GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for September 2, 2017.
What You Missed
Yesterday was the official start for college coaches to call players graduating in 2019.
Congrats to ADVNC 2019 Midfielder Tommy Barnds on his commitment to the admission process at Princeton! pic.twitter.com/yIg35BcOlq— ADVNC Lacrosse (@ADVNCLacrosse) September 1, 2017
Lacrosse The Nation
Plenty of college news to go around. We’ll start with coaching changes or promotions for multiple teams:
- Boston University Terriers: Rocky Batty (volunteer assistant) (what a name)
- Canisius Golden Griffins: Derek Marks (assistant)
- Lehigh Mountain Hawks: La Salle College High School product Casey Eidenshink (assistant)
- Manhattan Jaspers: Jack Runkel (assistant)
- St. John’s Red Storm: Brendan GIbson (volunteer assistant)
- UMass Lowell River Hawks: Kevin Gould (associate head coach)
More teams announced their incoming freshmen class and transfers:
Others are still introducing their young studs:
Welcome freshman Jack Schultz!— Penn Men's Lacrosse (@PennMensLax) September 1, 2017
"I wanted to go to a place where I could compete for an Ivy League and National Championship every year.” pic.twitter.com/OfggFJVXPy
We do have one correction to make regarding Drew Supinski.
Earlier last month, I reported that Supinski, a former Johns Hopkins midfielder, would be going to Notre Dame. We’re finding out he’s not with the Fighting Irish.
The people that gave me this info when I was at Lake Placid were very close to Supinski, so I’m not 100% sure if it was bad info in the first place or if it was true at first and something changed between then and now. I tried to find out from those same people where he’s at now and they didn’t know. He could still be at Hopkins for all we know and pulled a Ryder Garnsey.
We’ll let you know when we find out more about Supinski and others potential transfers. But for now, here’s an updated Player Movement Tracker is below:
2017 College Crosse Player Movement Tracker
|Player||Position||Old School||New School|
|Player||Position||Old School||New School|
|Gabe Anderson||Defense/LSM||Mercer||Boston Univeristy|
|Logan Bradford||Defense||Cleveland State||Mercer|
|Kyle Buser||Midfield/FOGO||Richmond||Merchant Marine Academy (D3)|
|Tyler Canto||Goaltender||UMass Lowell||Towson|
|Seth DeLisle||Midfield/FOGO||Nazareth (D3)||Syracuse|
|Adam Dickson||Midfield||Ohio Valley (D2)||High Point|
|Hunter Duford||Midfield||VMI||Belmont Abbey (D2)|
|Alex Ives||Midfield||St. Joe's||Colgate|
|Daniel Lanham||Midfield/FOGO||St. Joseph's||Drexel|
|Matt Lanigan||Goaltender||Holy Cross||Washington & Lee (D3)|
|Sean Lattimore||Attack||Onondaga CC||Jacksonville|
|Brody McLean||Attack||Stony Brook||Towson|
|Will McNamara||Midfield||Virginia||St. Joe's|
|Alex Morris||Midfield||Ohio State||Richmond|
|Ryan Ozsvath||Attack||Stony Brook||Ithaca (D3)|
|Brian Philbin||Defense||Mount St. Mary's||Hofstra|
|Zach Pinney||Defense||Onondaga CC||Maryland|
|Marc Pion||Defense||Harvard||Johns Hopkins|
|Kane Randolph||Defense||Penn State||Towson|
|Jack Rusbuldt||Goaltender||Penn State||Richmond|
|Grainger Sasso||LSM||Onondaga CC||Cornell|
|Drew Supinski||Midfield||Johns Hopkins||Notre Dame|
|Gale Thorpe||Attack||Syracuse||Ohio State|
|Connor Tuturice||Defense||LIU Post (D2)||Monmouth|
Moving on, BU is preparing for their annual Bike to the Beach event!
A great story from Caroline Connolly of NBC Boston on UMass Lowell women’s player Noelle Lambert and her story after a scary accident.
Teams are conditioning themselves for the fall!
Some sights from Combine Part 2 yesterday: 40 YD, Vert, Broad, Shot Speed, & Squat. ️♀️ Top Performers & Results coming soon! pic.twitter.com/60iiF9JtkK— Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) September 1, 2017
Also have some team meetings:
Lafayette and Michigan are excited to start their seasons:
Our Joe Keegan has a great MLL stats story on USLaxMagazine.com!
1. THE BEST PLAYERS DON’T NEED PICKS TO GET THEIR HANDS FREE.
Paul Rabil (New York Lizards) shoots 23.9 percent unassisted in one-on-one dodging situations. With a pick, 31 percent of the shots Rabil creates for himself find the back of the cage. Jeremy Sieverts (Denver Outlaws) jumps from 24.6 percent to 34.4 percent. Connor Buczek (Florida Launch) goes from 21.3 to 34.6.
2. STOPPING SHOTS IS A GOALIE’S ONLY JOB.
Save percentage and goals against average don’t paint the full picture of a goalie’s impact on a game. There’s so much more to the position: communicating slide packages, preventing rebound opportunities and throwing outlet passes.
Ohio Machine goalie Kyle Bernlohr made clean saves at a higher rate than anyone in MLL. Of his saves, 41.7 percent were clean, well above the league average of 31.1 percent. Clean saves lead to quicker outlets. The Machine scored on 39.3 percent of possessions following Bernlohr’s saves.
Peep Penn State’s new S helmets. Not a big fan of small decals, but the helmet still looks nice:
Chester High School is delaying their first day of school until Thursday.
Le’Veon Bell: Potential Dairy Queen employee.
Video of the Day
Rio’s Olympic venues look....deserted.
That’s it for today!! I’ll see you out there!! Make sure you follow us on social media!
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