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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: July 24, 2012

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Vecchio plans to play lacrosse at Johns Hopkins
Kendall Vecchio, who was a junior this past spring for the General Brown boys lacrosse team, has verbally committed to play college lacrosse at Division I Johns Hopkins University, beginning in the 2013-14 academic year.

Lehigh men’s lax continues to gain attention heading into 2013
Following a tremendous season, the Lehigh men’s lacrosse team has continued to earn impressive recognition by media outlets looking ahead to 2013. The Mountain Hawks have been ranked as high as fifth nationally (by Inside Lacrosse and Lacrosse Magazine) in early preseason rankings. Lehigh returns most of its roster in 2013, including All-American goalie Matt Poillon, its entire starting close defense and top two scorers.

New Coach Q&A: Lafayette's Jim Rogalski
This is the first in a series of interviews with new Division I coaches hired this spring or summer. The Q&As are meant to serve as an introduction for the coach — and sometimes the program — to lacrosse fans

Lacrosse's Golden Opportunity
I’ve made this point before, and I wasn’t the first one to make it. But it’s important to bring it up again, given the disappointing crowds we saw in Foxboro during Championship Weekend and the constant drumbeat of complaints about lacrosse’s pace of play.

Pace of Play Solutions
The in-depth and nuanced look at the Pace of Play issues in the collegiate ranks produced some intriguing conversations and a collection of varying opinions about what may or may not be wrong, but even more interesting was some of the theories on how the game could be tweaked to quicken the pace.

Retro Michigan Helmet For Sale
Special items on eBay right now including this Michigan bucket and mittens.

Making A Living Off of Lacrosse
I am reflecting on how my career went as pro lacrosse player back in the late 1980s with the opportunities players today have.

Today's beats: Vitamin Rock