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College Crosse Prospectus - July 11, 2018: World Lacrosse Championships Set To Begin; Providence 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 July 11, 2018.

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All the action starts today as the World Lacrosse Championships games begin in Netanya, Israel at 9:30 AM EST. The Times of Israel had a really nice post about the festivities.

Teams from around the world are set to descend on Israel, sticks in hand, to take part in the largest ever World Lacrosse Championship this week. The 10-day men’s tourney is set to kick into action Wednesday with an opening game between Hong Kong and Luxembourg, but organizers hoping to spread the lacrosse gospel got things started Monday with a clinic for kids in Jerusalem Monday to introduce them to the sport, With 46 teams from six continents participating, it will be the largest world lacrosse tournament in history, said David Lasday, chief operating officer of the Israel Lacrosse Association.

Check out this interview with Co-Founder of the 2018 World Championship Lacrosse, Howard Borken.

Here are some clips about the games and pics of teams in Israel

Posted by Israel Lacrosse on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Here’s a link from ESPN with the full schedule of games on tv.

ESPN and ESPN+ will have exclusive United States coverage of the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championships, beginning Thursday, July 12, through Saturday, July 21. Across 10 days of play, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise 14 matchups, with more than 160 games available on ESPN+, the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company Direct-to-Consumer and International group and ESPN. The event will originate from Netanya Stadium and Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel, and will be available for fans to watch in 46 countries.

The Providence Friars are next up in our Year in Review series, by our 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’ve already begun looking back to 2018 with some team recaps thus far and continued our series yesterday with UMBC.

So with that, let’s continue the recaps!

#50 Providence Friars

Conference: Big East

2018 Record: 5-10 (1-4 in Big East play)

Head coach: Chris Gabrielli (6th Year)

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Sean Leahey (26)

Assists: Evan McGreen (18)

Points: Sean Leahey (36)

Faceoffs: Alex George (75-of-144; 52.1%)

Ground balls: Alex George (47)

Caused turnovers: James Barclay (17)

Goals against average: Tate Boyce (9.65 GAA)

Save percentage: Tate Boyce (52.9%)

Great fundraiser by Atlantic Toyota to help support Team Haiti.

Tomahawk Nation did a post about our big Florida State lacrosse post. Lots of interesting & funny comments in the comments section.

Seminole supporters may soon have another squad for which to root at FSU. SB Nation’s collegiate lacrosse website,, published a piece last night that discusses what seems like a very realistic possibility of the ’Noles adding lacrosse as a varsity sport in the near future.

I’m not going to run through all the details here, but the full, well-detailed piece is based on a FOIA request to which Florida State has responded, including several emails between Athletic Director Stan Wilcox and prominent alumni. It sounds like women’s lacrosse would likely be the first sport added, but men’s lacrosse could follow.

Speaking of Florida State lacrosse, I was on CBS affiliate WCTV in Tallahassee last night to discuss the article. Here’s a link to their post about our story.

On Monday, the college lacrosse blog published a report with emails from Florida State leadership that indicated the university is interested in adding division one lacrosse. The story, seeing a tweet by the FSU men’s club team that President John Thrasher had mentioned lacrosse could be a sport the school would be interested in sponsoring in the future. “I had the idea, that we should just FOIA it to see if there had been conversations,” Fekadu said. He said he saw the tweet around the NCAA’s Final Four weekend this past year, and received a response from FSU in about two weeks.

Check out Episode 5 of Hong Kong Lacrosse Men’s Team Road to Israel.

Here’s a heart-warming story out of California.

Here’s a great article about the game growing in Kansas City.

While tuning into the 2018 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse game, Mary Orndoff, 58, saw a familiar name flash across her screen. She’d just finished watching the boys game and was getting ready to watch the girls game. That was when Orndoff saw a name that she hadn’t seen or thought of in over five years. The name was Madison Dorcette. Dorcette had committed to Northwestern lacrosse back in 2016 as a sophomore at Unionville High School in Pennsylvania. But before her rise to a powerhouse school in lacrosse, Dorcette was originally a goalie for Orndoff’s Kansas City-based lacrosse program, Blue Lion KC. “I turned it on, and they flashed across this team, and I’m like ‘oh my gosh,’” Orndoff told The Star. “So the goalie, she was a hockey player in Kansas City, and so back in fifth and sixth grade, she lived here back then. And we taught her how to play and she was our goalie on our travel team.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Yeesh, that can’t be good: Temple Dean Out for Falsifying School Ranking Data.

Moshe Porat, former Dean of Temple University’s Fox School of Business, was officially forced out of the role on Monday. The ousting follows the release of an investigative report that says the school intentionally provided false information to U.S. News to gain a No. 1 ranking for its online MBA program over the past few years.

Porat was asked to step down on Monday and when he refused, officials at the university fired him, a Temple spokesperson confirmed to Philadelphia magazine. Porat, 71, was dean of the school for 22 years.

In January, U.S. News yanked the online MBA program from the rankings for misreporting key information. Temple itself had stepped forward to admit that it submitted inaccurate data for the 2018 Best Online MBA Programs rankings. A whistle-blower reportedly pushed officials to finally come clean.

World/National News

Bloomberg with the most important question of our time: Why Are Young Billionaires So Boring?

Zuckerberg’s story is typical of the slate of newly minted technology billionaires in the ranks of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. And there are a lot of them. With 64 technology businessmen and women on Bloomberg’s list, which tracks the world’s 500 richest people, the industry has produced more billionaires than any other (unless you count inheritances—there’s a lot of inherited wealth on the list, too). This year alone, tech has created 11 new billionaires.

But there’s something missing from the foundational stories of this new group of self-made men (yes, they’re mostly men). Where earlier generations’ formative experiences revolved around paper routes and pathos, today’s prototypical founding story involves an upper-middle-class childhood, early access to a computer, and an elite education—even if that education was abandoned. Before he famously walked out of Harvard University, Zuckerberg created an instant messaging system for his dad’s dental practice at age 12. At 15, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey was dazzling his bosses during a programming internship. And Uber’s Travis Kalanick was writing code by middle school.

Your GIF/Video for July 11, 2018

Shout out to the brave Thai Navy Seal team who helped rescuse the young boys trapped in a cave.

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