Lacrosse the Internet: July 1, 2013

Welcome to July. It's like June but more mosquito-y.

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

Recruiting: Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophs
A phenomenal six days of lacrosse at Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip wrapped up late on Thursday morning as a top notch group of rising sophomores (2016's) finished playing five sessions at UMBC in front of several dozen Division I coaches.

Cornell lacrosse greats given artistic treatment
Defenseman Mitch Belisle never got the chance to guard attackman Eamon McEneaney. But thanks to the artwork of Ithaca native Jim Fenzel, the two Cornell men’s lacrosse legends are squaring off in his “Red/White Scrimmage” piece. “It’s a really cool honor,” said Belisle, 27, a 2007 All-American and Division I defenseman of the year as a senior. “It’s such a great idea and it shows what Cornell is about. It bridges the gap between the generations.

Nunamacher Tabbed America East Scholar-Athlete
Former University of Hartford men's lacrosse player Rory Nunamacher has become the second Hawk to earn America East Scholar-Athlete accolades this year, as announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon. A member of the graduating class of 2013, Nunamacher joins classmate Amelia Pereira from the Hartford women's soccer team in grabbing the honor during the 2012-13 academic year.

Verbal Commitment Wave Starts; More News
As the summer travel season hits full swing, another annual tradition on the lacrosse landscape is now also underway. Namely, the start of a new wave of recruiting commitments

Ohio State Buckeyes Official Athletic Site
Nick Myers, who recently completed his fifth year at the helm of the Ohio State men's lacrosse program, has accepted a five-year contract extension with the term running through 2018, Gene Smith, associate vice president and director of athletics at Ohio State, announced Friday. Cornell-bound Reilly gives national champ Ward Melville its first Class of 2015 commit
Reilly is an athletic player with good speed and foot work.

Rising sophomore Stagnitta will continue his family's lacrosse tradition at Hopkins
Stagnitta is the son of former Washington & Lee and Rutgers coach Jim Stagnitta, who is now the head coach of the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse. His mother, Laurie, is a former Division I women’s lacrosse player.

Today's beats: Independence Day is Thursday, but today is for fightin' Haitians.

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