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College Crosse Prospectus - August 7, 2018: Marist Celebrates Eddie Coombs; New Little Boxes Crossecast; Jacksonville 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 7, 2018.

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Yesterday marked the 7th year since Eddie Coombs passed away. Marist celebrated Eddie’s life with a heartfelt video message to all of its fans.

Seven years ago today we lost Eddie. Our program and the Marist Lacrosse family think about him daily and have worked with the Coombs family to help carry on his legacy through the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation.

Watch and SHARE this amazing video from Marist Athletics today to help celebrate Eddie today! He continues to inspire all of us at Marist College, but his story has touched lives all over the country thanks to the ETC Foundation and their incredible work. His legacy is only growing and we are so proud of Eric, Tina and Erin for their amazing dedication to sharing Eddie’s story!

Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation Video

Edward Taylor Coombs 12/21/91-8/6/11 Seven years ago today we lost Eddie. Our program and the Marist Lacrosse family think about him daily and have worked with the Coombs family to help carry on his legacy through the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation. Watch and SHARE this amazing video from Marist Athletics today to help celebrate Eddie today! He continues to inspire all of us at Marist College, but his story has touched lives all over the country thanks to the ETC Foundation and their incredible work. His legacy is only growing and we are so proud of Eric, Tina and Erin for their amazing dedication to sharing Eddie's story! #EC34 #PlayFastLiveSlow

Posted by Marist College Men's Lacrosse on Monday, August 6, 2018

Our boy Ryan talked a little club lacrosse with Buffalo’s Jonathan Benitez & Penn State’s Patrick Gilbert.

It’s a fresh batch of Little Boxes Project episodes of College Crossecast! If you’re new to these types of episodes, it’s simply a little bit of a love letter of sorts to my town of Levittown, NY and its lacrosse community where I talk to those involved in the game and getting their stories out. And on this edition, we take a special turn into the world of college club lacrosse.

I’m joined by Jonathan Benitez, who played defense at Buffalo, and Patrick Gilbert, who did the same at Penn State. We talk about how they first found the sport (1:34) before diving into how they chose to go the academic route for college rather than the NCAA route and then deciding to go into the club lacrosse scene (7:34). Given that Buffalo has no NCAA team and plays in the MCLA while Penn State is in the NCLL with its varsity team D-1, the two discuss the differences between their leagues (18:00) and structures. They share their lessons learned from club lacrosse that they carry with them in the workplace (31:00), and the memories they had from their tournaments and trips (33:50). As usual, we lighten up at the end by having Jon and Pat discuss their favorite things (1:07:00).

Jacksonville! Come on down!! You’re the next team in our Year in Review series.

Season Summary: The Dolphins were one of the most improved teams in all of college lacrosse in 2018. After consecutive four-win seasons, followed by consecutive three-win campaigns, Jacksonville entered the eyes of the rest of the college lacrosse community thanks to second year head coach John Galloway.

But after a surprising five-goal upset of Navy, it took a little while for the Dolphins to get sustained success. After an 11-goal blowout to Duke, Jacksonville lost three of their next four games, all of them by a goal and two of them in overtime. Against Marquette, John Wagner scored the game-winner with seven seconds left in Wisconsin. After a Detroit Mercy win, it looked like JU would shock the lacrosse world with an upset over Ohio State. They led by two with 2:11 left, but Tre Leclaire scored twice before the end of regulation, including one with two ticks left, before putting home the overtime winner. The following week against Vermont, Jacksonville scored two goals midway through the final frame to tie things up at 10, but Ian MacKay put home the game-winner in overtime.

Here’s the final episode of Hong Kong lacrosse’s road to the World Championships.

