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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for September 6, 2017.

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Florida Launch attackman Chazz Woodson officially retired from MLL.

“Part of the main reason I am stepping away now is the fact that I get to step away on my own terms and be okay with how I finished,” said Florida Launch veteran Chazz Woodson.

In other Launch news, Michael Unterstein’s suspension has been reduced to one game. It was originally two.

Plenty of schools had their first day of classes, which meant first team meetings and getting gear as well!

Others are back on the field already!

Great first day of individuals in the books... always good to be back in action

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And some are keeping themselves in shape after a fun summer!

The Ohio State Buckeyes have announced Justin Tuma as their new assistant coach. He spent last year as a volunteer assistant with the Princeton Tigers.

"I would like to thank Coach [Nick] Myers and staff for the tremendous opportunity to join the men's lacrosse family at The Ohio State University," said Tuma. "It's an honor and privilege to work alongside such an accomplished staff and team, and to be a part of a Big Ten institution with an outstanding reputation. I am grateful for Coach [Matt] Madalon, staff, and players for the opportunity and relationships built at Princeton University. I look forward to a great season and cannot wait to get started."

"We're very excited to welcome Justin to our staff," said Myers. "I believe he'll be a difference-maker in all aspects of our program. It's always been a goal of ours to attract the best and brightest coaches, and Justin certainly fits that mold. His combined experiences both as a player and a coach will be invaluable as we move forward."

Virginia Cavaliers director of athletics Craig Littlepage has announced his retirement, but will remain in his role until a replacement is found.

PEEP Lehigh Mountain Hawks defenseman and La Salle College High School product Dan Rivera going triple digits!

Here is a Slo-Mo look at Dan Rivera's 107 MPH

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The IWLCA officially announced their first Hall of Fame class.

The 2017 class is comprised of Missy Foote, Tina Sloan Green, Carole Kleinfelder, Sharon Pfluger, Cindy Timchal, and Marge Watson. The class was chosen by the IWLCA’s Hall of Fame committee, chaired by Princeton University coach Chris Sailer.

“The Hall of Fame committee did a phenomenal job selecting our inaugural class,” said Kathy Taylor, president of the IWLCA and coach at Le Moyne College. “Choosing a group of six honorees from among the many qualified nominees was no easy task. Collectively they personify the highest level of achievement in our sport, and have set a standard the rest of us aspire to reach. Their impact on their players, programs, institutions, and the larger lacrosse community cannot be overstated and we are pleased to be able to celebrate their legacy by enshrining them in our Hall of Fame.”

Get to know more incoming freshmen:

The Penn Quakers are officially introducing their Class of 2021.

Full ride? Not so fast says Paul Krome for US Lacrosse Magazine.

“Straight out of high school, that is very rare,” said [Shawn] Nadelen, who this season led the Tigers to their first NCAA semifinal since 2001. “Typically a freshman’s athletic scholarship might be 20 percent of the total bill, if that.”

Nadelen, a veteran college coach following a standout career for Johns Hopkins and Team USA, has recruited high school prospects for a decade.

“I’ve had parents in on visits tell me they’ve invested X dollars, expecting that returned in a scholarship,” he said. “That return is rare.”

Nadelen joined [Andi] O’Connor, a former player at Maryland and now senior manager for the eastern Mid-Atlantic region at US Lacrosse, in cautioning against parents forking over excessive sums of money on non-scholastic lacrosse activities as some sort of investment to be returned via a full athletic scholarship to an NCAA Division I institution.

“If you’re going to pay for a club, what are you going to get from that club that’s going to help your kid develop?” Nadelen said. “Is it a club that’s only concerned with going to tournaments and winning games, or is it one that will work on your kid’s skills, athleticism and lacrosse IQ?”

The first recipient of the Saint Joseph’s Hawks’ Warrior Belt is a freshman!

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Philly Jawns

A big sinkhole appeared near the King of Prussia mall.

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Hurricane Irma looks really bad.

Video of the Day

In case you missed it: Here was UCLA’s uber comeback against Texas A&M from Sunday:

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