Looking Back: Girls’ lacrosse success highlights eventful year for Glendale

This is the latest in a series looking back on the sports accomplishments of the area high schools during the 2018-19 year.

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The tradition of success for the Glendale High girls’ lacrosse team continued during the 2018-2019 campaign, and this time, it extended to an historic playoff run.

A number of Nitros teams made their mark in the postseason during the school year, but in the spring, it was the girls’ lacrosse squad that broke through in the first round of the Los Angeles Lacrosse Foundation Division I playoffs, leaving a mark on the program.

After clinching its second successive Pacific League title, Glendale reached the Los Angeles Lacrosse Foundation Division I quarterfinal round where it faced cross-town rival Crescenta Valley. Behind eight goals from Pacific League Offensive Player of the Year Rachel Fong, the fourth-seeded Nitros defeated the Falcons, 14-9.

Publisher: Glendale News-Press
Date: 2019-08-14T18:03:58.762
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In case you are keeping track:

Nonexistent to NCAA tourney in four years? Marquette lacrosse credits culture

Talk to members of the Marquette men’s lacrosse team, and you’ll hear about the culture. A lot. It might as well be written on the backs of the jerseys.

But four years ago, that culture was just an ambiguous concept, something that needed to be developed from nothing, an identity to be forged in a program that didn’t yet exist in order to build what it could potentially, hopefully, become in the future.

And so Liam Byrnes, B.J. Grill and 20 other overlooked athletes woke at sunrise every morning for practice, hit the weight room every afternoon after class and stayed in at night while their friends partied, enduring the fierce intensity of a head coach who kept barking about excellence and culture. All for a team that would not play any games that season.

Publisher: OnMilwaukee.com
Date: 2016-02-17 20:27:00
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March 2011 Archives – Jawa Report

Via Daily CallerIn an effort to get closer to the local population, American female soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are being encouraged to wear a Muslim headscarf when interacting with civilians. But some question whether the practice constitutes cultural sensitivity or a form of appeasement that is degrading to U.S. soldiers.

‘Another thing that makes this inappropriate is that they are wearing it with their uniform,’ she said. ‘All the services have several-hundred-page regulations about what is appropriate and is not appropriate to wear with the uniform, and we have very strict guidelines ‘ You are representing the United States government. You are wearing the U.S. military uniform, and it confuses what you are representing when you add this to the uniform.'[More..]Forget feckin cultural sensitivity. This is appeasement and degrading but what’s worse, that damn headscarf sure as hell ain’t gonna stop a snipers bullet.

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