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College Crosse Prospectus - July 19, 2018: Marquette adds Andrew Romagnoli and John Hulsman

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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 July 19, 2018.

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Marquette snagged two good players off the transfer wire as head coach Joe Amplo officially announced the addition of Andrew Romagnoli and John Hulsman.

Marquette University head coach Joe Amplo has announced the addition of transfers Andrew Romagnoli and John Hulsman to the men’s lacrosse team, each of whom will be eligible for the 2019 season. Romagnoli, an attackman, returns to Milwaukee as a graduate transfer after beginning his career at Marquette in 2015 when he redshirted as a true freshman before heading to Delaware. Goalie John Hulsman joins the Golden Eagles after playing against Marquette in 2017 as a freshman at Bellarmine.

Hulsman will have three years of eligibility remaining in Blue & Gold. Romagnoli (Cazenovia, New York/University of Delaware) posted 91 points on 60 goals and 31 assists in 34 career games with the Blue Hens in just over two seasons of competition. He scored 21 goals as a redshirt freshman in 2016 and set a single-game career-high with six goals against VMI while earning CAA All-Freshman Team honors. Romagnoli followed that up with a 34-goal, 53-point campaign in 2017 and posted seven points in five games as a redshirt junior last season. The 5-foot-11 attackman finished the 2017 season second in the CAA with 3.53 points per game and recorded seven hat tricks that year. Romagnoli attended the same high school, Christian Brothers Academy, as current Golden Eagles Jack Zerrillo and Jace Whelan, and was a classmate of Zerrillo.

Welcome back, Romo! #WeAreMarquette

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Also, Michigan will get goalie Tommy Heidt for another season. A huge return for the Wolverines!

Wagner announced former Oregon assistant Michelle Tumolo as their next head coach.

Michelle Tumolo, an All-American player at Syracuse, member of the 2017 gold medal-winning U.S. National Team and, most recently, the top assistant at the University of Oregon, has been named head women’s lacrosse coach at Wagner College.

“We’re thrilled to add Michelle Tumolo to the Wagner athletic family,” said Seahawk athletic director Walt Hameline. “She has coached and competed at the absolute highest level of the game and I am confident that our student-athletes will benefit from her teachings and guidance.”

It’s St. Johns’ turn in the Year in Review spotlight

#44 St. John’s Red Storm

Conference: Big East

2018 Record: 6-8 (0-5 in Big East play)

Head coach: Jason Miller (12th Year)

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Joe Madsen (31)

Assists: Jason DeBenedictis (16)

Points: Jason DeBenedictis (45)

Faceoffs: Justin Corpolongo (105-of-232; 45.3%)

Ground balls: Luke Roediger (59)

Caused turnovers: Aidan Marron (12)

Goals against average: Matt Hanley (9.99 GAA)

Save percentage: Matt Hanley (52.9%)

Also on the docket is Brown! Shout out to Chris, he’s done an amazing job with these posts all summer.

#45 Brown Bears

Conference: Ivy League

2018 Record: 6-9 (3-3 in Ivy League play)

Postseason: Lost to Cornell in Ivy League semifinals

Head coach: Mike Daly (2nd Year)

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Michael Panepinto (27)

Assists: Luke McCaleb (22)

Points: Luke McCaleb (45)

Faceoffs: Ted Ottens (177-of-313; 56.5%)

Ground balls: Ted Ottens (96)

Caused turnovers: JJ Ntshaykolo (12)

Goals against average: Phil Goss (11.98 GAA)

Save percentage: Phil Goss (54%)

Personnel Losses

Key seniors departing: M Stephen Hudak (21 Gs, 8 As), D JJ Ntshaykolo (23 GBs, 12 CTs, 1 G), D Max Gustafson (19 GBs, 6 CTs), FOGO Ted Ottens (56.5% faceoff draws, 96 GBs, 1 G, 2 As), SSDM Owen Rogers (15 GBs, 3 CTs, 2 As), LSM Jake Miller (29 GBs, 6 CTs, 7 Gs, 1 A), SSDM Jack Collins (8 GBs, 3 CTs, 1 G)

Senior scoring departing: 45 of 278 points (16.2%)

Senior starts lost: 72 of 150 (48%)

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Here’s a nice story out of Texas: Midland High brothers gearing up to play lacrosse at Texas A&M.

The Midland High lacrosse team is slowly starting to make a name for themselves and the sport of lacrosse around West Texas. After a great season this year, making it to the semifinals eight Bulldogs signed to continue to play at the next level. Two of them are twin brothers Raymond and John Mee who are headed off to play lacrosse at Texas A&M. “When we both decided on A&M and then the opportunity for lacrosse came up, we just thought it’d be awesome to keep playing together,” said Raymond. “I’m super excited to play at A&M and to do it with my brother is just kind of a bonus,” said John. Raymond picked up a lacrosse stick first out of the two, but it didn’t take him long to convince his brother to join him. “He convinced me. It took a little work but he convinced to try out. Once I figured out I was better at lacrosse than tennis I decided that’s the way I was going to go,” said John.

