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College Crosse Prospectus - August 26, 2019: Towson, Richmond, Georgetown Year In Review & Little Boxes Part 5 With Maryland’s Bob Boneillo

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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 26, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #12 Richmond Spiders.

Season Summary Richmond has arguably been the best new team of the past decade. They’ve gone to the NCAA Tournament twice prior to the 2019 season, including in their first season in 2014, and have racked up numerous upsets of ranked opponents.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #11 Towson Tigers.

Season Summary Despite finishing below .500 in 2018, Towson still found a way to reach the CAA Championship game. They fell to UMass in that game, but there seemed to be a bright future ahead for the program.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #10 Georgetown Hoyas.

Season Summary After winning the Big East title in 2018, Georgetown had expectations to repeat as conference champions again in a much more open conference than before. Their offense was going to be stellar with Daniel Bucaro, Jake Carraway, and Lucas Wittenberg coming back. And they were stellar to begin the season with wins over Sacred Heart and Robert Morris, scoring a combined 15 and 16 points in those two games.

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

After quite the long hiatus, the Little Boxes Project returns with one of the greatest Terps of all time, Maryland’s Bob Boneillo.

It’s been a while, but we’re back with a new edition of the Little Boxes Project suite of College Crossecast with one of the greatest Maryland lacrosse players of all time. Joining me on this episode is Bob Boneillo, who tallied up four All-American awards, the 1979 Jack Turbull Award for the nation’s most outstanding attackman, and held the Maryland men’s lacrosse scoring record for over 35 years before Matt Rambo broke it in 2017.

We discuss a bit in this episode, including

-The differences in the sport of lacrosse and the world of difference in recruiting back in the 1970’s (3:30)

-His time at Maryland (5:25)

-His continued role in lacrosse as a parent, coach, and referee (9:19)

-His induction to the Maryland Hall of Fame and the 2017 national title run (16:30)

-His advice to young players (20:15)

Just get rid of the dive rule: New goal markings might be coming to college lacrosse.

The NCAA men’s lacrosse rules committee has proposed a clarification that will allow officials to more consistently adjudicate the crease dive, a play that became legal again in 2019 but met mixed reviews from the lacrosse community. All rules changes must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which is scheduled to discuss all men’s rules proposals via conference call Sept. 11.

Applications are coming in fast and furious: Desko keeps options open as Syracuse lacrosse assistant applications roll in.

Replacing legendary assistant Kevin Donahue won’t be easy, and Syracuse lacrosse head coach John Desko is keeping wide parameters as he begins that daunting task. Desko’s long-time right-hand man announced his retirement from the Orange sidelines earlier this week in favor of a reduced workload that will have him serving as a volunteer. Donahue most recently worked as the team’s offensive coordinator and faceoff coach, but Desko said he won’t box in his job search with specific requirements just yet.

By Michael Kelly of the Daily Gazette: PLL weekend in Albany wraps with another strong crowd.

It wasn’t a one-night wonder. A day after the Premier Lacrosse League sold out Tom & Mary Casey Stadium, fans packed the facility Sunday for a second round of action — and one not completely built around former University at Albany men’s lacrosse stars returning home. That type of support for the first-year league that travels from city to city is what Niskayuna High School graduate John Prendergast said he expected the PLL to find in Albany.

Speaking of Albany: Syracuse lacrosse will make first-ever visit to rival in 2020.

The Syracuse University lacrosse team’s 2020 road schedule will include the program’s first trip to Albany. According to a tweet from the Great Danes’ lacrosse account, the Orange will visit Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on April 3. SU and Albany have met every season since 2004 and 18 times overall, with each game played in the Carrier Dome. They have traditionally met early in the season because weather isn’t an issue in the Dome.

Notre Dame lacrosse officially welcomed former Harvard head coach Chris Wojcik to its staff.

University of Notre Dame Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan has announced the hiring of Chris Wojcik as an assistant coach. Wojcik will serve as the offensive coordinator for the Irish. “I’m thrilled to add proven coach like Chris Wojcik to our staff,” said Corrigan. “It’s always a win when you get a coach with great talent and experience who shares the same values as our program.” Wojcik comes to the Irish after leading the Harvard men’s lacrosse program as the head coach for the last nine seasons.


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America’s new pastime? Cricket is quietly taking over parts of New Jersey.

Whack! The sound of a bat slapping a ball reverberates across a grassy field and mingles with sounds of children’s glee. A boy in a striped shirt runs away, while a group of his friends sprint toward the ball. It’s a summer pastime in Edison, but the ball isn’t a baseball. It’s a cricket ball. Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world, but has gone virtually unrecognized in the United States. Yet tucked in corners of New Jersey parks and school playgrounds, the game is alive and growing.

World/National News

This story is out of this world: NASA astronaut accused of stealing her estranged wife’s identity from space.

Decorated NASA astronaut Anne McClain is accused of stealing her estranged wife’s identity and improperly accessing her bank account while McClain was on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station — likely the first crime ever committed in space.

Your GIF/Video for August 26, 2019

The trailer for the Breaking Bad movie dropped over the weekend.

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