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Season Summary - After nearly pulling off an improbable upset of top-ranked Maryland in last year’s NCAA Tournament, Robert Morris looked to return to playing in May as NEC champions. But it didn’t start as well as last season did. In 2018, Robert Morris pulled off an upset against Penn State on the road. But in their season opener against the Nittany Lions, it was a whole different story as a 12-goal second quarter helped lift Penn State for a huge 27-10 win. Things were a little more even the following week against Georgetown, but the Colonials lost a one-goal lead in the fourth quarter in a 14-11 loss. The team got their first win over Bellarmine thanks to a 9-0 second half, but came out on the wrong side of a double overtime battle with High Point.
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One of the most impactful coaches in Syracuse University men’s lacrosse history, longtime assistant Kevin Donahue has announced his retirement after more than 30 years with the program to spend more time with his family. “I am excited to spend more time with my family and grandchildren, as well as pursue other interests,” Donahue said. “This opportunity to be a volunteer coach allows for that and keeps me connected to the program.” Donahue, a member of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame for his achievements as both a coach and student-athlete, is one of the most respected minds in the game, heavily contributing to Syracuse’s rise as the nation’s premier lacrosse power.
After more than 30 years of success on the Syracuse sidelines, Kevin Donahue is retiring to spend more time with family. One of the most respected coaches in the game, Donahue will remain on staff in a volunteer role:— Syracuse Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) August 22, 2019
There isn’t a coach out there like Coach Donahue. Will be a tough one to replace for— Tim Barber (@TimBarberGE20) August 22, 2019
He and Mike Messere are the masterminds of lacrosse and I’m thankful I had the opportunity to play for both! https://t.co/oX9tozuYPZ
The 2nd edition of the College Crosse All-Decade Awards has been released, this one covering the best games of the decade that was from 2010-2019. There are a host of contenders for this award, with some great regular season games that were personal favorites of our site’s, to great NCAA Tournament games, and some all time classics on the sport’s biggest stage. We ended up whittling it down to a few final contenders, but were not able to come to a final conclusive decision. So we’re going to leave that up to you! If you prefer to read, here’s the written portion with the choices you’ll get to decide on, and if you prefer to listen, the podcast with Ryan and I discussing it all is embedded below. And make sure to stay tuned for more Decade in Review content.
After a five-month hiatus, Across College Lacrosse is back! For now! I’m calling this the Season 3 premiere, and what better way to kick things off than interviewing a new head coach. On this episode, Cleveland State Vikings head man Andy German joins to show to discuss his career throughout the sport, as well as how Dylan Sheridan managed to get German on his inaugural staff at Cleveland State.
La Salle College High School has named Rob Forster ‘05 as its new Head Lacrosse Coach.
Forster, a 2005 graduate of the school, will replace Bill Leahy who spent 28 seasons at the helm of the Explorer Lacrosse program. Forster spent last season as the Video Coordinator for the Men’s Lacrosse team at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to that, he spent five seasons as the Head Coach for the Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team at the Academy of New Church in Bryn Athyn, where he coached seven Division I lacrosse players and took a 3-15 program in 2013 and won five straight Friend’s League titles (2014-2018) and earned a Top 10 area ranking in 2018.
Forster spent four seasons (2010-2013) as the Offensive Coach for the Lacrosse program at La Salle and returns to his alma mater, where he was a two-time All-State and All-American selection as well as a member of the 2004 EPSLA Championship team.
The annual Team USA Fall Classic will be a lacrosse lover’s dream with the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams welcoming a Canadian men’s senior team and a Canadian women’s senior team and the reigning NCAA champions — Maryland (women) and Virginia (men) — to the event which will be held on the Oct. 18-20 weekend, which is also the annual induction weekend for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In addition, the USA Select U15 and U17 boys’ and girls’ teams named as part of the National Team Development Program (NTDP) will be playing teams from Ontario during the weekend.
Stony Brook shared some pictures of the construction being done on their new indoor facility.
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Mike Kelly, 61, of Cape May Court House, served in the Marines from 1977 to 1982. Standing on the beach next to his chair and looking out at the planes soaring over the ocean, Kelly said he’s “been infatuated by birds ever since” his service.
Kelly, who was a mechanic for jets and helicopters, said he used to go to the airshow in Millville, where he could see the planes take off and land, but he likes the Atlantic City Airshow because it takes place over a bigger area. “What they do here is amazing,” Kelly said.
Now that’s a real “one-of-a-kind” catch! A woman in upstate New York made what some are calling “the catch of a lifetime” when she reeled in a fish that appears to have two mouths. When a photo of the fish was uploaded to Facebook, it unsurprisingly went viral. Debbie Geddes told Fox News that she caught the unique fish while she was out on Lake Champlain with her husband.
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