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College Crosse Prospectus - February 18, 2020: Week 2 Poll Aggregation

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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 February 18, 2020.

College Crosse News

It’s Aggregation time! We released our Week 2 Top 20 Poll yesterday, as did USILA, Inside Lacrosse, & US Lacrosse Magazine. Below is a chart with the results from each of the national polls.

Week 2 Poll Aggregation

Rank College Crosse USILA IL Media Poll US Lacrosse Mag Rank
Rank College Crosse USILA IL Media Poll US Lacrosse Mag Rank
1 Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State 1
2 Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia 2
3 Maryland Yale Yale Yale 3
4 Yale Maryland Maryland Maryland 4
5 Notre Dame Syracuse Syracuse Notre Dame 5
6 Syracuse Notre Dame Notre Dame Syracuse 6
7 Penn Penn North Carolina Army 7
8 Army Army West Point Penn Duke 8
9 North Carolina North Carolina Army North Carolina 9
10 Cornell Duke Duke Penn 10
11 Duke Loyola Maryland Cornell Cornell 11
12 Georgetown Cornell Loyola Denver 12
13 Loyola Denver Denver Loyola 13
14 Johns Hopkins Georgetown Georgetown Johns Hopkins 14
15 Delaware Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins Air Force 15
16 Denver Air Force Air Force Georgetown 16
17 Ohio State Ohio State Richmond Hofstra 17
18 Richmond Richmond Lehigh Lehigh 18
19 Air Force Massachusetts Ohio State Massachusetts 19
20 Hobart Bucknell Delaware Ohio State 20

Coach Tiffany’s “Cultural Thursdays” have made a big impact on the Cavs.

When new coaches take over athletic programs – no matter what the sport, or how successful the program was previously – they want to put their own imprint on them and build their own culture. When Lars Tiffany took over as the head coach of the University of Virginia men’s lacrosse team in 2016 – succeeding his former coach and mentor – Dom Starsia, he wasn’t immediately sure how he would go about making the program his own.

From The Diamondback: A weakness last year, Maryland men’s lacrosse excelled on extra-man chances vs. Penn.

“I thought the man-up getting three today [against Penn] was huge,” Tillman said. “[When] teams make a mistake, if you can pump one in, it does go a long way.”

Here are some highlights from Loyola’s win over Hopkins.

From the Daily Collegian:Penn State men’s lacrosse’s performance against Yale will define its season.

After Penn State handled its business against Saint Joseph’s last Saturday, the team’s perspective immediately shifted. The Nittany Lions have their sights set on the daunting task ahead: No. 3 Yale. “We’re excited for the opportunity,” captain Nick Cardile said. “Because of last year, it’s gonna be a little vengeance.”

Don’t call it a comeback: MLL announces return of the Philadelphia Barrage.

ajor League Lacrosse Commissioner is proud to announce today that the Philadelphia Barrage are back. The team will operate under Mark Burdett and Spencer Ford will make his head coaching debut for the Barrage.

Rest in peace: Westminster Christian School students mourn lacrosse player who died in boat crash.

Friends, family members and Westminster Christian School students and faculty are mourning a 17-year-old who died in a boat crash on Sunday afternoon off the Florida Keys. Students identified the victim as Lucas Alvarez, a varsity lacrosse team player who was set to graduate from the private school in Palmetto Bay later this year and was preparing to attend the Universal Technical Institute in Orlando.

Bring out the brooms: Lacrosse teams sweep Johns Hopkins in Battle of Charles Street.

The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams both defeated Charles Street rival Johns Hopkins on Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex. The No. 11 women’s team topped the Blue Jays 16-7 in their season opener to start 1-0, while the No. 16 men’s team improved to 1-1 in their home opener with a 10-7 victory.

College Crosse Fall Ball Matrices

Check out our still in progress 2020 men’s lacrosse preseason matrix as well as our still in progress 2020 women’s lacrosse preseason matrix.


What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Blessed: New Jersey pork roll producer celebrates 100th anniversary.

New Jersey pork roll producer Johnston House Brand is celebrating 100 years in the meat business. The Pork Roll is New Jersey’s unique beloved breakfast meat, and this year the Battisti family is celebrating its centenary, in the meat business.

World/National News

We’re a week away from people demanding that the Astros be disbanded: If MLB won’t punish Astros players, opposing pitchers ready to dole out justice on their own.

In the absence of formal justice brought down upon the Houston Astros hitters who conspired to steal signs illegally in 2017 and 2018 ... a loose band of opposing pitchers appears ready to dole out a form of justice to the Astros: the type that involves a fastball to the ribs.

Your GIF/Video for February 18, 2020

Oops: 11-story tower remains standing after implosion attempt.

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