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College Crosse Prospectus - February 15, 2019: Game Day Big Board, Coach Podcasts, & Weekend Previews

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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 February 15, 2019.

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Our Game Day post for today is up and directly below is the Big Board for today’s games.

College Crosse Game Day Big Board For February 15, 2019

Time Away Home Stream/TV Live Stats
Time Away Home Stream/TV Live Stats
3:00 Towson Mount St. Mary's NEC Front Row Live Stats
4:00 Lafayette Wagner NEC Front Row Live Stats
5:00 PM Lehigh Virginia ACC Network Extra Live Stats
7:00 PM Marquette Jacksonville ESPN+ Live Stats
7:00 PM UMBC Navy Patriot League Network Live Stats

Coach Kevin Conry appeared on the Michigan Insider on 1050 AM WTKA to talk Wolverines lacrosse.

You can also catch coach Madalon on the Princeton Laxcast in the first episode of 2019.

Jack Andrews cherishes chance to play in same stadium as his father.

Jack Andrews grew up on Navy lacrosse. The Annapolis resident is the son of a former Navy lacrosse player and remembers spending spring Saturdays at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Andrews thought fleetingly about following in his father’s footsteps, but was not recruited by Navy. The St. Mary’s High graduate was given an opportunity to play at the Division I level by former UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman and has enjoyed a very solid collegiate career.

As Maryland men’s lacrosse patches up its defense, it also hopes to build chemistry.

With Maryland men’s lacrosse clinging to a 10-7 lead in the fourth quarter, Richmond attackman Ryan Lanchbury cut above the goal line and extended to the front of the crease. Then, he received a pass in the heart of the Maryland defense before quickly turning and scoring, bringing the Spiders’ deficit to two.

Defenders Curtis Corley and Brett Makar looked at one another in confusion, trying to figure out how Lanchbury had made his way in front of goalie Danny Dolan so easily. Following Maryland’s narrow 10-9 victory Saturday, its focus for the week has been on scrutinizing the film and dissecting how to avoid those defensive lapses moving forward — an important step for a defense with new personnel.

Return of midfielder puts spark into Syracuse lacrosse’s defense.

While there weren’t many bright spots from a Syracuse perspective in the Orange’s season-opening 12-9 loss to Colgate on Friday, one potential spark buzzed about the field again. SU sophomore long-stick middie Jared Fernandez was back, and from the looks of it Syracuse will need every drop of his bountiful supply of attitude and energy. Fernandez played for the first time since tearing his ACL against Virginia in the team’s fourth game of the season last year. That put a serious hold on Fernandez’s SU career almost as soon as it got started.

Loyola women’s lacrosse dropped its first Vlog of 2019.

The Thompson brothers are featured in a NY state capitol exhibit.

The People of New York exhibit opened today at the State Capitol in Albany, highlighting the state’s diversity in such areas as culture, religion, language and more. For its The First Peoples section which honors the heritage of indigenous people in New York, organizers have placed life sized cutouts of Lyle and Miles Thompson, two of the famed family of brothers who through the sport of lacrosse continue to serve as role models across the continent, in jerseys of their National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Georgia Swarm, the indoor league’s team for which they compete.

#AnotherOne by Florida Tech

Dancer goes from unable to walk to performing at Seals lacrosse games.

Taylor Cunningham danced through her life until five years ago, when a bad car accident left her in the hospital with doubts that she may ever walk again.

But Cunningham has bounced back and earned a spot on the Seals lacrosse dance team, the Sirens. “I didn’t realize how hard dancing was until I had to re-learn every single thing,” she told FOX 5.

Cunningham lives to dance. She says she started at the age of two and danced through life until 2013 when she, her mother, and two younger siblings were driving home from a dance competition and were hit by a wrong-way drunk driver. Cunningham broke her right hand, left forearm, right hip, pelvic bone, a few ribs and suffered internal brain bleeding, which put her in a coma for 17 days.

Vermont prepares for its home opener.

UAlbany men’s lacrosse’s Altimari, Jones ready for challenge of replacing Ierlan

Do faceoff specialists Anthony Altimari and Austin Jones feel any pressure ahead of Saturday’s season opener at Syracuse for the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team? “None,” Jones said. “Not at all.” But those two sophomores will be closely watched Saturday, and throughout the Great Danes’ entire 2019 season, as they attempt to fill the void left from TD Ierlan’s offseason departure.

The Brown Bears are ready to rock.

Rutgers welcomes 2nd oldest rival this weekend.

Following a shootout win at St. John’s, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team prepares to take on its toughest challenge yet as it welcomes No. 19 Army into Piscataway on Saturday afternoon.

The Black Knights (1-0) opened up their season last weekend, winning in overtime 12-11 against UMass. Army struggled in several areas of the game, most notably in face-offs. The Minutemen (0-1) had a 21-4 edge in face-offs won. They also had a 40-22 advantage in the ground ball matchup.

As a result, the Black Knights struggled to keep the ball and faced a firing squad -- they were outshot 50-27 in the game. They owe this win in large part thanks to their goalie AJ Barretto, who got 17 saves in the last game and maintains a save percentage of 60.7 percent.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The Temple mascot got married and the Eagles mascot officiated.

Valentine’s Day romance is not just confined to the human world, okay? Animal friends can and should get in on the love, especially when their human counterparts are willing to go to wonderfully elaborate lengths to make it special for them. (Case in point: the weiner dog wedding Philly-area photography team Danfredo Photos + Films put on for their pets in 2017. If you haven’t watched the video yet, it will be the best 79 seconds of your day.) That’s why, on this February 14th, we’re sharing the wedding of Temple live owl mascot, Stella, to her longtime boo — or should we say hoot?

Stella and Sherlock’s celebration took place at Elmwood Park Zoo. Noah, the live bald eagle mascot of the Philadelphia Eagles, presided over the ceremony. The couples’ handlers helped the owls *literally* tie the knot with a piece of white ribbon, and, in a delightfully progressive touch likely influenced by his team, Noah pronounced Stella and Sherlock “partners” for life.

World/National News

The next Usain Bolt? Meet the 7-year-old who might be the fastest kid you’ve ever seen.

He already has a nickname: Blaze the Great. He has been called “the next Usain Bolt,” and it may not be hyperbole. He has a growing Instagram following that just topped 300,000 and viral videos all over the place. He has football skills, too, and has drawn the attention of LeBron James and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, among others. Oh, and he’s 7 years old.

It was his return to the track over the weekend that drew the latest round of attention to Rudolph Ingram Jr. The Tampa, Florida, youngster, who said he began training when he was 4, left the competition in his wake, winning the 100-meter dash in 13.48 seconds - which would be a U.S. record for his age group. He appears to be picking up where he left off last summer, when he won the 100 and finished second in the 200 in his age group at the AAU championships.

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