GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for April 2, 2019.
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We have five games today, including the midweek Upstate New York battle between Syracuse & Hobart. We all know what happened the last time Syracuse took a trip to Hobart for a lacrosse game.
We've arrived at Hobart.— Syracuse Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) April 5, 2017
(Via @Chilltoplax) pic.twitter.com/FdorDFKZ8H
Let’s hope everyone keeps the projectiles at home and that we have a good, clean lacrosse game tonight.
Directly below is the Big Board for April 2, 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 on 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 April 2, 2019
|3:00||Stony Brook||St. John's||ESPN 3||Live Stats|
|4:00||Bucknell||Marist||Red Fox Network||Live Stats|
|4:00||Monmouth||St. Bonaventure||ESPN+||Live Stats|
|7:00||Canisius||Cleveland State||Live Stats|
|7:00||Syracuse||Hobart||HWS All Access||Live Stats|
New trophy, who dis.— Syracuse Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) April 2, 2019
The old base ran out of space, so the original Kraus-Simmons trophy cup had its base was upgraded for 2019. The Orange look to keep it where it belongs tomorrow night. pic.twitter.com/tQsjvAkeX0
The Kid Chris has a nice preview of tonight’s Syracuse-Hobart game!
Need some lacrosse in your life and can’t wait until Saturday? Not a problem!
The Syracuse Orange are back in action for their second game in four days as they head about an hour west on I-90 to Geneva to take on the Hobart Statesmen in a longtime rivalry game. Opening faceoff is set for 7 PM on HWS All-Access (Live Stats are here).
The Orange lead the all-time series 76-26-2, with ‘Cuse winning their last five meetings against the Statesmen. Syracuse head coach John Desko is 19-2 all-time against Hobart. Both teams first met on April 29, 1916, which was Syracuse’s first ever lacrosse game. Hobart won the game 9-1. It’ll be the first time both teams are ranked since 2009.
The winner of this game will win the Kraus-Simmons Trophy, which has been presented every year since 1986. The trophy is named for former Statesmen head coach Babe Kraus and former Orange head coach Roy Simmons Sr. The Orange are 30-3 since the trophy became a thing. The trophy got a makeover with a new base, featuring inscriptions of Kraus and Simmons.
Here’s our Team of the Week for Week 8!
College Crosse’s Week 8 Team of the Week
|Attack||Kevin Lindley||Loyola||8 Gs, 2 As, 1 GB in W vs. Colgate|
|Attack||Kieran Mullins||Rutgers||4 Gs, 4 As, 2 GBs in W vs. Ohio State|
|Attack||Pat Spencer||Loyola||2 Gs, 8 As, 1 GB in W vs. Colgate|
|Midfield||Bryan Costabile||Notre Dame||5 Gs, 1 GB in W vs. Syracuse|
|Midfield||Tye Kurtz||Delaware||7 Gs, 3 As, 5 GBs in W vs. Fairfield|
|Midfield||Tom Smith||Bucknell||4 Gs, 3 As, 2 GBs, 1 CT in L vs. Army West Point|
|Defense||George Baughan||Princeton||5 CTs in W vs. Denver; 4 CTs, 2 GBs in L vs. Brown (9 CTs, 2 GBs)|
|Defense||Matt Farrell||Holy Cross||5 CTs, 5 GBs in W vs. Navy|
|Defense||Johnny Surdick||Army West Point||5 CTs, 5 GBs in W vs. Bucknell|
|FOGO||Brandon Galloway||UMBC||20-of-23 FOs, 16 GBs, 1 G in W vs. Lafayette|
|LSM||Connor Filipowski||Albany||2 CTs, 2 GBs in L vs. Harvard; 3 CTs, 1 GB in W vs. Hartford (5 CTs, 3 GBs)|
|SSDM||Jake Stevens||Princeton||3 CTs, 9 GBs, 1 G in W vs. Denver; 1 CT, 6 GBs, 1 A in L vs. Brown (4 CTs, 15 GBs, 1 G, 1 A)|
|Goalie||Caton Johnson||North Carolina||21 saves, 1 GB in W vs. Duke|
I concur: Despite a disappointing loss to Penn State, Maryland men’s lacrosse is squarely in the national picture.
