GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for March 19, 2018.
What You Missed
A new Across College Lacrosse just dropped!
And so did our new Top 20 and Aggregation!
Congratulations to the NJIT Highlanders on winning this year’s Reverse Survivor for the second year in a row!
The Penn Quakers find some love in this week’s Arestia Development.
We recap Sunday’s trio of games.
Lacrosse The Nation
We had one game yesterday, which was the Wagner Seahawks taking care of the Hampton Pirates, 15-3. Attackman Nick Ancona led the way with two goals and four assists for the Seahawks. Andrew Streilein and John Norton also scored a pair of goals.
Check out all highlights from today's @WagnerLacrosse victory over Hampton! pic.twitter.com/GvAMezEP6q— Wagner Seahawks (@WagnerAthletics) March 19, 2018
We have plenty of changes for today’s games!
TIME CHANGE— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) March 19, 2018
Virginia's Tuesday Game Time with @DartmouthMLax has been changed to 3 p.m. due to potential inclement weather in the forecast.
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Hey, a note about our game tomorrow with @Bucknell_MLAX: It was supposed to be at 7:30 at Episcopal Academy. With the impending forecast, it is now scheduled for 4PM and it will be at FRANKLIN FIELD! Note the time/site change!— Penn Men's Lacrosse (@PennMensLax) March 19, 2018
Preview here: https://t.co/tYydBjoHLi pic.twitter.com/KaqFliyE3R
We have one less game on tap for tomorrow. That will now be played in April:
Wednesday's game at @GeorgetownHoyas has been postponed. The game will be played Tuesday, April 10, on @HoyasMLacrosse's home field. https://t.co/f8XF6xbf9n #gohounds pic.twitter.com/4DphiTgZam— Loyola Men's Lax (@LoyolaMLAX) March 19, 2018
Let’s get to some of the national and conference honors for the week:
It was a big week for @RUmlax and Jules Heningburg, who scored the game-winner against Lehigh and six against Syracuse to earn @warriorlax / @USLacrosse POTW honors: https://t.co/YUaeCFmlc3 pic.twitter.com/c5yoz7IuB6— US Lacrosse Magazine (@USLacrosseMag) March 19, 2018
Ela Hazar was feeling generous, doling out a @uncwlax record eight assists in win over Northwestern to earn @brinelacrosse / @USLacrosse Player of the Week honors: https://t.co/5jrLtwJCFk pic.twitter.com/bF4whW4dSZ— US Lacrosse Magazine (@USLacrosseMag) March 19, 2018
- Offensive Player of the Week: Mikey Wynne (Notre Dame)
- Defensive Player of the Week: John Sexton (Notre Dame)
- Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Fields (Albany)
- Defensive Player of the Week: Hunter Braun (UMass Lowell)
- Rookie of the Week: Tehoka Nanticoke (Albany)
- Attack Player of the Week: Mike Madsen (St. John’s)
- Midfielder of the Week: Sean Mayle (Denver)
- Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Hanley (St. John’s)
- Rookie of the Week: Griffin Fleming (Marquette)
- Players of the Week: Matthew Varian (Drexel) and Noah Rak (UMass)
- Rookie of the Week: Dylan McIntosh (Hofstra)
- Player of the Week: Reed Junkin (Penn)
- Rookie of the Week: Bryn Evans (Harvard)
- Offensive Player of the Week: Bryce Wasserman (Monmouth)
- Defensive Player of the Week: Joseph Bressingham (Manhattan)
- Rookie of the Week: Jake Tomsik (Quinnipiac)
- Player & Rookie of the Week: Marc O’Rourke (Bryant)
- Defensive Player of the Week: Davis Stoner (Saint Joseph’s)
- Offensive Player of the Week: Pat Spencer (Loyola)
- Defensive Player of the Week: Lukas Munoz (Bucknell)
- Faceoff Specialist of the Week: Conor Gaffney (Lehigh)
- Goalkeeper of the Week: A.J. Barretto (Army West Point)
- Rookie of the Week: Aidan Olmstead (Loyola)
The Big Ten and SoCon release their individual accolades later today.
Hofstra Pride goalie Jack Concannon is taking over the NCAA Lax Instagram page today!
Maryland’s lucky to get away from this weather as they’re off to Cali!
Tomorrow we head west for the @pclaxshootout shootout, and these two Californians are pretty happy!#BeTheBest // #CaliTerps pic.twitter.com/dynp5yACFL— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) March 20, 2018
Marquette had some fun at last night’s NIT game!
