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College Crosse Prospectus - August 2, 2018: Oregon Hires Chelsea Gamble As New Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach

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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 2, 2018.

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Chelsea Gamble hired as Oregon’s next women’s lacrosse head coach.

University of Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced on Wednesday that Stanford assistant coach Chelsea Gamble has been hired as the Ducks’ head lacrosse coach. The offensive coordinator for the Cardinal the last four seasons (2015-18), Gamble helped lead Stanford to a pair of conference championships, including the inaugural Pac-12 Tournament title in 2018, and three NCAA appearances. Stanford had reached the NCAA Tournament just five times prior to Gamble’s arrival.

“We are excited about the future of Oregon lacrosse with Chelsea at the helm,” said Mullens. “Chelsea is one of the brightest offensive minds in the game and she has been a huge part of Stanford’s success over the last four years. She is committed to providing the best possible student-athlete experience and is more than ready to take this next step in her coaching career.” “It’s a great honor and privilege to be named the next head coach of the Oregon lacrosse program,” said Gamble. “I am incredibly humbled and would like to thank Rob Mullens, Lisa Peterson and all of the wonderful people at the University of Oregon for this opportunity. Growing the game of lacrosse, especially on the West Coast, is something I am extremely passionate about. There is no better conference to compete in and grow this amazing game than the Pac-12.”

The new farmhands are alright: Four Medway High rising seniors and lacrosse captains team up on Cassidy Farm in Medway.

Turns out that Carter Fisher and Brendan Kenney weren’t the only Medway buddies loading the hay truck at Cassidy Farm in town. There was also Jeremy Curley and Nathan Steinhoff. All four will be seniors at Medway High, and all four will serve as lacrosse captains in the spring. Talk about keeping it in the family. Steinhoff, Curley and Fisher are also hockey captains, while Kenney is a football captain.

Carter Fisher had a nice job as a teller at Medway’s Charles River Bank. Then he bumped into his pal Brendan Kenney. Now Fisher has two jobs. For the bank, he dresses nattily, with a suit and a tie, his hair combed neatly. Kenney asked Fisher if he’d be interested in taking on a second job. “It definitely piqued my interest,” said. Fisher. “I like to stay busy. I told Brendan I’d look into it.” Fisher figured he could balance his days and hours at the bank. So, sure, why not add another summer job?

This made me want to go play for Tampa.

It’s Penn’s turn in the Year in Review spotlight.

Season Summary: The 7-8 record says that Penn didn’t make the NCAA Tournament in 2018. But if you look beyond that, the Quakers were a very interesting team this past season, one that finished with a 14 RPI. You can thank their tough schedule for that.

The first six games of the season alternated between wins and losses, with their biggest triumph coming against top-ranked Duke at Franklin Field in late February. But after games that made Penn seem like a legit threat in the Ivy League, they couldn’t find consistency. After the Duke win, they fell to Penn State at home. They earned two straight wins over archrival Princeton and then Bucknell before they lost three straight to Cornell, Yale, and a stunning loss to Brown. After a much-needed win over Harvard, the Quakers fell to Saint Joseph’s by a goal for their second ever loss to the Hawks. That set up a must-win situation for Penn against Dartmouth, and they almost didn’t win it. A Kevin McGeary goal in double overtime eventually sent the Quakers to the Ivy League Tournament, where they were embarrassed by Yale, 21-6. Because of that loss to the Bulldogs, Penn could not make the NCAA Tournament due to having an under .500 record.

Everyone should check out the US Lacrosse Museum at least once in their life.

Baltimore’s Blax Lax coach Anthony ‘Merc’ Ryan provides opportunities, community in relative lacrosse desert.

Beneath a scorching July sun, Anthony “Merc” Ryan unloads a box of lacrosse equipment from his car and sets it down on the turf. After a second trip, he returns with an armful of plastic water bottles, sweat beads dotting his forehead. It’s an ordinary evening for Coach Merc, who spends most nights this way. After arranging the lacrosse goals just right, he waits for players to file in and gear up, greeting them all by name and with the same warmth. Kids ranging from age 7 to 17 begin warming up, and soon they gather into a circle around him. Under his direction, they spend the next couple hours working on their shooting and passing as part of a weekly clinic designed to give new players more practice. “We take them as they come,” Ryan said. “If a kid wants to get involved, we get him involved.

46 players were selected for US Indoor tryouts.

US Lacrosse has named 46 players that have been invited to tryouts for the 2019 U.S. Indoor Team. The players selected from the tryout will compete in the 2019 Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Lacrosse Championship next September in Langley, British Columbia.

“I want to thank all of the applicants for this process,” said U.S. team head coach Regy Thorpe. “It was a deep and talented player pool and we had to make some tough decisions on who we were inviting. One of the core values of our message is we really wanted a good locker room. These are the type of players we want representing US Lacrosse now and in the future.”

New lacrosse patent!

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Resorts-DraftKings approved for Jersey online sports betting.

Resorts Casino Hotel and DraftKings on Wednesday received approval to become the first companies to offer online and mobile sports betting in New Jersey. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement gave approval to the casino and its Boston-based online partner to launch an invitation-only version of mobile sports betting, which will undergo several days of testing before becoming fully available. Requests for invitations to participate can be made at draftkings.com. A launch was expected to happen Wednesday afternoon or evening.

World/National News

10-year old kid named Clark Kent just broke a swimming world record once held by Michael Phelps.

It’s not very often that Michael Phelps gets knocked off the record board. But a 10-year old swimming phenom with a superhero name has done just that. His name is Clark Kent Apuada. And of course, they call him “Superman.”

Over the weekend, Clark competed at the Far West International Championship in California, where he won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:09:38. That’s more than second better than the 100-meter butterfly record that Phelps set at the championship in 1995. It had gone unbroken, while Phelps went on to win 28 Olympic medals. Even more impressive, Clark has only been swimming competitively for four years. “This kid is unlike any other young man that I’ve ever coached,” Clark’s coach Dia Riana told CNN. “He’s always stood out, he’s just, he’s kind of a savant of sorts.”

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The new Venom trailer dropped. Doesn’t look too bad

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