GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 25, 2017.
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Ryder Garnsey has been granted a release from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
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18 Stripes reacts to the Garnsey news:
Garnsey was the #2 recruit of the 2015 class and the leading Irish scorer with 43 points in 2017. He is an absolute magician with the ball whose career at Notre Dame filled a highlight reel. It would indeed be a sad loss for Irish lacrosse fans.
Garnsey was hobbled by injury late in the season. This significantly hampered his output in the NCAA and ACC tournaments.
If this transfer comes to pass, Coach Corrigan will have a huge hole in the attack. It seems the likely candidates are Brian Willets moving in from midfield or contribution from incoming and highly recruited freshman Connor Morin. Frankly, the whole incoming freshman class is stacked with offensive talent, we just hoped they wouldn’t be needed so quickly.
Notre Dame’s class is leaving a mark on and off the field.
Class of 2017: Final 4's & ACC Titles on the field, touring the country & the globe, 1000's of hours of service in So. Bend & Chicago #NDLXP pic.twitter.com/NL5rh97J5v— Notre Dame Lacrosse (@NDlacrosse) June 25, 2017
UMass Minutemen head coach Greg Cannella discusses his new contract extension.
ICYMI: @UMassMLacrosse Coach Greg Cannella on contract extension through 2020 + looking back on the success of last season pic.twitter.com/6JzKn2IQdY— Lax Sports Network (@LaxSportsNet) June 24, 2017
The legend John Grant Jr. was honored by the Denver Outlaws before yesterday’s game against the New York Lizards, aka “Twitter’s Team”, from Nick Hehemann of KUSA in Denver.
The team wanted to honor its former player, who played with Denver from 2014 to 2016, and is now in his first season as a coach.
"I spent a few years here, and it was definitely the best place I played," Grant Jr. said. "They treat everyone--from the parking guy, to the coach, to the star player--in an awesome way."
During his career, Grant Jr. was a 3-time Major League Lacrosse MVP, and was named the offensive player of the year three times as well.
In 133 games, he scored a staggering total of 318 goals.
Yosef Weitzman of The Daily Pennsylvanian reports on the progress of Title IX 45 years after it was passed.
According to the report, which was commissioned by the NCAA's Committee on Women’s Athletics, the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, and the Gender Equity Task Force, the numbers of female head coaches and athletic directors have actually declined in the last 45 years.
For some, this finding may come as a surprise. Although Title IX was not explicitly designed to increase female participation in athletics, that has been one of its most visible effects. But at the same time, it seems likely that these increases in female participation have also driven more men towards coaching women’s teams. In 1972, the vast majority of women’s teams were coached by women. In 2014, the percentage of women’s teams coached by women was measured at about 43 percent.
You can read the NCAA’s full report here.
Your Sunday reading for the day: Jonathan Sigal for US Lacrosse Magazine on the man who started New England’s Shootout for Soldiers event, which happened on Friday.
“While in Boston, I got an incredible feel for how lacrosse was growing, but also the patriotism and pride I saw in the community,” said [Mike] Sullivan, who is wrapping up his doctorate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts. “This was only a year after the Boston Marathon bombing, and things that caught my eye were everything from American flags to how much they seemed to respect the service members.”
So Sullivan reached out to Tyler Steinhardt, the executive director of Shootout for Soldiers, and they ironed out the details of expanding to Beantown. The event, which features 24 hours of lacrosse and raises money to support American veterans, started in 2015 with 600 players and 3,200 attendees raising $26,170.
That first year, Sullivan said there were plenty of hurdles, like having enough teams to play and working with Harvard, the host site. Last year, Shootout for Soldiers Boston expanded to the complex at UMass Lowell and raised $56,586. Forty-one teams registered for this year’s event with hopes of raising $75,000 for four national and two local military charities.
Sullivan said the point of Shootout for Soldiers Boston isn’t the money raised, but rather bringing the lacrosse community together and offering educational resources to veterans of the armed services. It helps, too, he said, that some “pretty cool” stories come out of the day.
Congratulations to Martha, the World’s Ugliest Dog! She’s still a good dog.
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Dwayne Bacon is not Dwyane Wade.
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