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College Crosse Prospectus - May 25, 2018: We’re Shipping Up To Foxborough; Women’s Lacrosse Crossecast; Cornell Promotes Milliman.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for May 25, 2018.

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Chris & I will be in Foxborough this weekend to cover the Final Four. Chris is already up there now and I’m leaving tonight. Look for a lot of posts, pics, & videos over the course of the weekend, starting today, as Chris will be at Gillette Stadium to cover Media Day. Here are a few videos from our first Final Four in 2016.

Ryan, Jake, & Skyler taped a great podcast about the women’s NCAA Tournament the other day with special guests Laura Berestecki of BC Interruption and Harry Holtzclaw of JMU’s The Breeze.

Cornell tears off the interim tag and promotes men’s lacrosse coach, Peter Milliman, to head coach of the team.

After a bounce-back, expectation-surpassing 2018 season for Cornell men’s lacrosse, Cornell Athletics announced Thursday that interim head coach Peter Milliman has been promoted to head coach.

Milliman, who was a Cornell assistant coach before taking the helm this past year, led the Red to a 13-5 record in 2018 in a season that consisted of an Ivy League tournament championship and appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals.

Cornell’s resurgent 2018 campaign came off the heels of two-straight sub-.500 seasons in 2016 and 2017 — the first consecutive losing seasons for the program in more than two decades.

“I want to thank Andy Noel, [Senior Associate Director of Athletics] Jeff Hall, and the entire Cornell lacrosse family for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program,” Milliman said in a press release. “I’ve been fortunate to be at Cornell for the past few years and I’ve developed an appreciation for how special this place is. I’m honored to have the chance to continue to lead this team as the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of lacrosse. I’m looking forward to building upon the successes of the 2018 season as we intend to compete for conference and national championships year in and year out.”

The USILA_Lax announced their All-American teams and season-ending award winners.

Great post about Casey Rogers and how he decided on football over lacrosse.

“You know, you need to get football out of Casey’s mind.”

“Stop talking about football with Casey.”

“He’s going to be a really good lacrosse player.”

Terri Rebeor Rogers, Casey Rogers’ mom, has heard it all. As her son went back and forth with his decision to play college football or lacrosse, plenty of people chimed in with advice.

Terri couldn’t imagine keeping Casey from football. She couldn’t imagine telling Casey what sport to choose. But knowing how much he loved football, her response to those offering advice always was the same.

“Have you ever seen him play football? Yeah, he’s a really good lacrosse player, but you should see him play football.”

Many people who know Casey assumed lacrosse was his future. He had grown up around the sport, thanks in part to his dad — a veteran lacrosse coach — and his upstate New York upbringing. His family moved to Syracuse in 2007 when his dad, Lelan Rogers, was hired as an assistant coach for the Orange men’s lacrosse team. His sister, Paige, became a standout player for Syracuse’s women’s lacrosse team.

It was common to find Casey with a lacrosse stick in hand at a young age. By the time he was a sophomore in high school, he committed to play lacrosse for his dad at Syracuse.

Shout out to Paul Carcaterra!

I love how the cameraman moves into position.

Albany alums everywhere are really excited about the Danes’ run this year.

Lyle Thompson, the greatest of all the Great Danes in men’s lacrosse, is coming along with older brother Miles. So are former University at Albany players from across generations. They’re going to Foxborough, Mass. to see their alma mater reach a destination that some thought unreachable, championship weekend at Gillette Stadium. The second-seeded Great Danes are in the NCAA semifinals for the first time and will meet No. 3 Yale on Saturday at noon in Gillette Stadium.

“It’s exciting times, man,’’ Cort Kim of Guilderland said. “Exciting times. It’s more surreal. I still can’t believe we’re playing on championship weekend. It’s bizarre. It really is. It’s hard to believe that we’re there. But at the same time, with what Scotty (head coach Scott Marr) has been building there, it doesn’t surprise me.”

Speaking of Albany, here’s another great post about the Danes looking to breakthrough and win their first title in program history.

It’s been nearly a decade since Albany men’s lacrosse coach Scott Marr made a pivotal decision — to venture into territory historically dominated by perennial power Syracuse University and try to recruit a trio of Native American high school lacrosse stars from central New York to play for his Great Danes.

Marr succeeded in luring Miles Thompson, younger brother Lyle, and their cousin Ty to Albany, and with their amazing skill and creative style of play, the trio quickly transformed the Great Danes into a team to be reckoned with.

The Thompsons and their offensive prowess attracted new fans and interest nationally to the game through television and social media. They also demonstrated there’s a place in the college game for Native American players to hone their skills further and, more importantly, get four years of education and a degree at the same school. The road to college for male Native American players traditionally has been through prep school or junior college.

