GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Happy (?) Tax Day! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 18, 2017.
What You Missed
Syracuse tops the poll aggregation for another week.
Who wins: Dog or lacrosse ball?
Lacrosse The Nation
The second wave of 2017 Under Armour All-Americans have been announced.
Chris Gray, Wading River, N.Y. | Shoreham-Wading River | Boston University
Tehoka Nanticoke, Six Nations, Ont. | IMG Academy | Albany
Aidan Olmstead, Painted Post, N.Y. | Corning-Painted Post | Loyola
Cameron Badour, Ottawa, Ont. | IMG Academy | Duke
Matt Licciardi, Huntington, N.Y. | Cold Spring Harbor | Cornell
Nakeie Montgomery, Dallas, Texas | Episcopal School of Dallas | Duke
Justin Inacio, Oakville, Ont. | The Hill Academy | Ohio State
Andrew Fowler, Ashburn, Va. | Landon | Cornell
Carson Cochran, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. | Brother Rice | Notre Dame
Chris Fake, Allentown, N.J. | The Hun School | Yale
Frank Tangredi, Smithtown, N.Y. | Chaminade | Harvard
Two more waves remain. You can check out the first wave here.
Position wise, there have been:
- 7 attackmen
- 7 midfielders
- 1 FOGO
- 1 LSM/Defense
- 5 Defensemen
- 1 Goaltender
Here’s the breakdown of All-Americans by their committed colleges and universities so far:
- 3 (North Carolina, Notre Dame)
- 2 (Cornell, Duke, Virginia)
- 1 (Albany, Boston University, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, Maryland, Ohio State, Syracuse, Villanova, Yale)
Let’s get to those weekly national and conference honors.
.@TerpsMLax goalie Dan Morris is the @Epochlax / @USLacrosse Player of the Week with career-high 16 saves (4 in 3OT) https://t.co/U8eswGWM7k pic.twitter.com/cfiB4L8AoZ— US Lacrosse Magazine (@USLacrosseMag) April 17, 2017
.@DukeMLAX's Justin Guterding and @CuseMLAX's Ben Williams named @ACCMLax Players of the Week: https://t.co/stRdP0EMiD pic.twitter.com/YYRGVluLGC— The ACC (@theACC) April 17, 2017
#AEMLAX Offensive Player of the Week: @connorfields14, @UAlbanyMLax— America East (@AmericaEast) April 17, 2017
8 points on 5 goals, 3 assists vs. #3 Maryland pic.twitter.com/hbL5E4kIrQ
#AEMLAX Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Bollinger, @StonyBrookMLAX— America East (@AmericaEast) April 17, 2017
.571 save%, 12 saves, 5 GB in 10-9 win over Vermont pic.twitter.com/oX5ms1jQxt
#AEMLAX Rookie of the Week: Tom Haun, @StonyBrookMLAX— America East (@AmericaEast) April 17, 2017
6 points on 2 goals, 4 assists in 10-9 win over Vermont pic.twitter.com/8SrU3p1Ri2
#BIGEASTmlax Offensive Player of the Week - Connor Cannizzaro (@DU_MLAX)— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) April 17, 2017
Cannizzaro netted all five goals in the 2nd half vs. SJU pic.twitter.com/KtJC3qxHqQ
#BIGEASTmlax Defensive Player of the Week - Jarrod Neumann (@PCFriarsLax)— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) April 17, 2017
Helped PC to 5th-straight W holding opponents to 8 goals or less pic.twitter.com/LXzJ4ageLj
#BIGEASTmlax Freshman of the Week - Joe Madsen (@StJohnsLax)— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) April 17, 2017
Madsen scored five times on a perfect shooting day pic.twitter.com/NU5JloK9nz
It's a @drexelmlax sweep of the Men's #CAALax Weekly Honors!— CAASports (@CAASports) April 17, 2017
POTW: Jimmy Joe Granito
ROTW: Reid Bowering pic.twitter.com/QjLoU9izkc
MLAX: Ivy League Announces Weekly Awards...Congrats to the winners! https://t.co/vAcHmtwEiY pic.twitter.com/SQ728Dq9Jg— The Ivy League (@IvyLeague) April 17, 2017
MLAX: Wasserman @MonmouthMLAX, Corrigan @Marist_MensLax & Filtch @SienaLacrosse Named #MAACLAX Weekly Award Winners! pic.twitter.com/pD7h7byppg— MAAC Sports (@MAACSports) April 17, 2017
Official weekly @NECsports honorees...— necmlax (@necmlax) April 17, 2017
PLAYER: J. Andrew Spallanzani, BART
DEFENSE: Andrew Park, WAG
ROOKIE: Justin Scott, BART pic.twitter.com/tHI3mq3CBw
Congrats to this week's @Corvias #PLMLAX award winners! https://t.co/wzDOnKlpAt pic.twitter.com/4pj4RIEkNN— Patriot League (@PatriotLeague) April 17, 2017
The Bishop’s School (California) junior and Harvard commit Isaiah Dawson is one of the best players in his class, but is also African-American/Filipino, pens Don Norcross of The San Diego Union-Tribune.
According to the NCAA, in 2016, only 2.9 percent of 3,139 Division I men’s lacrosse players were African-American.
By comparison, the NCAA’s most recent statistics show that blacks make up 57.6 percent of Division I basketball players and 47.4 percent of Division I football players.
There are a variety of reasons for the scarcity of African-Americans playing college lacrosse.
“It’s just lack of exposure,” says Isaiah’s father, Brian Dawson. “It’s not televised anywhere.”
Offers Bishop’s coach Steve Sepeta, “There’s the stereotype that it’s a prep-school, Northeast, mid-Atlantic, private-school, elitist sport.”
The Big Ten Network had a nice feature on Rutgers senior Patrick McCabe, who walked on after serving in the military.
Army Ranger.@RUmlax 25-year-old senior.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) April 17, 2017
Patrick McCabe has a story to tell. https://t.co/moOXR10EaC
Albany BOSS Scott Marr is leading another great Albany team to prominence.
Under the direction of head coach Scott Marr, @UAlbanyMlax is playing an exciting brand of lacrosse #AEMLAX pic.twitter.com/7L48FfIKSx— America East (@AmericaEast) April 17, 2017
Another edition of the Hofstra Coaches Report with BOSS Seth Tierney.
Cornell’s goalies are putting in work.
Dan Nemirov & Christian Knight getting loose #hands #halfunion #lookaway #beauties #coachbucz #LGR pic.twitter.com/T4IhFFNvLw— Big Red Lacrosse (@CornellLacrosse) April 18, 2017
A great edit of BU’s James Burr’s overtime goal against Loyola.
@BUMensLacrosse Overtime thriller goal from James Burr against @LoyolaMLAX pic.twitter.com/3CVAwcB6kI— GKess Films (@GKessFilms) April 17, 2017
The UWLX released their draft picks from last night.
Action News reporter Wendy Saltzman is cancer free AND engaged!
The manhunt continues for Steve Stephens, the man who murdered an elderly man on Facebook on Easter.
British Prime Minister Theresa May stunned the UK and announced plans for an early general election.
Video of the Day
On this day 30 years ago, the Easter Epic happened. The New York Islanders defeated the Washington Capitals in quadruple overtime on a goal by Pat LaFontaine to win their series.
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