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Lacrosse the Internet: May 25, 2013

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Syracuse's Dominic Lamolinara Living The Dream
Dominic Lamolinara never expected to find himself starting in goal at Syracuse University, let alone at the helm of an elite defense and with a chance to lead the team into the NCAA Final Four, a chance to play in front of tens of thousands of fans in an NFL stadium.

NCAA Final Four Anonymous Scouting Reports
With the promise that their names wouldn't be attached to their comments, here's some unvarnished opinion of what we might see this weekend.

As Lacrosse Grows, the Diversity of Players Remains Largely Unchanged
“People kind of like to brush it under the table and say that kind of thing never happens or there’s none of that in this sport,” said Chazz Woodson, a midfielder for the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse. “But there is. It’s still very much alive.”

Cornell's 16 seniors all play key roles in run to the Final Four
Call them the Sweet Sixteen.

Duke seniors hope to finish lacrosse career like they started: with NCAA title
Duke midfielder Jake Tripucka played plenty during his freshman season, one the Blue Devils finished with a national championship.

ESPNU to Show Title Game Entirely via SkyCam
In past years, when ESPN lacrosse producer John Kettering has stood in a production truck outside an NFL stadium on Memorial Day, looking across a bank of camera feeds, he's often found himself transfixed on the SkyCam view, although his job entails to keep tabs on much more. The cable-suspended camera hovering above the field is his favorite.

The Lighter Side of Lax: Tournament BINGO
The NCAA Tournament is upon us. The cream of the crop will take the field this weekend in Philly as we settle onto our couches to watch. Undoubtedly, the cream of the crop will also be in the broadcast booth. That means Quint Kessenich, former Johns Hopkins All-American goalie, will provide the color commentary. If your hometown teams have been eliminated and you need extra incentive to pay close attention, we’ve got just the ticket card for you.

Syracuse men's lacrosse focused on shutting down Denver's unorthodox Canadian midfielders
The Syracuse men's lacrosse team does not have much experience this year playing against an offense like Denver's.

Louisville native lacrosse player Chase Carraro plays in pain for final shot with seniors
When St. Xavier graduate and University of Denver lacrosse player Chase Carraro strained a ligament in his right knee during the preseason, he didn’t think much of it. He was young and unbreakable and there was no way he would miss his senior year.

Men's Lacrosse Announces 2013-14 Team Captains
The Providence College men's lacrosse program announced on Friday, May 24 that seniors Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.), Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.), Zach Rogers (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) and junior Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.) have been named team captains for the 2014 season.

Pannell aims for record
One Cornell student-athlete, wrestler Kyle Dake, finished a record-breaking career in March with his fourth NCAA title at a fourth different weight class. Another who wears the red of Cornell, lacrosse star Rob Pannell, will try to wrestle the “big man on campus” title away from Dake this weekend in Philadelphia.

Lyle Thompson Earns NCAA Division I Best Attackman Award
Forget about a sophomore slump. University at Albany men’s lacrosse attackman Lyle Thompson, a member of the Onondaga Nation, has earned the 2013 United States Inside Lacrosse Association Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award on Friday, May 24. Lyle became the first Great Dane in program history to be honored with a major USILA award. The Jack Turnbull Award is given to the top attackman in Division I Men’s Lacrosse.

DU Pioneers glad to have junior midfielder Jeremy Noble back in action
As one of the University of Denver's most distinguished lacrosse players, little Jeremy Noble could make a big impact Saturday when the Pioneers play Syracuse in an NCAA Final Four men's semifinal at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Local Product Jordan Wolf Stars For Duke In Final Four
Jordan Wolf is shutting it all down. No cell phone. No tweeting. No texting. No communication with anyone or anything outside the world of lacrosse.

Surging Syracuse set to shoot for national title
Syracuse star midfielder JoJo Marasco couldn't dodge the question as the one-goal games during the regular season began to mount, and neither could his fellow seniors.

Orange Watch: NCAA Lacrosse Tournament Notebook
“Sorry, stuck in traffic,” an apologetic John Desko announced upon walking down the tunnel to the field. Minutes later, Desko could be heard on his cell phone directing the SU equipment truck driver to the stadium, sharing the traffic misery.

It's All About the Benjamins: Why the University of Georgia Can Succeed as a Lacrosse School
This brings us to lacrosse.

Top seed Syracuse into Final Four, aiming for lacrosse national title
Syracuse star midfielder JoJo Marasco couldn't dodge the question as the one-goal games during the regular season began to mount, and neither could his fellow seniors.

John Desko & Lelan Rogers Sounds Stupid in Defending Insensitive Comments
I’ve always respected John Desko.

Offense Leads Way For This Year's Final Four
“Defense wins championships.”

Today's beats: Tell 'em, Stan Kenton.