GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 8, 2017.
College Crosse News.
Shout out to @TheYardSaleLax for this wonderful documentary on Matt Rambo’s 2017 season.
Police have arrested a woman for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from the Southington Lacrosse Association. Courtney Wells, of Southington, was arrested Wednesday by Southington Police after a several month long investigation by the detective bureau into the embezzlement of $98,955.04 from the association’s bank account for her own benefits, according to officials. From 2011 to 2016, Wells was the Southington Lacrosse Association’s treasurer. Police say she embezzled an additional $376,099.55 from her employer, Jones Engineering, LLC where she worked as a bookkeeper during this same period. Investigators said Wells was using funds stolen from Jones Engineering, LLC to reimburse the money stolen from the lacrosse association bank account to pay the money back.
When you think about, she's really the hero in this (alleged) incident.— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) June 8, 2017
After investigating a locker room incident that led to the school’s powerhouse boys lacrosse team being accused of intimidation and harassment, Yorktown athletic director Fio Nardone on Wednesday contended there was compelling evidence to dispute the claims. The allegations stem from an unintended meeting on May 25 between the Huskers and the Somers girls lacrosse team. After finishing practice for the following day’s Section 1 championship game against John Jay, the Yorktown team headed up the hill from the field to the locker room. The school was hosting two Section 1 girls lacrosse championship games that evening. When the Huskers arrived on campus, they were let into the boys locker room at the school, where the Somers' girls team was already based. It’s unclear who let the boys team in. No administrators from the section were yet on hand to direct them .... An email sent anonymously to multiple officials from both schools and Section 1 on May 31 leveled a number of troubling accusations. The note claims that members of the Yorktown team entered the locker room in a deliberate manner, unplugged the music Somers was playing and began taunting the girls. The writer also claimed one or more Yorktown team members suggested, “he and others get naked in the locker room all of which was done with the girls present and in various forms of undress.”
Following a practice prior to the Section 1 Class B girls lacrosse championship games between Yorktown and Somers at Charlie Murphy Field at YHS, the Somers girls team was sent to use the Yorktown boys locker room when members of the Yorktown boys lacrosse team entered the locker room and engaged in harassing and intimidating behavior directed towards the girls, according to Somers Superintendent Raymond Blanch. Due to the boys’ behavior, the girls were forced to leave and relocate to another locker room, Blanch said. The alleged incident was investigated internally and follow-up conversations were had with Yorktown school officials to make them aware of the outcome of the investigation, Blanch said. The same information was also shared with the Section 1 Office of Interscholastic Athletics, Blanch said.
And so we’ve come to an end. The season is over, and that means we have the final Power Rankings of 2017. It’s pretty simple. Just like with most of this past season, I’m ranking every team in Division I. We also plan on dissecting each team later in the summer, so this will be the definitive list we’ll go by when recapping each team. For one last time, let’s get to those rankings!
The definition of “success” has changed dramatically for the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team in recent years. After the Orange lost 10-7 to Towson in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on May 21, coach John Desko didn’t think the season was a disappointment. “I think that lacrosse has changed so much over the years. All the teams are good,” he said. “If you make it this far … these teams we’ve played in the (recent) past is a final four game. I think everybody this weekend that played is a very good lacrosse team. These guys, I don’t think (had) a lot of high expectations.” In some ways, he’s right. The sport has changed dramatically in recent years, growing across the country at the high school and collegiate levels. Parity has never been greater.
Our man Ryan Boyle was out there dropping truth bombs last night.
Watching the pace of these NBA finals makes me wonder what a high level lacrosse game would look like without face-offs— Ryan Boyle (@Ryan_Boyle14) June 8, 2017
Would you rather these games had a jump-ball specialist that subs out at the first stoppage? Or (gasp) on the fly? https://t.co/RXypTQXSq7— Ryan Boyle (@Ryan_Boyle14) June 8, 2017
We are now a about a month removed from the finale of the 2017 Syracuse Orange lacrosse season. We are months and months away from the 2018 season, but let’s take a very early look at how next year’s team could shape up.
