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College Crosse Prospectus - February 7, 2019: High Point Defeats Duke; Ryan Powell Returns To Syracuse As Assistant Coach

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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 8, 2019.

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Down go the Blue Devils! High Point notched a big win for the program last night as they took down Duke 13-9.

High Point University got the first big upset of 2019 with a resounding 13-9 victory over Duke tonight in Durham. The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter and while Duke was able to battle back and even led 7-6 early in the 4th, High Point was able to prevail thanks in large part to a crushing six-goal run in five minutes to take a commanding 12-7 lead with 9:03 to play in final quarter. Duke chipped in two more goals in the 4th after HPU’s big run, but the Panthers were able to steal one back before the whistle to finish with the final 13-9 victory.

Chris Young scored early and often for High Point as he finished with five total points (4 Gs, 1 A). Asher Nolting had another great game for the Panthers, with three assists and two goals of his of his own. Senior Tim Troutner, Jr. had a wonderful day in goal, as he made 19 saves on the evening, Including 7 in the 3rd to keep the game close before the big HPU run in the 4th quarter.

Big news for Syracuse fans as Ryan Powell returns to join the Orange coaching staff.

One of the greatest players in the sport is returning to his alma mater to join the Syracuse men’s lacrosse staff. Ryan Powell, a 2017 inductee to the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, has joined Head Coach John Desko’s staff as the Program Advisor for Camps, Clinics and Player Identification.

Powell will be responsible for overseeing the Syracuse’s camps and clinics and providing input on personnel and schemes to the team’s coaching staff. In this role, Powell cannot recruit off campus or serve in an on-field coaching role due to NCAA regulations, but he will be instrumental working with top players at Orange clinics. In this role, he’ll be assisted by Tim Desko, an All-American player in his own right and son of Coach Desko. Powell will also continue to serve as an analyst on Syracuse’s ACC Network Extra broadcasts.

Whistle did a video interview with Gladiator Lacrosse founder Rachel Zietz.

Siena men’s lacrosse ‘buying in’ ahead of season’s start.

The goal is to start “building a dynasty.” That sounds lofty, and members of the Siena College men’s lacrosse program know that. But first-year Siena head coach Liam Gleason played for, and coached under, University at Albany head coach Scott Marr as he built the Great Danes from a Division I newcomer to a national power. That means Gleason has seen the incredible amount of work that goes into building a championship-level program, but also that it’s possible to do that in the Capital Region.

*Pencils in February 11*

Tufts article on Zach Groen, who used to play on the lacrosse team.

For Tufts alum Zach Groen, serving as the public relations manager for the Philadelphia Eagles is more than a job — it’s a dream come true. Groen is in his fifth year with the franchise serving as a liaison between the media and the team. He graduated from Tufts in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in English and media studies and was a member of the 2010 lacrosse team that won the program’s first NCAA championship. Groen’s Tufts education helped lay the groundwork for his success in an industry that is notoriously competitive, inspiring him to pursue his passion with dogged persistence ... While Groen currently possesses a highly coveted position in the NFL, the path to becoming a full-time employee was paved with challenges.

Maryland women’s lacrosse’s home stadium will be closed for renovations this season.

The University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex — where the women’s lacrosse team plays its home games — will be closed this season for a $1.5 million turf replacement, according to an athletics department spokesperson. The project, which is expected to wrap up by the summer, comes as part of routine maintenance to artificial turf, which typically has a lifespan of eight to 10 years. The complex’s current turf was installed in 2010, university spokesperson Jessica Jennings said.

Interesting discussion on the role of club teams in lacrosse recruiting.

UMass men’s lacrosse to open season against Army Saturday.

After going undefeated in conference in 2018, as well as winning the CAA championship, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team went out in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It enters 2019 as the No. 18 team in the country, and this season, UMass is looking for redemption. When asked what they’re looking to accomplish this season, the Minutemen only look as far as clinching a season opening win over Army West Point on Saturday. “Beat Army on Saturday,” senior Isaac Paparo said of the team’s goals. “We haven’t beaten them since I’ve been here. It’s been a while since we’ve started out 1-0. That would be a game changer.”

We’re onto to Towson!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

This report ranked the top 50 best New Jersey public schools for sports in 2019.

The 2019 Niche best school rankings are out and once again high schools from New Jersey checked in with some of the top-rated sports programs in the nation. Schools from Passaic, Bergen, Burlington and Ocean counties are well represented in the rankings, and a new school has moved into the No. 1 spot. The yearly study is compiled mainly through data from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of questionnaire reviews by students and parents from New Jersey and states across the nation, according to’s website.

World/National News

Bees are great at math.

Honeybees can learn to add and subtract, according to research showing that while the insects have tiny brains, they are still surprisingly clever.

Researchers behind the study have previously found that honeybees can apparently understand the concept of zero, and learn to correctly indicate which of two groups of objects is the smaller.

But now they say insects can learn to carry out exact numerical calculations such as adding and subtracting a given number.

“Their brain can manage a long-term rule and applying that to a mathematical problem to come up with a correct answer,” said Dr Adrian Dyer, co-author of the research from RMIT University in Australia. “That is a different type of number processing to spontaneous quantity judgments.”

Your GIF/Video for February 7, 2019

The Hobbs & Shaw movie looks like an amalgamation of all the College Crosse movie banter DMs.

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