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College Crosse Prospectus - December 12, 2018: Lafayette & Stony Brook Schedule Breakdowns; Holy Cross, Michigan, Cornell, & St. Joe’s Release 2019 Schedules

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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 December 12, 2018.

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Chris took a look at Lafayette’s 2019 schedule, read the breakdown here.

The Lafayette Leopards are the 47th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fifth team from the Patriot League. The Leopards finished 3-12 in 2018 and 0-8 in Patriot League play. Lafayette failed to make the Patriot League Tournament, but hired Patrick Myers as head coach over the summer.

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2/9 (vs. NJIT): This will be a good early evaluation of how the Leopards look under their new regime. The Rutgers game could be something as well, but the Highlanders will also be in the same boat with trying to build up their program in their fifth year.

2/15 (at Wagner): Lafayette won this game in double overtime a year ago and were above .500 for a short time. Yet they still showed signs of a bright future in that early run. Along with the Leopards, the Seahawks have a new head coach in Bill McCutcheon and hope to turn that program around as well.

You can also read Chris’ take on Stony Brook’s 2019 schedule.

The Stony Brook Seawolves are the 46th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fifth team from the America East. The Seawolves finished 7-8 in 2018 and 5-1 in America East play. Stony Brook lost to Vermont in the America East semifinals.

Circle These Dates

2/23 (at Brown): The past three years, both teams have combined for at least 29 goals so expect the over/under to be a large number. The Seawolves lost last year’s battle in a 30-goal affair thanks to five goals from Carson Song after beating the Bears 25-17 in 2017.

2/26 (at Hofstra): Last year’s meeting of the two Long Island teams was one Stony Brook would like to forget. After the Seawolves made it a 6-2 game in the 3rd quarter, the Pride scored the final eight goals en route to a huge 14-2 win.

3/9 (vs. Bryant): I’m interested in this matchup for the Seawolves as well as the Bulldogs. Bryant has been a consistently good NEC team for the past few years, while the Seawolves have had some good teams throughout as well. Bryant is known for their defense but they’re able to score some goals as well.

Holy Cross released their schedule yesterday. Check out who the Crusaders have on their plate for 2019.

Holy Cross head men’s lacrosse coach Peter Burke has announced the team’s schedule for the 2019 season. The men’s lacrosse 2019 slate includes 13 games and six at Kuzniewski Field. Holy Cross will prepare for the season with four scrimmages. Holy Cross will travel to Rutgers (Jan. 19) and then host three home scrimmages, first with Bryant (Jan. 26) and then a double-header with Dartmouth and Sacred Heart (Feb. 2). The Crusaders will open the 2019 season with a home game against Providence (Feb. 9) before hitting the road for two-consecutive games. Holy Cross will travel to Vermont on Feb. 16 and UMass Lowell on Feb. 19.

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Hail to the victors!! Michigan released their 2019 slate yesterday as well.

I see you, Cornell! BOSS Milliman released the Big Red’s 2019 schedule yesterday.

Pete Milliman, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Lacrosse, has announced the Big Red’s schedule for the upcoming 2019 season. The 14-game slate features eight teams ranked in the 2019 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Poll, and includes six home games, as well as a trip to North Caroline to participate in the Crown Lacrosse Classic, and the team’s first trip to South Bend, Indiana since 1991 to take on Notre Dame. As always, the Big Red schedule will feature the ever-competitive Ivy League conference games, several games with traditional rivals, and the 10th season of the Ivy League Tournament, which will return to New York City for the second straight year.

“We’re really excited about the competitive schedule we’ve put together for the 2019 season,” said Milliman. “We wanted to challenge our guys and when you see how many of these teams are ranked in the preseason, we think we’ve done that.

#AnotherOne: St. Joe’s unveiled its 2019 calendar yesterday as well.

Saint Joseph’s eighth-year head coach Taylor Wray has announced the Hawks’ 14-game schedule for the 2019 men’s lacrosse season. Including their two exhibition games, the Hawks will compete against members of the Patriot League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Big East Conference, and Ivy League as well as the independent NJIT Highlanders before entering into Northeast Conference action on March 23.

“We start our 2019 schedule a week earlier than usual, which I know is exciting for our players, but also means we are going to need to be incredibly efficient with our preseason preparation,” said Wray. “We have a youthful team, with many new faces at both ends of the field.”

The family of McCrae Williams have filed suit against multiple students at Lafayette.

The parents of a 19-year-old college freshman who died of head injuries in a fall suffered after a day of drinking are seeking to hold his roommate and other students liable.

Lafayette College lacrosse recruit McCrae Williams died on Sept. 11, 2017, two days after he fell in his dorm room and likely hit his head on the concrete.

