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The Hartford men’s lacrosse team has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2019 spring season. The Hawks are slated to play 15 regular-season games, including eight on Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium. “We are extremely excited about our 2019 schedule,” said head coach Ryan Martin, who enters his third season at the helm of the Hawks. “Playing eight games on Al-Marzook Field is huge, and we feel that our nine-game non-conference slate will prepare us for the rigors of the America East schedule.”
Three of the first four games of the season land the Hawks at home, including their season opener against St. John’s on Saturday, Feb. 16. Following a trip to Canisius for the first meeting between the Hawks and Golden Griffs since 2000 on Feb. 23, Hartford plays host to two more quality non-conference opponents in Marist (Feb. 26) and Harvard (March 2).
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Lehigh head men’s lacrosse coach Kevin Cassese announced on Tuesday that the Mountain Hawks, ranked 13th in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook, have added a home game against No. 18 Robert Morris on Wednesday, Apr. 10. Time is to be announced. With the addition of the Colonials to the schedule, Lehigh will now face five of the top 18 teams in Inside Lacrosse’s annual preseason rankings: Loyola (4), Cornell (5), Virginia (8), Rutgers (12) and now Robert Morris (18).
The defending NEC Champion, Robert Morris finished last season 13-5, which included a 12-6 win over Canisius in the NCAA Opening Round game before falling at No. 1 Maryland, 14-11 in a highly-competitive contest. The Mountain Hawks are ranked 13th themselves, their highest preseason ranking in the Face-Off Yearbook since standing eighth heading into 2013.
Lacrosse: The Freshmen Are Here!
The Notre Dame lacrosse 2019 roster has been posted, giving us a first official look at this year’s freshmen. Coach Corrigan often notes that each year ten students leave, and ten new ones take their place. While this seems obvious, it also means this group will eventually be called upon to take the place of 2018’s departing seniors, which include Schmiesser Award winner John “#46Trucking” Sexton, the ageless Carlson Milikin, Pierre Byrne, Brendan Collins, Austin Gaiss, John Travisano, and, of course, Mikey Wynne and many others. We’re excited to see what this top-4 class can do.
A man born and raised in Kugluktuk is now teaching youth across the Western Arctic the fundamentals of lacrosse. Kyle Aviak just spent two full days teaching students in Fort Providence, NWT the ins and outs of the game that took him from Kugluktuk to competitions across North America.
“The lacrosse camp went well, we had a lot of participants from the school. It seemed to catch on with the students, they seemed like they enjoyed (playing) a new sport,” said Aviak. Aviak has spent the past five years living in Yellowknife and teaching kids from the NWT about Lacrosse in partnership with the territory’s Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC). Aviak himself learned to play the game in Nunavut and he travelled to various competitions in both Canada and the United States, including playing for Team Nunavut.
Chris Bates is one of six people who the newly formed Premier Lacrosse League has named as a Head Coach. Bates unpacks is lacrosse journey from John Jay high school in New York’s Hudson Valley, to Dartmouth College, The Philadelphia Wings of Major Indoor Lacrosse (a team which included Hall of Famer’s Paul and Gary Gait, Tom Marecheck, and Billy Miller), Drexel University, and being named head coach at Princeton University. Bates talks about what he learned after his resignation from Princeton in the context of failing forward and self-care for coaches. In addition to coaching in the new pro league he coaches at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania
Powers said one of her favorite extra-professional activities is her involvement in the local lacrosse community.
Powers and her husband founded the Hardin County Lacrosse Association, which started in 2012. The program initially spawned a lacrosse team known as the Elizabethtown Marksmen, a collection of players from area schools.
With the help of the Lacrosse Association, there now are four boys lacrosse teams and two girls teams in Hardin County schools. Central Hardin, Elizabethtown High School, North Hardin and Fort Knox all have lacrosse teams, with boys team having about 23 to 30 players on average and girls teams having about 15 to 20 players on average, Powers said. She said eight lacrosse students in Hardin County have received scholarships through the sport.
“This is the one sport where everyone is on a level playing field,” Powers said. “It’s pretty amazing that people who have never played a sport before get into lacrosse and they excel.”
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is betting that esports will bring millennials and other young people to the resort well into the future.
Its board voted Tuesday to invest up to $700,000 promoting events put on in the next 18 months at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center by Ingame Esports Inc.
Esports are competitive video games, running the gamut from fighting and war games to sports games, said Ingame Esports co-founder Angela Bernhard Thomas, who lives in Connecticut.
What a difference a year makes. Last year, in an important Week 15 matchup in Pittsburgh, there was Tom Brady, firing darts all the way up the field, leading New England on a go-ahead drive in the closing minutes of the game, completing three of four passes for 69 yards before completing a two-point conversion pass to put his Patriots up by a field goal.
This year, in an important Week 15 matchup in Pittsburgh, there was Tom Brady, heaving up a fourth-quarter interception in the red zone, taking points off the board for his team for the second consecutive week. There was Brady, with a chance to tie the game in the final minute, firing two incompletions out of the end zone before throwing up a prayer that went unanswered on fourth down, leading to a disappointing road loss that alters the outlook for the entire season.
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