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College Crosse Prospectus - September 24, 2019: Growing The Game In Chicago & Johns Hopkins Names 2020 Captains

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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 24, 2019.

College Crosse News

West Side kids are learning to play lacrosse, thanks to OWLS.

As a teacher on the West Side, Sam Angelotta wanted to expose his students to a world outside of their neighborhoods. To do so, he decided to teach his students a sport that had historically been played in whiter and more affluent communities, despite its origins as a game played by Native American tribes: lacrosse. Angelotta, a former club lacrosse player and Ohio native, said he first came up with the idea in 2009, while he lived in Manchester, England and worked for the English Lacrosse Association.

Hopkins announced its captains for the 2020 season.

Johns Hopkins University men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala announced today that senior midfielder Forry Smith, senior defenseman Owen Colwell and sophomore attackman Joey Epstein have been selected in a vote by their teammates as team captains for the 2020 season.

“Forry, Owen and Joey have earned the respect of their teammates throughout their careers and their selection as team captains is something each of them should be proud of,” Pietramala noted. “They have already established a standard of accountability both on and off the field and I am truly excited to work with them as we develop the culture of the 2020 team and work to grow and achieve the goals we have established.”

Joey is the first sophomore since 1975 to be named a captain and has a chance to join a very exclusive group of multi-year captains at JHU.

If you missed it, here’s a great video of the UVA men’s lacrosse team getting honored at Saturday night’s UVA football game.

Great story of resilience: In the fight of her life, Assumption High School lacrosse player exemplifies courage, respect for team.

A local teen in the fight of her life tried to keep it to herself to help her team battle on the field. That junior from Assumption High School is being recognized for her courage Monday at the 5th Annual Women in Sports Honors. We may never know what someone is going through in life, and that’s especially true with lacrosse player Sena Fulmore.

Penn State’s 2019 Big Ten rings look very very nice.

The lads at Marist will be running for a great cause this weekend.

OK! I’m reloaded: “Nothing carries over.” Maryland Men’s Lacrosse holds open practice ahead of 2020 season.

The Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team had an open practice on Monday ahead of the 2020 spring season. Last season ended in a heartbreaking over-time loss to Virginia in the NCAA quarterfinals, ending Maryland’s season with a 12-5 record.

That looked like a strike to me: BOSS Reese on the mound for the Orioles.

Back to work!!

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, PhilaJersey?

That angry passionate Eagles fan, with the cut-off shirt, who was shown yelling as Fox went into a commercial is the Admissions Dean at Penn.

It turns out, an infuriated Philadelphia Eagles fan who was shown during Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Detroit Lions is the admissions dean at the University of Pennsylvania. With the Birds trailing by 10 with 13 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Fox cut to a livid fan screaming at the players on the field. There’s nothing more authentic than a true Eagles fan. They boo when they’re not happy. They cheer when there’s reason to all the while being unapologetic about their passion for the game.

World/National News

This is no way to fly: Hundreds of thousands stranded as Travel Cook travel agency collapses.

Families stranded, honeymoons and vacations canceled, thousands of workers laid off: The sudden collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook and its network of airlines and hotels sowed chaos for hundreds of thousands of travelers and businesses around the world Monday. Brought down by a variety of factors, including crushing debts and online competition, the 178-year-old travel agency that helped pioneer the package tour ceased operating in the middle of the night.

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