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Inside Lacrosse states that Towson defensive coordinator Dan Cocchi is set to be the defensive coordinator for the Scarlet Knights. Cocchi is set to replace John Gorman who was officially hired by Hofstra yesterday as their defensive coordinator.
Hofstra Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney today announced the appointment of Rutgers assistant coach and former Pride student-athlete and coach John Gorman as assistant coach/defensive coordinator in 2018-19. The three-year Pride letterman returns to Hofstra after two successful years as an assistant coach/defensive coordinator at Rutgers University. During his tenure with the Scarlet Knights, Gorman helped lead the Rutgers defense to an overall team defensive ranking of 18th in 2017 and 23rd in 2018.
In addition, Gorman had five All-American honorees, five All-Big-10 honorees, one Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year Award winner and 19 victories during his two years at Rutgers. Prior to coaching at Rutgers, Gorman served as assistant men’s lacrosse coach/assistant defensive coordinator under Kevin Unterstein on Seth Tierney’s staff at Hofstra from August 2012 through August 2016. “We are thrilled to be able to bring back one of our own alums to the staff at Hofstra,” Tierney said. “Having the experience as both a player and a coach with the Pride, John brings the invaluable knowledge of our system while also possessing additional coaching knowledge after two successful seasons at Rutgers. We are proud to welcome John back to the Hofstra family.”
Season Summary Last year’s national runner-ups had a tough hill to climb in 2018 if they wanted to return to Memorial Day. It was the start the team wanted, going 4-0 to start the season including a comeback win over Jacksonville in overtime. But things went downhill shortly after with an overtime loss to Marquette. After a tight win two days later against Detroit Mercy, the Buckeyes went without a win for over a month. They lost five straight games to Towson, Denver, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Johns Hopkins. In 2017, Ohio State went 3-2 in that tough stretch. A rivalry win over Michigan is always a good thing for Nick Myers and his crew, and the Buckeyes used that momentum the following week to upset top-ranked Maryland in College Park before beating Rutgers to get into the Big Ten Tournament. The rematch against Hopkins was another close affair with things getting chippy at times, but the Blue Jays got a late goal to send Ohio State home for the summer.
Our boy looks good on the tube!
After lacrosse games is when all the magic really happens.
In case you missed it over the weekend, here’s a link to Chris’ Around College Lacrosse podcast where he interviewed Sacred Heart head coach Jon Basti & UVA head coach Lars Tiffany about the new shot clock rule in college lacrosse.
Episode 29 of Across College Lacrosse is finally here! And what better way to return than with some interviews with two of the talented men that helped change the sport in the collegiate game. I talked to Virginia Cavaliers head man Lars Tiffany and Sacred Heart Pioneers head coach Jon Basti about the new rules that were just passed yesterday, including the shot clock. Show Topics: My next chapter and coaching moves (1:06) Lars Tiffany (7:56) Jon Basti (44:39)
The process started with more than 500 applicants. Just over 100 hundred of them were invited to tryouts. By Sunday afternoon, 36 of the nation’s best young women’s lacrosse players sat in their chairs at US Lacrosse headquarters as U.S. U19 Head Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller congratulated them for making the 2019 U.S. training team.
There were rightfully smiles everywhere, and a sense of accomplishment, but there’s much to be done. “You have to think about this moment as the moment that the work starts,” Amonte Hiller said. “The work and the opportunity really starts, and the journey begins.” In less than 365 days, the U.S. team will be playing in the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario. The mission is clear — bring back the gold.
Looking good, NJIT.
Williamstown is mourning the loss of a former local lacrosse player, after learning the tragic news that Daniel Thomas Henderson had recently passed away at his home in Ocean Grove on August 7. The 17-year-old is the much-loved son of Darren Henderson and Kim Edgar, and loving brother to Lachlan and Cameron. The family has been involved with Williamstown Lacrosse Club for a number of years. Darren is a very active club member, playing in Division 3 and also referring the U/15 side that Cam plays in each week. Lachlan played both juniors and seniors at the club and Daniel is a previous Best and Fairest award winner at junior level.
In a heartfelt tribute, which was posted online and shared to social media, Daniel’s mother Kim revealed that her son had suffered a long battle with depression and had recently withdrew from his friends and family. “Our beautiful son Daniel passed away on the 7th of August 2018, after a long battle with depression. He was only 17. Growing up, he was a happy and active little boy who loved bugs and all things creepy crawly,” she said.
Allatoona Bucs coaches and players having lacrosse fun with the PE classes at @PickettsMillES! Lacrosse is fun for all ages! Registration for Fall is open through 8/14 and at a low cost! Don’t miss out on the fun - register your kids today!!! https://t.co/JzBVC7w2Zw pic.twitter.com/hg2FHzvnrt— Allatoona Lacrosse (@bucslax) August 10, 2018
Interesting story regarding the Palm Beach Atlantic lacrosse team.
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In a Philly Mag story about the uncertain future of South Street, Ron Bondy, the executive vice president of leasing at Midwood Investment & Development, said this: “I can tell you that food and dining is going to be an important part of the future of the street, and retail that is relevant,” says Bondy. “A cheese shop or a butcher or bakeshop, things that will draw people onto the street on a daily basis.” Well, he wasn’t lying. Midwood Investment & Development announced today that the CookNSolo team, along with managing partners Tom Henneman, Felicia D’Ambrosio and Bob Loguem, signed the lease for their seventh FedNuts in the ground floor space of one of their properties — 540 South Street, the corner building at 6th and South Streets.
How do you own everything? That’s the aggressive question posed on the online application for Performix House, an exclusive new gym near Union Square where wannabe members must undergo a rigorous application process. “Owning everything means ‘I’m gonna go to the gym today and dominate my workout,’” the gym’s high-octane founder, Matt Hesse, tells The Post. “But it’s also an elevated way of saying you’re taking responsibility for yourself and the achievements you want in life.”
While most gyms will do just about anything to get you to sign up, at Performix, you have to convince them you’re worthy of being a member. After filling out the online form — and providing an Instagram handle, of course — applicants must undergo a phone interview with their director of membership, followed by an in-person consultation with a trainer. In a fitness-obsessed age where hoards of boutique studios offer to curate the perfect workout experience — from the design of the locker room to an instructor’s playlist — Performix is taking it a step further, promising to make sure your fellow gymgoers are also top-notch.
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