Youth lacrosse coach tragically dies while on trip to Scotland.

22-year-old Oswego man fresh out of college died during a vacation in Scotland last week, apparently accidentally falling from a bridge in Edinburgh. Garrett Dunsmoor’s body was found at the base of the George IV Bridge in Scotland’s capital around 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, according to Scottish police. He was pronounced dead at the scene, they said .... Dunsmoor - accomplished in academics and athletics - coached youth lacrosse and basketball teams and was “adored by the kids he coached,” his family wrote. At St. Lawrence, Dunsmoor was a four-year member of the lacrosse team, where he played defense, and was a defensive end on the football team for two years. He graduated with honors with a double major in business and communication, according to the university’s statement. Dunsmoor’s lacrosse coach, Mike Mahoney, said in a statement that Dunsmoor was a “consummate teammate.” “Garrett had a smile that could literally light up a room,” Mahoney wrote. “He was bright, hardworking, humble and so very personable.”

Great save by UMass’ Isaac Paparo in Israel.

Alibaba’s Joseph Tsai visits Israel for World Championship.

Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai is visiting Israel for the first time, but it is not the country’s reputation for technological innovation that brought him here. At least, it’s not the primary reason that a top executive at China’s largest e-commerce company is in the country right now on a ten-day trip. Rather, the Taiwanese-Canadian billionaire is a devoted fan of lacrosse and Israel is the unlikely host of the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship that is taking place right now in the coastal city of Netanya, a short drive from Tel Aviv. Tsai is the owner of the San Diego Seals lacrosse team and is involved in the sport’s international governing body. He also played lacrosse for Yale during his college days.

“(Tsai) loves this sport,” said David Lasday, the chief operating officer of the Israel Lacrosse Association, adding that the Alibaba executive vice chairman has been present for games and events every day—which would seem to leave little time for business meetings. Tsai is “meeting people while he’s here but he came for the lacrosse,” Lasday said.

Midland University announces addition of men’s lacrosse to athletic department.

Midland University proudly announces the addition of Men’s Lacrosse to their athletic department, marking the university’s 32nd varsity program. Men’s lacrosse will begin recruiting for the 2019-2020 school year and will compete as an affiliate member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), along with the Midland Women’s Lacrosse team. Midland University has experienced record growth over the last ten years and is recognized as Nebraska’s fastest-growing college. Home to the largest athletic department in Nebraska, Midland boasts more than 850 student-athletes participating in now 32 varsity sports. “Midland University strives to be a leader in creating opportunities for students to pursue their passions and engage in learning experiences that go beyond the classroom. Men’s lacrosse is a growing sport, and we are excited to offer this opportunity to our students while earning their degree,” stated Jody Horner, Midland University President.\

Let’s try to keep it civil out there, folks.

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Made in America Won’t Return to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Next Year.

This might be the last year you can catch Made in America on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. City officials told Billy Penn that starting in 2019, Jay-Z’s annual shindig on the Art Museum steps — which will feature Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj this fall — will have to find a new home. The festival, which has previously showcased performers like Beyoncé, Kanye West, J. Cole, and Solange, has been held on the Parkway since 2012. LiveNation, which presents the event with Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, told Philly.com that they learned of the location change not through city officials, but through the Billy Penn story on Tuesday.

“I was literally on my way to the office, and I had to pull over and read the story,” Omar Al-Joulani, senior vice president of touring for Live Nation, told the publication. “I was shocked. They broke up with us in the press.” The organizations want the show to remain in Philadelphia, though — which the city is open to. A city spokesperson said officials are “interested in discussing the festival’s future with the producers and look forward to continuing a partnership.” It’s not clear why, exactly, officials have chosen not to bring MIA back to the Parkway. A city spokesperson told Billy Penn that the city originally signed off on MIA in 2012 to spur tourism in Philadelphia — but now “the need for an event of this scale at this location may no longer be necessary.”

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Blessed: Birmingham college student walked 20 miles to 1st day of work so his boss gave him his car.

When a young Birmingham college student’s car broke down the night before he was supposed to start a new job, he didn’t panic. At least not for long. Instead, Walter Carr walked. From Homewood to Pelham. All night. In the dark. 20 miles or more.

A Carver High School graduate and U.S. Marine hopeful, Carr walked throughout the early morning hours Friday because he needed, and wanted, the job with Bellhops moving company. He made it to Hoover by 2 a.m. and then to Pelham at 4 a.m. It was in Pelham that the trek took a surprising turn. Kindness and concern from four Pelham police officers coupled with publicly-posted words of amazement and admiration from the moving company’s clients about Carr’s work ethic and dedication, led to a massive pat on the back Monday from Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin. Marklin drove in from Tennessee under the guise of meeting Carr for coffee to personally thank him. That meeting ended with Marklin surprising Carr by giving Carr his own barely-driven 2014 Ford Escape. “I am honestly blown away by him,’’ Marklin said of Carr. “Everything he did that day is exactly who we are - heart and grit. So far, he’s batting 1,000.”

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