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College Crosse Prospectus: Halloween Costumes; Cascade/Maverick Owner Bankrupt

All the lax news and then some for November 1, 2016.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! To the links!

WHAT YOU MISSED

Homer Simpson is going to coach a youth lacrosse team on the next episode of The Simpsons.

LACROSSE THE NATION

So it was Halloween yesterday. Let’s see which teams got dressed up and who had the best costume for each team.

Winner: I’ll give way to Dave Zinkoff on this one.

Winners: Logan and the banana.

Winners: The kids and the PB&J combo.

Always a great time at our annual Halloween party with the kids of Mooncrest

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Winners: The kids and the penguin. He actually beats Batman for once!

Winner: Tiger Woods. A facial hair-less Hulkamania cost the kid the title.

Winner: Handsome sailor dude.

Winner: No. 2 pencil.

Loser: The kid in the Cowboys jersey. CUT THAT KID, FURMAN! HE DOESN’T DESERVE TO BE ON THE TEAM!

Happy Halloween to Stag Nation! #gostags

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Winner: Panda.

Overall Group Winners: G.I. Joe Luigi, Chewbacca, and Jackie Moon.

Derek Bitzer

Overall Individual Winner: Steve Irwin (R.I.P.).

Rob Forster

Finally, Brown got a nice treat today!

Meanwhile, Princeton is already having fun on their second day in Portugal!

Princeton is staying in the Algarve region of the country, near the border with Spain. The bus ride Monday morning took the team across the Algarve for about 90 minutes, going pretty much in a straight line east to west, with the first stop at the ancient city of Silves.

At one time, Silves was a hugely strategic city because of its proximity to a river that connected it to the Atlantic Ocean, and in fact it was the capital of the Algarve. The city dates back well over a thousand years, and it had been conquered and reconquered by Moors and Christians well into the 13th century. A major earthquake in 1755, one that was estimated to be over 9.0 on the Richter Scale, destroyed the city, which by then had lost out on its place as an important part of the region, replaced by Faro on the coast. Today, there are still remnants of an old cathedral and the castle at the very top of the city.

After touring Silves, it was off to the town of Lagos, which is directly on the Atlantic. Here the team walked through the town squares, had a very leisurely lunch and then split up to go in any number of directions, including walking along the seawall, before meeting up again to go to the final stop of the day, Ponta da Piedade.

The point overlooks the ocean in spectacular fashion. There are cliffs that go out above the water, and the views are amazing. The team took full advantage, climbing up to the highest points to take it all in. All of this, by the way, came on a day with brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s.

Inside Lacrosse’s Matt Kinnear visited still insanely fit Lars Tiffany and the Virginia Cavaliers.

At the same time, Tiffany’s fingerprints are already all over the Cavaliers — in many ways, it’s a fresh start. First, his staff of Sean Kirwan and [Kip] Turner joined him from Brown, bringing with them the fun, fast-paced brand of lacrosse that brought the Bears to last year’s NCAA Semifinals.

At tryouts, Tiffany had every player wear a different jersey number from his number last year so there was no preconceived bias about the players he was seeing. He wasn’t too familiar with them to begin with, as Brown’s game against Virginia last season was on a short week with little film prep. He didn’t spend this summer watching a ton of film of last year’s Virginia team (though Tiffany joked “they were on TV a lot”).

After tryouts, six players from last season were cut; four walk-ons made the team. (One of those, though, is Vermont transfer Cam Stafford, who posted 24 goals and 11 assists in 2016; another, Lawson Pisani, had 70 points for Boston College in MCLA in 2016.).

About his approach, Tiffany says, “Let’s move forward.”

Performance Sports Group, the owners of Cascade and Maverick lacrosse as well as Bauer hockey, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Rutgers is keeping themselves active in the community!

Towson redshirt-senior midfielder Brian Bolewicki is growing his mustache for one of his family members.

High Point had some of their security members at practice yesterday.

Cornell dedicated a memorial to the 21 alumni who died in the September 11 attacks, which included Eamon McEneaney.

McEneaney’s widow, Bonnie McEneaney, M.P.S. ’78, spoke as the representative of the families.

“Fifteen years and 47 days ago, the unthinkable happened … the worst act of mass violence ever to take place on our soil,” she said. “The impact was far-reaching. For those who knew victims, and those who didn’t – everyone was impacted.”

Citing “those who went on to help and search for victims,” and the efforts to honor the dead in the weeks, months and years that followed, she said: “This was, and is, resilience at its strongest. … Love is the strongest force in the universe. It binds us together in tragedy.”

“I know there are other family members here,” she said. “I know what you’ve gone through. May we all stand together. … This [memorial] is testimony that they will always be remembered.”

Women’s news: Georgetown officially welcomed eight freshmen to their team.

More women’s news: Coastal Carolina announced their 2017 schedule, which will also be their first season in the Atlantic Sun.

PHILLY JAWNS

SEPTA’s on strike. Here’s a survival guide. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Another reason to hate New Jersey! Cheap gas ends today. The state will now have the sixth highest gas tax in the nation, jumping from being the second lowest. BOO!

WORLD NEWS

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