Episode 30 of Across College Lacrosse is finally here!
Right after Merrimack College announced their move to Division I and the Northeast Conference in a public celebration Thursday morning, I had a chance to speak to women’s lacrosse head coach Julie Duffy and men’s lacrosse head coach Mike Morgan on the transition to becoming Division I lacrosse programs.
Here were some of the sights and sounds from the day:
All the student athletes (and the pep band) have excused absences for this. Well deserved. Presser should start in about 10 minutes. pic.twitter.com/FtpQpZIXdV— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) September 13, 2018
NEC President Noreen Morris: “The NEC better be ready to feel the wrath of the Warriors.” Merrimack to the NEC is photo official. pic.twitter.com/KbqAEkNhWN— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) September 13, 2018
(that should say commissioner in the tweet, but we don’t have an edit button yet for Twitter)
Morris mentioned the amount of construction Merrimack has done in the past few years. She was excited about still seeing more construction entering campus today.— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) September 13, 2018
.@NECcommish not holding back on the listing of our accolades over the last few years.— Merrimack College Athletics (@MC_Athletics) September 13, 2018
“To borrow a line from your capital campaign... Merrimack and the NEC are together for good. Go Mack!”#WelcomeWarriors | #NECPride pic.twitter.com/HghzuVgBf3
President Hopey: The Northeast Conference is where we belong.— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) September 13, 2018
We're with you , President Hopey. The NEC is more than a name. pic.twitter.com/xTYD1L2xAX— Northeast Conference (@NECsports) September 13, 2018
With Chelsea Dagger playing, we get greeted with confetti and NEC commissioner Morris gets a men’s lacrosse jersey. pic.twitter.com/xLoZiEvdnr— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) September 13, 2018
- Short thing on the new NCAA rules being passed (1:54)
- Julie Duffy (3:29)
- Mike Morgan (12:57)
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