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College Crosse Prospectus - October 16, 2018: Fairfield’s 2019 Schedule Breakdown; WFMZ Does Profile On Lehigh’s Cassese

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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 October 16, 2018.

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Chris did a great breakdown of Fairfield’s 2019 schedule.

The Fairfield Stags are the ninth team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the second team from the CAA. The Stags finished 4-11 in 2018 and 1-4 in CAA play. Fairfield missed out on the CAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.

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2/23 (at Sacred Heart): Who’s the better team from Fairfield? Right now, it seems to be Sacred Heart. The schools are about 10 minutes apart from each other and are playing each other in a regular season matchup for the first time in 14 years. Both teams have two talented offensive players in Colin Burke for the Stags and Max Tuttle for the Pioneers.

3/9 (vs. Georgetown): Last year’s Big East champions will look to continue their momentum into 2019, despite losing some key pieces that include goalie Nick Marrocco. Fairfield is 1-4 all-time against Georgetown, but defeated the Hoyas in their last meeting in 2016.

3/23 (vs. Villanova): Both teams had an incredible overtime game last year, with the Wildcats coming out on top. Villanova had a two-goal lead with 1:28 left in regulation before Joe Rodrigues and Dylan Beckwith scored 15 seconds apart to send the game into overtime. However, Danny Seibel came through for the Wildcats in overtime. Fairfield has lost their last three meetings to Villanova, with their last win coming back in 2015.

Nice segment on head coach Kevin Cassese from WFMZ.

Kevin Cassese has been the head coach of the Lehigh men’s lacrosse program for several years. His resume features several accolades, but now it can say that he is a hall of famer. Johnny Mangano has more with the leader of the Mountain Hawks.

Speaking of Lehigh, here’s a recently uploaded video from the alumni game from two weeks ago featuring former player Cameron Lao-Gosney.

It’s all about the U! The Utah Utes men’s lacrosse team got an on the field shout out at Utah’s football game last Friday.

Deanna Knobloch, New Jersey’s winningest lacrosse coach, steps down at Moorestown.

Deanna Knobloch was watching her daughter Kacey’s first collegiate lacrosse game in early October when she finally found the answer to the question that had tormented her and her husband KC for the previous four months.

Deanna has spent the past 27 years leading the Moorestown High School girls’ lacrosse program, the last 18 with KC by her side, but after winning her 15th New Jersey state championship in June – with Kacey scoring a game-high four goals in her final outing as a Quaker – the coaching legend wondered if it was time to step away.

Deanna and KC talked about it over and over, but it was on that October day – when Kacey walked out in her James Madison University uniform for the first time – that she realized, “We can’t miss a second of this.”

On Thursday, Knobloch told her team she and KC were stepping down.

Navy Athletics with a great video about the history of the women’s lacrosse team.

Meet the Bison freshmen.

Head coach Frank Fedorjaka announced the Bucknell men’s lacrosse team’s freshman class on Monday. The class includes five attackers, four defensemen, two midfielders, one long-stick midfielder, one faceoff man and one goalkeeper.

The student-athletes hail from eight American states and one Canadian province: Maryland (3), New Jersey (3), Connecticut (2), Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario. In 2018, the Bison finished 11-4 overall and captured a share of the Patriot League regular-season title by going 7-1 in conference action. They reached the double digits in victories for the sixth time in Fedorjaka’s tenure as head coach and most notably knocked off eventual national champion Yale (9-8 OT) and then No. 6 Loyola (12-11) on the road. They rose as high as 10th in both the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches’ Poll and Inside Lacrosse Maverik Media Listing, their best national ranking since the 2013 campaign.

Coach Mearns firing up the troops.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

WE DID IT!!: Comcast’s new Technology Tower will open to the public this weekend.

Comcast is set to officially its new technology tower to the public on Thursday. The Comcast Technology Center won’t be fully complete until next year, but the public is welcome to visit the building this week. Visitors will get the opportunity to explore the tower’s two-story lobby that features the Vernick Coffee Bar, which Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confidently confirmed would be the best coffee bar in the city.

The lobby also includes an array of real trees that bring a natural, rustic touch to ultra tech-enabled lobby. And artwork from world-renowned digital artists Jenny Holzer and sculptor Conrad Shawcross make a big statement as well as the giant Universal Studios sphere.

World/National News

We’re going to Venus: NASA’s ‘brilliant’ plan for a cloud city of airships in the atmosphere of Venus.

Today, Venus is unlikely to be a dream destination for aspiring space tourists. As revealed by numerous missions in the last few decades, rather than being a paradise, the planet is a hellish world of infernal temperatures, a corrosive toxic atmosphere and crushing pressures at the surface. Despite this, NASA is currently working on a conceptual manned mission to Venus, named the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept – (HAVOC). But how is such a mission even possible? Temperatures on the planet’s surface (about 460°C) are in fact hotter than Mercury, even though Venus is roughly double the distance from the sun .... Luckily, the idea behind NASA’s new mission is not to land people on the inhospitable surface, but to use the dense atmosphere as a base for exploration. No actual date for a HAVOC type mission has been publicly announced yet. This mission is a long term plan and will rely on small test missions to be successful first.

Your GIF/Video for October 16, 2018

When someone is adamant that you look at pictures of their kids.

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