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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for March 6, 2018.

What You Missed

Denver took care of North Carolina in a rare weekday top 10 matchup.

We recap Sunday’s action.

Lacrosse The Nation

The USILA Coaches Poll was released yesterday afternoon:

Let’s get to some of the national and conference honors for the week:


  • Offensive Player of the Week: Tucker Dordevic (Syracuse)
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Brett Kennedy (Syracuse)

America East:

  • Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Sean Eccles (Albany) & Ian MacKay (Vermont)
  • Defensive Player of the Week: TD Ierlan (Albany)
  • Rookie of the Week: Alex Smith (Hartford)

Big East:

  • Attack Player of the Week: Christian Cuccinello (Villanova)
  • Midfielder of the Week: Trevor Baptiste (Denver)
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Hanley (St. John’s)
  • Rookie of the Week: Dan Fisher (Villanova)

Ivy League:

  • Player of the Week: Christian Knight (Cornell)
  • Rookie of the Week: Steven Cuccurullo (Harvard)


  • Offensive Player of the Week: Foster Cuomo (Quinnipiac)
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Charlie Hayes (Detroit Mercy)
  • Rookie of the Week: Logan Shamblin (Detroit Mercy)


  • Player of the Week: Matt Schmidt (Robert Morris)
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Austin Pavone (Sacred Heart)
  • Co-Rookie of the Week: Ryan Archer (Hobart) & Hank Ontiveros (Wagner)

Patriot League:

  • Offensive Player of the Week: Pat Spencer (Loyola)
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Strack (Navy)
  • Faceoff Specialist of the Week: Joe Varello (Navy)
  • Goalkeeper of the Week: Joe McSorley (Boston University)
  • Rookie of the Week: Kevin Lindley (Loyola)

The Big Ten, CAA, and SoCon release their individual accolades later today.

In the US Lacrosse Division II rankings, the top five of Merrimack, Le Moyne, Tampa, Belmont Abbey, and Pace remain the same. Mercyhurst enters the top 10, while Limestone falls to 14th.

In the US Lacrosse Division III rankings, the top five of Wesleyan, York, RIT, Denison, and Gettysburg remain the same. Amherst and Ithaca enter the top 10, while Salisbury falls to 11.

Lacrosse is gaining popularity in Hawaii!

A great story from Adelphi’s Allison Schneider on an event that happened 20 years ago:

Thank you both for bringing me to the best preschool to learn how to speak and taking me to the best speech therapists there ever was -- even though I don’t remember them or anything they taught me. I was fortunate to have an amazing teacher for the deaf from kindergarten to fifth grade and form an incredible bond with her, since seeing her every day for six straight years. What I do know is that because of all of them, I am able to have conversations with peers and speak so well that people don’t realize I am deaf.

Growing up, you both always told me it was okay to be different and that I will have trouble hearing in crowds and a lot of background noise. I did everything “normal kids” did -- like playing on sport teams, including being a competitive swimmer, going to sleep-away camp and everything in between. (Side note: thank goodness I got the Schneider genes for my athleticism because Mom, we’ve all seen you try and attempt to play a sport.)

Because of all the opportunities given to me, I learned how to be independent like you, Mom.

I had to learn to be responsible at such a young age because I (okay, and maybe my mom, grandma, teachers, etc.) had to carry my own batteries and change them as soon as they died. This would have happened anywhere from being at home to being away on a vacation.

Hear from Syracuse Orange coach John Desko following Sunday’s win over Virginia:

He might have to go into the Hopkins game without Nate Solomon, who will probably be suspended for the game after getting ejected at the end of the Virginia game.

Check out the Hofstra Coaches Report with Seth Tierney!

Philly Jawns

Oh my god.

World News

North Korea is now willing to talk about giving up their nukes.

Video of the Day

Enjoy the world’s longest LEGO walk because you don’t have to!

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