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College Crosse Prospectus - August 4, 2018: Lax Emoji Crossecast; Bryant 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 4, 2018.

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Ryan & I talked about the upcoming launch of the #LaxEmoji with two of the main individuals behind the effort, Nicole Bohorad & Sarah Aschenbach.

We have a pretty great Crossecast this week, as Ryan, & I talk to two of the main individuals behind the upcoming launch of the #LaxEmoji, Digital Marketing Executive Nicole Bohorad and Tewaaraton Foundation Executive Director Sarah Aschenbach. Thanks to Nicole’s efforts, strong backing from Sarah at the Tewaaraton Foundation, and others in the lacrosse community, the lax emoji is set to launch in the next couple months. Nicole & Sarah were gracious enough to talk with us about how the process started and everything that went into getting the final proposal ready for Unicode.

Bryant’s turn in the Year in Review spotlight.

Season Summary It feels like it takes Bryant time every year to warm up and be a quality team. And 2018 was no exception. Before NEC conference play started, the Bulldogs defeated Manhattan and Hartford in their first seven games. But their losses for the most part weren’t that bad. They had a tough overtime loss to BU, fell to Bucknell by two goals, and went toe-to-toe with the eventual national champion Yale Bulldogs in a three-goal defeat. They did have some bad losses to Drexel and Providence mixed in their as well.

But Bryant took control of the NEC as they have done for the majority of the last six seasons. They won four straight games, including a big road win against Robert Morris to end the month of March. The Bulldogs suffered only one loss, a 14-7 drubbing against Saint Joseph’s, but did get the second seed in the conference tournament after wins over Wagner and Hobart to end their conference schedule. But the rematch against the Colonials was not pretty, as the Bulldog offense couldn’t match the consistency Robert Morris brought in a 12-5 season ending defeat.

Great Fred Opie podcast with Taylor Cummings.

Host Fred Opie speaks with 3-time Tewaaraton winner and Team USA’s Taylor Cummings. She contributed in many ways to the University of Maryland women wining national championships in 2014 and 2015. In 2017 Cummings became a gold medalist winning a world championship as a member of the US national lacrosse team. She can best be described as a dominant force in the sport of lacrosse. We talk about her lacrosse journey, US team experience and the lesson she’s learning as a Lacrosse entrepreneur running Taylor Cummings lacrosse.

Speaking of Bryant, the school just hired Brianna Roche as the new women’s lacrosse head coach.

Director of Athletics Bill Smith is pleased to announce the hiring of Brianna Roche as the next head coach of the Bryant University women’s lacrosse program. Roche joins the Bulldogs with six years of collegiate lacrosse coaching experience on her resume, including two as the associate head coach at the University of Massachusetts. “Brianna has a great knowledge of the game, is a strong recruiter and is an excellent fit to build on the foundation that coach Batcheller has built here at Bryant,” Smith said. “Brianna has strong leadership skills, is committed to mentoring and developing strong leadership qualities in young women and has an outstanding track record of academic success as a student-athlete and a coach. “This was an incredible applicant pool which speaks volumes to where we are as a program,” Smith continued. Roche spent three seasons at UMass, including the last two as the associate head coach. The Minutemwomen thrived with her on the sidelines, going 56-8 overall, while claiming three-straight Atlantic-10 Championships and advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2016.

UNC hires Katrina Dowd as associate head coach of the women’s lacrosse team.

Katrina Dowd is back at North Carolina. Weeks after Dowd left her post as head coach at Oregon, it was announced Friday that Dowd joined Jenny Levy’s staff as associate head coach — the same program she served for from 2013-16. The news provides an ending to a 2018 Oregon coaching staff in flux this offseason. Dowd resigned from her position at Oregon on July 13 after two seasons at the helm, citing “pursuing other opportunities” as a factor in her decision. Dowd is one of a handful of Oregon coaches to leave the school this summer. Softball coach Mike White, women’s golf coach Ria Scott, women’s tennis coach Alison Silviero and track and field coaches Maurica Powell and Andy Powell joined Dowd in leaving Oregon.

Check out this really good Jamie Munro podcast with Joe Keegan.

Former NY Giants DB Antrel Rolle gets into the lacrosse spirit.

Really nice post about one player’s journey and experience at the World Lacrosse Championships.

Marcus Winn’s journey started with a happenstance viewing of the World Lacrosse Championships four years ago and an Instagram follow. What it led to was a three-week hiatus from Winn’s job as a salesman for ITG Basement Solutions in Northumberland and a journey through three continents for a chance to represent the country of his birth— Colombia — at the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel from July 12-21. Winn was born in Bogota and adopted out of an orphanage sponsored by FANA (the Spanish acronym for Foundation for the Assistance of Abandoned Children), growing up in Selinsgrove, where he found the sport of lacrosse. He developed into an all-league attackman by his senior year and he chose Lycoming College in Williamsport in no small part due to the opportunity to play lacrosse in college.



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Name St. Nick the starter now!!: Nick Foles gives Somers Point family a special memory.

Nick Foles didn’t have to do it. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was on his way to the locker room after Saturday’s practice at the NovaCare Complex. Like most players, he strolled past the hospitality tent nearest the field to sign autographs for fans situated behind a chain. Somers Point resident Cindy Williamson, 37, fiddled with her camera, hoping to get a photo of Foles with her father, Stanley, and her terminally ill daughter, Kendall.

Foles could have just kept walking after signing a football. Instead, he climbed over the chain, approached Cindy and her family and happily posed for a picture with everyone. “I could tell (Cindy) was having some difficulty with everything,” Foles said Tuesday. “I was trying to be nice. When you see parents and children in those situations, it just breaks my heart. I wanted to do something to help.” Kendall Williamson is 71/2. The half is important because she was not expected to live past her fifth birthday. The family celebrates her birthday every six months.

World/National News

New study finds it’s harder to turn off a robot when it’s begging for its life.

Robots designed to interact socially with humans are slowly becoming more and more common. They’re appearing as receptionists, tour guides, security guards, and porters. But how good are we at treating these robots as robots? A growing body of evidence suggests not good at all. Studies have repeatedly shown we’re extremely susceptible to social cues coming from machines, and a recent experiment by German researchers demonstrates that people will even refuse to turn a robot off — if it begs for its life.

In the study, published in the open access journal PLOS One, 89 volunteers were recruited to complete a pair of tasks with the help of Nao, a small humanoid robot. The participants were told that the tasks (which involved answering a series of either / or questions, like “Do you prefer pasta or pizza?”; and organizing a weekly schedule) were to improve Nao’s learning algorithms. But this was just a cover story, and the real test came after these tasks were completed, and scientists asked participants to turn off the robot.

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