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Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and Yale’s our national champion on the men’s side and James Madison the same for the women. Need something to relive the weekend of championship lacrosse? College Crossecast is here with a jammed pack edition to cure your newfound offseason blues!
I’m joined by Chris, Jake, and Skyler to break it all down. We start with some news & notes (5:25). Then we go through the semifinals with Yale-Albany at 10:30 and Duke-Maryland at 30:20. After a quick dive into the D-2 and D-3 finals (43:30), we talk the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse championship game and Yale’s victory over Duke to win their first title (46:00). We then look back upon Yale’s run (1:03:48) and how it all came together for the Bulldogs. Then we jump into the NCAA women’s lacrosse final four (1:31:00) and the best game of the weekend as James Madison took down Boston College to win the national title (1:43:25). We then wrap things up with some Tewaaraton talk, mainly for the women because it’s way more interesting than for the men (1:59:00).
You should also check out Skyler’s recap of James Madison winning its first title and Chris’ great post on Yale’s seniors.
Shout out to BOSS Shay & the Bulldogs on their great win.
Queen Anne’s County prosecutors have charged five teenagers with false imprisonment and second-degree assault in connection with a junior varsity lacrosse team hazing incident last month at Kent Island High School. State’s Attorney Lance Richardson announced the charges against the students, ages 14 to 16, last week. Names of the students were not released because they are minors. The charges will be referred to the Department of Juvenile Services. In an incident caught on cell phone video and shared on social media, members of the team allegedly held another student down on April 13 and rubbed their buttocks and genitals in his face. The incident took place in a locker room at the school.
“These boys thought it was funny. That it was hazing. That it was some rite of passage or initiation,” Richardson said. “They didn’t realize basically how offensive or wrong this was.”
Richardson said his office decided second-degree assault and false imprisonment were the most applicable crimes, not sexual assault. Richardson said it was difficult to tell what made contact with whom in the video, and that the assault wasn’t for sexual arousal or gratification. “It was just offensive physical contact,” he said. But no matter what part of the student’s bodies touched the victim, it constituted assault, he said. “This was not something the young man being held down consented to or wanted to happen,” Richardson said.
Brennan Hamilton lived as much in 18 years as most people do in 80. That was the mantra of the Vicksburg boys lacrosse team stunned by the death of their senior teammate in a car crash just over 48 hours before it was scheduled to play in Tuesday’s Division 2 regional championship game against Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central at Harper Creek High School.
The team played anyway because, they decided, that’s what Hamilton would have wanted. So, they fought for 48 minutes, sat through a half-hour lightning delay early in the first quarter and ultimately fell to the Rangers, 25-12. Each Vicksburg player decorated his helmet with Hamilton’s nickname, “Ham,” and their thoughts were on him during the game. “Brennan was a big part of this team, and he would want us to compete and not get our hearts down,” senior Connor Seifert said. “He knew we had him in our minds always.” Hamilton was one of 13 seniors who helped Vicksburg make program history with back-to-back trips to the regional finals. He was a midfielder who kept the team loose and its mood light.
Albany attackman Connor Fields was the epitome of selflessness during his four-year lacrosse career with the Great Danes, willing to sacrifice anything for the good of the team — even his athletic future. Fields, of East Amherst, New York, sprained the MCL in his right knee in a win at UMass-Lowell in late March, then hurt it again a month later in a lopsided loss at eventual national champion Yale. Medical tests after the loss to the Bulldogs also revealed a torn ACL. Surprised by the finding because the knee had felt OK, Fields, coach Scott Marr and the training staff elected not to reveal the full extent of the injury, not even to the team, because the senior wanted to finish the season and not be a distraction. “It was tough, for sure,” Fields said Wednesday. “But coach and I were both on the same page. I wasn’t actually that worried. Each game it was getting more comfortable.”
The situation was not so easy for mom, though, because she’s a nurse. “For me, every game was hard to watch,” said Jennifer Fields, who shared the secret with a couple of the players’ mothers. “If he does something he won’t be able to play. But he’s 22. He makes his own decisions.”
Jason Del Rey: Alibaba is obviously one of the most powerful companies in the world, one of the most innovative, and I’m thrilled that we have one of the companies leaders here today. Joseph Tsai, who’s the Executive Vice Chairman, and one of the companies co-founders. Joe, please join me on stage.
So Joe thought the good way to avoid hard questions today would be by wearing a Yale lacrosse shirt, and making me ask him about it, so, “Okay, Joe. Why are you wearing a Yale lacrosse shirt?”
Because Yale just won the national championship in lacrosse on Monday.
Okay, okay, okay.
By the way, I was wearing this shirt on Saturday, during the semi-finals, so I haven’t washed it yet.
Oh, so okay. We’re getting spicy. I thought you were gonna say something with the Under Armour logo, and their-
Oh, no. Maybe I should cover it.
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Your internet router might be spying on you. But there’s a simple solution: turn it off, and turn it on again. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are urging everyone in New Jersey and nationwide with a router in their home or home office to perform a quick reset in order to help them detect the presence of Russian-linked malware known as VPNFilter.
The malware, operated by the Sofacy Group, can collect data that passes through routers or render them inoperable altogether, officials said. The Sofacy Group, also known as A.P.T. 28 and Fancy Bear, is believed to be linked to Russia’s military intelligence agency. Talos, the threat intelligence division of the tech company Cisco, recently published a report estimating at least 500,000 routers in at least 54 countries have been infected by the malware.
You would think it would go without saying, but the U.S. Geological Survey took to Twitter on Tuesday to warn residents not to try and roast marshmallows over the erupting Hawaiian volcano. The USGS responded to one Twitter user who asked, “Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents? Assuming you had a long enough stick, that is? Or would the resulting marshmallows be poisonous?”
The USGS responded: “Erm, We’re going to have to say no, that’s not safe. (Please don’t try!)”
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