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There will be no NCAA men’s and women’s lacrosse championships — or seasons, for that matter — this year, but you can relive the most exciting games from the 2019 postseason tournaments.
The closest games from the 2019 men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments will be re-aired Friday on ESPNU, WatchESPN and the ESPN App beginning with the Maryland-Towson men’s first-round game at 1 p.m. and ending with the Boston College-Maryland women’s national championship game at 11.
Saint Joseph’s head coach Taylor Wray is thrilled to announce the return of starting close defensemen Tyler Makar and Josh Bosher, top long stick midfielder Liam Hare, and accomplished offensive threat Nate Patterson for their fifth seasons in 2020-21. These four Hawks have decided to take advantage of the NCAA Division I Council’s ruling to grant an additional year of eligibility for all spring sports student-athletes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The extension of eligibility was granted after the NCAA canceled all spring sports in March.
“I’m thrilled to have these four seniors join us for another year on Hawk Hill,” said Wray. “This is a huge deal for our program. I’m incredibly thankful to President Mark C. Reed and Athletic Director Jill Bodensteiner for making this possible. I know how grateful these young men are to have the opportunity to represent the Crimson and Gray for another year.”
Four key Hawks have announced that they will return for their fifth years in 2020-21.— SJU Hawks Men's Lax (@SJUHawks_MLax) April 30, 2020
Josh Bosher is BACK.
Liam Hare is BACK.
Tyler Makar is BACK.
Nate Patterson is BACK.
Spring 2021 just got a whole lot more exciting on Hawk Hill.
Release: https://t.co/9eOToOKOWx #THWND pic.twitter.com/uNSZa51cui
The name Grant Ament is synonymous with Penn State lacrosse. Before Ament’s arrival, the Nittany Lions were in turmoil, coming off a 5-9 season in 2015 that included a 5-game losing streak. Their luck changed, though, when Ament stepped into the locker room.
This comes with a heavy heart to say that ‘15 graduate Connor Anderson, passed away yesterday morning. Connor was an exemplary Gull on and off the field. Our deepest condolences go out to his family as he was truly taken too soon. RIP Candy. You will be deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/InZoZtHq8G— Salisbury Lacrosse (@SalisburyMLAX) April 29, 2020
Collins, a sophomore midfielder for the Bulldogs, checked the man’s pulse and felt nothing. It was clear CPR needed to be administered. Though he has no formal training in the procedure, he remembered back to last spring, when The Red Cross set up a booth on Yale’s Cross Campus to educate students about CPR.
The 2019 Towson University men’s lacrosse program captured its eighth Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship last spring, grinding out a 16-14 win at Garber Field.
Now the league office will reair the Lax Sports Network’s broadcast of the title win over Drexel, the fifth Towson’s championship under ninth-year head coach Shawn Nadelen.
The rebroadcast will be carried on the CAA’s YouTube channel Friday afternoon with a 3 p.m. start. Nadelen will be live tweeting on his Twitter account, @CoachNadelen. The ninth-year head coach will tweet about key moments and provide insight to game plan and timeouts.
The reigning #CAAChamps can rewatch last year's title game on @YouTube!— TU Men's Lacrosse (@Towson_MLAX) April 30, 2020
BONUS: @CoachNadelen will be live tweeting the game!
- https://t.co/7QmVFr09Nd#UnitedWeRoar | #NCAALAX pic.twitter.com/ZPEkyAwOG0
As she watched heartbreaking images of people unable to visit loved ones inside nursing homes because of the coronavirus pandemic, Julie Ericson saw a teachable moment for her Potomac High School girls lacrosse team. Ericson encouraged the players to write letters to those isolated right now at local nursing homes. It didn’t matter whether the players knew anyone there or not.
The grind never stops.
Emotional back and forth game. The young buck took the W and skittles in OT! pic.twitter.com/yCPfQOHppk— Nat St. Laurent (@NatStLaurentPLL) April 30, 2020
When Hancock resident Paul Dell reached out to a friend who runs a distillery in Vermont, he was surprised he couldn’t order a bottle of hand sanitizer out of the batches it was making for local first responders and health care workers. Then it struck him: he could use his lacrosse equipment business to take online orders and ship for the distillery.
Joppatowne High School’s Jacob “Jake” McElroy is able to keep the heartbreak of losing his senior lacrosse season in perspective. Before his 11th birthday, McElroy underwent surgery to remove a non-cancerous brain tumor. The result of the surgery, left him with little use of his right arm, basically from his shoulder to his fingers.
What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?
PJ Windle has an idea to help bust your boredom while maintaining social distancing. He’s starting a business that will bring drive-in movie theaters to parks and parking lots across the state. So far, Jackson, his hometown, has committed to hold one.
Something magical is happening off the coast of Southern California. On Thursday, Newport Coastal Adventure, a whale watching company in Newport, California, took to Facebook to share a remarkable natural event taking place right now just off the coast.
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