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NLL commish departing

George Daniel is stepping down as commissioner of the National Lacrosse League after serving in the position since January 2009. He will remain commissioner until a replacement is found, then will continue as the league counsel.

“It has been a honor and pleasure serving as NLL commissioner,” Daniel said in a league release. “I feel that this is the right time for a change for me personally and professionally to explore other opportunities. The NLL is now in a great place and positioned for tremendous growth in the near future.”

Daniel negotiated a seven-year collective bargaining agreement during his tenure and reached broadcast agreements with TSN, ESPN and others..

Griffs’ Maloy triumphs

Running his final cross-country race for Canisius College, graduate student Chad Maloy won the IC4A men’s championship over a field of 183 runners on Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. It was the fourth individual title of the season for the former Springville runner, most for a Canisius runner since Nate Huckle became coach in 2012. Maloy finished the 5-mile course in 25:28.4, eight seconds ahead of the next finisher.

“Chad has had one of the most impressive careers in the history of the program,” Huckle said. “It was fantastic to see him claim the IC4A Championship in his final cross country race.”

Previously, Maloy was the individual winner in the Little Three Championship and the Canisius Alumni Classic, but his most impressive triumph was in the National Catholic Meet at the University of Notre Dame, when he was first among a field of 274 runners.

The Canisius team finished 10th overall in the IC4A meet, Northeastern winning the event.

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