GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 11, 2017.
What You Missed
Our conference recaps continued with the MAAC.
A lacrosse coach in New York had to choose between his state title game and his wedding.
The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended free movement this week.
Lacrosse The Nation
An update on that lacrosse coach, Hunter Burnard. He went to his wedding (good call), but his team, Westlake, lost to Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse) in the Class D state title game. The time was not moved up to 10 am as he hoped. Instead, he called his team before warm-ups and watched the game via a live stream. Assistant Mark Castellano was the main guy for the game.
On the other side, CBA was led by our favorite former Syracuse Orange defenseman Ric Beardsley!
Gotta watch his post game interview. Says a lot about the guy. Not only is he great with giving you quotes, but he also cares about his players and their families as well, sometimes more than himself.
So proud of the guys. This championship is not for me, it's for you and your families!— Ric Beardsley ® (@UncleRickyBeast) June 11, 2017
You’re always welcome on a future Crossecast too!
In other high school lacrosse news, we had TWO #WhitneyInOT games! In the New York Class A championship game, Ward Melville defeated Pittsford in overtime.
Victor and Cold Spring Harbor won the other two state title games.
And then in PA, Avon Grove won in DOUBLE OVERTIME over Conestoga in the AAA game, after Stoga tied the game up at four with 1.3 seconds left in regulation!
Henry Berg with 1.3 seconds to go! Oh my God! Tie game. pic.twitter.com/xUEMZUlQTc— Phillylacrosse.com (@phillylacrosse) June 10, 2017
In the AA game, Springfield-Delco held off West Chester Henderson for their second straight state title. And guess who’s one of their coaches? BARSTOOL JORDIE!
Working our way up the ladder, more on Amplo staying. Jack Goods from the Marquette Wire says that Marquette, which is already a lacrosse school, will become a lacrosse school in the eyes of more people.
I’ve written about the advances in the program before, and my colleagues Grant Becker, Brian Georgeson, Patrick Thomas and Matt Unger did an outstanding job encapsulating the magic in their documentary “Lucky to Win a Game.” However, a sub-.500 season this year has knocked off some of the luster. It’s a learning year, a road bump, but Marquette lacrosse still has a lot going for it.
After having no facilities of their own for the first few years, the recently constructed dome gives lacrosse a space to practice throughout the cold winters. The team is finally playing on campus on the soccer field, which sits an appropriate 1,600 people. In three years, the facilities will get a huge boost in the Athletic Performance Research Center.
A BIG EAST title has helped Marquette recruit at a higher level. I was told about one recruit who had narrowed his list to two big-name programs who cold-called Marquette coach Joe Amplo after seeing “Lucky to Win a Game.” He and his parents were impressed with how apparent it was Marquette’s coach loved his players.
Above all else, the greatest asset Marquette has and should do everything to keep is Amplo. He’s instilled a culture of love into this program that is tough to not notice. As a former defensive midfielder and current assistant Jake Richard said in “Lucky to Win a Game,” the team says they love boldly. The commitment to improving and leaving a mark helped a ragtag team of players who weren’t even going to play Division I lacrosse defeat the No. 1 team in the country.
There was also Game 2 of the NLL Champions Cup last night. Congrats to the Georgia Swarm on winning the Champions Cup in overtime after tying the game late in regulation!
The Atlanta Falcons also showed love by retweeting Georgia’s tweet.
Busy day in the MLL, but the highlight came when former Brown Bears rookies Dylan Molloy and Alec Tulett connected for the game-winning goal for the Florida Launch! And it received proper treatment because they’re used to it!
Shoutout to SOURCE GAWD Ryan Danehy on his new role with the Turkey Lacrosse Association as their President, Chairman, and Head Coach!
“I’m honored that the board has elected me president and chairman of the Turkish Lacrosse Association”, said Danehy,. “I’m grateful to be a part of such an incredibly passionate and dedicated community of lacrosse fans. I’ve had a passion for growing the game and I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to do it in a country with such close personal ties to me over the last decade.”
“We are excited with the high caliber of professionalism Danehy brings to the TLA board and organization,” said TLA Founder/Board Advisor, Patrick Dougherty. ” His lacrosse pedigree, both as a player and coach at every level, will surely enhance this organization to the next level.”
“I am thrilled Ryan accepted our offer to lead the TLA organization,” said Tunahan Sonat, TLA board member and national team face-off specialist. “It is an honour to learn and further develop lacrosse in Turkey together.”
“When Coach Danehy reached out to our program, and reviewing his deep lacrosse background, we knew he was the right fit and needed to be involved,” said Deniz Piatt, TLA board member and national team defenseman. “Working together, with his vast knowledge of the game and passion to grow the sport, is refreshing and is exciting.”
“I’m excited to take on this challenge and build on the foundation that the current players, board members and even many before them have started”, said Danehy. “I’m excited to meet the young men and women who will partake in this journey with me.”
Peep the tattoo some of the Maryland Terrapins got!
Philadelphians are leaving for San Francisco and Los Angeles, but many newcomers are hailing from State College and Scranton.
Adam West, commonly known for his role as Batman and even Mayor Adam West on Family Guy, has passed away at the age of 88.
Video of the Day
Check out the teaser trailer for the new movie Black Panther.
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