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College Crosse Prospectus - August 24, 2018: Minto Cup Update; Vermont 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 24, 2018.

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Last night I wrote a breakdown about the entire Minto Cup drama. Game 2 ended up being played last night, with the Coquitlam Jr Adanacs beating the the Brampton Excelsiors 8-6 to take a 2-0 series lead. Last night’s game was streamed for free, which I thought was some good damage control on the Minto Cup’s part.

Vermont Catamounts, COME ON DOWN! You’re the next contestant in our Year in the Review series!

Season Summary: The team that had the most wins but didn’t get in the tournament was ... Vermont? Surprisingly, yes. Matter of fact, the Catamounts had their most successful season in program history in 2018 and came up one game short of winning the America East.

The season began with five easy wins, highlighted by a win over Quinnipiac. They had two more wins against tougher opponents with an overtime victory over Jacksonville and a three-goal win against Sacred Heart. Then came conference play that began with Albany. And it wasn’t pretty. A 21-5 rout for the Great Danes, who remained as kings of their conference. After wins over Binghamton, Hartford, and UMass Lowell, Vermont suffered their only losing streak of the season with a double overtime heartbreaker to Stony Brook and a one-goal loss to Virginia after leading for most of the fourth quarter. But the UVA game still showed the Catamounts were a good threat at Albany entering the America East tournament after beating UMBC.

Wheelchair Lacrosse Nationals coming into Colorado this weekend.

In the state of Colorado, there are two professional lacrosse teams that are often front and center: the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. But this weekend, it’s the Rolling Mammoth who are rolling into the spotlight. “Most people on the team are in a wheelchair all the time. From skiing [accidents], military accidents, to car accidents,” says team captain and founding member Daniel Hersh.

Hersh was involved in a life-altering motocross accident in 2005. He broke three vertebrae in his back and was paralyzed from the sternum down. “It took a couple years of just trying to learn how to live life again,” Hersh explained. “When I found lacrosse, everything started coming together for me again, mentally, physically, just all around.”

Here’s a great article from The Undefeated on ESPN’s lacrosse 30 for 30 Crossroads.

“I’m from the ’hood. You don’t hear nothin’ ’bout no lacrosse. … If you ask anybody in my family, [they’d tell you], ‘Oh, that’s a white-person sport.’ “

True or false, that’s the narrative on lacrosse in many African-American homes, even though arguably the greatest to ever play the game likely looks like a family member. (Jim Brown. Yes, that Jim Brown.)

When Brandon, a senior at Charlotte Secondary School, a public charter school in North Carolina, uttered those words with a sheepish grin, he spoke for himself, and for most people he knows. He also spoke for Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul.

“I know much of nothing about lacrosse, but I fell in love with [the sport] being a part of this film,” said Paul, the executive producer of a new ESPN Films documentary, Crossroads, which chronicles the lives of a group of African-American boys who went from awkward lacrosse neophytes to North Carolina state finalists in just three seasons. “Sport teaches you so many different things,” Paul continued. “It doesn’t just teach you about wins and losses. It teaches you about trust, it teaches you about relationships and it teaches you about sacrifice.”

Check out The Boy Chris’ first lacrosse post for Troy Nunes Is A Magician: Orange featured in upcoming ESPN ‘30 for 30’ film.

The Syracuse Orange will be featured in ESPN’s upcoming 30 for 30 film “Crossroads,” which airs tonight at 9 PM on ESPN. The 77 minute documentary follows Charlotte Secondary School’s lacrosse team, made up of nearly all African Americans that have never seen a lacrosse stick before, and how they used sports to get away from their troubled past. One of their former players, Xavier Hare, is now a junior at Division II Catawba College playing lacrosse. At one point, the team and film crew traveled to Syracuse to visit the men’s lacrosse team. This happened back in 2017, a day before the Orange took on the Siena Saints

The actor who plays BALLER Peter Kavinsky in “To All the Boys,” talks about learning how to play lacrosse for the movie.

Noah Centineo chats with Access about playing the romantic lead in two new Netflix films – the just released “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” and the upcoming “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.” Who helped him learn Lacrosse to play Peter in “To All the Boys…”? And, Noah reveals how he found time while filming “The Fosters” to shoot the Netflix movies.

You want to start this year? You better get that weight up, fam.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

IT’S COMING HOME!!: Arena Football League relocates league headquarters to Philadelphia.
The Arena Football League is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia next month, the league announced Thursday. It will be headquartered at the PNC Building at 1600 Market Street. The league has been based in Las Vegas, Nev. since 2015; before that, it was in Chicago, Ill. for 25 years, excluding a one-year stop in Tulsa, Ok.

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Hawaii braces for damaging winds, catastrophic flooding as Hurricane Lane approaches.

Hurricane Lane will pose a significant threat to lives and property as it spreads torrential rain, strong wind gusts and pounding surf across Hawaii into this weekend. Lane has the potential to be the single-costliest hurricane in recorded history of Hawaii and may end up causing the most expensive hurricane damage in all of the United States for the 2018 hurricane season, according to AccuWeather President and Founder Dr. Joel N. Myers.

Hurricane Iniki caused just over $3 billion in damage to Hawaii in September 1992, which would be about $5 billion in today’s dollars, according to Myers. “Lane could potentially cause in excess of $10 billion in damage due to its forecasted impacts as well as the increase in population, property, property value and infrastructure on the Hawaiian Islands since then,” Myers said. The damage from Hurricane Lane will be due mainly to flooding, high tides and beach erosion rather than wind. If the storm tracks closer to the island than what AccuWeather is currently projecting, it could cause as much as $20 billion of damage or more, which would make it the most costly hurricane in Hawaii’s history.”

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Eyes on the ball!

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