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College Crosse Prospectus - August 27, 2019: Army Year In Review and Providence Adds Jim Mitchell As Assistant Coach

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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 27, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #9 Army West Point Black Knights.

Season Summary - After missing the Patriot League Tournament with a 2-6 conference mark, Army West Point once again began the season strong and eventually finished with a record-setting season. The Black Knights began the season on the road against UMass and Rutgers, both ranked teams. For the most part, Army was either tied or had the lead in each of those two games. In the season-opener against the Minutemen, UMass tied the game with one second left in regulation before Brendan Nichtern, a freshman reserve attack, scored his fourth goal of the game and seventh point of the afternoon to preserve the win. His performance was no fluke either, as he scored another hat-trick in the team’s one-goal victory over the Scarlet Knights.

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

Providence added Jim Mitchell to its staff.

Providence College men’s lacrosse Head Coach Chris Gabrielli announced today [Aug. 26] that Jim Mitchell has joined his staff as an assistant coach. Mitchell replaces Matt Musci, who left Providence in late July for a position at Towson University. “After a thorough search, Coach Mitchell emerged as the perfect fit for our program,” Coach Gabrielli said. “His experience as a Division I head coach, an offensive coordinator and a defensive coordinator during his career has prepared him extremely well for this opportunity. Jim has had fantastic mentors along the way and has evolved as a well-respected coach and recruiter. His expertise in various areas of the game will no doubt serve our program well. Jim has positively impacted every program that he has worked with, and I am excited to witness the same progress here as our offensive coordinator. We are looking forward to welcoming Jim, his wife Eileen and his daughter, Lila, to Friartown!”

In-House Skills Helped Jessica Berman Rise to Deputy Commissioner in National Lacrosse League.

Jessica Berman, who on Monday was named deputy commissioner of the National Lacrosse League and became the first woman deputy commissioner of any professional sports league in North America, credits her success to 15 years as a sports lawyer and the last four years as a sports business executive. Berman served as deputy general counsel of the National Hockey League when she was tapped four years ago to move to the business side as hockey’s vice president for community development, culture and growth, as well as executive director of the NHL Foundation.

All hail: Lars Tiffany jumped on the Packer & Durham show to talk some lacrosse.

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!

What’s up, pup?

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Weapons free: The dangerous spotted lanternfly has now spread to 7 N.J. counties. “If you see it, kill it.”

Remember those exotic-looking insects that some agriculture officials feared would hitch a ride on Christmas trees last winter and expand their turf? Turns out the Christmas tree threat never materialized, but during recent months spotted lanternflies have invaded a few more counties in New Jersey.

World/National News

We had a good run: Cyborgs will replace humans and remake the world, James Lovelock says.

For tens of thousands of years, humans have reigned as our planet’s only intelligent, self-aware species. But the rise of intelligent machines means that could change soon, perhaps in our own lifetimes. Not long after that, Homo sapiens could vanish from Earth entirely. That’s the jarring message of a new book by James Lovelock, the famed British environmentalist and futurist.

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Me when the Grub Hub delivery guy calls.

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