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College Crosse Prospectus - July 26, 2018: Automatic Shot Clock On The Horizon; Sacred Heart & Monmouth 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 July 26, 2018.

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From the GAWD Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun: With strong support, automatic shot clock likely coming to men’s college lacrosse soon.

Men’s college lacrosse appears poised to add an automatic shot clock for the 2019 season, only about a year after the idea began as an experiment. There is growing support among college coaches at the Division I, II and III levels to install a shot clock to eliminate “stall-ball” strategies that have frustrated opponents, broadcasters and fans alike. Division I women’s lacrosse programs have been playing with a 90-second possession clock since the 2017 season — Division II and III women followed this year — and Major League Lacrosse uses a 60-second shot clock. “I’d be very shocked if we do not have a shot clock,” Loyola Maryland coach Charley Toomey said. “I think we’re going to have some form of a clock.”

“I could be wrong, and stranger things have happened, but I would anticipate that in this rules cycle, we would see the implementation of a shot clock,” Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala said. “The majority of our coaches’ body has voted that they would be in favor of the shot clock as well.”

So what do you guys think? Are you in favor of a shot clock? Let us know in the comments or even .......

Monmouth Hawks, it’s your turn in the klieg lights.

The 2017 Hawks set the standard for the program going forward. With many members of that team departing in the offseason, the 2018 version still competed as hard, but fell short in the MAAC semifinals. The season started off with plenty of promise, despite a double overtime loss against Princeton. All seven of their wins came against teams who didn’t have a winning record. Their best win was a 9-8 decision over UMass Lowell in early March.

Monmouth also couldn’t finish in many close games, going 2-5 in those decisions. Some of those losses included a midweek loss to Lafayette and overtime losses to Detroit Mercy and Quinnipiac in MAAC play. There was nobody close to having as big as an offensive impact as Bryce Wasserman did in his final year in Jersey. Junior attackman Griffin Figel had 30 points, good for second on the team, and the only other player with more than 10 assists. Six other players put up more than 10 points in 2018, including junior Hunter Jones and long pole Gordon Phillips. Not having Eamon Campbell on offense did hurt the Hawks.

The saga continues, Sacred Heart, you’re up next in our Year in Review series.

Sacred Heart has vastly improved since going 2-14 in 2016. In 2017, the Pios were one of the more improved teams in the country by going 9-6 and reaching the NEC Tournament. They reached the conference tourney again in 2018, but did go 7-8 overall.

The start of the season went strong for Jon Basti’s squad, winning four of their first five games, including a season-opening 11-9 win over Stony Brook. But things fell apart in early March as Sacred Heart went on a four-game losing streak, which included a one-goal loss to Hartford. A little pick-me-up was needed, and the Pioneers got that in a one-goal win over Mount St. Mary’s. Beginning with that Mount win, Sacred Heart alternated between wins and losses for the rest of the season, culminating in a two-goal loss to Saint Joseph’s in the NEC semifinals. All of Mount’s wins came against teams that did not finish with a record of .500 or above (Stony Brook at 7-8 was their best win record wise). Junior Max Tuttle and redshirt-junior Joe Saggese led the way on offense with 60+ point efforts. Freshman Logan Liljeberg was third on the team with a 30-point mark in his rookie season, starting in all 15 games. Senior Kevin Cop and redshirt-senior Julian Garritano each racked up at least 20 points in their final seasons in Fairfield.

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Check out this cool WPLL short-documentary. with an article on Rutgers hiring former Air Force head coach Eric Seremet.

New Rutgers men’s lacrosse assistant Eric Seremet served a season-long suspension at the end of his tenure as Air Force’s head coach in the wake of a hazing investigation, but RU athletics director Patrick Hobbs and head coach Brian Brecht are confident in the hire following what Hobbs called a “heightened” review. “None at all,” Brecht told NJ Advance Media when asked if he has any reservations about bringing Seremet into the program and around his players. “He didn’t do anything wrong.

“I’ve known Eric for over 20 years coaching against him and working events with him in the summertime. There’s no better coach, leader, offensive mind with experience to attract and bring to Rutgers to help our program grow and to provide our student-athletes the best experience throughout their four years here than Eric Seremet.” Seremet, 47, was named Rutgers’ new offensive coordinator last Friday. He joins the staff after being sidelined for all of the 2018 campaign after Air Force suspended him in October of 2017 as part of an investigation into hazing of freshmen cadets. Seremet told NJ Advance Media he resigned to take the Rutgers job after he and Air Force “mutually agreed to part ways,” but declined to comment on his departure or the investigation further beyond acknowledging it was “a tough year.”

Loyal to the game: Poway lacrosse star leaves it all on the wall.

Every time Marquez White walks into his bedroom, he views his entire lacrosse career from start to present day on the wall. From the first full-sized stick he used as a first-grader, when he took up the sport for the first time, to his very last stick, White’s entire career comforts him every day.

“When I teach young kids how to use their lacrosse stick, I tell them to get a mini-stick,’’ he said. “They cost about $20. I wish I’d started with a mini-stick instead of the full-sized one I had. I might not have broken as many things around the house as I did,” White said. “While I can’t count the number of lamps that I broke with that stick. There were a few windows and a fence too.’’ The 5-foot-11 midfielder, who will be a junior at Poway this fall, certainly learned how to play the game well enough with his big stick. White has verbally committed to Syracuse in 2020 once he’s concluded his Titans’ career.

Cranbrook in Michigan had a fun 50th anniversary party.

It’s great when you have an inside man: Governor Carney gives lacrosse lesson to Tyler’s Camp kids.

Cornell introduces new class for 2019 season.

The reigning Ivy League tournament champion Cornell men’s lacrosse team unveiled its 13-member class of 2022 last week. The incoming class is set to add to a roster which reached the NCAA quarterfinals and competed at the highest level in what was an expectation-surpassing 2018 season. The cohort represents the first freshman class under now-head coach Peter Milliman, whose performance this past season led the University to remove the interim tag from his title in May. “There are several players who have the ability to impact us right away, but for the first time in a few years, we have very few openings in the lineup right now,” Milliman said in a press release. “There is a battle at every position all of these newcomers are going to have to fight very hard if they want a chance to get on the field this year. This is a defensively heavy class but overall it’s a strong group that we are very excited about.”

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OHH BOY!: U.S. Dept. of Education is looking into Temple after its business school scandal.

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Temple University’s business school over its online MBA program scandal. reports that the federal agency will investigate whether the university’s business school provided false information to U.S. News to gain a No. 1 ranking for its online MBA program over the past few years. The new probe comes after the release earlier this month of a report that concluded exactly that — leading to the ousting of the school’s former dean, Moshe Porat. If the Department of Education investigation finds that Temple misled students by giving the magazine false information, online MBA students could have their federal loans forgiven under the “borrow defense” provision.

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Facebook had a great day yesterday: Facebook stock falls 24 percent on forecast for slowing growth, rising expenses.

Facebook Inc’s stock fell as much as 24 percent after hours on Wednesday over concerns about the impact of privacy issues on the social media company’s business, with executives warning that revenue growth would slow and expenses would rise.

The plummeting stock price wiped out about $150 billion in market capitalization in under two hours. The company had cautioned investors to expect a big jump in costs because of efforts to address concerns about poor handling of users’ privacy and to better monitor what users post. Total expenses in the second quarter surged to $7.4 billion, up 50 percent compared with a year ago. “Our total revenue growth rates will continue to decelerate in the second half of 2018, and we expect our revenue growth rates to decline by high single-digit percentages from prior quarters sequentially in both Q3 and Q4,” said Chief Financial Officer David Wehner.

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