Wesleyan Coach Recovering From Cancer, Boston Cancels Game Due To Spreading Illness And More: Crosse Clicks — March 6, 2020
Here is your daily weekday update on the latest on what is happening in the lacrosse world with today’s top lacrosse news. Wesleyan Women’s Lacrosse head coach Kim Williams is on the path to recovering from breast cancer, the Boston Terriers have cancelled its game this weekend against Bucknell this weekend due to the spread of an illness on the team and a play that may go down as the fake of the year on today’s Crosse Clicks.
Also, check out the lacrosse games being broadcast this weekend in our TV guide for this week by clicking here.
Today’s Top Lacrosse News: March 6, 2020 — Crosse Clicks
- The Boston University men’s lacrosse game against Bucknell that was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been postponed according to the athletic department’s website. The release said the following of the game being postponed:
Due to a number of men’s lacrosse players being treated for illnesses, and out of an abundance of caution, Boston University, in conjunction with the Boston Public Health Commission, determined that it would be best to postpone the contest to a later date.
This marks another NCAA or professional lacrosse game this year that has been affected due to a spread of an illness. The San Diego Seals relocated its game on the MCAS Miramar due to the base handling coronavirus patients, while the Navy Men’s Lacrosse game against Maryland earlier this season was postponed due to an outbreak of norovirus on the Navy team. The game had been speculated it could be canceled as Maryland and Navy were having difficulty finding mutually agreeable date according to Navy coach Joe Amplo as he told the Capital Gazette. The game is still officially listed as postponed on both the Navy and Maryland athletics websites.
- Find this week’s lacrosse broadcasting schedule, including this weekend’s NCAA Men’s Division I games for Week 15 by clicking here. You can also see our featured matchup from this weekend between No. 1 Limestone and No. 10 Lenoir-Rhyne in an NCAA Division II tilt.
- Kim Williams, head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Wesleyan, was announced as being treated for early-stage breast cancer. Williams is currently in the treatment stage after being diagnosed in December. Also an adjunct assistant professor of physical education at Wesleyan, the head coach in now her fifth season at the helm will continue to lead the program, having taken the Wesleyan Cardinals from eight consecutive losing seasons before she took over the program to the Final Four of the NCAA Championships last season. Williams wrote a blog post on Behind the Whistle, listed as the official blog of the IWLCA. You can read that blog post by clicking here. Hoping for a speedy and complete recovery for Coach Kim Williams.
- Find this week’s lacrosse broadcasting schedule, including this weekend’s NCAA Women’s Division I games for by clicking here.
- Brian ‘Doc’ Dougherty, known as a legend in NCAA and Major League Lacrosse, has joined the coaching staff of the Philadelphia Barrage in the franchises first year back since the league assumed control of the franchise in 2008 and ceased operations before the 2009 season. Dougherty will be on the staff of head coach Spencer Ford and will oversee strategy for both offense and defense for the team. You can read the release by clicking here.
- Catch up on Ryan Conwell’s feature on NLL rookie Andrew Kew as he has developed this year with the New England Black Wolves. Click here to read the story.
- Find this week’s lacrosse broadcasting schedule, including this weekend’s NLL games for Week 15 by clicking here.
- Catch a preview of this weekend’s MCLA schedule from Jac Coyne by clicking here.
- A website listed as High School OT — appearing to be owned by North Carolina news station WRAL — published a story about a shortage of girl’s lacrosse officials that forced 21 games during the opening week of the season to either be cancelled or relocated in North Carolina. The North Carolina High School Athletics Association regional supervisor of officials sent an email notifying schools of the shortage that would impact the affected games. Part of the email read:
“I have exhausted every option for assigning officials to this week’s games,” Snider’s email said, adding that he is working with the Eastern North Carolina Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association to secure officials for next week’s games. “I realize this is a rough start, and no one regrets these impacts more than I do.”
There have been shortages of officials in all sports and genders have been reported across the country, with the biggest reason being reported as the abuse directed towards referees by coaches and parents and low levels of compensation.
Stuff That’s Not Boring
- In case you missed this play from yesterday, this Missouri State long pole sold a fake that had his attackman completely turned around. Watch the lacrosse fake play by clicking here.
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