dylan Molloy.

Last spring, this young man’s fancy turned to . . . Chipotle’s.

That became the food of choice for Dylan Molloy, then a junior attack for Brown University and the nation’s leading scorer who broke his foot in the final minute of the Bears’ 17-8 first-round victory over Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament. The serious injury — “It got hooked on the turf and I heard it pop,” he said, wincing at the memory — made it highly doubtful that Molloy would play again, but he was so determined to help his team that he basically took up residence in the pool and training room. He didn’t even leave for meals.

“I had food delivered every day. My teammates would bring me Chipotle’s,” recalled Molloy, the former St. Anthony’s star from Setauket. “So I was in the pool every morning at 7 a.m., keeping it moving. Rehabbing the foot was a ton of work. After the pool, I was in the training room, getting it worked on, getting it iced. It was a huge process but we had to do it.”

Loyola vs. Virginia is going to be on Twitter today! They will be looking sharp in these new threads.

PSU’s The Daily Collegian with a post about tomorrow’s game versus BOSS Tamroni’s alma mater Hobart.

Coach Jeff Tambroni has outgrown the emotions of playing his alma mater in Hobart. “It used to be an extremely challenging game in terms of emotions going back,” Tambroni said. “I competed for four years as a player and four years as a coach. It’s so much a part of who I am. It was always a little bit challenging going back and seeing guys I’ve worked with and played alongside.”

Our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun with a great post on UMBC’s Ryan Moran.

The job of returning the Retrievers to relevancy belongs to new coach Ryan Moran, who knows a thing or two about winning after helping Maryland and then Loyola Maryland make four appearances in the NCAA tournament’s Final Four in eight seasons. It may seem like a Herculean task considering that they have won just nine of 27 games in the last two years and failed to qualify for the conference tournament each time, but fans and alumni are hungry for success.

The Pardon My Take guys are getting into lacrosse.

Here’s a really powerful post about Air Force goalie Paxton Boyer.

Boyer is a born-and-raised Colorado guy, a graduate of Mountain Vista in Highlands Ranch. He won his first college start, an 11-10 upset at No. 10 Duke, and good luck shaking his belief that No. 17 Air Force one day can win a national championship in lacrosse.

“I think I told my mom I wanted to play college lacrosse when I was in fourth or fifth grade,” says Boyer, a freshman cadet studying Management at the academy. “But I wasn’t really a 'military guy.' I just liked to have fun. I never really even looked at Air Force. But then….”

His voice cracks. He takes a deep breath.

“But then Coach Herman thought it would be a good fit for me.”

The Testudo Times sees Maryland’s midfield as one of the Terps’ strongest units in 2017.

Depth at midfield for Maryland men’s lacrosse has been an invaluable component of the program’s recent success. But the unit lost 2016 MLL draft selections Bryan Cole, Pat Young and Henry West, who provided a massive chunk of production the Terps somehow have to make up (53 goals and 42 assists). Output aside, all three were irreplaceable team leaders whose absences are greater than what appears in the box score. This might seem like a problem, but the Terps are going to be just fine at midfield. “We feel like we’re in a very similar situation,” Tillman said at Maryland’s spring media availability. “I think we have some guys that are capable, they’ve been waiting for their opportunity.”

The Daily Orange did a post about today’s game versus Siena.

The Siena report: The biggest threat the young Syracuse defensive line will face is junior Chris Robertson. He is the only player besides Jordan Barlow that played and started in all 13 games. Robertson led the team with 24 goals and 14 assists a year ago.

All seven of Siena’s top players in goals scored return to the team, including midfielder Brian Prunty. Despite starting only four games, the junior was second on the team with 18 goals. Prunty and Robertson will carry the offensive load.

Here’s BOSS Desko previewing the Saints as well.

On the Banks did a season preview of Rutgers.

Our man @OrangeLax made his week one picks over at Troy Nunes.

If you follow lacrosse, most likely you’ve ventured into the lax twittersphere where you can find a whole mess of interesting characters. One of the more intriguing profiles out there is @laxvegaslines which sets weekly lines for lacrosse. Back in 2015, the online sports book Bovada opened up for lacrosse wagers. Not long after beginning the experiment it was shut down due to a lack of interest. Thankfully, @laxvegaslines has filled the gap. It is a great follow and always makes for interesting lax talk. It should be made clear that the profile does not actually take wagers, just sets lines.

A group of five Yale Engineering undergraduates designed a solution to help the men’s lacrosse team.

As part of a final project for ENAS 118, the team — Pamela Banner ’20, Hung Ho ’20, Christopher Miller ’20, Sebastian Rivero ’19 and Trevor Shim ’20 — designed a solution to an obstacle that lacrosse teams commonly face during practice: Goalies cannot be in the goal for too long due to risk of injury and fatigue, but offensive players need to practice many shots per day.

The student-designed device, which is a set of panels placed in the goal, allows players to practice shooting without aiming at an empty goal or exposing a goalie to potential injury. It contains five panels that are sensitive to contact and simulate hotspots for offensive players to aim at, said Ho. The panels that are turned on produce a positive sound when they are hit, while the panels that are turned off produce a negative sound.

What’s Up, Philly?

Brandon Lee Gowton returned to Bleeding Green Nation!!

World/National News.

Wait ... what?: “Woman smuggling raw animal brains in luggage detained at DFW Airport.”

Your GIF for February 11 , 2017: I think everyone could use a little kitten therapy.

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