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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 2, 2018.

What You Missed

The South teams prevailed in the Girls’ and Boys’ Under Armour All-America Senior Games.

Maryland and New York were strongly represented in both games.

10 of the top incoming freshmen stopped by to discuss the weekend, high school, and college in our latest edition of College Crossecast.

Holy Cross took a page out of Cornell’s book and named Peter Burke their interim head coach.

Lacrosse The Nation

Here’s highlights from the UA game:

The Utah Utes and St. Bonaventure Bonnies are officially NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse schools at the calendar turned to July. Utah also announced they’ll host Vermont in the first game of the 2019 season on February 1.

The answer to this question should be a resounding yes.

Speaking of Utah, assistant coaches Adam Ghitelman, who also plays for the Atlanta Blaze, will donate the rest of his salary to the Give & Go Foundation.

Scott Neiss has been the man behind the arrival of lacrosse to Israel, pens Aimee Berg of The New York Times:

Back home after that post-college trip, Mr. Neiss cold-called the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame goalie Bill Beroza and asked him to coach an Israeli team. At that point, Mr. Neiss had only a website, a logo and a sketch of a plan. There was no equipment, no players and no infrastructure. And Israel was a country largely unfamiliar with lacrosse.

“You don’t need a coach; you need a shrink,” Mr. Beroza recalled telling Mr. Neiss.

Next, Mr. Neiss approached Tom Hayes, the director of development for the Federation of International Lacrosse, to inquire about membership. Instead, Mr. Hayes grilled him about his plans to expand the game in Israel.

Eager to prove himself, Mr. Neiss got Reebok to donate gear. Then, via social media, he found an American in Israel, David Lasday, who had run youth basketball clinics and knew the sports landscape there. The next thing he knew, Mr. Neiss was at Kennedy International Airport handing the 20 sticks to Mr. Lasday’s mother, who was en route to Israel.

Army West Point head coach Joe Alberici had the Class of 2022 over his house Sunday:

Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal writes how former Brown Bears attackman and current Florida Launch player Dylan Molloy works as an underwriter for an insurance company while he plays lacrosse on weekends:

If it’s Friday, it must mean a run of websites to make sure his plane, train or car service is on time. In mere moments, the young insurance executive is set to do his best Clark Kent impersonation and morph into one of the best lacrosse players in the country.

“I bring my lacrosse equipment to work every Friday and travel somewhere every week,” Molloy says. “It’s a mass transit job.”

Molloy’s trips begin in New York, where he’s working as an underwriter for Chubb Insurance. This is the hurdle he always hoped he’d be ready to clear during his days as an honors student at Brown University.

But when the Long Island native left College Hill with the Class of 2017, he had firmly established himself as one of the school’s all-time lacrosse greats. He twice earned All-American honors, led the country in scoring, won the Tewaaraton Award as the nation’s top player and played on a broken foot when the Bears lost a heartbreaker in the Final Four in 2016.

Some sad news: Lakota West’s Matt Stratman passed away three weeks after suffering a stroke following a game. He was 15.

Philly Jawns

LeBron James isn’t coming to Philly. He decided to go to Los Angeles.

World News

Since we are also a hockey blog, John Tavares signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs on a seven-year, $77 million deal.

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