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College Crosse Prospectus - September 14, 2018: Across College Lacrosse With Merrimack Lacrosse Coaches Julie Duffy and Mike Morgan

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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 September 14, 2018.

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STAND UP, MERRIMACK!

The Kid Chris was at the Merrimack College press conference for the big announcement that the men’s & women’s lacrosse teams were moving to Division I and the Northeast Conference. After the press conference, Chris then got a chance to talk to head coaches Julie Duffy & Mike Morgan about the transition to Division I.

I like their mascot.

Terp City, Terp-Terp City! In at #3 of the College Crosse Year in Review is Maryland!

Season Summary It was the same old song and dance for the Terrapins in 2018. They made it back to Championship Weekend for the fifth straight season, but could not repeat as national champions in a loss to Duke in the semifinals.

They began the regular season with a five-game winning streak, highlighted by a tight two-goal win over Notre Dame at home. All was going well entering an undefeated matchup with Albany in College Park. But up by four entering the final quarter, the Great Danes scored all five fourth quarter goals to upset the Terps by a single tally. Maryland let their guard down for one quarter with a decent lead and ended up on the wrong side of the result. The Terrapins went on another five-game winning streak with much tougher opponents.

After beating Villanova and North Carolina, Maryland entered Big Ten play by clobbering Michigan in the second half. They then escaped State College with a one-goal win over Penn State and squeezed out another one-goal victory at home, this time against Rutgers. But they ran into a hot Ohio State team and lost by two goals at home in a rematch of last year’s NCAA National Championship.

I’m feeling this hype video by Binghamton.

I see you, VMI.

Oh boy: No. 1 women’s lacrosse recruit de-commits from Syracuse.

The No. 1 girls high school lacrosse player in the country has backed out of her commitment to Syracuse University, according to a report by Florida Lacrosse News. The publication said that Caitlyn Wurzburger, a junior attack at American Heritage in Delray Beach, Fla., has de-committed from SU and is re-opening her recruitment process. Wurzburger recorded 105 goals and 116 assists as a sophomore. She has been a sensation for many years, making national news when she gave a verbal commitment to the Orange as an eighth-grader.

Check out the new Dr. Fred Opie podcast with Maryland alum & Hall of Famer, Alan Lowe.

Alan Lowe is a University of Maryland and National Lacrosse Hall of Famer. He played on Maryland’s 1967 national championship team and captained the 1974 US national team. As the head lacrosse coach at Manhasset high school he has coached all Americans, blue-chip recruits, and Hall of Famers too many to number. He’s one of the few who shares a space in the national lacrosse Hall of Fame with his sons Darren and Kevin Lowe. Both Darren and Kevin have agreed to come on the show at a later date. Today we unpack Alan Lowe’s lacrosse journey on the Fred Opie show.

WHAT TIME IS IT?!?! 80 second shot clock time!

Ohio State putting in that work.

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What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philly’s always on the cutting edge of mural science.
Philly is about to get futuristic. The city will get its first ever augmented reality mural next month. The project, “Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny,” will combine art and technology to bring a multimedia sight and sound installation to 5300 Lansdowne Avenue, in West Philadelphia.

How will it work? Well, the mural itself is already complete — but starting on October 9th, anyone who downloads and uses Philadelphia-based production company Blue Design’s free smartphone app will see and hear the project come to life.

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Yikes: Owners of Virginia winery stunned after overnight thief snags almost entire grape harvest.

An illicit nighttime harvest this week stripped Montgomery County’s Firefly Hill Vineyards of almost its entire crop of grapes, co-owner Allison Dunkenberger said Wednesday.

“We still can’t wrap our heads around this … We’re just in the grieving process,” Dunkenberger said about the loss of her family’s grapes mere hours before she, her husband, and friends and relatives were to begin trimming the fruit from carefully tended vines.

Whoever took the grapes had to have been someone who knew something about the winery’s operations — the grapes are not visible from nearby North Fork Road, she noted. But who? “It’s not a cutthroat industry,” Dunkenberger insisted.

Your GIF/Video for September 14, 2018

We all need a guardian angel.

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