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College Crosse Prospectus: New Hampshire Building New Lacrosse Facility

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for July 25, 2017.

What You Missed

Jesse Bernhardt is back with the Maryland Terrapins, this time as an assistant coach.

Safe puts on his lawyer hat and explains why the National Labor Relation Board’s ruling on PIAA officials could mean a lot for referees nationally.

Robert Mueller played lacrosse back in the day, so lacrosse should be the official sport of the United States Federal Government.

Lacrosse The Nation

Speaking of Bernhardt, here’s part of Maryland’s press release:

“We are thrilled to have Jesse return to the Maryland men’s lacrosse program,” [John] Tillman said. “Jesse has had success in our system as both a player and a coach. He will be a valuable asset to our program as he remains one of the best players in the world at his position. I am confident he will be an excellent mentor and role model for our student-athletes and we are fortunate to have him.”

A 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland, Bernhardt has quickly ascended the coaching ranks and built a reputation as one of the brightest young defensive minds in college lacrosse.

Bernhardt has been a Major League Lacrosse champion, a World Championships runner-up and a coach and player at the NCAA Final Four.

“I cannot express how grateful I am for Coach Tillman to give me an opportunity to come ‘home,’” Bernhardt said. “I appreciate the trust he has shown in asking me to return to the University of Maryland. It is an honor to represent and be entrusted with the privilege of coaching there again. As an ex-Terp player and coach, it is truly a dream come true and I can’t wait to begin the process. I also want to thank Matt Madalon, the staff and, most importantly, the players for a tremendous opportunity to work with them at a place like Princeton. They are in great hands moving forward.”

Bernhardt comes to Maryland after spending one season as defensive coordinator at Princeton, where he helped produce a first-team All-Ivy League goalie, a first-team All-Ivy League defenseman and two freshmen defenders who were named freshmen All-Americans by College Crosse.

WELP.

Congrats to former Duke Blue Devils FOGO Jack Rowe on become a sports talk radio host! It wouldn’t hurt if he could talk some lacrosse in the spring!

The New Hampshire Wildcats are upping their facilities game with a $1 million grant for a new soccer and lacrosse facility.

"We are enormously grateful for this generous lead funding to facilitate the construction of a soccer-lacrosse facility," said UNH Director of Athletics Marty Scarano. "The donors share our vision that these programs can be nationally competitive and compete at the highest levels, and this facility is essential to the pursuit of those aspirations."

The new facility, to be built adjacent to Wildcat Stadium on the site of Lewis Field, will be used by UNH athletic teams and the Oyster River Youth Association's soccer program – making it an important bridge between the university and the wider community.

"This will allow our teams to train effectively and continue to foster opportunities for our programs to give back to the local community," said Marc Hubbard, head men's soccer coach at UNH. "I look forward to using this facility as another way to give back to not only the Oyster River community but to the state of New Hampshire."

UNH's competitive and successful Division I athletics program plays an integral part in the life of New Hampshire's flagship university by serving as a rallying point for school pride. Upgraded athletic facilities help the department accomplish its objectives to recruit the best student-athletes in the nation, compete regionally and nationally, brand UNH Athletics to top future student-athletes, support overall student recruitment and provide a fan experience second to none in the region.

Currently, UNH just has a women’s Division I lacrosse team. Could a men’s D1 team come soon?

Denver Pioneers assistant coach Matt Brown explains why the CCBLL is important for the development of college players, along with trying to flood more Americans into the NLL.

Great story by Inside Lacrosse’s Matt Kinnear on former Villanova Wildcats defenseman and current Ohio Machine star Brian Karalunas.

It feels like just yesterday Karalunas was all over the field at Villanova, where he is the most decorated Wildcat of all-time. He had an all-star career with the New York Lizards, and he made the U.S. National Team training roster in 2014, but after being traded to the Machine, he considered hanging up the cleats. He was going back to law school, so why bother to keep playing?

He got a call from Steven Waldeck telling him how much fun the team was. He spoke with coach Bear Davis and went to training camp.

“I haven’t been able to put the stick down yet,” Karalunas said. “It’s the highlight of my week every week.”

He is interning at a law firm in New York this summer; he took a red eye after the game Sunday and was at work early Monday morning. He’s starting a new internship in Chicago in the next few weeks. Then there’s his other job: head coach of Stanford University’s MCLA team, where he's a law student.

Philly Jawns

Two people were arrested after climbing up the top of the Ben Franklin Bridge overnight to try and spray paint part of the bridge.

World News

Michael Kors is buying Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.

Microsoft Paint won’t be an auto-installed program anymore after 32 years, but will still be available on the Windows 10 store.

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