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College Crosse Prospectus - June 5, 2019: New Crossecast & Coaching Carousel Updates

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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 5, 2019.

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Check out our season in review pod that went up yesterday.

Feeling glum that the NCAA Lacrosse season is done? Well have no fear, we’re here with a fresh edition of COLLEGE CROSSECAST to put a wrap on the season and go over a busy week on the news front in college lacrosse.

I’m joined by Chris and Jake as we go over a lot of new developments, whether it be the coaching carousel (:30) and Chris Gray entering the transfer portal (4:45), or the Tewaaraton going to Pat Spencer and Megan Taylor (16:58) and the release of the College Crosse All-Freshman Team (33:30). From there we take stock in the season that just wrapped up, with a review of the rule changes (35:35) and a look at trends for both the state of the game (40:36) and with programs (47:15). We hand out our superlatives for biggest surprises and disappointments (1:01:30) and the very best of the year (1:17:20). Then we wrap up with some mailbag questions (1:24:35) and our extremely early 2020 Final Four picks (1:27:52).

Chris has a great coaching carousel update that went up yesterday.

With the official hirings of Mason Poli at Quinnipiac and Peter Burke at Holy Cross, there’s five Division I men’s lacrosse teams that are in need of new head coaches. Four of them currently have vacancies, while Hampton will officially have one after Lloyd Carter retires on June 30. I tweeted out updates regarding Fairfield and Harvard Monday night, but have a few more updates as well.

Jake also did an update on his post on Harvard’s coaching search from last week.

A couple weeks ago we dropped our first coaching board for the open Harvard job, looking at who could be in contention to be the next head boss for the Crimson. Now, after new information from our own Chris Jastrzembski, we have a clearer picture of who the favorites are and where Harvard could be going. So let’s take a look.

The Favorites

Gerry Byrne, Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator

The man who looks like he’s in the pole position. Everyone knows Byrne’s credentials and status, as he’s been Kevin Corrigan’s head lieutenant during the most prosperous run in Notre Dame’s history. He’s been presumed to be the man who would follow Corrigan whenever Corrigan stepped away from his position as the guy in South Bend.

NCAA lacrosse coaches flock to Victoria seeking next B.C. sniper.

The search for the next Reid Bowering or Tre Leclaire brings many of NCAA men’s field lacrosse’s heavy hitters to Topaz Park in Victoria on Wednesday. “We’ve got Denver, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, Drexel, Delaware, Syracuse,” B.C.’s Best showcase organizer Darren Reisig says

Maryland women’s lacrosse overcame its imperfections to win an NCAA title.

As screams of jubilation echoed around a packed Homewood Field, the Maryland women’s lacrosse team was overcome with emotion — laughter, hugs and a few tears. The Terps had just won their 14th NCAA title. For their stacked senior class, it was a storybook ending to a dominant four years where the group went through both the heartbreak of losing a title and the triumph of taking home two.

Lax family: Rodriguez siblings lead Rockford lacrosse teams to state semifinals.

The Rockford High School boys and girls lacrosse teams both have a really good player with the last name Rodriguez. Katie for the girls and Ian for the boys. The siblings grew up playing the game together, “in the backyard all the time,” Ian said about playing lacrosse with Katie. “It used to be more often before school got busy, but we used to spend a lot of time in the backyard throwing the ball around.”

Here’s a great post from US Lax Mag on Megan Taylor.

When Megan Taylor’s name was called as the 2019 Tewaaraton Award winner last week, there was a predictably loud roar from her University of Maryland teammates in attendance. But the cheers reached far beyond her teammates from College Park and the attendees at the event at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The Mummers are coming back to Jersey!

The Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day is still months away, but there’s an opportunity to see the top brigades and top string bands perform this summer. For the fourth year, New Year’s in North Wildwood will take place at the Jersey Shore. The parade through Wildwood is coming up on Saturday, June 8.

World/National News

SAD!!: Internet puppy scams on the rise, warns Better Business Bureau.

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning about a recent rise in scams targeting people looking to buy puppies. People in search of a dog have been scammed out of thousands of dollars by sending money to illegitimate websites, the consumer protection organization warns. The dogs are never sent.

Your GIF/Video for June 5, 2019

Today is Chris’ birthday! Give the kid a shout out on his big day.

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