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College Crosse Prospectus - August 12, 2019: Drexel, BU, & Cornell Year In Review And Ohio State Takes Over Portugal

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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 August 12, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #24 Drexel Dragons.

Season Summary - The 2019 Drexel team returned to the CAA Tournament after a disappointing 5-8 campaign in 2018. Despite still finishing below .500, the Dragons were competitive in nearly all of their games. Their first three games were all decided by a goal, with two of them needing overtime. In their season-opener against High Point, Drexel gave up a two-goal lead in the final quarter and saw the Panthers take the victory in overtime

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #25 Boston University Terriers.

Season Summary - One of the newer programs this decade, Boston University has built themselves as a very good top 30 team in the country in the last handful of seasons. 2019 was no exception, especially with one of the best players in the entire country, Chris Gray. In fact, BU was one of only four teams to boast a top-20 offense and a top-20 defense in 2019, joining UMass, Syracuse, and national champion Virginia.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #26 Cornell Big Red.

Season Summary - There were plenty of expectations for Cornell to return to the NCAA Tournament after reaching the quarterfinals last season as an unseeded team. But the Big Red still had to compete with defending national champion Yale within the conference.

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

The Buckeyes have taken over Portugal.

Providence will hire former Bellarmine head coach Jim Mitchell as an assistant.

People did a post on Paul Rabil: Meet Paul Rabil, the professional lacrosse player who’s also fluent in fashion.

If you’re not a fan of lacrosse, following Paul Rabil on Instagram will make you one. Between his appearance (6-foot-3, 220 pounds and facial hair that makes #beardgoals feel like it should be a thing), his intense workouts (his leg muscles deserve their own IG account) and his surprising flair for fashion (his best accessory is his chest hair), the Premier Lacrosse League‘s star midfielder was born to be a social media influencer. Just ask his 353k+ followers.

A devastating lacrosse hit may have saved Charlie Gamache’s life.

Charlie was never one to admit pain, so he finished the half, stopping 10 shots in a game the Indians would win 7-6 in overtime. But Charlie wasn’t there to see the finish. “Oh, man, this is a little different,” he thought as his heart rate showed no signs of abating. At halftime, the school trainer and a teammate’s father, a doctor, examined him and suggested a trip to the emergency room at St. Luke’s. They were afraid that hit had caused serious damage. It turned out they were wrong. It was the exact opposite. Watch this new video for more information Ad by Sponsor See More It may have saved Charlie’s life.

Lacrosse is coming to ‘Bama!

We are less than two years away from the World Games 2021 taking place in and around Birmingham. Alabama NewsCenter is explaining what you can expect to see. Today, we look at Lacrosse. Lacrosse was originally played by indigenous peoples as early as 1100 A.D. In the past, the number of players ranged from 100 to upward of 1,000. Now, lacrosse is a sport with 12 people on each team. The first women’s game was held in 1980 at the St. Leonard’s School in Scotland. Lacrosse is now one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States.

UNC fans will like this movie by The Moving Pencil.

Run it back: Coming off a national championship, Maryland women’s lacrosse looks to continue its reign.

The Maryland athletics offseason is nearing its end, and we at Testudo Times are closing out our State of the Program series. Throughout this series, we have covered 15 different teams and now turn our attention over to the national champion women’s lacrosse program. The team won the second Maryland national championship, following men’s soccer, and was the third team to reach and NCAA title game in the 2018-19 season. There were highs and lows across the entire Terrapin athletics department, and this article will detail where women’s lacrosse was and where the team is headed.

Yale reloads: Yale’s Tom Compitello returns as offensive coordinator & promotes Ed Williams to defensive coordinator.

Andy Shay, Yale’s head coach of men’s lacrosse, figured he’d have to do some staff shuffling after winning the 2018 national championship and finishing second overall in 2019. When you win, your assistants get offers to move up. Shay didn’t have to stray far from his program when both of his coordinators took head coaching jobs shortly after this year’s NCAA Championship weekend. The Yale Men’s Lacrosse Program announced today that former Bulldogs’ assistant Tom Compitello has returned to become the offensive coordinator, while volunteer coach Ed Williams has been promoted to defensive coordinator. They replace new head coaches Andrew Baxter (Fairfield) and Andrew Stimmel (Marquette).

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WE DID IT: New Jersey beats New York to reach Little League World Series.

Early Saturday afternoon, the Elmora Youth Little League team, from Elizabeth, N.J., received a little love from the Mets’ Todd Frazier, himself a former Little League star from New Jersey, when he retweeted a pregame message from the team’s Twitter account. Greatness follows greatness, apparently..

World/National News

OHHH, YEA: Colorado bear breaks into home, escapes through wall like “Kool-Aid Man.”

A bear broke into a Colorado home Friday and escaped a responding police officer by crashing through a wall “like the ‘Kool-Aid Man,’” investigators said. The scent of trash likely attracted the bear to the home in Estes Park, police wrote on Facebook. It wasn’t clear how the animal broke into the house. When an officer arrived, the bear “forcibly breached a hole in the wall like the ‘Kool-Aid Man’” before escaping, police said.

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Football is almost here!

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