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College Crosse Prospectus - April 27, 2018: Friday Lacrosse Big Board; Women’s Lacrosse Conference Tournament Preview; Untitled Project Podcast With Skyler Gilbert.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 27, 2018.

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We have a nice dime package to ease us into the weekend as ten games litter your afternoon today. Today’s schedule is highlighted by the Patriot League & ACC Semi-Finals. Additionally, not a bad line-up of Friday Night Lacrosse tonight as Navy vs. Lehigh kicks off at 7:30 on CBS Sports Network, followed up with UVA vs. Syracuse at 8:30 on ESPNU.

You can find today’s Big Board directly below. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage. Clicking on the Stream cell will take you to the broadcast of that game, while the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that game.

Make sure you to check out Skyler’s women’s lacrosse conference tournament preview.

It’s playoff season! Women’s lacrosse conference championships kick off today with the ACC and Pac-12 both holding their tournaments. In this post, you can find out how to follow EACH of the 14 women’s lacrosse conference tournaments, as well as their implications regarding the 2018 NCAA Tournament field.

After reading Skyler’s women’s lacrosse tournament guide, make sure to check out this Untitled Project pod with me and him.

Welcome to another Untitled Project on the College Crossecast Network. In this episode I interview our boy @SkylerGilbert. Skyler’s been a great addition to the site this year and I was really excited to finally talk to him. In my opinion he’s been one of the best women’s lacrosse writers in 2018 and we’re extremely fortunate to have him writing on the site this season.

In this episode we talk about Skyler’s background, how he got into lacrosse, his favorite athletic moment from college, and how awesome it is to grab rim. We also discuss the upcoming women’s lacrosse NCAA Tournament and why Skyler thinks this year’s Stony Brook team can make it all the way to the Final Four. Additionally, if you haven’t had a chance yet, I highly encourage you to read Skyler’s women’s lacrosse conference tournament preview that went up today. It’s a great deep-dive into the women’s game and what to look out for this weekend.

College lacrosse’s face-off history books are being rewritten right before our eyes.

The men’s lacrosse record for face-off percentage in a single season is 24 years old. The record for face-off percentage for an entire career is 32 years old. Now, in the same season, because of the two best face-off men the game has ever seen, both records are in danger.

The men’s lacrosse record for face-off percentage in a single season is 24 years old. The record for face-off percentage for an entire career is 32 years old. Now, in the same season, because of the two best face-off men the game has ever seen, both records are in danger.

Baptiste has engineered the most consistent four-year career by a face-off man in Division I history, winning over 1,000 face-offs with the Pioneers. His career win percentage is 71.43, a number that puts him on pace to break the previously mentioned career mark, held by Delaware’s Steve Shaw.

Great breakdown of Kylie Ohlmiller by Jamie Munro.

The All-ACC team was announced yesterday.

Top-ranked Duke and Notre Dame lead the way with five student-athletes each named to the 2018 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Team. Regular-season champion Syracuse placed four on the 18-member squad, which was voted upon by the league’s head coaches announced by the league office on Wednesday. The team features eight of the ACC’s top 10 scorers, including Duke senior Justin Guterding, who leads the league with 85 points on 49 goals and 36 assists (6.07 points per game). Guterding, a five-time ACC Player of the Week, is joined by four Blue Devil teammates in juniors Brad Smith and Cade Van Raaphorst, freshman Joe Stein and graduate student goalkeeper Danny Fowler. Notre Dame is represented by grad student Carlson Milikin, senior John Sexton, juniors Brendan Gleason and Drew Schantz, and sophomore Bryan Constabile.

Shout out to Hood Lacrosse.

Nice article about a women’s lacrosse player who credits the game with helping her break out of her shell.

Arianna Stanback arrived at Glenn High School four years ago as a shy teen looking to sports as a way to come out of her shell.

She will depart as a three-time all-conference lacrosse player, as well as a two-year captain and former team most valuable player. She didn’t just break out of her shell — she blew it up.

“Freshman year, me and Ashlyn Craddock heard an announcement and we were just trying to find something to do, to get involved in,” Stanback said. “I went to the first interest meeting and it started from there. I didn’t know anything about the sport.”

To say Stanback was a novice is an understatement. Primarily because of her shyness, Stanback’s only organized sports experience came on the Southeast Middle School track team. Even then, it wasn’t really about sports.

“I think I just wanted to run track because everybody had these hoodies that had their names on them,” Stanback said. “I was like, ‘Man, I want one of those.’”

Even though she had two years of track experience under her belt, Stanback wasn’t convinced that track was her niche.

Get your weight up with Milton Lacrosse.

Oh boy: Air Force investigating swimming, lacrosse teams for hazing.

The Air Force Academy says it’s investigating its swimming and lacrosse teams for alleged hazing. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria disclosed the nature of the investigations Wednesday. The academy had previously acknowledged the investigations, but this was the first official word on the nature of the inquiries. Hazing is banned at the school.

Silveria didn’t offer any details of the alleged incidents. He said the investigations are nearly complete.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Port Authority slams Caren Turner over ethics, after sorry-not sorry apology.

In a sharp rebuke of a former commissioner forced to resign over an obscenity-laced tirade caught on video during a routine police traffic stop, Port Authority officials publicly censured Caren Z. Turner for a litany of ethics rules they claimed she violated.

At the same time, they apologized to the police chief in Tenafly and the two patrol officers in the Bergen County community where the incident occurred for “the outrageous and abhorrent conduct” of Turner, and the “unwelcome attention that followed.”

Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said Turner “clearly and unambiguously” violated the board’s code of ethics.

”Commissioner Turner’s conduct was outrageous and profoundly disturbing and represented a betrayal of the public trust,” he said.

World/National News

Emotional support animals are everywhere at Yale.

If you walked into the Grace Hopper College courtyard last year, you may have seen a cat on a leash. Last fall you might have seen a dog; this semester, there are two of them scurrying around Hopper.

These are emotional support animals. While Yale College does not allow students to live with pets on campus, University Policy 4400 allows students to live with emotional support animals, also called assistance animals, “on a case-by-case basis in a reasonable accommodation for a documented disability.”

Last year, there was one registered support animal on Yale’s campus, a kitten named Sawa. There are now 14 — a number that Sarah Chang, associate director of the Resource Office on Disabilities, expects to rise.

“If what has played out at other schools is true, then yes, [there will be] a lot more,” Chang said. “I do think we’re going to see a large increase in numbers, definitely.”

Your GIF/Video for April 27, 2018

When you haven’t seen your boy in a few months.

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