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College Crosse Prospectus: Cornell Trusting Milliman

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

What You Missed

Plenty of player and coaching movement from around the college game.

If you want to be the White House’s Communications Director, you must have some kind of relationship to lacrosse.

Lacrosse The Nation

Cornell Big Red head coach Peter Milliman will try to steer the team’s losing ship back in the right direction, and he has talented underclassmen to help him out, from Matt Hamilton of US Lacrosse Magazine.

Milliman said he’s not worried about the future as it pertains to coaching at Cornell. He’s more focused on continuing the growth set forth by a youthful team in 2017.

With [Jeff] Teat leading the way — he broke Rob Pannell’s school record for freshmen with 72 points — the Big Red’s underclassmen made up six of its top seven scorers last season. [Clarke] Petterson and Connor Fletcher finished second on the team with 32 points apiece.

Those underclassmen were part of recruiting classes largely compiled by Milliman, who served as the recruiting coordinator prior being named interim head coach. Milliman’s pedigree on the recruiting trail certainly didn’t hurt his chances at a promotion, and he’s happy about the incoming class, which includes middie Matt Licciardi out of Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.), long pole Andrew Fowler out of Landon (Md.) and attackman Billy Coyle out of Malvern Prep (Pa.).

“I don’t know if this recruiting class that is coming to campus isn’t the best we’ve had in the last few years,” Milliman said. “This is the first year that we haven’t looked at them and known that they were going to have the opportunity to compete for a lot of time right away, because we have a lot of returners. This is the first class we can, in the last few years, really focus on developing.”

For some schools, move-in is this weekend!

US Lacrosse Magazine is reporting current Bucknell Bisons AD John Hardt will become the new chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee. He will take over Fairfield Stags AD Eugene Doris’s spot. US Lax Magazine

IT’S HAPPENING! NLL expansion, that is, if you take Saskatchewan Rush head coach and general manager Derek Keenan’s words to Global News.

“Expansion is imminent. There’s going to be two teams minimum, maybe up to four. We’ll find out in the next couple weeks I think, so we’re going to lose players with the type of roster we have,” he said.

By trading away franchise goaltender Aaron Bold, forward Adam Jones and defender John Lafontaine while subsequently acquiring extra draft picks for the future, Keenan is doing what he can to prepare for an expansion draft, which would take place next summer, while still keeping the Rush positioned for long-term success.

“Between ’18 and ’19 we now have six first-round draft picks, so that’s the plan to replenish (our roster). At the same time we still have a very strong core.”

As for this year’s draft, which takes place Sept. 18 in Toronto, the Rush still have selections in the second, third, fourth and sixth rounds.

Speaking of box lacrosse, this year’s Major Series Lacrosse championship is set:

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Let’s check out more incoming freshmen:

Philly Jawns

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Buffalo Bills, 20-16, last night. I was at the game!

World News

Another disgusting terror attack, this time in Barcelona.

Video of the Day

I’m hungry for Popeyes now.

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