GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for September 17, 2019.
College Crosse News
As first Tweeted out by College Crosse’s Chris Jastrzembski on Sunday: UMBC announced the addition of former Lehigh star Craig Chick to its staff on Monday afternoon.
UMBC head men’s lacrosse coach Ryan Moran has tabbed Craig Chick as volunteer assistant lacrosse coach for the Retriever program. “Our program is extremely excited to bring Craig on to our staff,” Moran said. “He is the type of person that reflects what the culture of our program hopes to represent. Our coaching staff and players are eager to hear and benefit from his input.” Chick just completed a brilliant career at Lehigh, earning the university’s highest USILA All-American honor in 93 years of competition.
Craig Chick Named Volunteer Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach for #RetrieverNation— UMBC Men's Lacrosse (@UMBC_MLax) September 16, 2019
Story: https://t.co/Qo73vplDi1 pic.twitter.com/DUhH3PUKkr
Providence adds Kevin Gould as an assistant coach.
Providence College men’s lacrosse Head Coach Chris Gabrielli announced today [Sept. 16] that Kevin Gould has joined his staff as an assistant coach/offensive coordinator. “We are thrilled to welcome Kevin Gould to the Friar Lacrosse Family,” Gabrielli said. “Kevin is an established name in our sport, especially in New England, where he excelled as an All-American player at Duxbury High School and Bentley, before continuing his playing career with the Boston Cannons for three years.
Here’s a great video by Furman men’s lacrosse from their recent locker room dedication to former player Jackson Robert.
Here are some highlights from Saturday's locker room dedication. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. pic.twitter.com/Jzr1oQuGgd— Furman Lacrosse (@FURMANMLAX) September 16, 2019
“There’s a lot of talk”: UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict takes on the most important question in Connecticut.
(1/2) Should @uconnlacrosse be a D1 Program at UConn? Here's David Benedict's (UConn Director of Athletics) take on the question.— UCTV Sports (@UCTVSports) September 13, 2019
What do you think?
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Here’s part 2 of Director Benedict’s answer.
BACK TO WORK!!
UMass Lowell will hire former UNC volunteer assistant and Director of Lacrosse Operations Matt Hudson as their new offensive coordinator, multiple sources tell @College_Crosse. Hudson replaces Kevin Gould, who took an assistant gig with Providence earlier this month.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) September 16, 2019
From the Baltimore Sun’s Ed Lee: Former Towson lacrosse player Adam Baxter to make boxing debut with Haymakers for Hope to “knock out cancer.”
Like any mother, Karin Baxter watched with a little trepidation as her sons Adam and Jacob played high school football for Severna Park and college lacrosse — the former at Towson and the latter at Maryland. But when Adam Baxter informed his mom about four months ago that he intended to dip his toe into boxing, her concern understandably reached new heights.
Let’s give Flagler a warm College Crosse welcome!
It'll be the 9th D2 program in the state for men's and women's lacrosse. For the men, that'll make it the 10th NCAA lax program overall, joining D1 Jacksonville. Brian Duncan is expected to be named their head coach.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) September 16, 2019
On the women's side, it'll be the 12th Florida lax program.
Flagler is part of the Peach Belt Conference, who does not sponsor lax. One option could be the Sunshine State Conference as an associate member and join the other 8 D2 Florida schools.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) September 16, 2019
Here’s the press release from Flagler College.
The Flagler College administration and athletics department announced the addition of four NCAA athletics programs: men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s outdoor track and field, and women’s outdoor track and field in the Flagler Room of the Ponce de Leon Hall Monday afternoon. These additions will bring the total number of Flagler College’s sport offerings up to 20.
NEWS | @FlaglerCollege announces addition of men's and women's lacrosse and outdoor track programs. Teams to begin in the Spring of 2022. https://t.co/bt4bcJzmg4— Flagler Athletics (@FlaglerSports) September 16, 2019
Wheeling University will bring back its men’s & women’s lacrosse programs after dropping them amid the late 2000s financial crisis,
Wheeling University has announced plans to reinstate several academic and athletic programs that had been temporarily eliminated from their club and course offerings last March ... Several Wheeling University athletic programs will also be reinstated in 2020, including men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s swimming.
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK https://t.co/HNtQSf3lpA— Jac Coyne (@Jac_Coyne) September 17, 2019
Marin Voice: Referees are leaving sports they love and parents are to blame.
The fall athletic season is upon us. And if the trend continues, officials’ organizations will be struggling to find referees for all of the games. From high school varsity level to youth leagues — all officials organizations will be scrambling to find people to blow whistles, raise flags, throw flags and manage contests. As a lacrosse official, I can tell you firsthand that we lost more officials than we gained this year. Why? The No. 1 reason cited by most officials leaving the sport is the behavior of parents.
FORE!: Great video from OSU’s alumni golf weekend.
#FlashbackFriday to having our alumni back last weekend and celebrating the brotherhood that is Buckeye lacrosse.#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/09HyR5pWBK— Ohio State Men's LAX (@OhioStateMLAX) September 13, 2019
Syracuse is getting new lids.
Helmet news might not be important for most, but could be in this case.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) September 16, 2019
Syracuse is switching from Cascade, a Liverpool, NY based company, to STX. There was a prototype going around last year, but STX gets another big time school to wear their Rival helmets.
September 16, 2019
College Crosse Year In Review
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our Chris’ Year In Review posts, check out the 2019 Year In Review section on the site.
Shout out to Chris for all the fantastic work he did this summer on the Year In Review series. #HardestWorkingKidInTheBiz
What’s Up, New PhilaYorkJersey?
STAND UP, NEW JERSEY: Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Buffalo Bills are New York’s only team.
Don’t rub it in, governor. Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted that the Buffalo Bills are the only professional football team that actually plays in the state of New York — after they defeated the “NY” Jets and Giants — in consecutive weeks.
Bang: Netflix paid a ton of money for the global streaming rights to “Seinfeld.”
Netflix has fired back in the battle for popular network sitcoms by landing the global streaming rights to “Seinfeld.” As part of a deal with Sony Pictures Television, which controls distribution of the iconic TV show, Netflix will offer all 180 episodes of “Seinfeld” in the U.S. and to its 151 million subscribers throughout the world when the five-year pact takes effect in 2021, the companies announced Monday.
Your GIF/Video for September 17, 2019
I too am excited for Season 5 of Peaky Blinders: NME headed up to first ever Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival in Digbeth.
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