GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for June 12, 2018.
What You Missed
We began our Year in Review with recapping the Hampton Pirates.
A brand new episode of Across College Lacrosse is out.
Lacrosse The Nation
Former Harvard Crimson offensive coordinator Justin Turri will be replacing Connor Ford as an assistant coach for the Michigan Wolverines. He’ll more than likely be Kevin Conry’s offensive coordinator. This is Turri’s third school in three years after spending time at Army West Point.
We are thrilled to welcome Justin to Michigan,” said Conry of Turri’s appointment. “Justin has an outstanding track record of success and is a true up and coming star in the coaching world.”
Monmouth continued their trip in Berlin:
A late addition to the Penn State Nittany Lions class of 2018. It’s Haverford School attackman T.J. Malone, who was previously committed to Division III Amherst.
#SigningAnnouncement— Penn State Men’s Lacrosse (@PennStateMLAX) June 11, 2018
West Chester, PA / @Fords_Lacrosse
5-10 / 165
2017 Philly UA Underclass All-American | 2018 US Lacrosse All-American | 2x 1st Team All-Inter-Ac #bricksquad pic.twitter.com/YiGiUq4nXE
Shay has reflected a lot on the growth of his program since Yale erased three years of NCAA tournament first-round losses with its 4-0 postseason run. After overcoming a first-quarter deficit against UMass in the first round, Yale, which had been upset by Cornell, 14-8, in the Ivy tournament title game, never trailed again as the third seed in the NCAAs.
“As long as I’ve been doing this, I’ve wanted to win a national championship,” Shay said. “I’ve sometimes wondered, ‘Would I have wanted this to be any easier?’ I remember standing on the field before we played [Albany] on Saturday [in the semifinals] thinking, ‘Is this really happening?’”
“Our goals this year were obvious, but we kept that [championship] talk at arm’s length,” he added. “I told them every week that they could be better, and I wasn’t lying. We never played a perfect game. But we usually played with an edge.”
Oh, did Yale ever. It fielded the sport’s most lethal combination of offense, defense, athleticism, skill and depth. Its senior class would produce a Division I-leading and school-record six Major League Lacrosse draft picks.
Let’s remember what happened in Foxborough a few weeks ago:
The Philadelphia Wings just dropped their new jersey!
Our jersey just dropped.... (literally) pic.twitter.com/LmHRzTwJsf— Philadelphia Wings (@NLLwings) June 12, 2018
Up close and personal— Philadelphia Wings (@NLLwings) June 12, 2018
So fly. So fresh. pic.twitter.com/cpCUmXak2u
West Genesee’s superintendent defends his student-athletes after retiring head coach Mike Messere said the players quit on him, from Lindsay Kramer of Syracuse.com:
“As Coach Mike Messere’s legendary tenure comes to a close, I did want to comment about this season. First, we wish Coach Messere and Coach [Bob] Deegan well in their retirement, and the process to secure replacements will begin right after graduation. As the Superintendent, you never know where your next challenge will come from, and one of those challenges came from the lacrosse season this year.
”When you have a legendary multi-generational coach, public opinion about ‘how things should be,’ really varies, and it can make for divisive conversations. It also puts kids in the middle. I have known our senior players since they were in second grade, and the underclassmen even longer. I know their character because I have watched them develop it. I have watched them succeed, fail, and learn for a long time. I was not there for the interview after the game because I did not have a field pass, but somewhere in that interview, the players were characterized as being quitters. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I strongly disagree.
”I think there was a disconnect for sure between the players and coaches, but the fact that the kids had every opportunity to say something negative when they had their time with the media and didn’t, says a lot. It speaks to their character. They took the high road. They also had to endure the intense pressure of trying to win with the watchful eyes of prior generations on them constantly. No other group of kids will be asked to do that. They were given a challenge, accepted it, and showed their heart all season. I wish them the very best, and they have plenty to be proud of.’’
Peep Ben Simmons...
BEN SIMMONS GETTING THAT 3 POINT SHOT READY FOR LEBRON pic.twitter.com/R03I0ZewHO— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) June 12, 2018
Video of the Day
Well...this was odd. But also entertaining?
Speaking with CNN’s @chriscuomo while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, former NBA star @dennisrodman describes his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his hopes for the country https://t.co/oaMBT2GQ3n pic.twitter.com/YjNf7ZI9Ky— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) June 12, 2018
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