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College Crosse Prospectus - July 30, 2019: Canisius Year In Review & Lehigh Welcomes New Assistant Coach John Crawley

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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 30, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #36 Canisius Golden Griffins.

Season Summary

In 33 games under Mark Miyashita, Canisius has been pretty average with a 16-17 overall record. They did however win the MAAC Championship last season and tried to do so again in 2019.

Nonconference play was also average, but there were a couple of good wins by the Golden Griffins. The team alternated between a loss and a win in their first six games, beginning with a big loss to Hobart. Canisius then had to fight their way back against Mercer for their first win of the season before a setback against Furman. Fast forward to early March against Robert Morris where the Griffins held off the defending NEC champions in a rematch of last year’s NCAA play-in game for a two-goal victory. The following weekend against Colgate, Canisius used a 4-0 run to upset the 19th ranked Raiders at home for probably their best win of the year.

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

Yesterday Lehigh officially welcomed new assistant coach John Crawley to the program.

Lehigh head men’s lacrosse coach Kevin Cassese announced on Monday the addition of former Johns Hopkins All-American John Crawley to the coaching staff. After graduating from Hopkins in 2017, Crawley went on to coach one season at Notre Dame and one year at Colgate. He is also currently playing in the Premier Lacrosse League with Atlas LC. Crawley will serve as offensive coordinator for the Mountain Hawks.

“I am so pumped to have the opportunity to join the journey the Lehigh Lacrosse program is on, a journey towards winning the Patriot League and National Championship,” said Crawley. “As I have gotten to know Coach Cassese and Coach Scudder in the past couple weeks, I have felt that their commitment to their players and this program is something I want to be a part of, learn from and grow in. The environment they’ve created of hard-working players with chips on their shoulder is one I can’t wait to get to work with.”

Mary Free Bed wheelchair lacrosse team gives college athletes run for their money.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital offers a variety of adaptable sports. but one that hadn’t picked up much steam until recently was lacrosse. Coordinator for Mary Free Bed, Kyle Ringwald, says that’s all thanks to their new coach, Tim Murray, who is also the head lacrosse coach at Grand Valley State University. His team has helped get the Mary Free Bed team going, as GVSU players sub in to round out the roster.

Duke women’s lacrosse adds Nick Williams to the Blue Devil coaching staff as an assistant coach.

Duke University head women’s lacrosse coach Kerstin Kimel announced Monday the addition of Nick Williams to the Blue Devil coaching staff. Williams joins Duke as an assistant coach following a successful tenure at Georgetown.

“I am so excited to welcome Nick and his wife Ryan to our Duke lacrosse family,” Kimel said. “Nick has been a steady fixture at our camps over the last eight years so he is very familiar with all things Duke lacrosse. Nick is well versed on the defensive side of the ball and has seen great success running versatile defenses everywhere he has been over the last decade. Most recently, Georgetown’s defensive unit was instrumental in their run to the 2019 BIG EAST Championship.

Here’s a great article on the Kenya U19 Women’s Field Lacrosse Team who are making a splash at the World U19 Women’s Field Lacrosse Championships in Peterborough.

The World U19 Women’s Field Lacrosse Championships are in Peterborough for the next 10 days, with 22 countries participating. Most countries get corporate sponsorships to pay the way for their athletes, and some teams even get government funding. A lot of players fundraise on their own to get here, while others receive financial support from their parents. Kenya Lacrosse is different. Not only is Team Kenya the first African team to compete at a lacrosse world championships, but they also are one of the only teams who does not receive any financial backing from their government.

It’s never too early to be thinking about 2020.

Lacrosse season concluded less than two months ago, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t start looking ahead to 2020. With about seven months left until the next Division I campaign commences and before official polls are released, we assembled next season’s extremely early preseason top 25 rankings using all available information to date.

Here’s a great segment from AZ 3 TV/CBS 5 on former Duke star Cade van Raaphorst.

Former Desert Vista High School quarterback Cade van Raaphorst, son of Sun Devil royalty, former Arizona State quarterback Jeff van Raaphorst, hosted his first lacrosse camp earlier this week. Cade is a professional lacrosse player and played at the University of Duke prior. He is a Valley native and is hoping to educate and expand the love of lacrosse here in Arizona.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Happy birthday: “The Sixth Sense,” one of the great Philadelphia movies, turns 20.

When “The Sixth Sense” arrived in theaters on August 2, 1999 - 20 years ago this week- the thriller from an obscure director was no one’s idea of the most anticipated film that summer, a season that also offered the first Star Wars prequel movie and the final film from Stanley Kubrick.

World/National News

Go out for a walk today and call me in the morning.

Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara believes that plenty of regular walking unlocks the cognitive powers of the brain like nothing else. He explains why you should exchange your gym kit for a pair of comfy shoes and get strolling

Your GIF/Video for July 30, 2019

East coast whales!

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