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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for March 23, 2017.

What You Missed

Loyola edged Georgetown in the lone game on Wednesday, 11-10.

It was also the first game on CBS Sports Network this season.

Our baller Marisa Ingemi has made it.

Lacrosse The Nation

First, !!!!!!!!!!

Even better, he’ll have another fire post coming up real soon!

This was a pleasant surprise that came out of nowhere yesterday. St. Bonaventure will add men’s lacrosse at the Division I level for the 2019 season!

"For a number of reasons, the addition of men's lacrosse at St. Bonaventure is extremely beneficial for the institution," Director of Athletics Tim Kenney said. "This is a strategic decision that recognizes an opportunity for our department and for the university. Over the next several years, men's lacrosse will add approximately 45-50 student-athletes to our growing department, which will be an integral part of enrollment at St. Bonaventure."

"Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and it is already one of the most popular sports in Canada. We have a successful club team and significant interest in adding the sport at the varsity level as well. Also, the men's program will complement our women's lacrosse program well and give us another sport that I believe can be very competitive. For all these reasons, we are excited to add men's lacrosse."

Men's lacrosse will become the 17th NCAA Division I varsity sport at St. Bonaventure. The University added men's and women's outdoor track this year, a move that has already brought nearly 20 additional student-athletes to St. Bonaventure.

The university previously sponsored men's lacrosse as an intercollegiate team in NCAA Division III from 1989-93, when the program was moved to its current club level.

The Bonnies are also the fourth Atlantic 10 team to add men’s lacrosse, joining Richmond (SoCon), St. Joe’s (NEC), and UMass (CAA), which could mean major conference realignment in the near future. The A10 does sponsor women’s lacrosse, but not men’s just yet. A conference needs at least six schools to earn an automatic qualifier in the NCAA Tournament, and every conference outside the ACC, who has just five teams, has that.

The school will become the 13th program that has added men’s lacrosse since the start of the decade, with the last coming with Hampton’s formal announcement in 2015 (Cleveland State, whose program just began this year, was announced a couple of months before Hampton).

Welcome to the craziness of college lacrosse, St. Bonaventure!

Loyola’s press conference from yesterday’s win.

Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse postgame press conference with head coach Charley Toomey, Pat Spencer, Jay Drapeau & Grant Limone.

Posted by Loyola Greyhounds on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A special Princeton LaxCast featuring senior captains Bear Goldstein and Gavin McBride.

Speaking of Princeton, their goalies are mic’d up!

And so was Tyler Mayes of Towson!

Hofstra went bowling!

Great video of how Connor Fields started to play lacrosse.

Media time!

Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun writes that Hopkins got a much-needed boost from the return of a not yet 100% Hunter Moreland.

“Styles are an interesting thing at faceoffs," [Dave] Pietramala said. "You can be great in one game and then face off against another guy and the styles are so different that you’re not as good. Hunter came in and, to his credit, he battled against a kid [Orange senior Ben Williams] that we think is one of the best in the country. He came in basically off of two days of practice and gave us a tremendous lift.”

Wearing a bulky brace around his left knee, Moreland was expected to get just a handful of reps Saturday. But with senior Craig Madarasz going just one of six, Pietramala elected to take a chance.

“We just felt that at that time, we needed to make a change and the direction we needed to go in was Hunter,” he said. “We were told he would be available, but we were told that the number of faceoffs that he could take would be limited. Twelve was probably more than we wanted to have him take, but that’s what we needed. He did a wonderful job. Eight of 12 is a heck of a day for a kid who hadn’t faced off in six weeks.”

Ohio State is for the kids!

Peep this 1995 Syracuse lacrosse highlight tape!

Our pal Evan Grossman live tweeted the highlight tape as well. Enjoy that too.

Speaking of Cuse, the Daily Orange gang evaluated the team at the halfway point of the season.

And our good friend Jim Simmons is defending Jordan Evans.

Jordan Evans is not a Powell. He is not a Kevin Rice and he is not a Dylan Donahue. That’s ok, because only five players are. Jordan Evans is Jordan Evans. The sooner we are able to arrive at that conclusion, the sooner we will be able to properly appreciate his contributions to this program.

Peep the new swag!

Be proud of that belt!

Philly Jawns

Former Phillies manager Dallas Green died yesterday at the age of 82. He helped win the Phillies’ first World Series championship in 1980.

Joel Embiid is getting meniscus surgery.

World News

A deadly attack in London yesterday killed at least four people (attacker included) and injuring dozens more.

Video of the Day

Oh god no not this again. Brett Favre is back.

Better be playing with us, Robert Alford.

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