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College Crosse Prospectus - August 6, 2019: Hampton Hires Rashad Devoe As Head Coach, Air Force Year In Review, & Canterbury Girls Lacrosse Teams Start CPR Program

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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 6, 2019.

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Breaking overnight while you were sleeping: Multiple sources tell Chris Jastrzembski Hampton has hired Rashad Devoe as their next head coach.

The Hampton Pirates have hired former Naval Academy Preparatory School head coach Rashad Devoe as their next men’s lacrosse head coach, multiple sources tell College Crosse. An official announcement is expected very soon.

Devoe spent the 2019 season as the head coach at Navy Prep. He took over after spending three seasons as the head coach of Division III Beloit where he went 23-24 at the Wisconsin school. The Buccaneers finished in the top four in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference in each of his three seasons, including a first place finish back in 2017.

Prior to Beloit, Devoe was an assistant coach at Colby and Southwestern in the college ranks, as well as at Dallas Jesuit Prep at the high school level. He also has experience working with the Rochester Knighthawks and the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League during the 1990s and 2000s.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #29 Air Force Falcons.

Season Summary - With last year’s 5-10 wild season behind them, Air Force was notably better as expected with a 10-5 mark. The Falcons also returned to the SoCon Tournament but were unable to capture their third conference crown in four years

After opening their season with a loss to Denver, Air Force responded with two good wins over Marist and Cleveland State, the second coming in the Pioneer Face Off Classic. The team played a very rare back-to-back weekend, with the second game coming against a first-year Utah program. Despite holding a 4-1 lead in the first half, the Utes scored five of the final six goals en route to upsetting the Falcons.

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

Way to turn a near tragedy into something positive: After helplessly watching ref’s heart attack, Canterbury lacrosse player creates CPR program.

What began as a normal high school girls’ lacrosse game at Canterbury High School in Fort Myers last fall quickly turned tragic. Soon after the match-up between Canterbury and Palmetto Ridge headed to overtime, head official Arty Martinez collapsed on the field with a heart attack. “I’m going down the field, and all of [a] sudden, I just collapsed,” Martinez said.

Harvard welcomes Neil Hutchinson as assistant coach.

Jerry Byrne, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, has announced the hiring of Neil Hutchinson as the program’s new assistant coach today, August 5.

”Neil Hutchinson is one of the top young coaches in lacrosse today,” stated Byrne. “His in-game and on-field coaching IQ, creativity in game planning and ability to connect one-on-one with players made him the ideal choice to assist me in helping lead Harvard men’s lacrosse back to Ivy League and national prominence.”

Quinnipiac adds Casey Eidenshink to its staff.

The Quinnipiac men’s lacrosse program and head coach Mason Poli have announced the addition of assistant coach Casey Eidenshink to the Bobcats’ coaching staff ahead of the 2019-20 season, as announced on Monday, Aug. 5. Most recently, Eidenshink served as an assistant coach at Lehigh University – his alma mater – for two full seasons (2018-19). A close defenseman and long-stick midfielder as a player, the 2016 graduate of Lehigh was an All-Patriot League and Academic All-League honoree, finishing his collegiate career with a GPA over 3.30. “We are very excited to welcome Casey to the Bobcat family,” Poli said. “As both a former player and coach, Casey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him from Lehigh. He will have a very positive impact on the team, and will help us achieve our goals in the MAAC and on the national stage.”

Grow the game: Jupiter High student introduces lacrosse to kids overseas.

Instead of enjoying the beach, pool or playing video games like many of his peers, Jupiter High School student George Moroncini decided to do something different this summer. A rising senior, Moroncini, 17, devoted two weeks to introduce the game of lacrosse to more than 20 students in the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) as part of a community service program. The project took place in the H.L. Stoutt Communitty College located in the British Virgin Islands.

Congrats to coach Myers.

A look back at the past decade in college lacrosse.

With the 2019 college lacrosse season concluding with the Virginia Cavaliers winning their second national championship this decade over the Yale Bulldogs, it’s time to look back at the decade that was. There were plenty of memorable players, teams, coaches, games, and other moments that have shaped the collegiate game for the past 10 years. Starting today, there’ll be a bevy of content for our decade in review series, including All-Decade awards, so make sure you look out for all those posts. For this post, it’ll be plenty of numbers and facts you’ll need to know from the decade that was. Think of this has a Wikipedia page for college lacrosse in the last 10 years. This may (or may not) be updated with more tables and what not.

We have something really exciting coming up later this morning. Make sure you check it out.

Remembering Jack: Tough story out of Colorado.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

WE DID IT: Brady might be moving to Jersey.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Brazilian stunner Gisele Bündchen are looking at city schools for their brood. But that hasn’t stopped them from house hunting outside the city — in Greenwich, Conn., and Alpine, NJ.

World/National News

Oops: McDonald’s paper straws cannot be recycled.

Last year, it axed plastic straws, even though they were recyclable, in all its UK branches as part of a green drive. But the US fast food giant says the new paper straws are not yet easy to recycle and should be put into general waste. McDonald’s says the materials are recyclable, but their thickness makes it difficult for them to be processed.

Your GIF/Video for August 6, 2019

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