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Season Summary After just reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2018, Villanova looked to build on that success and take it a step further. With the Big East a little more open than it had been, it was a prime opportunity for the Wildcats to get the conference’s automatic qualifier.
Like last year, Villanova began the season on the road against Penn State. But unlike 2018’s meeting, the Wildcats fell to the Nittany Lions by 10 goals. But ‘Nova rebounded quite well with a road overtime victory against defending champion Yale for their first win of the season. The following week was another overtime victory, this time at home against Hofstra, but the Wildcats needed to make a fourth quarter comeback after allowing all six goals in the third. A win over Delaware put ‘Nova at 3-1 entering the Philly 4 Lacrosse Classic.
Starting the Premier Lacrosse League may have cost Paul Rabil his most lucrative endorsement deal. New Balance Inc.’s Warrior brand terminated its contract with the 33-year-old Rabil, saying he violated terms of their multimillion-dollar deal by wearing a uniform from Adidas -- the new league’s apparel sponsor -- during practice and games. The move may reflect lingering acrimony between Rabil’s upstart PLL and its main competitor, Major League Lacrosse.
Happy birthday to 12-time National Champion, our leader: Cathy Reese!! pic.twitter.com/nQuX2AKSJw— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) July 31, 2019
The University of Denver men’s lacrosse program has hired John Gallant as its new assistant coach and defensive coordinator, head coach Bill Tierney announced on Wednesday. Gallant fills the void left by the departure of John Orsen, who took the top assistant position at Navy earlier this month. The newest Denver coach will join associate head coach Matt Brown and volunteer assistant Erik Adamson to complete Tierney’s coaching staff in 2020.
Devon Wills, The Carole Kleinfelder Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Lacrosse, announced the addition of Kenzie Kent to the Crimson coaching staff. “Kenzie is not only a phenomenal lacrosse player, but she is an incredible athlete overall,” Wills said. “Kenzie has an incredible athletic IQ and I am just as eager to learn from her as I am sure the team will be. I am excited to see Kenzie transition from player to coach as I know that she will add great skill, enthusiasm, and positivity to our team.”
Patrick Grimley, 13, of Margate, is organizing his second annual lacross event to make a difference by raising funds for area charities through Our Children Making Change. This year’s recipients will be the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, the Leadership Studio, Rustic Ruhl Animal Rescue, Hearts in Harmony and 21 Down.
To continue the progress, head coach Greg Raymond announced that Hobart has hired Stephen Brundage as the new offensive coordinator for the 2020 season, replacing Peet Poillon as the offensive coordinator. Brundage brings a solid resume to the table. For the previous seven years, he has been coaching at Marquette University, spending the past five as the Golden Eagles’ associate head coach.
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The smell of a mouthwatering meal is hard to ignore — especially when it belongs to someone else. At least that’s the suggestion of a recent study that found nearly 30% of drivers are snacking from the food they’re responsible for delivering. The survey conducted by US Foods, which supplies food to restaurants, gathered information from about 500 food delivery drivers and more than 1,500 customers in America who order through apps such as DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub and UberEats.
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