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College Crosse Prospectus - March 16, 2018: St. Joe’s vs. NJIT Game Day Links; Untitled Episode Podcast With Jim Simmons.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for March 16, 2018.

College Crosse News.

St. Joe’s plays NJIT today. You can find the stream for the game at NEC Front Row and here’s the link to the Live Stats page.

Check out another Untitled Project podcast. In this episode I interview our man Jim Simmons aka @OrangeLax and get to know more about him and his background. Make sure to check out the 41:15 mark to hear about how Jim grew up with the Belichicks.

Another great article by Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun: Towson men’s lacrosse tapping into budding recruiting pipeline from Kent Island.

The Kent Island area in Maryland is renowned for its access to the Chesapeake Bay, its role as a trading outpost in American colonial history, and its plethora of marinas and outlet shopping. Three members of Towson’s men’s lacrosse team are doing what they can to further strengthen the region’s budding reputation as a source for Division I recruits.

Zach Goodrich, Johnny Giuffreda and Luke Fromert all hail from Stevensville, graduated from Kent Island, and are playing for the No. 20 Tigers (3-3), who will welcome No. 3 Duke (6-1) to Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday at noon. The trio is not the first group of players from Kent Island to reach the Division I level, but they seem to understand how their paths are inspiring younger players back home with dreams of playing lacrosse. “I think them seeing us playing here makes it seem like they have an opportunity, too, that it’s not just a small public school,” said Goodrich, a junior short-stick defensive midfielder. “Everyone has a chance to play at the next level.”

For the love of God, gives these ladies helmets!!

Penn State’s looking to finish their four game road stretch on a high note.

The Nittany Lions’ last three games — which were packed into nine days — told coach Jeff Tambroni a lot about his team. The team’s spring break had its high points equaled by low points. The road stretch started with a win against a Penn team that had just beaten No. 1 Duke, which was followed by a dominant victory over Furman, which was followed by a head-scratching loss to Cornell. The loss against the Big Red featured a blown fourth-quarter lead that made the ride back to Happy Valley a tough one. “There was a lot to talk about when we came back,” Tambroni said. “I still think they believe and trust in the system… It’s not like any of us feel like we have to reinvent the wheel coming into Fairfield.” The Nittany Lions will be on the road again this Saturday to face the Stags. Midfielder Kevin Hill has become one of the team’s most prominent offensive producers, leading the team with 15 goals. Hill’s play has been vital while Grant Ament recovers from a foot injury.

The men’s club lacrosse team at Kansas has grown significantly in only four years.

South Jersey boy Bryce Young has been killing it since his return from an injury that cost him the first three games of the season.

Bryce Young smiled when he approached fellow defenseman Curtis Corley in training before the Maryland men’s lacrosse team’s fourth game against Penn. Because Young had missed the first three games with an undisclosed injury, Corley asked whether he planned to return to face the Quakers. Young, a senior leader on the No. 2 Terps’ defense, told Corley, “We’ll see.” The next time Corley saw Young, the Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, native was wearing full pads and said he would practice and make his season debut. “I’m like, ‘No way, this kid’s actually practicing,’” Corley said. “It was fun. I was like, ‘All right, good, you’re back.’”

Arizona native Jakob Patterson has been an important piece of Albany’s success this year.

The temperature hovered around freezing as the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team wrapped up Wednesday’s practice at Casey Stadium. Snow banks lined the sidelines and behind both cages. A group of freshmen players grabbed shovels and cleared the bleachers to get them ready for Saturday’s home match against Vermont.

It was a scene unlike anything UAlbany sophomore midfielder Jakob Patterson experienced in his youth. He grew up in Chandler, Ariz., where the mercury climbed into the mid-80s on Wednesday. “A little bit of difference,” Patterson said. “I’m still getting used to the climate, honestly. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it. I’ve been used to 120 (degrees) in the summers, so being out here in 30 degrees with the wind, it’s a lot different. A lot more layers of clothes.” Patterson, a Seneca Indian, was actually born on the Cattaraugus Reservation near Buffalo. The family moved when he was a year old so his mother, Kerry, could attend law school at Arizona State.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

BLESSED: Baby Jesus statue stolen nearly 90 years ago returned to N.J. church.

Staff at Our Lady of Grace Church thought they received a suspicious package in the mail on Wednesday, but they were instead greeted by a pleasant surprise. The contents? A baby Jesus statue that had apparently been stolen from the church nearly 90 years ago.

The Rev. Alex Santora, who writes The Jersey Journal’s “Faith Matters” column, said the package was delivered via USPS with a tracking number but no return address information. He called the shipping company and learned only that the package was shipped from a person in Crystal Springs, Florida. The shipper had not provided a name.

The pastor of the church called the Hoboken Police Department and Emergency Service Unit officers responded to inspect the package with a heat detection device. Nothing suspicious appeared to be in the box, the package was opened, and Jesus was found with a note attached.

The shipper wrote in a letter dated Jan. 2, 2018, that the statue was stolen from the outside nativity display of the church in the early 1930s, when the sender’s mother was about 12 years old.

World/National News.

Will there be a World Cup boycott?

Some called for an urgent parliamentary debate on whether the England team should take part in the contest. And there were calls for the Football Association to consider unilaterally pulling out. The World Cup calls intensified last night as international support for Theresa May’s tough response to the Kremlin following the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia grew. France, Germany and the US all backed a joint statement with the Government abhorring the attack and agreeing that Russian state involvement was the only credible explanation. Ministers are understood to be keen to demonstrate that Britain is a democracy where the Government does not tell sporting organisation and other civil bodies what to do in contrast to the dictatorial behaviour of President Putin’s regime.

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