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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 29, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #37 Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Season Summary

For the last few seasons, Rutgers has been the team that fell just short of reaching the NCAA Tournament. They’ve usually been one of the first teams outside the postseason picture and haven’t taken that next step forward. You could argue that 2019 was a small step in the opposite direction, finishing with a 7-8 record and only one top 20 victory after recording four in each of the last two seasons. The Scarlet Knights began the season with two wins over Lafayette and St. John’s, the latter of which saw Rutgers score the final seven goals after trailing by three in the final quarter. Both games saw Ben Pounds in goal as usual starter Max Edelmann dealt with an injury.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #38 Brown Bears.

Season Summary

Despite recording their second straight under-.500 season, Brown continued to be a tough opponent for teams in 2019. They played in five games decided by a goal, eight decided by two goals, and nine decided within three. But they went 1-4 in one-goal games, 3-5 in two-goal games, and 3-6 in three-goal games. The team alternated between wins and losses for the first six games of the season. Their two-goal loss to Stony Brook was the start of five straight games where they were all decided by two goals or less. They defeated UMBC and Harvard, but suffered tough losses to Virginia and Holy Cross to go to 3-3 on the season.

To see all of our Chris’ great posts, check out the 2019 Year In Review section on the site.

Want to play lacrosse on horses? Go to Alaska.

On Thursday nights, Maya Johnson can be found getting her horse geared up for a game of polocrosse. Johnson first heard of the team sport — a combination of polo and lacrosse — when she was riding on the equestrian team at Dartmouth College.

Johnson returned to Alaska several years ago, bringing the sport with her. Her former riding instructor and director of riding at Dartmouth, Sally Batton, quite literally wrote the book on polocrosse. She visits Alaska once a year, offering polocrosse clinics for people like Johnson, who are passionate about the sport.

The PLL goes behind the scenes with NBC Sports.

Friends, family remember Duke lacrosse’s Morgan Rodgers for her warmth & selflessness.

Clare Kehoe, Trinity ‘19, was on her way to take the Medical College Admission Test when her longtime friend Morgan Rodgers texted her a video. Kehoe—who had known Rodgers since seventh grade—instinctively knew it was going to be something inspirational, and she was not mistaken. Rodgers had sent her a three-minute video, using sticky notes with individual words and phrases to write out a good-luck message, a gesture Kehoe said exemplified Rodgers’ compassionate nature.

#GotEm

Lacrosse tournament in honor of Alex Ortiz brings community together.

Dozens of lacrosse players from western Mass. and beyond participated in a tournament Saturday morning to honor the life of Alex Ortiz. Ortiz was a tri-star athlete at Chicopee Comp before his life was taken in a tragic car accident. Now his fellow classmates and teammates want to make sure his legacy lives on.

Over 80 athletes signed up to participate in Saturday’s lacrosse tournament to honor the life of Alex Ortiz and help support his family. “It’s really just the right way to celebrate Alex’s life, in my opinion,” organizer, Landon LaRochelle tells us.

Let’s goooooo!

The Hoos are coming off a National Championship, so things are looking great!

The Virginia Men’s Lacrosse team won the program’s sixth National Championship in 2019, defeating Yale in the title game with a defensive performance that would get the Tony Bennett stamp of approval. In just new head coach Lars Tiffany’s third season, the title run put the Cavaliers back in the national discussion ahead of schedule.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Phillies legends Charlie Manuel and Larry Bowa love the kids!

A youth baseball team had the experience of a lifetime on Sunday. The team was coached by Phillies legends Charlie Manuel and Larry Bowa as part of the 2019 Phillies Charities “Phantastic Auction.” The duo coached against each other in a seven-inning scrimmage at the Phillies MLB Urban Youth Academy at FDR Park in South Philadelphia.

World/National News

David Ortiz released from hospital after Dominican Republic shooting.

David Ortiz, the beloved former Boston Red Sox star who was shot in early June in his native Dominican Republic, was released from a hospital on Friday after an extended stay, his former team said on Saturday. Ortiz was expected to return home, where he will be under the care of full-time nurses and his personal doctor, according to an ESPN report.

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I watched The Boys this weekend and it was awesome. I highly recommend.

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