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College Crosse Prospectus - March 22, 2018: Michigan Upsets Notre Dame; Kyle Harrison Named Charm City Youth Lacrosse President/CEO.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for March 22, 2018.

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SING IT. #EarnIt〽️ | #GoBlue

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Hail to the victors, indeed! The Michigan Wolverines traveled to Notre Dame and took down the Fighting Irish 13-12 in a program defining win yesterday for BOSS Conry & his boys. The box score for the game can be found here. Any Notre Dame fans should check out 18 Stripes’ recap of the game as well.

The Michigan locker room was (justifiably!) pretty lit after the game.

A little post-game celebration... #EarnIt〽️ | #GoBlue

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Fantastic game by the Wolverines yesterday. The match-up was a great way to spend a snow day. The GAWD CONFERENCE is back, baby!!

Congratulations to Kyle Harrison, who was named Charm City Youth Lacrosse President/CEO.

Charm City Youth Lacrosse announced that its Board of Directors named Kyle Harrison as the company’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Harrison, 35, joined Charm City Youth Lacrosse Board of Directors in 2016. As President and CEO, Harrison’s first priority will be to continue the to build our community here in Baltimore while strengthening all the existing stakeholders here in Baltimore.

Harrison is an American professional lacrosse player on the 2017 MLL Champion Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse. Harrison attended graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a three-time All-American, two-time Midfielder of the Year, Tewarraton Award winner, and was a member captain of the undefeated 2005 NCAA Division I National Championship team. As a two-time member of the U.S. National team, Harrison has spent the last 13 years of his professional career playing professionally (MLL, U.S. National Team, LXM), and building meaningful partnerships with brands both in and outside of the sport.

”Harrison is a successful entrepreneur who transformed the game of lacrosse. He has the experience, passion and drive to help propel Charm City Youth Lacrosse to the next chapter,” said Charm City Youth Lacrosse Executive Director Artie West.

Cuse Countdown previews the Syracuse vs. Duke game this weekend.

Fellow Hopkins Friend Of The Program™ & NFL head coach Bill Belichick must really be loving JHU’s four-game winning streak. Here he is draped in blue during Univ. of Georgia’s Pro Day. He really is Hop’s best recruiting tool outside of Petro.

Not happy with being #1 and undefeated, Albany’s seeking ways to improve on their impressive 2018.

The start has been incredible. Now comes the challenging part for the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team. The Great Danes have to find ways to get better after finishing off the first half of their regular season with another blowout win. “Being undefeated is where you want to be,” UAlbany sophomore TD Ierlan said after Tuesday’s 19-11 win against Canisius, “but we definitely have a ways to go.”

UAlbany head coach Scott Marr has insisted throughout No. 1 UAlbany’s 7-0 start that the Great Danes have plenty of areas in which to improve — and that message isn’t lost on his players, a group that handled questions about its rise to the top of national polls in late February with answers about how all that matters is the team’s rank at the end of May. UAlbany senior Connor Fields said that mentality remains for the Great Danes, even after a first seven games in which they have won by an average margin of nine goals per game.

UMass wants to keep the good times rolling against Brown this weekend.

The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team looks to break .500 on the season when it travels to Rhode Island on Saturday to take on Brown in the season’s final non-conference matchup. The Minutemen (4-4) are currently riding a hot streak following an extremely cold one. After dropping three straight games, UMass flipped the script and won its next three against NJIT, UMass Lowell and Hartford.

With just six games to go, four of which will be played on the road, the Minutemen will need a strong performance on Saturday against the Bears (3-3) to boost themselves in the standings, an effort that originates in much-appreciated practice time, according to UMass coach Greg Cannella. “We had a stretch there where we [had games] Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday — so we don’t get a lot of practice time,” Cannella said. “We’ll continue to work hard, there’s no way around that.”

Cornell’s been close this year but they haven’t gotten a marquee win yet. Can they get one this weekend versus Penn?

For the fourth time in three weeks, Cornell men’s lacrosse will square up against a top-20 opponent when it travels to Philadelphia to take on Penn in search of its first conference win of the year. The Red (3-3, 0-1 Ivy) is fresh off a tough loss to Yale in its Ivy opener at Schoellkopf Field last weekend. “We need to execute a bit better,” said interim head coach Peter Milliman. “I thought we did a lot of things in the middle of the field well … But we didn’t execute well enough on offense or defense.” Meanwhile, the Quakers (5-3, 1-0 Ivy) have won two in a row, most recently against Bucknell in which it edged out a close, 9-8 win over the Bison on Tuesday. Penn boasts one of the best defenses in the country, allowing a stingy 8.38 goals per game to its opponents.

Lacrosse is booming in Houston.

If you’re looking to join a varsity lacrosse team in northwest Houston, options will be limited. Nevertheless, the sport of lacrosse is growing and continues to get bigger in Texas and the city of Houston. The top teams in Texas get almost their entire starting lineups going to high level division I schools. There are only two teams in Cy Fair in the same district, Langham Creek and Cy Woods. There’s also Bridgeland

Media: Wibbitz “It’s tough looking at the other schools because Cy Fair’s expanding,” Langham Creek head coach Brendan Hunt said. “When I started here there was only two teams. Now there’s three teams and potentially talks of a fourth team. It just continues to grow and grow.” Conventionally an East coast sport, lacrosse has undergone recent growth at the high school and college levels, and the game has stretched out across the country.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philly’s population increased for the 11th straight year last year but not everything’s rosy about the numbers.

Philadelphia’s population increased by 6,098 residents between 2016 and 2017, the 11th straight year of growth that the city enjoyed after decades of population decline. Still, not all the news from U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, released Thursday, was positive. For example, more people moved out of the city than moved in. The population increase came from birthrates exceeding death rates. And the city’s growth continues to lag others, especially in the South and West. Here are five things to know about what the census numbers say about our area:

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Everyone’s jumping ship from Whole Foods.

An executive exodus is under way at Whole Foods, as Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.29% integrates the pioneering natural grocer into its retail empire. More than a dozen executives and senior managers have left since Amazon acquired Whole Foods last year, according to former employees and recruiters steering them to new jobs. People who have left include leaders of the bakery, produce, sustainability and local-foods divisions. Some veterans have left even though higher-ups asked them to stay.

Others say they were pushed out after the deal was announced but before it closed, as Whole Foods sought to tighten command. Executives from Amazon and Whole Foods said that the two companies share a customer focus, are fitting together well and have made great strides in the merger in a short time. But the exodus has raised concerns among employees and suppliers that the distinctive approach that made Whole Foods a natural and organic powerhouse won’t endure under Amazon’s ownership.

“Culturally it’s been a rough start,” said a procurement veteran who left Whole Foods earlier this year after nearly a decade.

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Who’s a growing boy?!

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