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College Crosse Prospectus - August 21, 2019: Johns Hopkins Year In Review & Pat Spencer Highlights From France

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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 21, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #15 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays.

Season Summary - Johns Hopkins looked like they took a big step forward in 2018 with a trip to the quarterfinals. Some people thought the Blue Jays had a good chance of even reaching Championship Weekend in 2019.

But that got off to a very rough start in their first two games, beginning with Towson on the road. Despite taking a 4-2 lead after the opening quarter, Hopkins gave up nine straight goals to the Tigers, including all eight in the second quarter. After Taite Cattoni scored the team’s first goal in a span of over 19 minutes, Towson responded with a 4-0 run to go on and win 17-8. Then came Pat Spencer and Loyola to Homewood for the home opener, which saw Spencer record seven points and freshman Chase Scanlan record six in a 18-12 Greyhound win. All of a sudden, Hopkins was 0-2 and unranked to start the year.

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

Managers’ Note: Reader/friend of the blog AParker posed a good question yesterday in the comments section about whether there was any news about JHU & the Big Ten extending their initial five-year conference deal. It’s a great question and something we’ve been discussing off and on the last couple months. While nothing has been released officially, all signs seemed to indicate that the deal was a success ever since Hopkins joined the conference starting in 2015. We figured something would’ve been released earlier this summer but we’ll look into the matter and hopefully get more clarity in the coming weeks.

You’re favorite baller turned basketball player is dunking on everyone in France.

You can find more pics & clips of Pat from Northwestern’s trip to France by clicking on the #CatsInEurope hashtag.

Florida judge grants Luther Johnson V a temporary injunction, lifting year-long ban.

A promising South Florida student-athlete has been cleared to return to the playing field after he was originally banned from all high school sports earlier this year. Officials said Luther Johnson V took part in two rough lacrosse hits, which led to the ban. But his attorney said he was being bullied by other players, who were shouting racial slurs, during one of the games.

Albany head coach Scott Marr jumps on ESPN 104.5 to talk about the big weekend coming up at Bob Ford Field

The UAlbany Lacrosse team has been growing and growing, both in success and attendance. Head Coach Scott Marr will get the chance to welcome back many of his former players this weekend when UAlbany hosts the Premiere Lacrosse League. Six former Great Dane Lacrosse players like Connor Fields and Blaze Riodern will play this weekend at Bob Ford Field.

Looking good, UVA.

From US Lacrosse Magazine: Greg Barron’s cancer battle inspired by father’s lessons.

It’s not always easy being the coach’s son. A coach’s son can’t call attention to himself. He has to carve out his own role, and show the team he’s there for the right reasons. Practice never really ends. The lessons keep coming on the drive home, at the dinner table, and before bed. But when life throws something that others might see as insurmountable, Leukemia for instance, a coach’s son realizes that some of those lessons his dad taught him just might help him overcome more than a defender.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

That bites: Philadelphia 7th-most mosquito-infested city.

What’s bugging Philadelphia residents? It may be mosquitoes, according to Terminix’s list of top 50 mosquito-infested cities. Philadelphia ranked seventh in this year’s rankings. The list was released in honor of World Mosquito Day. Los Angeles topped this year’s list after ranking fifth in 2018.

World/National News

WE DID IT: ‘Matrix 4’ Officially a go.

Get ready to re-enter the Matrix. Lana Wachowski is set to write and direct a fourth film set in the world of “The Matrix,” with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film. Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement on Tuesday.

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Hear ye! Hear ye! King Quacktholomew approaches.

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