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College Crosse Prospectus - April 9, 2020: 2020 All-Freshmen Selections

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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 9, 2020.

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On Tuesday we released our 2020 All-Freshmen teams selections.

For the fourth year in a row, College Crosse is proud to present this year’s All-Freshmen team honors for the 2020 season. Despite the shortened season, the All-Freshmen honors will still be given out. Beginning at the conclusion of the 2017 season, the purpose of the All-Freshmen teams are to honor the best first-year players in college lacrosse. True freshmen and redshirt freshmen are included in creating these teams.

We are continuing the All-Freshmen selections and are also bringing back former co-managing editor Chris Jastrzembski into the fold.

Great post on UVA’s Matt Dziama: Alum getting first-hand look at crisis.

When he arrives home from work, Matt Dziama goes to the garage, strips off his clothes and puts them in a bag. Then he heads to the basement. His father, wearing gloves and a mask, collects the clothes, throws them in the washing machine, runs a load on the hot cycle, and discards the bag. For many who work in health care, this is a familiar snapshot of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

”It’s been crazy,” said Dziama, a standout defensive midfielder on the University of Virginia men’s lacrosse team that won the NCAA title in 2019. “It’s definitely been an interesting experience, and I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m looking forward to things getting back to normal.”

Yesterday the National Lacrosse League announced the cancellation of remaining regular season games.

The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the longest running and most successful professional lacrosse league in the world, today announced that the League will cancel the remainder of the regular season. League officials are looking at any number of scenarios to return to play when all stakeholders and health officials deem that possible. There is no timeline on when decisions will be made. The league suspended regular season play on March 12th due to COVID-19.

The grind never stops.

Here’s a good article on UVA’s Michael Kraus: Virginia men’s lacrosse star Michael Kraus ends collegiate career, passes up eligibility relief.

Michael Kraus won’t suit up again next season for the Virginia men’s lacrosse team. The program announced Tuesday that Kraus won’t return. The senior had the option to return after the NCAA recently announced eligibility relief for spring sport athletes.

Great video from UMass’ Efosa L. Guobadia.

Coach Tillman talked with Paul Carcaterra on “Overtime.”

John Tillman has been busy building the Maryland men’s lacrosse program into one of the most dominant in all of college lacrosse, but he doesn’t forget his roots. Tillman, who grew up in Corning, N.Y., learned the value of toughness from his older brothers. He brought that mentality to the sport of lacrosse, where he used his tactical skill to make up for differences in physicality.


Blessed: Siena lacrosse players provide medical assistance amid pandemic.

The Loudonville Assisted Living Residence is filled with amazing caretakers and amongst those, two Siena lacrosse players who traded their sticks to be another set of helping hands. Kaitlyn Lembo is a senior at Siena. She said ever since she was a little girl, she always wanted to be a doctor. It’s a different kind of scenery for her and goalie Anthony Tebbano. “I think it’s a fantastic place to work,” Tebbano said, “they’re in their 50th year.”

What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Teamwork makes the world work: Mercer County College starts “Sew-a-Thon” to make and donate medical masks.

You’ve heard of a marathon before. You may have even heard of a ‘Dance-a-Thon’ or a ‘Read-a-Thon’, but you’ve probably never heard of a ‘Sew-a-Thon’. Mercer County Community College is changing that.

World/National News

Blessed: A Georgia bar owner removed $3,714 worth of bills stapled to the walls to give to her unemployed staff.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Jennifer Knox would walk into her bar and soak in the sounds of people chatting while sipping on their drinks and listening to local musicians strum along on their guitars. Now, her restaurant, The Sand Bar — located in Tybee Island, Georgia — is quiet, with no customers or employees in site

Your GIF/Video for April 9, 2020

Find a way or make one: Ohio man builds exercise equipment from timber after gym shuts down over coronavirus.

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