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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|
|7||Towson||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Ohio State||7|
|8||Notre Dame||Ohio State||Loyola||Duke||8|
|13||High Point||Syracuse||Syracuse||North Carolina||13|
|17||Colgate||Johns Hopkins||Johns Hopkins||Johns Hopkins||17|
|18||Richmond||Army West Point||Army||Lehigh||18|
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
College Crosse Game Day Big Board For March 12, 2019
|12:00||Fairfield||Bryant||NEC Front Row||Live Stats|
|1:00||Marquette||Robert Morris||NEC Front Row||Live Stats|
|2:00||SUNY Poly (D3)||Hampton||Live Stats|
|3:00||St. Bonaventure||Siena||Siena TV||Live Stats|
|3:00||UMass Lowell||UMass||UMass TV||Live Stats|
|4:00||Army West Point||Binghamton||ESPN+||Live Stats|
|4:00||Bucknell||North Carolina||ACCN Extra||Live Stats|
|5:00||Cleveland State||Lafayette||Patriot League Network||Live Stats|
|7:00||Utah||Duke||ACCN Extra||Live Stats|
|7:00||St. John's||Hofstra||Hofstra TV||Live Stats|
|7:00||Mount St. Mary's||Johns Hopkins||ESPN3||Live Stats|
|3/12||Lehigh||Rutgers||BTN 2 Go||Live Stats|
Check out Chris’ Team of the Week for Week 5.
Chris’ Week 5 Team of the Week
|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|
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?
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.
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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