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College Crosse Prospectus - September 19, 2017: Buffalo Bandits Make Josh Byrne #1 Pick Of The 2017 NLL Draft.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for September 19, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Congrats to Josh Byrne of Hofstra for being the #1 pick in last night’s 2017 NLL Draft.

The former Hofstra star had a stellar senior season, as he earned All-CAA first team accolades for the second consecutive season after leading the Pride and the CAA in goals (41), assists (25) and points (66). Byrne was picked 19th overall in the 2017 MLL draft a few months ago, but many predicted that the Bandits would take the New Westminster, BC native #1 overall.

The 2016 season brought plenty of agony for the Buffalo Bandits, as the historically successful franchise tied a team record for lowest winning percentage in a season. Luckily for GM Steve Dietrich and his staff, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The Bandits have the first overall pick in Monday’s National Lacrosse League Draft for the first time since 2004 and only the second time in the franchise’s 26-year history. There isn’t much debate as to how Buffalo will use it. Experts agree the Bandits will bolster their offense with left-handed forward Josh Byrne. Byrne impressed in the junior circuit as a teenager but solidified his top position by showing he can succeed against men over the past two years. His time this summer in the Western Lacrosse Association, one of the two top-tier summer indoor leagues, was short but impactful. He notched 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in four regular-season games and 19 points (four goals and 15 assists) in six playoff games with the Burnaby Lakers.

Jake Withers of Ohio State and Zach Currier of Princeton went #2 and #3, respectively. The rest of the rounds 1-3 can be found directly below. Additionally, Chris did a nice breakdown of the picks last night here.

I love this Boys Latin video.

Ohio State was a big winner last night as three of the first six picks in the first round (Jake Withers No. 2, Austin Shanks No. 5, and Eric Fannell No. 6) last night were Buckeyes.

Tragic story out of New Jersey: Holmdel High School lacrosse player Jack Dowd dies.

The Holmdel community is mourning the loss of a high school lacrosse player. School Superintendent Robert McGarry sent a letter to parents saying Holmdel High School student Jack Dowd died suddenly Sunday. “The Dowd family has asked that I share this news with you and ask that you respect their privacy at this extremely challenging time,” McGarry said in the letter. The letter did not provide any details about how Dowd died, but it was believed that he suffered some sort of medical episode.

Here’s another article about Dowd: Holmdel High Lacrosse Player Collapses, Dies During Game At Rutgers.

The Holmdel High school junior who died this weekend collapsed Sunday during a youth lacrosse scrimmage on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Jack Dowd was 16 years old. Holmdel schools superintendent Robert McGarry announced the teen's death in a letter sent to high school parents Sunday evening. Dowd was avidly involved in lacrosse, and he played a midfielder position for the Holmdel High Hornets varsity team. He was #9. While Holmdel's lacrosse season doesn't start until spring, Dowd also participated in a fall league.

Here are a bunch of great action shots of the Albany Danes in one of their their fall workouts.

Work hard, play hard at ECD Lacrosse.

Most offices encourage their employees to work hard and play hard. But at ECD Lacrosse's Towson office, employees can't help but play around a little. The company, whose full name is East Coast Dyes Lacrosse, manufacturers certainly pieces of lacrosse equipment, including mesh nets for players' sticks, stick shafts and even socks.

The 21,000-square-foot space includes a 2,000-square-foot turf field, which the company uses to film certain promotional videos and tests products. There's even a second floor to the office where ECD does secret research and development on new products.

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I never read the books: “A PA Bride Sorted Her Bridesmaids into Harry Potter Houses and It’s Pretty Adorable.”

Meet Christine JeeHae Lim and Kenneth Sang-Jee Lee. They got married this past July 1st at Tyler Arboretum in Media, Pennsylvania. Ordinarily, we’d run you through their love story and photos from their wedding, but their day (coordinated by Polka Dot Events and photographed by Ein Photography) is full of so many interesting and unique details that we’re going to call them out one by one.

World/National News.

There’s a robot that can tell you how to vote now. So that’s cool, I guess.

Scientists from Kimera Systems have developed a robot that will be able to help users make political decisions. The robot named ‘Nigel’ uses artificial intelligence (AI) to become aware of its user’s life and utilise the information by offering advice to user’s including how to vote. Robot developed that helps you vote, AI taken too far? Mounir Shita hopes Nigel will be able to assist with voting by next year. Unlike other AI robots Nigel programmes itself as it goes, rather than teach itself how to perform and effectively carry out tasks. It works solely on how the user is themselves, for example if they offer traits of a left wing supporter he will adapt to that life style.

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