GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thank you for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 1, 2017.
What You Missed
We unveiled our All-Freshman team, which includes the previously overrated Jeff Teat on the First Team.
Former Ohio State Buckeyes attackman Eric Fannell is ready to be a finisher with Major League Lacrosse’s Rochester Rattlers.
Lacrosse The Nation
Happy Tewaaraton day!
Albany’s there already!
Meanwhile across the pond, Towson’s having fun in Ireland!
Former Big Red head coach Richie Moran has a new memoir out. Read what made him write it, which dates back to the 1980s.
Sometime in the 1980s, Dr. Phillip Marcus, a professor of 19th- and 20th-century English, Irish and American literature at Cornell, suggested to then-head men’s lacrosse coach Richie Moran that he should write a book. The subject of the book, insisted Marcus, should not focus on coaching philosophy, but instead should illustrate Moran’s relationships and experiences as a self-proclaimed “missionary” for the sport of lacrosse. Marcus was not the first, nor would he be the last, to make the suggestion to the legendary coach, but he was the only one to ever produce an outline.
More than 30 years later, after spending the day watching his eight grandchildren, Moran pulled the outline out of his archives and began scribbling notes in the margins.
Here’s the link to buy the book. Might be some good summer reading on the beach or lake or pool!
The Terps have made a championship one-stop place for all the coverage from May.
And a cool video from the weekend:
Inside Lacrosse’s Matt Kinnear has a great story on the proposal that happened on the field involving trainer Anthony Benyarko.
Originally, he was going to propose to his fiancé when her grandmother was visiting from the Dominican Republic. That happened to be the weekend the Terps were at Notre Dame, so he had to cancel that plan.
“It was a tough decision, but I knew the type of dedication it would take for us to reach our goals,” he said.
It was at the Penn State game in early April that he came up with a new plan and shared with the team: If we win it all, I’m going to propose on the field. He said that to Matt Rambo, Colin Heacock, Isaiah Davis-Allen, Jon Garino, Adam DiMillo, Nick Manis and Dylan Maltz in the athletic training room.
Their response? “We are about to get you married.”
TigerBlog had no idea what lacrosse was all about before he started covering Princeton lacrosse in 1990. Back then, Bill Tierney was the young coach of the team that was trying to make the leap to national prominence, and TB was on the sideline for all of it.
In 1991, the team lost a heartbreaking 14-13 triple-overtime game to Towson in the quarterfinals. The next year, the Tigers broke through, winning that first NCAA championship.
Tierney was the first lacrosse coach TigerBlog ever met. The players on the team - David Morrow, Justin Tortolani, Scott Bacigalupo, Mike Mariano, Kevin Lowe, Taylor Simmers, Scott Reinhardt, Andy Moe, Greg Waller, Ed Calkins and others - were the first players he ever saw play and got to know.
Before that, lacrosse was something they played in Baltimore and Syracuse and on Long Island, a game that was completely foreign to TigerBlog. Since then, lacrosse has come to be something pretty important for TigerBlog, and he has gotten to know all kinds of people in the sport who have become among his best friends.
And, of course, both of his children started playing at an early age.
The Binghamton Bearcats have a season-ending video as well.
Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun has part three of his premature 2018 top 20.
8. Loyola Maryland (10-6; first round)
Losses: Four starters, including a pair of midfielders in Brian Sherlock (24 G, 6 A) and Romar Dennis (17 G, 8 A).
Returns: Six starters, including two sophomore attackmen in Tewaaraton Award finalist Pat Spencer (28 G, 55 A) and Alex McGovern (24 G, 20 A).
Reason for pessimism: An offense that ranked 11th in the country after averaging 12.4 goals could see that number drop after the graduation of faceoff specialist Graham Savio (57.8 percent on 204 of 353, 103 GB, 4 G).
Reason for optimism: The return of six of seven defensive starters, including junior defenseman Foster Huggins (36 GB, 17 CT) and sophomore goalkeeper Jacob Stover (7.74 goals-against average and .547 save percentage), should fortify a unit that ranked 10th in the nation at 8.4 goals per game.
Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh was stabbed last night outside of his house in Southwest Philadelphia.
Mr. Met flipped off someone.
Video of the Day
The NBA Finals begin tonight. Here’s a fun preview.
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