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College Crosse Prospectus - September 23, 2019: NJIT 2020 Breakdown

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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 23, 2019.

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Check out Chris’ breakdown of NJIT’s 2020 schedule.

The NJIT Highlanders are the 4th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the first team from the NEC. The Highlanders finished 2-13 overall in 2019, which was their final season as an independent. NJIT officially joined the Northeast Conference as an associate member in men’s lacrosse over the summer.

VMI adds Billy O’Hara and Mike Herring to its staff.

VMI head lacrosse coach Jon Birsner announced Friday the hiring of two new assistant coaches to his staff in preparation for the 2020 season. Billy O’Hara has been named the defensive coordinator and Mike Herring the offensive coordinator. O’Hara comes from UMBC after serving as a volunteer coach for the Retrievers during the 2018-2019 campaign ... Herring comes to VMI after playing four years at the University of Virginia. While at UVA, Herring started his junior and senior years at the offensive midfield position.

Matt Rambo leads the Whipsnakes to the first-ever PLL Championship.

Talk about an MVP moment. Whipsnakes’ Matt Rambo scored the tying goal to force overtime with 21 seconds remaining in regulation, then buried a championship-clinching shot 28 seconds into the extra frame to claim the Premier Lacrosse League’s first championship, a 12-11 triumph over Redwoods. Rambo, who notched three goals and three assists, earned championship game MVP honors two days after winning the league’s regular-season MVP award.

Nice article by Sports Illustrated: What comes next for Paul Rabil’s Premier Lacrosse League?

A boy with scrawny arms and knees so bony they remind me of bookends stands, half-hidden behind his father’s right knee, with a stick as tall as he is in his hands. Draped in a bright summer sky blue Atlas jersey that swallows his small shoulders, the child can’t be more than four. Five letters—R-A-B-I-L—live on the back of his jersey, but the writing is so wide on his fragile frame that the ‘R’ and the ‘L’ drip off his shoulders.

If it’s ice you like, UVA’ll light your up life!

Rescue workers free deer from lacrosse net on Long Island.

There was a dangerous rescue on Saturday in Suffolk County. A deer got its antlers caught in a lacrosse net in an East Setauket backyard. Neighbor Rose Velez was next door during the afternoon, when she heard the buck struggling.

Back to work!!

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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?

Light ‘em up: Philadelphia Zoo to turn into winter wonderland for the holidays.

The Philadelphia Zoo has announced LumiNature, a new winter experience, that will bring dazzling and brilliant lights to celebrate the holiday season. LumiNature will take zoo guests on a “magical journey of lights, music sounds and surprises” and is set to open on Nov. 20. More specifically, the winter-themed extravaganza will feature 12 experiences including illuminated nature installations, a 25-foot tree, strolling performers, unique retail, and holiday-inspired beverages to enjoy throughout.

World/National News

Downtown Abbey ruled the box office this weekend.

Gentility and peak TV won the day at the box office Friday, and should command the weekend as well. Julian Fellowes’ delightful “Downton Abbey” transfer to the big screen knocked out both Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: First Blood” last night. Including Thursday previews, the Crawley family and their friends are the big box office winners today.

Your GIF/Video for September 23, 2019

Saturday was Batman Day! Fans lit the Bat-Signal all over the world.

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