“You really saw with Matt someone who grew from a high school kid into a grown man in his four years at Maryland, and that couldn’t have shown any more than in Matt’s interactions with Fionn Crimmins (a 7-year-old batting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). Matt was Fionn’s hero. Whose jersey number did Fionn wear? Matt’s No. 1. He proved to be the character guy—and when it mattered most, he was the key leader on that team.” Maryland lacrosse is on the same pantheon as Michigan or Ohio State football, Duke or Villanova basketball, an in-crowd program where things are taken seriously. “Matt’s certainly in that argument with the greatest players to ever play in the Philadelphia area, and he’s a legend that is in the argument with Brian Dougherty (Episcopal Academy, Maryland—1995 NCAA Tournament MVP), Billy Miller, out of Episcopal, a world-team player, Tucker Durkin (La Salle and Johns Hopkins)” La Salle coach Bill Leahy said.
By many measures, Ryan Moran’s first season as UMBC coach proved invigorating and successful. Although the 2017 team finished 6-8 overall and 4-2 in the America East, the Retrievers tied for a second place in the league. Although UMBC lost, 9-4, to Binghamton in a semifinal May 4, the team still enjoyed its first postseason appearance since 2014. Moran acknowledged that he did not have many preconceived notions in his rookie debut after serving as the offensive coordinator at Maryland and Loyola Maryland. “It was really just every day committing as a staff to try to do a couple little things to gain a step,” he said. “We didn’t want to plateau. We wanted to improve. That was really the only focus we had. My expectations for wins or losses, none of that was really there. I just wanted to hopefully steer the program in an upward trajectory. Luckily, it got us to 6-8, which some people are saying congrats on, but I think, ‘Well, it’s still a losing record.’ Obviously, we want a better record, and we want to continue to have success in the America East. But the first thing I think of every morning is that the other coaches want to kick our butts. So we’ve got to figure out a way to keep that No. 2 seed. I think it’s kind of an accomplishment that maybe went overlooked in our conference when you see how we only had two guys be second-team all-conference, and we apparently were the second-best team in the league.”
What’s Up, Philly?
Everyone’s favorite dating app to hate — The League — has officially made its way to Philadelphia, and it’s why you got a flood of LinkedIn notifications about locals who just updated their professional profiles. Over the last two years, the dating app has become the world’s most selective—to get in you can’t be broke; you’ll need high-grade headshots; and, respectable degrees with an equally respectable career are musts. And bring patience—lots of it if you really care. The platform has gotten its reputation for exclusivity by making people wait. Each applicant’s LinkedIn profile and Facebook activity are thoroughly vetted, so no catfishes or underachievers. An estimated 500,000 hopefuls worldwide are currently waiting to be admitted, and as of this week, 9,568 people in the Philly area have casted a request for entry. Why all the thirst? According the startup’s founder Amanda Bradford, dating apps tend to fall short for successful singles, and they’re clamoring for a fresh option. The app’s tagline is currently #GetMeOffTinder.
The schedule has been cleared and the popcorn readied at Evergreen Partners, a strategic communications firm in central New Jersey, where the rule for employees on Thursday morning is simple: No client talk while James B. Comey is speaking. “We canceled meetings when we saw what time it was on,” said the firm’s president, Karen J. Kessler, who is planning a cheese-and-crackers spread by her office’s 60-inch screen. “It’s must-see TV.” Americans do not agree on much these days. But millions are expected to pause on Thursday to take in a spectacle already being compared to other political-cultural touchstones, like the Army-McCarthy hearings and Anita Hill’s testimony about Clarence Thomas. This time, Mr. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, will dish to the Senate Intelligence Committee about President Trump, the man who fired him.
Get your popcorn ready!!
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