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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: June 26, 2012

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Title IX: A Legacy in Lacrosse 40 Years Later
It has been 40 years since President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX—the gender equity legislation that has since been a boon to women's athletics in general, and women's lacrosse in particular. Lacrosse Magazine gathered reflections from women across generations on how the law has affected their lives on and off the field.

Lehigh Men’s Lax 2012 All-American Highlight Video
Great video highlights of the All-American lacrosse players from Lehigh this past season. The clip displays some miraculous saves from freshman goalie Matt Poillon, stick checks from Ty Souders and some high heat rippers from Roman Lao-Gosney. Congratulations to the All-Americans and the rest of the Lehigh team for such an impressive season.

Great Expectations: St. John’s Jeff Desko Continues Lacrosse Tradition at Syracuse
"It’s been like a cult." That’s how St. John’s-Shrewsbury attacker Jeff Desko described his family’s addiction to lacrosse.

Exclusive Q&A with Bauer CEO Kevin Davis About the Cascade Acquisition
Bauer CEO Kevin Davis, who recently led the company's $64 million purchase of Cascade that was announced last week, joined John Jiloty on the Inside Lacrosse Podcast on June 19. You can listen to the audio below, but Chris Layne also transcribed the interview for those of you that aren't big on podcasts.

Lacrosse continues huge growth locally
As the growth of lacrosse continues to explode nationwide, Massachusetts is a state that continues to symbolize that change. In 2005, there were a total of 140 boys programs and 114 girls teams across the Commonwealth. Those numbers have increased every year since, with 195 boys teams and 168 girls squads competing this past spring.

Donaldson: Friars no longer lax when it comes to lacrosse
The good news at Providence College is not simply that Duke assistant Chris Gabrielli has been hired as the school's lacrosse coach.

Marist Adds Nine Members to the Lacrosse Class of 2016
Marist head coach Keegan Wilkinson has announced the addition of nine student-athletes who will join the Red Foxes as members of the class of 2016. The new Red Foxes - who hail from either New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania – include four midfielders, three attack men and two defensemen.

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