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College Crosse Prospectus: Conference Championship Week Begins; All-Conference Selections & Award Winners

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for May 4, 2017.

What You Missed

Check out our latest College Crossecast!

This week’s Power Rankings are out!

New Installments of The Stakes are available for your reading, including the Big East, NEC, and THUNDERDOME! (CAA).

Michigan BOSS John Paul won’t return to the school next year.

Lacrosse the Nation

Big high school news: Legendary West Genesee (NY) head coach Mike Messere will retire after the 2018 season, according to Newschannel 9 in Syracuse.

The winningest coach in high school lacrosse history, Messere has led the Wildcats to 15 state titles and a total of 23 state championship games.

“Things change a lot. I think the younger kids need younger guys out here coaching them,” said the 73-year-old.

On eight occasions, his teams have finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Many of his players have gone on to become some of the game’s most celebrated collegiate coaches, including John Desko at Syracuse University and Dan Sheehan at Le Moyne, who have a combined 10 national titles.

He also coached former Cornell and current Penn State coach Jeff Tambroni and Air Force coach Eric Seremet.

Messere has won over 800 games in his career and was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1994.

Now, to conference championship week! It’ll be a busy Thursday, with six conference semifinals being held today. Let’s start it off with a story on MAAC favorite Monmouth and how they’ve become a strong team in Year 4!

Meanwhile, Detroit Mercy is on their way to Marist.

Some of the all-conference selections and award winners:

2017 ACC Men’s Lacrosse All-ACC Team
A – Jack Bruckner, Sr., Duke *
A - Justin Guterding, Jr., Duke *
A – Luke Goldstock, Sr., North Carolina
A – Zed Williams, Sr., Virginia *
A – Michael Kraus, Fr., Virginia
M – Sergio Perkovic, Sr., Notre Dame *
M – Sergio Salcido, R-Sr., Syracuse*
M – Nick Mariano, Sr., Syracuse *
M – Ryan Conrad, So., Virginia
D – Cade Van Raaphorst, So., Duke
D – Austin Pifani, Sr., North Carolina *
D – Garrett Epple, Sr., Notre Dame
D – Scott Firman, Sr., Syracuse
SSM – Tate Jozokos, Sr., North Carolina
LSM – John Sexton, Jr., Notre Dame *
F/O – Kyle Rowe, Sr., Duke
F/O – Ben Williams, Sr., Syracuse *
G – Danny Fowler, Sr., Duke

* 2017 Tewaaraton Award Watch List

Maryland got their three award winners together.

The internet can make that better.

Let’s continue.

First Team All-Ivy
*Dylan Molloy, Brown (Sr., A – Setauket, N.Y.)
*Ben Reeves, Yale (Jr., A – Macedon, N.Y.)
Michael Sowers, Princeton (Fr., A – Dresher, Pa.)
*Joe Lang, Harvard (Jr., M – Mill Valley, Calif.)
*Zach Currier, Princeton (Sr., M – Peterborough, Ont.)
*Eric Scott, Yale (Sr., M – Basking Ridge, N.J.)
*Kevin Gayhardt, Penn (Sr., D – Bryn Mawr, Pa.)
Alec Tulett, Brown (Sr., D – Toronto)
Bear Goldstein, Princeton (Sr., D – Dallas, Texas)
Connor Keating, Penn (Jr., LSM – Gladwyne, Pa.)
Conor Mackie, Yale (Sr., FO – Glen Rock, N.J.)
Tyler Blaisdell, Princeton (Jr., G – Hanover, Mass.)

Second Team All-Ivy
Jeff Teat, Cornell (Fr., A – Brampton, Ont.)
Morgan Cheek, Harvard (Jr., A – Wellesley, Mass.)
Simon Mathias, Penn (So., A – Ridgefield, Conn.)
Jack Korzelius, Dartmouth (Jr., M – Purchase, N.Y.)
Austin Sims, Princeton (Jr., M – Fairfield, Conn.)
Matt Graham, Brown (Sr., M – Amityville, N.Y.)
Jake Pulver, Cornell (Jr., D – Manlius, N.Y.)
Aidan Hynes, Yale (Fr., D – Mahopac, N.Y.)
Jonathan Butler, Harvard (So., D – Summit, N.J.)
Larken Kemp, Brown (Sr., LSM – Greenwich, Conn.)
Ted Ottens, Brown (Jr., FO – Wilton, Conn.)
Rob Shaw, Harvard (Jr., G – Canton, Mass.)

Honorable Mention
Gavin McBride, Princeton (Sr., A – Bryn Mawr, Pa.)
Kevin McGeary, Penn (Jr., M – Newtown Square, Pa.)
Stephen Hudak, Brown (Jr., M – Rydal, Pa.) (LA SALLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCT)
Joseph Sessa, Yale (So., A/M – Slate Hill, N.Y.)
Clarke Petterson, Cornell (So., M – Toronto, Ont.)
Tyler Dunn, Penn (So., A – Manhasset, N.Y.)
Austin Meachem, Dartmouth (So., D – West Harrison, N.Y.)
Eric Persky, Penn (Sr., D – New Canaan, Conn.)
Arman Medghalchi, Princeton (Fr., D – Baltimore, Md.)
JJ Ntshaykolo, Brown (Jr., D – San Francisco, Calif.)
Marshall Peters, Cornell (Sr., LSM – Vienna, Va.)
Christian Knight, Cornell (Sr., G – Baltimore, Md.)

*Unanimous selection

So fresh and so clean.

And before that, they made the smart lunch move!

