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College Crosse Prospectus - September 19, 2019: Navy 2020 Schedule Breakdown, 2019 NLL Entry Draft Review, & Air Force Releases 2020 Schedule

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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 September 19, 2019.

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Check out Chris’ preview post of Navy’s 2020 schedule.

The Navy Midshipmen are the 2nd team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the first team from the Patriot League. The Midshipmen finished 6-7 in 2019 and 4-4 in Patriot League play. Navy failed to qualify for the Patriot League Tournament and hired Joe Amplo as their new head coach over the summer.

Speaking of the hardest working kid in the biz, check out Chris’ review of the 2019 NLL Entry Draft.

53 of this year’s NLL draft picks played at least one season of NCAA college lacrosse, including top overall pick Tyson Gibson and Tewaaraton Award winner Pat Spencer. Altogether, 56 players played at least one season of American college lacrosse, including at the NJCAA levels. That’s up from 50 a year ago.

I feel the need for speed: Air Force releases 2020 schedule

Head lacrosse coach Bill Wilson announced the 2020 Air Force lacrosse schedule, Wednesday afternoon. The Falcons will play 15 regular-season games during the campaign, six of which will be hosted at the Academy. The Falcons will open exhibition play against two 2019 NCAA tournament qualifiers in Towson (Oct. 19) and Notre Dame (Jan. 25), on the road.

Sad: “‘The money was supposed to be for a travel team, covering the costs of fees and equipment,’ Zachary said.”

The former coach of the lacrosse team at Fort Mill High School was arrested Wednesday on charges he embezzled money from the school athletic booster club and took money for a travel team that was never created, officials said. Parker S. Thomas, 26, faces eight charges, said Maj. Bryan Zachary of Fort Mill Police Department. Five of the counts are breach of trust for taking more than $2,000 from five families for a purported travel lacrosse team, Zachary said.

#BackToWork

Denver’s getting ready for the MLL Championship this weekend.

It’s the first time in the league’s nineteen-year history that the championship game will be played in Denver. Four teams will play in the semifinals on October 4th on the University of Denver campus. The two winning teams will play in the MLL Championship Game on October 6th at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.

Dunk on all of ‘em, Pat!!

#AnotherOne: Soon to be Division III school Warren Wilson College in North Carolina to add men’s & women’s lacrosse programs for the 2020-2021 season.

Warren Wilson College announced it will add lacrosse as a new varsity sport. The college is beginning a nationwide search to hire coaches for both men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The coaches will focus on recruiting full teams during this academic year and will begin to practice and compete in the 2020-2021 academic year. “Adding lacrosse advances our vision of expanding athletic programming and increasing student athlete enrollment,” said Joni Williamson, director of athletics and adventure sports at Warren Wilson College.

College Crosse Year In Review

To see all of 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?

The new Philadelphia Fashion District in Center City opens this weekend.

Center City enters a new era with the official opening of Fashion District Philadelphia on Thursday. The long-anticipated replacement for The Gallery at Market East is not your parents’ mall. In developer PREIT’s eyes, Fashion District is nothing less than an international attraction. “This really is the last piece, if you will, of Philadelphia being a world class city,” said PREIT CEO Joseph Coradino during a preview tour on Tuesday.

World/National News

AT&T & DirecTV might breakup.

AT&T Inc. T -1.08% is exploring parting with its DirecTV unit, people familiar with the matter said, a sharp reversal from Chief Executive Randall Stephenson’s strategy to make the $49 billion bet on the satellite provider a key piece of the phone giant’s future. The telecom giant has considered various options, including a spinoff of DirecTV into a separate public company and a combination of DirecTV’s assets with Dish Network Corp. , its satellite-TV rival, the people said.

Your GIF/Video for September 19, 2019

I missed this from last weekend, but here’s the trailer for HBO’s The Watchmen.

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