Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: August 7, 2012

This is obviously your favorite site, but other people actually write important stuff sometimes. Now is that sometimes.

Clay Hillyer: 'A Part of Me Hates Lacrosse'
It’s safe to say four years of college lacrosse exacted a stiff physical price.

Give & Go: Future UNC Midfielder Steve Pontrello
St. Augustine Prep (N.J.), U.S. U19 team midfielder and North Carolina recruit Steve Pontrello gives the lowdown on LeBron James and pre-game pump-up jams.

Lacrosse Search Continues After Kerwick Leaves GU Hoya Paranoia
Georgetown’s search for a new men’s lacrosse coach lost a leading candidate this month when associate head coach Matt Kerwick left the school after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Recruiting: 2015s to Penn State, Johns Hopkins; Plus UMass, Binghamton, High Point, More
Inside Lacrosse has two more 2015 verbals to report, one for Penn State and one for Johns Hopkins. Plus more 2013 and 2014 recruit commitments.

Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse
The third annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Lacrosse Classic is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-17, at Pan Am Stadium in New Orleans City Park. The seventh annual Allstate Sugar Bowl High School Lacrosse Classic will be played in January.

John Jay rising junior Smith decides Michigan will be his college lacrosse destination
Smith, who has good athleticism to go along with his size (he also stars in hockey), excels in transition and is adept at shooting at run.

Glory Days: What Has Happened to Summer Lacrosse?
I bet a lot of you thought the high-octane portion of amateur lacrosse ended several months ago.

Today's beats: Plinking out tunes on the ol' piano.

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