GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for July 1, 2017.
College Crosse News.
In news that had all Irish eyes smiling, Ryder Garnsey announced that he was staying at Notre Dame for the next two years! Irish fans are quite happy about the development.
Notre Dame fans around the nation right now ... pic.twitter.com/HOZwhOysNZ— College Crosse (@College_Crosse) June 30, 2017
Chris has done a magnificent job keeping track of all the transfer news lately. Check out his latest breakdown of everything that has transpired the last few weeks.
A fresh batch of transfer rumors and reports are in. Unlike previous reports, many of these players have confirmed locations attached to them. Most of these have been reported by Terry Foy and Matt Kinnear of Inside Lacrosse.
We’ll start with former Virginia Cavaliers goaltender Matt Barrett. He posted on his Instagram page about a week ago that he will spend his final year of eligibility with the Villanova Wildcats. He knows the area very well, coming from Malvern Prep out of high school. He also thanked his former teammates at UVA and former head coach Dom Starsia, as well as his friends and family.
The kid dropped some FRESH transfer news last night regarding Logan Wisnauskas.
Couple sources have told me former Cuse attackmen Logan Wisnauskas will head to @TerpsMLax next season. MD returns no starting attackmen.— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) July 1, 2017
“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.”
One of the things I found most interesting about the article was that it shed some light on how the Under Armour All-Americans were picked. I thought Under Armour or some scouts hired by Under Armour or some other third party picked the teams, and IL then handled all the promotions and actual event coordination. Apparently, that’s not the case at all.
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.
Well .... that is very interesting. I did not know that! IL handles the selection process for the most part and they seek input from “college coaches, selected media, and other sources.” Who is on the panel besides IL people? Who are those coaches & media members that panel seeks input from for the rosters? Do any of those coaches get to pick kids who are committed to that coach’s school or are they not allowed to pick their own kids? How many coaches & media members does the panel talk to for their selections? Why only 5 people on the panel? Why aren’t the media members that the panel uses for input a part of the panel itself? What does “other sources” mean? Are the “other sources” people who run camps? The article certainly brings up many questions about this whole thing.
I can only speak for my years on the selection committee, but a LOT went into it. We talked to nearly every D1 coach and 200+ HS coaches.— Adam O'Neill (@aoneill) June 30, 2017
Probably the most interesting part of the article comes from Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy, who tried to explain how they picked the squads.
“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.
Wait ... what was that?
So to recap, a 5-member panel (made up of mostly IL people), picks the Under Armour All-American game participants based on which kids “project most likely to become college stars” and not necessarily the ones most deserving, using input from coaches, media members, & “other sources.”
Good thing that we got all that cleared up.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Gov. Christie ordered a shutdown of state government and called for lawmakers to convene for a special session Saturday morning after the Legislature failed to pass a budget Friday. Christie issued an executive order early Saturday morning declaring a state of emergency while maintaining essential services such as hospitals, correctional facilities, and state police operations. Other government services such as state parks and Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed.
In the event of a shutdown, Motor Vehicle Commission offices, state parks, and state beaches would close, Christie said. Essential services, such as the state police, would continue to operate. The governor has some discretion in determining what services are essential.
The Sixers are in talks to get J.J. Redick!!!
Free agent JJ Redick is meeting with the 76ers, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/pRKukjMkON— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017
Shout out to Leo Messi on getting married to his childhood sweetheart yesterday!!
Messi and Antonella - met as kids, together since then and now officially married. pic.twitter.com/HbAUZgY22W— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) July 1, 2017
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