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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for August 8, 2017.

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Big news in women’s lacrosse: Remington Steele has been named the new head coach of the Bucknell Bison:

Steele spent last season as the first assistant coach at Furman, where he served as defensive coordinator, goalies coach, and recruiting coordinator for a Paladins team that finished 12-7 in just its third season as a varsity program.

Previously, Steele was the lead assistant for two seasons at Vermont, and for two seasons at his alma mater, Division II power Limestone. In his two years on the Limestone staff, the team posted a 38-3 record, captured two conference titles, and was the NCAA runner-up in 2013.

“I am very excited for this incredible opportunity,” said Steele. “I want to come in and build on the success the program has attained the previous two years. My goal is for us to be the most innovative team in the country in terms of the way we recruit, the way we practice, and the way we play. I am grateful to John Hardt, [senior associate AD] Maisha Kelly, and the Bucknell athletic department for giving me this opportunity.”

"I am happy to welcome Remington to Bucknell and the Bison athletics program," said Hardt. "Remington is extremely knowledgeable about the sport of women's lacrosse, and he has demonstrated a creative and innovative perspective at both the collegiate and international levels of the game. Our women's lacrosse team has been on the rise, and I am looking forward to watching Remington continue that growth."

A very interesting video from Kyle Harrison on the UNINTERRUPTED’s Twitter account:

Some interesting quotes:

“You can go a whole game without a body check or a head hit happening. I’ve played competitive lacrosse for 30 years now, I can think of only one body check in my entire career that I felt was a head-to-head scenario. It very rarely happens in our sport in comparison to football.”

“Head on collisions in lacrosse don’t happen nearly as often as they do in football.”

He never played football because his parents were worried about him getting injured. Harrison’s father, Miles Harrison, did play football in high school as a quarterback.

Harrison is spot on with what he said. Some people think football players use their helmets as a sort of club or a weapon of sorts to hit another player and maybe injure them. We’ve seen much less of that now than in the 70s, 80s, and 90s when concussion research wasn’t really around.

I’ve never seen a lacrosse player use his helmet to go head first directly into another player. There’s always hits where a player tries to make a shoulder-to-shoulder hit but instead gets a part of his opponent’s head in, but for the most part, concussions are uncommon in lacrosse. I definitely know Syracuse did not have a concussion during the Spring season.

In case you missed Lake Placid’s Sunday results, Burning Orange, a team made up of Syracuse players, took home the men's 18+ gold division title, from Lou Reuter of Lake Placid News.

Burning Orange, a collection of current and former Syracuse players, lost in the final in 2016. But this time around, the team stayed on top from start to finish to pull out the close victory in the final match of the tournament.

"I've been coming up here and playing with these guys for a bunch of years," said Chris Daniello, a 2010 Syracuse graduate who was named his team's most valuable player in the final. "I don't think there's any tradition like this. We come up to Lake Placid with a big group, we come up here with confidence, and hopefully, we have enough guys on the roster to compete and at least get to the championship game."

"It's a big deal winning this. There are a lot of bragging rights," added Burning Orange coach Tim Harder, a 2011 grad. "There are a lot of really good teams, a lot of great competition, but I think one of the things that we bring to the table, more than anyone else, is the family aspect of it. We all love each other, we have all been playing together for a really long time."

Harder said this year's Burning Orange team was made up five current college players, two incoming freshmen and the rest alumni.

"We're Syracuse graduates, current guys and incoming guys, and any time we get a squad up here and have some healthy bodies we can really make a run at this," he said. "We get together and we have fun, but there's nothing more fun that winning. That's what we try to do. We took care of the ball, we played good team defense, did well on ground balls. There really wasn't anything we struggled with. We played a complete game."

What a gang!

And a great moment for a few Syracuse Orange greats!

In MCLA news: The UCF Knights have announced that former Salisbury Sea Gull Mike Von Kamecke will be their new head coach.

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