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College Crosse Prospectus - July 18, 2017: Assistant Coaching Carousel; John Grant, Jr. Retires From The NLL.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for July 18, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Chris has some updates on some assistant coaching positions being filled.

Former Syracuse Defensive Midfielder Heading To Binghamton
Former Syracuse Orange short stick defensive midfielder Paolo Ciferri will take a volunteer assistant coaching gig with the Binghamton Bearcats for the 2018 season, according to a couple of sources. Ciferri wrapped up his Cuse career this past May, and was named a USILA Honorable Mention All-American this past season. The Bearcats lose attackman Tom Moore and goaltender Tanner Cosens to graduation in 2018 after helping the team to an 11-5 mark in 2017.
John Crawley To Notre Dame?
There’s been some rumblings that former Johns Hopkins Blue Jays player John Crawley will be joining the Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse community, according to multiple sources as well as his girlfriend on Instagram.

NLL legend John Grant, Jr. announced his retirement from the NLL.

Lacrosse superstar John Grant Jr. has announced his retirement after 17 National Lacrosse League seasons. Grant played 238 career games with the Rochester Knighthawks and Colorado Mammoth, amassing the second most goals (668) and points (1,446), and the fifth most assists (778) in NLL history. Over his career we earned nine All-Pro selections and won two NLL MVP awards, one championship game MVP, and one Champion’s Cup in 2007 with Rochester.

“I love my family, and I love lacrosse,” the 42-year-old said in a statement. “The game has given so much to me. It’s bittersweet to accept that my playing career is over, but I can retire knowing that I’ve given the sport and the people who support it everything I had. Thank you to the Rochester Knighthawks for drafting me, and to the Colorado Mammoth for keeping me in the game into my 40s. I’m unbelievably lucky and eternally grateful for having the chance to live out my dream as a professional lacrosse player.”

Despite being laid up in the hospital this U-16 coach still sent in-game adjustments via text messages to his replacement.

For the last couple of weeks, there had been uncertainty as to who would coach the under 16 male lacrosse team for Team Saskatchewan — until Russ Matthews got the call. Don Larson, who was an assistant coach for the Saskatchewan U16 lacrosse at the 2014 edition of the North American Indigenous Games in Regina and had been slated to be the head coach of the 2017 team, but had to back out of the games on short notice due to health problems. "Sometimes life throws you a huge curve ball and that's what happened to me, being diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm as well as a bicuspid valve needing replacement," Larson said from Regina. "All that combined with spells of presyncope has me forced to stay home." .... The team left for the tournament on Saturday. During the game, Larson and Matthews were keeping up close contact, with Don offering up adjustments between periods through text message — but the cell service in the ILA was spotty at best during the game.

Great post about a Kentucky BALLER, playing for Spain in the Women's World Cup in England.

It’s rare for an athlete from Lexington to compete for a world championship in her sport. It’s even more unique to see that athlete from Kentucky representing a country without “USA” on its jersey. Yet those are Marina Burke’s circumstances as she plays for the Spanish National Team this week in the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England.

Burke, a Lafayette High School graduate who played for Henry Clay’s club team in high school and just completed her freshman season at Centre College, spends her summers playing for Spain. The sport is growing rapidly in her mother’s native country, and the Lexingtonian has been there helping to lead the expansion

Stand up, Idaho!!!: College of Idaho to add men’s lacrosse.

The College of Idaho added men's lacrosse to varsity status for the upcoming season. Lacrosse will become the tenth men's varsity sport joining baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, skiing, soccer, swimming and track & field. It marks the first varsity men’s lacrosse team in the State of Idaho. C of I lacrosse began as a club sport in 2004. Matt Gier has been the head coach for the past 8 years and has led the Coyotes to four postseason appearances, including each of the last three seasons - with the team climbing as high as number 15 nationally.

Kayak lacrosse looks pretty cool, in my opinion.

There have been lots of great stories from the North American Indigenous Games, here’s another one: 'Lacrosse is like family' for B.C. men's lacrosse team manager at Indigenous Games.

Marina White, team manager with the British Columbia under-19 men's lacrosse team, didn't come to the North American Indigenous Games to support only one of the kids — for her, they're all her kids. "Lacrosse is like family," she said, sitting in the front row beside Team B.C.'s bench. The air was thick and humid inside Gaylord Powless Arena on Monday afternoon as the U19 men's teams from British Columbia and the Eastern Door and the North squared off in their first match of the games. B.C. won in overtime with a final score of 11-8.

Still no lacrosse emoji.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Uh oh!!: The Feds have their eyes on Atlantic City, Margate, & Ventnor.

A federal investigation into public employees’ health benefits extends beyond Margate and into Ventnor and Atlantic City, officials said Monday. No charges have been filed, and the FBI declined comment. Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian confirmed the city, like Margate, received a grand jury subpoena in early June from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for information about employee health benefits. The city, which has 850 employees on state public health benefits plans, responded that month, he said.

World/National News.

USC med school is in the news for all the wrong reasons: An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties. The secret life of USC med school dean.

In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university. There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician. During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.

Puliafito, 66, and these much younger acquaintances captured their exploits in photos and videos. The Times reviewed dozens of the images. Shot in 2015 and 2016, they show Puliafito and the others partying in hotel rooms, cars, apartments and the dean’s office at USC.

Your GIF for July 18, 2017.

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