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College Crosse Prospectus - August 9, 2019: UMass Year In Review & Chase Scanlan Settling In At Syracuse

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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 9, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #27 UMass Minutemen.

Season Summary - UMass looked to have taken over as the kings of the CAA after winning the conference in 2018. They returned a majority of players from the previous season and looked to be the favorite coming in to 2019.

The start to 2019 was very parallel to 2018 with the Minutemen starting early. This time, they started 1-3 instead of 1-4 with their losses coming against Army West Point, Ohio State, and Yale. The Army and Yale defeats were by one goal, both saw the Minutemen tie the game up with one second left in regulation. UMass’ lone win came against Harvard as they held leads in the second half of each contest.

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

Home sweet home: Chase Scanlan already feeling at home with Syracuse lacrosse.

Chase Scanlan will hit the Syracuse University campus next week, an arrival that’s a few days earlier than required. Scanlan’s rush to pull on an Orange lacrosse jersey is understandable. He has a good sense of the welcome mat that awaits. Scanlan, a sophomore midfielder who transferred from Loyola, already knows and likes many of his teammates-to-be. He texts with a group of them regularly.

Speaking of Syracuse ......

#AnotherOne: 26th annual Ocean City Lacrosse Classic invades OC.

The 26th Annual Ocean City Lacrosse Classic, featuring many of the top men’s and women’s players in the country is underway turning the resort area into the center of the lacrosse universe all weekend. The annual tournament got underway on Thursday with opening round games in the Masters and Grand Masters divisions at the Northern Worcester Athletic Complex in Berlin.

I’m not crying, YOU’RE CRYING

Lord Belichick is definitely gonna scoop up Tom Kennedy if the Lions cut him.

Which Lions players have the best chance of joining this club? A glance at Matt Patricia’s roster reveals a few potential candidates, including one who seems to have been created by a Patriots algorithm: Tom Kennedy. Kennedy is a 5-foot-11, 190-pound slot receiver. He’s also a former lacrosse star, having played Belichick’s other favorite sport at the Patriots’ old training camp home, Bryant University, and briefly for the Boston Cannons in Major League Lacrosse.

En fuego: Team Mexico turning heads at U19 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship.

One of the biggest surprises at the World Lacrosse Championships thus far has been Team Mexico. After going 2-and-1 in pool play, the team had a shot at advancing to the quarterfinals. While it may not have been the result the team was hoping for, fans, players and coaches say that playing on the world stage is helping grow the sport in Mexico, and that’s a victory in itself.

Shout out to all the good docs out there: How a doctor saved an athlete’s leg, and career.

Gary Kazanjian of Glastonbury played lacrosse and was a standout lineman for a standout football team at Choate Rosemary Hall. Being a football player, he was accustomed to nagging injuries, but in 2017, one injury went from merely nagging to threatening his leg in just weeks. “My leg got crushed in between two people and my foot kind of fell asleep, and I didn’t really know what it was,” he said.

NEXT: Team USA crushes makes the title game of the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship after crushing Australia 21-6.

After posting back-to-back shutouts in its first two playoff games, things didn’t go quite as smoothly for the United States in the semifinals of the World Lacrosse Women’s U19 World Championship. Still, the U.S. pulled away in the second half for a 21-6 victory over Australia. Maddie Jenner won the first three draws of the game, leading to three U.S. goals to open the game. But then Australia’s Madison Copeland scored on a free position goal, an unusual feeling for the U.S. defense. It was the first goal the U.S. defense had given up in over 133 minutes.

Here’s a good segment from KCRA on Team USA hitter, Brianne Gross.

Looking good, Hofstra.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Bang: Philadelphia Museum of Art’s record-breaking fund-raising campaign passes $455 million
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, in the midst of the most visible transformation since it opened at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 1928, has raised more than $455 million to pay for the physical and program changes currently underway — nearly 87% of the record $525 million goal publicly announced two years ago, officials said.

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Uh oh: No one is going to baseball games.

The great ballpark building boom that spanned the 1990s and into the millennium’s first decade was a welcome correction from the multi-purpose mausoleums that dotted the landscape in the 1970s. And the billions and billions of dollars expended – much of it coming from taxpayers – to create a more intimate setting felt like a permanent fix. Yet as the industry discovers the appetite for live baseball may be shrinking, a third wave of stadiums are gradually coming online, revealing franchises’ desire to further shrink the ballpark - be it new or already existing

Your GIF/Video for August 9, 2019

It’s Mr. Steal Your Girl!

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