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College Crosse Prospectus - August 16, 2018: Brown AD Jack Hayes Named Chair of Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee; Quinnipiac’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 August 16, 2018.

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Brown Athletic Director Jack Hayes has been named chair of the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee for the 2018-19 season.

Brown University Athletic Director Jack Hayes has been named chair of the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee for the 2018-19 season. “It is an honor to serve in a leadership role on the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee. I look forward to working with the other committee members and the NCAA staff to continue the efforts of promoting the sport of lacrosse,” said Hayes. Following formal approval by the NCAA Division I Competition Oversight Committee, Hayes will begin his term on September 1 and continue until he rotates off the committee in August of 2019.

It’s Bobcats time! Here’s Quinnipiac’s 2018 Year in Review.

Season Summary: In a conference where there was no one good team, Quinnipiac was the squad that finished regular season conference play undefeated. However, they couldn’t go the distance in the MAAC semifinals.

The first six games of the season alternated between a loss and a win, including their first two games going into overtime against UMass Lowell and Brown. They opened up MAAC conference play with a one-goal win over Siena. Down one entering the quarter, Matt Frost scored the game-winner with 4:27 left in regulation. However, the Bobcats lost their next two games to Hartford and Holy Cross.

Once they got back into MAAC play, all of their games were decided by five goals or less. They never really dominated anybody other than Canisius, which was a five goal victory that was closer than it really was. Their biggest win was against Monmouth in double overtime to secure their spot as the top seed in the conference tournament. But that was short-lived, as a rematch with Canisius marked and end to their season. Carter Stefaniak tied things up with 12 seconds left in regulation and Ryan McKee won things in overtime to upset the top-ranked Bobcats.

STAND UP, STRONG ISLAND!!: Long Island’s team - A season with Stony Brook women’s lacrosse.

Newsday chronicled the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team’s 2018 season, both on and off the field. The Seawolves, comprised mostly of Long Island natives, reached No. 1 in a national poll for the first time in program history. See how it unfolded as they set out to “prove people wrong.”

Here’s a great hype video from D II Tampa Spartans.

Board member of lacrosse team admits to trying to solicit sex from teen player.

A board member of a local lacrosse team who offered to be a “sex coach” to a female player has pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct in Platte County Associate Circuit Court. James L. McEnerney, 61, of Overland Park was charged with second-degree sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, after sending sexually-suggestive texts to a 17-year-old player. McEnerney was an on-site coordinator and board member for a local lacrosse club team that the teenager played on, Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said in a statement. “This defendant used his position of trust and influence to try to entice a young team member into sex, while also saying he could help her play college lacrosse. Fortunately, she had the strength to reject his shameful advances.”

Someone made an audio version of the NLL’s Wikipedia page.

Great story: Victoria woman travels to Nunavut to drop off ‘truckload’ of lacrosse gear to youth in need.

Kelsey Foote travelled over two thousand kilometres to the small community of Kugluktuk to drop off over 200 pounds of lacrosse gear donated by the Victoria Shamrocks. Foote, the fiance of RCMP Constable Graham Holmes who died earlier this year in a snowmobiling accident, was motivated to gather equipment in her late fiance’s honour. Holmes was stationed in Kugluktuk and spent much of his free time helping out with the local youth lacrosse program.

Check out this #PlayLaxDay video from Latvia Lacrosse.

GET YOUR WEIGHT UP!

Meet the new pro team trying to bring a title to Dallas while working in insurance and finance.

A Dallas professional team is playing for a championship this weekend. But most of its players don’t live in North Texas, most have other jobs and the franchise has spent only one season in the area.

They’re the Dallas Rattlers, the Major League Lacrosse team that moved to Frisco from Rochester, N.Y., before this season and will play the Denver Outlaws for the MLL’s Steinfield Trophy at 6 p.m. Saturday in Charleston, S.C.

The Rattlers tore through the nine-team MLL, going 11-3 and finishing with the league’s best regular-season record. They beat the New York Lizards 15-12 in a semifinal last week and advanced to the franchise’s fourth ever championship game appearance.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

FINALLY: Philadelphia will allow people to get married at the LOVE Statue.

When we first shared our round-up of 18 adorable ways to incorporate Philadelphia’s LOVE Statue into your wedding day, actually getting married in front of Robert Indiana’s iconic sculpture was only a pipe dream. Now, that dream is a pipe dream no more — Philadelphia’s Parks & Recreation department recently announced “Wedding Wednesdays” in LOVE Park, and will be conducting ceremonies for 12 lucky couples in front of the LOVE statue each month starting in October ... Wedding Wednesday will take place on two Wednesdays each month.

On each Wednesday, the city will allow for six 30-minute ceremonies between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nabbing one of those slots will require showing up at the Register of Wills (Room 413 in City Hall) on the first Tuesday of the month. Once there, you’ll need to register to marry (be sure to bring the proper documents), and then you can put in your request to sign up for the next month’s Wedding Wednesday. The twelve ceremonies per month are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so it probably wouldn’t hurt to get there a little early. (The Registry of Wills office opens at 8 a.m.)

World/National News

No more birthday balloons?: After straws, balloons get more scrutiny.

Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans’ love of balloons be deflated? The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back to earth can be deadly to seabirds and turtles that eat them. So as companies vow to banish plastic straws, there are signs balloons will be among the products to get more scrutiny, even though they’re a very small part of environmental pollution.

This year, college football powerhouse Clemson University is ending its tradition of releasing 10,000 balloons into the air before games, a move that’s part of its sustainability efforts. In Virginia, a campaign that urges alternatives to balloon releases at weddings is expanding. And a town in Rhode Island outright banned the sale of all balloons earlier this year, citing the harm to marine life.

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