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Lacrosse the Internet: August 1, 2013

Holy crap. Fall ball starts, like, ridiculously soon.

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

Penn State gets commitment from Smithtown East FO specialist Arceri
Smithtown East (N.Y.) rising sophomore face-off specialist/midfielder Gerard Arceri has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Penn State University.

Chemotti Completes Men’s Lacrosse Coaching Staff
University of Richmond Spiders head men’s lacrosse coach Dan Chemotti completed his coaching staff on Monday, adding Paul Richards as defensive coordinator and Steve Layne as an assistant coach.

Quint: Nike's 'The Ride' Raised the Bar
Outside of Nike using part of this as a market research effort, this does sound like a pretty awesome event.

Beyond the Northeast: Virginia standout Ober will look to make a difference on defense at Denver
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Ober, a righty who also plays longstick midfielder, is a takeaway defensive especially effective in getting groundballs. He is plays with an aggressive, all-out style.

Recruiting: 2016's to Maryland, Duke, UNC, Michigan, Penn St.; 2015's to 'Cuse, Ohio St., Denver; 2014's to Ivies
The summer circuit has just about come to a close, but as athletes prep for their fall sports, we're starting to see an influx of verbal commitments. Six 2016's, eight 2015's and nine 2014's are all off the board.

Men's Lacrosse Announces Class of 2017
Ben DeLuca '98, The Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Cornell Men's Lacrosse, has announced the incoming class of 2017. The Big Red will add 10 players that hail from seven states to next year's squad, including four midfielders, two long stick midfielders, two goalies, one attackman, and one defender.

Versatility Key for Team USA LSM Tryout Pool
Of the 98 players in the tryout pool, John LoCascio is probably one of the more unknown nationally. But he shouldn't be. He was Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, and has followed in the footsteps of long-stick sensation Brian Karalunas at Villanova. Don't label LoCascio as Karalunas 2.0, though. LoCascio is effective in different ways. He can create turnovers, but can be more of a transition threat. He'll be a senior this year at Villanova, his second year as team captain.

Today's beats: Some Guster.