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College Crosse Prospectus: Cornell’s Milliman & His Simple Message

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Lacrosse is booming in Rhode Island, which probably means everyone in the state plays it now because it’s a small state.

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Cornell Big Red interim head coach Peter Milliman has one thing on his mind for 2018, and that’s playing better, pens Zach Silver of the Cornell Sun.

“Our biggest area of focus is going to be playing better lacrosse,” Milliman said in his first interview since being named head coach. “I think our guys are excited and motivated to take a step forward. I don’t think we have been a very good team the last couple years, and that doesn’t fly at Cornell.”

Looking to get Cornell back on top, Milliman enters his new role with a wide array of past coaching experiences. A year before coming to Cornell in 2014, Milliman was an assistant at Princeton. Before that, he was in a head coaching role for Division II Pfeiffer, where he earned conference Coach of the Year honors twice, and assistant stints at RIT and Siena.

Even before coaching, Milliman was a three-time Division III All-American at Gettysburg, taking part in two national title games before winning a Major League Lacrosse championship with the Rochester Rattlers in 2008, when he was an assistant at RIT.

“I would say that I have a great desire to be successful and I really want to serve the guys on the team and give them the best opportunity they can have to be successful,” Milliman said of how his past experiences could help his next. “I think this is the best program in college lacrosse, this is a great opportunity to lead some of the best young men in the game.”

Pretty awful view for the Towson Tigers if you ask me.

Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun says Navy’s senior class will he hard to replace.

The nine-player class – which compiled a 30-28 record in its four years – includes long-stick midfielder Matt Rees (Boys’ Latin), faceoff specialist Brady Dove and short-stick defensive midfielder John Trainor, all of whom committed to the Midshipmen after [Rick] Sowell had been hired from Stony Brook to succeed Richie Meade before the 2012 season. And they endured a 4-10 campaign as freshmen before bouncing back to help capture two Patriot League regular-season titles and a run to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals in 2016.

“When they came in, their plebe year wasn’t that great of a year,” Sowell said. “But then their next two years, they were part of a program that won 20 games and two Patriot League regular-season championships and went to the NCAA quarterfinals and beat Army in the In-Star game three consecutive years. So that’s not a bad legacy. … So they leave behind a pretty darn good legacy. I think we’ve learned some things from this past year that will help us go forward. So there’s quite a bit for them to be proud of what they’ve done in the past four years.”

North Carolina Tar Heels BOSS Joe Breschi out here doing work!

Meanwhile, John Tillman is back on the recruiting trail because he takes no days off.

Very nice stat!

NLL: Last night, the Georgia Swarm defeated the Saskatchewan Rush, 18-14, in Game One of the Champions Cup.

Shoutout to the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Tech!

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There’s still a search for an escaped prisoner in Bucks County.

World News

Several Arab countries in the Middle East have severed ties with Qatar.

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