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The MLL Draft, which had its picks announced by former stars on the league’s social media Monday night, was one of the first lacrosse events since the shutdown of the NCAA season. It has occurred during a time of tremendous uncertainty — from whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic will further affect the season schedule, which players will ultimately return to college for their current school or transfer, or which players will be selected in a Premier Lacrosse League draft.
More Lacrosse MAYHEM...Tomorrow On The U! pic.twitter.com/IMsc9k7o4C— Paul Carcaterra (@paulcarcaterra) May 4, 2020
As the lacrosse community mourns its lost season, high school seniors in particular are feeling the pain. Denied rites of passage like prom and graduation day, they also lost the opportunity to write their own endings on the field of competition. But as Latin School of Chicago boys’ lacrosse coach Peter Murphy wrote in a letter to his seniors, “Everything is relative.”
The Big Ten just made an easy decision. The league’s next call could be trickier, and of immense importance to Rutgers. The conference extended its moratorium on all organized team activities to June 1 on Monday, the previously-established May 4 date to re-assess the league’s holding pattern amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"If this is the worst thing that happens to us, that we can't play lacrosse in our lives we are doing pretty good"@umassmlacrosse Coach Greg Cannella's message to his team to keep everything in perspective #CAALax pic.twitter.com/MNTE5xQIzg— Colonial Athletic Association (@CAASports) May 4, 2020
Jessica Snyder wanted to play lacrosse because it was different, it was new. The Northville resident watched her brother play when she was in seventh grade, already having tried softball, tennis, volleyball and basketball. She said it was easy to catch on, playing with her sister in both high school at the now-closed Ladywood and college.
— Quinnipiac Men's Lacrosse (@QU_MLAX) May 4, 2020
➡️ TYLER MACKAY
"I know it wasn't an ideal end to our careers... but I wouldn't trade this group of guys that I've spent the last four years with for anybody out there."#BobcatNation, join us in thanking our guy Tyler Mackay! pic.twitter.com/PhoyaxUx5M
The calendar has flipped to May, which naturally means there is a freeze warning in the forecast for Central New York. It also reminds that this was the month both the Syracuse University men’s and women’s lacrosse teams would be a championship duo.
The passes were accurate. The scoring was well-distributed. The goaltending was sharp. The plan was followed. The satisfaction was familiar. And as Steve Colfer strolled contentedly off Edith Robb Dixon Field in March after a 16-6 victory over Hamden-Sydney, the Cabrini University men’s lacrosse coach knew. It was happening. Again.
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The gray tabby with the black stripes had been at the shelter four years, longer than any other cat. She reminded Dawn Stephanick of her own cat, who had died several years earlier, except for one thing: there was no spark in her eyes. Her name was Ashes.
Don Shula, the steel-jawed son of Hungarian immigrants who rose from tiny Painesville, Ohio, to carve his name in professional football’s record books and become both a national figure and a South Florida icon, died Monday morning. The cause of death was not immediately known, but a source has confirmed it is not related to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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