2017 Men’s Lacrosse All-Patriot League and Major Awards

Offensive Player of the Year – Pat Spencer, Loyola Maryland*
Defensive Player of the Year – Chris Fennell, Navy
Faceoff Specialist of the Year – Dan Grabher, Army West Point
Goalkeeper of the Year – Christian Carson-Banister, Boston University*
Rookie of the Year – Griffin Brown, Colgate
The William Lawson Coach of the Year – Ryan Polley, Boston University

First Team
Cole Johnson, Army West Point, Sr., A*
Cal Dearth, Boston University, Sr., A*
Will Sands, Bucknell, Jr., A*
Pat Spencer, Loyola Maryland, So., A*
David Symmes, Army West Point, Jr., M
Sean O’Brien, Bucknell, Jr., M
Brian Sherlock, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M
Greyson Torain, Navy, So., M*
Johnny Surdick, Army West Point, So., D
Dominick Calisto, Boston University, Sr., D
Craig Chick, Lehigh, So., D
Chris Fennell, Navy, Sr., D*
Dan Grabher, Army West Point, Sr., FO
Matt Rees, Navy, Sr., LSM
Christian Carson-Banister, Boston University, Sr., GK*
* Denotes unanimous selection

Second Team
Jack Wilson, Boston University, Jr., A
Andrew Pettit, Lehigh, So., A
Alex McGovern, Loyola Maryland, So., A
Brendan Homire, Boston University, So., M
Kevin Lux, Holy Cross, Sr., M
Romar Dennis, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M
Reaves Klipstein, Army West Point, Sr., D
Matt Gilray, Bucknell, Jr., D
Eddie Bouhall, Lehigh, So., D
Jack Carrigan, Loyola Maryland, Sr., D
Brady Dove, Navy, Sr., FO
Greg Wozniak, Boston University, Sr., LSM
Brian Begley, Loyola Maryland, Jr., SSDM
Christian Klipstein, Bucknell, So., GK
Brandon Burke, Colgate, Sr., GK

All-SoCon First Team (four attackman due to tie)
A – Nick Hruby, Air Force, Jr.
A – Chris Walsch, Air Force, Jr.
A – Teddy Hatfield, Richmond, So.
A – Wesley Sanders, VMI, Jr.
M – Grant Gould, Air Force, Jr.
M – Lucas Wittenberg, Mercer, So.
M – J.P. Forester, Richmond, Sr.
D – Brandon Jones, Air Force, So.
D – Ryan Dennis, Richmond, Sr.
D – Brendan Hynes, Richmond, Sr.
GK – Benny Pugh, Richmond, Sr.
FO – Trent Harper, Air Force, So.
LSM – Austin Cates, Richmond, Jr.

All-SoCon Second Team
A – Tucker Ciessau, Bellarmine, Sr.
A – David Williamson, Furman, So.
A – Chris Rahill, Mercer, Sr.
M – William Holcomb, Furman, So.
M – Lou Yovino, Furman, Fr.
M – McLean Chicquen, Jacksonville, Jr.
D – Sean LaVine, Air Force, Jr.
D – Joe Stone, Furman, Sr.
D – Collin Massa, Mercer, Sr.
GK – Alec Van de Bovenkamp, Furman, Fr.
FO – Peter Moran, Richmond, Sr.
LSM – Michael O'Brien, Mercer, Fr.

All-Freshman Team (seven due to a tie)
Matt Schwartz, Air Force, A
Lou Yovino, Furman, M
Alec Van de Bovenkamp, Furman, GK
Dwayne Mattushik, Jacksonville, A
Will McCarthy, Mercer, M
Tyler Shoults, Richmond, M
John Daniel, VMI, A

A touching story on High Point senior Mick Horrocks and his father, Michael, who was a co-pilot of United flight 175 on 9/11.

The “west” squad on Denver has tied their “east” counterparts in the season series for something lacrosse-related.

GET YOUR GRADES UP!

A great profile from US Lacrosse Magazine’s Corey McLaughlin on Brown head coach Mike Daly, aka the coach that never played lacrosse.

His hometown didn’t have youth lacrosse, but Daly, an all-around sports nut, was not completely unfamiliar with the sport. He had a Brine High Wall stick, and a few friends that played in high school. They traveled to UMass-Syracuse games, and Roy Simmons Jr.’s creative, free-flowing Orangemen teams of the late-1980s and early-1990s left an impression. “That was the earliest imprint in my head as to how the game should be played,” Daly says.

Near the end of his undergrad career at Tufts, where in 1995 Daly won the university’s award for top multi-sport athlete (wide receiver and center fielder), he attended Tufts’ graduate school for education. As part of Daly’s studies, then-athletic director Rocky Carzo assigned him to work as an assistant with two teams: football… and lacrosse.

Two years later, around New Year’s Day, the lacrosse coach left for another job, and Carzo tasked the 26-year-old Daly, who had added equipment manager to his resume, with another duty: interim head men’s lacrosse coach.

“Figure it out,” the AD told Daly of inheriting a team that went 3-25 in its previous two seasons and was riding a 24-game losing streak in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, or NESCAC. Pointing out the circumstances, Daly’s fiancée and now wife of 17 years, Norah, put it bluntly to her future husband. “They’re going to hate you,” she said, and she was right. Daly’s promotion added to the general perception that the administration didn’t care about the team.

An assistant football coach who had never played lacrosse is now our head coach?!

Philly Jawns

A huge fight erupted at Cheltenham high school and a teacher was hurt.

World News

There was a Google Docs phishing scheme that happened yesterday in most emails.

Video of the Day

If you haven’t seen this yet, take a look at Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional open about his newborn son.

We got 12 games on tap for today to kick start Championship Week. The semifinals in the America East, Big East, Big Ten, CAA, NEC, and SoCon will be held today. The Ivy League and MAAC semifinals are on Friday. I’ll be reporting from the NEC Tournament later this afternoon, beginning at 1 pm.

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