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College Crosse Prospectus - July 13, 2017: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Dave Pietramala Joined 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 13, 2017.

College Crosse News.

First coach Breschi, and now coach Petro!! Next stop, Desko!!!

The NY Post did an article on Paul Rabil: “Meet Paul Rabil: Lacrosse’s first $1 million-dollar man.”

Bill Belichick can see the next safety of the Patriots; another versatile — and undervalued — piece who could contribute to the five-time Super Bowl champions.

He is a proven winner. He is passionate. He is 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, and sculpted from stone. “He’s got the size, the speed, the toughness, that every year I look in the draft and I don’t see anybody that has the physical attributes that he would have to be a safety,” Belichick said of the athlete in a recent interview. “I’ve told him this many times, we’re always looking for a strong safety.”

Paul Rabil’s been too busy being the best lacrosse player in the world. “That time has passed, I think,” Rabil, a midfielder for the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse, said in response to the football coach/lacrosse enthusiast’s comments to Lacrosse Magazine, having known Belichick for more than a decade. “In another life, I would’ve made that jump.”

In this life, Rabil, 31, is the face of lacrosse.

US Lacrosse has announced the 49 players named to the 2018 U.S. Men’s Training Camp.

The selections were made following tryouts July 10-12 at US Lacrosse headquarters. “I am really grateful for the opportunity and really grateful to these men,” said U.S. team head coach John Danowski. “It was beyond what my expectations were in terms of their effort, their energy, their collaborativeness, cheering for one another. It’s really hard to do. There’s a part of you that says, ‘Man, I want that guy to fail’ because it’s a tryout. These guys weren’t like that. You didn’t see any of that. It was truly an inspiring experience for me.“ The team will return to US Lacrosse for a training weekend over Labor Day Weekend in early September and then have two more competitions leading up the world championship. The Team USA Fall Classic will be held at US Lacrosse on the weekend of Oct. 6-9 and the team will play in the Team USA Spring Premiere in Florida in early January. The FIL Men’s World Championship will be held in Netanya, Israel from July 12-21, 2018.

“Twin Cities wheelchair lacrosse team grows in popularity, spirit.”

A new summer lacrosse league offers an alternative perspective on the game, and it's quickly becoming more popular in the metro. Most of the players were born with a disability but learned at a young age they were not going to be hindered by it. Maci Mauch of Champlin, Minnesota, has not let spina bifida stop her from playing softball, basketball and tennis. Although the 10-year-old said tennis is a little tricky.

Our man @OrangeLax wrote about the four former Syracuse lacrosse players named to the Team USA team.

US Lacrosse named its 49 player training team on Wednesday. Four former Syracuse Orange players made the training squad.

Matt Abbott – M – Chesapeake Bayhawks
JoJo Marasco – M – Rochester Rattlers
Joel White – LSM – Rochester Rattlers
John Galloway – G – Rochester Rattlers

Originally, US Lacrosse invited 60 players to try out for the National Team. However, subsequently the organization offered 12 additional invites that included Sergio Salcido, Nick Mariano, and Scott Firman, none of whom made the training squad. It should also be noted that Kevin Rice did not get an invite, a pretty big snub in most people’s minds.

VMI made some changes to their VMI.
VMI lacrosse head coach Jon Birsner announced Wednesday that current assistant coach and offensive coordinator James Purpura has been promoted to recruiting coordinator and that Dave Scarcello has been added as an assistant coach to his staff. Purpura’s promotion comes after completing his first year on staff, where under his tutelage the Keydet offense improved in nearly every statistical category, including scoring the most goals per game in half a decade.
Under Purpura’s leadership, junior attackman Wesley Sanders was named first team All-Southern Conference and freshmen attackman John Daniel was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team. He will maintain his responsibilities as the program’s offensive coordinator on top of his new recruiting duties while Scarcello will serve as the defensive coordinator and goalies coach.

Nothing like a little labor law for your morning: Big developments after the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling on Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association lax refs.

On July 11, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that junior high and high school lacrosse referees that provided their services through the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) were statutory employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and not independent contractors. The NLRB’s decision clears the way for negotiations between the represented referees and the PIAA based on a vote that favored the union. It also makes way for union organizing for referees providing services under the oversight of similar governing bodies across the country.

