GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for August 30, 2018.
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The Preseason Matrix is BACK! Your one-stop shop to get you ready for this upcoming men’s lacrosse season!
With fall ball now in full swing, college lacrosse teams are beginning to get themselves ready for the 2019 spring season, which includes learning the brand new rules. From now until the start of spring practices in January, schools will be announcing their incoming freshmen and transfers, partake in fall ball practices and scrimmages, and release their spring schedules to the public.
This page will keep you updated with roster and schedule releases from the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels, as well as from the MCLA Division I and II levels. We also have our NCAA Division I Year in Review posts in the “2018 Record” column. We’ll start off with the NCAA Division I men’s level before gradually adding in Division II and Division III, as well as the MCLA levels. If we’re feeling good about ourselves, we might add JuCo as well. The women’s matrix will also be coming soon.
You’ve got mail: We got responses from all of the schools in the second wave of our public records requests.
As many of you know, we submitted a public records request to Florida State back in Juneasking for any emails to or from either Florida State President John Thrasher or then Athletic Director Stan Wilcox, after statements President Thrasher made in late May about him wanting to get another sport at the school, namely lacrosse.
The experiment went very well and we decided to email similar lacrosse-related records request to other large public Division I schools that didn’t have a men’s and/or women’s lacrosse team. Our second wave of schools included the universities of Texas, Illinois, Washington, Georgia, & Connecticut.
Unfortunately, while we did receive a response from every school we reached out to, the information provided wasn’t as enlightening as was the case with Florida State. You can find a chart of our requests directly below.
Kicking it old school with Puerto Rico Lacrosse.
Princeton released their 2019 schedule. The Boy Chris broke it down here.
Circle These Dates
2/23 (vs. Virginia): Last year’s matchup in Charlottesville had a ton of scoring from both teams early on. The Cavaliers and Tigers each scored six goals in the first quarter and four in the second, totaling 20 goals for one half. Michael Sowers recorded five points, four of them as assists, and also got help from Phillip Robertson and Chris Brown.
3/5 (at Navy): Both teams are meeting for the first time since the 2004 NCAA Tournament, when the Midshipmen edged the Tigers in the semifinals. Both teams have something to prove in 2019 and each would like to take the next step in hopes of returning as a potential national power. This should also be one of the better midweek matchups of the year.
2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #14 Robert Morris Colonials.
Season Summary: What a year for Pittsburgh’s lacrosse team! After reaching the NEC Tournament in 2017 and going 9-7, the Colonials went a few steps further and won the conference as well as their first ever NCAA Tournament game.
But the season started with losses in two of the first three games. But those losses against Rutgers and Georgetown showed some people that maybe the Colonials had something in them that could make them a threat in May. And it showed in a trip to Happy Valley where the Nittany Lions got upset by the Robert Morris thanks to a six-goal fourth quarter and a six-point effort by Jimmy Perkins. They took care of High Point and crushed Marquette as they got into NEC play.
The Colonials went by Sacred Heart and Mount St. Mary’s to start undefeated in conference action before hosting Bryant in a Friday night lacrosse showdown at home. The first half was a good showing by Robert Morris, but the Colonials scored only twice in the second half while the Bulldogs piled up five more goals to take a three-goal win. An overtime win over Hobart followed as well as wins against Canisius, Cleveland State, and Wagner, but the Colonials couldn’t get the job done against Saint Joseph’s in a one-goal loss at home. That meant Bobby Mo had to go on the road to Hawk Hill in order to win the conference.
This will be fun in Maryland!
.@USAMLax vs. @YaleLacrosse @USAWLax vs. @JMULacrosse— US Lacrosse Magazine (@USLacrosseMag) August 29, 2018
2️⃣ world champions against 2️⃣ @NCAALAX champions at @USLacrosse Headquarters. Team USA Fall Classic is going down Oct. 6. MORE: https://t.co/mBYEiVfVJL pic.twitter.com/YbxUrK9XFq
Great highlight reel from the FIL - 2018 Men’s Wheel Chair Lacrosse Championship
Former pro lacrosse player Brian Langtry hit with felony and multiple other charges.
Brian Langtry, a former professional lacrosse player for both the Colorado Mammoth and the Denver Outlaws, is scheduled to appear in court next month on multiple felony charges related to his allegedly leaving the scene of a serious car accident earlier this year.
Court records show the incident occurred Jan. 12. Langtry, 42, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury, careless driving resulting in injury, failing to report an accident and a charge of having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.
A Colorado State Patrol trooper reported the accident took place along Highway 83 near Mississippi Avenue. The trooper said Langtry’s truck contained an empty vodka bottle and two unopened “shooters” of vodka. The trooper reported finding two school ID cards in the vehicle with Langtry’s name and picture on them.
Shout out to the Morgan State Bears: On Friday October 19, the Morgan State University Varsity “M” Athletic Hall of Fame will honor the 1975 Ten Bears squad as a Team of Distinction, for their victory over Washington & Lee.
BOSS Gait named GM of Canada’s women’s lacrosse program.
Gary Gait has been named the general manager of the Canadian women’s field lacrosse national program. He will be responsible for overseeing the teams at the upcoming 2019 under-19 women’s world championship and 2021 women’s lacrosse World Cup. The 51-year-old Victoria native is one of the sport’s greatest players, helping his teams to three NCAA titles, three National Lacrosse League titles over 18 seasons and three Major League Lacrosse titles over six seasons.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Here’s how to get married at Citizens Bank Park and other Philly sports sites.
Are you a Philadelphia sports couple? You know, the couple who hosts watch parties on game day and wears matching jerseys to Phillies games? One of you might even have an Jason Kelce tattoo. If this fits you, it’s time to consider hosting your wedding at a Philadelphia sports venue.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know about getting married at Citizens Bank Park, The Linc, and five more fantastic Philadelphia sports venues. Once you’ve got your venue locked down, head to our wedding vendor directory to round of the rest of the vendors for your Big Day. Want to show your Philadelphia sports pride outside of a stadium? Consider booking a Philadelphia sports mascot to make an appearance on your wedding day.
YOOOOO! It’s live! CheesesteakReviews.com (founded by friend of the blog @Alekklincewicz) is up and running. You can check out the first post here.
https://t.co/aXhjUp4J7d is now live!! Shout out to @Alekklincewicz. pic.twitter.com/h3ElcM6Srw— College Crosse (@College_Crosse) August 29, 2018
Oh boy!: FORMER Eagles player Mychal charged with insider trading, released from the Browns.
The Cleveland Browns have released linebacker Mychal Kendricks after he was charged Wednesday with insider trading by federal prosecutors to make nearly $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major investments four years ago. In a statement, the Browns said they were aware of Kendricks’ involvement prior to signing him to a one-year deal in June, but “circumstances have changed” and the team has elected to release him. Kendricks apologized earlier Wednesday in a statement shortly after the announcement by U.S. Attorney William McSwain, admitting to insider trading and saying he accepts “full responsibility for my actions” and that he “knew it was wrong.”
Your GIF/Video for August 30, 2018
These guys went looking for Tiger Sharks (I have no reason why) and they certainly found them at Tiger Beach.
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