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College Crosse Prospectus - March 15, 2018: Rutgers Beats Lehigh; Richmond Upsets North Carolina; McDonogh Girls Lacrosse Win Streaks Hits 178.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for March 15, 2018.

College Crosse News.

Wednesday was a wild day as UMass, Rutgers, Hofstra, & Richmond all won.

Highlights from Hofstra vs. Monmouth,

Highlights from Rutgers vs. Lehigh.

McDonogh girls lacrosse win streaks hits 178.

A new coach and considerable turnover from graduation didn’t matter much to McDonogh’s girls lacrosse team Wednesday night as the Eagles opened their season with their 178th straight win. The Eagles scored the first six goals against Vero Beach and rolled to a 16-3 victory on their spring break trip to Florida.

Here’s a great post about former NLL player Ben Prepchuk.

Chris Gleason - Reporter: ASU’s club lacrosse team is eight games into its first season under new head coach Todd MacRobbie. While he’s already been an assistant coach with the program for six years, his replacement, Ben Prepchuk, is coaching at the college level for the first time.

Ben Prepchuk - Assistant lacrosse coach: It’s nice to be able to come into practice and be able to go out there and execute the “x’s” and “o’s,” and all your players can pass and catch versus at the youth level (where) you’re still working on a lot of stick skills and teaching your kids to pass and catch and stuff.

Chris Gleason - Reporter: The team has hit a skid after winning three of its first four, now having lost four consecutive games all by one goal. Despite the rough patch, Prepchuk seems to be enjoying his new gig at a higher level

Ben Prepchuk - Assistant lacrosse coach: I think the players respect what I’ve done and where I’ve been, so when I say something to a player, hopefully they respect and understand that ‘hey this guy knows what he’s talking about.’

Gotta start ‘em out young.

Are latex gloves the key to Albany’s success?

The first few times he practiced with the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team, sophomore Davis Diamond remembered the same thing happening. “I couldn’t feel my fingers,” Diamond said. A native of Boca Raton, Fla., Diamond just figured he had to get used to always being cold playing lacrosse in the Northeast and dealing with what came along with that. Then, he noticed some of his teammates had a bit of blue sticking out from beneath their lacrosse gloves. The next day, Diamond joined the ranks of Great Danes who wear disposable medical gloves under their lacrosse gloves to help keep his hands capable of functioning at a high level. “I didn’t know that was a thing until I got here,” Diamond said. “Not until I got up here.”

Cornell’s ready to dance with Yale this weekend.

Fresh off a top-20 upset, Cornell lacrosse is ready to set itself apart this season as it begins its Ivy League schedule. Up first, No. 8 Yale — the three-time defending Ivy League champions — will come to town this Saturday for a conference showdown at Schoellkopf Field. After finishing in the middle of the pack last season, the Red (3-2) will attempt to reestablish itself in the conference when it challenges the Bulldogs (4-1) this weekend at home. “Our goal is not to show well in the Ivy League or maybe sneak into the Ivy League playoff,” Milliman said. “Our goal is to win the Ivy League.” Cornell did not fare well against the Bulldogs last year, dropping the league-opener, 17-8. The Red would go on to finish fifth in the conference, an improvement over the year before, but not where it wants to be. The Bulldogs this season will be formidable opponents again — ranking as a top-10 team in the nation with a record of 4-1 to start the year. In addition, Yale has found itself at the top of the standings for three straight regular seasons.

RMU men’s lacrosse weekly with Carter Yepsen.

Adam DiMillo is having a great season.

In March 2016, during a game against Princeton, Maryland men’s lacrosse midfielder Adam DiMillo heard his surgically repaired shoulder pop. The previous summer, DiMillo had gone under the knife on that shoulder, before rehabbing for seven months to get back on the field for his sophomore season. So despite the pain, he demanded to stay in the game. After a visit with the trainer, DiMillo did so, and played through the injury for the rest of the season before getting a second surgery.

At that time, DiMillo was a defender, but he switched back to his natural attack-minded position shortly after and now embraces his role as a two-way player, epitomizing a team-first mentality that coach John Tillman wants Maryland’s younger players to learn from. “He’s a guy who’s just a stable, measured, confident guy,” Tillman said. “When you have younger guys, you point out that’s the kind of guy you want to be. Adam DiMillo is a great role model on our team.”

BOSS Tambroni wants a 90-second shot clock.

Growing the game has been a big part of lacrosse for many years. So far, it’s been successful. In almost every measurable statistic, lacrosse has been on the rise. The amount of high schools fielding lacrosse teams has grown by 27 and the number of colleges by 33 percent in the last five years. Since 2001, the amount of registered players has grown over 225 percent. The only metric that the sport has gone backwards in recently is attendance at NCAA Championship Weekend. A decade ago it floated just under 50,000 and lately it has been around 25 to 30,000 people each year. “We’ve grown significantly, and I think it’ll continue to grow,” Penn State coach Jeff Tambroni said. “I think it’s a great alternative for offseason sports such as football and basketball. And because of the pace of the game it has continued to grow and garner some attention through the Midwest, into the west coast and into the south. I do think there is a promising future.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Another one: Snowstorm set to hit the mid-atlantic.

Here we go again... We’re less than a week away from the official start of spring, we got clobbered by two big coastal storms in six days and we were brushed by a third coastal storm Monday night into early Tuesday. And now there’s talk about a fourth storm system setting its sights on the East coast? If you’re hoping it’s an early April Fool’s Day joke, it’s not. Forecasters say there’s a potential for a storm system to develop early next week and deliver more snow -- or a mix of rain and snow -- to the New Jersey region. Just like the last three storms that have pestered the Garden State since early March, forecasters say there’s a high degree of uncertainty over the latest storm system because it’s more than five days away from arriving and too many atmospheric factors need to play out.

World/National News.

Seems low: A quarter of Americans are online constantly.

As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26% of American adults now report that they go online “almost constantly,” up from 21% in 2015, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2018. Overall, 77% of Americans go online on a daily basis. That figure includes the 26% who go online almost constantly, as well as 43% who say they go online several times a day and 8% who go online about once a day. Some 11% go online several times a week or less often, while 11% of adults say they do not use the internet at all.

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