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College Crosse Prospectus - November 28, 2018: Closer Look At Sacred Heart’s 2019 Schedule

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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 November 28, 2018.

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Chris did a great breakdown of Sacred Heart’s 2019 schedule which you should definitely check out.

The Sacred Heart Pioneers are the 29th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the second team from the NEC. The Pioneers finished 7-8 in 2018 and 3-3 in NEC play. Sacred Heart lost to Saint Joseph’s in the NEC semifinals.

Circle These Dates

2/9 (at Georgetown): The Hoyas enjoyed a fun run last year that consisted of a Big East title and a near upset of Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Tournament. They had a similar run in 2015, but failed to qualify for the tourney and ended up under .500 for the next two seasons. Kevin Warne will look to sustain the success into 2019, with a new goaltender having to stop Joe Saggese and Max Tuttle.

2/19 (vs. Boston University): BU may have found their groove after starting up their program in 2014. Entering their sixth season, the Terriers have emerged as a good program that has made noise in the past and will continue to do so with Chris Gray on offense. Loyola and Lehigh have received plenty of attention this offseason, but BU will look to disrupt that in the Patriot League.

2/23 (vs. Fairfield): It’s weird that these two teams, separated by only five miles, have met only three times ever, with the last coming in 2005. The two teams met in 1993 and in 1994 and split those two home-and-home meetings before the Pioneers won the most recent meeting in Boca Raton. It makes sense for these two teams to play each other in a regular season game.

Reading is fundamental.

Everyone’s happy that the NLL & the PLPA came to an agreement to save the 2018-2019 season.
Players relieved after National Lacrosse League labour dispute resolved.

There may be no one more relieved the National Lacrosse League labour dispute is over than those involved with their two expansion teams. Peterborough native and Lakers player Turner Evans was the first-round draft pick of the San Diego Seals in the NLL expansion draft from the Toronto Rock. Peterborough native and Lakers GM Paul Day is head coach/GM of the expansion Philadelphia Wings. It would have been tough on both organizations had the NLL season been postponed further or cancelled. The league cancelled the opening two weeks of the season prior to the league and Professional Lacrosse Players Association (PLPA) coming to a five-year agreement on Friday that was ratified by players on Saturday.

Lacrosse fans cheer rescue of Saskatchewan Rush season.

Evan Schemenauer admits he was a little worried about this year’s National Lacrosse League season. Earlier this month, the Saskatchewan Rush cancelled its first two games over a dispute between the players’ association and owners. It appeared the season was in jeopardy until an agreement was reached this weekend. “I was pleasantly surprised that something actually happed,” podcaster and lacrosse fan Evan Schemenauer told CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning. “We were literally waiting within minutes on Wednesday (for an announcement) that could have taken this the opposite direction.”

Lacrosse players going back to work.

Several lacrosse players from the Tri-Cities are going back to work after the Professional Lacrosse Players’ Association reached a new labour agreement with the National Lacrosse League last Saturday. The labour uncertainty had cost the 12-team league its first two weeks of games, scheduled for this weekend and next. In a statement on its website, the league said it is still working out details for the 2018-19 season and how those games might be made up

Better burn off those mashed potatoes before preseason starts!

Lacrosse continues to grow in Utah.

Although the sport called lacrosse has been at a club level in Box Elder county for about 15 years, it has recently become a sport that is gaining popularity and recognition in the schools.

Keith Mecham, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, brought this recognition to the school board as he announced that the UHSAA has asked for local school boards to sanction lacrosse as a school sport beginning in 2019-2020 school year.

“It is the funnest sport,” said board member Nancy Kennedy. She added that the game is fast and is one that does not depend on brute strength of individual players. Many parents and patrons of the sport agreed as the public vomment portion of the meeting continued, discussing the virtues of the game both for girls and boys.

Here’s a cool video from a recent Korea Lacrosse open practice.

Great work by the Maryville University Men’s Lacrosse Team.

