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College Crosse Prospectus: Second Wave of High School All-Americans; Conference Honors

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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.

Attack

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

Midfield

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

Face-Off

Justin Inacio, Oakville, Ont. | The Hill Academy | Ohio State

LSM/ Defense

Andrew Fowler, Ashburn, Va. | Landon | Cornell

Defense

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.

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.

Albany BOSS Scott Marr is leading another great Albany team to prominence.

Another edition of the Hofstra Coaches Report with BOSS Seth Tierney.

Cornell’s goalies are putting in work.

A great edit of BU’s James Burr’s overtime goal against Loyola.

The UWLX released their draft picks from last night.

Philly Jawns

Action News reporter Wendy Saltzman is cancer free AND engaged!

World News

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.

We got four games on tap for tonight, including Brown-Providence in a Rhode Island matchup.

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