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College Crosse Prospectus - April 4, 2019: Midseason Media All-Americans, Maryland’s Coach Cathy Reese Makes History

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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 4, 2019.

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Inside Lacrosse is doing a Midseason Media All-Americans list. I have a vote, but I always submit a sheet with help from everyone on the site. You can find our 2019 Inside Lacrosse Midseason Media All-Americans list directly below.

2019 College Crosse Midseason All-Americans

Position First Team Second Team Third Team
Position First Team Second Team Third Team
Attack Grant Ament (Penn State) Kieran Mullins (Rutgers) Jeff Teat (Cornell)
Attack Pat Spencer (Loyola) Mac O'Keefe (Penn State) Chris Gray (Boston University)
Attack Asher Nolting (High Point) Jared Bernhardt (Maryland) Kevin Lindley (Loyola)
Midfield Anthony DeMaio (Maryland) Tye Kurtz (Delaware) Marshall King (Drexel)
Midfield Chase Scanlan (Loyola) Max Tuttle (Sacred Heart) Lucas Wittenberg (Georgetown)
Midfield Sam Handley (Penn) Connor Kirst (Villanova) Nick Spillane (Penn State)
FOGO TD Ierlan (Yale) Alex Woodall (Towson) Gerard Arceri (Penn State)
SSDM TJ Comizio (Villanova) Zach Goodrich (Towson) Daniel Jones (Johns Hopkins)
LSM Jared Conners (Virginia) Brandon Salvatore (Cornell) Matt Neufeldt (Denver)
Defense Cade Van Raaphorst (Duke) Chris Sabia (Penn State) Nick Mellen (Syracuse)
Defense Isaac Paparo (UMass) Chris Fake (Yale) Patrick Foley (Johns Hopkins)
Defense JT Giles-Harris (Duke) Johnny Surdick (Army) Koby Smith (Towson)
Goalie Sean Sconone (UMass) Max Edelmann (Rutgers) Matt Deluca (Delaware)

Chris also has a ballot and you can find his picks directly below.

Congratulations to Maryland’s Cathy Reese for becoming the all-time winningest women’s lacrosse coach in Maryland history.

When Cathy Reese walked into her team’s locker room just after a win over Florida, her players greeted her with a surprise celebration. Three red balloons, clearly trying to spell something, floated in the room, but they were backward, maybe out of order, too, so Reese couldn’t read the message.

“Ah, this is great!” said Reese, the uber-energetic leader of the Terrapins’ women’s lacrosse program. “What are we celebrating?”

Since this second win of the season came on Valentine’s Day, Reese at first thought maybe one of her players had received a cheesy gift. But when the balloons finally aligned, they showed the number 250, representing Reese’s win total to that point during her tenure at Maryland.

Looks like the lads at Delaware had a fun Spring Break.

No rest for Penn as the Quakers take their winning streak on the road to Brown this weekend.

The top spot in the Ivy League. A five-game winning streak. That’s what’s on the line. On the heels of a triple-overtime thriller against No. 2 Yale, Penn men’s lacrosse will travel to Providence, R.I. on Saturday to battle Brown for sole possession of first place in the Ivy League. After a slow start to the season, the Quakers (5-3, 3-0 Ivy) are now one of the hottest teams in the country. In the past few weeks, the Red and Blue have had notable wins over No. 11 Villanova, No. 5 Cornell, and No. 2 Yale, in addition to remaining undefeated in Ivy League play.

Penn State lacrosse hosted an event for PSU students yesterday. It looks like it was a great success.

Yale freshman Matt Brandau is helping to fill the vacuum that Ben Reeves left after he graduated last may.

Last summer, the Yale men’s lacrosse team earned its first-ever national championship and then graduated the nation’s best player. But this year’s attack nonetheless remains potent, thanks to returning starters and the arrival of a top rookie recruit in Matt Brandau ’22.

Although the graduation of attacker Ben Reeves ’18, who won last year’s Tewaaraton Award, and the rest of the class of 2018 left a dent in the Elis’ starting lineup, rookie attacker Brandau has quickly established himself as a critical member of the attack. Brandau earned a start in the Bulldogs’ season opener against Villanova and immediately made his presence known with his first collegiate goal. The rookie has been hot since, scoring at least once in all games thus far and sharing goal-carrying responsibilities with returning attacker Jackson Morrill ’20.

#GrowTheGame

Lincoln’s first girls lacrosse team breaks stereotypes.

Lincoln Liberty Lacrosse is Lincoln’s first girls team. Bringing together girls from across town who want to help make it a mainstream sport across the state. The team itself is just two years old but they are already working hard to make a name for themselves. “These girls are out here shoving each other and they knock each other over, and it is rough,” said Mady Cline, head coach. “I think that’s what a lot of them like about it. It’s the aggression and it’s not like other sports where you have to be gentle with each other. You can let out a little bit of anger.”

Maryland lacrosse’s loss to Penn State represents Big Ten power shift.

The balance of power has shifted in the Big Ten. Top-ranked Penn State sent a message to the rest of the league with a dominant performance against No. 3 Maryland. The Nittany Lions snapped a 36-game losing streak to the Terrapins with a 13-10 victory in College Park, Md., March 31. “We’re very proud of our legacy at Penn State, and I know these guys really wanted to win it bad for us, but they really wanted to it bad for the history of Penn State,” Nittany Lions coach Jeff Tambroni said after the game.

Here’s a nice highlight reel from Syracuse after their win over Hobart earlier this week.

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Boys went off last night.

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What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Oh boy: Jersey high school students allegedly hacked school’s wi-fi to avoid having to take tests.

A hacking scandal has rocked a New Jersey school district. Two tech-savvy teenagers are accused of disabling their high school’s Wi-Fi system. Police said they did it to get out of tests, but now they’re facing charges.

Police are calling what happened at Secaucus High School illegal, but also ingenious. They said two 14-year-old boys — ninth graders — were arrested last Thursday for hacking into the school’s Wi-Fi, making it impossible for teachers to give any tests or teach any lessons that relied on the internet.

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Truly blessed: 13-year-old son does yard work and offers to trade his X-Box to buy his mom a car.

A local family recently started life over after an unfortunate and unexpected situation. Krystal Preston, the single mother, lives in Fernley with her three kids and three dogs and is trying to make ends meet with no means of transportation. A local family recently started life over after an unfortunate and unexpected situation. Krystal Preston, the single mother, lives in Fernley with her three kids and three dogs and is trying to make ends meet with no means of transportation.

Her oldest son, William Preston, 13, does yard and house work for people in his community to make a little extra money. Being the oldest man in the house, he knew he wanted to help provide for his family. “I saw on YouTube where people get their mom a car and then surprise her with it,” William said. “I wanted to do that.”

Your GIF/Video for April 4, 2019

The new Joker teaser trailer dropped yesterday.

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