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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 May 15, 2019.

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As first Tweeted out by our very own Chris Jastrzembski, Stony Brook & Jim Nagle have decided to go their separate ways.

Stony Brook Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron announced today that Jim Nagle will not return as head coach following eight years at the helm of the men’s lacrosse team. Nagle, who guided the Seawolves to a 9-6 record in 2019, closed out his Stony Brook career with a 68-59 record, including a 31-14 mark in America East action. He led the Seawolves to an NCAA tournament berth during his first season in 2012 and six America East semifinal appearances in eight years. “I appreciate Jim’s dedication to the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse program and our student-athletes over the past eight years,” said Heilbron. “On behalf of our entire department, I thank him for his contributions and wish him success moving forward.” A national search for Stony Brook’s next head coach will begin immediately.

Big weekend for Maryland lacrosse.

The University of Maryland Men’s and Women’s lacrosse teams will both be in quarterfinal action this Saturday with a chance at the Final Four on the line. To get there, they both had come-from-behind wins. The men’s team beat 6th seeded Towson in overtime in first round NCAA tournament action. Next up is the Terps former ACC rival, Virginia. Head coach John Tillman realizes some reminiscing will go in with this match-up. “We grow up and we watch some teams when we’re younger and then we kind of have those memories in mind,” says Tillman. “And then when you see those two programs meet again it does bring up some cool memories and I think it gets people excited.”

Penn looking for the three-peat this weekend: Penn men’s lacrosse team seeks third win against Yale, this time in NCAA Tournament.

Given that it has just an 18-team field, the men’s lacrosse selection committee understandably cannot guarantee that there will be no rematches early in the NCAA Tournament. Still, fourth-seeded Penn and fifth-seeded Yale were granted no favor when they were bracketed to play each other in the second round of this year’s event. The Quakers (12-3) will play reigning NCAA champion Yale (13-3) for the third time this season on Sunday in East Hartford, Conn., with a trip to the Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field at stake.

Big news for Lehigh: Andrew Pettit intends on returning for his fifth year in 2019-20.

What went wrong for Syracuse lacrosse team in 2019?

John Desko sized up the end of Syracuse’s latest lacrosse season Saturday with the observation the Orange’s 15-13 loss to Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament had plenty to do with Greyhound star Pat Spencer’s three-goal, six-assist outburst. How could he not? It is an oversimplification to say Loyola had a transcendent offensive force, Syracuse did not and the result had everything to do with those two facts. But only slightly. Desko knows all too well the value of a dominant figure on attack.

#AnotherOne: Lacrosse, growing in popularity nationwide, comes to Morningside College

A sport foreign to many Midwesterners is coming to Morningside College. Lacrosse -- a sport where players use a stick with a net on the end to move the ball toward the goal -- will be played at Morningside by next spring. Invented centuries ago by Native Americans, the game is more familiar to coastal audiences than it is to people in Iowa. Ben Morhac, the head women’s lacrosse coach at Morningside, is hopeful the tide is turning for lacrosse -- maybe Sioux Cityans will warm to the game once a local team is playing.

Pat Spencer confirms plans to play college basketball next season.

The season-long rumor has finally been put to rest — Loyola star Pat Spencer plans to play college basketball next season. The news was reported by Watch Stadium’s Jeff Goodman on May 10 and confirmed by Spencer himself Tuesday on Lax Sports Network. Spencer joined host Tom Eschen to talk about his upcoming matchup with fellow Tewaaraton contender Grant Ament and Penn State, and was asked about Goodman’s article, which covered Spencer’s future as a college basketball player.

Yale is ready to go for the weekend.

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Cherry St. Pier in Philly is getting a big open-air market.

Cherry Street Pier is already a pretty amazing place: you can see more than a dozen of the city’s best artists at work and ask them questions about their process, sip local ciders and cocktails, and enjoy bites from some of Philly’s best food businesses in a beautiful outdoor space, all while taking in scenic views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River. And this summer, you’ll be able to do your weekly shopping there, too.

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New Jersey was robbed: Washington is the best state in the America.

THAT Washington state boasts a booming economy is hardly a shock. The state is home to Amazon.com, after all, and a mature tech sector led by Microsoft. Washington apples, wheat, hops and grapes feed and inebriate the world. Boeing Co. aircraft circle it. But Washington has a supercharger: power.

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