Williams’ parents, Christopher and Dianne Williams of Weston, Massachusetts, filed a wrongful death suit against 10 students last week, according to The Morning Call of Allentown. The suit alleges that students failed to seek immediate medical help for Williams after finding him on the floor, instead picking him up and putting him in bed. The students didn’t call 911 until the following afternoon.

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StickToSports: Lacrosse team leads “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” singalong amid song controversy.

A Canadian lacrosse team received mixed reactions after embracing the controversial holiday song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The Saskatchewan Rush played the song, whose lyrics seem inappropriate to some in the #MeToo era, during their game on Saturday night, CTV News reports.

The team encouraged spectators to sing along. The players also whipped out fake newspapers with the song’s title as the headline – a tongue-in-cheek reference to the abundance of news reports being written about the song lately. (And also, perhaps, a timely comment on Saskatchewan’s frigid winter temperatures.)

Sources: Premier Lacrosse League to announce six head coaches.

The Premier Lacrosse League will announce their six head coaches for the inaugural 2019 season, multiple sources have told College Crosse. Dom Starsia, John Paul, Andy Towers, Jim Stagnitta, Chris Bates, and Nat St. Laurent will lead their respective PLL teams beginning in June of 2019. The league is expected to make a formal announcement tomorrow. Earlier today, a Twitter account that appears to be John Paul’s PLL account surfaced online.

US Lacrosse with a beautiful post on Canisius’ Michael Sanzone.

Michael Sanzone had two questions when he was taken off the respirator. First, did he finish his ruck march? And second, could he still play lacrosse? “That broke my heart,” said Lisa Sanzone, his mother. “Because I didn’t have an answer.”

Sanzone, a senior midfielder at Canisius College, had decided after his sophomore year to enter the school’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps for the U.S. Army. On July 15, at about the 10-mile mark of a 12-mile ruck march at Fort Knox in Kentucky — an endurance test in which you carry a large amount of weight in a backpack while traveling a long distance, the last mission of ROTC boot camp — he collapsed due to a combination of heat stroke and dehydration.

“I remember most of the march,” Sanzone said. “Up until the end there, where it gets a little blurry. Next thing I know, I was waking up in the hospital.”

Here’s a good video of Canisius head coach Mark Miyashita and assistant coach Kris Alleyne discuss their experiences during the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships.

NLL coming to Long Island with new indoor lacrosse team planned for 2019.

Professional indoor lacrosse is coming to Long Island.

A Long Island/New York City franchise will be the 13th team to join the National Lacrosse League, the league announced Tuesday at a press conference in Manhattan at B/R Live, the league’s broadcast partner.

The new team, which doesn’t have a name yet, will begin play in December 2019, with its home games at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum.

“We’re working hard on creating a name, branding, logo,” said Gary Fuhrman, managing partner of GF Capital and board member of GF Sports, the ownership group of the new franchise. “I think by early 2019 we’re going to have an event at the Coliseum to launch that.”

Here’s another article, this one from Bloomberg, on the NLL’s new Long Island team.

The National Lacrosse League awarded a Long Island expansion franchise to an ownership group led by private equity investor Gary Fuhrman and backers including Hank Ratner, the former chief executive officer of Madison Square Garden Co. The team will play at the Nassau Coliseum starting next year and is asking fans to suggest names, the league said. The NLL is scheduled to formally announce the franchise and ownership group later Tuesday.

“New York not only aligns perfectly with our strategic plan to grow in the U.S., but also brings professional lacrosse back to a region that so many fans had wished for,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz.

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It’s about time: 30th St. SEPTA Station to get a major face-lift.

The 30th Street Station Market-Frankford Line subway stop is getting fancified. SEPTA is due to receive a $15 million federal grant to modernize the station. The money, which will come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD grant program, will fund approximately 39 percent of the total $38 million project. It will accompany more than $23 million in additional state, local and private funds, including $2 million from Brandywine Reality Trust.

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E-Scooters are polluting urban waterways.

E-scooters are billed as environmental saviors–a low-emissions alternative to short trips by car, and a much more expedient one than your own two feet. But in some cities, they’re becoming another form of pollution.

In places like Oakland, Los Angeles, and Portland, people have become so fed up with the plastic scooters–distributed liberally on sidewalks by companies like Bird and Lime–that they’ve taken to throwing them into lakes and rivers, and in the case of Los Angeles, the ocean. In Oakland, the New York Times reporter Jack Nicas spotted a man fishing scooters out of Lake Merritt, one of the oldest wildlife refuges in North America and an important sanctuary for actual birds; he reportedly pulled out 12 in one day, and received a small monetary reward from Bird for each.

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Here’s the trailer for the new Godzilla movie out next year.

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