Ohio State lacrosse adds Dave Richardson as the men’s lacrosse program’s as strength coach.

After the firing of Thad Matta and the appointment of Chris Holtmann as Ohio State's men's basketball head coach, the staff from the previous regime was not retained. Last Friday, the Atlanta Hawks announced that Chris Jent would join the team's staff as an assistant coach and now another member of Matta's staff has found a home. And he's not going far. Ohio State announced on Wednesday that strength and conditioning coach Dave Richardson will just be moving to a new office as he joins the men's lacrosse program under the same title after Holtmann announced the appointment of Quadrian Banks.
“Coach Richardson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program. He is an incredible leader and builder of young men,” head coach Nick Myers said in the press release. “We look for him to make an immediate impact as we prepare for the 2018 season and beyond.”

The Touchdown Club of Annapolis will honor the Maryland men’s lacrosse team’s national championship.

Maryland men's lacrosse will be presented with the prestigious Henry Ciccarone Jr. Memorial Collegiate Team of the Year Award from the Touchdown Club. That award has been given to the best college team in the state of Maryland — men's or women's, Division I or III — for almost four decades.
Maryland, which captured the Division I national championship over Memorial Day weekend, was an obvious choice to receive the Ciccarone Award for this year. Head coach John Tillman led the Terrapins to a 16-3 record that included regular season and tournament titles in the Big Ten Conference.

The University of Rhode Island, which plays in the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League (PCLL) within MCLA Division I, is currently seeking a head coach for the 2018 season.

Job Description

- Directly responsible for enforcing all guidelines, policies and procedures for: the University, the Department of Campus Recreation, URI Student Senate, Club Sports & Intramural Council (CSIC) and all governing bodies’ rules of conduct and competition. The Head Coach shall promote fair play and good sportsmanship and at all practices and competitions. The Coach will respect all players, coaches, and administrators at all times. Offensive or inappropriate language or behavior can result in termination of employment.

- Maintain current certification in American Red Cross First Aid/CPR or an equivalent certification. Directly responsible for ensuring that all duties listed on Assistant Coach contract(s) are performed by the appropriate coach. Work with the Coordinator of Club Sports to set up all team travel logistics for the season. Schedule and coordinate all events including practices, team meetings and competitions.

- Oversee equipment distribution, return and storage. Attend all home and away competitions in a coaching and supervisory capacity. Schedule all home competitions – this includes facility preparation and directing the events.

- In cooperation with the Men’s Lacrosse Team, ensure that the team website is up to date with current team information. Monitor the academic progress & eligibility of all student-athletes. Assist in the recruitment of student-athletes interested in the URI Men’s Lacrosse Team through meetings, campus visitations, and correspondence and telephone contacts, etc.

Stipend: Commensurate with experience

Candidates must be at least four years removed from college, have college playing experience and high school or college coaching experience. Interested and qualified candidates can email a playing/coaching resume to

What’s Up, Philly?

Horrible story out of Bucks County, as investigators have found the bodies of the four missing young boys.

Investigators on Wednesday found human remains buried deep on a sprawling Bucks County property and said they believed the dead included at least one of the four men whose disappearance last week set in motion the biggest search in recent county history. District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said the victims found in a 12-foot grave on the Solebury Township tract include Dean A. Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown. No charges had been filed in connection with the grim discovery. But the remains comprise multiple bodies and investigators are still examining evidence to identify the other victims.

World/National News.

Former Brazilian president received 10 years in prison for corruption.

Lula, who ruled Brazil from 2003-2010, was convicted and handed a 9.5-year prison term on Wednesday for accepting a luxury seaside apartment and $1.1 million, the latest twist in a giant corruption probe engulfing Latin America's largest economy. But anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro said the 71-year-old Lula would remain free pending an appeal -- something his lawyers immediately said they would lodge. "We are appealing and will prove his innocence," the lawyers said in a statement sent to AFP. The conviction nevertheless landed a heavy blow on the prospect of Lula making a political comeback in presidential elections due in October next year. The verdict also sent a dramatic message to much of Brazil's political class that they, too, risked falling afoul of the anti-graft drive

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