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College Crosse Prospectus - January 24, 2019: Loyola’s Charlie Toomey To Be Inducted Into Chesapeake Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Tonight

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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 24, 2019.

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From the Capital Gazette: Charley Toomey to be honored for accomplishments as player, coach.

Toomey’s accomplishment as both a player and coach will be recognized on Thursday night when he is inducted into the Chesapeake Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He will be joined on the men’s side by a pair of legendary players in Josh Sims (Severn School, Princeton) and Jack Schofield (St. Mary’s, Maryland).

“I consider this a tremendous honor because I’ve always been in awe of the lacrosse talent that has come out of Anne Arundel County,” said Toomey, who remembers going to club games between Clarke’s and McGarvey’s and seeing an entire field filled with former All-Americans.

Also congratulations to UMass’ Greg Cannella who was inducted into the Western Massachusetts Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame last night.

Loyola is the unanimous pick to win the Patriot League in 2019.

Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse was the unanimous pick to repeat as Patriot League champions according to a poll of the conference’s coaches and sports information personnel.

The Greyhounds garnered all 16 available votes -- voters do not rank their own school -- to lead the poll of nine teams. Lehigh University, which picked up first-place votes from Loyola’s voters, was second in the preseason rankings, while the U.S. Naval Academy, Boston University and the U.S. Military Academy rounded out the top-five. Colgate University, College of the Holy Cross and Lafayette College were sixth through ninth.

Three-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year Pat Spencer was picked to win the award again this year, and he was joined on the Preseason All-Patriot League Team by a pair of senior classmates, midfielder John Duffy and goalkeeper Jacob Stover.

Mount St. Mary’s dropped player introduction videos yesterday. Here are a few of them.

BOSS Myers jumped on the GameChanger Lacrosse podcast to talk Buckeyes lacrosse.

Head coach Nick Myers spoke with Joe Yevoli at the GameChanger Lacrosse podcast about his journey in coaching and how the Buckeyes are preparing for the 2019 season. Coach Myers is entering his 11th season as the head coach of Ohio State and last year became the programs all-time winningest coach. He was name the 2018 Big Ten Co-Coach of the Year. Myers and the Buckeyes open their season against Cleveland State on February 2nd inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

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Here’s a nice article about Lemoyne men’s lacrosse.

The Le Moyne men’s lacrosse program is centered on excellence. The Dolphins have put the school on the map with their historic runs to Final Four Weekends and National Championships. That’s why last year’s first round exit from the NCAA Tournament was so shocking.

After a road loss to Seton Hill University in Western Pennsylvania, the Dolphins were sent home packing earlier than they’re accustomed to. This time around, the Dolphins plan to change things, and it begins on the practice field.

Ohio State vs. Michigan has been moved to April 26th at 6:00 PM. #HappyHourLacrosse.

Major League Lacrosse is going to have its 2019 MLL draft in Charlotte.

Major League Lacrosse’s collegiate draft is coming to Charlotte on March 9 and it will be held in what might seem an unlikely location - the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “We are very excited that MLL has selected the NASCAR Hall of Fame as the location for the draft,” Winston Kelley, the hall of fame’s executive director, said in a statement. “We have hosted many very special and unique events and the MLL draft is certainly a premier event that we’re honored to serve as the host location.” There are at least a few NASCAR-MLL connections: New York Lizards owner Andrew Murstein is co-owner of Richard Petty Motorsports. And the Charlotte Hounds play in Memorial Stadium, just a few blocks from the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Delaware’s really been on its game with these hype videos.

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James Madison looks for new leaders after winning it all in 2018.

A stray shot misses wide of the lacrosse post on a cold winter morning, and JMU lacrosse practice comes to a halt. Head coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe screams out instructions, resets the drill and, after a brief silence, play resumes.

In a matter of weeks, that dead time will be filled with encouraging talk from various teammates and a healthy discussion on what to improve upon. For now, the team is searching for who’ll be leading the conversation among its peers.

“Right now, we’re really still focused on figuring out who we are as a team,” Klaes-Bawcombe said. “[We’re] re-establishing who we are and figuring out what the vision of this group is. And that takes time.”

Great video of Ohio State’s Omari DeBerry talking about his experience with teammates on a service-learning trip to Mexico in December.

How Penn State men’s lacrosse’s defensive leaders balance current expectations and future plans.

Penn State’s defensive unit isn’t the center of attention, but its players are concentrating on getting results now and helping to build for the future.

With an offense as powerful as that of the Nittany Lions, the defense is bound to be forced out of the spotlight. Players such as Grant Ament, Mac O’Keefe and the other shooters on the team draw all the eyes when they’re racking up points.

It’s no secret Penn State’s scheme revolves around a high-powered offensive attack. But when the shots aren’t hitting the back of the net, it’s the Nittany Lion defense that is forced to pick up the slack. The offense works best when it dominates the time of possession, which requires a defense that can work fast to put the ball back into the offense’s control.

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The AFL is coming to AC!

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) voted unanimously to enter a 3-year public-private venture with the Arena Football League to bring a team to Atlantic City. Under the deal, the CRDA will provide $500,000 in capital investment for the boards, flooring for the games, and other items necessary for the game to take place in the arena. A percentage of ticket sales and fees will go back to the CRDA. Other terms are being finalized. The deal is subject to final approval and execution of a license agreement with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).

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Amazon delivery bots are here.

Amazon.com Inc. will use robots to deliver packages in the suburbs north of Seattle, its latest experiment to automate the last-mile of delivery that’s a labor-intensive and costly component of buying products online. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday announced a trial of “Amazon Scout,” autonomous delivery devices the size of a cooler that roll along sidewalks at a walking pace. It will use six robots, which are designed to navigate around obstacles such as people and pets, to deliver packages in Snohomish County. The robots will be used to make deliveries Monday through Friday during daylight hours.

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