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Georgetown University’s men’s lacrosse team released its 2019 schedule, as announced by Head Coach Kevin Warne on Thursday. The Hoyas host a slate that features eight home games at Cooper Field and three contests against teams that made the 2018 NCAA Championships.
Two home exhibition games, against local foes Maryland and UMBC, serve as the Blue & Gray’s final tuneups before the season opener against Sacred Heart on February 9 at Cooper Field. The opener is the first of three-straight home games as Georgetown hosts Robert Morris on February 16 and Towson on February 23. Following the opening homestand, the Hoyas hit the road for back-to-back games against Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland on February 26 and at Hofstra, Warne’s alma mater, in Hempstead, New York on March 2.
As the Premier Lacrosse League has moved inside the six-month countdown to the start of its inaugural season, another crop of top-flight talent has just announced their signing to be a part of the PLL. Seventeen more players — including some of the biggest names in the sport — will be on the field for the PLL when the league gets underway in 2019.
Among the 17 names joining the ranks of the PLL — bringing the total number of players to 157 — are Eric Law, one of the most prolific scorers in the sport, as well as Miles and Jeremy Thompson, who both are considered among the game’s best.
Coming off its MCLA Division 1 National Championship win in May, Michigan State lacrosse made the jump from a marginal tournament team to a nationally-known program. On Dec. 1, as each player received their rings to commemorate the championship season, the Spartans celebrated something equally memorable.
Prior to receiving their rings, the team signed Connor Willimeth to a National Letter of Intent, officially instituting him as a member of the program, as recognized by all 39 players.
Willimeth, a 7-year-old Flushing, Michigan native, was diagnosed with Sturge-Weber Syndrome, a disorder affecting the development of certain blood vessels and causing abnormalities in the brain, skin and eyes from birth.
Ryan Kern has been diagnosed with chip fractures in his thumbs on two occasions. He has also suffered a concussion and recently absorbed so many shots at a Navy men’s lacrosse practice that he walked out of the team’s medical office with a bag of ice on each shoulder. “I can tell you that after certain practices, you’re definitely in the training room for a lot longer,” the sophomore goalkeeper said.
As Kern can attest, playing goalie at the Division I level can be a painful proposition. By the very nature of the position, a goalkeeper is tasked with standing between the net and an opponent capable of launching a shot that might tick up to triple digits on a radar gun. As Maryland coach John Tillman remarked, “Instinctively, you’re doing what most of us wouldn’t do.”
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For three young Ontario lacrosse players, moving to the East Coast as part of the new National Lacrosse League (NLL) expansion team in Halifax is a chance to explore a new city while getting the chance to grow their high-scoring, hard-hitting sport.
Kyle Jackson, Jake Withers, and Graeme Hossack will finish out this season with the Rochester Knighthawks before the indoor lacrosse team moves to Halifax to begin playing in December 2019 at the Scotiabank Centre.
Although lacrosse isn’t as widely played in Nova Scotia as parts of Ontario and western Canada, Jackson said once Haligonians watch their first professional game “they’re going to fall in love” immediately.
Lacrosse great Rob Serratore stopped by Stony Brook to talk to the lads about his story & provide some wisdom before the start of the 2019 season.
Stony Brook HOF'er & Lacrosse great, Rob Serratore, class of '92 was kind enough to come by to drop some inspiration & wisdom on the squad last night. Our alums are always willing to give back. They're "lifers" and they walk the talk ✊ #SeawolvesUnited pic.twitter.com/cDsAWVZIiG— Stony Brook MLAX (@StonyBrookMLAX) December 6, 2018
High Point’s annual Wing Bowl was a success.
Today was reading day which means annual Wing Bowl!!! 5 challengers representing each class and our Graduate took down 6 ultra hot wings for some huge prizes! #GoHPU #wingbowl2018 pic.twitter.com/g31HdhvzkK— High Point Lacrosse (@HPUMensLax) December 5, 2018
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Suddenly, Philadelphia has become a model city, with a Super Bowl-winning (and Trump-defying) NFL team and a new radical political class. Oh, and Meek Mill is finally free. We asked some of our favorite locals why they’re celebrating 2018.
To be from Philadelphia is to be accustomed to losing. We have a history of losing. You learn about it in school. Every year we’d make the trek out to Valley Forge, 24 miles northwest of the city, where George Washington’s army sheltered in place after losing first downtown and then the neighborhood I grew up in, Germantown, in a series of terrible defeats. Winter hit in Valley Forge, and Washington lost thousands more men. We’d go into their freezing huts, which still stand, and imagine loss.
For New Jersey Uber driver Zogie Ella, carpooling is no laughing matter. On days when she is drawn into Uber’s version of the venerable American tradition, known as Uber Pool, she says her anxiety skyrockets.
“It’s a feeling of not knowing whether or not your passengers are going to bond or clash over any little thing,” says Ms. Ella, 36 years old.
A couple of months ago, she picked up two customers who battled before her eyes.
“The second passenger got in and requested that I turn the radio on,” says Ms. Ella. “As I reached to turn it on, the first passenger said she preferred for there to be no music during the ride.”
Today is the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Here’s video footage from December 7th 1991, of President George H.W. Bush during a ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Your GIF/Video for December 7, 2018
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