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College Crosse Prospectus - June 12, 2019: Jim Mitchell Steps Down From Bellarmine

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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 June 12, 2019.

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Jim Mitchell stepped down from Bellarmine.

Jim Mitchell has stepped down as head coach of the Bellarmine University men’s lacrosse team. Sources informed College Crosse’s Chris Jastrzembski about Mitchell leaving Bellarmine earlier this week. Chris reached out to the school for comment around 4:00 PM this afternoon & shortly thereafter Bellarmine released a brief press release announcing the news.

Bellarmine University announced today that men’s lacrosse head coach Jim Mitchell stepped down and will be leaving the university to pursue other professional opportunities. “We appreciate his service to our program and we wish him the best,” said Bellarmine Athletic Director Scott Wiegandt. The university will immediately begin a national search for a new head coach for its NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse team.

Here’s a great segment on Harlem Lacrosse.

They may not fit the stereotype, but some young Harlem athletes are breaking the mold when it comes to the sport of lacrosse. They practice on concrete, and often travel on foot and by bus before arriving to one of their games. They are grateful for all of it.

Harvard and Stony Brook men’s lacrosse head coach search updates.

With Navy hiring Joe Amplo and Fairfield hiring Andrew Baxter to fill their head coach vacancies, there are still four head coach vacancies in Division I men’s lacrosse.

While Marquette is in the early stages of their search and no noise involving Hampton, we’ll focus on Harvard and Stony Brook in this short update.


Visits and interviews in Cambridge are expected to last into next week. In addition to Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese and Virginia assistant Sean Kirwan, some more finalists have been identified per multiple sources.

Joey Sankey talked to Paul Carcaterra on Overtime.

Joey Sankey has been challenged more than most these past few years. Sankey, North Carolina’s all-time leading scorer, missed the better part of two seasons with multiple knee injuries — and a battle with testicular cancer. But he prevailed. Sankey has been one of the toughest players on the field, and he’s had to be.

Modification to stick checks proposed in women’s lacrosse.

The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has proposed changes to pregame and in-game stick checks for the 2019-20 academic year. All rule changes must be approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which is scheduled to consider the women’s lacrosse rules recommendations July 24.

Milton police conducting criminal probe into fired lacrosse coach at high school.

Milton police are conducting a criminal investigation into allegations that a coach for the Milton High School girls lacrosse team allegedly engaged in “inappropriate conversations” and texting with team members. Deputy Chief James O’Neil said the Milton schools alerted police to an issue with the coach, whom both departments declined to identify, but would not comment further because the criminal investigation is ongoing.

O’Neill lacrosse goalie Alberici won’t let himself be sidelined by disability.

As the final seconds ticked down in the Section 9 Class D boys lacrosse final, James I. O’Neill readied for the traditional winning sprint toward its goalie. Max Alberici’s teammates tapped him on the helmet and patted him on the shoulder. This was the moment the freshman had dreamt about all his life. With less than two minutes left in the game, coach Lew Lattari kept his promise and inserted Alberici for starting junior goalie Nick Vasta. Alberici ran out to the cage as fast as he could to finish O’Neill’s third straight championship last week.

Lions see WR Tom Kennedy’s lacrosse background as a real asset.

Tom Kennedy is a name many Lions fans might not recognize. The undrafted rookie wide receiver is working on correcting that after an impressive week in mandatory minicamp. It’s even more impressive considering his background. Kennedy did not play big-time college football. In fact, he only played one season of football at D-III Bryant University. Kennedy comes to the Lions from the world of lacrosse. He even played lacrosse professionally before returning to the gridiron for his senior season at Bryant.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

New elite Four Seasons hotel is now accepting reservations.

Get ready to check-in, the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is now accepting reservations for its opening on August 12. The hotel has been one of the most anticipated openings over the past few years in the City of Brotherly Love. It’ll call the 48th to 60th floors of the Comcast Technology Center home, giving guests unobstructed views from the city’s tallest skyscraper.

World/National News

AI program generated pictures of faces from listening to people’s voices.

Have you ever constructed a mental image of a person you’ve never seen, based solely on their voice? Artificial intelligence (AI) can now do that, generating a digital image of a person’s face using only a brief audio clip for reference. Named Speech2Face, the neural network — a computer that “thinks” in a manner similar to the human brain — was trained by scientists on millions of educational videos from the internet that showed over 100,000 different people talking.

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The Frozen 2 trailer dropped yesterday.

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