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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 14, 2019.

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#AnotherOne: World Lacrosse adds Ghana as 63rd member nation.

The General Assembly of World Lacrosse overwhelmingly approved a recommendation from the Board of Directors to admit Ghana as the newest member of the international federation for men’s and women’s lacrosse. With the admission of Ghana, membership in World Lacrosse now stands at 63 national governing bodies. Ghana becomes the third member of World Lacrosse from the continent of Africa, joining Kenya and Uganda.

Nice post on Hamilton College’ James Sanderson’s work with Harlem Lacrosse.

For James Sanderson ’21, helping educate youth has been a longtime endeavor. When he was younger, he helped his mother work for The Sudanese Education Foundation, which aids survivors of the Sudanese genocide with education. Later he assisted her in developing her company ThinkerAnalytix, which designs curricula for high schools and colleges. Now, Sanderson is working for Harlem Lacrosse, a non-profit organization that gives inner-city, at-risk youth in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Philadelphia athletic coaching and academic tutoring, and he couldn’t be more pleased.

Make sure you check out US Lacrosse Magazine’s full gallery of photos from Team USA’s win over Team Canada in the 2019 World Lacrosse U19 gold medal game.

The United States returned the Margaret Boyd Cup to the United States with a 13-3 victory over Canada in the championship game of the 2019 World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship. The victory completed a dominating run through the tournament as the U.S. went 7-0 and never trailed in any of its seven victories. The U.S. has now won five (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2019) of the seven women’s U19 world championships contested. Photos by Tim Bates.

Harvard’s Gerry Byrne adds a new Director of Lacrosse Operations.

Gerry Byrne, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, has named Al Lattell as the program’s director of operations today, August 13. Lattell shifts to the role after two years as an assistant coach and one year as an operations coordinator with the Crimson.

”There is no greater calling for me than to utilize lacrosse as a vehicle to enhance the development of student-athletes,” said Lattell. “Over my time as a coach, the desire to utilize the two hours a day, 20 hours a week, for four years of a student’s life to teach life lessons that will stick with them for the next 40 or 50 years has been my true passion.”

Looking good, kid!

Lacrosse is taking Israel by storm.

As recently as 2011, the number of Israelis who knew about lacrosse in general and lacrosse’s presence in Israel in particular could perhaps be counted on one hand. But eight years later, the country’s women’s team is making international headlines, not just with their victories, but also with their goodwill gesture of gifting their Kenyan opponents new lacrosse cleats.

Christmas in August.

College Crosse Year In Review

To see all of our Chris’ posts, check out the 2019 Year In Review section on the site.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Millennials ruined school start times: Handful of New Jersey high schools to begin later starts to school day.

Some New Jersey high school students will soon be able to sleep in on school days with the best possible defense: It would be illegal to start school any earlier. Gov. Phil Muphy on Friday signed a law that requires the state to experiment with starting high school after 8:30 a.m. in five yet-to-be-determined schools.

World/National News

Coming soon to lacrosse: Meet the AI that could replace your baseball umpire.

Arguing with an umpire might be a thing of the past. Take it up with this computer umpire who’s never wrong. The introduction of computer-aided refereeing in professional sports has been a mixed bag to say the least. But the hope of inching ever closer to ensuring the right call is made seems like a result worth working toward.

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Slow and steady wins the treat.

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