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College Crosse Prospectus - December 18, 2018: 2019 College Crosse Preseason All-Americans; Previewing St. Joe’s

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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 18, 2018.

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Check out our picks for 2019 College Crosse Preseason All-Americans.

Inside Lacrosse revealed the 2019 Face-Off Yearbook: Preseason Media All-Americans today. It is voted on by media members who vote in the weekly Media Poll and consists of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Teams, and Honorable Mentions.

I’ve gotten the email the last couple years, but I always submit a combined ballot with help of Chris, Adam, Jake, & Ryan. This year The Kid Chris will also be voting in the weekly Media Poll, and as such submitted his own ballot for the 2019 Preseason Media All-Americans. You should definitely check out his post on his ballot, which you can find here.

Seeing as transparency and accountability are important to us here at College Crosse, you can find the Preseason Media All-Americans ballot that I submitted to IL (with the help of Chris, Adam, Jake, & Ryan) directly below.

Next up in our schedule breakdown series is St. Joe’s.

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are the 51st team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the NEC. The Hawks finished 11-4 in 2018 and 6-0 in Northeast Conference play. Saint Joseph’s was the top seed in the NEC Tournament, but fell to Robert Morris in overtime in the NEC title game.

Circle These Dates

2/9 (vs. St. Bonaventure): The first game of the regular season will feature a brand new opponent in the Bonnies. This will be St. Bonaventure’s second game of their inaugural year after playing High Point the week before. They’re a very young team with a ton of freshmen, but it should give the Hawks a good look at who they are as a young team.

2/23 (vs. Providence): Last year’s matchup in Rhode Island was a very low-scoring 4-3 affair that went in favor of the Friars. Providence had a bad year after nearly winning the Big East in 2017, but return a good amount of their offense from last season.

3/10 (vs. Penn) (at the Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge at Drexel): The Hawks will take on Drexel in the first part of the weekend event before playing the Quakers a couple days later. Despite finishing below .500, Penn finished with one of the top RPIs in the country thanks to a very difficult nonconference schedule. But St. Joe’s held off a later Penn rally to get a huge upset win.


Everyone gets to go to the playoffs in the NLL.

The following changes have been made to the NLL Playoffs format to accommodate expansion within the league. New for this season, eight of the eleven teams will now earn a playoff berth.

Round 1 – The East and West Division winners will be seeded #1 within their respective divisions and play the #4 seed, while the #2 and #3 seeds play each other in the first round. The highest seed hosts round 1.

Division Finals – One game series between the winners of Round 1, hosted by the highest remaining seed.

NLL Finals – East vs. West Division winners in a best two of three game series. The highest remaining seed will host games one and three, if necessary.


Great post on Noelle Lambert from US lacrosse.

Do you want to do this or not?” Carly O’Connell, an assistant coach for the UMass-Lowell women’s lacrosse team, noticed Noelle Lambert simply going through the motions during a January practice in Lowell, Mass., an hour north of Boston. Shortly after losing her left leg above the knee in a moped accident July 30, 2016, Lambert professed her intent to return to a normal life — to run again, to play lacrosse again. Nearly 18 months had passed since Lambert crashed a moped with her teammate and roommate Kelly Moran riding on the back seat. Driving a motorized scooter for the first time during a summer trip to Martha’s Vineyard, she lost control of the vehicle, veering and hitting the side of an oncoming dump truck. Bystanders saw Lambert’s mangled left leg and fashioned a makeshift tourniquet to control the bleeding until emergency responders arrived.

Happy holidays from Lafayette.

Check out Chris’ post on Troy Nunes about Syracuse’s 2019 schedule.

The Syracuse Orange 2019 men’s lacrosse schedule was released last weekend, with much of last year’s slate in tact. Eight teams in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook top 16 are on Cuse’s slate. Syracuse will begin the season with a whopping seven home games before their first away game on March 30 against Notre Dame. Four of their final five games will be on the road, with the Cornell meeting being the lone home game during that stretch. The one major change to the regular season schedule is that the Colgate Raiders are now the opponent for the season opener. For the past few seasons, the Raiders have been at the end of the schedule after the ACC Tournament. But with the structure of the conference tournament being altered, Colgate now kicks off the season. The Binghamton Bearcats are now off the schedule.

I love this video from McDaniel men’s lacrosse.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

I DO NOT recommend it, but here’s how you can propose via the jumbotron at a Philly sports game.

Some believe that proposing to your significant other should be a private, romantic moment. (Check out all of our fun Proposal Month coverage here.) Others feel that sharing the moment with lots of people around —say, at your favorite gigantic Philadelphia sports stadium — enhances the magic and excitement. For those ready to pop the question who happen to have an intense and unbridled passion for Philadelphia sports (I mean, we get it, we REALLY love the Eagles) then proposing on the Jumbotron might actually be a dream come true.

World/National News

Discovery team finds farthest object in our solar system.

A newly discovered object is the most-distant body ever observed in the solar system — and the first object ever found orbiting at more than 100 times the distance from Earth to the sun. The discovery team nicknamed the object “Farout,” and its provisional designation from the International Astronomical Union is 2018 VG18. Preliminary research suggests it’s a round, pinkish dwarf planet. The same team spotted a faraway dwarf planet nicknamed “The Goblin” in October.

Your GIF/Video for December 18, 2018

This video will definitely brighten your day.

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