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College Crosse Prospectus - November 21, 2019: Fairfield Releases 2020 Schedule & Former Georgia Lacrosse Player Tate Prezzano Starts Campus Safety Foundation

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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 November 21, 2019.

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Head coach Andrew Baxter released Fairfield’s 2020 schedule yesterday.

Fairfield University Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Andrew Baxter has announced the 2020 schedule for his first season leading the Stags. The slate includes seven home games on Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium and features four teams that ranked among the top 15 in the nation over the course of last spring.

”Our 2020 schedule presents unique challenges and opportunities for our team, with a mix of traditional rivals and new opponents. Most importantly, it is a schedule that will prepare us physically and mentally for CAA play,” said Baxter. “We have a focused and committed team of young men in our locker room that continues to improve on a daily basis, and we look forward to seeing our effort translate into a competitive and exciting product on the field this season.”

Check out Chris’ breakdown of Fairfield’s 2020 schedule.

The Fairfield Stags are the 33rd team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the fourth team from the CAA. Fairfield finished 5-9 overall in 2019 and 0-5 in CAA play. The Stags failed to qualify for the CAA Tournament for the third straight season, but hired former Yale Bulldogs assistant Andrew Baxter to be their next head coach this past summer.

Former University of Georgia lacrosse player Tate Prezzano, who was shot during an attempted robbery but thankfully survived, has started a foundation focused on campus security.

Tate Prezzano was waiting for a bus to campus when he says a stranger came out of nowhere and changed his life forever. ”I was the only one here. I saw someone approach me out of the corner of my eye and by the time I looked up, he already had his gun in my face.”

Former NFL player Tim Semisch is coming back to lacrosse.

The San Diego Seals indoor lacrosse team opens its second season Dec. 7 and Tim Semisch hoped his talent and size could earn him a spot on the roster. Semisch never imagined his return to San Diego would come as a professional lacrosse player.

From US Lacrosse Magazine: Bucknell women’s lacrosse coach Remington Steele has resigned effective immediately.

Bucknell women’s lacrosse announced that coach Remington Steele will resign, effective immediately. Steele leaves his post after two seasons, posting a 7-26 record with the Bison.

Everyone’s doing lacrosse goals in hockey now.

Teammates & classmates team up to raise money to buy a wheelchair for paralyzed Wilmington College lacrosse player.

Kane Lewis always used to be on the go—on the lacrosse field, in intramural sports and across the quads of Wilmington College, where he’s a sophomore. That’s what his classmates say about him, along with this, from friend Spencer Wilcox: “(He’s a) great Christian man, a great friend. He’d do anything for you.”

Back to work!

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What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Good guy Gritty: Flyers mascot Gritty visits young oncology patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Gritty was bearing gifts and spreading smiles in University City Wednesday for a group deserving of both. The flyers mascot joined members of the Ice Team to visit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, surprising the pediatric oncology patients.

World/National News

#AnotherOne: Frozen poised to be Disney’s 6th billion dollar movie of 2019.

Disney has continued to break records at the box office this year — and is on the verge of setting a new one. The studio has already garnered more than $8 billion at the global box office since January, breaking the record for the highest-grossing year for a studio ever, which it set in 2016.

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WE DID IT!! Ben Simmons hit a three in a game last night.

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