Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: January 15, 2013

D-I previews, LaxMagazine ranks Villanova 17th, and some former Massachusetts All-Americans are now college captains.

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Hobart lacrosse welcomes 14 newcomers to preseason camp
GENEVA, N.Y.—With a new year comes a new crop of Hobart College Lacrosse Statesmen. When the team begins preseason practices on Sunday, Jan. 13, Head Coach T.W. Johnson will welcome 14 newcomers. The class was recently ranked 20th by Inside Lacrosse in its annual recruiting rankings with two players ranked in the Top 100 overall and both ranked in the Top 25 for their respective positions.

MLAX: Pride Ranked 19th By Lacrosse Magazine
The Hofstra Pride Men's Lacrosse team has been ranked 19th by Lacrosse Magazine in its 2013 Division I Preseason Poll, US Lacrosse announced Tuesday.

Former Mass. AA’s College Captains
As I have been reading the press releases from most of the division one colleges about their 2013 schedules and announcements of captains, I happened to notice one thing. A few of the captains are former Massachusetts high school All-Americans. Here are the currently college captains and former high school All-Americans.

#LMranks: No. 17 Villanova Wildcats (Men)
Power Ratings Offense: 3* Defense: 3 Goalkeeping: 2 Faceoffs: 4 *Out of 5

Terps Lacrosse Team Trains Young Students
Local students from the College Park area spent a day training with the University of Maryland Men’s Team.

Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Hofstra
If Drexel was the best 8-8 team last year, Hofstra had to have been the best 6-8 team in 2012. Heck, they might have been the best 6-8 team EVER! Of their 8 losses, only TWO were by more than one goal. That’s insane. Hofstra lost one goal games to Fairfield (3 OTs), Notre Dame (OT), Drexel, Towson (2 OTs), UMass, and Penn State (2 OTs). That’s a lot of tough losses.

Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Holy Cross
In 2012, Holy Cross went 5-10, with solid wins over Hartford, Jacksonville, Mercer, Vermont, and Providence. They also played Bucknell and Colgate pretty tightly in losses. However, the Crusaders also struggled mightily at times, and big losses to Lehigh, Army, Bryant, St. John’s, and Dartmouth exemplified this lack of consistency.

Today's beats: My wife, my family.

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