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

What You Missed

Trevor Baptiste is really good, but TD Ierlan is coming for Baptiste as the top FOGO in the country.

Albany had to squeak past Cornell, and Syracuse won another one goal game!

Saturday was also very busy!

College Crosse Gameday

Hey folks, we have games everyday this week! And one today! And it’s a big kahuna, as Denver visits North Carolina!

College Crosse Big Board for March 5, 2018

Time Away Home Stream Live Stats
Time Away Home Stream Live Stats
4:00 PM Denver North Carolina ACC Network Extra North Carolina

Here are game notes for Denver and North Carolina respectively.

Lacrosse The Nation

Here are some recaps from yesterday’s games:

In that Cuse-Virginia game, the loss of Ryan Conrad for the Cavaliers played a big part in the game, especially on the wings, as Matt Kinnear of Inside Lacrosse points out:

His impact might have been missed most on the wings. Syracuse went 16-of-27 on face-offs, beating out Justin Schwenk, one of the early standouts of the season. Virginia narrowly led the groundball game, but it felt like Syracuse’s wing play was more effective. The would double-pole at times (Jared Fernandez and Brett Kennedy each had five groundballs) and win the battle. Dami Oladunmoye had two groundballs, including a particularly athletic one on a face-off.

“It’s always a challenge to replace an All-American lacrosse player. We went down the depth chart and said, ‘next man up.’ We moved on, but we missed him. Especially groundballs,” said Virginia coach [Lars] Tiffany. “He would have helped us on the face-off wings and getting possessions. Every coach in lacrosse wants possessions, but because we’re pretty good at turning the ball over we need those possessions.”

Tiffany said after the game the trainers were assessing Conrad’s status moving forward.

IL has released their updated media poll.

Maryland produces great lacrosse players and a great alumni network, notes Scott Gelman of The Diamondback:

Faceoff specialist Austin Henningsen had the latter experience.

Henningsen said he wanted to learn more about commercial real estate, so Holland connected him with executives at the firm Kidder Matthews. Through shadowing opportunities, Henningsen learned about the real estate group’s operational procedure and the brokerage aspect. Both experiences were different from what he thought they would be, and he left thinking about alternative careers.

”A lot of student-athletes graduate from college not knowing what they’re going to do next,” [Bob] Holland said. “My attitude is, there has to be an alum who has come through the lacrosse program working in an industry at a high level who can connect with a player in virtually anything.”

Holland was among the first to get involved with the mentorship program about nine years ago, when he worked at General Electric Healthcare. He spoke to the team and identified students who might be interested in an internship while also discussing how to prepare for interviews. However, because of the internship requirements, only about 10 percent of the team was eligible, Holland said.

The Jacksonville Dolphins named redshirt-senior attackman Mitchell Parker as one of their new captains:

“This whole experience of rejoining the team after being away for the fall has felt surreal to say the least,” stated Parker. “I’m very grateful and honestly humbled to be named captain of the most talented JU men’s lacrosse team in program history. The four captains that have been here all year long have done a great job thus far and I’m excited to be a part of the Duval Dolphins’ journey to a SoCon Championship and the chance to turn some heads in May.”

Already making an impact this season, Parker has seen action in all five games following the NCAA’s decision on February 8, recording two goals, an assist, and picking up a ground ball. Most recently, he recorded a pair of goals in the Dolphins’ 11-10 overtime heartbreaker against No. 16 Vermont.

Philly Jawns

The Wells Fargo Center is getting an upgrade.

World News

The Shape of Water won Best Picture at the Oscars last night.

Video of the Day

A third thumb?

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