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Saint Joseph’s ninth-year head coach Taylor Wray has announced the Hawks’ 14-game schedule for the 2020 men’s lacrosse season. Including their two exhibition games, the Hawks will compete against members of the Patriot League (2), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (2), Big Ten Conference (1), Colonial Athletic Association (2), Big East Conference (1), and Ivy League (1) before entering into Northeast Conference action on March 14.
“I’m really pleased and excited about the way our 2020 schedule came together,” said Wray. “We play teams from seven of the ten conferences in Division I lacrosse, including preseason match-ups against the Patriot League champions (Army) and finalists (Lehigh). We’ve added an early-season game against the champions of the Big 10 (Penn State) and continued match-ups with local (Penn, Drexel) and regional (Delaware, Providence, Monmouth) opponents who we’ve enjoyed building great rivalries with over the years. I believe the schedule will have us well prepared for conference play.”
Mark those calendars... the 2020 schedule has dropped! @Coach_TWray has announced the Hawks' 14-game spring slate, which features six home games on Sweeney Field (+ Philly 4 Lacrosse Classic) and some competition: https://t.co/qjREDdrxuM #THWND pic.twitter.com/hxNTlLf95O— SJU Hawks Men's Lax (@SJUHawks_MLax) October 17, 2019
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are the 13th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the second team from the NEC. St. Joe’s finished 7-7 overall in 2019 and 3-3 in NEC play. The Hawks failed to qualify for the NEC Tournament on the last day of the regular season in a loss to Mount St. Mary’s.
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2/15 at Penn State: After beginning the regular season on the road against St. Bonaventure, the Hawks face former CAA rival Penn State for the first time since 2013, their last season in the conference. St. Joe’s has never defeated the Nittany Lions and will have a very tall task doing so this time around. Penn State should be a top two team going into the regular season and bring back a lethal offense that includes Grant Ament and Mac O’Keefe.
The playoff format will include a play-in game between the #4 seed, the team with the worst record out of the four qualifying playoff teams in the NEC Tournament, against the #5 seed, the team with the best mark out of the non-qualifying teams in both divisions. https://t.co/fmZUKmZHqI— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) October 17, 2019
Matt Megale dreamed of playing lacrosse at Notre Dame, but a drug addiction sidetracked him and ultimately cost him his life. Megale was just 26 when he died of a drug overdose in March 2017, one of 70,200 drug overdose victims that year. “People have come out of the woodwork to want to help,” said Larry Megale, Matt’s dad. “It’s just been heartwarming. I didn’t expect this much right away like this.”
niversity of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse began its eighth-annual “Turkey Drive” to benefit the Amherst Survival Center on Thursday, a partnership with the Big Y grocery store in Amherst with the goal of providing as many Thanksgiving turkeys and as much non-perishable canned goods and foods as possible. Donations will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 8 and all proceeds will be used to purchase items from Big Y for immediate delivery to the Amherst Survival Center, a North Amherst-based family support organization that serves approximately 6,000 residents of Franklin and Hampshire counties each year.
One of the most important endeavors we undertake each fall begins today.— UMass Men's Lacrosse (@UMassMLacrosse) October 17, 2019
No donation is too small to help us make a difference! Join us in support of the @AmherstSurvival Center ⤵️
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Thursday mornings I get to hang out w/ the coolest kids in Cleveland teaching them the game I love. The smiles, laughs & dance moves never get old! Thanks @MasterofKanto for capturing the moments. #CommunityVikes | #govikes | #forever https://t.co/m36O0p9qJm— Andy German (@TheKingVike) October 17, 2019
Miles McCready is only 16, but he already has a travel horror story he might be telling for the rest of his life. He was stuck at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey for more than 24 hours while he was traveling by himself. His mother, Denise, is calling on airlines to change their policies after the nightmare back in August. The Northwest Indiana boy had planned to travel to Ireland to try out for the U19 National Lacrosse team.
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Food trends might come and go, but the phenomenon of the restaurant grilled cheese sandwich is forever. Philly has multiple restaurants dedicated exclusively to the veneration of the grilled cheese, and even more bars, diners and neighborhood joints that do versions that run the gamut from bizarre to sublime. So for those gray afternoon lunches, those summer nights, those winter evenings when nothing seems more comforting than some gooey cheese on crispy bread, here’s our list of all the best grilled cheese sandwiches in Philadelphia.
Conor McGregor wants to make his UFC comeback in just two months — and has offered to donate his mega payday to charity. The Notorious challenged New Jersey fighter Frankie Edgar in a birthday tweet as the featherweight turned 38 on Wednesday.
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This little guy catches a huge fish then does the unexpected. pic.twitter.com/DxtggLGXEI— Kevin W. (@Brink_Thinker) October 16, 2019
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