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College Crosse Prospectus - March 12, 2019: Week 5 Poll Aggregation & Tuesday Game Day Board, Team of the Week

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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 March 12, 2019.

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It’s aggregation time! We released our Week 5 Top 20 Poll yesterday, as did USILA, Inside Lacrosse, & US Lacrosse Magazine. Below is a chart with the Week 5 Top 20 results from each of the four polls.

Week 5 Poll Aggregation

Rank College Crosse USILA IL Media Poll US Lacrosse Mag Rank
Rank College Crosse USILA IL Media Poll US Lacrosse Mag Rank
1 Penn State Penn State Penn State Yale 1
2 Maryland Duke Duke Penn State 2
3 Cornell Yale Cornell Cornell 3
4 Duke Cornell Yale Notre Dame 4
5 Ohio State Towson Towson Towson 5
6 Yale Maryland Maryland Maryland 6
7 Towson Notre Dame Notre Dame Ohio State 7
8 Notre Dame Ohio State Loyola Duke 8
9 Loyola Loyola Ohio State Loyola 9
10 Georgetown Denver High Point Denver 10
11 Denver Virginia Denver High Point 11
12 Syracuse High Point Virginia Virginia 12
13 High Point Syracuse Syracuse North Carolina 13
14 Virginia Georgetown Georgetown Syracuse 14
15 Rutgers North Carolina Rutgers Rutgers 15
16 Lehigh Rutgers Lehigh Georgetown 16
17 Colgate Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins 17
18 Richmond Army West Point Army Lehigh 18
19 Johns Hopkins Villanova Colgate Colgate 19
20 Delaware Lehigh Penn Army 20

Directly below is the Big Board for March 12, 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

Check out Chris’ Team of the Week for Week 5.

Chris’ Week 5 Team of the Week

Position Player School Notable Stats
Position Player School Notable Stats
Attack Grant Ament Penn State 9 As, 1 GB in W vs. Cornell; 2 Gs, 8 As, 2 GBs in W vs. Jacksonville (2 Gs, 17 As, 3 GBs)
Attack Jake Carraway Georgetown 5 Gs, 2 As, 3 GBs in W vs. Furman; 4 Gs, 5 As, 3 GBs, 2 CTs in W vs. Fairfield (9 Gs, 7 As, 6 GBs, 2 CTs)
Attack Clarke Petterson Cornell 2 Gs, 1 GB, 1 CT in L vs. Penn State; 8 Gs, 3 GBs in W vs. Towson (10 Gs, 4 GBs, 1 CT)
Midfield Connor Kirst Villanova 4 Gs, 3 As in L vs. Penn; 5 Gs in L vs. Drexel (9 Gs, 3 As)
Midfield Brian Tevlin Yale 4 Gs, 2 As, 3 GBs in W vs. Michigan
Midfield Max Tuttle Sacred Heart 5 Gs, 3 GBs, 1 CT in W vs. Stony Brook; 5 Gs, 1 A, 5 GBs in W vs. Hartford (10 Gs, 1 A, 8 GBs, 1 CT)
Defense Craig Chick Lehigh 4 CTs, 4 GBs in W vs. Army West Point
Defense Fleet Wallace Cornell 5 CTs, 3 GBs in L vs. Penn State; 2 CTs, 2 GBs in W vs. Towson (7 CTs, 5 GBs)
Defense Kyle Walsh VMI 4 CTs, 4 GBs, 1 A in W vs. Wagner; 4 CTs, 4 GBs, 1 G in L vs. Richmond (8 CTs, 8 GBs, 1 G, 1 A)
FOGO Tom Meyers UMass 19-of-26 FOs, 13 GBs in W vs. Albany; 13-of-16 FOs, 12 GBs in W vs. NJIT (32-of-42 FOs, 25 GBs)
LSM Garrett Michaeli Rutgers 4 CTs, 5 GBs, 1 G in W vs. Princeton
SSDM TJ Comizio Villanova 1 CT, 5 GBs, 1 G in L vs. Penn; 4 CTs, 5 GBs, 2 As in L vs. Drexel (5 CTs, 10 GBs, 1 G, 2 As)
Goalie Kyle Mullin Harvard 20 saves, 2 GBs in W vs. Providence

Game is growing down in Georgia.

