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College Crosse Prospectus - July 28, 2018: JMU’s Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe Talks Recruiting; Stony Brook 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 28, 2018.

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BOSS Klaes of JMU lacrosse talks recruiting with USA Today Sports.

She loves lacrosse. She loves being a coach. She loves her players and she loves her program. After 13 years, she’s already the winningest coach in school history. And, as of May 27th, she’s now a National Champion. She’s Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, head women’s lacrosse coach of her alma mater James Madison University Dukes.

This week, I had the great honor of sitting down with Coach Klaes-Bawcombe to talk college recruiting. From what you need to do to land on the JMU radar, to what it means to be mentally tough, here is what she had to say.

Q: How can a student-athlete know what college level or schools are right for his/her situation?

A: The ideal scenario would be that you have mentors to rely on to help point you in the right direction. That might be the club coach, it might be the high school coach, or it could be anyone within your community that has a reasonable perspective on what playing at the next level is all about. I feel kids should be leaning on that type of mentorship, for not only recruiting, but just growing as an athlete in general. Realistically, if you want to be a college athlete, you’ve got to have a strong sense of who you are, your strengths and weaknesses. You have to know where you stack up and your mindset should be that of constant growth and improvement. It would be pretty difficult to achieve that sense of awareness without the help of that mentorship.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #37 Stony Brook Seawolves.

Season Summary: Stony Brook’s record four games into the season: 0-4. After that: 7-4. The Seawolves had a tough start to the regular season, falling to Sacred Heart, Penn State, Brown, and a brutal midweek defeat to Hofstra.

But that might have been a good thing in the long run for Stony Brook. Once the calendar turned to March, that’s when the Seawolves began to play much better. Despite it being a loss, Jim Nagle’s squad put up a valiant six-goal effort in the final quarter against Virginia in a one-goal loss. They also opened up America East play with wins over UMBC and Hartford before falling to eventual conference champion Albany the following game.

After games against St. John’s and Princeton, Stony Brook’s Chris Pickel helped give Vermont their second loss of the season in double overtime for what was the team’s best win of the season. And with wins over UMass Lowell and Binghamton, the Seawolves were able to clinch a share of the America East regular season championship. They did fall to Vermont in a rematch in the conference semifinals.

Tough scene as ref goes down while trying to break up a fight in an indoor lacrosse game.

Here’s a nice article from US Lacrosse on Cleveland State’s impact on the community.

Matt Burke is excited. You can hear it in his voice when he talks about lacrosse in the Cleveland neighborhood of Ohio City.

Burke is the Near West Recreation Lacrosse Manager, a position created as part of US Lacrosse’s Lacrosse Communities Project to help build a base for the game in Cleveland. He was hired in November and has enjoyed the ride ever since.

It’s not just the events that he has hosted, like Learn to Play clinics or the Lacrosse Community Game at Cleveland State. What makes him most excited are the children he’s able to touch — like Bo Berges, the U10 player he met at a Sankofa Clinic that shares the game with his friends off the field, or Gabby Williams, who showed up at a Learn to Play clinic unsure whether she wanted to play, but minutes later was ripping holes in the net.

“There’s a couple kids out there that are like little ballers out there,” Burke said. “They are able to pick it up and relate it to all the other sports they play.”

Shout out to Army.

Rowdy Rowdy: Lake Placid police, board members, tourney leader discuss how players are being reined in.

Starting Monday, thousands of athletes and spectators — even more than at the Ironman triathlon weekend — will come to this village for the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament. With that comes the worry of crimes such as underage drinking, disorderly conduct and the occasional fight.

Lake Placid Police Chief Bill Moore said he’s noticed that when a major event comes to town, only a small percentage of people start trouble.

“I like to say about 1 percent of the people are problematic,” he said. “Of course, if the event is bigger, that 1 percent is bigger, but I think we’ve curtailed illegal activities over the past few years.”

In terms of staff, Moore said law enforcement is well-equipped.

“We don’t allow vacations during that three-week time period of Ironman, lacrosse and [Can-Am] rugby,” he said. “We also bring in four to six state troopers and two to three members of the [Essex County] Sheriff’s Department. We’ve found that having a large police presence is a crime deterrent.”

New safety rules are in place at Pelham High School: Girls’ lacrosse players are now required to wear helmets.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Need to cut loose? You should visit this “rage room” in NJ to relieve some stress.

There are plenty of ways to manage your anger, right? You can try exercise or meditation or yoga or therapy ... or you can smash stuff. We decided on the latter, and there’s no better place to do that than the Rage Room in Hackensack — a facility that is literally built to be destroyed. Well, the things inside it anyway. The Rage Room opened earlier this year, and allows you to suit up in protective gear and destroy things to your hearts content in a safe and healthy environment.

How did you spend your New Jersey Day yesterday?

World/National News

Ruh roh: Posh grain-free dog food may be linked to heart disease, vets fear.

Gourmet dishes with bison, sweet potato and chickpeas may seem like the perfect way for loving dog owners to treat their pets. But a recent surge in popularity for grain-free pet food may in fact be behind a rise in heart disease in dogs, veterinarians fear. British food manufacturers have revealed they are concerned that natural health foods may be linked to a potentially fatal canine heart disease after US regulators launched an investigation. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the investigation was prompted by a “highly unusual” number of cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs with diets high in lentils and protein.

Research published earlier this year showed that “natural” pet food now makes up more than a third of the UK’s £940m industry, while grain-free food accounted for 15 per cent, prompting fears British dogs may face similar ailments. Health-conscious pet owners have taken to giving their dogs meals that resemble their own in the belief they were providing healthy dishes for their pets.

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