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College Crosse Prospectus - June 27, 2018: Siena Names Liam Gleason New Head Coach; Wagner’s Year In Review; John Nostrant Stepping Down

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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 27, 2018.

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SOURCES CONFIRM! The Kid Chris reported on Monday that Siena was going to name Albany associate head coach Liam Gleason its new men’s lacrosse head coach.

The Siena Saints will name Albany Great Danes associate head coach Liam Gleason as their next head coach, multiple sources tell College Crosse. Gleason, a 2007 graduate of Albany, just finished his seventh season with the Great Danes. He’s served as the team’s defensive coordinator and associate head coach while on Scott Marr’s staff. Prior to that, he served as the head coach of Division II’s Saint Rose for a season in 2011.

Yesterday, the school confirmed the news by officially naming Gleason its new men’s lacrosse head coach. From the school’s press release:

Former assistant coach Liam Gleason, who spent the past seven seasons as the associate head coach at perennial national power UAlbany, has been named the 10th head coach in Siena Lacrosse history. Gleason will be formally introduced at a press conference Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recreation Center for members of the media.

“I’m extremely honored for the opportunity to return to Siena College and head the men’s lacrosse program,” said Gleason, who previously served as an assistant coach for the Saints under Brian Brecht from 2008-10. “I’d like to thank Vice President and Director of Athletics John D’Argenio, Associate Director of Athletics Lori Anctil, and the entire search committee for choosing me to be the next head coach. Additionally, I’d like to thank UAlbany Head Coach Scott Marr and Director of Athletics Mark Benson for my fantastic experience over the past few years which helped prepare me to take on this new role. I’m excited for the opportunity to build Siena back into a MAAC Championship contender, and I look forward to rekindling the relationships I previously made with our loyal alumni base.”

Congrats to BOSS Gleason.

Please join us in welcoming back to Siena new head coach Liam Gleason!

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Our Year In Review series continues with the Wagner Seahawks.

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’ve already begun looking back to 2018 with some team recaps thus far and continued our series yesterday with Mercer. So with that, let’s continue the recaps!

#60 Wagner Seahawks

Conference: NEC

2018 Record: 4-10 (0-6 in NEC play)

Head coach: Matt Poskay (7th Year)

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Andrew Streilein (22)

Assists: Andrew Streilein (11)

Points: Andrew Streilein (33)

Faceoffs: Hank Ontiveros (56-of-131; 42.7%)

Ground balls: Matt Sefcik (38)

Caused turnovers: Andrew Park (29)

Goals against average: Matt Sefcik (10.13 GAA)

Save percentage: Matt Sefcik (57.7%)

Big prep news as Haverford School boys lacrosse coach John Nostrant will be stepping down after the 2018-19 season.

With three kids playing in college, John Nostrant had been considering the balance between spending his springs as a lacrosse coach and as a lacrosse parent. When he got a nudge from the administration at The Haverford School that it was thinking of moving on sooner rather than later, Nostrant knew it would be time. The 2018-19 season will be Nostrant’s 28th and last as the boys lacrosse coach at The Haverford School.

He informed a group of alumni this week. Nostrant, who has stepped down as the school’s athletic director, calls the split mutual in terms that allow it to be amicable. The coach’s deepest emotions are reserved for both of his families — the lacrosse family of former players and his three kids.

Eldest Olivia wrapped up her career at High Point in the spring; Johnny, a 2017 All-Delco player for the Fords, is at Penn State, while Merion Mercy grad Marcella will start her career at VCU in the fall. “This year, I felt torn because I wanted to go watch Olivia play at High Point, and I did, but when I did, it meant missing practice,” Nostrant told the Daily Times. “I want to watch Johnny at Penn State, and Marcella is going to be at VCU. …

STAND UP, CHICAGO!

Lacrosse is more than a game for this family.

Lacrosse is a team sport, but to the Bowman family, it is their sport. “Our whole world revolves around it,” says Maddie and Libby Bowman’s mother, Staci. It’s a love for the game, that the girls credit, to their dad, Dan Bowman. “Their cousin played lacrosse, and I think when he saw her play, he was like oh my gosh, this is an awesome game for girls,” said Staci. “I remember we went and watched one of her practices, to see if we liked it, and I was like, I want to do this!” Said oldest sibling Maddie Bowman. Then once Libby was old enough, she got the chance to play. “I think honestly my dad one day, was like ‘you want to play lacrosse?’ Maddie played when she was in second grade. He was like do you want to try it out? I was like why not,” said youngest sibling, Libby Bowman.

Two GOATs just hanging out.

How a football injury led a local athlete to a lacrosse scholarship.

Southwest Florida is and always will be a football hotbed, and Immokalee High School is certainly no exception to that rule. When Ariel Perez entered high school four years ago, he had dreams of being a star on the football field. Unfortunately, injuries sidetracked that dream. Perez suffered a torn meniscus during his junior season. Doctors gave him two options: Surgery or, “Play out my junior year football season and pretty much take chances of ripping it again and making it worse and possibly not ever being able to play sports again,” Perez said. Giving up athletics was never an option, so Ariel went under the knife and decided to switch his attention full time to lacrosse.

I love a good pile-on video.

Meet Jake Silberlicht - Captain of the Israeli Lacrosse team.

Here’s an article Jake wrote about the growth of the game in Israel.

When I moved to Israel five years ago, I had no clue what to expect. My Jewish identity only “kind of” existed; my connection to Israel was extremely loose. When my father encouraged me to travel to Israel for my first time to try out for the Israeli Men’s National Lacrosse team, I was interested, but not fully sold. At the time, I was living in South Australia and loving life. What was this country in the Middle East? How do people live there? Will I fit in? In the end, I made the decision to leave my comfort zone and travel to this unknown land. At the time I didn’t know it, but I was about to embark on a journey that would change my life forever.

My first experience was great. I was intrigued at first sight by what Israel had offer. It challenged some of my views and presented me with a unique experience. But I was still not completely sold. However, after encouragement from parents, friends and soon-to-be teammates, (and of course the opportunity to continue my competitive lacrosse career) I decided to take the plunge and make aliya.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Noted hero, liberator of Philadelphia, Patriots slayer, gentleman, and Super Bowl winning quarterback, St. Nick Foles, was on tv last night! He talked to Martha about winning the big game and his new book “Believe It: My Journey to Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds.”

World/National News

#TeamEritrea: Eritrean officials visit Ethiopia for first time in 20 years.

Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a 30-year conflict - but a border war five years later killed tens of thousands. Diplomatic ties have been cut between the two countries for almost 20 years. Last week, Ethiopia’s prime minister said he would accept a peace deal awarding Eritrea disputed territory. The deal, agreed by a border commission in 2002, had never formally been accepted by Ethiopia. It is just one of a series of reforms Abiy Ahmed, who became prime minister after his predecessor resigned in February, has enacted since he took power.

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