Lacrosse the Internet: February 8, 2013

Are you snowed-in today? Here's an extra helping of links to keep your winter weight up.

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

Feeney Continues Bucknell Men's Lacrosse's Excellent Goalie Lineage
After nearly a decade as defensive coordinator and seven years as head coach of the Bucknell lacrosse program, Frank Fedorjaka has etched his name as one of the top defensive minds in the college game. His sophisticated schemes incorporate numerous slides and switches, and they have been executed by a long line of all-conference defenseman, resulting in annual goals-against rankings that are among the very best in the nation.

No. 8 Men's Lacrosse Opens 2013 Campaign With First Official Practice Today
Experience and versatility ... Those are the two words that best describe the 2013 edition of the Cornell men's lacrosse team.

'Sky's the Limit' For High Point After Impressive First Showing
Though the Panthers lost the game 12-10 to the reputable Delaware Blue Hens, the enthusiasm and excitement that was generated by the 2,004 in attendance ensured that they would return to watch this team play throughout the season.

Syracuse men's lacrosse bus breaks down, extending long Ohio road trip
Proving to be a long road trip weekend for Orange.

Could Johns Hopkins lacrosse join a major college conference?
Holly, an old SBN'er from EDSBS.com, weighs in on Hopkins-to-the-B1G.

Michigan 14, Marquette 6
Although this game was just a scrimmage, both teams ran with their top rotations the whole way (including starting goalies), so it gives us something of a good picture about where the programs stand relative to each other.

NCAA Preview 2013: Virginia
Inside Lacrosse is kicking off the season by previewing the top 40 teams. Here's Five Things to Know About Virginia, ranked No. 9 in the preseason Nike/IL Media Poll.

Quint: 'Zebra' For a Day
I shadowed the officials on Saturday at the Bellarmine vs. UMBC scrimmage. My goal was to brush up on the new rules, get a better feel for mechanics and experience first hand the areas that most test and tax the officials.

#LMranks: Depth Among the Best of Rest (MD1)
Lacrosse Magazine counted down the preseason Top 20 NCAA Division I men's and women's teams throughout the month of January. The Loyola men and Florida women earned top billing Thursday. Now it's time for the "Best of the Rest," the teams that just missed our Top 20 cut. Think of these teams as the ones "also receiving votes."

Boys' recruit: Desert Vista (AZ) junior attackman Abbadessa commits to Colgate
What will you major in/study? Undecided, leaning towards Psychology

Division I lacrosse preview: Johns Hopkins Blue Jays
Sunday’s entry is the fifth installment of a week-long series taking a look at each of the seven Division I programs in this state according to their order of finish from last season. Check back on Monday for a preview of Maryland, and The Sun’s lacrosse preview is slated to be published on Friday, Feb. 8. This is Johns Hopkins’ turn.

Division I lacrosse preview: UMBC Retrievers
The Retrievers’ three-year drought from capturing the America East coincides with the program’s three-year absence from the NCAA tournament. Last year’s team did go 3-2 in the conference and grabbed the second seed in the America East tournament, but fell to Albany in a tournament semifinal. UMBC has the potential to overtake reigning conference titlist Stony Brook, but the Retrievers also have to contend with the Seawolves, who were selected as the preseason favorite to win the Amercia East this season.

Division I lacrosse preview: Maryland Terrapins
The Terps pulled off an improbable feat, becoming the first unseeded team in NCAA history to advance to the tournament final in back-to-back seasons. But as they did in 2011 when they lost to Virginia, the Terps fell to Loyola in last year’s championship game. Maryland knocked off Lehigh, Johns Hopkins and Duke in the postseason after compiling a 9-5 record in the regular season and finishing fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. John Tillman is 25-11 in two years as the program’s head coach, but can he guide the Terps to the promised land? Time will tell.

Arlington (NY) sophomore Sunday set on Towson lacrosse
Refresh my memory: Wasn't there a PBS children's program back in the 80's with one of the character's names being Wednesday? I'm not sure what that has to do with anything, but yeah.

Freshmen see more time
Out of the 14 true freshmen listed on the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team’s roster, coach Joe Breschi has started just two — Evan Connell and Steve Pontrello — in UNC’s two scrimmages this season.

Syracuse - Galasso Is Gone: Now What?
Technically there are two spots to fill, but the safest assumption is that Billy Ward has already locked down a spot. The junior has appeared in a total of 21 games, and tallied nine points (2g, 7a) last season, four of them coming in the Big East tournament. Ward led the team with three points (2g, 1a) in Saturday’s scrimmage against Ohio State, and had a hat trick against Holy Cross the week before.

Today's beats: Not so much music as Top Gear feeling your pain.

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