GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for March 21, 2017.
What You Missed
It’s another crazy week around the polls.
The craziness has also affected Philly’s teams.
Nobody has left the Reverse Survivor island since last week.
The only polls that you can trust: ours.
Check out the nice timelapse video from Hobart’s game this weekend.
Doc’s got his weekly media poll post.
Joe Keegan’s got another hot 10-Man Ride post.
Lacrosse The Nation
A professor at Sacred Heart, a lacrosse school, says that multiple subconcussive impacts can affect a player in the long run and increases the risk of lower extremity injury.
The Sacred Heart study, which was epublished by Sports Health in January, included 34 collegiate men’s lacrosse players (average age 19 years) who wore instrumented helmets that collected head impact exposure data. The researchers evaluated linear acceleration along with two injury tolerance scores, head injury criteria and Gadd Severity Index.
The participants also completed a Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) test once during the preseason and once during the postseason.
The number of errors on the BESS test increased from preseason to postseason for double-leg stance on foam, tandem stance on foam, total number of errors on a firm surface, and total number of errors on foam. The total errors on the foam were significantly correlated with linear acceleration, head injury criteria, and Gadd Severity Index scores.
Miyashita said the researchers believe the association found between the subconcussive measures and BESS scores on the foam surface suggests the cumulative subconcussive impacts contributed to the decrease in BESS performance from pre- to postseason.
To put the Rutgers’ #1 ranking into context:
#RUMLax is the first Rutgers team to achieve a No. 1 ranking since 1995 https://t.co/GnZuBRtQS5— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) March 20, 2017
A former alumni (who was on the second-to-last Rutgers team to go No. 1) is happy about that.
@tgeldrid @TerenceFoy Then it’s been too long. Congrats @RUmlax.— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) March 20, 2017
And with that #1 ranking, the team goes from the hunter to the hunted, by Keith Sargeant of NJ.com.
"It's nice to be the hunter,'' [Brian] Brecht said. "It's a different position to be hunted. It's a great accomplishment for them, first and foremost. It's great for our institution and all of our alumni that have been playing lacrosse here for 100 seasons.''
Brecht's squad climbed two spots in the USILA/Nike Coaches poll, moving to No. 3 behind top-ranked Penn State and Notre Dame. The Scarlet Knights were ranked No. 5 in the sport's authoritative poll and their media-poll standing mirrored that last week.
"I don't think (the No. 1 ranking) changes who we are and our approach during the week to game day,'' Brecht said. "(The players) certainly did a good job to put themselves in this situation in the first half of the season. We certainly have a lot lacrosse left, and I do like the way this group prepares for game day during the week and responds to challenges, and this is just another challenge that this team is going to have to be able to understand and obviously conquer.''
The Scarlet Knights remained unblemished through the first six weeks of the season thanks to a 10-6 road triumph over NJIT on Saturday. A pair of underclassmen -- freshman Kieran Mullins and redshirt sophomore Casey Rose -- registered hat tricks with three goals apiece as Rutgers won its penultimate non-conference game leading into Big Ten play.
Speaking of famous alumni.
