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An unfamiliar time has gotten even stranger for Dave Pietramala. Thirty-four days after the 2020 campaign for the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, the university elected not to renew its relationship with Pietramala, who had helmed the program for the past 20 years and was in the final season of a four-year contract extension.
Based on these comments, I get the feeling Petro isn’t gonna jump back into coaching until his two kids are out of high school. pic.twitter.com/fPu9MzfoiD— College Crosse (@College_Crosse) April 16, 2020
Drake Porter will be back in the net for the Syracuse lacrosse team in 2021. The senior announced on Wednesday that he will take advantage of the NCAA’s granting of an extra season of eligibility to spring sport athletes whose seasons were cut short by the coronavirus.
THE DAY HAS ARRIVED:— Denver Men’s Lacrosse (@DU_MLAX) April 16, 2020
Take a listen to the clip and then head to https://t.co/oIANoSvSs0 for the full conversation with host @trevorbaptiste9 and associate head @coach_mtbrown on episode 1 of the Pio Fever Podcast.#PioneerTogether pic.twitter.com/1PDAQFJgMC
American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced that Old Dominion University will join the Conference as an affiliate member for women’s lacrosse beginning July 1, 2020. With the addition of the Monarchs in 2020-21, The American will have six schools that compete in women’s lacrosse - Cincinnati, East Carolina and Temple as well as existing affiliate members Florida and Vanderbilt.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome the Old Dominion women’s lacrosse program to the American Athletic Conference as an affiliate member,” Aresco said. “Collegiate women’s lacrosse is an up-and-coming sport and we are excited to add the Monarchs to our outstanding group of schools. I want to thank ODU’s distinguished Athletic Director, Wood Selig, and his able staff for their work in bringing a second Monarch squad to the American Athletic Conference. ODU currently competes in women’s rowing in The American. I look forward to the continued development and success of women’s lacrosse in our Conference.”
Yesterday was Bill Belichick’s birthday. Shout out to lacrosse’s best ambassador.
Happy Birthday to @Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick!— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) April 16, 2020
To learn how he became the greatest coach of all-time in the @NFL go to @HBO GO or @hbonow to stream Saban & Belichick: The Art of Coaching which is available 24/7 to watch. pic.twitter.com/RfOtLoRgIs
Jack Haley is a senior at Bob Jones High School and has quite the resume in the sport of lacrosse, which means he’s lost more than just his senior season. Haley was expecting to represent team USA at the Student-Athlete World Team Competition this summer in Spain, but now that isn’t in the schedule anymore.
Nick Mellen meant business from the first minute he stepped onto the field for Syracuse lacrosse. Mellen, a highly acclaimed defender out of West Genesee, made his debut with the Orange in the team’s season-opener against Siena in 2016
Big news out of Drexel.
Reid Bowering, Matthew Varian, Collin Mailman, and Jimmeh Koita are all returning for Drexel, according to a source.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) April 16, 2020
Mailman added 12 goals from the midfield this year, but blossomed in 2019 with 22 goals and 2 assists, good enough for a 2nd Team All-CAA choice.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) April 16, 2020
Koita finished 46.1% from the faceoff X this year along with 46 ground balls. He finished over 55% on faceoffs in 2018 and 2019.
That all changed this spring thanks to the shutdown by the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Gemmell family, however, wasn’t going to let Matthew, a lacrosse player at Mount Tabor, be denied his day in the sun. Matthew’s parents, Beth and Larry, put together a makeshift signing day in their back yard complete with a lacrosse goal as the background.
Two years ago, Caton Johnson was the Manheim Township senior goalkeeper helping the Blue Streaks capture a state championship, the first of any kind for a District Three boys lacrosse program. It put a bow on a stellar prep career as he then turned his attention to the University of North Carolina, where he’s been verbally committed since he was a freshman in high school.
What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?
Dubbed “Sound the Horn,” transit workers saluted their colleagues with the simplest of tributes, blowing the horn of their train, bus or ferry at 3 p.m. Transit agencies including NJ Transit, PATH, PATCO, SEPTA, Amtrak and the MTA joined NY Waterway and Staten Island ferries in the tribute.
NASA hasn’t abandoned its Curiosity Mars amid the coronavirus pandemic — instead, they’ve transitioned to controlling Curiosity from their home offices after NASA instructed its employees to work remotely, according to a NASA update.
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