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College Crosse Prospectus - August 9, 2017: Five Team Women’s Professional Lacrosse League In 2018.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for August 9, 2017.

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The WPLL announced their five teams for their inaugural season in summer of 2018.

On Tuesday, Inside Lacrosse reported that the new Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) will field five teams when the inaugural season begins in the summer of 2018. The five franchises include the Upstate Pride, the Philadelphia Fire, the NY Fight the Baltimore Brave and the New England Command. Each team will have around 20 players per roster.

Coach Starsia wrote a letter he wished he sent to his son Joe before his freshman year for US Lacrosse.

Dear Joe,
You are about to embark on a great adventure. In the grand scheme that is your life, I do not believe there will be a lot of other moments that have as profound an influence on your evolution as going away from home for the first time. It was the American poet EE Cummings who said, “it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are,” and I am confident you will exhibit that quality over these next four years. My concern, at this moment, is that the world has become less patient and forgiving and that you don’t self-inflict too much pain and anguish especially in the early stages of this journey.

Salisbury added a little something special to the NCAA Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s NCAA National Champions exhibit.

Here’s a really nice long piece on helmets in girls lacrosse from Richmond.com.

At the end of her junior season, former lacrosse player Lisa Smith was given her senior night a year early. She had suffered four concussions playing the game — two as a sophomore and two as a junior — and the team thought she wouldn’t be able to return for her senior season.

“All the doctors were really adamant about me quitting at that point,” said Smith, who graduated from Mills Godwin in 2015. “Just because it was too dangerous. And you kind of have to look at the long road here. As much as I want to play and that was my favorite thing, they all said that it’s just not worth it at this point.”

Smith played midfield, and she said all of her concussions were the result of getting hit in the head by lacrosse sticks on the draw, when players vie for the ball. But she returned for her senior season after all, this time with a helmet. She played with one similar to those used in rugby, after wearing a protective band that covered the sides of her head at the end of her junior year.

“My mom and dad wouldn’t let me play lacrosse without the helmet,” said Smith.

Soon.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

From way downtown, bang!: Harlem Globetrotter sinks 210-foot shot from helicopter in Wildwood.

Harlem Globetrotters star Bull Bullard made a historic trick shot from a helicopter Wednesday. Spinning the classic red, white and blue Globetrotters basketball on his finger during takeoff, Bullard was flown 210 feet above the beach next to Morey's Piers Amusement Parks and sank the shot, the highest basketball shot ever made from an aircraft. Last year, Bullard made a trick shot while swinging on the Morey's Pier SkyCoaster.

World/National News.

Talk about water into wine, amirite?: Church buys pub to spread the Word of God via craft ale.

A Norwich church is thought to have become the first in England to own a pub after the vicar decided it was the best way to spread the Word. St Thomas's Church in Norwich bought the pub next door for £500,000 after the Reverend Ian Dyble remembered seeing a vicar behind a bar many years earlier. "It was in the Lake District on holiday, in my pre-vicar days. I remember thinking what a good idea it was to engage in the community in that way, because as we all know, people's interest in church is waning. It's a way for us to reach out into the community," he said.

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No, we break now.

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