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College Crosse Prospectus - August 7, 2019: College Crossecast All-Decade Awards & Delaware Year In Review

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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 7, 2019.

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The boys are back in town: Yesterday Ryan & Jake put out part I of their series on the College Crosse All-Decade Awards. You should definitely check it out.

The decade is coming to an end and with that means discussing the best that was for the 2010’s. That includes in college lacrosse, and with this we introduce the College Crosse All-Decade Awards. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing articles and podcasts breaking down the best of the decade in men’s lacrosse. These will include: The All Decade-Team, Program of the Decade, Games of the Decade, Coach of the Decade, Moments, and Individual Team. We’ll choose our best, a runner-up, and an honorable mention. We start out with programs, choosing which program was the gold standard for the previous 10 years in men’s college lacrosse. If you prefer to read, here’s our written portion of our choices, and if you prefer to listen, the podcast where Ryan and I discuss it is embedded below.

Chris cooked up a great complimentary post to go along with yesterday’s pod.

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.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #28 Delaware Blue Hens.

Season Summary - In Ben DeLuca’s second year as head coach, the Blue Hens took a major step forward as a program with a 10-5 record in 2019. That was the first time since 2011 that Delaware finished above .500, which was also the last time the Blue Hens went to the NCAA Tournament. They also recorded five road wins, the most since 2010.

Delaware began the season with four straight wins against Mount St. Mary’s, NJIT, Monmouth, and Saint Joseph’s. Their first big test of the regular season game against 10th ranked Villanova with the Blue Hens leading 6-5 with 6:08 left in the second quarter. But the Wildcats recorded 12 of the next 15 goals in the game to win the game by eight and hand Delaware their first loss of the season.

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

Looking good, Marquette!

This is a great story: Men’s club lacrosse coach helps build wheelchair team at Mary Free Bed (H/T @Jac_Coyne)

After coaching men’s lacrosse for nearly two decades and playing it for much longer, Tim Murray, coach for Grand Valley’s men’s club lacrosse team, thought he knew every aspect of the sport. But in June Murray was introduced to wheelchair lacrosse athletes through the adaptive sports program at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids. Murray has coached Grand Valley’s team for 10 years, and added this new role when a friend asked him if he knew anyone who could coach the wheelchair team. “I thought, ‘I would like to do this.’ It was a challenge I wanted to take on,” said Murray, who also works as a caseload manager for at-risk youth at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center.

Marist remembers Eddie Coombs,

MLL trading cards are now available.

For the first time ever, there is an officially licensed set of Major League Lacrosse trading cards for lacrosse fans to collect. Produced by Parkside Collectibles, the 2019 MLL cards are now available and there are some highly sought-after cards in the set including the rookie cards for MLL stars like Lizards attackman Rob Pannell and Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Lyle Thompson. Parkside is a new trading card company that started when the daughter of one of the founders wanted women’s soccer cards.

Looking good, coach!

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It’s time to take back the Jersey Shore skies: Ocean City, NJ deploys birds of war to combat seagulls.

Ocean City, New Jersey, is deploying falcons, hawks and owls to scare off aggressive seagulls that like to snatch snacks from visitors to the city’s famous boardwalk. “Over time, the gulls in Ocean City have become increasingly aggressive in their quest for boardwalk food and beach picnics,” Mayor Jay Gillian wrote in a message to residents on Friday. “For the health and safety of both these birds and humans, the city must take action to return them to their natural diet and habitat.”

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Blessed: Pup falls six stories, crashes through a car sunroof, and survives.

A dog proved he too has nine lives after he fell from the roof of a six-story building in Manhattan on Friday night. The dramatic scene unfolded on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, CBS2’s Alex Denis reports.

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They say the ball has still not touched the ground.

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