GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thank you for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 2, 2017.
What You Missed
Did you happen to catch our All-Freshman team?
Lacrosse The Nation
As always this past week, let’s check in on the Ireland trip by the Towson Tigers:
They’ll play three games this weekend, followed by a huge open practice.
A big story from the Tewaaraton ceremony wasn’t the winners. It was Colin Heacock’s haircut.
BOSS John Tillman had their final team meeting.
The Princeton Tigers seniors were also at their school’s banquet last night.
The Colgate Raiders will welcome some of their alumni back.
Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun has his final part of his premature 2018 rankings out.
3. Rutgers (10-4; no NCAA tournament)
Losses: Three starters in attackman Connor Murphy (26 G, 14 A), midfielder Jeff George (19 G, 9 A) and defenseman Chris Groel (55 GB, 9 CT).
Returns: Seven starters, including a pair of attackmen in freshman Kieran Mullins (35 G, 16 A) and junior Jules Heningburg (20 G, 26 A).
Reason for pessimism: After getting frozen out of the past two NCAA tournaments, will 2018 be the year the team can finally get a taste of the postseason?
Reason for optimism: An offense that ranked 14th in the nation after averaging 11.7 goals may become more dangerous with the expected returns of redshirt sophomore attackman Adam Charalambides (43 G, 14 A in 2016) and senior midfielder Christian Trasolini (16 G, 5 A in 2016) from season-ending injuries.
Our good Syracuse Orange friend Jim Simmons over at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician discusses the futures of the #11 and #22 jerseys. I also joined in on the fun.
With the graduation of Jordan Evans and Scott Firman, both the number 11 and 22 are available at the same time for the first time since 2013.
There are certainly plenty of candidates to take over both, but after four years of Evans with the 22 I think some folks are pretty hard set on not giving it to a newcomer or a younger player.
Inside Lacrosse has their top moments from the NCAA Tournament.
Check out a preview for the National Lacrosse League’s Champion’s Cup.
Women’s news: There’ll be a new professional league starting next season, the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL).
Former Philadelphia 76ers great Maurice Cheeks was released from the hospital after an undisclosed medical issue.
Video of the Day
Jimmy Kimmel had another edition of NBA Mean Tweets.
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