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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: January 28, 2013

A preview of Georgetown, John Desko talks Orange, and the NCAA approves a bunch of recruiting changes.

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NCAA Preview 2013: Georgetown
Inside Lacrosse is kicking off the season by previewing the top 40 teams. Here's Five Things to Know About Georgetown, ranked No. 30 in the Face-Off Yearbook.

#LMranks: No. 10 Lehigh Mountain Hawks (Men)
Power Ratings Offense: 3* Defense: 5 Goalkeeping: 4 Faceoff: 3 * Out of 5

Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Navy
In 2012 the Midshipmen went 6-6 under Rick Sowell, during his first year as Head Coach. Navy beat VMI in their opener, then dropped three straight, to tough teams (and coming within a goal of UNC). The Midshipmen then rattled off four good wins, including a great win over Colgate, before dropping three games, two to Top 10 teams. Navy finished the season with a huge 8-2 win over Johns Hopkins to make it to .500.

Trinity-Pawling's faceoff specialist and Long Beach native Shapiro set on Siena
The 5-foot-9 midfielder also excels in lacrosse’s equivalent of wrestling — in the faceoff X,

NCAA approves 25 rules changes, including several affecting recruiting
The NCAA Board of Directors has moved to simplify rules, many of which involve recruiting, for Division I teams. The board approved the changes to 25 rules on Saturday on the final day of its convention in Grapevine, Texas.

Introducing... #40 John Von Nessen
Freshman John Von Nessen (Hillsborough, N.J.) discusses being a quarterback in high school, getting acclimated at Penn State and enjoying his freshman season.

MLAX Preview: John Desko One on One
CitrusTV talks to Syracuse's John Desko.

Today's beats: DANGER ZONE!