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College Crosse Prospectus - June 20, 2018: Colgate’s Mike Murphy Resigns; Rousing Fortnite Lacrosse Pregame Speech; Siena Saints Year In Review

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for June 20, 2018.

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Pretty surprising news out of Colgate, as men’s lacrosse head coach Mike Murphy resigned yesterday.

Colgate Raiders head coach Mike Murphy has resigned after leading the men’s lacrosse team for seven years.

According to the school’s press release, Murphy’s resignation is effective immediately. A national search for his successor will begin immediately.

Inside Lacrosse’s Matt Kinnear has heard from multiple Patriot League coaches who are “shocked” by Murphy’s resignation.

During his time at Colgate, Murphy posted a 57-51 overall record and a 26-26 record in Patriot League games. The Raiders made five Patriot League Tournaments, winning twice in 2012 and 2015. Murphy’s teams went 16-27 in his last three seasons after winning the 2015 Patriot League title, his only three under-.500 seasons while at the helm.

“If you can’t beat ‘em, use Fortnite as motivation for an upcoming game,” is what I always say: Youth Lacrosse Coach Gets His Team All Rowdy With Pregame Speech About Fortnite.

While some lacrosse coaches might rend their garments over their players’ obsessions with the video game Fortnite, others are using it to their advantage. A reader sent in this clip of a Pennsylvania eighth-grade lacrosse coach who last weekend gave a pregame speech full of popular references to pump up the youths.

O2 Lacrosse coach Brendan Gorman’s speech is rousing, if you care about Fortnite, which these kids very much do. They hear the words “chug jugs” and go nuts.

Check out Chris’ latest 2018 Year In Review installment featuring the Siena Saints.

With the 2018 college lacrosse season complete, it’s time to start looking back at how all 71 teams did during the season, as well as what to expect from each squad for 2019.

We started looking ahead to 2019 with a few of our team recaps last week and continued things yesterday with Marist.

So with that, let’s continue the recaps!

#65 Siena Saints

Conference: MAAC

2018 Record: 3-9 (1-5 in MAAC play)

Head coach: John Svec (7th Year)

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Chris Robertson (26)

Assists: Chris Robertson (16)

Points: Chris Robertson (42)

Faceoffs: Jake Shapiro (74-of-153; 48.4%)

Ground balls: Hunter Sanna (47)

Caused turnovers: Jack Drillock (12)

Goals against average: Anthony Tebbano (13.47 GAA)

Save percentage: Anthony Tebbano (49.8%)

Maryland legend Taylor Cummings dropped a video breaking down the rule changes for the WPLL.

Awesome podcast from Fred Opie. This one features Johns Hopkins legend & Hall of Famer Mike O’Neil.

Make sure you check out the latest Across College Lacrosse podcast as Chris talks about his recent trip to NJIT.

Episode 28 of Across College Lacrosse is here! On this special edition, I had the chance to sit down an interview NJIT Highlanders head coach Travis Johnson and assistant coach Alex Lopes to discuss the program after spending time talking to the staff and exploring their new Wellness and Events Center.

The Highlanders have come a long way as a university. It was a Division III school for so long before making moves to Divisions II and I respectively. The Wellness and Events Center opened up this past November, in time for the start of basketball season. NJIT’s soccer and lacrosse teams will play on campus once again in the 2018-19 season right outside the center.

They are back in America, but here’s another great Notre Dame video from their trip to Spain.

Pretty cool video by NY Sports Science Lab

This is a pretty tough story: Blow to head brings new reality for high school lacrosse player.

Fearlessness. It’s a word that sums up Anne-Catherine Riesett perfectly. It’s a trait that drove her to play lacrosse in the first place. “I used to play soccer, and I was a little too physical in playing soccer, so my mom was like, ‘Hey, I think we should try playing lacrosse,” Anne-Catherine Riesett said. The Middle Creek High School student was a natural at attack and as a keeper. And then the sport Anne-Catherine adored became a bit too physical for her.

During a practice, she was knocked out from a high-speed shot to her head. “I didn’t remember three days prior and then five days after. That whole entire week is gone,” Anne-Catherine said. “Everything was black. Supposedly, I didn’t remember my dog’s names, I kind of remembered my brothers’ names, but I really didn’t know what was going on here and where I was.” Anne-Catherine’s mom, Katherine Kelley, still remembers the fear of seeing her daughter injured. “She couldn’t walk really well and her eyes were fluttering the whole time,” Katherine Kelley said. “It was a pretty uncomfortable, scary scene to see of your child.” The injury was nearly a year

Ohio Machine partners with Columbus Recreation & Parks Department to help grow the game.

The 2017 Major League Lacrosse champion, Ohio Machine and Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) have teamed up to make the game of lacrosse accessible to everyone in central Ohio.

The Ohio Machine Foundation’s first-of-its-kind grant allows CRPD to hire a seasonal employee to teach youth the game in community centers throughout the city.

This announcement comes after last summer’s Urban Lacrosse initiative—a collaborative effort between US Lacrosse, Greater Columbus Sports Commission, CRPD and the Ohio Machine to diversify the sport of lacrosse in the city of Columbus. The culmination of this initiative was a youth clinic attended by 80 CRPD participants who received one-on-one training from Ohio Machine players and coaches, as well as US Lacrosse staff and community volunteers. The Urban Lacrosse Initiative won a first place award in the sports programs category during the 2017 Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) Conference. With the help of Columbus Recreation and Parks, the game of lacrosse will become more widespread than ever.

Another big year in the Dome.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Parents really need to chill at their kid’s sporting events: Softball mom argued with coach, threatened to punch cop before arrest, police say.

The 41-year-old mother of a youth softball player was arrested Monday night after she got into an argument with a coach and then became violent toward a police officer, authorities said. Christina Baumann, of Lake Hopatcong, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault at a youth sporting event, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and making terroristic threats, Jefferson police said in a statement emailed to NJ Advance Media.

Baumann was arrested after she refused requests by coaches and police to leave the Lakeside Field, according to Det. Joseph Kratzel. DailyRecord.com obtained court documents that say Baumann replied, “make me” when a coach asked he to leave the field for “unsportsmanlike behavior.” When police arrived, the mother of three swatted the officer’s hand away and told him to “keep your (expletive) hands off me,” the report said. Shen then threatened to punch the officer in the face, the report said.

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Alexa for Hospitality Lets Amazon Follow You on Vacation.

For those averse to talking on the phone, hotel stays can resemble a war of attrition, testing your mettle to see how long you’ll go without calling the front desk and admitting you forgot to pack your toothbrush. But Amazon’s new Alexa for Hospitality service, which puts an Echo device in your hotel room, might let you avoid the conversation altogether, and let you bring a bit of your always-on, always-listening, always-spying smart home with you. So don’t do anything stupid.

Amazon is rolling out Alexa for Hospitality starting with Marriott International properties—including Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Aloft Hotels, and Autograph Collection Hotels—this summer. The hotel chain loves using the tech du jour to show off how cool and with the times it is, but the addition of Amazon’s Echo could mean a more permanent shift in how it approaches integrating technology into rooms.

Rooms will be outfitted with an Echo device, and can control other smart devices (such as lights, thermostats, and televisions), request room service, and ask for the inevitable housekeeping visit. “Guests can also be given access to thousands of Alexa skills to check airport wait times, play games, get in a quick guided workout, play white noise to help them fall asleep, and more,” says Amazon. Hotels can also add custom skills depending on the amenities available to guests.

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