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College Crosse Prospectus - July 31, 2019: Detroit Titans Year In Review & Duke Looks Back At 2019

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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 31, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #35 Detroit Mercy Titans.

Season Summary Since Chris Kolon took over for Matt Holtz as head coach prior to the 2015 season, Detroit Mercy has recorded winning campaigns in three of them and completed back-to-back above .500 records with an 8-7 mark in 2019. The team recorded zero winning records in their first six years of play, but did make an NCAA Tournament appearance, something Kolon has never had as UDM’s head coach.

The Titans’ season began with the team holding off a late Jacksonville rally to win by a goal. The team would be on the road for the next six games and would not have another home game until MAAC play came in late March. After falling to Notre Dame, Detroit Mercy recorded their first ever victory over a Big East program in a 15-12 win over Marquette. The team won the following week against Bellarmine thanks to a late goal by Matthew Vangalen with nine seconds left in regulation.

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

The Blue Devils look back at 2019.


2019 Highlights

Duke finished 2019 with a 13-5 overall record and advanced to its 12th NCAA Championship Weekend. The Blue Devils amassed at least 10 wins for the 13th straight season.

Head coach John Danowski became the first Division I head coach to reach 400 career wins when the Blue Devils defeated Furman 17-9 in the season opener. He currently owns 412 victories, leading Denver’s Bill Tierney by eight victories.

The Blue Devils were led on offense by sophomore Joe Robertson’s 59 points from 42 goals and 17 assists. Brad Smith had 57 points off of 29 goals and 28 assists.

Here’s a great US Lacrosse Magazine article on Bowen Holden.

When Bowen Holden sat down at her laptop on a recent evening in mid-July, she’d just had her first good day after nearly a month of very bad ones. In late June, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had filled much of the time since imagining a future she could miss. “You go to that place initially, like, ‘Holy crap, I’m gonna miss my daughters’ weddings, I’m not gonna send [my kids] off to college and high school,” said Bowen, 40, the former head coach at Boston College and an All American goalie at Georgetown. “Basically, I’m going to die. “And then you snap out of it

Ex-West Genesee star takes over Hobart lacrosse offense.

Stephen Brundage has been named new offensive coordinator for Hobart lacrosse. Brundage joins the Statesmen following seven seasons at Marquette University, including the past five as the Golden Eagles’ associate head coach. At Marquette, Brundage helped lead the program through its first seven varsity seasons, compiling a 52-53 record.


Coaching news from IL.

As the summer of coaching movement nears its end, check out this large roundup of assistant coaching moves, including hires at Denver, Harvard, Hofstra, Towson, Richmond, Stony Brook, Binghamton, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart and LIU Post.

UVA welcomes 2019 recruiting class.

Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany welcomes the Virginia men’s lacrosse class of 2023 this fall with 10 talented first-year student athletes. “The academic strength of this recruiting class bodes well for their pursuit of an enriching experience here on Grounds,” said Tiffany. “They have proven themselves to be prepared for the challenges faced at an elite institution and I am excited to witness each man’s educational growth. Having represented their high school and club lacrosse programs with exceptional play and intense competitive spirit, they all possess the potential to be impact athletes in the spring.”

Seeing double: Dublin Scioto’s Rothe twins to play on world stage.

When Ashleigh Rothe jumps, Karleigh Rothe wants to jump higher. When Karleigh runs, Ashleigh wants to run faster. The 16-year-old twins, who are preparing for their junior year at Dublin Scioto High School and compete in girls lacrosse, volleyball and basketball for the Irish, have had a friendly rivalry since they were young.

Lacrosse is war.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Cast of “Dispatches From Elsewhere” spotted filming in Rittenhouse Square.

Some Hollywood heavyweights were spotted filming AMC’s TV series called “Dispatches from Elsewhere” in Rittenhouse Square. Celebrity photographer HughE Dillon captured Sally Field, Andre 3000 and producer Jason Segel filming a scene overnight on Friday.

World/National News

Oops: Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” copied Christian rap song.

The lawsuit was brought by Christian rapper Marcus Gray, professionally known as Flame, who asserted that Perry’s 2013 hit tread on his own work titled “Joyful Noise.” In particular, the plaintiff alleged that the Dr. Luke-produced song took his underlying beat.

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Football is on the horizon!!

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