GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 13, 2017.
What You Missed
Our second Crossecast this week is all about lacrosse, and also has Joe Keegan!
Maryland edged Albany in a huge midweek game in the Capital District yesterday.
Tuesday’s games gave us some interesting results.
Lacrosse The Nation
Maryland’s parents are loyal to see their sons and the team get their 800th win in program history.
Thx to the families, friends & fans who made the trip north to Albany as we took on a really good squad today. Appreciative of your support. pic.twitter.com/64R5n8vdSY— John Tillman (@CoachTillman1) April 13, 2017
The man Paul Carcaterra hung out with Navy’s Matt Rees in his latest edition of “reLAX’ with PCARC.”
Lehigh wants to pump you up!
Big win last night. Back to work today. ♀️ pic.twitter.com/3vZ7P5bZZz— Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) April 13, 2017
Penn State wants to avenge their loss to Maryland last weekend, from Paddy Cotter of The Daily Collegian.
Nick Aponte assumed the leadership position he had maintained throughout his college career. Peter Triolo, who was the head of a defense that had failed to protect freshman goalie Colby Kneese, also sent a message to his teammates.
“Remember this feeling,” Aponte said to his teammates. “It was more than a loss. It was a Big Ten loss.”
Freshman defensive midfielder Nick McEvoy was disappointed. He grew up just miles from the Terrapins’ stadium, and his friends and family came to watch McEvoy and the top-ranked Nittany Lions take on Maryland.
“I was pretty devastated after the loss,” McEvoy said. “I knew it was not my best performance out there. I didn’t do the little things to the best of my ability. I had friends and family watching me out there and seeing me lose, and this being our first loss here — it was hard.”
Next stop on the Dom Starsia tour:
Another week, another John Paul interview.
Networking is a major key.
So is stretching.
Navy BOSS Rick Sowell knows that Navy still controls their own fate in the Patriot League, pens Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun.
The one thing that Sowell did assure was an improved effort from the players and coaches after they had to digest reviewing film of the setback at the [Colgate] Raiders that severely hurt their chances to qualify for the conference postseason.
“We’re going to bounce back,” he said. “Obviously, we didn’t play our best. We certainly could have played better, but this group is a resilient group, and we’ve had to persevere through some adversity throughout the whole year. So that’s just not a thought in my mind, the [question of,] are we going to show up on Saturday? That just doesn’t enter my thoughts. … We can’t go back and do last Saturday over again. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see them down the road and have a chance to redeem ourselves, but right now our focus is on the Army West Point Black Knights.”
ICYMI: A new Bracketology post is out from Patrick Stevens of USLaxMagazine.com.
Mercer loves their seniors!
Mercer Bear Seniors All are Great Leaders in Many Ways pic.twitter.com/XbOH2LlmdE— Mercer Mens Lacrosse (@MercerLacrosse) April 12, 2017
Women’s lacrosse: Syracuse junior Alie Jimerson is enjoying lacrosse again after spending her first two seasons at Albany, from Nick Alvarez of The Daily Orange.
This January, Jimerson left her best friends behind and traded purple for orange. She felt the 140-mile move from Albany to Syracuse would change her perspective.
“Freshman year I thought about it,” Jimerson said. “I stayed another year and stuck it out. In the end, I wasn’t happy anymore, so I decided to come closer to home.”
In 13 games this season, Jimerson has emerged as an integral part of No. 11 SU’s (11-4, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) offense. Her 23 points (16 goals, seven assists) are good for fifth on the team. Recently, the junior attack has stepped up in wake of the injuries to Nicole Levy and Taylor Gait.
Growing up, Jimerson’s ideal target was Syracuse. Not only for the competitive lacrosse, but for the chance to connect to her Native American roots. The Midwinter Ceremony, an annual Cayuga event, occurs 15 minutes away from the SU campus. Jimerson, closer to the reservation, could now attend where she couldn’t before.
A local high school all-american balances the responsibilities of a sport along with his type 1 diabetes.
Ben Simmons rightfully rejected a kid before the Sixers’ final game against the Knicks.
Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s brother and the dude from Chappelle’s Show, passed away at the age of 57.
Videos of the Day
In honor of Murphy, one of his True Hollywood Stories (NSFW!).
Long live John Daly.
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