I think it’s fair to say Albany’s ready to go.

Sports Team 8 with a nice segment on the Yale Bulldogs.

It’s a small world after all: Baltimore hotbed fostered all four coaches in the Division I women’s lacrosse semifinals.

Acacia Walker-Weinstein isn’t surprised to see four coaches who played high school lacrosse in the Baltimore area leading teams into the NCAA Division I women’s final four this weekend.

“It’s just a small world and so much happens from that hotbed,” said the Boston College coach who played at Annapolis. “It’s exciting that it’s spreading and there are different schools involved, but when you look at where we all came from, we’re all from home.” Maryland coach Cathy (Nelson) Reese played at Mount Hebron, North Carolina’s Jenny (Slingluff) Levy at Roland Park and James Madison’s Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe at Loch Raven.

All were on championship teams. Levy’s Reds won the Association of Independent Schools title while the others played on state championship teams. All went on to be All-Americans in college — Reese and Walker-Weinstein at Maryland, Levy at Virginia and Klaes-Bawcombe at James Madison. Reese played on four national championship teams between 1995 and 1998 while Levy led the Cavaliers to the 1991 title.

Maryland love the kids!!

Maryland’s dominance in men’s, women’s lacrosse might be unequaled in NCAA history.

The day after they won the national championship last season at Gillette Stadium, Megan Whittle, her Maryland women’s lacrosse teammates and coach Cathy Reese watched anxiously while their male counterparts played for the NCAA title at the same venue.

The Terrapins men were making their third consecutive appearance in the national championship game, with the tension even more elevated this time after they had dropped the previous two by a combined six goals, including an overtime heartbreaker in 2016.

When the clock reached 0:00 and Maryland had secured a 9-6 victory over Ohio State for its first national championship since 1975, Whittle recalled being overjoyed, perhaps even more so than when she had celebrated the women’s third title in four years.

“Everything kind of culminated in this huge moment for the 2017 Terps, and it was just so exciting,” she said. “I probably was more excited for them than us. Like, it was the coolest feeling. For another chance for the both of us to compete in the Final Four, compete for another national championship has been great.”

Here’s a great video featuring the Pats coaching staff.

Duke’s ready to get this party started.

Time at Delaware shared by Albany’s Scott Marr, Yale’s Andy Shay by Edward Lee.

When No. 2 seed Albany and No. 3 seed Yale meet in the first NCAA Division I tournament semifinal Saturday at noon at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., a New York upbringing won’t be the only thing shared by their respective head coaches. The Great Danes’ Scott Marr and the Bulldogs’ Andy Shay spent a portion of their coaching career as assistants for Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw, a Severna Park native and graduate who retired after the 2017 season. And Shillinglaw is thrilled to see his former protégés vying for a spot in Monday’s title game.

“Scott has ‘The Dane Train,’ and Andy’s team is probably one of the more athletic Ivy League teams that I’ve seen in a long time,” Shillinglaw said. “You know that both groups are going to strap it up and go at it as hard as they can. It’s going to be an exciting game, and I’m excited for both of them.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOO: Philly might host a quarterfinal game if America gets the 2026 Word Cup.

FIFA, global soccer’s governing body, published the full 2026 World Cup bid books from the North American and Moroccan contenders on Monday. Both documents are hefty — North America’s is 530 pages; Morocco’s is 384 — and the bidding regulations are complex, too.

Here are the important things you need to know about what the North American bid book says about Philadelphia. Timeline: The big vote will be held June 13 in Moscow, just before this summer’s World Cup kicks off. It’s expected that the 23 cities in the World Cup bid will be cut to 16 in June 2020.

FIFA will make the final choice on those cities with input from the bid committee. (That’s notable, because it means the bid committee won’t make the choice on its own.) Local bid committee: Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney, Eagles president Don Smolenski, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau president Julie Coker Graham, PHL Sports president Larry Needle Proposed stadium: Lincoln Financial Field; listed capacity, 69,328

World/National News

Someone is asking for $175M for this spot in the Hamptons.

In 2014, activist-investor Barry Rosenstein dropped $147 million on an 18-acre waterfront property in East Hampton, at the time the most money ever spent on a home in America. But that record — at least in the Hamptons — may soon be broken.

Jule Pond in Water Mill is currently asking $175 million — now the most expensive house for sale in the Hamptons, and on the East Coast, for that matter. The massive, 20,000-square-foot compound resides on a 42-acre strip of land bordered by lakes on each side and the Atlantic to the rear. While the house itself has pedigree — it belonged to Henry Ford’s family, as a piece of their 235-acre “Fordune” retreat — like everywhere else in the area, you’re really paying for the land.

Your GIF/Video for May 25, 2018

Yesterday was Eritrea’s Independence Day!!!

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