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College Crosse Prospectus - June 6, 2017: Final 2017 Top 20; UVA Lacrosse Players Stop Possible Zombie Apocalypse.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 6, 2017.

D-Day.

Shout out to all the brave boys and men who fought in Normandy 73 years ago today to liberate Europe during WWII. Here’s a wonderful video from 2014 of nearly one thousand paratroopers from several countries in the skies over Normandy to close a week of commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

College Crosse News.

We weren’t able to get everyone’s vote in on time, but here’s the final Top 20 for 2017. Spoiler alert!! Maryland swept the #1 spot.

Final College Crosse Top 20 for 2017.

Rank Adam Epstein DLB Ryan McDonnell Rank Safe Fekadu Jake Nazar Chris Jastrzembski
Rank Adam Epstein DLB Ryan McDonnell Rank Safe Fekadu Jake Nazar Chris Jastrzembski
1 Maryland Maryland Maryland 1 Maryland Maryland Maryland
2 Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State 2 Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State
3 Towson Denver Denver 3 Towson Towson Denver
4 Denver Towson Towson 4 Denver Denver Towson
5 Duke Duke Syracuse 5 Syracuse Albany Syracuse
6 Albany Syracuse Albany 6 Albany Syracuse Duke
7 Syracuse Albany Duke 7 Notre Dame Duke Albany
8 Yale Yale Notre Dame 8 Duke Penn State Yale
9 Penn State Loyola Penn State 9 Penn State Notre Dame Notre Dame
10 Notre Dame Penn State Loyola 10 Johns Hopkins Yale Penn State
11 Loyola Notre Dame North Carolina 11 UNC Johns Hopkins Loyola
12 Johns Hopkins North Carolina Yale 12 Loyola Loyola Johns Hopkins
13 North Carolina Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins 13 Rutgers North Carolina North Carolina
14 Rutgers Marquette Army 14 Yale Bryant Rutgers
15 Army Army Rutgers 15 Air Force Air Force Army West Point
16 Marquette Rutgers Air Force 16 Marquette Rutgers Marquette
17 Air Force Hofstra Marquette 17 Army Army Air Force
18 Brown Air Force Providence 18 Bryant Marquette Providence
19 Hofstra Bryant Bryant 19 Monmouth Monmouth Bryant
20 Providence Monmouth Monmouth 20 Providence Providence Monmouth

Crazy story out of Charlottesville, as a woman escapes from an ambulance, bites another woman, and then is chased down by UVA lacrosse players and held in custody until the authorities arrived.

Our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun with a nice review & preview of the Navy Midshipmen.

Here is the first installment of a series that checks in with the seven Division I programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended. Monday begins with a visit with Navy, which finished 6-8 overall and 4-4 in the Patriot League.

Maryland’s women team was so good this past season that they almost swept every positional award in 2017.

Maryland women’s lacrosse hasn’t stopped winning yet. In addition to an undefeated season and the national title, the Terps took home nearly every positional award the sport had to offer. Zoe Stukenberg won the Tewaaraton award as the nation’s top player Thursday, and she also took home Women’s College Lacrosse Association Midfielder of the Year honors as well. Nadine Hadnagy was a Tewaaraton award finalist as well and won’t leave Maryland empty-handed, as she capped her career with a Defensive Player of the Year award. Sophomore Megan Taylor walked away with Goalkeeper of the Year honors, and Stony Brook’s Kylie Ohlmiller won Attacker of the Year as the only player honored who didn’t wear a Maryland jersey this season.

Here’s Christian Swezey’s way-ahead 2018 Top 21.

Christian Swezey has led the charge on the Way-Ahead Rankings, publishing for IL for nearly a decade. His 2018 Way-Ahead Top 20 Rankings (plus one) are below.

The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation is having its annual festival in late August.

#AnotherOne: Patriots add another lacrosse playing Belichick.

Fresh off his fifth Super Bowl win, the legendary coach has promoted another of his sons to New England’s coaching staff. Brian, the youngest of Belichick’s three children, will join his father and brother Steve on the sidelines next season as an assistant coach, the Boston Herald reported Monday. Brian quickly found his way to the Patriots after graduating from Trinity College in 2016 and worked one year in the front office as a scouting assistant. Brian, like each of Belichick’s children, followed in his father’s lacrosse-playing footsteps. Belichick, 65, was a tri-varsity athlete in football, squash and lacrosse at Wesleyan University, where he captained the lacrosse team his senior year before graduating in 1975.

Here’s a cool video of the Colombian women’s national lacrosse team.

What’s Up, Philly?

After that crazy Project X-style party in Margate over Memorial Day Weekend, that started at Wawa, “Margate police instituted a special Wawa beat last weekend that will continue all summer, police officials said.”

Club Wa is getting a beefed up security detail. Still feeling the fallout from Memorial Day Weekend’s crowds of teenagers from Pennsylvania and the Cherry Hill area gathering at the town’s Wawa, and a fight involving hundreds of teens on the nearby beach, Margate police instituted a special Wawa beat last weekend that will continue all summer, police officials said. The overtime tab to keep the lid on the visiting teens will be picked up by Wawa, said Margate Police Detective Joseph Scullion. This past Saturday night, two officers, Officer Frank Marciante and Class II patrolman John Barillo were stationed outside a quiet Wawa parking lot at Washington and Ventnor Avenues. Both officers said they were present on the beach on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend when fights broke out among teenagers from rival Pennsylvania high schools.

World/National News.

Life comes at you fast: Owner of largest Star Wars memorabilia collection robbed.

The owner of the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia said on Monday a longtime friend had robbed him of more than 100 items, including rare vintage US and foreign carded action figures. Steve Sansweet, who runs Rancho Obi-Wan, a non-profit museum north of San Francisco that houses more than 400,000 Star Wars collectibles, said the theft took place over several months in late 2015 through 2016.
"We're missing about 120 to 130 items worth some $200,000," he told AFP. He said the majority of the items stolen are vintage US and foreign carded action figures, many of them rare. Sansweet, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who worked for 15 years as head of fan relations at Lucasfilm before retiring in 2011, identified the suspect as Carl Cunningham, a well-known Star Wars collector and R2-D2 builder from Marietta, Georgia. "I've known him for 20 years," Sansweet said. "He shared our hospitality, he stayed with us, he ate our food, he had the run of the museum as few people had because we trusted him, and he turns around and does something like this."

Your GIF for June 6, 2017.

Lax mom picking up the kids from practice.

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