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College Crosse Prospectus - January 11, 2019: Lifeguards Save Two San Diego Seals Players At Sunset Cliffs

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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 January 8, 2019.

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Oh boy: Pro lacrosse Seals players rescued from heavy surf at Sunset Cliffs.

Two members of the San Diego Seals professional lacrosse team were rescued from heavy surf Thursday morning at Sunset Cliffs. Both suffered only minor injuries. The Seals players — identified for the Union-Tribune by the team as Garrett Epple and Nick Ossello — asked a bystander to film them jumping off the cliffs and into the Pacific Ocean at a well-known spot called “The Arch,” according to a report and accompanying video by OnSceneTV.

Witnesses told OnSceneTV the athletes were wearing only board shorts, and after jumping in they were overcome by roiling, 60-degree water at a time when high surf warnings have been issued for much of the county’s coastline. A San Diego Lifeguard spokesman said waves were 4 to 6 feet at the time.

Called to the scene at 10:45 a.m., lifeguards reached one of the men via a watercraft. A lifeguard jumped into the water, reached the man and swam back to the craft with him. He was taken to the Ocean Beach lifeguard headquarters with injuries reported to be minor.

Here’s another article about this story.

Lifeguards rescued two professional lacrosse players who jumped from the rocks at Sunset Cliffs Thursday and got stranded in the high surf. Officials were called about the two men, said to be in their 20’s, around 11 a.m. The San Diego Seals lacrosse team later confirmed that both men were members of their team. “We have been staying in close touch with our players and are relieved to report everyone is safe,” the team told FOX 5.

The men had jumped from an area known as The Arches. One man was trapped in the water while the other climbed to a cliff ledge, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue. Officials lowered themselves down the cliff to lift that man to safety, while lifeguards on a rescue craft grabbed the man from the water and took him to Ocean Beach.

Looks like Notre Dame is releasing their schedule later this morning.

Inside Major League Lacrosse’s Deal to Track Players and Understand Information.

Colin Keane expects to learn a lot in 2019, along with the rest of the Major League Lacrosse. Keane, the league’s director of lacrosse operations, joined the league in 2014 and has sought a partner in medical tracking and sport performance. This week, MLL signed a partnership with data and analytics software platform Kinduct to satisfy the need.

The partnership will allow the league to track player injuries and medical records from the time they enter the league, as well as information from a huge array of wearable technology. “What often gets missed as everyone focuses on the wearables and monitors is teams and leagues need somewhere to consolidate everything on the players,” said Timothy Trussell, Kinduct strategy and innovation vice president. “There’s no shortage of information; our CEO has gone record saying athletes live in a measured world.”

Lights, camera, action down at UVA.

Unscientific Predictions - 2019 Big East Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Awards by friend of the blog @BrewTownAndy of Anonymous Eagle.

We’re less than three weeks away from the spot in the calendar when the Big East announced last year’s preseason men’s lacrosse awards, so it seems like a good time to get some preseason picks out of the way. Can’t flaunt the accuracy of your picks if you never actually make any picks, after all. As always, these are done with the intention of predicting what the coaches will vote for, not my own personal picks.

We’ve got two individual honors to discuss, an all-Big East team that’s at least within shouting distance of the one that the league will put out, and a predicted order of finish amongst the five Big East schools that play men’s lacrosse and our associate friend. Everyone else in the league? Get on our level.

Duval Mission: Jacksonville released more footage of their new lacrosse only facility.

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Tight battle underway for Syracuse’s starting goalie position.

As heated as the three-way race for the Syracuse lacrosse starting goalie job gets this spring, junior Drake Porter promises to approach it with a level head.

And that’s a developed personality trait that could separate Porter from the crowd.

Porter, sophomore Luke Strang and junior Willie Klan III are in a fight to take over for departed Dom Madonna in the Orange net. Syracuse coach John Desko said Porter, who saw action in four games last season, came out of fall ball with a slight edge.

Speaking of the Orange, The Boy Chris did a post for Troy Nunes on BOSS Desko and his recent annual press conference.

Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse head coach John Desko woke up Wednesday morning with close to game day jitters. The Orange weren’t playing anybody that day, but instead were beginning their spring season with a film session and their annual media day. And the excitement carried over into the locker room inside Manley Field House as the team got ready to kick off their season. “I was really happy walking in and walking out of the locker room this morning,” Desko said. “You could feel an excitement, an intensity there. Really looking forward to practice.’

The GOAT, Casey Powell, appeared on The Fred Opie Show.

Syracuse Lacrosse Alum and Hall of Famer Casey Powell grew up in Carthage, New York. He shares how lacrosse came to his community, and how he, his brothers, and neighborhood kids created a winning lacrosse culture out of what they observed from upstate New York powerhouse West Genesee High School and attending Syracuse University lacrosse games during the era of the Gait brothers.

Powell discusses his decision to attend Syracuse University, his major, his suggested required courses, favorite reads, and the development of his game as a member of US national indoor and outdoor teams. Powell launched a startup called SPEED Lacrosse as way of growing the game based on what he created in his backyard with his brothers Mike and Ryan who also went on to be All Americans at Syracuse University.


What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Weird fireball seen streaking across Jersey sky.

Video of a fireball seen up and down the eastern seaboard on Wednesday morning has sparked a lot of questions. The American Meteor Society tweeted video of the object streaking across the New Jersey sky about 6:45 a.m.

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New York pizza battle goes to the court: Rival cries pizza plagiarism in escalating war of slices.

Dominic Morano runs the iconic Prince Street Pizza in SoHo for his dad Frank, whose anger is piping hot over an employee who left this shop after seven years to another pizza shop on the Upper West Side. The Moranos claim he had the nerve to take the recipe for this Signature Spicy Pepperoni Square with him, reports CBS2’s Dave Carlin.

So the elder Morano is set to sue, and the son is trying to keep the peace in an escalating pizza war. “The litigation is pending and will take care of itself,” said Dominic. “I can’t talk about it.” CBS2 caught up with the ex-employee who is now at Made in New York Pizza on Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side. Frank Badali says he did not steal anything. “It’s not the same recipe,” said Badali. “It’s upgraded.”

Your GIF/Video for January 8, 2019

Skater uses his pup as his cameraman and its brilliant.

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