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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: December 19, 2012

America East rankings, the CAA drops some words about its preseason, and a (somewhat dated) realignment link roundup.

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

IL's Biggest 15: O Canada!
What started in the late 70s when a couple of Canadians helped Cornell win national championships has now become a desirous trend across the lacrosse world as NCAA teams clamor to bring in talent from North of the border. When Gary and Paul Gait electrified the Carrier Dome in Syracuse about 10 years later, the flamboyant, creative, and highly productive potential of Canadian stars was unleashed on a U.S. audience. Taking the skills they developed in the box game, Canadians became offensive juggernauts in the NCAA, routinely amongst the top scorers in the nation, showcasing inventive moves and a pentiant for finishing in tight spaces. Now, every coach wants a Canadian attackman.

2013 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Shows Four CAA Squads In Top-20
Yes...it is time to talk Men's Lacrosse. The 2013 Inside Lacrosse Face-off Yearbook will be on newsstands soon. Before you race out to get your copy take a look at the publication's Top-20 by clicking on the link to the yearbook.

2013 Face-Off Yearbook: America East Rankings, Outlook
Stony Brook sits atop the America East Coaches' Preseason Poll in the 2013 Face-Off Yearbook.

Drexel Player in Critical Condition After Accident
Brendan Glynn, a senior attackman for the Drexel men's lacrosse team, remained in critical condition Wednesday at a Philadelphia hospital after being struck by a car Sunday morning, according to PhillyLacrosse.com. The accident occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 36th Street and Chestnut Street.

Major League Lacrosse Standout Peet Poillon Joins Delaware Men's Lacrosse Staff as Volunteer Assistant
Peet Poillon, who has starred as a player at both the collegiate and professional levels and has coached successfully in the high school ranks, has joined the University of Delaware men’s lacrosse coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

Realignment Link Roundup
I was originally going to put together some form of long-form piece on realignment, but I’ll split it up into smaller chunks. First, a few links that I find to be relevant (some are old, but anything that’s no longer applicable is not included).

2013 Bucknell Equipment
Pictures, duh.

Today's beats: John Williams conducting something that isn't Star Wars.