“Remember everyone deployed” isn’t just a catchphrase for the Maryville University Men’s Lacrosse Team. It might seem counterintuitive for a team that wants to raise money for its upcoming season to spend part of that money on another good cause, but that’s just one more reason Maryville University athletes are known as the Saints.

Maryville, a small, private university just 22 miles from St. Louis, Mo., is one of the best-run colleges financially, known for making their dollars go far. This frugality means the students in its athletic programs need to raise a little money on their own to make their seasons a reality.

This is no problem for the men’s lacrosse team. They started a crowdfunding project to get the money they need, but the reward for their hard work is more than just a third season in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. With money raised, they intend to send care packages to US troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. For every $100 raised, they will send out a gift to the men and women overseas.

Looking good, Utes.

#AnotherOne: Corban (Ore.) announces additions of men’s and women’s lacrosse as varsity sports.

Corban University Athletic Director Twiggs Reed announced on Monday that the Warriors would be adding two varsity programs, with men’s and women’s lacrosse officially joining the sporting slate in the fall of 2019 at Corban. “This is an exciting time for Corban University and our athletic department,” said Reed. “Lacrosse has been the fastest growing sport in America for the past 20 years, and it is a part of our strategic plan to increase student enrollment as well as to bring high-character, Christ-centered students to our campus. I’m excited for the future of Corban Athletics, and I’m thrilled with the addition of these two teams!” The addition of these two programs bring Corban’s total varsity teams to 16. It joins men’s wrestling as one of three new varsity athletic programs that begin in the fall of 2019 at Corban.

$2M project brings lacrosse (and soccer too) stadium to MVNU!

Mount Vernon Nazarene University has announced a capital project to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. MVNU plans to build a Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium to accommodate varsity and junior varsity soccer teams, the men’s club lacrosse team and future athletic teams.

The $2 million project will include a high-quality turf field, lights, expanded seating, restrooms, concessions, locker rooms, a press box and more.

“The athletic expansion allows us to give dozens of student-athletes the opportunity for a Christian education who may have not felt they had that option before,” said James Smith, Vice President of University Relations. “It also helps us maintain our health as a university by expanding our student base.”

Here’s a great story out of Colorado.

As far as Rob Raphael is concerned, lacrosse is truly a sport for all, no matter your size, shape or physical ability.

Last summer, the Pine Creek High School assistant lacrosse coach founded 719Lacrosse, a nonprofit that helps Colorado Springs special-needs students learn to play lacrosse.

“Our goal is for every athlete to develop a sense of belonging to a community, learn the value of being part of a team and improve self-esteem, fitness and social skills,” said the Briargate resident, whose son, Blake, is a member of the Eagles’ lacrosse team.

Speaking of CO, here’s an interview with Univ. of Colorado women’s lacrosse head coach Ann Elliot about what’s in store for the team in 2019.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Wow, now that is a headline: Flying piece of metal impales N.J. driver in neck. Passenger saves his life, cops say.

A Hunterdon County man was in stable condition Tuesday after a piece of metal flew into the truck he was driving and struck him in the neck, police said. The 23-year-old Holland Township man was driving about 9:15 a.m. on Route 519 when a piece of metal flew in through the passenger window, according to Holland police Chief John D. Harris Jr.

Harris said workers hired by the county were using heavy machinery to clear trees for a road-widening project when two men in an electrical engineering van drove by. At that moment, investigators believe the machinery kicked up metal from the base of an old utility pole. “It just shot out,” Harris said.

World/National News

Giant inflatable Santa gets loose and causes traffic chaos in London.

Drivers found themselves stuck in a lengthy ho-ho-hold up when a giant inflatable Santa landed on a busy road. The floating Father Christmas broke free of its moorings and drifted on to the Cromwell Road in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, blocking it in both directions at about 13:30 GMT. Taxi driver Muhammad Fareed captured the stricken Santa on camera as he waited in a queue of traffic. “It was one of the more unusual reasons to be stuck in traffic,” he said.

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