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Joe Amplo has taken the head coaching job at Navy, and thus the only coach the Marquette Golden Eagles has ever known is on his way out. So for only the 2nd time, the Golden Eagles must hire a new head coach. This is a program with a recent history of success, as they won the Big East Tournament title in 2016 and 2017 and appeared in the NCAA Tournament. It’s the only program in it’s state and one of the few in the Midwest so there remains the chance to stamp your own footprint in a new area of the lacrosse country.
But that also means it’s in a non-hotbed, making recruiting difficult, and is in a conference with Bill Tierney’s Denver, a program with a long record of success and now resurgent in Georgetown, and a program located squarely in a hotbed in Villanova. Still, this job should attract some quality suitors. Let’s take a look at them.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the lawyers representing TB12, Inc., Brady’s “cutting-edge training, nutrition, apparel and lifestyle company,” sent a cease-and-desist letter earlier this year to block the use of “TB9” by Trevor Baptiste, a professional lacrosse player who wanted to place the “TB9” logo on a lacrosse stick for marketing to other lacrosse players.
A former lacrosse player worked as both a wide receiver and with special teams on Thursday during Detroit Lions minicamp. After rookie minicamp, the Lions signed Tom Kennedy. A 22-year-old Bryant University. The 5-foot-11, 190 pounder is soaking in his first NFL opportunity. “The whole culture, everybody helps each other out, everybody wants the same thing,” Kennedy said after the final session of a three-day minicamp. “They want everybody to be at their best so the team can be at their best.”
Grayson was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was 20 months old. He has fought harder and endured more in the past seven years than most people have to in a lifetime and he has done so with a smile on his face. Over this journey he has touched more lives than I ever would have thought possible and been a role model of perseverance, resilience, and optimism.
We have been so blessed to cover Gray’s care for the past 7 yrs. But now we have a reached a point where we need help to give this warrior a chance to keep fighting. Please read & share. DM me with any Qs. Thank you for your support https://t.co/Mj5bDCI9nS— My Mom Calls Me Dan (@1987Sucks) June 7, 2019
I’ve met Grayson and company once in person before the Cuse-Navy game last year. All are great people. Means a lot if you were able to help them at this time. https://t.co/O7SAo7AQ1P— The artist formerly known as @CFJastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) June 7, 2019
Rabil thinks PLL’s competition with Major League Lacrosse will make the sport better off. “A lot of people are having conversations around the professional game and the upside of the industry,” he says. “In the long term, there will only be one winner.” Paul Rabil said he is busier than ever – pulling 16- and 18-hour days as he is both a player for the Atlas team, along with his duties as league co-founder. He has been working on creating the league’s business model, recruiting top players, even partnering with NBC Sports on valuable television rights.
Ryan Wellner is still a member of the Navy men’s lacrosse coaching staff. So it was no surprise he was asked by athletic director Chet Gladchuk to pick up his new boss at the airport. Joe Amplo was announced as the eighth men’s lacrosse coach in Navy history on Wednesday afternoon and arrived in Annapolis today to get started. Amplo comes to the Naval Academy after spending eight years and seven seasons as head coach at Marquette University.
It’s a surprisingly cool morning in late May in Tempe. Noelle Lambert is negotiating a starting block at Arizona State’s track. She’s maneuvering her running prosthetic and right leg to determine the best jump in a 100 meter sprint. Her mother is off to the side timing her. Her prosthetist is recording video on his phone. She’s 36 hours from her first ever race and, frankly, she’s in uncharted territory.
Michael Molster was announced as a new addition to the assistant coaching staff of head coach Missy Doherty, becoming the third assistant coach on staff. Molster spent the past seven years as the assistant coach at Towson University, a program with a strong defense led by him that was highlighted by three straight NCAA tournament appearances from 2016 to 2018.
The 2019 national champion Merrimack College men’s lacrosse program will throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, July 16. Head coach Mike Morgan and members of the coaching staff and student-athletes from the program’s second straight national title-winning campaign will take to the field for a special pre-game ceremony prior to the first pitch, which is scheduled for approximately 6:50 p.m.
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Seventeen-year-old Bala Cynwyd resident Avery Gagliano is one of six competitors from around the world left in the prestigious Cliburn junior competition, which seeks to find the world’s best young pianists. The live semifinals are happening in Dallas on Thursday afternoon and evening, and the finals are on Saturday. (You can livestream all of them here.) We caught up with this impressive third-year Curtis Institute of Music student to learn more.
When dog owners go through a stressful period, they’re not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long bouts of stress can transfer it to their dogs, scientists report in a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports.
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