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College Crosse Prospectus - June 16, 2018: Duke’s Lauren Morton Named BU’s Women’s Head Coach; Lafayette Year In Review

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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 June 16, 2018.

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Duke associate head coach Lauren Morton returned to her alma mater BU, as she was named head coach of the Terriers on Friday.

Less than a month after the departure of former head coach Liz Robertshaw, who led the team for the past 12 seasons, Boston University Director of Athletics Drew Marrochello named alumna Lauren Morton as the fifth head coach in program history Friday.

Morton has spent the past four years on the women’s lacrosse staff at Duke University, rising to the role of assistant coach two seasons ago where she oversaw offensive play.

In 2017, two Blue Devils surpassed the 100 mark in goals or points while the team made its 19th showing in the NCAA Tournament. Morton oversaw five All-Americans, 10 IWLCA regional honorees and 11 All-ACC selections.

Previously, Morton spent two years as an assistant coach at each Lafayette College, BU and Georgetown University. The Terriers earned the 2012 regular-season title with a 10-2 record with Morton on the staff. “Based on the impressions she left here as a student-athlete and an assistant, it is no surprise that she has put herself in position to take over this program and will aspire to achieve as a head coach the type of success she did as a student-athlete,” Marrochello said in a press release.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #67 Lafayette Leopards by The Boy Chris.

After a difficult year for the Leopards on and off the field, Lafayette looks to bounce back with a brand new head coach.

With the 2018 college lacrosse season complete, it’s time to start looking back at how all 71 teams did during the season, as well as what to expect from each squad for 2019.

We already started looking ahead to 2019 with a few of our team recaps, kicking things off with Hampton, NJIT, VMI, and Dartmouth, as well as a check in with St. Bonaventure and Utah.

So with that, let’s continue the recaps!

#67 Lafayette Leopards

Conference: Patriot League

2018 Record: 3-12 (0-8 in Patriot League play)

Head coach: Ed Williams (Interim)

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Conor Walters (28)

Assists: Conor Walters (21)

Points: Conor Walters (49)

Faceoffs: John Becker (106-of-217; 48.8%)

Ground balls: Chris Adamo (68)

Caused turnovers: Jack Lydon (14)

Goals against average: Jonathan Anastos (13.88 GAA)

Save percentage: Jonathan Anastos (43.3%)

Monmouth’s Euro trip is going well. The seem to be enjoying Prague.

The Monmouth University men’s lacrosse team defeated the Czech Republic national team on Thursday evening in the capital city. The Hawks jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first quarter and led 9-0 at halftime in the win. Monmouth won its second of its two international games on its seven-day trip of Europe, after winning in Berlin on Tuesday. The Hawks traveled from Germany to Prague prior to the game, a five hour trip. The team will have sightseeing opportunities in Prague on Friday and will travel back to Berlin on Saturday.

Here’s a nice picture of the nine recent Princeton men’s lacrosse grads, together in Budapest.

The nine recent Princeton men’s lacrosse grads, together in Budapest.

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Merrimack Lacrosse Honored at Massachusetts State House.

WHSV 3 did a segment on JMU women’s lacrosse players not making the IWLCA All-American team because the school forgot to submit the requisite paperwork on time. This was originally reported by College Crosse.

Former Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse Player Mike Schambach Passes Away at 38.

As Father’s Day takes place this weekend, there is some sad news to report among the Rutgers men’s lacrosse family. Former four-year player and two-year starter, Mike Schambach, passed away on June 14th after a year long battle with colon cancer. He was just 38 years old. Shambach was a senior on the 2003 team that was ranked within the top ten nationally, as well as had wins over top five teams UMASS and Syracuse. This was the second to last Rutgers team to make the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Georgetown in the first round. He went on to have a successful career as a head coach after a long tenure as an assistant coach at FDU. He took over Montclair State and led them to a 46-27 record over the past four seasons, including three NCAA Division III tournament appearances and three undefeated conference campaigns. On Thursday, the day he died, Schambach and his assistants were honored with the Division III National Coaching Staff of the Year award from the IMCLA.

The Scarlet Knights also released a statement.

Rutgers men’s lacrosse mourns the loss of alumn Mike Schambach, who passed away Thursday at the age of 38. Schambach was a four-year member of the men’s lacrosse team and a two-year starter. In 2003, he was key contributor to a squad that earned a No. 7 national ranking and appeared in the NCAA Tournament. He graduated from Rutgers in the spring of 2003 earning a Bachelor of Arts in history. Schambach was most recently the head men’s lacrosse coach at Montclair State. Prior to that he spent three seasons as the head coach of DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa, and worked as an assistant coach of FDU-Florham. Schambach played high school lacrosse under Rutgers alumn Chuck Apel at Bridgewater-Raritan High School

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Oh boy: 6 ABC’s Cecily Tynan Accused of Assaulting South Philly Woman at U2 Concert.

A 27-year-old woman from South Philadelphia has accused 6ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan of assaulting her at a U2 concert at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night just after 9 p.m. The woman, Brittany Lewandowski, a lifelong South Philadelphia resident, filed a private criminal complaint against Tynan, who is 49, with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office on Thursday morning. The DA’s office is refusing to release the contents of that complaint to the press at this time. The Philadelphia Police Department confirms that police were called to investigate a report of assault involving a 27-year-old woman and a 49-year-old woman at the Wells Fargo Center around that time on Wednesday, but they will not confirm the names of the parties involved or release details because no arrests have been made.

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Baseball sees a big drop in attendance.

With the regular season approaching the halfway point, it seems safe to say that this is baseball in 2018: lots of home runs, even more strikeouts—and, relatively speaking, not a lot of people in the stands to see them. League-wide attendance entering Friday of 27,328 per game is down 6.6% from this date last year and 8.6% overall, according to Stats LLC. The sport hasn’t seen an attendance drop of more than 6.7% in a single season since 1995, when the average crowd fell nearly 20% following the player strike that canceled the 1994 World Series. MLB attendance has remained consistent throughout this decade, never changing more than 1.9% in either direction. While unwelcome to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, small decreases in attendance aren’t unusual or cause for alarm. Crowds sank 0.7% last year and 0.8% the year before that. But this season has been more than a minor dip, raising legitimate questions about what is happening.

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