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College Crosse Prospectus - June 24, 2017: Helmets In Women’s Lacrosse Debate Continues; Salisbury’s One Title Away From History.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 24, 2017.

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AP sports writer, Larry Lage, with a very good article about the debate surrounding full headgear in women’s lacrosse.

Erin Foster was running toward a groundball at an indoor lacrosse game when she was pushed, sending her unprotected head into a wall.

“It basically cracked my skull,” the 20-year-old Ann Arbor Pioneer High School graduate recalled. “They said it was a traumatic head injury, a level up from a concussion. I had to have surgery that night and I still have a scar on my head.”

Would a helmet, like the ones worn by male lacrosse players, have helped?

“Yeah, probably,” said Foster, who was unable to play for more than a year because of her injury and now attends Calvin College.

Helmets are not a required piece of equipment worn by women who play high school or college lacrosse. Just this year, the National Federation of State High School Associations allowed the optional use of two models of headgear beyond the padded headbands familiar to fans and players of the game.

AP also released a video to go along with the article.

This is one IL podcast you don’t want to miss.

I want to join this tour.

Here’s a great profile on Gary Gait in the Vancouver Sun.

“Over the years, Gary Gait has been described as the Michael Jordan of the sport and the game’s Pavarotti or Nureyev,” wrote The Vancouver Sun’s Gary Kingston in 2011. “His identical twin brother, Paul, is often ranked just behind him.” This isn’t hype. Check out his record from his biography in the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame: “Gait won the National Lacrosse League MVP award a record six times, the Major Indoor Lacrosse League championship game MVP twice, and 2005 MILL MVP. “He retired as the NLL’s all-time leader in goals (634), assists (526) and points (1,160) and remains among the all-time leaders despite being passed by a handful of longer-serving players. He added 66 goals in 22 career playoff games.”

Lacrosse is blowing up in Sweden.

The city of Houston honored lacrosse!

Shout out to BOSS Mearns.

Great post on Salisbury by our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun: Salisbury is one title away from history.

With a 15-7 victory over the Rochester Institute of Technology on May 29, Salisbury captured its second straight NCAA Division III championship and 12th overall. The program has won all 12 since 1994 — a span of 24 years — and is 12-5 in title-game appearances.

It is an incredible run of success that has been an encouraging development for Sea Gulls coach Jim Berkman and his coaches. “The thing about us is we’ve been consistent, and not just for a short period of time,” he said. “We’re talking about a long, long time. The legacy and consistency with different guys, different faces, different assistant coaches contributing to allow us to be competitive on a day-to-day basis, I’m very proud of all that we’ve done in that regard. That’s definitely a neat thing to say, ‘Hey, the Gulls don’t rebuild, they reload,’ and we’ve consistently done that for a long period of time. I’m very proud of them and that consistent effort that we’ve been able to produce over a long period of time.”

Salisbury is now one NCAA title away from tying Hobart’s Division III record of 13 in 14 years from 1980 to 1993. That mark was once considered unreachable, but Berkman said no one associated with the Sea Gulls is even discussing matching the Statemen’s achievement.

What’s Up, Philly?

Philly’s the second-best travel destination in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report.

With its rich historical heritage, Philadelphia is one of the United States' most visited cities. After all, both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed here in Independence Hall. Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin once called this city home. And before Washington, D.C. usurped its role, Philadelphia served as the country's capital. Yet the city is far from being stuck in its glorious past. The Philly of today is filled with notable museums, a bumping nightlife, beloved sports teams and a thriving restaurant scene that encompasses more than just the ubiquitous cheesesteak.

World/National News.

“Coffee-seeking 81-year-old leads Denton police on low-speed chase.”

The Denton police officer rapped on the elderly driver's Jeep, telling her to roll down the window and unlock the door. But Nancy Strader, who honest to God just wanted to get a cup of coffee, had other ideas. An image from dash-cam video footage showing Strader's vehicle as it begins to pull away from officers. "Why should I stop when I've done nothing?" the 81-year-old would say later, according to bodycam video obtained by WFAA-TV.

Parents think a store’s Scooby Snacks display was meant for their kids and not their dogs.

More parents have admitted mistakenly trying to feed their children dog food after a pet snack pack featuring a well-known kids cartoon was put next to chips in a supermarket. The store owners have apologised after dozens of horrified parents have said they bought the Scooby Snacks for their youngsters from the Whanganui Pak'n Save this week to eat at school and kindergarten. They were shocked to discover the 30g individual carob snack treats were never intended for human consumption but were animal snacks. Notices have gone up around Whanganui preschools and staff are checking lunchboxes to make sure children aren't eating the wrong food.

Your GIF for June 24, 2017.

Camp director is a legend after his nails this shot after promising promises everyone free ice cream if it went in.

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