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College Crosse Prospectus - October 9, 2018: Quinnipiac Fall Out; Championship Rings; Yale VS. Team USA Recap

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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 9, 2018.

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The biggest story from this weekend was of course Quinnipiac’s men’s lacrosse head coach Eric Fekete being relieved of his duties after an investigation by the school. Chris wrote more about the news here.

The Quinnipiac Bobcats have relieved head coach Eric Fekete of his duties, a university spokesperson has confirmed to College Crosse. The news was first reported by Lee Roggenburg of Florida Lacrosse News.

Assistant coach Mason Poli has been named interim head coach for the remainder of the academic year. That has been updated on Quinnipiac’s website.

The university has also extended the team’s suspension until the end of the calendar year and has also disciplined individual student-athletes. No fall ball will be played. Roggenburg also tweeted all seniors will miss the first five games of the regular season.

“After a comprehensive investigation into violations of the student conduct policy involving hazing and alcohol, the university has extended the suspension of the men’s lacrosse team ‪through Dec. 31, 2018‬,” said Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs in a statement to College Crosse. “In addition, disciplinary action has been handed down to individual student athletes on the team. The head men’s lacrosse coach is no longer with the university. Effective immediately, Mason Poli, the assistant men’s lacrosse coach, has been appointed interim head coach. Because of university policy and federal law protecting the privacy of student records, we cannot provide any additional details on this matter. The university will continue to take action toward those responsible for behavior that poses a threat to the well-being of our students.”

Johns Hopkins’ 2018 Big Ten Championship rings look niiiice.

Robert Morris showed off their 2018 NEC rings as well.

High Point women’s lacrosse team also got their 2018 Southern Conference Championship rings over the weekend.

Yale held its own against Team USA over the weekend.

The Yale men’s lacrosse team returned to the field Saturday for its first competitive game since winning the national championship. The Bulldogs stepped onto Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters to battle the U.S. men’s national team in an FIL-rules exhibition in front of a packed house — this time without a few names that helped make the 2018 NCAA championship run possible.

Absent was Tewaaraton winner Ben Reeves, who set school records in points, goals and assists. In addition, middies Tyler Warner and Jason Alessi, faceoff man Conor Mackie and defensemen Jerry O’Connor and Christopher Keating all graduated from last year’s squad.

Not to mention, coach Andy Shay was without the services of defensemen Jack Biestek and Spencer Alston (also an LSM), who are currently playing football for the Bulldogs. Long pole Robert Mooney is playing soccer at Yale, as well.

Check out these highlights from the Hopkins alumni game from this weekend.

Meet one of the real lacrosse players behind the film The Grizzlies.

Inspired by true events, The Grizzlies follows a group of Inuit youth in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, depicting their struggles, as they gain a sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse. The film closed out the Yellowknife International Film Festival to a standing ovation on Sept. 30. Kyle Aviak says it was “surreal” getting to see an actor play his younger self on the big screen. He’s one of the real people who inspired the movie The Grizzlies. Aviak was one of the original members, joining the team after the summer of 2001. He said he first watched the film at a private screening at his home and it brought back a lot of good memories. He also visited the set of the film, which was partially filmed in Iqaluit.

Shout out to DU.

Here are highlights from Princeton’s scrimmage versus Keio University.

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Sounds of the game. Princeton vs. Keio.

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KUSI in San Diego did a segment with Austin Staats & Connor Fields.

The first two picks of the National Lacrosse League’s newest team, the San Diego Seals, paid a visit to the KUSI studios on Monday. And as Austin Staats and Connor Fields quickly found out, they would be talking about a lot more than indoor lacrosse!

Taking the game back to The Streets.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Someone is making a South Philly Meatball Contest documentary.

The next edition of the South Philly Meatball Contest is happening this Saturday outside Taproom on 19th. There will be 25 contestants, including South Philly chef Jennifer Zavala and her controversial vegan meatballs. There will be a panel of judges. And there will be a documentary film crew.

That’s right. Somebody is actually making a South Philly Meatball Contest documentary. And this isn’t just some stoop-sitting South Philly mook with an iPhone. The filmmaker behind the South Philly Meatball Contest documentary is Cheryl Hess. She’s a Temple grad, a Pew fellow, and a documentarian who has previously tackled serious issues such as women’s rights and climate change.

World/National News

Hurricane Michael is headed for the southeast.

Hurricane watches were flying for the Florida Panhandle as rapidly intensifying Hurricane Michael headed northward over the warm waters of the Western Caribbean. Michael is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Category 3 hurricane. Michael is the 13th named storm and 7th hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. It is destined to become the fourth named storm to hit the U.S. this year, and most likely the strongest at landfall. The other three were Subtropical Storm Alberto (May 28 near Pensacola, FL), Category 1 Hurricane Florence (September 14 near Wrightsville Beach, NC), and Tropical Storm Gordon (September 4 near the MS/AL border). On average, the U.S. is hit by three named storms each year, with one of them being a hurricane.

Your GIF/Video for October 9, 2018

I don’t know much about Aquaman but this trailer looks interesting.

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