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Episode 32 of Across College Lacrosse is here! And it’s another episode that involves the pro game! For this episode, I was joined by fellow College Crosse writer Dan Arestia as we had Major League Lacrosse commissioner Sandy Brown to discuss what he’s been doing for the past few months with the MLL. Key points include the increase in the salary cap and the addition of two games to the league’s schedule, as well as their ongoing efforts towards a rebrand.
The High Point Panthers are the 17th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the third team from the Southern Conference. The Panthers finished 6-8 in 2018 and 6-1 in SoCon play. High Point’s season ended in the SoCon semifinals when they fell to Jacksonville in overtime.
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2/2 (vs. St. Bonaventure): High Point will have the honor of being St. Bonaventure’s first ever regular season opponent. The Panthers will be a quality first opponent for the Bonnies to face, but Asher Nolting will be tough to stop for the very young St. Bonaventure squad.
2/18 (at Virginia): The Panthers surprised many in the first half of their meeting with the Cavaliers last year, entering halftime tied up at nine. But Virginia slowly extended their lead throughout the second half with three two-goal spurts and a three-goal run to end the game.
3/9 (vs. UMBC): For the first time in five years, these two teams will face off against each other. The Retrievers bring their “Killer Bees” unit to North Carolina. UMBC had the best scoring defense in the country, giving up 7.77 goals per game.
If this doesn’t make you want to hit the weight room nothing will.
Everyone loves the long ball.
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HOMERUN DERBY 2018!! Competition Wednesday was a blast!! Huge thank you to VMI Baseball for letting us use their field. Big win for the Senior class and the homerun derby champion 1/C Derek Wilson! Strong showing by 2nd Place: 2/C Donnie Proper and 3rd Place: 1/C Mackie Chase. SOUND ON
They’re a large and young group all ready to be a part of history. “It’s kind of funny how we’re all young and going through the same thing,” freshman Andrew Hersey said. “We’re all freshman, there’s no one older than us so we’re all going through it together.” Nearly forty guys from six states and four Canadian provinces make up the first ever varsity men’s lacrosse team at St. Bonaventure. Several are from Western New York like goalie and former Lancaster Legend Ben Mazur who happens to be playing alongside two of his high school teammates and best friends.
Lafayette had an indoor lacrosse practice to spice things up.
Utah head lacrosse coach Brian Holman has announced four players as team captains for Utah’s inaugural season in 2019. Senior Jimmy Perkins, junior Aaron Fjeldsted and sophomores Seth Neeleman and Liam Donnelly will serve as captains for the Utes. Fjeldsted and Neeleman played with Utah’s club team while Perkins and Donnelly are transfers in their first season. Fjeldsted and Neeleman were both captains with the club program. Captains were selected by a team vote.
“I think the team did an awesome job,” Holman said. “We spent a lot of time talking to our guys about captains and what they should be looking for in their team captains as well as what the staff is looking for. I think they truly elected the guys who were deserving, and that doesn’t always happen. We have a really good mix of veterans and offensive and defensive players. If you look at the spectrum of leadership, they all bring a completely different skill set to the table. Not only that, but they are all leaders academically and have quality grade point averages. From our perspective as a staff, this is a home run and I’m excited to see what they do with the team going forward.”
BOSS Tambroni jumped on GC Lax Podcast to talk about Penn State lacrosse and his maturity as a leader.
Here’s a portion of the upcoming Brendan Looney documentary.
Here’s a portion of the documentary #BrendanTheMovie- Kevin Looney & @NavyAthletics @StacieMichaud talk about the Looney Brothers & @navymlax @NavyBlueGold @USNAAlumni @CoachMeade @DeMathaCatholic visit IG: BrendanTheMovie for info about Sunday’s Premiere @TheGreeneTurtle ⚓️ pic.twitter.com/zv8LDy9yiC— Honor Man (@HonorMan_Looney) November 8, 2018
Rochester Knighthawks defenseman Brad Gillies worked with kids Thursday afternoon, teaching them some lacrosse fundamentals, like ground balls, passing, and shooting.
”They did awesome. They picked it up pretty quick. They looked like they were having fun, passing, catching, scoring goals on us. It was a successful day,” said Gillies.
Many of the children in attendance have never picked up a stick before, so getting a tutorial from a pro was an exciting way to learn.
”He’s kind of a superstar here in Rochester. I know that the kids know who he is,” said Gerianne Puskas, vice president of development, Villa of Hope.”They’re going to see the news on TV and they’re going to see him. We’ll have a few opportunities to go to games this year so the kids are going to see him on the field and say, ‘hey I got to play with this superstar.’”
Blessed: 7-year-old Houston BALLER overcomes rare form of arthritis to play lacrosse.
That beat, though.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Whether you grew up along the Shore, a quiet suburban enclave or are a recent transplant to the Garden State, there are some sounds that immediately signal to your brain that: you’re home.
NJ Advance Media reporters canvassed the state over the last few weeks to compile some of the most-Jersey sounds. They may remind you of your childhood or evoke memories of a weekend trip. They may be part of your weekly or monthly routine. Or they may entice you to visit and learn about a new part of the state.
Click play on the audio clips below to listen to each of the 12 sound recordings we’ve compiled. Once you think you’ve figured out what it is, select the arrow to reveal the answer. To learn more about the places where the sounds were recorded, keep scrolling down.
Florida voters wrapped their arms around greyhounds on election night, overwhelmingly supporting an amendment that bans commercial dog racing. Amendment 13 won approval from roughly 5.4 million Floridians with a 69-31 percent victory — well above the 60 percent approval needed to pass.
The Committee to Protect Dogs, which lobbied for the racing ban, called it “a knock-out blow to a cruel industry that has been hurting and killing dogs for nearly a century.” Since Florida has 11 of the nation’s 17 remaining active dog tracks, Amendment 13’s passage appears to mean that the industry will be all but “swept away in the night,” said Carey Theil, executive director of GREY2K USA, one of the leading backers of the ban.
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