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College Crosse Prospectus - July 6, 2018: St. Bonaventure Men’s Lacrosse Partners With Adidas; Mount St. Mary’s 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 6, 2018.

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The busy summer continues for St. Bonaventure as the school announced the lacrosse tea, inked a multi-year deal with Adidas.

St. Bonaventure University and adidas have entered into a multi-year partnership in which the Portland, Ore., based company will be the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of Bonnies men’s lacrosse.

adidas will supply the Bonnies with equipment and uniforms. The Bonnies’ program was reborn last spring and the team will play its first NCAA Division I games in 2019 as part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

”We couldn’t be more excited to partner with adidas and their lacrosse division,” St. Bonaventure Director of Athletics Tim Kenney said. “We have started this journey with a vision of greatness and adidas is known for being innovators and visionaries. Their partnership will fit right in line with how we want to build our program.”

Next up in our Year In Review series is Mount St. Mary’s.

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 Furman, Hobart, and Fairfield.

So with that, let’s continue the recaps!

#53 Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

Conference: NEC

2018 Record: 5-9 (2-4 in NEC play)

Head coach: Tom Gravante (23rd Year)

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Chris DiPretoro (37)

Assists: Brenden McCarthy (32)

Points: Brenden McCarthy (53)

Faceoffs: Sam Stephan (190-of-341; 55.7%)

Ground balls: Sam Stephan (118)

Caused turnovers: Jack Mangan (21)

Goals against average: Luke Mutterer (11.66 GAA)

Save percentage: Luke Mutterer (45.6%)

Check out this great analytics video with Jesse McNulty of the Atlanta Blaze.

Business Journal with an article on Rachel Zietz, founder of Gladiator Lacrosse, before she heads off to Princeton.

Rachel Zietz, CEO of Gladiator Lacrosse, will continue growing her Boca Raton-based company as a Princeton University student, she told the South Florida Business Journal. The 18-year-old entrepreneur, who will begin studying economics at the Ivy League school Sept. 10, said she’s looking forward to more free time to work on bigger projects, such as creating new lacrosse products that can be used by professional and collegiate teams.

“In high school, you have such a structured schedule,” Zietz said. “I would have to squeeze in time to make phone calls. In college, I’ll have two, maybe three classes a day, so I’ll have much more independence and free time. I’ll have all these extra hours to focus on the business.”

Israel is ready for its lacrosse close-up.

The sports world’s eyes will be on Netanya from July 12-21 as the World Lacrosse Championship is coming to Israel for the first time. The 13th edition of the competition will see close to 50 countries descending on the Holy Land in an attempt to take home the sport’s ultimate prize, which is awarded every four years. After hosting the EuroBasket last summer, the European Judo Championships and the Giro D’Italia earlier this year, it’s time for another sporting event to make its way to Israel and lacrosse may be the biggest one of them all. David Lasday, the COO of Israel Lacrosse is looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime event.

“It’s really been an amazing year for Israel’s sports scene and now we’re following up with another major event, potentially the biggest sporting event that the country has ever hosted,” said Lasday.

Meet Chris, a lacrosse player from New York helping to coach some future South Israel all-stars.

Can professional lacrosse make it in the Lowcountry?

When Vincent Fredericks decided to uproot his family and move to the Lowcountry, the Long Island, N.Y., native thought his days of watching and coaching lacrosse were behind him when he arrived in Mount Pleasant six years ago. Standing in the end zone, behind the nets at MUSC Health Stadium on a hot, sticky night, Fredericks couldn’t hide his smile June 30 as he watched Major League Lacrosse’s Charlotte Hounds face the Atlanta Blaze on what is normally a soccer-specific field. “This is great. I can’t believe that professional lacrosse has come to Charleston — it’s unbelievable,” Fredericks said.

Fredericks, 44, knows what he’s talking about. Long Island has been a hotbed for the sport for decades. He grew up playing lacrosse as a kid and went on to become a two-time All-American goalie at C.W. Post (Long Island University). In 1997, he was named the NCAA Division II goalie of the year. The retired New York City police officer has been a coach for a local travel team — the under-10 Top Left Lacrosse Loggerheads — for the past three years and has seen the sport’s popularity in the area explode since his arrival.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

I lived like 2 blocks from here: Sansom & Juniper streets in Center City Philly to be closed for months for repairs due to water main break.

Philadelphia officials say it could take months for the city to finish replacing the 48-inch water main that burst and unleashed a flood in Center City on Tuesday. reports that the intersection where the main broke — Sansom and Juniper streets — will remain closed for months as a massive sink hole there is repaired.

More than 15 million gallons of water gushed from the water main in the hours after it broke open around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, knocking out electricity and water to surrounding businesses and residents, and lowering water pressure for others in nearby neighborhoods.

World/National News

Just ignore that vegan link your cousin sent you: Most health studies wrong, researchers warn.

A few years ago, two researchers took the 50 most-used ingredients in a cook book and studied how many had been linked with a cancer risk or benefit, based on a variety of studies published in scientific journals.

The result? Forty out of 50, including salt, flour, parsley and sugar. “Is everything we eat associated with cancer?” the researchers wondered in a 2013 article based on their findings.

Their investigation touched on a known but persistent problem in the research world: too few studies have large enough samples to support generalized conclusions.

But pressure on researchers, competition between journals and the media’s insatiable appetite for new studies announcing revolutionary breakthroughs has meant such articles continue to be published.

”The majority of papers that get published, even in serious journals, are pretty sloppy,” said John Ioannidis, professor of medicine at Stanford University, who specializes in the study of scientific studies.

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