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College Crosse Prospectus: Former Harvard Assistant Eric Wolf Takes Over At LIU Post

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 30, 2017.

What You Missed

A scary incident a couple of nights ago at a junior B box lacrosse game in Windsor.

Check out my journey in Omaha for the first part of this past week.

Make sure you check out our newest College Crossecast!

Lacrosse The Nation

The head coaching carousel kind of continues! Former Harvard Crimson assistant Eric Wolf is the new head coach at LIU Post.

"We are excited to name Eric Wolf as our head men's lacrosse coach," said [Debbie] DeJong. "His passion for teaching the game is unrivaled. Eric has a strong commitment to a tradition of athletic success, while holding his student-athletes to a high academic standard."

Wolf arrives at LIU Post with a wealth of experience, serving as an assistant coach at the Division I level from 2009-17. Most recently, Wolf held the position of offensive coordinator at Harvard University, where he assisted in the day-to-day operations and guided the Crimson to an Ivy League runner-up finish in 2016.

"I would like to thank the LIU Post community for putting their faith and confidence in me to take on this leadership role," stated Wolf. "I also want to extend my gratitude to my family and friends, mentors, former players, coaches and support staff who I have been fortunate enough to have shared many great experiences with over the years."

Wolf also added: "The men's lacrosse program at LIU Post comes with a historic tradition. The alumni and coaching staffs have built a tremendous foundation here and I am honored and humbled to build upon that. Our main focus as a team will be on growth and development. We will aspire to be the best people, students, citizens and athletes that we can be. I look forward to getting to know the people within LIU Post, the alumni, and most importantly, the student-athletes. I am thrilled to be back home on Long Island and can't wait to get started."

Wolf replaces former head coach John Jez, who won back-to-back Division II National Championships in 2009 and 2010.

Check out this feature on St. Bonaventure Bonnies head coach Randy Mearns:

The second episode of the Maryland Terrapin series “Fear the Turtle” is up now:

I’ll be watching the Under Armour All-American game Saturday night. And for the first time in the game’s history, there aren’t multiple representatives from the Baltimore area, notes Glenn Graham from The Baltimore Sun.

Alex Rode, an All-Metro first-team goalie who recently graduated from St. Paul’s and is set to play at Virginia, will be the lone area representative when the teams take the field Saturday. In the previous 11 games, an average of 7.3 area players participated — the overwhelming majority from the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference — with a high of 13 in 2010 and a low of four last year.

“In regard to the fact there is only one local player, I don’t think it speaks to the play around here or the play around here not being talented,” said Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala. “I think it speaks more to the fact that the game has spread so widely and covers such a vast area that being able to take multiple players from this specific area just isn’t as possible anymore.”

A panel of five, mostly staff from Inside Lacrosse, collaborated to select the 44 players, who were announced in four waves of 11 with the final rosters set in May. The players are selected based on their high school resume and, more importantly, college potential. The panel checks out games and tournaments across country, watches video and seeks input from college coaches, selected media and other sources.

“The task is not to pick the 44 most deserving players on a basis of what they accomplished in high school. The task is to pick the 44 players that project most likely to become college stars,” said Terry Foy, publisher of Inside Lacrosse.

Shoutout to those camps wrapping up!

Another great Utah Utes article, this time from Emilee White of The Daily Utah Chronicle.

Adding a 20th NCAA sport was something that had been on [Chris] Hill’s mind for some time. It didn’t happen overnight, but it is something [Brian] Holman credits to his family, because they allowed him to chase his dreams. According to Holman, it was a leap of faith, and it’s going to be a big jump for his team.

“The reality is [we] are going through about three to four layers of competition to reach the highest level,” Holman said. “I recognize that. Our staff recognizes that. I think the advantage that we have is that we all are very familiar with that level, and we know what it takes to compete there, so do I anticipate some time to get us up? Yes. In reality we’ll see, but we are going to do everything it takes to get there as fast as we possibly can.”

Bringing recognition to the school and competing at the highest levels against the best of the best is what Holman envisions for his team, but what he thinks this program can bring to a Division I university goes beyond playing the sport itself.

“I think [lacrosse is] second in the country in graduation rates in all NCAA sports, so that’s number one, the educational piece because that’s the first step of the process,” Holman said. “I think we will bring a high level of academics. Our GPA minimum on our team as an average will be a 3.0 and above, so we are going to strive, and we will achieve that.”

Shoutout to Mercer Bears LSM Dustin White on helping others in Vietnam!

Shoutout to former Syracuse Orange great Kayla Treanor on becoming an assistant coach with the Boston College Eagles!

Wow.

Philly Jawns

Former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams pleaded guilty to a corruption charge, resigned from his position, and immediately went to jail.

World News

Just Do It! Nike is going to open up a shop on Amazon!

Video of the Day

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. It’s left an incredible mark on society.

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