Week 8 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||Penn State||1|
|7||Notre Dame||Ohio State||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||7|
|9||Duke||Notre Dame||Ohio State||Denver||9|
|10||Syracuse (Tied for 10th)||Denver||Cornell||Penn||10|
|11||Towson (Tied for 10th)||Towson||Syracuse||Cornell||11|
|16||Hobart||Army West Point||Army||Rutgers||16|
|18||UMass||North Carolina||Rutgers||High Point||18|
|19||North Carolina||Rutgers||North Carolina||North Carolina||19|
|20||Rutgers||Johns Hopkins||Hobart||Johns Hopkins||20|
In his eight years at Maryland, John Tillman’s teams have been the epitome of consistency. No matter the opponent, the Terps usually play the same way, carrying a precise offense, tough defense and solid goalie play to Memorial Day Weekend.
That’s what made the start of Sunday night’s game against No. 1 Penn State so jarring. For the first 28 minutes, Maryland look rattled. Penn State came out on fire, putting the Terps down 8-1 before they had a chance to catch their breath. The Nittany Lions’ defense made life just as miserable, clogging up shooting lanes and giving Maryland no space to operate.
The Terps finally woke up and scored six straight goals across the second and third quarters, but by then, the damage was already done. For (possibly) the first time ever, Penn State beat Maryland in men’s lacrosse.
Here’s some highlights from Rutgers’ big win over Ohio State this past weekend.
MLL announced that three teams will be folding and the re-acquirement its broadcasting rights of part of its restructuring plan for greater stability.
As part of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) strategic plan to transform the 19-year property, the league announced that it will restructure to focus on expansion in strategic markets and has reacquired its media rights in an effort to seek a broadcast partner with broader reach for its fans, players and sponsors.
MLL ownership unanimously agreed on a strategy which limits one team per owner and will restructure the organization to focus on expansion in strategic markets with the goal of establishing Eastern and Western conferences. As a result, Major League Lacrosse will not be operating the Ohio Machine, the Florida Launch or the Charlotte Hounds in 2019. After the construction on American Legion Memorial Stadium is complete, the Charlotte Hounds will return in 2021 under new ownership. Discussions are ongoing for expansion with new owners for teams for the 2020 season.
New York, New York: Why so many Penn women’s lacrosse recruits hail from New York.
Penn’s connections to the state of New York run deep. It’s one of the most heavily represented states in the undergraduate population, thousands of alumni live there, and many current students will end up moving there after graduation. It might be no surprise, then, that Penn women’s lacrosse finds its roots in New York as well.
Between just three counties in the southern part of the state — Rockland, Westchester, and Nassau — there are 14 members of the team who call New York home. Considering that the Red and Blue only carry a 33-person roster, the Empire State clearly holds a strong presence in one of Penn’s strongest athletic programs.
Here’s a nice post on UNC’s Andy Matthews.
It’d be easy for Andy Matthews to do things his way.
The North Carolina lacrosse team’s senior attackman and leading setup man knows the game and was practically born into it. He has the talent, too; Matthews was a U.S. Lacrosse first-team All-American in high school, and UNC was just one elite lacrosse school from which he fielded recruitment offers.
This season, Matthews is one of eight Tar Heels with double-digit goals. But much more important for UNC are his team-leading 14 assists.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Some people, actually a lot of people, bit on the April Fool’s joke that kale chips had replaced french fries at Morey’s Pier in Wildwood in Jersey.
An official press release from Morey’s Piers on Wildwoods Boardwalk boldly announced the longtime, beloved French fry stand, Curley’s Fries, would be no more and instead Greenery’s, an on-the-go healthy food stand would take its place, serving items such as kale chips, roasted chick peas and fruit sushi.
“We have a responsibility to pay attention to what our guests want and striking the balance of new vs old can be a tricky and delicate one,” Morey’s Pier President and CEO Will Morey said in the statement. “Generation Z makes up a large percentage of guests visiting our piers and water parks and it’s clear that they want healthier food and beverage offerings.”
Almost believable right? Their post had more than 4,000 comments by midday Monday.
Millennials ruined art or something: $28M worth of Simpsons-inspired art sold at auction to a bunch of Millenials.
Millennials snapped up $28 million worth of art inspired by the Simpsons television show, along with skateboarding shoes and cans of spray paint at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong as a new generation of collectors comes of age. “The auction room suddenly got a lot hipper, with all these cool Millennial buyers in hoodies,” said Edie Hu, art advisory specialist at Citi Private Bank in Hong Kong. “Their tastes are very different from their parents, and Sotheby’s is tapping into that.”
The highlight of the 33-lot auction of items belonging to Japanese fashion designer Nigo was a painting by Brooklyn street artist KAWS based on the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album but populated with Simpsons’ characters. It sold to an unidentified buyer for $14.8 million including fees, a record for the artist and about 15 times the estimate.
Your GIF/Video for April , 2019
This trailer for HBO’s new mini-series “Chernobyl” looks awesome.
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