clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

College Crosse Prospectus - July 14, 2017: The Thompsons Growing The Game In Georgia.

All the lacrosse news you can handle and plenty more!!

Veterans Day Commemorated At DC's World War II Memorial Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for July 14, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Great story here about the Thompson Brothers Lacrosse Camp at Rabbit Hill Park in Dacula.

At Rabbit Hill Park on Thursday, a distinguished lacrosse family held a camp to teach kids about the game that made them.

Thompson Brothers Lacrosse travels all over the country with the hopes of expanding the sport of lacrosse and teaching young players about the history of the game and how they can improve. The main group of instructors includes Lyle, Miles and Jerome Thompson of the Georgia Swarm, in addition to their fourth brother Jeremy Thompson, of the Saskatchewan Rush, and cousin of the Thompson Brothers, Bill O’Brien of the New England Black Wolves.

TBL opened the two-day camp at the park Thursday. It included a morning session for players in grades 3-8 and an afternoon session for high-school players. The team of lacrosse pros wants to teach the kids to play the game the right way and help them understand the background of the sport from the family’s proud Iroquois roots. “It’s important for us to spread the game of lacrosse in the way that it was traditionally meant to be played,” O’Brien said. “It’s a game of respect. It is a game that was given to the Iroquois by the creator and we like to share that story with everyone. So we travel all over North America to share the game with everyone. And it only makes it right that we come down to Atlanta, where (the Georgia Swarm) have won the world championship.

BOSS Starsia with a nice post on alcohol abuse in lacrosse.

I've often been asked, “What is the toughest part of coaching college lacrosse?” The obvious response would most likely fall somewhere on the spectrum of "recruiting, generating offense against Notre Dame, dealing with Syracuse’s athleticism, dealing with Denver’s deliberate pace of play, the recent streak of futility against Duke, etc." In truth, it's none of those things. I don’t think I would stand alone when I suggest that the most frustrating challenge for college lacrosse coaches is dealing with the irresponsible use of alcohol by college undergraduates. Drug use in college is not as pervasive an issue with Division I players because of the random drug testing at most institutions. It clearly happens but the testing is a deterrent. It is the misuse of alcohol that overwhelms student-athlete behavior.

Great video by US Lacrosse featuring Team USA at the FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup.

Great story about Navy assistant coach Gabby Capuzzi and Team Italy.

Gabby Capuzzi figured her lacrosse-playing days were over when she completed a stellar career at Ohio State. The Pennsylvania native got into coaching and has steadily risen in the collegiate ranks, spending the last three years as the top assistant at the Naval Academy. Capuzzi certainly could not have imagined competing in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup at the age of 27. However, the former All-American also never considered that Italy would take up the sport of women's lacrosse. So it was that Capuzzi was sparking the offense as Team Italy made its World Cup debut by beating Hong Kong, 12-10, on Thursday at Surrey Sports Park. Capuzzi showed she still has the stick skills by scoring five goals for the Italian contingent.

R.I.P. to Marine Staff Sgt. Joshua Snowden.

Shout out to the Knighthawks for posting this old school video of the Wings.

Matt Rambo is living his best life.

Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini was a BALLER back in the day.

And were you in leadership roles early on?

I loved being a captain of my teams, and I loved learning new sports. I was a sophomore in college and decided to play lacrosse and be a goalie. I got up at 4:30 for four months to learn how to play. I was pretty bad, and even if you’re good, you save only about 2 percent of all shots. The ball is really hard. I was black and blue with bruises for two years.

Check out Episode 2 of Hong Kong Lacrosse’s road to the 2017 World Cup.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Not good!: Pennsylvania was ranked as one of the worst places in America to start a new business.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently released its annual list of the best and worst states to start a business in the U.S. Pennsylvania ranked 45th on the list. Are you surprised? I’m not. I love this place. I’ve run a business here since 1994 and couldn’t be happier. I have driven countless times between Philly and Pittsburgh to visit my son at Pitt (a great state university), so believe me when I say that Pennsylvania is a huge and beautiful state with a rich history and plenty of great places to visit. Philadelphia is a super livable city with great food, sports teams, culture and people. OK, not the sports teams. But our location near the mountains, beaches and other major cities makes our area a perfect place to run a business and raise a family.

World/National News.

Shout out, Eritrea!!!: Asmara, the Capital of Eritrea, was Named World Heritage Site.

In 1996 a German architecture firm proposed razing historic buildings in the centre of Asmara, one of Africa’s most beautiful cities, to make way for glass high-rises. Eritreans, who are deeply proud of their capital’s Italian-era modernist architecture, began to worry that their hard-fought heritage was under threat. So began a movement to preserve the city’s heritage which culminated on July 8 with the much-anticipated announcement that Asmara had been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Eritreans now hope World Heritage status for their capital will put Africa’s so-called hermit kingdom on the tourist map. The country is blessed with a sparkling Red Sea coastline but it is Asmara’s architecture—a pristinely preserved collection of Art Deco, Rationalist and Futurist gems that earned it the nickname “Little Rome”—that really makes Eritrea stand out.

Your GIF for July 14, 2017.

Moms always know best. They also know when you are trying to prank them.

That’s it for today!! I’ll see you out there!! Make sure you follow us on social media!

Instagram: @College_Crosse

Twitter: @College_Crosse

Facebook: College Crosse

Managing Editors: Safe Fekadu, Chris Jastrzembski, Ryan McDonnell.