Haverford has chosen former Widener University & Haverford College coach Brendan Dawson as its new boys’ lacrosse head coach to replace John Nostrant,

Haverford School didn’t go far to find John Nostrant’s replacement as the head of its lacrosse program. The school announced Monday that Brendan Dawson will take over as Haverford School’s director of lacrosse and assistant athletic director, effective Aug. 27. Dawson will work on Nostrant’s staff next spring, his final season at the helm of the national powerhouse, then succeed Nostrant in the top job in 2019-20. “We are excited about Brendan joining the Department of Athletics at Haverford,” said Mike Murphy, who replaced Nostrant as Director of Athletics, in a school statement. “He has led and elevated three college lacrosse programs and earned conference coach of the year recognition at each. Brendan’s desire to impact student-athletes at an early stage in their development and to further the tradition of Haverford School lacrosse made him a terrific fit for our program. We are fortunate to have such an outstanding coach to work with our boys, and to continue the strong legacy of Coach Nostrant.”

Great article from The Undefeated: Bronx lacrosse team’s new equipment from SidelineSwap is a morale booster.

The lacrosse team at Timothy Heckman’s Bronx, New York, high school is no longer short of equipment.

SidelineSwap, an online sports gear marketplace, recently donated 29 new custom-dyed lacrosse sticks to Cardinal Hayes High School, where Heckman is an earth science teacher and head lacrosse coach.

“They reached out to myself and my assistant coach, primarily, and were just in communication about how they have a program where they identify schools that are maybe underfunded or may have a diverse student population that don’t have access to equipment,” Heckman said.

Stand up, Uganda: North Andover’s Dixon thrilled with Uganda lacrosse growth.

Even from afar, Aimee Dixon can see the strides Uganda lacrosse has made. One of the original founders and fundraising leaders, the North Andover native took a step back before the nation’s second foray into the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. “The lacrosse community is so unique,” she said. “It’s very industrious and generous and very intelligent and wanting to continue to pass the game on to other countries and communities. Knowing the healing power of the sport, we wanted to get a really organic grassroots effort of what that meant. The sport has played a role in bringing communities together.” Dixon played lacrosse in high school at North Andover before going on to play in college for Louisville.

Kugluktuk hits the silver screen in film premiering at TIFF this fall The Grizzlies tells true story of how lacrosse helped Nunavut youth overcome inter-generational trauma.

A feature film about a Kugluktuk, Nunavut, lacrosse team will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. The Grizzlies is based on the true story of youth overcoming intergenerational trauma from residential schools, suicide and other struggles. It shows how lacrosse made a positive impact on the community, from improving school attendance to reducing teen suicide rates.

A feature film about a Kugluktuk, Nunavut, lacrosse team will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. The Grizzlies is based on the true story of youth overcoming intergenerational trauma from residential schools, suicide and other struggles. It shows how lacrosse made a positive impact on the community, from improving school attendance to reducing teen suicide rates.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

I concur: The Era of the Comcast Joke Is Officially Over.

Our long-derided hometown cable giant has become one of the most important and influential companies in the world. It’s time for Philly to embrace that.

For much of the past year, cities across America — ours included — have been falling all over themselves attempting to land Amazon’s second North American “headquarters.” (I use quotes because you can no more have two headquarters than two heads.) We’ll give you tax breaks! cities promise. We have amazing tech talent! they boast. We made you a really cool video … if you like it, we can send you a mixtape, too! For Seattle, where Amazon is actually headquartered, this must feel a little like having other people swoon over your super-hot husband: Flirt all you want, folks; at the end of the party, he’s coming home with me.

World/National News

Sounds about right: Robot manipulates humans to bend to its will and feel SORRY for it in scary vision of the future.

Robots may be able to make humans bend to their will in a chilling vision of the future, a new study has found. Scientists in Germany discovered that robots already have the power to manipulate people by being friendly and making humans “feel sorry” for them. An experiment found that many people decided not to turn of a humanoid because it told them it was scared of the dark. The groundbreaking research ruled that people tend to treat mechanoids in the same way they would treat another person - and struggle to be rude to them.

Your GIF/Video for August 7, 2018

This .... seems unwise: Guy fills his pool with snakes.

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