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College Crosse Prospectus - January 5, 2018: Virginia Unveils 2018 Schedule; Notre Dame Tweets Out First Three Games Of 2018.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 5, 2018.

College Crosse News.

BOSS Tiffany released UVA’s 2018 schedule yesterday.

Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany announced the team’s 2018 schedule on Thursday (Jan. 4). The slate features 15 games, including eight home contests at Klöckner Stadium, in addition to the 2018 ACC Championship. Season tickets, which include the ACC championship semifinal and final games, are now on sale and may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com, by phone at (800) 542-8821 or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office.

“As excited as we are about our schedule, the reality is our men and staff must now recognize the consistency of intensity required to be successful against the quality of teams we will be squaring off with,” Tiffany said. “Our training sessions need to be more and more productive to experience victories against this slate.”

The 2018 home schedule includes contests against Loyola (Feb. 10), Princeton (Feb. 24), Syracuse (March 4), Dartmouth (March 20), Johns Hopkins (March 24), Richmond (March 31), Duke (April 14) and VMI (May 1). The 2018 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be hosted by Virginia at Klöckner Stadium on April 27 and April 29.

The Cavaliers will travel to Drexel (Feb. 17), High Point (Feb. 20), Manhattan (March 7), Stony Brook (March 10), Notre Dame (March 17), North Carolina (April 7) and will play Vermont (April 21) on a neutral field in New Canaan, Conn.

Speaking of UVA, the Cavs brought back former lacrosse standout Hannon Wright as a volunteer assistant.

Notre Dame heard its fans cries and ND responded by Tweeting out the first three Irish games of 2018!

Looking good, Holy Cross! (H/T @TFar)

Now THIS is what I mean by “Loyal to the game.” #SpringSport

Check out this great story by Marisa on Amesbury High adding lacrosse.

It was a long time coming, but Amesbury High School is getting set to take the field.

The lacrosse field, that is.

This spring the school will add lacrosse, competing at the junior varsity level for the first season in hopes of eventually making the jump to varsity. Amesbury hasn’t had a terrible lack of lacrosse, just not its own team at the high school. After success at the youth level, the timing was right to bring a team to the high school.

“The rationale behind was that during a time period, Amesbury has always been playing in Newburyport, at every level” said Chris Heline, the director of Amesbury Youth Lacrosse. “They have really good players there, and it’s reaching a saturation. With the number of coaches and fields and resources, the writing has been on the wall that they can’t help support Amesbury kids who wanted to continue playing.”

The need has become evident for a more advanced level in Amesbury beyond just the youth program. For the past two seasons, Amesbury natives have played lacrosse at Triton. With the new program at the high school, that co-op will end.

Only a month away before games officially start!!

Canisius women’s lacrosse alum Allison Daley has been named the new head coach of the women’s lacrosse program at Canisius.

Canisius alumna and former women’s lacrosse standout Allison Daley 11, MSA ‘13 has been named head coach of the Golden Griffin women’s lacrosse program, Director of Athletics Bill Maher announced Thursday. A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Daley becomes the third head coach in program history. She replaces Scott Teeter, who accepted the head coaching position at Louisville on Nov. 20. ”We are thrilled to have Allison Daley return to Canisius to lead our women’s lacrosse program,” Maher said. “As a former Golden Griffin student-athlete, Allison understands and appreciates the hard work and tradition our women’s lacrosse program prides itself on. She helped develop our culture as an All-MAAC goalie and she continued to help build our foundation as an assistant coach in our program. I believe we have hired a fantastic young coach and we look forward to continuing our program’s success, both regionally and within the MAAC.”

Singer/song writer Gus Dapperton went from Upstate NY baller to pop star.

Dapperton thought he might work behind the scenes as a producer, until semi-tragedy struck in his senior year. “It was like the flip of a switch,” he says. “I was going through some things, like my first breakup, and that kind of sucked. On top of that, I tore my ACL and I had surgery, and I was out of school for a month, also my MacBook crashed. All three of those things combined, and it was the worst ever. I had a kind of high school existential crisis, and I came out of it just like, ‘I’m singing now. I’m going to write all the songs, I’m going to produce everything, I’m going to just put it out there as soon as I start doing it.’ ”

Until then, Dapperton had been an athlete, on the lacrosse and the diving teams. “I was making music at the same time, and painting my nails and dying my hair and cutting it myself, then all of a sudden said, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore. I don’t want to play lacrosse.’ Upstate New York is very conservative, they weren’t really hyped about that. It was a whole thing.”

One last thing regarding UVA .... this hype video is pretty awesome.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

This is such a Philly story: Dad tracks baby’s growth with cheesesteaks.

A Philadelphia father put the city’s signature sandwich to use in a whole new way: measuring his baby’s size in cheesesteaks. Philly.com reports Thursday that computer programmer Brad Williams used a foolproof system he calls “Cheesesteak for Scale” to measure the growth of his son during the child’s first year in 2015.

It started when he noticed his 2-week-old, Lucas Royce, was about the same size as a cheesesteak he’d brought home. So Williams snapped a picture of the sandwich next to his newborn and the tradition was born. Every month for the next year Williams and his wife would buy a cheesesteak to track their growing boy .

World/National News.

This ruff story has a happy ending: “Snatched by hungry eagle, little dog lives to bark the tale.”

Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister’s little white dog from her yard, flapped its massive wings and disappeared over the trees. Did he really just see that? He had. Zoey the 8-pound bichon frise was gone, taken by a hungry raptor Tuesday afternoon not 50 feet from his sister’s house on the banks of the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania, Rodriguez said. “It seemed like something from the ’Wizard of Oz,’” he told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “I’m a city boy. This doesn’t happen in my world.”

Even more astonishing: Zoey would live to bark the tale. More on that later. But first, let it be said that eagles are quite capable of taking a small dog or a cat. “It has been documented before, but not that often,” said Laurie Goodrich, a biologist at nearby Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, a ridgetop preserve that annually records tens of thousands of migrating hawks, eagles and falcons.

Your GIF/Video for January 5, 2018.

Here’s a cool BBC Earth video of wild gorillas reacting when they get a glimpse of themselves for the first time

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