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College Crosse Prospectus - October 12, 2018: Rutgers Names Captains For 2018-2019

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for October 12, 2018.

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Rutgers named five players as captains for 2018-2019.

Rutgers men’s lacrosse team announced that it will be led by five captains during the 2019 season. Redshirt seniors Max Edelmann and Casey Rose, senior Kyle Pless, junior Kieran Mullins, and redshirt sophomore Adam Charalambides will captain the squad in 2019.

Edelmann enters his redshirt senior as a captain. The Middletown, Md. native was named Academic All-Big Ten last season and played every minute of the 2018 season as the starting goalkeeper with a .505 save percentage. A Second Team All-Big Ten selection in 2017, he holds a 9.27 goals-against-average for his career.

Pless is a senior long-stick midfielder from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He played in all 15 games last season, compiling 28 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. Named Rutgers’ Junior Male Athlete of the Year last year, he has 35 career caused turnovers and 80 ground balls. Rose started at midfield in all 15 games last season. The Utah native had 21 goals and 28 points on the season.

Falcons in the mist.

Former BALLER Drew Westervelt chats about how his career in MLL inspired him to create a new business.

Transitioning from a successful career as a professional lacrosse player to creating a product that’s disrupting the laundry detergent industry, Drew Westervelt sits down with David Meltzer to talk about his endeavor, Hex Performance. Competing in a cluttered market is never easy, and Westervelt, the founder and COO of Hex Performance, talks about the strategies for branding and retail distribution that have helped Hex to gain a foothold among its competitors. Learning to embrace hearing “no” and raising enough capital for a startup are just as essential as putting together the right team and finding the right partners in order to keep growing.

Corners for Cancer with USC women’s lacrosse team.

Shout out to UMass: Minutemen currently fundraising to help combat pediatric cancer.

University of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse continues its partnership with the Vs. Cancer Foundation and is actively fundraising throughout the fall season in support of the pediatric oncology unit at the Baystate Medical Center and fund groundbreaking brain tumor research efforts through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

“We are thrilled to again be partnered with the Vs. Cancer Foundation in raising awareness and funding for the fight against childhood cancer,” head coach Greg Cannella said. “This is our sixth year working with the Vs. Cancer Foundation and we are so thankful to see how many NCAA programs have joined us in this and made the annual Lacrosse Vs. Cancer fundraiser so impactful nationwide. The donations raised will support local and national efforts, and we are hoping to be able to spend time with those this funding goes to support of at the Baystate Medical Center this year.”

Nice look by the Raaaaaaiders: Colgate Men’s Lacrosse partners with Headstrong Foundation.

WENY did a segment about this weekend’s Cornell versus Maryland scrimmage.

Cornell Men’s Lacrosse will hold scrimmages with Maryland and Nazareth College this weekend. The Big Red returns All-American Jeff Teat, as well as five All-Ivy League selections. The first scrimmage is Sunday at noon.

Put that work in!

St. John Fisher College men’s lacrosse team spent over 12 hours registering over 200 new organ donors.

No Will Sands, no problem for Bucknell.

As the NCAA tournament selection show neared last year, Bucknell had been practicing for two weeks. The Bison had shockingly been bounced by Boston University from the Patriot League Tournament, 12-11, but coach Frank Fedorjaka liked his team’s chances.

Fedorjaka held practice that Sunday night, then the team gathered at Matty’s Sporthouse Grill, a sports bar near their Lewisburg, Pa., campus. The mood was upbeat and cautious, senior midfielder Reed Malas recalled.

But as the names were rattled off, Bucknell’s never came. An 11-3 regular season and top-10 ranking weren’t enough to sneak in.

“You couldn’t eat the food in front of you,” Malas said. “You had this uneasy feeling. There were so many different articles and predictions, and in our minds we thought it was a toss-up. It was really tough, honestly.”

Check out this Sports of All Sorts podcast with Major League Lacrosse Dallas rattlers President Bill Goren.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Let’s gooooo: Are the champs back? Eagles look dominant in steamrolling Giants.

There are the Philadelphia Eagles we remember from last season. The Eagles were off to a surprisingly slow 2-3 start this season as they tried to defend their Super Bowl championship. It helped to be facing what looks like a terrible New York Giants team on Thursday night. From the start of Thursday’s game the Eagles looked like the Eagles again. Carson Wentz’s first big play was a nice touchdown pass back across the field into the end zone to Alshon Jeffery, and the rout was on. The Giants never seriously challenged the Eagles as Philadelphia rolled to the 34-13 win. The Eagles likely aren’t thrilled to be just 3-3 after six games. But the rest of the NFC East doesn’t look that tough, and the Eagles looked like they might be back on track.

Here’s a video recap of last night’s game.

World/National News

Gamers are getting jacked: Hoping to avoid injuries, gamers get physical training; squat jumps, ginger smoothies and yoga.

To stay in the game, Dario Wünsch has adopted a dedicated routine to avoid injuries. He starts each morning with yoga poses, torso twists, finger stretches and planks. He gulps down ginger smoothies to ward off joint inflammations. And after every match, he ices his wrists. “Hopefully I’m doing enough,” he says. The game is “StarCraft 2,” the classic humans-versus-alien strategy contest, played on a computer with a keyboard and mouse. And Mr. Wünsch is a professional. Elite players can rattle off five moves, or more, per second. Mr. Wünsch, 28 years old, has battled chronic wrist injuries and hand numbness from playing competitive “StarCraft 2.” “If I didn’t do all these things,” Mr. Wünsch says, referring to his calisthenics and diet, “I would have been done years ago.”

Your GIF/Video for October 12, 2018

Get in the Halloween spirit with this video of the magic of candy making.

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