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Lacrosse the Internet: July 3, 2013

Prepare America for the Americaning.

This is obviously your favorite site, but other people actually write important stuff sometimes. Now is that sometimes.

Jon Birsner Named Furman Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Furman head lacrosse coach Richie Meade has announced the hiring of United States Navy Officer Jon Birsner as assistant coach.

Best of 2012-13: Men's Lacrosse
The future of the Atlantic Coast Conference never looked brighter after Duke beat new-member Syracuse for its second national title in the last four years.

ACC expansion provides Duke lacrosse with national championship flashback
Duke won’t have to wait long to revisit its path to the 2013 national championship.

Quint: The Delusions of Youth Club Ball
I recently watched an unnamed Baltimore club team "practice." The youngsters are what their parents perceive to be all stars. Many may be high-end recruits because of geography and their early career start at 5 to 8 years old. They've had a massive head start, and now they chase the college dream by playing for this club.

Men’s Lacrosse Finalizes Incoming Recruiting Class
The Binghamton University men’s lacrosse program has signed 12 student-athletes for the class of 2017. Third-year head coach Scott Nelson and his staff has brought in a group consisting of five in the midfield, three on the attack and defensive side, and one goalie. Binghamton’s class comes in highly touted, including four future Bearcats who were recognized by US Lacrosse as All-Americans in 2013.

Sowell Introduces Men's Lacrosse Class of 2017
Third-year Navy men's lacrosse head coach Rick Sowell and his staff have welcomed 16 new faces to the Midshipmen lacrosse program, as the Class of 2017 officially began Plebe Summer with I-Day festivities at the Naval Academy last Thursday.

Hall of Fame inductee: John Paul
John Paul has had a remarkable influence on the game of lacrosse in Michigan considering he did not play in an organized game until college. Paul graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School (Pioneer) in 1984; five years before boys lacrosse got its start there. He first learned the sport at Albion College, playing for the club team, before he transferred to Michigan and started playing for Michigan Hall of Fame Coach Bob DiGiovanni. Paul picked up the game quickly. He was a three-year captain at Michigan and was drafted in 1989 by the Detroit Turbos of the MILL.

Today's beats: Lee Greenwood is great and everything, but this is all the America that I need ahead of Thursday's holiday.