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College Crosse Prospectus - May 4, 2020: Grading Johns Hopkins & Denver’s Bill Tierney On Pros & Cons Of 5th Years Returning

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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 May 4, 2020.

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I wrote a little something for the site: How did Johns Hopkins do in finding a new coach?

On Sunday, April 26th we got our answer, as news leaked that JHU picked former Cornell men’s lacrosse head coach Peter Milliman as the man to take over the Blue Jays. The school made it official on Monday, April 27th with a YouTube press conference to introduce Milliman to the public and media. So how did Hopkins do in their search for their new head coach? Below is my take on the process and the final selection of coach Milliman as the new boss of the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team.

Denver’s Bill Tierney discusses pros and cons of fifth year seniors returning.

While the NCAA provided spring sport athletes impracted by COVID-19 an additional season of competition, the University of Denver is still weighing its options.

Speaking of Denver, check out their great #MayMemories video.

Zoom reunion: Penn’s spring teams find unique ways to celebrate seniors despite season cancellations.

With classes online and seasons canceled, spring sports teams have looked to alternative measures to celebrate their graduating seniors. While these remote Senior Nights are unconventional, their unabashed sentiment remains.

In March, the Ivy League canceled the remainder of all spring sports events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Canceled seasons meant canceled Senior Nights, and the spring sports teams missed out on the opportunity to honor the players who had dedicated four years to their respective teams.

Thank you, coach Dwan.

Great post from Wagner: For the love of competition - A look into men’s lacrosse multi-sport athletes.

Wagner Athletics reached out to eight Men’s Lacrosse student-athletes for a Q&A to find out more about their athletic accomplishments outside of the lacrosse field and how it ultimately helped them develop as competitors.

“We love recruiting multiple sports athletes because they tend to be more dynamic lacrosse players” stated head coach Bill McCutcheon. ”Playing other sports helps athletes gain confidence and creates fierce competitors. We often take a look at highlight tapes from the other sports that our recruits are playing to see how they react in different scenarios- toughness, speed, aggressiveness and IQ can all be measured without watching just lacrosse play. We get very excited about multiple sport athletes and what they bring to the lacrosse field.”


Northwestern stays connected despite season’s premature end.

Northwestern’s lacrosse season ended just as the Wildcats were on the verge of a breakthrough. NU opened its season with a 30-goal performance, a single-game record since Kelly Amonte Hiller took over in 2002. After tough losses to Notre Dame and Syracuse, the Cats, in their last game of the season, lost to top-ranked North Carolina by only two goals, the closest margin the Tar Heels had defeated a team by all season.

Accolades continue to pour in for Grant Ament.

Chip off the old block: Aris Brown, son of NFL legend Jim Brown, to play lacrosse at Hampton lacrosse.

The son of one of the greatest football players in NFL history is coming to an HBCU, but not to play football. Lacrosse star Aris Brown, son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, has committed to attend Hampton University.

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After a decade, Yeardley Love’s mother continues working to ensure the story ends with hope.

Be it routine or ritual at this point, Sharon Love starts May 3 the same way year after year — mass at her church and then brunch with her daughter Alexis. Sunday marked 10 years since her younger daughter Yeardley’s murder. Yeardley Love was a senior lacrosse player at the University of Virginia at the time, and in the decade since her death, her family has worked tirelessly to spread education about domestic abuse and unhealthy relationships.

Let’s gooooo

From Nick Mellen on cusp of pro lacrosse career as high MLL draft pick.

Just a few days after Nick Mellen closed the door on one portion of his lacrosse career he’s ready to start thinking about the next one.

The two-time All-American defender announced recently that he would not return for another season with Syracuse lacrosse in 2021. The fifth-year senior had that option because the NCAA granted spring sport athletes whose seasons were cut short by the coronavirus an extra year of eligibility.

What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Blessed: N.J. balloon artist with autism creates pieces for essential workers.

But one New Jersey resident is thanking these people a different way—with balloon art. Eddie Lin, of Edison, has been creating balloon pieces for grocery store workers, postal mail carriers, and other essential workers as a token of appreciation for their work and dedication.

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Oops: “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin was tricked into interview with fake Jimmy Fallon producers.

Carole Baskin, one of the zookeepers who skyrocketed to fame from Netflix’s “Tiger King,” hasn’t done many interviews because she was unhappy with how the docuseries presented her. However, she was recently tricked into giving an interview over Zoom by YouTubers posing as “Tonight Show” producers.

Your GIF/Video for May 4, 2020

When the GrubHub guy calls you that he is downstairs.

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