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College Crosse Prospectus - July 11, 2017: Chris Reviews The Ivy League; UNC Coach Joe Breschi’s On Twitter.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for July 11, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Chris did a deep-dive on the Ivy League in his latest The Good, The Bad, & The Future post.

With the offseason now in full swing, it’s time to look back at the 2017 season! We’ll dissect all the individual teams from worst to first based off my final Power Rankings later during the summer. But first, we’ll dissect each conference and return The Good, The Bad, & The Future series. We won’t talk a ton about each team until the individual dissections, but this should be a good quick glimpse at each team. The last time we did this thing, we recapped the Big East teams. We’ll now take a look at the teams from the Ivy League! So let’s get started!

BOSS Breschi is on Twitter now.

Wonderful story out of Colorado: Jake Taylor Overcomes Challenges To Shine In Lacrosse.

With his mom Jennifer on the sidelines, and his dad Mike watching from the bench, Jake Taylor helped his Legacy Lacrosse club to a 14-3 win over Warriors Elite last Monday morning. Taylor was one of more than 400 lacrosse players in Denver over the July 4th holiday participating in the World Series of Youth Lacrosse. Legacy won the championship in 2016, and while they failed to repeat this year, it’s hard to count any game as a loss for Taylor. Jake was born with club feet and hip dysplasia. As a toddler doctors had to break his feet and used three different sets of casts to move his feet outward. It was a process that lasted a total of 15 months. The process itself was painful enough for Mike and Jennifer to watch, but the news that Jake would never play sports, was even more hurtful.

Team USA tryouts began yesterday.

Seventy-one of the world’s best lacrosse players stepped on the field Monday night at US Lacrosse, all chasing the same dream — making the 2018 U.S. men’s national team. For some, it’s their first shot at chasing a childhood dream. For others, it very well could be their last shot at wearing red, white and blue. With stakes that high, the tension could easily permeate the tryouts. But U.S. team head coach John Danowski, who has won three national championships at Duke, set out to cut the tension right from the start. “How do we get you to be yourself as fast as we can instead of worrying about what we’re thinking about,” Danowski told the players before their first session. “That’s our challenge, that’s the coaching staff’s challenge.”

Nice article in the BBC about the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in England.

A "living legend", two American hotshots and a doctor who volunteers on a lifeboat - meet the England World Cup contenders you probably have not heard of. They play lacrosse. A sport that has origins from a game played by Native Americans, has about 20,500 registered senior players in England, 350 clubs, 222 university teams and is enjoyed by more than 160,000 students in schools.
As 25 nations descend on Surrey for the 10th Women's World Cup, England, ranked fourth in the world, start their campaign in Guildford on Wednesday against Wales - who are more than just the closest of neighbours as they are also ranked just behind them globally.
This is a team made up of all sorts, who are bonded by a team spirit generated by not only having to earn the privilege to wear an England shirt, but who have had to invest financially in getting themselves and their team-mates on to the field - which they also paid to hire. "We are amateur and we have to balance things like paying for the physio and where we train," England captain Laura Merrifield told BBC Sport.

Former Georgia Tech assistant J.J. Arminio has been named the head coach of the Auburn University men’s lacrosse team starting with the 2018 campaign.

Arminio replaces Alex Mauro as head coach, although Mauro remains on the Tigers staff as the offensive coordinator. Recent Auburn graduate Braxton Roman will be the defensive coordinator. "I'm very excited to start this journey with Auburn,” said Arminio, who played four years at Auburn, graduating in 2009. “It's always a dream come true when you get a chance to return to your alma mater. This program has shown some real growth in the last couple of years with some great leadership from its players. With some consistent leadership at the top, we could see even more growth in the future."

Arminio was an assistant at Georgia Tech for three seasons, helping the Yellow Jackets post a 50-5 mark in that time along with two trips to the semifinals of the MCLA National Championships. He was responsible for coaching the faceoff specialists and assisting the offensive coordinator. Arminio also ran the in-game box for the Ramblin’ Wreck.

