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College Crosse Prospectus - September 25, 2019: Checking In With Maryland & Penn College Of Technology To Elevate Men’s Lacrosse To NCAA Sport

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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 25, 2019.

College Crosse News

Great work from Testudo Times: The Maryland men’s lacrosse fall practice notebook.

Maryland men’s lacrosse team had an open practice on Monday, allowing reporters and media get their first look at the 2020 team. Prior to taking the field, Maryland head coach John Tillman and select players spoke to the media about the previous season and what can be expected this spring from the Terps. Here are a few takeaways from the day.

#OntoTheNextOne: Division III Penn College to elevate men’s lacrosse to NCAA sport.

Pennsylvania College of Technology will elevate its men’s lacrosse from a club sport to an intercollegiate program, it was announced Tuesday. The team will begin competition during the 2020-21 academic year and expands Penn College’s sports offerings to 16 intercollegiate programs. “We are very excited to elevate our men’s lacrosse club team to NCAA Division III level,” said Penn College Director of Athletics John D. Vandevere. “This is going to make a significant impact on our campus, our department, and it will create another great event for our community to attend for our growing fan base of Wildcat Athletics.

Great post from UMass Lowell: Sam Klingsporn’s journey from the Riverhawks to the U.S. Army.

On May 3, 2018, Sam Klingsporn of the UMass Lowell Men’s Lacrosse team traveled to Casey Stadium in Albany, New York where the River Hawks faced off against the Great Danes of Albany in the America East semifinal. This proved to be the last game of Klingsporn’s collegiate career as a midfielder for the River Hawks as they fell short to a talented No. 5 nationally ranked Albany team. In his four years at UMass Lowell, Klingsporn tallied 51 goals along with 11 assists in 51 games. This ended a memorable run for a close-knit group of seniors that developed from what Klingsporn best described as “Motley crew type guys” during their freshmen campaign. He explained, “Going from a rough year like that to our senior year being competitive in every game; all that blood, sweat, and tears throughout the four years just to get to that point was awesome.”

Robert Morris got their ice for winning the NEC last season.

Axios did an article on the PLL: Premier Lacrosse League ends its grand continental tour.

The inaugural season of the Premier Lacrosse League came to a close in Philadelphia on Saturday, with league MVP Matt Rambo and the Whipsnakes beating the Redwoods, 12-11, in an OT thriller. Why it matters: Over the course of 4 months, the PLL was able to create more buzz around lacrosse than the sport has seen in quite some time — and maybe ever.

Exposure: 3 PLL games were broadcast on NBC, 16 were broadcast on NBCSN and every game was available to stream on NBC Sports Gold.

Lot of layers to this story: Ex-lacrosse coach won’t coach again at Geneva.

The Geneva City School District and its former lacrosse coach have come to a settlement that allows him to continue teaching but prohibits him from seeking another coaching position in the district ... The district did not disclose the reasons for his suspension, but the Finger Lakes Times was told by sources in May that it was related to concussion protocol.

LET’S GOOOOOOO!

From US Lacrosse Magazine: A conversation with Dom Starsia & Lars Tiffany.

What started as a player-coach association more than three decades ago has turned into an enduring professional and personal friendship. And it all came full circle last Memorial Day, when legendary former Virginia men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia, the author of four NCAA titles, 13 final four appearances and 274 victories over 24 seasons in Charlottesville, saw the UVA championship torch passed to third-year Cavaliers coach Lars Tiffany, who guided the team to a 17-3 finish and its sixth NCAA title with a 13-9 victory over defending titlist Yale in Philadelphia.

She said yes: How a couple got engaged at the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor World Championship.

Team Mexico player Diego Hernandez Valenzuela just couldn’t sleep before the game against Slovakia. “The night before, I couldn’t get any rest,” Diego recalled. “I was tossing and turning.” Heading into day three of the 2019 World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor World Championship in Langley on Saturday, Sept 21, No. 28 wasn’t losing sleep over the game.

Back to work!!

Don’t let your memes be dreams, kids: How two former Marist lacrosse players started their own clothing brand out of nothing.

Just over a year ago, fifth year senior Mike Dedvukaj and Kyle Dizon ‘21 were just teammates on the lacrosse team. Today, they are partners in a streetwear clothing brand with aspirations to land on the shelves of retailers such as Urban Outfitters and Pacsun. “We would always say Everland for like no reason, just messing around,” said Dedvukaj. It started one day in the library, when Dizon approached Dedvukaj and asked him if they wanted to work together on a brand called Everland. From there, they started “cheffing up some designs” and getting the ball rolling on making a logo.

Lacrosse for a cure.

Great job, Towson!

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?

Hard pass: West Philly woman turns dead spotted lanternflies into jewelry.

All of this spotted lanternfly killing has left us with one small problem: There are dead spotted lanternfly bodies all over the place. But one West Philadelphia woman has a solution: She’s turning the dreaded scourge into jewelry.

World/National News

Oops: Emails reveal that a “city-killer” asteroid slipped past NASA’s radar’s until the last moment last summer.

Internal emails from NASA show that the space agency was unaware of asteroid 2019 OK, described as a “city killer,” until the last moment on July 24. The giant, football field-sized space rock was not detected by researchers until 24 hours before it was set to whiz past Earth at a distance of just 48,000 miles, traveling at 55,000 miles per hour.

Your GIF/Video for September 25, 2019

Jesse is back: Netflix dropped its trailer for El Camino, the Breaking Bad spinoff.

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