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College Crosse Prospectus - October 2, 2018: MLL To Start 2019 Season After Memorial Day; Solar Panel vs. Lacrosse Stadium Fight In Maryland

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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 2, 2018.

College Crosse News

MLL to start 2019 season after Memorial Day weekend, pushing the start of the MLL season past championship weekend in *Looks at notes* the city of Philadelphia next year.

Major League Lacrosse is pushing back the start of its season until after Memorial Day, eliminating much of the overlap with the indoor National Lacrosse League season while allowing college graduates to play a full rookie season. The 2019 MLL season will start Friday, May 31, the league announced Monday.

“Since I joined MLL, I have made it a point to speak with many of our players to learn more about their ideas to improve league play,” MLL commissioner Sandy Brown said in the announcement. “By moving the season’s opener back from our traditional April start, we are allowing players to wrap up their other commitments before opening night. We are also thrilled that this upcoming rookie class will be able to join their teams at the start of the season.”

Anne Arundel executive candidate backs solar farm over lacrosse stadium on Crownsville Hospital site.

Steuart Pittman, who is challenging Republican County Executive Steve Schuh in the November election, said he wants the 900-acre property along Generals Highway to remain a mostly green space .... The Chesapeake Bayhawks, a Major League Lacrosse team based in Annapolis, also have their eyes on the property as the possible home of a 10,000-seat stadium for the team, an indoor sports facility, 24 turf fields and 350 acres of green space with hiking and biking trails. Pittman said he believes that plan “sounds like it’s a much more intense use than what the community is envisioning” for the space. Under the vision he supports, a solar farm would take the place of the property’s wastewater spray fields, while other parts of the land would be used for ball fields and hiking and biking paths. Organizations that rent space in some of the former hospital buildings, including addiction treatment nonprofit Gaudenzia, the Pascal Crisis Stabilization Center and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, would remain on site.

Brine Lacrosse’s is going hard with their new women’s lacrosse commercial.

The Islanders celebrated Long Island’s box lacrosse history with a nice jersey.

The Diamondback with a nice Maryland preview.

Last fall, when the Maryland men’s lacrosse team began practices, there were plenty of reminders of the 42-year national championship drought it had ended a few months earlier. Events honoring the team, like a trip to the White House, didn’t allow the Terps to move on and immediately focus on 2018. Coach John Tillman’s squad has no such problems this year. Maryland lost 13-8 to Duke in the national semifinals in May, unable to become the first back-to-back champions since the Blue Devils in 2014. Instead of celebrations from the prior season continuing to distract the team, the loss to Duke has limited offseason pressure and allowed Maryland to prepare for the challenges that the 2019 campaign poses.

Clarke University leveled up their weight room and locker room over the summer.

BOSS Moran of Cornell wrote an autobiography that’s getting great reviews.

Richie Moran, the hall of fame lacrosse coach of Cornell and longtime resident of Long Island, has written a new book titled It’s Great To Be Here, which tells the story of his life from growing up in New Hyde Park during the World War II era to leading one of the most dominant college lacrosse teams of the 1970s.

“A year ago in May, I was at my lake house with my eight grandchildren and their parents,” said Moran. “As I was sitting there, I started thinking about how I never met my grandparents. That night, I decided to put some notes down about my family, my wife’s family, and my grandchildren. Did about 10 pages. Put aside. Didn’t think any more of it.”

Later that day though, while walking around one of the many beautiful parks in Ithaca, he realized that a Cornell professor, Dr. Phillip Marcus, had given him an outline for the book back when he was still a coach in the 1980s.

Binghamton did a nice compilation video of the top plays from fall ball so far.

Soft hands exercise at NJIT.

Bellarmine love the kids!!

Great story out of Tufts.

The Tufts women’s lacrosse team formally welcomed Grace Zinck, a 14 year old from Melrose, Mass., onto their team in an honorary draft ceremony on Sept. 28. Zinck was paired with the team through the non-profit organization Team IMPACT, which connects kids with acute or chronic illnesses with collegiate sports teams. While Tufts has been involved with Team IMPACT for eight years, this is the first time that the women’s lacrosse team is involved with the program.

Posters with the words “Grace No. 10” adorned the walls of the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center to celebrate Zinck’s draft day, where Zinck officially began her two-year commitment to the women’s lacrosse team. The team arrived early to help set up the venue on the third floor of the fitness center and, in anticipation of Zinck’s arrival, the space became packed with student athletes, family members and community members. When Zinck entered the room, the crowd erupted in applause. Zinck sat between her parents in front of an official NCAA backdrop and listened as members of the women’s lacrosse team voiced their excitement about having Zinck join their community.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philadelphia opens first phase of Philly Rail Park.

ollowing in the footsteps of New York City’s famed High Line park, Philadelphia has opened Phase One of the Philly Rail Park. The current phase of the project occupies part of “The Viaduct,” an elevated section of unused rail line extending from 1300 Noble Street, east of North Broad Street, and arcing south toward Callowhill Street onto the elevated Viaduct. The Rail Park plan envisions a three-mile linear park running along two former Reading Railroad lines just north of Center City Philadelphia.

World/National News

Woof! Get off your phones!: Dogs get anxious and suffer from depression when owners use smartphones too much.

A new study shows dogs may become more anxious and possibly suffer from depression when their owners overuse their smartphones. The United Kingdom-based study focused on how welcoming a pet, specifically a dog, could help people suffering from mental health issues. Researchers also learned that dogs may suffer from depression when their human handlers ignored them.

One study says it has the answer Philadelphia veterinarian Dr. Alexander Collada said he has seen the effects of smart phone usage on pets. Dogs are very good at reading our subtle cues. “Dogs do read body language, they read our eye contact,” Collada said. “They read our facial expressions, so if we are on our phone and acting disinterested, and they’re looking for attention, it basically is ignoring your dog.”

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