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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: June 12, 2012

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College Lacrosse 2012 Review
As the name suggests, this is based upon the hugely popular U.S College sport, Lacrosse.

TigerBlog: Yo Quiero Agua
The humidity in the Samara area of Costa Rica is oppressive. How oppressive? There's no point in showering, because it does no good at all against the endless sweating.

Lacrosse Team from American Ivy League School Visits Costa Rica
Lacrosse players from Princeton University in New Jersey are in Costa Rica to play exhibition games, hold clinics, promote the sport, and also perform a variety of non-lacrosse charitable service activities through Fields of Growth, an organization that uses lacrosse as an educational and economic tool in Africa.

CHC’s Dougherty entering Lacrosse Hall of Fame
A two-time All-American goalie at the University of Maryland, Dougherty went on to play for the U.S. National Team, winning two Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) championships. He also won three titles on the professional level in Major League Lacrosse, causing the league to designate him Goalie of the Decade for 2001-2010.

College Lacrosse's Best: Recapping the 12th Annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony
The 12th Annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, honoring the top male and female college lacrosse players in the U.S., took place at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. on May 31. The recipients this year were Katie Schwarzmann of the University of Maryland and Peter Baum of Colgate University.

UDM Improvement ’13: Faceoffs
This post might feel familiar: I made a similar one last summer. To sum up that article, I figured the Titans would perform a bit better on faceoffs in 2012 than they did in 2011, though that was more based on “feel” than the stats contained in the post.

Catholic Review: Trainer's Son Uplifts Loyola During Championship Run
Charley Toomey has spent the majority of his life playing and coaching lacrosse. He can react instantaneously during a game. But, mere seconds after the Loyola University Maryland men beat the University of Maryland for its first NCAA championship at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. May 28, the seventh-year head coach was motionless.

Today's beats: According to @jbren, it's been 18 years since Nicole Brown was murdered. This feels appropriate in some indirect way: