GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 18, 2018.
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Major League Lacrosse held their annual Supplemental Draft. Former Richmond Spiders goalie Benny Pugh went number one to the Boston Cannons after being drafted by the Florida Launch. He played just one game with the Launch.
Here’s the entire first round:
- Boston Cannons: Benny Pugh, Goalie, Richmond
- Atlanta Blaze: Dylan Donahue, Attack, Syracuse
- Charlotte Hounds: Adam Osika, Midfield, Albany
- Chesapeake Bayhawks: Luke Duprey, Defense, Duke
- Boston Cannons: Tanner Scales, Defense, Virginia
- Dallas Rattlers: Jack Curran, Midfield, Villanova
- Florida Launch: Tom Moore, Attack, Binghamton
- Denver Outlaws: Chris Fennell, Defense, Navy
- Ohio Machine: Ryan Ambler, Attack, Princeton
The complete list is online. Here’s the breakdown of players selected by college:
MLL Supplemental Draft picks by school
|College||# of Players|
|College||# of Players|
|Army West Point||2|
|Adams State (D2)||1|
|St. Lawrence (D3)||1|
|Western New England (D3)||1|
Maryland and Syracuse both led the way with seven players selected.
US men’s indoor lacrosse coach Regy Thorpe announced the rosters for the Blue-White scrimmage in Baltimore on Saturday. 13 players are also on the US men’s national field team.
Let’s check on how teams are doing:
A little bit of everything today. Pre practice heart rate variability and visualisation. In practice coaching and competition. Then conditioning and lifting to end the day. #DuvalMission pic.twitter.com/71upf2nvEe— JU Men's Lacrosse (@JU_MLAX) January 18, 2018
: Hear senior defenseman Brendan McNicholas’ preseason line thoughts following Tuesday’s practice.— SJU Hawks Men's Lax (@SJUHawks_MLax) January 17, 2018
For full quotes, video interviews, photos, and more, visit https://t.co/EfkZe77Q2d. #THWND pic.twitter.com/BXJI8JzdjM
: The boys are back! Hear from head coach Taylor Wray following Tuesday’s practice on Sweeney Field.— SJU Hawks Men's Lax (@SJUHawks_MLax) January 17, 2018
For full quotes, video interviews, photos, and more, visit https://t.co/EfkZe77Q2d. #THWND pic.twitter.com/xcrBin6lPP
Snow doesn’t stop teams!
Peep some new gear!
Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Joe Amplo thinks games this year will be very tight:
The Michigan Wolverines take us behind the scenes at photo day:
Spectrum News’ Trish Kilgannon went to Binghamton practice for their season preview.
Despite a slow start in high school, North Carolina’s Tanner Cook is blossoming into a very good player as a sophomore, pens Terry Foy of Inside Lacrosse:
Part of his late blooming can be attributed to his time at the Hill and stepping up from the Junior B Clarington Green Gaels to the Junior A Whitby Warriors. Cook had a 47-point season in 2016, then backed that up with a 96-point campaign last summer as Whitby dispatched the Burlington Chiefs before falling to the Six Nations Arrows in the Junior A playoffs.
Cook describes his style as a box player saying, “I’m an offensive player, but I like to be more of a pass-first kind of guy. More physical, set picks, get guys open.”
Outside, he says, “I’m pretty similar. Most of my goals are in tight I’m not an outside shooter. I do like to get physical with my defenders, feel them on me and then make something happen. I think that my dodging abilities are better when I’m a secondary dodger, off a throw-back. Usually my dodging is to pass to get a hockey assist through X. If the opportunity presents itself, obviously I’ll shoot, but otherwise I want to move the ball.”
There are aspects of that self-assessment that aren’t quite accurate, though. Merrill says Cook is a good shooter from range, and against Ohio State he was able to dodge the longstick with some success. The possibility exists that Cook doesn’t yet realize how good he is.
Bates head coach Peter Lasagna also writes on IL about the opioid crisis involving one of his former players.
Penn State’s Mac O’Keefe looks to build on his freshman season, writes Andrew Rubin of The Daily Collegian:
Playing in the tight spaces of box lacrosse for the Junior A Northmen helped O’Keefe add to his offensive skill set. One of the things O’Keefe said he really improved on is his overhand shot. During his freshman campaign, his underhand snipes became a trademark.
Coach Jeff Tambroni took notice when he went up to Canada and saw him play.
“He’s changed a little bit of his shooting mechanics,” Tambroni told the Collegian last October. “Instead of just being primarily an underhand shooter, he has lifted his stick up over his shoulder at times and become an overhand shooter, which has been far more productive.”
Four games into his freshman campaign at Penn State, O’Keefe had 24 goals under his belt, including eight against Villanova. At the time, he led the nation in scoring by a substantial margin.
“I am very excited for Brendan and Will to serve as our co-captains this spring,” said [Ryan] Martin. “They have both worked extremely hard and have been great ambassadors for our program since first stepping foot on campus in the fall of 2014. Their peers have recognized not only their strong leadership qualities, but the hard work they have put in on the field, in the weight room, in the classroom and in the community, which makes this such a huge honor for Brendan and Will.”
Former lacrosse player Drew Westervelt was featured in a Forbes article about his laundry detergent, HEX Performance:
Q: A lot of former pro athletes go into business, but will do energy drinks or sporting gear. Why detergent?
A: Energy drinks and sports gear sound like much cooler businesses than detergent! I was never on a mission to create or sell laundry detergent. Like many entrepreneurs, I’ve pivoted from my original idea. The original concept behind HEX was to develop a long lasting solution to clean and protect athletic facilities (turf, locker rooms, training and weight rooms, etc.) from odor, MRSA, and Staph issues. When a bacterial problem like MRSA is discovered it’s challenging to determine where it originated. It threatens athletes’ careers and health, but there isn’t an easy way to prevent it.
So, the course of action is to disinfect every single surface possible and hope that you got it. I thought very differently about how this strategy should go. Why not couple the cleaning technology with the ability to inhibit this issue from returning rather than continually being reactionary? Let’s think proactively. The research put forth in the commercial cleaning space triggered a lightbulb that surfaces like turf are no different than performance fabric and I could create a unique solution in the laundry category.
Q: What inspired you?
A: It was a need. In pro sports, travel takes on a new meaning. Every single weekend, I’d return home on Monday with a bag of sweaty, disgusting clothes and gear. In my own experience, I was desperate to find something that would clean my athletic gear and apparel. Because the only other option was to deal with the stink– or to throw it in the trash.
I bet you’ve never thrown out a cotton tee because you couldn’t clean it. That’s because traditional detergents were built for cotton. Today we go to spin class, and that new synthetic outfit barely makes it through two classes with our perma-stink. Why is that? As apparel has changed from cotton to synthetics, detergents haven’t changed at all. These brands are relying on old formulas and lingering fragrances to mask odors. They’ve dropped the ball on innovation. And that’s where HEX came in.
A huge surprise in the women’s high school game: McDonogh head coach Chris Robinson is no longer coaching the team, according to IL.
Penn State is adding two-time Tewaaraton winner Katie Schwarzmann to their coaching staff for this upcoming season.
Some parts of Philly are preparing for the worst if the Eagles win (or lose) on Sunday.
McGillin’s Olde Ale House is breaking from tradition and will sell green beer on Sunday. They only do that on St. Patrick’s Day.
India has tested a new missile that is a nuclear-capable ICBM.
Video of the Day
Nintendo released their new Labo product. It’s interesting:
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