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Lacrosse the Internet: May 24, 2013

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Best friends off the field, Cornell's Rob Pannell and Steve Mock have become the best scoring duo in the country |
Cornell men's lacrosse star Rob Pannell has dished out 202 assists in his storied career. Since the end of his sophomore year, the senior has had one favorite target: fellow senior attack Steve Mock.

It’s not over until it’s over
Yogi Berra’s “it ain’t over til it’s over” certainly applied during a fantastic two days of lacrosse last weekend.

Rob Pannell and Greatness: A Final Four Story
If the headline space on were longer, the headline of this post would be a Stanley Kubrick-esque “How a Team's Success Affects a Player's Legacy, or Can Rob Pannell's Greatness Change This Weekend?”

Law Reigns in Denver
Eric Law gained the most recognition of his Denver career this past weekend, as the Pioneers defeated UNC, 12-11, in their NCAA Quarterfinal bout.

Quint: Final Four Strengths, Weaknesses and Matchups to Watch
Lacrosse players don't dream of the beach on Memorial Day weekend.

Western Pride For Final Four Bound Pioneers
Denver's roster boasts nearly 30 players from areas that are considered “nontraditional” and roughly 20 players come from “the West.”

Faus, Half of Pios Goalie Tandem, Back in Final Four
Denver goalie Jamie Faus still has one more year left to play the amateur game he loves, although the Pioneers' junior already has packed enough experiences into his college years to fill out a career.

Danowski, Pannell Talk NCAA Record Chase
The man Rob Pannell is chasing for the NCAA's all-time points lead will be on the sideline at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, as part of the coaching staff that has game-planned all week to beat Pannell and the Big Red.

NCAA Lacrosse Semifinals: A Brief Tale of the Statistical Tape
The conclusions/predictions? Please draw your own.

Biggest Team Improvements and Declines from 2012 to 2013
Changes in computer ratings and rankings were computed for teams in NCAA men's and women's Divisions I, II, and III.

Conference Computer Ratings for the 2013 Lacrosse Season
The top-ranking conferences in men's Divisions I, II, and III were the ACC, East Coast, and Centennial, respectively. The ACC has finished in the top spot since 2002, the first year the analysis was done.

Nike Collegiate Lacrosse Teams Outfitted in Unique Innovative Uniforms
This weekend the best collegiate lacrosse teams will take the field in highly innovative Nike uniform systems, with select uniforms featuring inspirational designs that pay homage to the sport’s ancient roots.

Final Four Preview: D1 Lacrosse on Saturday
Lincoln Financial Field will host a lot of lacrosse this weekend, and two of the five games go down on Saturday, in the men’s lacrosse NCAA D1 semifinals. We’ve got Syracuse – Denver, and Duke – Cornell. Both should be excellent games. So let’s break down what we can expect from each match up.

English content to just contribute to Cornell men's lacrosse success
The box score from Cornell’s NCAA Tournament victory against Ohio State last weekend shows only two shots for Connor English.

Syracuse's lacrosse teams share bond
Now, Murray, Gait and the Syracuse women's team are part of the school's lacrosse tradition, where they are on equal footing with the men. Both the men and women will compete in the NCAA final four this weekend. The women will play in Villanova, Pa., on Friday and Sunday and the men in Philadelphia on Saturday and Monday.

Former Syracuse midfielder Woolford enjoying switch to Denver
Colin Woolford said he always saw himself playing college lacrosse in Colorado. But when he was rising through the ranks of the nation’s top high school recruits, he was never given the chance.

Q&A with Syracuse legend Casey Powell
Casey Powell is one of the greatest players in lacrosse — specifically Syracuse lacrosse — history.

Stone Bridge’s Dylan Maltz hopes for another Syracuse men’s lacrosse title
The last time the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team played in the NCAA men’s lacrosse Final Four, Dylan Maltz sat with his older brother Derek at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and breathlessly watched an historic comeback.

Lacrosse championship to net region $25M
The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships, taking place here beginning Friday, are expected to generate $25 million for the region’s economy.

Ridgefield's Bubblewrap Brothers playing their roles for Denver lacrosse
They're two of the most accomplished lacrosse players from southwest Connecticut. They're both former captains of Ridgefield state championship teams, both chasing an NCAA title this weekend.

Dillon Ward is Bellarmine's first lacrosse All-American
Bellarmine University goalkeeper Dillon Ward was named an NCAA Division I third-team All-American by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He’s Bellarmine’s first All-American in the program’s nine-year history.

Brand Lacrosse Takes Center Stage
This weekend not just the college lacrosse world, but all of the sport of lacrosse has its version of the Super Bowl. Over 50,000 fans, will descend on Lincoln Financial field to see the all three levels of college lacrosse,…Divisions I, II and III…crown their champions. Countless thousands of others will come to town for the Memorial Day fan fests, as what is described as the fastest growing sport in America, even without a thriving professional league, takes center stage for what has become an annual ritual for lacrosse.

Heading to NCAA Men's Lacrosse Semis in Philadelphia
The following Monday, we woke up to a 63 degree day, a mist, and the first time Princeton had made the NCAA finals.

Rice, LoCascio named Lacrosse All-Americans
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced their 2013 All-Americans earlier on Thursday.

Four Syracuse Lacrosse Players Named as All-Americans
JoJo Marasco, Brian Megill, Luke Cometti, and Henry Schoonmaker have been named to the All-American teams heading into Memorial Day weekend.

Today's beats: I'll see you out there.