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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: November 13, 2012

Checking in with Villanova, Chris Gabrielli is working at Providence, and Monmouth gets a commitment.

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Fallball Check-In 2012: Villanova
Villanova entered this fall without the offensive core that has defined the team in recent years: Many of the Wildcats' top point scorers have graduated (Kevin Cunningham, C.J. Small and Matt Bell). Cunningham at attack, four offensive middies, a d-middie, two starting defensemen and a starting goalie in all graduated.

Recruiting: 2015's to Syracuse, Denver; 2014's to Hofstra, Boston U., Binghamton; More 2013's
A Top 25 sophomore and his brother (a senior) commit to Syracuse, a ton of California and Texas products make their pick and a touted postgrad selects Hobart.

Go Hands Free with U.S. U19 Midfielder Tagliaferri
I was the first Californian to make the U.S. national team at any level, for the U19 team, and it was a great experience. I spent most of the summer on the road on the East Coast, and I basically became family with the 23 guys on the team. They were all my brothers. We became so close. Winning the gold medal, after adversity getting there, was an unbelievable experience. It was probably the biggest accomplishment of my athletic career. There was sacrifice — I flew back and forth across the country eight times, and I missed high school graduation — but it wasn't about me, it was for the letters on the front of my jersey.

Gabrielli Primed to Make Providence a Contender
New programs pouring resources into NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse have become a popular conversation piece, and focus of stories on, recently; Michigan, Richmond, High Point, Marquette, Boston University, and the list goes on.

Mens Lacrosse Releases 2013 Schedule
The Marist Athletics Department and Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Keegan Wilkinson have released the schedule for the 2013 season. The Red Foxes finished the 2012 season with a 6-8 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the conference. This season Marist will play a 13-game schedule, which includes five Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Lacrosse League contests.

Monmouth's latest in-state lacrosse commit is lefty attackman Kemner
Kemner is a versatile offensive player with good field vision and playmaking abilities.

Men's Lacrosse Volunteers Time to Assist Families Affected by Hurricane Sandy
10 members of the Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse team made a big difference this past weekend in the Manahawkin, N.J. area near Long Beach Island as they volunteered their time to assist families that are trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

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