Some say the best way to learn is by doing. The Johnson Atom Smashers lacrosse team will find that out this season on the field. The newest program in Thunderbolt is also brand new to the sport: None of the team’s players entered this inaugural season with any previous lacrosse experience. “I had heard of it, but I had never played it,” says senior attacker Vincent Montgomery. “We had no players that had ever touched a lacrosse stick,” head coach Jabari Bryant remembers about the team’s first practice. Yet here the Smashers are, spending their very first season learning on the fly.

Great video from Air Force.

Anonymous Eagle previewed today’s Marquette vs. Robert Morris.

I can’t even pretend to try and preview this game from a Marquette perspective. MU men’s lacrosse comes in with a record of 2-3 after three straight losses, and it’s essentially been one weird story after another this season. First, a rampaging start and an easy glide to the finish against Bellarmine. Then, another hot start but a much bigger push back from Jacksonville to move to 2-0 on the season. That was followed with an outing against Detroit Mercy where head coach Joe Amplo straight up said that his team was bullied by the Titans, falling behind by nine goals before finally losing by three.

The Towerlight with an article about Towson’s first loss of the season.

A five-game winning streak was snapped Sunday afternoon when No. 1 Towson endured its first loss of the season in an 18-11 defeat at the hands of No. 2 Cornell at The Crown Lacrosse Event in Charlotte, North Carolina. Coming into Sunday’s game as the top ranked team, the Tigers (5-1) had to recuperate quickly after having to grind out a hard-fought win amid torrential downpour against Jacksonville University less than 48 hours prior. “I think the tournament helped us learn and grow in a hopefully positive direction as a team,” said Head Coach Shawn Nadelen. “We had to play against a tough, scrappy team from Jacksonville and they exposed us in certain ways and took us to the wire.”

SU-Duke lacrosse likely bumped out of Dome by women’s basketball.

Syracuse University is making contingency plans to move its men’s lacrosse game against Duke on Sunday, March 24 out of the Carrier Dome if the Orange women’s basketball squad hosts a NCAA Tournament regional there. A spokesperson for SU confirmed that the Orange would still host the game, meaning it would be played somewhere nearby. But the school won’t release the location and other details until March 18, when the NCAA women’s basketball seedings are revealed.

MLL unveiled its new brand push.

Last Thursday Major League Lacrosse took a big step forward in it’s future unveiling a major rebranding two days ahead of their 2019 MLL Collegiate Draft at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. MLL, released a brand new logo with a letter to the fans penned by the Commissioner of the league, Alexander “Sandy” Brown. “We are thrilled to unveil the new MLL branding, as it symbolizes our renewed focus on supporting our players and providing a stellar game day experience for players and fans alike,” said Alexander Brown, MLL Commissioner. “The new MLL branding was thoughtfully crafted and reflects the exciting present and expanding future of our league and the sport of lacrosse.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Come back: Nick Foles leaves for Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to a four-year deal worth $88 million, according to ESPN and multiple sources. The deal includes $50.125 million in guaranteed money, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Jaguars are expected to release quarterback Blake Bortles once Foles officially signs, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.

The $50.125 million is the largest amount of guaranteed money in franchise history. Defensive tackle Malik Jackson, who was released last week, got $42 million guaranteed when he signed in 2016.

World/National News

New York to open tallest outdoor observation deck in Western Hemisphere.

New York will soon have “the edge” when it comes to magnificent outdoor observation decks. Already home to some of the most famous viewing spots in the world, the Big Apple is about to add another to its impressive collection. Named Edge, the upcoming Hudson Yards observation deck is set to open next year, with incomparable views of the city skyline. Standing at more than 1,100 feet, Edge will be the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere and the fifth highest in the world.

Your GIF/Video for March 12, 2019

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