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College Crosse News
We have one game today between VMI & Lehigh. You can watch the game on the Patriot League Network. The link to the Live Stats for today’s game is here.
Following a hard-fought defeat at No. 1/2 Virginia, the No. 18 Lehigh men’s lacrosse team returns home to host VMI on Thursday, presented by Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center. Opening faceoff against the Keydets is set for 5 p.m. on the Patriot League Network. The Mountain Hawks will follow less than 48 hours later with a trip to NJIT on Saturday for their second game in three days.
We had a strong response at defending national champion Virginia on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to get the W. Take a minute of your day to watch some of the highlights. pic.twitter.com/cVLryEqwdT— Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) February 17, 2020
After taking a close 10-8 loss to open the 2020 season last week at Manhattan, the VMI lacrosse team resumes action on the road with a game at No. 18 Lehigh Thursday evening at the Ulrich Sports Complex in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ... Junior attack Ryan Perouty is ranked No. 22 in the NCAA with the most consecutive games with at least one point tallied as he currently has 27 in a row. Over this span since the start of his freshman year, the Houston, Texas native has logged 79 points (55 goals, 24 assists). He scored two against the Jaspers last Saturday.
First two weeks of the 2020 season for the Keydets pic.twitter.com/Te2bno1syd— VMI Lacrosse (@VMI_Lacrosse) January 24, 2020
Potentially big news for college sports: NCAA working group proposes waiver change for immediate D1 transfer eligibility.
Division I student-athletes in all sports could transfer and compete immediately if a concept under consideration by the Transfer Waiver Working Group is adopted by the Division I Council.
“The current system is unsustainable. Working group members believe it’s time to bring our transfer rules more in line with today’s college landscape,” said working group chair Jon Steinbrecher, commissioner of the Mid-American Conference. “This concept provides a uniform approach that is understandable, predictable and objective. Most importantly, it benefits students.”
Great video by JHU on the BEST BAND IN THE COUNTRY!!!
Choose your weapon: I wrote a post about the race for best player in college lacrosse between Michael Sowers & Grant Ament.
In three out of the last four seasons we’ve seen a player come out of relative obscurity to steal the college lacrosse spotlight for that particular year. In 2016, Pat Spencer exploded onto the scene as a freshman and became the story of the year. In 2018, Jeff Teat had a magnificent season and surprised many people when he finished as a top three player in the country in points/game. In 2019, Grant Ament smashed all expectations after sitting out 2018 to lead the country in points/game and took up much of the oxygen in what was supposed to be Pat Spencer’s farewell tour. It looks like we might have a similar situation this year with Michael Sowers of Princeton.
Speaking of Princeton & Michael Sowers, check out this clip of UVA head coach Lars Tiffany previewing this weekend’s match-up between UVA & Princeton.
“The trouble with Michael Sowers is: 1, he is a fantastic player and 2, he has really good lacrosse players around him.” - Lars Tiffany #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/zicvOtgfUn— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) February 19, 2020
Upstate NY leveling up: $44M sports center for lacrosse (and hockey) to open in 2020.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced expanded plans for a $44 million Nexus Center – the future site of a massive sports center that will host ice hockey, box lacrosse, soccer and other youth team events.
Our guys are succeeding on the field AND in the classroom! #OneRichmond #AcademicNight pic.twitter.com/WZRFJRsh0s— Richmond Lacrosse (@SpiderMLAX) February 20, 2020
Nice article from the Daily Orange: Jakob Phaup’s past shortcomings fuel his pursuit of perfection.
After Syracuse’s season opener two weeks ago, Jakob Phaup’s old high school coach texted him. “Solid start, great job on GBs, did a real nice job,” Mark Princehorn typed from over 300 miles away. “Thanks coach, could have been better,” Phaup responded.
Highlights from Tuesday’s Holy Cross vs. UMass Lowell game.
In case you missed it, last night was pretty exciting #GoCrossGo pic.twitter.com/3LNdTagCJf— Holy Cross MLAX (@HCrossMLAX) February 19, 2020
From US Lacrosse: Q&A with new Northwestern assistant and all-time great Casey Powell.
Earlier this month, Hall of Famer and two-time U.S. national team captain Casey Powell took on a new job as a volunteer assistant with Northwestern’s lacrosse program. US Lacrosse Magazine contributor Ella Brockway caught up with him last week to learn what brought him to his new role in the Lake Show.
You know you’re in trouble when the boss grabs his stick.
FOGOs know what's coming. pic.twitter.com/ipb4UgHQy3— TU Men's Lacrosse (@Towson_MLAX) February 20, 2020
From News 10 ABC in New York: The UAlbany men’s lacrosse working on fixing mistakes.
The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team dropped their season opener against 12th ranked Cornell on Saturday. This was The Great Danes first home opener to start the season in 20 years and the first time not playing against Syracuse.
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?
We’re #1!: America’s most congested road is in Jersey.
Traffic problems in Fort Lee are the worst in the country. The stretch of Interstate 95 where it meets Route 4 continues to be the most congested stretch of highway in America, according to a report issued Wednesday.
Rest in peace: Crossing guard, 88, killed saving two young children from approaching car, school says.
Bob Nill is being hailed a hero for saving a 7-year-old and 11-year-old on their way to Christ The King Catholic School in Kansas City, Kansas.
Your GIF/Video for February 20, 2020
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