Under his tutelage, Geogia Tech faceoff man Holland Frost ’17 was twice named All-American, including first team status this past spring. "I was very lucky to begin my coaching career with Georgia Tech,” Arminio said. “I can't think of a better program and head coach, Ken Lovic, to learn under. It's a first class program from top to bottom and I know they will continue to have success for many years to come.

“I want to make sure I thank everyone associated with the GT Lacrosse program – the players, their parents, my fellow assistant coaches, and the Alumni Affinity Group. They were all so welcoming and instantly made me feel like I was a part of the program."

Auburn plays in the Southwest division of the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC), meaning Arminio and the Tigers will be playing Georgia Tech every year. The Tigers finished the 2017 season with a 5-8 mark, but advanced to the semifinals of the SELC tournament after upsetting Clemson in the quarterfinals.

Pretty good article on the Utah Utes: University of Utah's club sports system is diverse, strong.

Men’s lacrosse didn’t just materialize at the University of Utah. The program, which will receive NCAA status in 2018-19, has a long history as a club sport up on the hill. In that world, there are no scholarships and limited funding. Donations are sought, player fees are commonplace, and the work schedules of participating students are accommodated. For head coach Brian Holman, the latter was an especially eye-opening aspect. After eight seasons as an assistant at North Carolina, he came to Utah last year and learned that approximately half of the players on the club team had part-time jobs.
Working around such things, he acknowledged, is how it is with club programs. “Everything’s a challenge,” Holman said. The Utah men’s lacrosse team, though, is different than most. Holman noted that it's blessed to have a lot of support. “I have an increased, tremendous admiration for the club world,” he said. “From the lacrosse perspective I know it’s a huge help for our game. I didn’t realize what it provided for a lot of these kids.”

What’s Up, Philly?

Joel Embiid is a national treasure: Joel Embiid nabbed two Home Run Derby balls that look tiny in his massive hand.

When he’s not cursing out LaVar Ball (and getting hit with a $10,000 fine), Joel Embiid is collecting baseballs. The Sixers phenom, enjoying the offseason in Miami, decided to take in Monday night’s Home Run Derby with Philly rapper Meek Mill at the Clevelander, a nightclub located in the outfield of Marlins Park. Yankees sensation Aaron Judge was the winner of the contest, slamming 47 home runs (four over 500 feet) that totaled 3.9 miles. But when Twins third baseman Miguel Sano sent a blast over the left field wall, Embiid wisely kept his gargantuan hands away from the descending baseball.

World/National News.

That’s a good dog!!: Pup finds its way home after being stuck in the Idaho mountains for 9 months.

Cheri Glankler has been rescuing dogs for 20 years — the last five of those spent in Garden Valley — so the elderly retriever that ended up in her care in late June was nothing out of the ordinary. At least initially. From the outset, the dog looked rough. She was found collapsed on a ranch off Idaho 55 near Horseshoe Bend and brought to Glankler covered in fleas and ticks. “Please share if you know someone is missing her,” Glankler wrote in a Facebook post in the Lost Pets Boise page.
But Glankler had a hunch about who might be missing the dog. And the internet did, too. Right away, comments started pouring in on Glankler’s post: Could this be Mo, a dog lost in the area last fall?

Texas teen dies after dropping her phone while in the shower.

A 14-year-old girl from Lubbock died early Sunday morning after being electrocuted in a bathtub. Madison Coe's mother and grandmother tell us she was in the bathtub, and either plugged her phone in or simply grabbed her phone that was already plugged in. It happened at her father's house in Lovington, NM. Madison just graduated 8th grade from Terra Vista Middle School in Frenship ISD. "It is with heavy hearts that Frenship ISD mourns the loss of Madison Coe. We wish to share our heartfelt sympathy with her family and friends as we carry the burden of this tragedy together," officials with FISD said.

Your GIF for July 11, 2017.

This is pretty mesmerizing.

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