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College Crosse Prospectus - June 15, 2017: New Crossecast; Player Movement; Chris’ Big East & CAA Reviews.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 15, 2017.

Housekeeping

As some of you may have noticed, we changed our Twitter handle to @College_Crosse.

Lolol .... nothing’s wrong, and no one forced us to change the name. Everything’s great and no we aren’t breaking up. In fact, we had an amazing year and can’t wait for 2018 to start. Nevertheless, this is something we’ve discussed for a little while now, and we decided there was no better time to change the name than on the heels of our great Crossecast with Luke Zimmerman (we actually discussed the origin of the name, changing the name, and why we can’t change it to just @CollegeCrosse with Luke around the 17:45 mark of Tuesday night’s podcast).

Hahaha, I never lie to our readers, so full disclosure, indeed, part of the reason for the name change was marketing & #branding. @College_Crosse is bit more professional, moreover, our Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram accounts all now have identical handles, which makes things a bit cleaner. (Ed. Note: Shout out, Timberlake.)

Moreover, while I loved the old handle, it did have its drawbacks. The amount of weird, sex Twitter bots that it attracted was disturbing. Additionally, while @SexyTimeLax was fun, many people also dismissed our work and content as frivolous because of the handle. That’s not fair, especially since none of us really had anything to do with picking the name.

We (myself & Ryan) took over the site in January of 2016 after it and the @SexyTimeLax handle were mostly dormant for 6-7 months after the 2015 season, and a lot has changed since then. Back in January of 2016 there was no Crossecast, no memes, no Prospectus, no Chris, no Adam, no Jake, no Marisa, no Joe, no Jason, no Facebook Live, no Periscopes, and no Championship Weekend content. I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot of things we’ve done in that time period, but you get the gist of it. While we’re indebted to all the great work Matt (AKA @HoyaSuxa) did before us (and continues to do) with the site and @SexyTimeLax, for the reasons listed above and others, we felt it was time to make a Twitter name change.

Anyway, enough about all that. Nothing consequential’s going to change just because we changed the handle. We’re still your source for lacrosse news, analysis, memes, jokes, & Hot Takes.

College Crosse News.

Our newest Crossecast with special guest Luke Zimmerman is now up!! (Ed. Note: Blessed!!).

Our boy Jake took Chris & Ryan to task for going on the pod and picking Navy as their biggest disappointment of 2017. Hahaha .... I have to say I agree with Jake.

The thread is about 45 posts deep and is worth your time. After reviewing my internal memos, I’d just like the record to show that I did not pick Navy as my biggest disappointment in 2017.

Poor Rutgers.

Do you want player movement? Because The Kid Chris has got what you need.

Former Georgetown Hoyas attackman and midfielder Peter Conley will reportedly transfer to play for the Duke Blue Devils in 2018, as first reported by Inside Lacrosse. Conley was named a USILA Honorable Mention All-American, as well as a First Team All-Big East selection. He had 27 goals and 18 assists for 45 points in his redshirt-junior season. His 27 goals and 45 points were second behind Daniel Bucaro, while his 18 assists led the Hoyas.

Here’s Chris’ The Good, The Bad, & The Future review & preview for the CAA.

With the offseason now in full swing, it’s time to look back at the 2017 season! We’ll dissect all the individual teams from worst to first based off my final Power Rankings later during the summer. But first, we’ll dissect each conference and return The Good, The Bad, & The Future series. We won’t talk a ton about each team until the individual dissections, but this should be a good quick glimpse at each team. Yesterday, we did the America East teams. We’ll now take a look at the teams from the CAA! So let’s get started!

Also check out Chris’ The Good, The Bad, & The Future post on the Big East.

With the offseason now in full swing, it’s time to look back at the 2017 season! We’ll dissect all the individual teams from worst to first based off my final Power Rankings later during the summer. But first, we’ll dissect each conference and return The Good, The Bad, & The Future series. We won’t talk a ton about each team until the individual dissections, but this should be a good quick glimpse at each team. Yesterday, we did the CAA teams. We’ll now take a look at the teams from the Big East! So let’s get started!

Shout out to all the great lax mom & dads out there!: Lacrosse Parents Serve Meals, Advice.

Lexie Roberts was an unhappy Lebanon High lacrosse player during the first few weeks of the team’s game schedule this spring. A junior and a varsity returnee, she had hopes of starting the entire season, but was hampered by an injury and faced stiff competition to break into the defense’s first unit. By the third game, Roberts’ expressions and body language clearly relayed her emotions. She was sulking, and everyone within a 100-yard radius of the bench could tell. After a lopsided loss at Laconia, Roberts walked to the bleachers on the opposite side of the field and was wrapped in a long hug by her paternal grandmother, Donna Roberts. This would sometimes be a cue for the player’s parents to become involved. Why isn’t my daughter playing? Can’t you see her chances for future success are being harmed? Except that Lexie’s parents, Steve and Heather Roberts, had no intention of acting in that manner. “It’s varsity sports and you earn your time, and if you don’t like it, work harder,” Steve Roberts said, not unsympathetically. “I’ve written Lexie notes and sent her texts about being a good teammate. Just because you don’t play doesn’t mean you can’t be important. We’ve been very positive with her, but it’s not all about playing time.”

Stand up, Brooklyn!!: A lacrosse team grows in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is known for its incredible views, luscious lawns and state-of-the-art athletic facilities, but it may soon be recognized for a group of boys who are revolutionizing a traditionally suburban sport in Brooklyn. A visitor from another planet, or even a different part of the country, might be baffled and possibly even scared by the violent game where players twirl sticks — some as long as 6 feet — with baskets on the end. Throwing a ball as hard as a rock, audiences sit entranced as teams jab, poke and hit each other, patiently waiting for the smallest hole to penetrate the crease

What’s Up, Philly?

#WeMadeIt!!: The Main Line is getting its own reality show.

After the suits at Bravo TV determined that the Main Line didn’t deserve the Real Housewives treatment, it appeared that we had been spared. But according to the folks over at Savvy Main Line, a Conestoga High School grad who works as a “reality star coach” has stepped in to provide the trashy reality television programming centered on that most posh of suburban Philadelphia enclaves that nobody asked for – except, of course, those conceited Main Liners themselves. Get Real Main Line follows Berwyn’s Toni Filippone – a life coach who has worked with “stars” (we’re using that extremely loosely) from the New York and Orange County editions of Real Housewives – and her hand-picked team of local advisers with expertise in nutrition, fitness and spirituality.

World/National News.

This is an outrage!!: Police dog gets new job after being fired for being too friendly.

Gavel the puppy was facing a tough change when he flunked out of police dog academy for being too sociable. Instead of tackling hardened criminals, the German shepherd pup liked to meet strangers, and police in Australia felt he "did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line". Luckily, he had been fostered at the official residence of the Queensland governor since he was six weeks old. So the governor gave his four-legged friend a brand new job.

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That’s it for today!! I’ll see you out there!! Make sure you follow us on social media!

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