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College Crosse Prospectus - April 20, 2020: Former Bates College Lacrosse Player Jack Allard Leaves Hospital & The NY Times Looks At Impact Of COVID-19 On Youth Sports

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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 April 20, 2020.

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Truly blessed: Former Bates College lacrosse player Jack Allard leaves hospital after fighting COVID-19.

Jack Allard, a 25-year-old former Bates College lacrosse player, has left the hospital in Philadelphia where he battled COVID-19 over the past several weeks. “Today, we are excited to share that Jack Allard has returned to his family and home,” Bates Men’s Lacrosse wrote on Twitter Friday.

Great article from the NY Times on youth sports and the impact of COVID-19: Youth sports worry about weathering pandemic, and future play

It was supposed to be a profitable spring for Trilogy Lacrosse. Its spring break training camps held in Arizona and Nevada for high school teams were sold out. So was its youth tournament at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, scheduled for the last Sunday in March. The company, founded by a band of former college all-Americans, hoped to celebrate its 15th year in operation in style this month.

Another good post by Tanner Demling of Lacrosse Buckets: Some of the biggest “what-ifs” in college lacrosse.

Throughout the history of college lacrosse, there are a ton of what-ifs. And they can literally be found in every decade. Everything from a blown call, a shot that rings off the pipe, and injury, coaching change, and much more can be put under a microscope and examined as a ‘what-if’ scenario. Here are some of the biggest what-ifs in college lacrosse history.

Chris broke some news yesterday.

Former Carthage coach Kirk Ventiquattro is making a difference through social media.

He was one of the most successful coaches in Section 3 Boys Lacrosse history. Now, former Carthage coach, Kirk Ventiquattro has taken on a new venture during this pandemic: hoping to make a difference through social media. Ventiquattro has taken on a second career recently, hosting his own podcast. It started out small, but now is available on Apple podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, and Alexa just to name a few.

Congrats to the Air Force Class of 2020!!

From The Daily Orange: The past, present and future of Syracuse women’s lacrosse.

Emily Hawryschuk has never spent as much time on the phone with head coach Gary Gait as she did last week. They probably talked more than the last four years combined, she said. Friday, both Hawryschuk and goalie Asa Goldstock, who sits second in school history for overall saves, officially announced their commitment to return next spring in pursuit of Syracuse’s first national title.

Here’s another good article on TJ Kim, the 16-year-old student/lacrosse player/pilot who is flying medical supplies to rural hospitals during the pandemic.

At an age when most teens are pursuing a driver’s license, TJ Kim is working towards a student pilot’s certificate, and making a difference along the way. Kim is a sophomore at the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland. The pandemic forced his campus to close for the year. It ended his lacrosse season and put a crimp in his studies. But the school still expects students to do academic work at home, and also to do good works for others.

The grind never stops: Carlisle girls lacrosse presses on makes most of cancelled season.

The Carlisle girls lacrosse team is a young team, yet they do not back down from challenges. This year’s schedule featured tough opponents in an effort to raise their profile. “The exposure from areas that are a little more well known than we are here in central PA with the Mid-Penn, is great,” says head coach Ally Brehm.

What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Everyone’s doing their part: In time of need, Girl Scout troop finds delicious way to help community ... with cookies.

But with the coronavirus outbreak, one final push to sell its remaining boxes had to be canceled. So the question begged for an answer. What were they going to do with all the leftovers? Ashley Williams didn’t need to dig around too long before she found out.

World/National News

The People’s Princess: Princess Sofia of Sweden just became a medical assistant to help fight COVID-19.

Princess Sofia of Sweden is determined to do her part amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Instagram, the royal announced that, after undergoing training, she is now a medical assistant at Sophiahemmet hospital. She posted a picture of her navy blue scrubs, and her new name tag, with “Sofia” printed in all capital letters.

Your GIF/Video for April 20, 2020

That’s actually quiteimpressive.

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