.@MarquetteMLax crowd surfing their way to a win. (@mubbnation) pic.twitter.com/N69u5h5Yay— Scott Grodsky (@ScottGrodsky) March 18, 2018
Looks like the @MarquetteMLax guys are no match for @MUCoachAmplo's kids. #mubb pic.twitter.com/43win24vUO— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) March 18, 2018
Thanks for the love @steve_wojo! See you at the Al on Sunday #mubb fans! #WeAreMarquette pic.twitter.com/oL9Xrz6qdP— Marquette Lacrosse (@MarquetteMLax) March 15, 2018
Speaking of the Golden Eagles, Scott Grodsky of CBS 58 did a great piece on lacrosse in the entire state of Wisconsin.
And you want more Marquette? Here’s Brendan Ploen of the Marquette Wire on defenseman Kai Storrs and taking on multiple challenges as he tries to make the Golden Eagles a better team this season:
One of the ways [Joe] Amplo challenged Storrs was by having him lead the scout team, the players that emulate the opponents’ playing style. It allows the starters to see an approximation of what they’ll face in the game, which is a necessary tool for preparation after a three-game losing streak. Storrs said if Marquette is to get back to its winning ways, it will have to start from the bottom up.
“It depends on how hard you want to work for (a win),” Storrs said. “In my opinion, it falls on the scout team because the scout team is challenging the starters.
Storrs hasn’t stepped onto the field once this season and rarely played at Maryland. That doesn’t seem to matter for Storrs, who said he can make an impact in other areas.
“I’ve always liked being on the bottom of the depth chart,” Storrs said. “I like challenging them to be better because I know that if I’m going to put up my best, he’s going to have to put up his best.”
Paddy Cotter of The Daily Collegian asks if the Penn State Nittany Lions have found their offensive groove once again.
There was a sense last year that any time the offense got the ball, a shot would soon be rocketing past the opposing goalie. A spectator never got the chance to yawn when the ball was in the Nittany Lions’ offensive zone. Something was going to happen and it was going to be cool.
Against Fairfield, the Nittany Lions had that kind of demeanor for the first time in a while.
The team may be developing the chemistry that was lost with graduated Nick Aponte and injured [Grant] Ament. The passes during their most recent game were quick and efficient, opening up shooting lanes for [Mac] O’Keefe.
The sophomore attackman scored six goals against the stags because of the space that the offense’s ball movement allowed. Dylan Foulds was another benefactor of the excellent chemistry, recording four goals and three assists.
Here’s part of an interesting interview with Albany’s Connor Fields from Tim Wilkin of the Times-Union:
Q: If you were a cartoon character, who would it be?
A: Hmm. I’ll go with Patrick Star from SpongeBob.
Q: Why him?
A: Sometimes, someone will say a joke, and it will just fly over my head. I kind of think I am like that.
According to Great Danes coach Scott Marr, freshman Tehoka Nanticoke has been “average” so far in his rookie season, from Michael Kelly of The Daily Gazette:
To this point, none of that has bothered Nanticoke. UAlbany started its fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on Monday, and will look to improve to 7-0 in Tuesday’s 3 p.m. home game against Canisius. The season has gone to plan for the freshman from Six Nations.
“It’s been a lot like I expected it to be, I guess,” Nanticoke said. “I knew our team was going to be exciting to watch.”
Nanticoke has been one of the primary reasons for that. He debuted with five goals in UAlbany’s blowout win at Syracuse, and he’s become more comfortable within the Great Danes’ offense in the weeks that have followed.
“For him,” [TD] Ierlan said, “coming in from high school where he had to do everything — where he was ‘the guy’ — to come in here and mesh with our team like he has, he’s done a really good job with that.”
The Colorado Mammoth will retire John Grant Jr.’s No. 24 this weekend.
Temple’s club lacrosse program has gotten enough funds to play all their games this season on the road due to deteriorating conditions at their home field.
A great piece from Lee Roggenburg for Inside Lacrosse on the Stoneman Douglas boys’ lacrosse program.
Stan Linhorst of Syracuse.com profiles legendary West Genesee head coach Mike Messere as he prepares to start his final season as head coach:
To be an effective leader, you have to be consistent.
If you’re the leader, never allow things under your control to fail. You gotta be prepared for whatever’s going to happen, for whatever you’re going to face, for what you need to do in any situation.
If you’re hiring people, you gotta hire people that are, number 1, honest. It means an honest work ethic and honesty in everything they do. That’s a big part of my success and anyone’s success - the people you have around you.
You expect them to stand with you, but they can expect and know that you’ll stand with them.
Sacrifice is a key word. To be successful, you make sacrifices in your life. You have to give up things. Whatever your field, things are going to happen that aren’t going to be pleasant, but you deal with them. You face them.
The body of a Saint Joseph’s student on the school’s rugby team was found in Bermuda.
Things aren’t looking good for Facebook!
Video of the Day
How would a bowling ball do against a trampoline from 45 meters away?
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