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College Crosse Prospectus - May 5, 2020: TD Ierlan Selected First Overall In 2020 MLL Draft & NCAA Tournament Mayhem Returns To ESPNU Today

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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 5, 2020.

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The MLL held its draft last night and Yale’s face-off man, TD Ierlan, went #1.

You can find out more about last night’s draft here in Matt Kinnear’s piece for IL.

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.

ESPNU to air another full day of NCAA Tournament games today starting at 1:00.

Here’s a great post from US Lacrosse Magazine: Former UNC Star, stabbing survivor sends message of resilience.

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.”

From NJ.Com: Big Ten pushes back coronavirus return date.

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.

Coach Canella of UMass with an important message.

Everyone’s doing their part: Former Detroit Mercy lacrosse player serves as nurse during COVID-19.

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.

Say hello to Quinnipiac’s Tyler Mackay.

The “Syracuse should be awarded the 2020 title” drumbeat is deafening: Syracuse Lacrosse was ready to make a run at two titles.

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.

From the Delco Times: For national champion Cabrini, a lacrosse victory tour cut short.

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.

What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

I might get a pup: Pet adoption soars in N.J. as animal lovers have nothing but time.

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.

World/National News

Rest in peace: Legendary Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula dies at 90.

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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Something we could all use right now: How to fight off “Zoom fatigue.”

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