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College Crosse Prospectus - June 23, 2018: Cleveland State Vikings Year In Review; Coach Berkman Reflects On 2018 Salisbury Season

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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 23, 2018.

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2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #62 Cleveland State Vikings by The Boy Chris.

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 this past week with Marist, Siena, Hartford, and Binghamton. So with that, let’s continue the recaps!

#62 Cleveland State Vikings

Conference: Independent

2018 Record: 4-10

Head coach: Dylan Sheridan (2nd Year)

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Michael Wilson (21)

Assists: Michael Wilson (14)

Points: Michael Wilson (35)

Faceoffs: Danny Tesler (135-of-267; 50.6%)

Ground balls: Danny Tesler (70)

Caused turnovers: Skylar Jimenez (14)

Goals against average: Stephen Russo (10.63 GAA)

Save percentage: Stephen Russo (51.5%)

Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun catches up with BOSS Berkman of Salisbury to reflect on the 2018 Sea Gulls.

About 30 minutes after the Salisbury men’s lacrosse team lost for only the sixth time in 18 trips to the NCAA Division III tournament final, 8-6 to Wesleyan on May 27, Jim Berkman was neither depressed nor bitter. In fact, the coach called the 2018 season “one of the most enjoyable years I’ve ever had at Salisbury.” Recently, Berkman elaborated on that statement.

“Losing all the goals that we did and all the stars on offense, to do what we did in 2018, I don’t know of any other coach that wouldn’t have traded for that,” he said. “It was a great season. The kids worked hard. They were all good teammates. No one gave up on each other. They kept pushing. It was just a really fun group to be around the entire season.” Berkman produced two examples for his sentiment. Senior midfielder Garrett Reynolds finished with 38 goals and five assists, but before the Sea Gulls’ postseason run, Berkman informed the Havre de Grace resident and Archbishop Curley graduate that he was being bumped down to the second line. And junior goalkeeper Anthony Stavrakis made five starts before being replaced by sophomore Brandon Warren.

Ward Melville lacrosse team doing the Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Challenge to support Stony Brook Children Hospital.

Nice story out of Maine: Youth lacrosse festival in Down East Maine pays tribute to sport’s tribal roots.

Modern-day lacrosse is relatively new to Maine, on display at several small colleges and an increasing number of high schools in central and southern parts of the state. But 31-year-old Corey Hinton is taking the game back to those whose descendants played the original version of the sport centuries ago, often as a tool of diplomacy between Indian tribes. “There are stories of games being played between the Passamaquoddys and the Mohawks in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick,” said Hinton, a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe based in Down East Maine. He grew up in New York, but his father’s side of the family originally was from the Pleasant Point reservation — or Sipyak — located between Perry and Eastport. “There’s one game in particular that people talk about. I don’t know all of the backstory there, but I know that the Mohawks wouldn’t have traveled all the way up this way unless there was something to be resolved, and this was a way that conflicts were resolved.”

You don’t grind, you don’t shine.

#GrowTheGame: How put on lacrosse gear.

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Philadelphia International Airport now has little doggy restrooms.

Air travel with your furry companion just got a whole lot easier thanks to the installation of a permanent pet restroom at Terminal D in Philadelphia International Airport this week. The new “Animal Relief Area” is the first of several that the airport plans to unveil over the next couple of years. One is slated to open in Terminal E in late 2019, with others for terminals A-West, B, and C expected by 2020.

World/National News

Another reason to stay on the ground: Space tourists could be struck down by astro-sickness, warns Nasa astronaut.

The dream of boldly going where only a few have gone before has inspired hundreds of people to sign up with space tourism companies like Virgin Galactic. But Nasa astronaut Anna Fisher, who made history by becoming the first mother in space, has warned many are unprepared for the rigours of spaceflight and the toll it will take on their bodies.

Dr Fisher said she was sick for the first two days of her mission on the Discovery space shuttle in 1984 and said she was concerned that people paying hundreds of thousands of pounds did not fully appreciate what might happen.

Speaking to The Telegraph as she was made godmother to the new Viking Orion ship, she said: “The one thing I am concerned about with tourists in space is people thinking you can just get on a rocket and just go into space. “It’s not like riding a commercial aircraft, not at all, and I can see all these problems with people up there and throwing up and messing up somebody’s flight that they paid $250,000 for.

Your GIF/Video for June 23, 2018

This is how you protect the rock.

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