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College Crosse Prospectus - July 7, 2017: Justin Ward To Army; Debate In Florida Over Helmets In Women’s Lacrosse Continues.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for July 7, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Sources have told College Crosse assistant coach Justin Ward will head to West Point from Georgetown to fill Justin Turri’s vacant spot on the Army West Point Black Knights coaching staff. For more information check out Chris’ post on the breaking news.

The debate over helmets in women’s lacrosse continues as Florida officially becomes the first state to require helmets in women’s lacrosse for the 2018 season.

Next year, girls playing lacrosse in Florida high schools will look decidedly different than their peers across the rest of the country. Beginning in 2018, players in the Sunshine State will wear helmets during games — a Florida High School Athletic Association mandate that’s a first in the U.S. Previously, players were required to wear padded goggles. US Lacrosse, the governing body for the sport nationwide, has no such helmet rule for girls. What has turned out to be a controversial policy decision by Florida’s prep sports association has split the lacrosse community. While player safety remains a top concern, many think helmets aren’t the answer.

Probably won’t be in 2017, but Florida is close to adding lacrosse as a state-sponsored sport.

But the question remains: When will lacrosse become an FHSAA sanctioned sport in Okaloosa County? “We’ve just been inundated with calls lately,” Okaloosa County athletic director Brian Humphrey said. “A bunch of parents have been calling about lacrosse. There’s a big interest. We’ve had quite a few meetings with athletic directors over the past two and a half years and the subject of adding lacrosse has come up. I think everyone agrees that it’s coming.”

So where does the situation stand?

“There are a couple of things that need to be addressed,” Humphrey said. “I hate to put a time limit on it and I hate not to put a time limit on it because I know that’s what everyone’s going to want to know. It won’t be this coming year, though.”

Shootout For Soldiers event at Canandaigua Academy in upstate NY in late July is getting a lot of buzz.

What began as an idea by some high school players in Baltimore as a way of saying thanks to United States military personnel has grown into a national phenomenon. And now it’s coming to Section V. Canandaigua Academy is one of four new sites and among just 12 nationwide selected in 2017 to host a Shootout for Soldiers event, further cementing Canandaigua’s reputation as a lacrosse hotbed. Shootout for Soldiers, founded in 2012, consists of 24 one-hour lacrosse games played in a span of 24 hours as a way of raising funds for military veterans and their families. Events were or are scheduled for Baltimore, Atlanta, Boston and Philadelphia and as far away as Texas, Utah and California.

Paul Rabil sat down with Yahoo Finance to give some business advice to young athletes.

You may not know the name Paul Rabil, but in the lacrosse world he is a god, worshiped by high school and college players across the country. This weekend, Rabil, who plays for the New York Lizards, will appear in his ninth Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game in nine seasons; on the side, he has made seed investments in sports tech startups like Whistle Sports.

Chris’ Summer of Steaks series continued with Dalessandro’s Steaks.

NBC did a story on former Colgate Lacrosse goalie Jake Danehy, his sister, and their new business.

Two and a half years ago, my brother Jake was sitting in one of his geography classes at Colgate, learning about plastic waste and its incredible impact on our planet. It really inspired him to enact change by creating a product that was both consumer-friendly and environmentally-friendly. He knew my passion for fashion so we started to look into different materials and fabrics. We found a polyester that turns water bottles into fabric. There wasn’t a company that really used it to its full potential. Colgate has an entrepreneurship program called Thought Into Action, so with its help, along with mentors and Colgate alumni, we were able to source the fabric and transform it into a men’s board short. We hired a consultant to be the middle man between us and the factories.

Maryland bringing home the title in men’s & women’s lacrosse means that BOSS TIllman & BOSS Reese went home with some nice bonuses.

After suffering 2016 national championship losses to North Carolina, the Maryland men's and women's lacrosse teams both rebounded with titles this season. The men's team ended a 42-year championship drought with a win over Ohio State, while the women's team capped an undefeated campaign by beating Boston College. John Tillman and Cathy Reese, regarded as two of the top coaches in their respective sports, were rewarded with significant contract bonuses. Tillman also received a performance-based contract extension.

Max Seibald made this kid’s day by answering his fan letter.

Do you remember who you idolized growing up? Did you ever write them a fan letter? I bet you never got a letter back like this one. A friend of mine was absolutely ecstatic when her son received a reply from one of his sports heroes recently. She helped her 4th grader send a letter to professional Lacrosse player Max Seibald, knowing it was unlikely he would get a response. She was blown away when the Max not only wrote back, but thoughtfully answered every one of her son’s questions.

Great video by Palm Beach Atlantic men’s lacrosse.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Bam Margera’s pregnant wife saved a deer that was stuck in a pond near her home.

Bam Margera, who usually makes news, found himself reporting it Thursday evening.

The West Chester native, who rose to fame on his skateboard while appearing in MTV’s Jackass, posted photos on Instagram of his pregnant wife, Nicole Boyd, trying to rescue a deer that had become stuck in a pond on their Chester County property, the Daily Local reported.

“A deer stuck in my pond,” Margera posted about the incident, which happened about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The photos show Boyd cradling the head of the deer while standing in water above her knees.

Rescue crews from First West Chester and Fame Fire companies responded along with Good Fellowship ambulance and West Chester police after Boyd became stuck, the paper reported

World/National News.

OH BOY!!!: Massive meteor strikes the moon.

The 56,000 mph collision – captured by NASA scientists highlighting the catastrophic danger planet earth faces from similar meteors – was caused by a space rock weighing no more than 88 lbs (40 kilos). Despite the meteor’s tiny proportions – about the size of a small boulder and the weight of an average 10-year-old boy – the impact damage was colossal and the explosion shone with the brightness of a magnitude 4 star.

Your GIF for July 7, 2017.

Smart chimp right here.

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