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College Crosse Prospectus - August 8, 2018: BU Year In Review; Lacrosse Opening At Rutgers

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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 8, 2018.

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BU Terriers in the Year in Review hot seat.

Season Summary After a senior-heavy team helped the Terriers reach new heights in 2017, BU had some expectations to achieve in their fifth year as a Division I program. And surprisingly, they did. BU started things off with an overtime win over Providence before losing on the road to last year’s national runner-up Ohio State. After a win over Dartmouth, the Terriers began Patriot League play with a two-goal loss to Navy. They did add two straight wins over Bryant (in overtime) and Air Force before ramping up conference play.

But that’s when BU went through some tough times. They suffered consecutive 16-9 losses at the hands of Colgate and Bucknell and choked an 18-12 lead with 7:06 left in their game against Harvard and lost in overtime to the Crimson, who went on a 7-0 run. BU was on the bubble for reaching the Patriot League tournament after alternating wins and losses against Lafayette, Lehigh, Army West Point, and Loyola. Just like in 2016, the Terriers needed a win over rival Holy Cross to make it to the conference tournament. But unlike two years ago, BU went home with a 9-4 win and another date with Bucknell.

The Kid reports that Rutgers has a new job opening.

Here’s the link to the full-time job posting.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Coach – Men’s Lacrosse for the Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. This position reports to the Head Coach and assists in the coordination of a Men’s Lacrosse intercollegiate athletic program which provides an opportunity for student-athletes to train and compete on a competitive, Division I men’s lacrosse program while attending school to earn a college degree.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Assists in establishing and maintaining a nationally competitive intercollegiate men’s lacrosse team within the Big Ten Conference and NCAA.

• Recruits high level academically and athletically skilled male students to attend Rutgers to earn a degree and to compete in the men’s lacrosse program.

• Assists in organizing and conducting practices and competitions at a high level of efficiency and success.

• Assists in developing, teaching and instructing the student-athletes in the proper rules of competition, conditioning, skills and techniques on the field and in life-skills and leadership qualities on and off the field.

• Supports in fundraising and public relations events that support the objectives of the program and allow for program enhancements.

Nice video about the rivalry between New Trier High School and Loyola Academy, two schools separated by only a 15 minute walk on game days.

Baller family: Sisters-in-lax: Former Framinhgam High stars Tanner Guarino and Kristin Igoe-Guarino team up to win at the pro level.

Former teammates at Framingham High — who are now sisters-in-law — Tanner Guarino and Kristin Igoe-Guarino made their pro lacrosse debuts together a year ago with the Boston Storm. Together, they migrated to the New England Command of the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League for their second season, and things could not have worked out better.

Tanner Guarino and Kristin Igoe-Guarino haven’t had to drift far from home for success on the professional lacrosse field. The former teammates at Framingham High — who are now sisters-in-law — made their pro lacrosse debuts together a year ago with the Boston Storm. Together, they migrated to the New England Command of the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League for their second season, and things could not have worked out better. After finishing in second place in the regular season, the Command won the championship. “Playing with my sister-in-law, and a lot of players I played against or with in college,” said Igoe-Guarino, “it was really great to have that New England base, and Amy Patton as our coach was really fun.”

US Lacrosse checks up on TD Irelan since his decision to transfer to Yale.

TD Ierlan hit the field at Lake Placid last weekend, suiting up with his former youth lacrosse teammates from Victor, N.Y. Ierlan plays with his childhood teammates every year at the Lake Placid Summit Classic, but this time it brought a sense of peace during a whirlwind summer.

It’s been over two months since Ierlan’s Albany team fell to Yale in the NCAA final four over Memorial Day weekend. Ever since, his name has been one of the most talked-about in all of college lacrosse.

In his return to the competitive game, Ierlan was just happy to be on the field again.

“It was good to just go up and play again,” he said. “There was nothing off the field, or social media, anything like that.”

WE DID IT!!: Lacrosse Roadhog joins the 2018 Overwatch Summer Games with new legendary skin.

It’s raining legendary skins this summer in the land of Overwatch. Lacrosse Roadhog is the latest legendary skin coming to with the Overwatch Summer Games on August 9. The announcement came via the official Overwatch Twitter account ... Everyone’s favorite Australian bad boy tank is decked out head-to-toe in lacrosse gear, with a special custom stick to hook his opponents with. It wouldn’t be Roadhog without a mask, which is a variant of a lacrosse goalie mask and his outfit is complete with it’s light summer colors.

Webster community plays lacrosse game for former coach.

he Webster community coming together Tuesday night to show support for one of their own. Chris Barnes coached women’s lacrosse at Webster Thomas up until their last game this Spring, even after being diagnosed with Colon Cancer for the second time in just a few short years. Tuesday night, his Webster family rallied around him for the annual Alumni Game. Except this game, was all about Coach Barnes, and everyone in attendance had nothing but good things to say about him. Especially former players who say he was much, much more than a coach. “We just really hope for the best right now,” says Grace Lagoner. “It’s hard because he’s like a second parents to us and he means so much to all of us so it’s had a huge impact on not only us for the whole community.”

ESPN Films will debut “Crossroads” on August 23rd.

The first reaction one of the students at Charlotte Secondary had when he was first introduced to lacrosse in 2015 was, “That’s a white person’s sport.” But, as he and other at-risk students at the charter school found out, lacrosse wasn’t just for rich white kids – and it wasn’t just a sport. It turned into a source of pride, a chance to become part of a family, a path to college and a way to honor the man who first believed in them. The inspiring story of this team is featured in a new ESPN Films documentary, “Crossroads,” directed by Emmy Award-winning sports documentary producer Ron Yassen and executive produced by Houston Rockets star and North Carolina native Chris Paul. The film will premiere Thursday, Aug. 23, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Trailer: https://es.pn/2vKWO1g

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This is the best hot dog spot in NJ.

Rutt’s Hut in Clifton is the Readers’ Choice winner in our N.J.’s best hot dog joint showdown. The hot dog landmark easily outdistanced The Hot Grill in Clifton, Tommy’s Italian Sausage & Hot Dogs in Elizabeth and Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee in the voting. Abe Rutt opened the restaurant in 1928. A menu from the 1930s advertised “3-Deck Sandwiches’’ - a precursor to today’s clubs - for 65 cents. Bacon and eggs were 80 cents, pie a la mode, 20 cents. Rutt sold hot dogs from the beginning, but Rutt’s Hut’s reputation as a hot dog landmark developed over the years. Today, it’s not only a hot dog icon but an essential Jersey food experience. The Daily Meal named it the country’s best hot dog joint, period.

World/National News

Ford sold its 10 millionth Mustang.

The Ford Mustang -- an iconic American brand and a symbol of cool -- will reach a major milestone Wednesday as the 10 millionth vehicle rolls off an assembly line at a Detroit-area plant. The car celebrated in American song and film, and recognized the world over as an iconic American cultural export, will get a big party at Ford’s Michigan headquarters. It’s a turning point for the carmaker, which is banking on the Mustang’s wide appeal to help it grow global market share.

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