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The Tewaaraton watch list was released last night. Our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun wrote a great breakdown of the initial nominees.
Co-No. 1 Maryland and No. 3 Johns Hopkins are tied for second in the country with three players each on the Tewaaraton Award watch list, which was released by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Tuesday night.
The Terps (4-0) are represented by three seniors: short-stick defensive midfielder Isaiah Davis-Allen and attackmen Colin Heacock (Catonsville/Boys’ Latin) and Matt Rambo.
Joining them on the 50-candidate list for the Blue Jays (4-0) are senior defenseman Nick Fields and a pair of juniors, attackman Shack Stanwick (Baltimore/Boys’ Latin) and midfielder Joel Tinney.
Our newest Crossecast is up and we did it old school this time ... which means it was close to 2 hours long.
We had a nice slate of games yesterday. Chris reviewed everything you need to know about Tuesday’s games here in our round-up.
Did you know: @ManhattanMLAX is now tied for the most #WhitneyInOT videos in 2017 @SexyTimeLax @joekeegs? pic.twitter.com/3X9XqlSo55— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) March 1, 2017
Yale's pretty pumped for their home opener.
Yale Lacrosse Home Opener. Saturday at 1pm! pic.twitter.com/SsomKboqQy— Yale Lacrosse (@YaleLacrosse) February 28, 2017
Really good article by US Lacrosse on the future of urban lacrosse.
Urban lacrosse can have many challenges. Among these are cost, perception and logistics, which can simply be having access to field space.
To that end, the Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, a non-profit founded in 2012 to help bring the sport to local boys and girls, has recently unveiled a new strategy to deal with the concrete jungle of the urban metropolis.
Say hello to WallGames.
Conceived by Brooklyn Lacrosse co-founder Khalid West, WallGames are a series of competitive games in which lacrosse is played on fenced-in handball courts. The parks and public spaces across New York City are littered with outdoor handball courts, which are a reflection of a bygone era in which the game dominated the city landscape. Many of the players are gone, but the courts remain.
Penn State’s off to a great start in 2017 but all the squad’s worrying about is their next game.
On Monday, Tambroni and his staff spoke to the team about not letting distractions caused by the latest ranking get in the way of their preparation.
“We brought this up on Monday, and that will be the last time we bring it up with our team,” Tambroni said. “At the end of that conversation on Monday, the core objective of the week was to make sure they understood clearly that our performance would equal the potential of that room, which we believe is very high, minus any interference and distraction, which could come from [a top-five ranking].”
While Tambroni felt addressing potential distractions was a good idea, afterward, he didn’t feel it was necessary, even with so many key contributors being underclassmen.
“One thing we wanted to focus on this week is blocking out all the distractions and focus on what we do,” freshman attackman Mac O’Keefe said.
BU is now 5-0 after their win over Bryant yesterday. Here are the highlights from the game.
You can find BU's two-part post-game press conference below.
Tyson Bomberry is starting to emerge as a star on the Orange defense.
Tyson Bomberry struggled to earn playing time his freshman year because the depth chart, with two seniors and breakout star Nick Mellen, was hard to climb. Bomberry took a hit from the deep Syracuse backline and struggled to earn minutes.
Bomberry had previously played on the U-19 Iroquois National lacrosse team and had been named a high school Under Armour All-American in 2015. Syracuse was a different story.
Despite being a sophomore and logging four appearances as a freshman, Bomberry has played like a seasoned veteran in No. 10 Syracuse’s (2-1) season-opening month. His success is a product of the box lacrosse he played regularly in Canada. There, with his cousin and now-teammate Brendan Bomberry, he developed his skills and consistency.
A couple of weeks ago, Parker Langenback had no clue what the game of lacrosse was all about, and Kevin Stump, a first-year member of the Williams College Men's Lacrosse Team had no clue about how the birth defect spinal bifida could affect a person's life. But on Tuesday evening, the Langenback family and the lacrosse team signed on for a two-year commitment to learn about and support one another, through a social sports initiative called Team Impact. Now 6 years old, but turning 7 at the end of the month, Parker is a first-grader at Williamstown Elementary School, located about a mile from where the lacrosse team practices at Farley-Lamb Field. He lives in town with his parents, Melissa and Rob Langenback, and his 3-year-old brother, Sawyer.
What’s Up, Philly?
Center City Philly is going to get a facelift.
It has been a long time coming, but Philadelphia may finally see I-95 capped with a pocket park of green, connecting its bustling center with the banks of the Delaware. Mayor Kenney, in his second-year budget, is proposing to spend $90 million toward covering I-95 between Walnut and Chestnut Streets with an elevated 11-acre swath that would also cross Front Street and Columbus Boulevard, ending at the Delaware riverfront.
The total cost for the project is expected to be $225 million, with $100 million coming from the state and the William Penn Foundation contributing several million dollars. “We’re getting a large opening space, we’re covering a highway that while functional is an eyesore," Kenney said Tuesday. "We’re going to be able to access the river directly, and I think that’s going to be great for the businesses in Old City and Society Hill and the historic area, and it’s going to allow families in North and South and West Philadelphia to lay on the lawn and see the river and enjoy the sites.”
We’re becoming more and more lonely.
Almost seven million people in the UK - 13 per cent - do not have someone they would call a close chum, up from one in 10 (10 per cent) when the same question was asked in 2014 and 2015, charities Relate and Relationships Scotland say. The charities' report, You're Not Alone - The Quality of the UK's Social Relationships, also found that almost half (45 per cent) of UK adults felt lonely at least some of the time and almost a fifth (18 per cent) felt lonely often or all of the time.
Your GIF for March 1, 2017: When you aren’t feeling your new costume.
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