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College Crosse Prospectus - January 9, 2019: 19 Reasons To Get Excited About Women’s Lacrosse; Complete 2019 Men’s Lacrosse Composite Schedule

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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 9, 2019.

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Here are 19 reasons to be excited about the upcoming women’s lacrosse season by our boy, Skyler Gilbert.

The countdown is on for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse opening day, as the the first games of the season are on February 8 (check out the full schedule here). That’s only one month away! Here are 19 reasons — in no particular order — why you should be excited for this upcoming season of women’s lacrosse.

1. The Return of Kenzie Kent

Last spring, Kenzie Kent surprised the lacrosse world when she announced she wasn’t going to be playing in 2018. The two-sport superstar finished out the Eagles’ 2017-18 hockey season and declined to rejoin the lacrosse team in lieu of a full redshirt senior season in 2019, to align with Sam Apuzzo’s senior year and make a huge push for a Boston College national title.

In her hockey career at BC, Kent played four seasons, totaling 40 goals, 98 assists and a plus-119 in 157 career games — indeed impressive — but she’s arguably better at lacrosse.

In Kent’s last meaningful lacrosse game in May 2017, she set an NCAA championship game record with 10 points (five goals and five assists) in the Eagles’ loss against Maryland. She was named Most Outstanding Player despite being on the losing team. Kent’s performance capped an otherworldly tournament for her, in which she scored a record 37 points in five games.

Many blessings: The Kid Chris created a composite of all the games in Division I men’s lacrosse this season.

Need to find a place where you want to see every D1 men’s lacrosse game? You’ve come to the right place.

All 504 regular season games, and most scrimmages, are right here for your taking. We’ll probably update this as we find out firm times. We may also update with stats and streams, along with results and box scores at the end. We’ll still be doing gameday and recap posts as well, but figured it’s a great resource to find out past results in fewer steps.

If you want a women’s composite schedule, we have that too thanks to Skyler!

We’ll let you know that this list isn’t completely 100% perfect. It’s mainly because two teams’ schedules disagreed upon when a game is played. In this case, I deferred to the home team. We’ll update accordingly whenever NJIT and Notre Dame officially release their schedules to the public.

For more about each team’s schedule, check out our individual schedules page. And make sure to check out our men’s and women’s preseason matrices.

DigitalLacrosse dropped another gem. This one features the 1990 regular season game between Syracuse & (D III at the time) Hobart.

Catawba lacrosse player on Steve Harvey Show.

Catawba College men’s lacrosse player Xavier Hare, who appeared in the ESPN documentary, “Crossroads,” that aired last Aug. 23, will be on television again today. Hare, a junior from Cleveland, Ohio, will appear on this afternoon’s The Steve Harvey Show, which airs at 3 p.m. on WBTV (channel 3) in Charlotte.

Hare appears with two of his high school (Charlotte Secondary) lacrosse teammates and their coach and mentor, Bobby Selkin. Hare moved to Charlotte to attend Charlotte Secondary.

BU & NESN announce lacrosse broadcast package.

The Boston University Department of Athletics has announced the six lacrosse games that will be televised live on NESN and NESNplus during the 2019 season. Three men’s lacrosse games and three women’s lacrosse contests are part of an 18-game broadcast package that also includes six basketball games and six hockey tilts. Ten BU Athletics events will be televised on either NESN or NESNplus in the winter and spring of 2019.

The six-game slate begins on March 16 (2 p.m.) when the men’s lacrosse team hosts Bucknell on NESNplus in a rematch of last year’s thrilling Patriot League quarterfinal contest, which the Terriers won, 12-11. The men’s team’s next two tilts will also be televised on NESNplus, including a Tuesday night meeting against Harvard on March 19 at 7 p.m.

SCIENCE!!!

Great find by @QuickStick.

Congratulations to Trevor Baptiste who was named Male College Athlete of the Year by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

University of Denver men’s lacrosse faceoff specialist Trevor Baptiste has been named the 2018 Male College Athlete of the Year by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, the selection committee announced on Tuesday. Baptiste, along with other award winners, will be honored at the 55th annual Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 3 at the Hilton Denver City Center.

Baptiste became the sixth player in the history of the sport to be a four-time USILA First Team All-America pick since the award started in 1922. A two-time Tewaaraton Award Finalist, Baptiste set the NCAA record for career faceoff wins at 1158 and career faceoff winning percentage at .714. For the second season in a row, Baptiste finished at 74.4 percent from the dot, going 279-for-375 with 163 ground balls in 2018, with eight goals and two assists in 17 games. Baptiste tied for the 10th-most faceoff wins in a single game in NCAA history in Denver’s BIG EAST win at No. 7 Villanova on April 6, winning 27 of his 30 attempts in the contest.

BOSS Amplo released a statement about being named to the Team USA coaching staff for the 2022 FIL World Championship.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Bracket time: What’s the best Stephen Starr restaurant in Philadelphia?

Every holiday season, Stephen Starr’s restaurant group does a company-wide push to sell Starr Restaurants gift cards. It’s a big deal — there’s even an internal competition between the restaurants to see which spot can sell the most gift cards. And every holiday season, thousands of Philadelphians (and relatives and friends of Philadelphians) find Starr Restaurants gift cards in their stockings. It’s a great gift, of course, given that there are 20 Starr restaurants in Philly to choose from. But too many options can be paralyzing, right? You don’t want to waste it, so it sits in your junk drawer for an entire year. And then you get another one. Foobooz, as always, is here to help.

Welcome to the Starr Restaurants Tournament. (To be clear, this is not sponsored content — just something fun to kick off the new year.) We’ll start with a wild-card round.

World/National News

A penny saved is a penny earned: Penny found in kid’s lunch money could garner $1.7M at auction.

A rare 1943 copper Lincoln cent — found by a Massachusetts teenager in his change after he paid for lunch at a school cafeteria — is expected to fetch up to $1.7 million when it is auctioned off. The coin, produced accidentally by the U.S. Mint, has been described as the “most famous” coin made in error, according to Heritage Auctions. In 1942, pennies were supposed to be struck from steel, in order to conserve copper for shell casings, telephone wire, and other “wartime necessities.” However, a small number of bronze blanks were caught in the Mint’s presses and were struck into pennies in the new year. The resulting “copper” cents were lost in the flood of millions of “steel” cents, escaped detection by the Mint’s quality control measures, and quietly slipped into circulation.

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