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College Crosse Prospectus - July 24, 2019: Towson To Hire Providence assistant Matt Musci, Denver To Host MLL Championship Weekend, & Holy Cross Year In Review

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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 July 24, 2019.

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As first reported by Chris Jastrzembski: Towson is hiring Providence assistant Matt Musci as their new assistant.

Denver to host MLL Championship weekend in October.

Denver has been selected as the host city for the 2019 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Championship Weekend. The MLL Semifinals will take place Friday, Oct. 4 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium at the University of Denver while the MLL Championship will take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday, Oct. 6. This is the first time in the league’s 19-year history its championship game will be played in Colorado.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #42 Holy Cross Crusaders.

Season Summary A .500 season for most teams can be good or bad, depending on who the team is. But a .500 season for Holy Cross is one worth highlighting. The Crusaders finished .500 for the first time since 1988. And it was interim head coach Peter Burke who helped steer the way. Burke was installed as the interim boss after Judd Lattimore was let go midway through the 2018 season.

The team began 2019 losing their first two games to Providence and Vermont. But for the majority of the remainder of the season, Holy Cross looked like a dangerous Patriot League team. After beating UMass Lowell, the Crusaders upset Harvard for the second consecutive season in overtime. The team then lost their next three games to Loyola, Bucknell, and Army West Point, but they weren’t blown out. Holy Cross lost by four to Loyola which saw the Crusaders trail by one at the end of the third quarter. They gave up the game’s final three goals to the Bison in a three-goal defeat before falling to the Black Knights by a single tally.

Here’s a video update from Cornell on Ryan Maloney.

New WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert was a former baller at Lehigh.

What lessons from playing sports have helped you in your career?

CE: I was a captain my senior year at Lehigh in both basketball and lacrosse, and I think all the time about how those formative years gave me the confidence that, when I joined the business world and saw mostly men around me, I could succeed. Before that, I grew up playing against my brothers in the backyard. My mother always said, “You’ve done well because you grew up alongside five boys and you had to be competitive, but at the same time be a team player.”

Here’s a little segment from 3KSN on the growth of lacrosse in the heartland & the Wichita Wingmen club team.

From US Lacrosse Magazine: How Virginia returned to the Pinnacle of College Lacrosse.

As Lars Tiffany reflected on that incredible day — on how Virginia completed its return to the top of the college men’s lacrosse world by dismantling defending NCAA champion Yale with stunning, surgical efficiency — the Cavaliers coach acknowledged the trying times that fortified his team. Tiffany, who was hired to replace coaching legend Dom Starsia following the 2016 season, came to Charlottesville with an overarching mission: Get Virginia back to its once-assumed place among the Division I elite.

Hollywood Homewood!

Here’s a great video from our friends up north.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Over 300,000 outages in Jersey after Monday night’s storm.

Power company crews were scrambling to restore power Tuesday to hundreds of thousands of New Jersey homes and business that were still without power from Monday’s storms, which one expert said were the worst since superstorm Sandy. More than 325,000 power outages were reported across New Jersey after the storm on Monday, according to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

World/National News

Just what the world needs: Coca-Cola and Pepsi push into energy drinks as soda consumption falls.

Coke plans to sell Coca-Cola Energy in 20 countries by the end of 2019. The energy drink contains naturally sourced caffeine, guarana extracts and B vitamins. Rival Pepsi is continuing its efforts to move its Mountain Dew line into the energy drink category and has not ruled out trying to do the same with its namesake soda brand.

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