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College Crosse Prospectus - February 26, 2019: Game Day Big Board, College Crosse Top 20 Poll, New Crossecast

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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 26, 2019.

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Six games today, four of which will be streamed. Directly below is the Big Board for February 26, 2019. As usual, clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage, while clicking on the Stream/TV cell will take you to the broadcast of that game. Additionally, clicking the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that particular game. All times Eastern Standard Time.

College Crosse Game Day Big Board For February 26, 2019

Time Away Home Stream/TV Live Stats
Time Away Home Stream/TV Live Stats
2:00 PM Saint Joseph's Delaware LSN Live Stats
3:00 PM Marist Hartford Hartford TV Live Stats
3:00 PM Wagner Monmouth Live Stats
3:00 PM Georgetown Mount St. Mary's NEC Front Row Live Stats
4:05 PM Holy Cross Harvard Live Stats
7:00 PM Bryant Boston University Patriot League Network Live Stats

Jake dropped our new Top 20 post yesterday.

Last week we had a tie at the top for #1 in the College Crosse Top 20 and it felt like this week would be the start of some clarification as to where the teams in the Top 20 truly line up. As it turns out, while we did get a clear verdict on who #1 is, there’s still no clarity throughout much of the Top 20 as we finished up the first month of the season. As usual, Chris, Ryan, Adam, Skyler, Safe, and myself took part in the voting. Directly below you can find each of our individual ballots and below that is the official College Crosse Top 20 poll for Week 3. Let us know any thoughts you have or what your Top 20 would be in the comments or on Twitter.

We taped a new Crossecast last night.

Last week we hyped up the weekend of lacrosse as being one of great potential. And boy, it did live up to that potential. We also said it would bring more clarity to the national picture and the polls but you can ignore that portion for the part we got right.

I’m joined by Safe and Jake on this edition of COLLEGE CROSSECAST as we break down those games. We go into reviewing things like

Towson-Georgetown at 2:30

Maryland-Navy and Johns Hopkins-North Carolina at 14:00

Virginia-Princeton and Notre Dame-Richmond at 25:55

A classic between Penn State and Yale and Loyola putting on a show (in front of Safe) at Rutgers at 39:52

Sunday’s games including Syracuse beating Army in the same game as it’s always been at 1:02:00

We also unveil our weekly College Crosse Top 20 (1:14:45) and prepare you for the midweek slate, which includes a colossal matchup between Loyola and Towson (1:25:10)

If you missed it, here are the highlights from Hop’s muddy victory over North Carolina.

Check out Skyler’s post on the biggest stories in women’s lacrosse from last weekend.

Of the top 20 women’s lacrosse teams in last week’s media polls, eight of them lost over the weekend. With another week passing, we have a better understanding of where teams stand. Let’s breeze through a few of the most significant games this week.

Maryland 13, North Carolina 12 (2OT)

It’s the biggest rivalry in women’s lacrosse over the last five seasons, and this season’s iteration didn’t disappoint. Maryland senior Caroline Steele was an absolute baller, playing through a nagging knee injury to score the game-winning goal. In overtime, Steele scooped up a draw control (Maryland had been decimated, 21-6, in the circle prior to that) and spun her way to a walk-off win.

Jacksonville has an important announcement: Pups in the Park day is this Saturday versus Drexel.

Here’s a nice segment from TMJ 4 on Marquette.

Marquette men’s lacrosse has some local flavor. “Historically the East Coast has been strongest,” Logan Kreinz said. “Now the Midwest and South is coming on. It’s good for the growth of the game.” “We compete with East Coast schools that recruit 50 miles from their campus,” head coach Joe Amplo said. “Now we can bring in more local products.” “Guys from non-traditional lacrosse hot beds can come in and make an impact,” Quintin Arnett said.

Here’s Chris’ Team of the Week.

