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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 April 23, 2019.

College Crosse News

It’s Aggregation time! We released our Week 11 Top 20 Poll, as did USILA, Inside Lacrosse, & US Lacrosse Magazine. Below is a chart with the results from each of the national polls.

Week 11 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
2 Maryland Maryland Maryland Yale 2
3 Penn Duke Duke Maryland 3
4 Duke Yale Penn Duke 4
5 Yale Penn Yale Penn 5
6 Virginia Virginia Virginia Loyola 6
7 Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Virginia 7
8 Loyola Loyola Loyola Syracuse 8
9 Ohio State Cornell Cornell Cornell 9
10 Cornell Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State 10
11 Towson Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame 11
12 Notre Dame Denver High Point Denver 12
13 Denver Towson Towson UMass 13
14 Boston University HighPoint Denver Towson 14
15 UMass Massachusetts UMass High Point 15
16 High Point Boston University Boston University Boston University 16
17 Georgetown Villanova Georgetown Villanova 17
18 Delaware Army West Point Villanova Georgetown 18
19 Villanova Georgetown Army Army 19
20 Air Force Johns Hopkins (Tied for 20) Delaware Johns Hopkins 20
Rutgers (Tied for 20)

Check out our College Crosse Week 11 Team of the Week.

Here’s a touching video honoring former Penn State goalie Connor Darcey

You can find our Game Day post with information on how to watch today’s Brown vs. Bryant & Quinnipiac vs. Yale games here.

Maryland men’s lacrosse showed valuable midfield depth in its win over Ohio State.

With Maryland men’s lacrosse trailing by one goal and about 2:30 remaining in Saturday’s game against then-No. 9 Ohio State, midfielder Kyle Long raced from behind the net to the side of the crease, trying to pick out a pass. For the first time this year, the freshman — who joined Anthony DeMaio and Bubba Fairman while Will Snider slid into the second unit — found himself with the first midfield line during the entirety of a game.

Shout out to coach Ric Beardsley

Princeton’s Michael Sowers is on the verge of eclipsing PU’s all-time points record.

Men’s lacrosse (7–6, 2–3 Ivy) defeated Harvard University (5–7, 1–4) 19–15 on Saturday afternoon at Sherrerd Field, keeping their playoff hopes alive. Junior attacker and captain Michael Sowers had 10 points — three goals and seven assists — which brings his career total to 247, tying all-time point record holder Kevin Lowe ’94. The Tigers were first to score, with senior midfielder Mike Morean hitting the back of the net at 12:11 in the first quarter. Sowers was next, scoring his 28th goal of the season in the ninth minute. Freshman midfielder Jake Stevens made it 3–0 for the Tigers before Harvard went on the offensive and tied the game 3–3 in the seventh minute. Princeton responded by scoring four more and allowing only one more Crimson goal before the quarter ended 7–4.

The PLL College Draft will be on NBC Sports.

Troy Nunes looks into the Daily Orange post about lacrosse’s systemic racial problems.

Lacrosse is far from the most diverse sport — something you could probably guess without even diving into the numbers. Yet, it’s important to look at why this is the case, and also the racial issues that can cause within the sport. Luckily, the Daily Orange dove into exactly that with an extensive feature that also spoke to various figures within the Syracuse program. Among the most notable people interviewed was former SU star Jovan Miller, who describes his own experiences with intolerance within the sport, and also talks about the education issue that comes from most lacrosse players being raised in similar backgrounds and situations that lack diversity (and at times, the right parental guidance).

If you missed it, here’s the Duke overtime winner over Marquette from Saturday.

Very sad news out of Atlanta: UGA victim ID’d as lacrosse player; police release sketch of alleged shooter.

Athens-Clarke County police have released a sketch of the person they say robbed a University of Georgia student at gunpoint just before shooting one of the school’s lacrosse players multiple times. The injured student, identified by his high school lacrosse team as Tate Prezzano, 22, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries Monday after the shooting, authorities said.

PSU vs. JHU highlights from Sunday.

Nice to see Penn get some ink in the local press.

They’re feelin’ themselves. Yes, the players on the Penn men’s lacrosse team have swag. “Just having a massive group of alumni supporting us and texting us after every game saying how they love watching us and how they love to support our program,” team captain Tyler Dunn says, “it’s just a whole ‘nother level of swagger and confidence that it brings. And I think that it really translates to the field as well.” By defeating Dartmouth on Saturday, the Quakers have clinched the program’s first Ivy League title since 1988, when they were cochampions. They are ranked fourth in the country.

Rutgers’ win over Michigan on Saturday was big for the program.

The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team finished its regular season home slate on a positive note, defeating Michigan 11-9 on Saturday. In front of 2,109 fans in attendance, it was a successful senior day for the 11 players taking part in its last home game on the banks. With the victory, the graduating senior class will finish their careers with at least 37 wins, the most of any class in program history.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

This story is all wet: Berks County man charged with using magnets to steal 63 million gallons of water.

A Berks County man was charged Thursday with using magnets at properties he owned to steal nearly $1 million of public water over a 13-year span. Bruce Becker, 62, of West Lawn, allegedly used magnets to manipulate water meters in his buildings, according to the Reading Eagle. Becker is now reportedly charged with a felony charge of theft of services, and a misdemeanor count of possessing an instrument of crime. Becker allegedly stole more than 63 million gallons of water since 2006, worth more than $815,000, authorities charge.

World/National News

This really hurts the Northeast’s brand: New York City population decreases for the first time since 2010.

There are 8.4 million people in the Naked City. This is the story of 40,000 of them — the number of people the Census Bureau estimates that New York City lost last year. The loss suggests that New York’s robust post-recession expansion since 2010 has finally slowed, halting what the city’s leading demographer had called a “remarkable growth story.” But city officials disputed the Census Bureau’s findings, calling them “tenuous” at best. They said New York’s population may not have fallen, and suggested that the census numbers may be skewed, in part, because of a change in the survey’s methodology.

Your GIF/Video for April 23, 2019

When you finally reach the mountain top but don’t know what to do next.

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