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College Crosse Prospectus - January 29, 2019: USILA, Inside Lacrosse, US Lacrosse & College Crosse Preseason Top 20 Poll Aggregation

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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 29, 2019.

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The USILA released its D I Coaches Poll yesterday. Additionally, Inside Lacrosse released the preseason Top 20 Media Poll yesterday as well. Below is a chart with the preseason Top 20 poll results from Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, USILA, US Lacrosse Magazine, & College Crosse.

2019 Preseason Top 20 Poll Aggregation

Rank College Crosse USILA IL Media Poll US Lacrosse Mag
Rank College Crosse USILA IL Media Poll US Lacrosse Mag
1 Yale Yale Yale Yale
2 Duke Duke Duke Duke
3 Maryland Maryland Maryland Maryland
4 Loyola Loyola Loyola Cornell
5 Cornell Cornell Cornell Virginia
6 Virginia Virginia Virginia Loyola
7 Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins
8 Penn State Denver Denver Notre Dame
9 Denver Penn State Penn State Denver
10 Syracuse Notre Dame Syracuse Syracuse
11 Lehigh Syracuse Notre Dame Penn State
12 Notre Dame Rutgers Rutgers North Carolina
13 Rutgers Lehigh Lehigh Lehigh
14 Georgetown North Carolina Albany Rutgers
15 Michigan Ohio State North Carolina Ohio State
16 Princeton Albany Ohio State UMass
17 Ohio State Princeton Princeton Albany
18 UMass Georgetown UMass Georgetown
19 Robert Morris Marquette Georgetown Princeton
20 Albany Villanova Michigan Marqutte

As you can see, Yale, Duke, & Maryland all came in at 1, 2, 3, respectively, on all four of the above polls. The only other school that was ranked the same on all four polls was Johns Hopkins at #7. However, aside from US Lacrosse ranking Cornell, Virginia, & Loyola at 4, 5, & 6, respectively, there is near uniformity with respective to the top-7 teams on the four above polls. So it seems there is a good deal of agreement on the top teams going into the regular season.


Testudo Times with an nice post on Maryland’s talented, yet young, 2019 roster.

A new season begins Saturday for Maryland men’s lacrosse, as the Terps open 2019 against Bucknell at Maryland Stadium. After his team finished 14-4 and reached the national semifinals last spring, head coach John Tillman will be looking to make another run this year.

Despite several high-profile seniors graduating, the Terps have some highly ranked recruits coming in which should make for a very interesting roster. Below, we’ll take a look at what’s changed since last season at each position, and how this year’s roster shapes up.


Last season proved to be a breakout year for Jared Bernhardt, putting up 40 goals and 16 assists as a sophomore and growing into one of the team’s leaders in the process. Donning the historic No. 1 for the Terps this season, Bernhardt will likely have another goal-heavy season and possibly get himself into the Tewaaraton discussion.

LIU posted highlights from their scrimmage with Wagner over the weekend.

US Lacrosse took a look at the Johns Hopkins attack.

Over the course of head coach Dave Pietramala’s nearly two-decade tenure at his alma mater, one offensive facet of the Johns Hopkins game plan has stayed pretty well intact. The offense usually flowed through the midfield.

Think of all of those alley dodges initiated to get defenders moving, by the likes of Kyle Harrison, Paul Rabil, John Ranagan, Mike Kimmel and Joel Tinney, to name just a few.

Heading into 2019 and the shot clock era, the Hopkins midfield is not being put to sleep, not by a long shot. The Blue Jays will depend on defensive and two-way middies to impact the middle of the field and get transition started. They will look for offensive sparks from sophomore Connor DeSimone and senior Jack Concannon. And there is a stable of young, big and physical specimens waiting to produce emerging forces.

Start the season now!!

Nick Colleluori to be posthumously inducted into the Eastern PA Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori will be inducted posthumously to the US Lacrosse Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club (815 Thomas Road, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444). The induction celebration will include a cocktail hour beginning at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Class of 2019 induction ceremony at 4:45 p.m.; after Colleluori and his 10 fellow classmates are inducted, a buffet dinner will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $95 per person. Tickets can be purchased here. Please RSVP by Feb. 1. In the event of inclement weather, the induction will be made up on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.

Providence can’t wait for this party to get started.

BOSS Feifs named his 2019 captains for Vermont.

University of Vermont head coach Chris Feifs announced four captains for the upcoming 2019 season. Seniors Braiden Davis, Andrew Simeon, Thomas Stockham, and Dawes Milchling will captain the Cats in 2019. Davis and Milching captain the offensive side of the ball. The duo combined for 63 points a season ago, with Mlichling tallying 33 points to become the ninth Catamount since 2000 to record 100 career points. Simeon and Stockham captain the defensive side of the ball. Simeon led the team in ground balls last season with 62 scoops, and currently has 93 career ground balls. The Simsbury, Connecticut native needs just 36 ground balls to crack UVM’s top-10. Stockham will back-up All-American Nick Washuta in goal.

Johns Hopkins comes in at #1 in the Big Ten men’s lacrosse preseason poll.

BOSS Nadelen announced team captains at Towson’s annual Face-Off Night.

Shout out to Maddy Hertweck.

Check out Chris’ Troy Nunes post on Syracuse’s scrimmages from this past weekend.

The Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse team played against other teams for the first time since the fall. The Orange hosted their annual three-way scrimmages inside the Ensley Center on Saturday with the Vermont Catamounts, who replaced Division II Le Moyne, and the Hofstra Pride. Both scrimmages were three quarters in length and were not open to the public. In the first scrimmage, Cuse tied with the Catamounts 11-11. Per Syracuse’s official release and’s recaps of the scrimmages, sophomore midfielder Brendan Curry recorded three goals and two assist. Junior midfielder Jamie Trimboli had a pair of goals and assists, redshirt junior attackman Stephen Rehfuss provided with a goal and two assists, and senior attackman Bradley Voigt scored twice. Nate Solomon, Owen Seebold, and freshman Griffin Cook scored in the scrimmage as well.

BOSS Cannella has his troops ready for the season.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Three of the hottest affordable neighborhoods in the country are in Philly.

The famously integrated neighborhood in Northwest Philly ranked second on Redfin’s list of the “10 Hottest Affordable Neighborhoods of 2019.” East Mt. Airy was one of three Philadelphia neighborhoods to make the online brokerage’s Top 10 list. Only one other city — Baltimore — had as many. If living in Northwest Philly is not your cup of tea, maybe you might want to consider the Northeast instead? The other two Philly neighborhoods on Redfin’s list, No. 6 Fox Chase and No. 9 Bustleton, are both located up that way.

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#TeamSamsung: Apple Facetime bugs allows users to listen to people when they call, even when the app is not on.

If you have an iPhone or a Mac you may want to turn off FaceTime: A new bug can let the people that call you to listen in to your conversations even if you don’t answer the call. The bug, which was widely circulated on the internet Monday night after being spotted by 9to5Mac, is easily accessible. Those looking to exploit the bug simply need to start a FaceTime call, swipe up to add a person and enter your own phone number. This will create a group FaceTime call and automatically answer the call for the first person. Both the caller and the original recipient will be able to hear one another, or if the caller is quiet, allow them to eavesdrop if the recipient did not hear the original call.

It’s going to feel -40 degrees and worse throughout the Midwest this week.

Extreme arctic cold will plunge into the Midwest this week, creating dangerously cold wind chills and likely dropping temperatures in some cities to their lowest levels in more than two decades. The central and eastern United States have been in the grips of a much colder weather pattern in the second half of January, and conditions this week will be the worst yet.

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