Chris’ Week 3 Team of the Week

Position Player School Notable Stats
Position Player School Notable Stats
Attack Jack Myers Ohio State 7 Gs, 1 A, 2 GBs, 1 CT in W vs. Bucknell
Attack Brendan Sunday Towson 4 Gs, 5 As, 1 GB in W vs. Georgetown
Attack Jeff Teat Cornell 6 Gs, 2 As, 3 GBs in W vs. Hobart; 4 Gs, 2 As in W vs. Lehigh (10 Gs, 4 As, 3 GBs)
Midfield Matt Campbell Villanova 6 Gs, 1 GB in W vs. Hofstra
Midfield Brent Noseworthy Michigan 3 Gs, 3 GBs in L vs. Drexel; 3 Gs, 1 A, 1 GB in W vs. Jacksonville (6 Gs, 1 A, 4 GBs)
Midfield Carter Stefaniak Canisius 2 Gs, 1 A, 1 CT in L vs. Furman; 5 Gs, 2 GBs in W vs. Hartford (7 Gs, 1 A, 2 GBs, 1 CT)
Defense Matt Farrell Holy Cross 6 CTs, 6 GBs in W vs. UMass Lowell
Defense Tim Kiel St. John's 5 CTs, 5 GBs in W vs. High Point
Defense Nick Mellen Syracuse 3 CTs, 1 GB in W vs. Army West Point
FOGO TD Ierlan Yale 25-of-31 FOs, 22 GBs, 1 G in W vs. Penn State
LSM Teddy Leggett Lehigh 3 CTs, 4 GBs, 1 G in L vs. Cornell
SSDM Dave Smith Virginia 3 CTs, 2 As in W vs. Princeton
Goalie Tate Boyce Providence 27 saves, 2 GBs in W vs. Saint Joseph's

STAND UP, YOUNGSTOWN STATE! The school announced women’s lacrosse is coming for the 2021 season!

Youngstown State will add a men’s swimming and diving program as well as a women’s lacrosse team in the near future, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ron Strollo announced on Monday.

Men’s swimming and diving will become the 20th Division I sport currently offered by the YSU Athletic Department when it begins competition this fall. YSU previously competed in men’s swimming and diving from 1964 through 1984 and 1949-51. Women’s lacrosse is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2021.

”We’re excited about this new opportunity to recruit high school students from Ohio, the region and internationally to pursue their academic and athletic goals at Youngstown State in both sports,” Strollo said. “Our swimming facility is one of the best in the area and we look forward to showcasing it with both our men’s and women’s programs. The growth of women’s lacrosse in Ohio and throughout the Midwest has seen an increased number of schools sponsor the sport and we are thrilled to add it at Youngstown State.”

The lacrosse program will utilize Farmers National Bank Field at the Covelli Sports Complex during their spring season. The men’s swimming and diving program will compete at the newly-renovated Beeghly Natatorium.

Hornets lacrosse player talks of near death injury on field, recovery.

On the outside, Andrew Thomas may not seem like your typical lacrosse player.

The Lynchburg Hornets senior is quiet, yet always laughing and joking through the day. Hornets head coach Steve Koudelka agrees, saying Thomas is “..a soft-spoken kid, doesn’t say a lot. He usually has a smile on his face.”

Behind that smile, however, lies a fierce competitor. In his sophomore season, the Hornets attacker finished second in both Goals and total points on the team. Like many lax players, Thomas says Shellenberger Field feels more like home, an escape from the every day stress of college life. “When I’m in school, there’s, like, all this stress and stuff. and all this other stuff that comes with it.” says Thomas. “When I’m on the lacrosse field, that seems to go away.”

Terps show you how to stay fly.

Two greats from Syracuse link up for some Twitter magic.


What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Penn student wins Oscar while still in school.

When you think of Penn alumni, chances are you envision a current of fresh-faced, suit-clad grads running straight to the offices of some of the top hedge funds and banks on Wall Street. But in recent years, Penn grads have also been traveling westbound to Hollywood — and racking up some Academy Awards in the process.

A brief summary of some notable Penn-grad winners: John Legend, who got the “O” portion of his EGOT in 2015 for music from the film Selma; producer Wendy Finerman, who won for Forrest Gump; and Morgan Neville, who produced the best documentary of 2014 (as well as this year’s exceptional Mr. Rogers doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which for some incomprehensible reason wasn’t even nominated.) And then there’s Marc Platt, who produced La La Land, and was an Oscar winner for about ten seconds last year — until one of his co-producers realized the award was actually Moonlight’s.

World/National News

An ice tsunami forced residents near Lake Erie to evacuate.

High winds continue to cause chaos across the East coast, and residents near Lake Erie are dealing with another problem caused by the winds, an ice tsunami. Huge chunks of ice are being pushed off of the Niagara River, and onto lakeshore areas. Incredible video posted to social media by the Niagara Parks Police Service shoes the ice stacked up along Niagara River Parkway, and falling onto the roadway.

Your GIF/Video for February 26, 2019

It wasn’t me.

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