Big time win and great start to the season for @OhioState_MLAX. Great to see!! https://t.co/KC3vNQKBfQ— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) March 20, 2017
It’ll be hard for Ohio State for the remainder of the season:
.@OhioState_MLAX's @MyersJMZ on @B1GLacrosse: "going to be a dogfight just to make our conference tourney." Full interview on @LaxSportsNet. pic.twitter.com/wj34ho87wl— Travis Eldridge (@tgeldrid) March 21, 2017
This week’s conference and national honors:
Tom Carey and @OhioState_MLAX shut down Towson and Denver, earning Carey @Epochlax / @USLacrosse Player of the Week. https://t.co/pcwHWZgKGq pic.twitter.com/KbTH7Ijtn7— US Lacrosse Magazine (@USLacrosseMag) March 20, 2017
Sergio Perkovic got ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Molloy Earns ACC Defensive Player of the Week: https://t.co/qgPe83j1FG— Syracuse Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) March 20, 2017
#BIGEASTmlax Offensive Player of the Week - Danny Seibel (@NovaLacrosse)— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) March 20, 2017
Seibel scored the game-winner in the Villanova win vs. Maryland pic.twitter.com/GUdpYHYrwO
#BIGEASTmlax Defensive Player of the Week - Colin Keating (@PCFriarsLax)— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) March 20, 2017
Keating went 12-of-15 on face-offs pic.twitter.com/7zSc9NUKMR
#BIGEASTmlax Freshman of the Week - Jake Carraway (@HoyasMLacrosse )— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) March 20, 2017
Carraway earns back-to-back freshman weekly honors. pic.twitter.com/IFMtEMFoth
Taking a closer look at our Men's #CAALax Weekly Award winners!@hofstramlax @umassmlacrosse and @delawaremlax all repped pic.twitter.com/xhSfa1MVQ1— CAASports (@CAASports) March 20, 2017
Sowers Named Ivy Player and Rookie of the Week - https://t.co/t2Lw7ESbIY pic.twitter.com/bPBXAmOrVl— Princeton Lacrosse (@TigerLacrosse) March 20, 2017
MLAX: Kearnan, Hreshko & Dempsey Take Home Weekly Lacrosse Awards! #MAACLAX https://t.co/QJ4CksfQaN pic.twitter.com/BacZczTG2e— MAAC Sports (@MAACSports) March 20, 2017
Official @NECsports weekly honorees...— necmlax (@necmlax) March 20, 2017
PLAYER: Chris Aslanian, HOB
DEFENSE: Matt Vierheller, MSM
ROOKIE: Justin Scott, HOB #Week6 pic.twitter.com/XCVfoMa3aY
Congrats to this week's @Corvias award winners! https://t.co/uxitP9PnJA pic.twitter.com/mRaL8VQwsx— Patriot League MLAX (@PL_MLAX) March 20, 2017
Big Cat is going to be the next great lacrosse superstar.
World Exclusive Tour - The Barstool second floor (nerd) office opened today and I'm about to get so sick at lacrosse https://t.co/vsTow9WSei pic.twitter.com/rFA8DQFlN7— B1G Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) March 20, 2017
Denver takes no days off.
Right back to work. #DU1NATION pic.twitter.com/rb5XSA8aSz— Denver Mens Lacrosse (@DU_MLAX) March 20, 2017
Towson’s gonna have new helmets for this weekend.
— TU Men's Lacrosse (@Towson_MLAX) March 21, 2017
Get ready for #MilitaryAppreciation on Saturday. The #TowsonTigers will be sporting these @CascadeLacrosse lids with @ZimaGear decals. pic.twitter.com/9Ee5DYBpeq
Get to know Penn State’s Grant Ament!
Don't miss our newest 60 seconds segment, this time talking with Grant Ament! https://t.co/ToJDnKpgAF— Penn State Lacrosse (@PennStateMLAX) March 20, 2017
This week’s Hofstra Coaches Report:
A great story on former Brown players Bailey Tills and Jack Kelly as they play on the Denver Outlaws of the MLL, from Cal Barash-David of The Brown Daily Herald.
In Denver, the Brown duo gets to play in Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, the home of the Denver Broncos. The team’s Fourth of July game packs the stands, regularly drawing about 30,000 fans.
“To be honest with you, I’d rather play on (Stevenson-Pincince Field) any day of the week,” Tills said. “We had the best fans at Brown.”
Now, Tills is a fan himself. “I try to watch every game on the Ivy League Network,” he said.
While they are flying around the country during the summer months, Kelly and Tills often get to play against some familiar faces and old friends. Brendan Caputo ’16 and John Yozzo-Scapperrota ’16 play for the Charlotte Hounds, Will Gural ’16 plays for the Florida Launch and Kylor Bellistri ’16 plays for the Boston Cannons.
With the high school season starting very soon, here’s previews of the Inter-Ac league and Maryland high school rankings.
STAND UP, NEW JERSEY! Friendly’s is opening their first drive-thru in Mount Laurel!
Floyd Mayweather would like to fight Conor McGregor in...Moscow?
Video of the Day
Let’s go sneaker shopping with Desiigner. Can you try and understand what he’s saying?
Ten games are on tap for today, including a Long Island darby between Stony Brook and Hofstra, along with Harvard-BU and Bucknell-Villanova.
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