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College Crosse Prospectus - September 5, 2018: Virginia 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 September 5, 2018.

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UVA wasn’t all the way back in 2018, but they were definitely going in the right direction.

Season Summary Is Virginia back? They showed plenty of signs that they were in Lars Tiffany’s second season as head coach of the program with a bright future ahead.

Nonconference play started with the always thrilling meeting with Loyola to open the season, with Dox Aitken scoring the game-winner in double overtime. They defeated Drexel, High Point, and Princeton to end February 4-0, but they did have some questions in goal. Sophomore Griffin Thompson started the first three games before giving way to freshman Alex Rode.

March was a rough ride for the Cavaliers, starting things off with another ACC loss to Syracuse by a goal. They also lost star midfielder Ryan Conrad to the season earlier in that game, a big blow to their transition play. A couple days later against Manhattan, Virginia found themselves in a battle with the Jaspers. Tied at four midway through the third quarter, the Cavaliers saw goals from Ian Laviano and Jackson Appelt on a 3-0 run to lift them to a win. Shortly after against Stony Brook, Virginia gave up a 6-0 run against the Seawolves that turned a seven-goal margin into a one-goal win. ACC struggles continued with Notre Dame and after a six-goal win over Dartmouth, the Wahoos saw a 9-2 halftime lead evaporate by giving up 13 goals to Johns Hopkins and lost by two. To end the month, Virginia scored seven of the game’s final eight goals to beat Richmond.

Looking good, Christopher!!

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U.S. Team Head Coach Jenny Levy announced the 27-player roster for the Team USA Fall Classic.

It will be a mix of old and new when the U.S. Women’s National Team takes the field against James Madison in the Team USA Fall Classic at US Lacrosse headquarters on Oct. 6. U.S. Team Head Coach Jenny Levy announced the 27-player roster that will wear the red, white and blue for the exhibition game against the defending NCAA champions, Levy’s first time coaching Team USA. “Our coaching staff is excited for our first training camp and to coach this talented group of athletes,” Levy said. “By 2021, our goal is to work with at least 80 players to build a hardworking, exciting and cohesive team to represent the USWNT in the next World Cup.

The boys are back in town!!

Fall Ball starts tomorrow! #WeAre

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First day of tryouts is in the books. Good luck to everyone participating! #goutes

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Newsday with a post on former Stony Brook coach, now Stanford assistant, Kara Mupo.

Kara Mupo, a former Stony Brook women’s lacrosse assistant coach, accepted a position as an assistant and offensive coordinator at Stanford on Aug. 24, the next step in what she hopes will be a career as a collegiate head coach. Mupo, 27, played high school lacrosse at Rocky Point and won two national championships at Northwestern. She said she’s excited to impart her knowledge of the game to her players at Stanford. “I immediately was eager to take this opportunity and see what Stanford had to offer,” Mupo said. “It’s a very prestigious academic school. The whole experience of Stanford speaks for itself.”

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Stand up, Towson!

Great video from Ohio State of senior Jack Jasinski’s time in Puerto Rico this past summer.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Oh boy: 10 Philly Companies with plans to stop using plastic straws.

The war on plastic straws forges onward as #StrawlessOcean campaigns urge more and more companies to ditch the once common product in favor of biodegradable and eco-friendly alternatives. From food service companies to hotels and airlines, headquartered and/or located in and around Philadelphia that have joined the #StopSucking campaign.

Starbucks: The international coffee chain made headlines when it announced new strawless lids for its iced drinks this July. After ten weeks of experimentation, the recyclable lid debuted in more than 8,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. But their plans to ditch plastic straws don’t end with recyclable lids. The company also plans to phase out the green plastic straws used in its frappuccino in favor of paper alternatives. Plastic straws will be phased out from their more than 28,000 stores by 2020.

World/National News

Eight bird species are first confirmed avian extinctions this decade.

Spix’s macaw, a brilliant blue species of Brazilian parrot that starred in the children’s animation Rio, has become extinct this century, according to a new assessment of endangered birds. The macaw is one of eight species, including the poo-uli, the Pernambuco pygmy-owl and the cryptic treehunter, that can be added to the growing list of confirmed or highly likely extinctions, according to a new statistical analysis by BirdLife International. Historically, most bird extinctions have been small-island species vulnerable to hunting or invasive species but five of these new extinctions have occurred in South America and are attributed by scientists to deforestation.

Your GIF/Video for September 5, 2018

A TRUE AMERICAN made a Kelly & Ryan compilation video.

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