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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: December 4, 2012

Lafayette welcomes its recruiting class, words about Maryland's move from the ACC, and more recruiting news.

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Starsia reveals impressive recruiting class
Virginia coach Dom Starsia revealed his official 2013-14 recruiting class earlier this week. Several marquee names highlight the list of 10 recruits, including Matt Barrett, Inside Lacrosse’s top-rated rising senior goaltender, and Matt Emery, the younger brother of junior All-American Rob Emery.

Maryland’s Move to The Big Ten | The Wonderful World of Lacrosse
How will this move affect the lacrosse program at Maryland though is a huge question. Coach John Tillman recently addressed questions about the future of Maryland’s lacrosse program. Tillman really has no clue what to expect. He is going in with an open mind, he states about the problem, “There’s so much that can happen that we’ve really kind of taken a wait and see approach to everything,” (Inside Lacrosse).

Recruiting: 2015's to Duke, UNC, Denver; 2014's to Hopkins, Albany, Furman, Bryant, Robert Morris
We've got a plethora of new 2015 commitments, including a Top 25 Young Gun sophomore to UNC. Also, seven junior verbals to Hopkins, Bryant, Robert Morris, Furman and Albany.

Rogalski Welcomes 12 to Class of 2016
Men's lacrosse head coach Jim Rogalski has announced the addition of 12 newcomers to the Leopards' program as part of the class of 2016. Three incoming student-athletes hail from New Jersey, while New York and Pennsylvania each have two. The final five come to College Hill from Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Virginia.

State lacrosse power Jamesville-Dewitt standout Feiner headed to Hartford
The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder is a strong, right-handed finisher with exceptional stick skills.

Tambroni Reflects on the Last Year at Penn State
Full disclosure: I'm a Penn State alumnus and that should be noted before an article of this type is posted here. I understand full well the range of emotions generated from news coming out of the school over the past year, from the first reports of abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, to Joe Paterno's firing and death, to the court proceedings that followed and are still ongoing, to the accusations of a cover-up, to the general hit the university took on a national and worldwide level, and to the victims at the center of the situation. And the layers of reactions that have followed each development.

New Hyde Park’s Trasolini to Play Lacrosse for Rutgers
Christian Trasolini will join Scarlet Knights for fall 2013 semester.

Today's beats: This was YouTube recommendation, which is almost mind-blowing in and of itself.