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Lacrosse the Internet: May 9, 2013

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Jay Carlson Has Earned Trust of Maryland Staff
Scoring goals behind his back or behind his head comes naturally for Maryland’s Jay Carlson. He was taught to shoot every way possible by his father Chip, who played at Johns Hopkins.

Marquette Establishes Positive Growth in First Year
About a mile away from campus, on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, players walk off the field as their season has ended. No postseason to look forward to, just a week of finals awaits them back in the classroom the following day. The scoreboard highlights a defeat, and yet, this team walks off the field with heads held high and smiles as the fans cheer them on.

Cornell Surprised About Not Being Seeded
Despite getting upset by Princeton in the semifinals of the Ivy League tournament last Friday, Cornell was thought to be in position to earn one of the eight seeds in the NCAA tournament and the right to host a home game in the first round. Instead, the Big Red (12-3, No. 7 in the Nike/IL Media Poll) were frozen out and forced to travel to meet sixth-seeded Maryland (10-3) this Sunday.

Blue Jays' Durkin: 'We Never Really Got it Done'
The news on Sunday evening was in no way a stunner. But the finality of it, the realization that Johns Hopkins would not take its customary ride into the NCAA tournament, felt like an upper cut to the ribs to Blue Jays senior defenseman and co-captain Tucker Durkin.

Updated 5/08: All-Conference Teams/Awards for Div. I
These fell on my back burner. Catch yourself up.

Tokar signs with Siena
Jon Michael Tokar signed his national letter of intent to attend and play lacrosse for Siena College Wednesday at a ceremony held at the C-PP Board Building.

Q&A with Bryant lacrosse head coach Mike Pressler (Syracuse's opponent in the NCAA Tournament)
The Bulldogs went 8-10 but claimed the Northeast Conference's automatic bid by winning the league title game. They started the year 0-7 but won eight of 11 down the stretch to rebound from the slow start. Nine of their 11 losses were by two goals or less.

Hakeem Lecky finding his shooting touch as Syracuse men's lacrosse enters NCAA Tournament
The extra shooting work is finally paying off for Hakeem Lecky.

Back ForThe Crown: Cornell's Rob Pannell returned for fifth season, shot at NCAA title
The accolades piled high during Rob Pannell’s sophomore and junior seasons as an attackman for Cornell University’s men’s lacrosse team. Named both the attackman of the year in all of Division I both years — as well as being a unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year selection both seasons — the possibilities of what his senior year might hold in 2012 seemed limitless.

Cleveland: DeLuca takes pride in shaping the players and the Cornell lacrosse program
Ben DeLuca is already the father of two daughters — Elizabeth, 4, and Anne, 2. But he is also the patriarch of an even larger family — the Cornell men’s lacrosse team.

Rob Pannell returning to form as Cornell men's lacrosse prepares for NCAA Tournament
The transition for Rob Pannell was much more than simply building confidence in the broken left foot that knocked him out of his senior year.

Today's beats: I need some Wilco today.