GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for May 25, 2017.
College Crosse News.
No seriously, FREE ZACH CURRIER!!
Thursday TigerBlog - Zach Currier isn’t first-team All-America? What else would it be about today? - https://t.co/EvEQHnJ944— Princeton Lacrosse (@TigerLacrosse) May 25, 2017
Having Art Ryan back is the best thing about the 2017 season (Ed. Note: Aside from the Big Ten’s dominance this year, of course!): The history of the NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game Infographic.
The good dudes at Braille Skate tried out a bouncy lacrosse ball wheel skateboard. (I loved the #GotEm at 2:26.)
The Tigers (12-4) will meet the third-seeded Buckeyes (15-4) in the first national semifinal Saturday at noon at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Towson upended second-seeded Syracuse, 10-7, on Sunday to get there. It will be the program’s first appearance in the final four since 2001, but senior attackman Joe Seider (Hereford) said he does not anticipate that he and his teammates will be jittery about making their debut. “I think we expect to be here,” Seider said Tuesday morning after practice. “I’m sure there will be nerves just to be out in that atmosphere, but I think as soon as the whistle blows the first time, everyone will settle in as soon as they touch the ball. It’s pretty much like every game. It doesn’t matter what it is, but we’re just going to look at it as a game where we have to beat Ohio State to go play another game on Monday.”
If there's ever been a question as to which college program dominates women's lacrosse - there's a simple answer. University of Maryland. The Terps have 13 national titles and eight consecutive NCAA Final Four appearances. They've played in 24 out of 34 NCAA Final Fours and 20 out of 34 NCAA Championship games. This season, the top-seed Terps head to Foxboro to face fourth-seeded Penn State. The other semifinal game will feature Navy versus Boston College. But University of Maryland isn't far from any of the Final Four programs. All four head coaches have either played or coached at University of Maryland.
The Captain reviewed the Syracuse game on yesterday's Tiger Men's Lacrosse Report.
The good people at 18 Stripes dropped an early 2018 preview of the Fighting Irish.
For a little extra motivation, Denver senior lacrosse player Connor Cannizzaro glances toward the ice. After all, the Pioneers hockey team did earn something this season he thoroughly covets: A national championship. “We’re trying to strive toward it,” Cannizzaro said. Standing in the way, top-seeded Maryland (14-3), which the Pioneers will face Saturday during a semifinal game in Foxborough, Massachusetts. It’s a program Cannizzaro suited up for as a freshman before transferring to Denver. No extra incentive, Cannizzaro insisted.
That was quelled the first time he played against the Terps, in 2015, when Denver (13-3) won its first national title under Bill Tierney, the renowned coach who arrived on campus from Princeton in 2009 and turned the Pioneers into a power. The winner will face either Ohio State (15-4) or Towson (12-4) for the title on Memorial Day. “They’re a great team this year,” said Cannizzaro, who joined Denver to reunite on the field with his older brother, Sean. “They’ll come out and give us all they’ve got. We’re just preparing for what they have.”
The Trojans would also be the first Division I men’s lacrosse program in the state of California, with the current western-most program being the University of Denver. This new program could join women’s lacrosse in playing their home games at McCarthy Field, with a game or two being held at the Coliseum each year for special occasions. The main issue the program would face from the start would be travel, as almost all Division I lacrosse programs are around the East Coast. Unless more schools in the Pacific Time Zone consider adding men’s lacrosse, it’s unlikely that a team that would accumulate so many travel expenses would be able to get off the ground.
Unlike the other side of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament bracket involving Towson and No. 3 seed Ohio State, top-seeded Maryland and No. 5 seed Denver have a “been there, done that” mindset for Saturday’s national semifinal at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., at 2:30 p.m. Courtesy of an 18-9 rout of No. 8 seed Albany on Sunday, the Terps (14-3) are making their fourth consecutive trip to the final four and sixth in the past seven years, all under coach John Tillman. They are 4-1 in the semifinal round, and senior defenseman Tim Muller said the players are well versed for the week of preparation for Saturday’s game. “It helps a lot,” he said Tuesday. “It’s a whole new environment there, especially for the younger guys. You’re at a new facility, a new stadium, in front of a crowd like that, it’s a cool feeling. But I think being there before allows us to stay poised and allows us to rely on our experience.
CBS Denver did a nice sendoff for the Denver men’s lacrosse team.
Syracuse lacrosse icon Casey Powell is set to become the 27th member of the Syracuse lacrosse program to be enshrined in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, U.S. Lacrosse announced on Tuesday. Powell was a four-time USILA All-American – one-of-13 Syracuse players to accomplish that feat – and was a two-time recipient of the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the nation's most outstanding player. He also won the 1996 Lt. Donald C. MacLaughlin Jr. Award as the nation's top midfielder, before winning the 1998 Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award as the best attackman in collegiate lacrosse.
Not often do you seen a football player getting interviewed for his opinion on lacrosse matchups, but Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan knows a thing or two about the “fastest sport on two feet.” Hogan — who played three seasons of college lax at Penn State and was the team’s leading scorer his senior season — broke down the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA lacrosse championship with broadcaster Bob Socci on Wednesday.
Yesterday was Paul Carcaterra’s birthday!!
What’s Up, Philly?
When Stafford High School students flip through the yearbook for the first time, they get to page 220 and gasp with surprise, “It’s Alpha!” Although Alpha goes to school every day like all the other students featured in the recently released yearbook, he is also a little different: Alpha is a service dog. Alpha belongs to Andrew “AJ” Schalk, a 16-year-old junior at Stafford High who has Type 1 diabetes. The service dog alerts him when his blood sugar levels are too high or low by giving Schalk his paw. “He lets me know my blood sugar is fluctuating through smell anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes before I even know anything is wrong,” Schalk said. Grace Fuller, a 17-year-old junior who is on the yearbook staff, featured Alpha in a small profile in last year’s annual. As she sorted through this year’s student headshots, a photo of Alpha popped up and she knew it needed to be included. “AJ has always talked about how much he liked having Alpha at school, and he is here all the time—we see him in class and in the hallways,” she said. “He is a part of this school now.”
Your GIF for May 25, 2017: Always be aware of your surroundings.
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