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College Crosse Prospectus - January 23, 2019: College Crosse Preseason Top 20; Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge Coming In March

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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 January 23, 2019.

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Our 2019 College Crosse Preseason Top 20 was released yesterday. You can check it out here.

The 2019 season begins in less than two weeks and like everyone else, we’re really excited to get things going here at College Crosse. To christen the new season, here is our 2019 College Crosse Preseason Top 20 Poll. Chris, Ryan, Adam, Jake, Skyler & myself all participated in the vote over the weekend. We all will also be participating in the weekly College Crosse Top 20 Poll as well, so make sure to be on the look out for those posts every Monday during the season, which Jake will be spearheading this year. Special shout out to Chris, as he will be voting alongside me in the weekly Media Top 20 Poll run by Inside Lacrosse after being granted a vote during the offseason.

For your convenience, here’s a link to our 2019 NCAA men’s lacrosse Matrix, which has everything you need to be prepared for the season. You can find 2019 rosters and schedules, as well as every NCAA Division I Year in Review post by The Kid Chris in the “2018 Record” column.

The Philly Four is coming in early March!!

Four Philly men’s lacrosse teams will compete in March in the inaugural Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge. The teams – Saint Joseph’s, Drexel, Penn, and Villanova – will each play two games against each other during the March 8-10 weekend. “We have been trying for years to create a doubleheader weekend with the four Philadelphia Division I lacrosse programs,” said St. Joe’s coach Taylor Wray. “It took some time to coordinate our schedules, but we’ve finally done it and I hope the Philadelphia lacrosse community will come support the event in a big-time way.

Quint dropped a video of Inside Lacrosse’s preseason top 20.

With Grant Ament back in the lineup, Penn State looks to bounce back in 2019 after a disappointing 2018.

Last season didn’t quite go to plan for Penn State men’s lacrosse. A season-ending foot injury to star attacker Grant Ament before the regular season even started set the tone for a disappointing year for the Nittany Lions. The team finished with an 8-6 record and a 2-3 mark in Big Ten play before watching the NCAA tournament from home.

Penn State’s Big Ten opponents should be just as tough this season, so the Nittany Lions must step up to the challenge and find ways to win the tight games they couldn’t finish in 2018.

But Ament is back, and he’s back for another two years. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining after using his redshirt while sitting out due to injury last year. The Nittany Lions can only hope Ament can return to the 30-goal, 30-assist form that earned him First Team All-Big Ten honors two seasons ago.

BOSS Nadelen talked a little Towson lacrosse with PressBox Sports.

Did Chris Hogan play lacrosse in college? NBC Boston’s Gary Tanguay investigated to see if there is any truth to the rumors.

Gary Tanguay takes America, and checks out Monmouth University to find out how Chris Hogan went from a lacrosse player to an NFL WR.

Our man Paul Carcaterra is looking good with BOSS Holman and Will Manny in Utah.

Le Moyne lacrosse star prepares for ‘kitchen sink’ workload this season.

The sweat had barely dried from a long session of sprints that seemingly concluded a recent Le Moyne College lacrosse practice when head coach Dan Sheehan pointed star midfielder Dan Entenmann to the starting line yet again.

Almost all of the other Dolphins were heading off the field and packing up their gear as Entenmann burst out of the blocks for several more dashes. Entenmann wasn’t being punished; the senior from Auburn is one of the fastest and best-conditioned players on the team.

But running to his left were a few teammates whom Sheehan decided could use a little more work. And Sheehan figured that the most effective pace-setter for extra sprints would be a player who ranks as one of the best in the country.

Watch as the lads from Ohio State get suited & booted before team pictures.

Speaking of OSU, here’s a short interview with Tre Leclaire.

Off Tackle Empire with a nice recap of B1G scrimmages from last weekend.

Last Tuesday I brought you a preview of the 2019 Big Ten Lacrosse season. This past weekend three B1G lacrosse teams had scrimmages/exhibitions to start getting into the rhythm of the season which officially starts in two weekends. Rutgers had a scrimmage against Villanova on Saturday 1/19, Penn State against Lafayette on Saturday as well, and Ohio State against Hill Academy, a Canadian Prep School on Friday, 1/18, and then a Saturday scrimmage vs Robert Morris.

Five out of the six Big Ten Lacrosse teams have scrimmages and exhibitions this upcoming weekend, 1/26, which include Michigan at Hobart, Rutgers vs Albany, Penn State vs Army, Johns Hopkins vs High Point, and Ohio State vs Duke. Interestingly, Maryland is the only Big Ten team that has zero scrimmages or exhibitions leading up to their season opener compared to the rest of the conference. The Terrapins start their season vs Bucknell on February 2nd.

BOSS Kelleher of Manhattan talked with ESPN 3 during halftime of a recent Jaspers basketball game.

The Capital Gazette with a great article on women’s lacrosse pioneer, Andrea Holthaus.

Andrea “Andi” Holthaus was at the forefront of a new era of women’s lacrosse. It began when the NCAA began sanctioning the sport in 1982, thereby increasing its visibility and prestige.

Holthaus grew up in Severna Park at a time when the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department did not administer a girls’ lacrosse program. Holthaus learned the game from her older sisters, all of whom played at the private Catholic school known then as Martin Spalding.

Meg (Maryland), Cam (Towson) and Tina (College of Notre Dame) Holthaus all went on to play lacrosse in college, showing the youngest sister that was a possibility.

BALL ON THE GROUND!!

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Rutgers named Shane Carmody their Director of Lacrosse Operations.

Rutgers men’s lacrosse has announced an addition to its staff, hiring Shane Carmody as the program’s new Director of Lacrosse Operations.

Carmody joins the Scarlet Knights staff after spending the past two seasons as a coach at Montclair State. He served as an assistant coach and Director of Recruiting under head coach Mike Schambach, a Rutgers graduate. Carmody also served as the acting head coach from June to October of the past year.

Carmody was the team’s offensive coordinator, while also running the substitution box, as the Red Hawks won 20 games over the past two seasons. In 2017, MSU won a Skyline Conference Tournament and earned an NCAA tournament berth. He was part of the 2018 IMCLA Staff of the Year and was named the 2018 IMLCA Assistant Coach of the Year.

Carmody graduated Rutgers in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Minor in Business Administration-Marketing. While a student, Carmody worked with the program as a student assistant coach.

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUVAL!!!

(Mercer) BEARS!!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Don’t believe him: Artist says large robot sculpture comes in peace.

Late last week, we noticed something strange going on in Northern Liberties: Construction workers were assembling a bizarre metal structure in a vacant lot along Germantown Avenue. At the time, it looked like a headless Mr. Potato Head. Or was it a highly un-aerodynamic spaceship?

We sent a reporter to investigate. He was promptly stonewalled — told no photos allowed, even from the street. (This Area 51 behavior lent some credence to the spaceship theory …)

Well, fast forward a few days, and we’ve got ourselves an answer: That wiry mass of steel isn’t an interstellar vessel. It’s Bebot! A kind, fun-loving, 33-foot-tall robot made by British artist Andrea Greenlees.

World/National News

Blessed: Driver rescues 34 kids from a burning school bus.

Authorities say the driver of a school bus that caught fire after being rear-ended at a South Carolina rail crossing safely evacuated all 34 children aboard. The Palmetto Rural Fire Department says in a Facebook post that no one was seriously hurt in the crash Tuesday morning in Darlington County.

State Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Sonny Collins says the bus was stopped at the train crossing when a car struck it from behind and caught fire, spreading flames to the bus.

Your GIF/Video for January 23, 2019

Good manners never go out of style.

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