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College Crosse Prospectus - July 12, 2018: Drexel’s Year In Review; Hong Kong Lacrosse Beats Luxembourg 20-1 In FIL World Games

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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 , 2018.

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Drexel Dragons, come on down!!! You’re the next team 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 this week with UMBC and Providence.

So with that, let’s continue the recaps!

#49 Drexel Dragons

Conference: CAA

2018 Record: 5-8 (1-4 in CAA play)

Head coach: Brian Voelker (9th Year)

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Reid Bowering (31)

Assists: Matthew Varian (21)

Points: Matthew Varian (49)

Faceoffs: Jimmeh Koita (147-of-269; 54.6%)

Ground balls: Jimmeh Koita (87)

Caused turnovers: Jake Kiernan (19)

Goals against average: Chre Teitelbaum (11.63 GAA)

Save percentage: Chre Teitelbaum (47.4%)

Hong Kong Lacrosse is off to a smashing start at the World Championships.

Hong Kongstrolled to a 20-1 win over Luxembourg in the opening match of the 2018 FIL Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel, on Wednesday. Experienced attacker Evan Mok-Lamme ensured there were no opening day nerves, scoring four goals against the tournament debutants in the Olive pool. A hat-trick from Wesley Wong See-hon and braces from Kelvin Mak Ho-chun, Stephen O’Brien and Geoffrey Ling Chun-wai helped coach Scott Browning’s team to a dream start as they look to improve upon their previous world championship outing. Hong Kong finished 21st in the Colorado, United States, edition four years ago.

The CBS affiliate down in Tallahassee did a post about our Florida State article and a podcast, which you can find here (Lax talk begins around the 24 minute mark). I appear on the podcast, so now you have to listen to it.

The Iroquois Nationals have touched down in Israel!

Additionally, the Tallahassee Democrat (part of the USA Today Network) also did a post about our Florida State post.

With a well-established group of varsity sports thriving at Florida State, it’s hard not to think ahead to what could be next. FSU has 19 D-I athletic programs in all, but is missing some notable sports -- men’s soccer, lacrosse and gymnastics, to name only a few.

A recent sitdown with FSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox as well as a series of emails may have shed some light on what could be in the works in the coming years. A public records request, first made by SB Nation’s CollegeCrosse.com, website, unveiled the emails laying out the possibility of adding lacrosse as a scholarship sport at FSU in the near future.

Jamaica’s men’s lacrosse national team signed a deal with Adidas and their new uniforms are very very nice.

Lacrosse is booming in Chicago suburbs thanks to multi-sport athletes.

Want to see how much lacrosse has grown in Chicago’s western suburbs? Look no further than the Hinsdale Central girls varsity team. Historically, Loyola and New Trier have dominated the girls lacrosse state tournament, which until this season had been run by the Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association. Entering this year’s final four, the Ramblers had won nine straight state titles, and the Trevians had won five of their own.

But this year, Hinsdale Central beat them both in the inaugural IHSA state tournament. The Red Devils outlasted Loyola 8-5 in the state semifinals, then dispatched New Trier 13-3 on June 2 to claim the championship. Was Hinsdale Central’s triumphant weekend an upset, or rather a sign that the times are changing? Red Devils co-captain Shea Draddy said her squad had legitimate talent, and the wins against the North Shore powerhouses were not some happy accident. “I think a lot of the schools in the western suburbs have really improved over the years,” said Draddy, a midfielder from Hinsdale who recently graduated. “The teams are getting stronger, and they are very confident playing the harder teams.”

The Athletic did an article on the US men’s lacrosse national team.

Here’s a nice article about the GAWD Kylie Ohlmiller and her sister Taryn.

From Islip Schools: Sisters Kylie Ohlmiller and Taryn Ohlmiller – both Islip High School alumni – were integral parts of the Stony Brook University women’s lacrosse team’s success this year. At an April 21 home game against UMBC, Kylie, a senior and the Seawolves scoring leader, broke two NCAA records and became the Division I women’s lacrosse all-time leader in career points and career assists. Scoring eight points in the game, she was named National Player of the Week. Taryn, a sophomore, scored three goals and two assists.

Check out this great Jamie Munro podcast with IMG Lacrosse & Iroquois National Team head coach Mark Burnam.

Men’s & women’s lacrosse were two of the five sports to set participation records for Michigan HS athletes.

Five sports set participation records: boys cross country (9,656), girls lacrosse (2,900), boys lacrosse (5,168), boys bowling (4,136) and girls bowling (3,058).

Roll Tide: Alabama athlete playing for Russian team in World Lacrosse Championships.

Ziven Fowler is a young man who has two hometowns. He was born in Khabarovsk in Russia and he lives with his adoptive family in Hoover. Both cities will be on his mind as he competes in the World Lacrosse Championships July 12-23 in Netanya, a Mediterranean resort city in central Israel. Born Ziven Zaplutaev, he picked up lacrosse after having taken part in karate, baseball, cross country, and track and field. He enjoyed new things and lacrosse proved to be the most exciting. “My friends played lacrosse in fifth grade,” Ziven recalled. “They’re running around hitting people with sticks. That looked awesome. I just started doing it and fell in love with it.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Lots of angry people at Temple after the recent business school scandal.

Days after it ousted its business school dean for inflating data on student applicants, Temple University on Wednesday scrambled to respond to a new wave of scrutiny both within and outside the university.

U.S. News and World Report, the magazine whose national college rankings have become a ubiquitous and prized benchmark, pressed Temple to certify the accuracy of data on all of its academic programs.

One accrediting agency said it had launched its own review of the university’s student data, and another said it was monitoring the situation. Temple administrators were scheduled to meet with concerned faculty. And more students mulled whether they had been unfairly duped into entering the now-tainted online MBA program.

“There are probably a lot of students on the sidelines who didn’t know what to think,” said Jason Brown, an attorney representing students who have sued the university over the issue. “Now that’s it corroborated, they’re livid.”

Meanwhile Temple said it will take steps to shore up its rankings data university-wide to protect the integrity of the institution.

World/National News

It’s not coming home: England fans drown their sorrows after World Cup dream ends in 2-1 semi final defeat to Croatia.

As penalties loomed just 10 minutes away Croatia scored what proved to be the goal that would send England crashing out. Tears flowed for our heroes in the east after they gave the best performance in a World Cup for 28 years. Don’t look back in anger roared out from the stands after the final whistle as the travelling Englishmen and women showed their support for the Lions on the pitch. Despite the bitter disappointment felt from the South Coast all the way to the Scottish border England rallied around the side.

Fans took to Twitter to praise the young side that gave the nation so much hope this tournament. As penalties loomed just 10 minutes away Croatia scored what proved to be the goal that would send England crashing out. Tears flowed for our heroes in the east after they gave the best performance in a World Cup for 28 years. Don’t look back in anger roared out from the stands after the final whistle as the travelling Englishmen and women showed their support for the Lions on the pitch. Despite the bitter disappointment felt from the South Coast all the way to the Scottish border England rallied around the side. Fans took to Twitter to praise the young side that gave the nation so much hope this tournament.

Our boy Ryan was at his finest after the loss.

I am biased because I love Lord Desko, but this is probably my favorite.

Your GIF/Video for July 12, 2018

Blessed. Officials release 1st video of rescued boys in hospital

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