GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for September 22, 2017.
What You Missed
We recorded a new College Crossecast yesterday for you, the people.
Lacrosse The Nation
Sam Wilson of The Salamanca Press features former Hobart Statesmen attackman Frank Brown, after he was drafted by the defending champion Georgia Swarm in Monday’s NLL Draft. Brown said he finally “figured out” the sport this past season, and hopes to capitalize off his Honorable Mention All-American season:
“I'M PSYCHOLOGICALLY tuned to the game of box lacrosse,” he said. “I feel like I finally figured out how to play field lacrosse my senior year in college. My last year I finally started to think, 'You know, I've got this game figured out.' When it comes to box lacrosse, it's like second nature to me. Every aspect of the game just makes a lot more sense to me than with field.”
So Brown set his sights primarily on the National Lacrosse League, the arena box league which included the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks. On Monday night, the defending champion Georgia Swarm made Brown the first pick of the third round (24th overall) in the annual NLL Draft. Brown watched the draft on NLL-TV from home in Salamanca as he learned the team he’ll compete for a roster spot with once he signs a contract.
“I was pretty nerve-wracked the entire time,” he said. “I went through a similar experience being drafted to the Rochester Rattlers this summer, but growing up it was always a dream of mine to play in the NLL. I never really thought about playing in the MLL until I graduated from Hobart and people told me I was good enough and I would get drafted. The NLL has always been what I worked toward. So it was a pretty big night for me.”
Brown, who finished with 120 career college points, dreamed of joining the NLL following the Buffalo Bandits teams of his youth. Those mid-2000s Bandits competed for championships — winning in 2007 — with Native American stars he could identify with.
"GROWING UP I always went to the Bandits games,” Brown recalled, “back when they had a core group of natives there with Brett Bucktooth, Cory Bomberry, Delby Powless, Roger Vyse, some of their key players when they were at their best were Native American and it really opened my eyes to something that I wanted to do. If you go to Bandits games and there's 10,000-plus people there,it's a great environment. It's awesome."
Duke and Ohio State join North Carolina and Syracuse in being a part of “The Season”, a 10-episode series produced by STX and Inside Lacrosse that’ll last the entire season:
Featuring a combined 19 national titles and last year’s NCAA runners-up, the Blue Devils, Tar Heels, Buckeyes and Orange are four of the sport’s foremost programs, and “The Season” will document the on-field and off-field lives of coaches and players over their nine-month journey toward hoisting the hardware on Memorial Day Weekend.
Enlisting the services of prolific film-maker Jason Johnson and Baltimore-based agency Mission Media, IL and STX will visit each campus several times throughout the fall and spring, as well as signature events like October’s Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Game and April’s signature match-ups between the ACC title contenders.
From what I’ve heard, the episodes will be around 20 minutes in length. I’m not sure if each team will have a 20-minute episode or if all four teams are featured in each episode, but I’m leaning on the latter of those assumptions. Jim Simmons over at Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician has a few documentary recommendations.
Yesterday was the seventh anniversary of the death of former Navy Midshipmen defenseman Brendan Looney. The current Mids honored him with 40 pushups:
Villanova’s getting a new locker room:
The Air Force Falcons take on the University of Tokyo today in a fall ball scrimmage. Denver plays Tokyo tomorrow:
The Michigan Wolverines built the walls, and they also paid for it themselves!
Johns Hopkins released a bevy of info to the public, including some small info about their spring schedule:
While the 2018 regular season schedule is not yet finalized, Pietramala did announce that the Blue Jays will have two scrimmages. Johns Hopkins will travel to High Point on January 27 before returning home to host Marquette on February 3.
Last year, the Blue Jays released their regular season schedule around Thanksgiving.
The camera is ready for the Binghamton Bearcats!
Paul Rabil is the 21st fittest man according to Sports Illustrated:
Widely regarded as the best and most famous lacrosse player in the world, 31-year-old Rabil has been a star since graduating Johns Hopkins in 2008 with two NCAA championships and a school career scoring record as a midfielder. Standing at 6’3”, the 220-pound Rabil is ridiculously athletic with a sculpted, strong physique that makes him a dominating force on the field.
Since you all care, Chris Hogan is 36th. Cristiano Ronaldo is tops.
Some practice photos and videos from the past day and today:
And some #BuckeyeBox:
The High Point Panthers lacrosse guys got their first taste at some new products!
Highlights from VMI’s season:
A man was charged after a pipe bomb scare in Philadelphia Wednesday.
Video of the Day
Foo Fighters Carpool Karaoke. Let’s go!
Bonus, it’s this:
LaVar's gotta find this clown and whoop him for disrespecting LaMelo like this. pic.twitter.com/OkJxqGZzNS— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) September 21, 2017
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