GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for August 11, 2017.
College Crosse News.
Lafayette announced that head coach Jim Rogalski has resigned. Rogalski is going to Michigan to be an assistant coach. Chris broke down the Lafayette news and more in his coaching carousel post yesterday.
It appears the coaching carousel didn’t stop after Mark Miyashita was hired by Canisius. Earlier this morning, the Lafayette Leopards announced that head coach Jim Rogalski would resign as head coach of the team after spending five seasons in Easton to accept another coaching position elsewhere. He went 14-54 in his career with the team, after coming from Division III Scranton, where he went 18-15 with the Royals. In Patriot League play, he went 3-35. The Lafayette press release listed Rogalski’s overall record at 12-42, which was his record prior to Lafayette’s 2-12 mark in 2017.
The long-awaited women’s lacrosse pod by Ryan is up and it was worth the wait!! Special guest Lauren Costello discussed her time at BC, how she got into lacrosse, and lots more in episode 3 of Ryan’s Little Boxes Project.
After a long wait, we’ve got the women’s lacrosse special episode (no worries, it won’t be the last) for College Crossecast done! And thanks to it being with a Levittown native, it becomes our third episode of the Little Boxes project. Joining me on this edition is former Boston College star Lauren Costello, who set records for the Eagles on attack in her time from 2007-10 and helped to build the foundation for the program, who went to their first Final Four and title game this spring
Terps and Tar Heels in Cali. next spring!!!
Blink and you missed it. Team Canada's Mason Raymond scored a lacrosse-style goal, scooping up a drop pass from teammate Eric O'Dell behind the net and throwing it in over Metallurg Magnitogorsk goalie Vasily Koshechkin's shoulder at the 2017 Sochi Hockey Open. It was a bold attempt that turned into an incredible highlight, but it isn't unprecedented.
It’s been an eventful few months for Anthony Benyarko since he became the Maryland men’s lacrosse team’s trainer in February. After the Terps captured their first national championship since 1975 on Memorial Day, Benyarko proposed to his girlfriend on the Gillette Stadium field. The intense emotions that Benyarko felt on that joyous day were rivaled by what he experienced on a lacrosse field in Lake Placid, N.Y., last Wednesday, when he helped save a man’s life. Benyarko was in the trainer’s tent at the Lake Placid Summit Classic, a lacrosse tournament for men and women of all ages, when he received word that a player on the Ohio Wesleyan alumni team was experiencing chest pains.
Before Benyarko and Penn trainer Anthony Erz, who also was working the tournament, started their 100-yard sprint toward Field 3, Benyarko thought to grab an automated external defibrillator. “Something told me I should probably take the AED with me, just in case, because the group was 50-year-olds and up,” he said this week.
Posing with Mercer Island, the first American lacrosse team to visit Russia, were some of the figures that made up the growing lacrosse movement in the world’s largest country. That group included Artur Ventsel, a Russian national team player that leads the Moscow Rebels, Alexander Zarubin, a former player turned referee, Dima Khamin, who heads the 40-player Moscow youth lacrosse program and Ivan Zvezdov, a member of the newly founded Yaroslavl Bears whose smile and goal celebrations stole the show. For them, Mercer Island’s visit represented more than a cultural exchange. It was a chance to kickstart the growth of lacrosse in a nation largely unfamiliar with it. “Walking along Red Square was all key,” Ventsel said. “Mercer Island and the Moscow team, where everybody can see us and they know what the sport of lacrosse is. Now, everybody can see how real lacrosse should be played at the highest level. When we started lacrosse in Russia, nobody knew about it, they didn’t know how beautiful it could be. ... When we played Mercer Island, everyone could see their weak sides and know where they can improve their game.”
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Carson Wentz needed only four pass attempts on Thursday against the Green Bay Packers before replacing his helmet with a baseball cap, showing enough for the team and its eager fans to consider his preseason debut a success in a 24-9 loss at Lambeau Field.
It wasn’t quite Sam Bradford-in-2015 on the same field in the preseason, but the afterglow might eventually match that euphoria. Because Wentz completed all four passes, included a made-for-September touchdown pass to rookie Mack Hollins on his final play from scrimmage.
The young fan, Seth Bosch, who has high-functioning autism, made his way down to the front row of the stands, reached through the protective netting and received a handshake from the former Florida quarterback. After shaking hands with Tebow, Bosch turned around to face his mom, who was filming the encounter, and raised his arm triumphantly .... When Tebow stepped up to the plate after meeting Seth, he blasted a three-run homer. “I started crying too,” Ileanna Bosch said. “How does that happen? I think God brought Seth and Tim together.”
You definitely gotta watch the video. It’s pretty great stuff. I love Tebow.
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