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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: August 28, 2012

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Michigan Lacrosse Recruiting 2012
By popular demand - a look at Michigan's 2012 lacrosse recruiting class. Will the new Wolverines be able to help their program improve from its 1-13 flop in Year One?

In our second installment, John Davie and I discuss a number of different topics including the role that parents can play in their son's athletic lives, the chasm between coaches and parents, integrity and the idea of young athletes learning to take personal responsibility for their experiences both on and off the field.

Indomitable Rob Pannell fights back from devastating foot injury to play one more year of lacrosse for Cornell
The senior from Long Island gets one more season of eligibility from the NCAA, a chance to replay his final season.

Georgetown lacrosse set to name Matt Rewkowski and Brian Phipps as assistant coaches
Offensive coordinator Matt Rewkowski from Cornell and assistant Brian Phipps from Maryland are expected to fill out the men’s lacrosse coaching staff at Georgetown, sources said Tuesday.

Men's Lacrosse Prepares for Success in 2013
The beginning of a new era for Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse proved to be what the Hawks needed in 2012. After the program struggled to win just three games in the past two seasons, first year head coach Taylor Wray and his staff led an inspired group to a six-win season and its first victory against a Colonial Athletic Association opponent as a member of the conference.

All-American Goalie Noah Pounds Named One to Watch
The state's top lacrosse goaltender, Ridgewood High School rising senior Noah Pounds, was named by MSG Varsity as one of 30 New Jersey athletes to watch in 2012-2013.

Early Recruiting Hypocrisy And College Lacrosse
I am no longer holding back when I talk about the early college lacrosse recruiting environment. I’ve tried in the past… I really have… and I always try to be open to other ideas and perspectives, but when it comes to college lacrosse teams recruiting 15 year old kids, I just don’t think I can do it anymore. I’m done with 13 year old prodigies, and I’m done with all the BS out there. It’s time to get real.

Today's beats: Nifty!