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College Crosse Prospectus: Qatar’s Possible Impact In International Lacrosse

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First, a transfer that has been around for the past month or so involving the Syracuse Orange.

Seth DeLisle played at OCC for a year, but has spent the past two seasons at Nazareth College, a Division III school. He’s a face-off specialist and a rising senior, but was one of the best FOGOs in D3 last year. He went 330-of-454 (72.7%) on draws, good for fourth in the nation, which set a school record previously held by Drew Simoneau. In his two years at Nazareth, DeLisle won 566-of-848 face-offs taken (66.7%) and set a program record for win percentage. He won double-digit face-offs in 19 out of 20 games this past season.

The Orange obviously lose Ben Williams this year and have Dan Varello left in the Sandbox. He went 24-of-46 (57.1%) as Williams’s backup last year and did pretty well against Army West Point and Duke. Varello appears to be the front-runner for the top spot, but DeLisle seems to be a legitimate threat, even if it’s only for a year. Nick Martin is a part of the Orange face-off unit as well, but has also played as an long stick midfielder. Also coming in are Jake Phaup (Souderton) and Nate Garlow (Fayetteville-Manlius) as freshmen.

This is Cuse’s first known transfer in. They lost Gale Thorpe (Ohio State), Devin Shewell (Loyola), and Logan Wisnauskas (Maryland) as of now. We’ve updated our Player Movement Tracker below, with plenty of new transfers from D3 and Juco schools:

2017 College Crosse Player Movement Tracker

Player Position Old School New School
Player Position Old School New School
Gabe Anderson Defense/LSM Mercer Boston Univeristy
Matt Barrett Goaltender Virginia Villanova
Will Beecham Midfield/FOGO Mercer Cornell
Logan Bradford Defense Cleveland State Mercer
Kyle Buser Midfield/FOGO Richmond Merchant Marine Academy (D3)
Tyler Canto Goaltender UMass Lowell Towson
Jean-Luc Chetner Midfield Richmond Towson
Peter Conley Attack/Midfield Georgetown Duke
Seth DeLisle Midfield/FOGO Nazareth (D3) Syracuse
Adam Dickson Midfield Ohio Valley (D2) High Point
Hunter Duford Midfield VMI Belmont Abbey (D2)
Luke Fromert Attack Mercer Towson
Connor Harryman Midfield/FOGO Towson Rutgers
Alex Ives Midfield St. Joe's Colgate
Daniel Lanham Midfield/FOGO St. Joseph's Drexel
Matt Lanigan Goaltender Holy Cross Washington & Lee (D3)
Sean Lattimore Attack Onondaga CC Jacksonville
Brendan Luu Midfield/FOGO Colgate Hofstra
Patrick Marks Midfield Rutgers Mercer
Domenic Massimilian Midfield/FOGO Cornell Georgetown?
Matt McIlroy Defense Denver Maryland
Brody McLean Attack Stony Brook Towson
Will McNamara Midfield Virginia St. Joe's
Timmy Monahan Attack Maryland Towson
Alex Morris Midfield Ohio State Richmond
Ryan Ozsvath Attack Stony Brook Ithaca (D3)
Jake Pehlke Defense Monmouth Virginia
Brian Philbin Defense Mount St. Mary's Hofstra
Zach Pinney Defense Onondaga CC Maryland
Marc Pion Defense Harvard Johns Hopkins
Kane Randolph Defense Penn State Towson
Jack Rusbuldt Goaltender Penn State Richmond
Grainger Sasso LSM Onondaga CC Cornell
Justin Schwenk Midfield/FOGO Monmouth Virginia
Devin Shewell Attack Syracuse Loyola
Kai Storrs Defense Maryland Marquette
Drew Supinski Midfield Johns Hopkins Notre Dame
Gale Thorpe Attack Syracuse Ohio State
Alex Tumminello Midfield Maryland Lehigh
Connor Tuturice Defense LIU Post (D2) Monmouth
Logan Wisnauskas Attack Syracuse Maryland

Meanwhile, Callie Caplan of The Baltimore Sun ranked her top five celebrations from Saturday’s Under Armour All-America game.

5. Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Goal: The first of South attackman Alex Trippi’s two scores came at the 2:17 mark in the first period, connecting on a tight-angled shot from the right.

Celebration: The Bullis graduate ran straight into the net. After shedding his gloves, he appeared to grab some sort of writing utensil from the very back of the goal before picking up the ball, autographing it and handing it to the goalkeeper.

Analysis: If he did, in fact, plant a pen in the back of the net with the expectation he’d score, Trippi’s clearly a forward thinker. The North Carolina commit, however, might want to curb his signature habits to avoid future conflicts with the NCAA.

Here’s my top 5:

5. Bobsled ride - Nothing special, done in other variations throughout the years.
4. Duck Duck Goose - Group celebrations are always great.
3. Stationary Bike - Can look weird to some, but incredible balance.
2. RKO - From outta nowhere, or from 2015. Also executed spectacularly.
1. TO Celebration - Real recognize real, and it hasn’t gotten the respect it deserves. Who thinks about mimicking this celebration for a game? NOBODY! Imagine if he did the Joe Horn cell phone one.

Upper Arlington coach Ted Wolford was honored by having the school’s field named after him, from Andrey Hasson of nbc4i in Columbus.

“I never expected the magnitude for the number of guys that flew in and drove in to be a part of this today,” said Wolford. He even thought another event was going on at the stadium when he first saw the crowds of alumni, family, and friends gathered. He had no idea they planned to name the field in his honor.

“Quite shocked… but as I say, we preach that it’s is a team sport, and honestly I feel like the attention to one is…when it really is everyone,” said Wolford.

During his 25 seasons as head coach of the Golden Bears, Wolford sent his team to the Ohio Championship game 23 of those years. However, his players say they remember him most for the life lessons he taught them off the field.

“He’s somebody that’s just meant so much to me and to my family and the community of Upper Arlington..and seeing this recognition that’s so well deserved, it gives me chills,” said former player Casey Meleski.

A great story from Megan Schneider of US Lacrosse Magazine on Qatar and trying to grow the sport.

When you Google “Qatar” today, news sites are reporting on crises in the Gulf, including demands from Saudia Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, for the closure of a Turkish military base in Qatar and the curbing of its diplomatic relations with Iran. BBC described the dispute as “the worst political crisis among Gulf countries in decades,” while Qatar’s lawyers are declaring the need for the world to unite.

The Qatar Lacrosse Association (QLA), founded by British expatriate David Heywood, is hoping to project the same message as the country aims to raise its international profile in sport. Qatar is hosting the FIFA World Cup for men’s soccer in 2022.

“In light of multiple challenges faced by Arab Gulf States that include economic and social advance, a new generation is eager to play a more substantial role in building its countries,” Heywood said. “Sport has provided arguably the most prominent field of activity for Qatar’s global engagement, centering on themes such as Qatar’s supremacies as a micro-state, projecting notions of peace, security and integrity and confronting national health issues.

“With this said, the QLA is truly overjoyed to be a member of FIL, which in turn places Qatar on the map of lacrosse nations, making history in the process by becoming the first Middle East Gulf state to do so,” Heywood continued. “Through the sport of lacrosse, our contribution to the state’s national and international identity is justly remarkable.”

A very interesting time for Inside Lacrosse to release their Lacrosse Industry Summit podcast featuring Alibaba Vice Chairman and former Yale Bulldogs Lacrosse player Joe Tsai, after we reported that he would be involved with the NLL in San Diego.

Cuse fam!

Philly Jawns

Philly is beginning to celebrate our country’s birthday!

Over in Dirty Jersey: Governor Chris Christie signed a budget deal to end the state’s short shutdown of three days.

Even though the Philadelphia 76ers lost, Markelle Fultz had a pretty good Summer League debut.

World News

North Korea tested another missile.

You don’t need video for this: Fox Sports has fired Jamie Horowitz amid a sexual harassment claim.

Video of the Day

If this doesn’t get you going, I don’t know what will:

But as an addition, we’ll do some American songs too:

BOSS MAN!

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