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Lacrosse the Internet: December 1, 2014

It's December. We're on the precipice of lacrosse.

I'm back from traveling to more than a half-dozen cities and towns over the last two weeks. The road blows.


2017s to Notre Dame, Ohio State, Hobart, 2016s, 2015s
No feelings here about turkey pot pie, which is ridiculous.

Conference Snapshot: Southern Conference (Men)
All this talk in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast about a winter storm on Thanksgiving Eve makes me long for the Southern Conference. It all sounds warm, which is welcome concept now and in the future, considering February lacrosse as well.

Dom Starsia: A (Second) Letter to Parents
Let's call this letter No. 2.

Felony Charges Against Rambo, Cooper Dismissed
The first-degree assault charges against Maryland sophomore attackman Matt Rambo and former graduate assistant coach Brian Cooper stemming from an early-morning Oct. 22 incident have been dismissed, according to Maryland state court records, but second-degree assault charges against both and a charge against Rambo for malicious destruction of property are still pending.

McLaughlin: Thompson's Impact As Big Off Field as On
We, as a Lacrosse Magazine staff, discussed other candidates for our annual Person of the Year selection, but in the end, the decision to nominate Lyle Thompson for the 2014 honor was fairly obvious. You already know what he did at Albany and with the Iroquois Nationals during the calendar year, and can read more about his accomplishments, on and off the field, and get to know his personality a bit in the December feature in the magazine that will be posted to this week.

Men's Lacrosse Inks 12 for 2015-16
Penn State men's lacrosse head coach Jeff Tambroni has announced the signing of 12 players for the 2015-16 academic year. The class includes five All-Americans, eight all-conference honorees, three all-league picks and a Canadian national champion.

UDM Improvement ’15: Turnovers
Detroit’s story has been relatively consistent in the time I’ve been covering the team: The Titans have been very good defensively, but subpar on the offensive side of the ball. Bringing that portion of the team (rankings in the past four years: No. 46, 51, 55, 56 nationally from 2011-14) more in line with the other (Nos. 17, 34, 23, and 22 in the same span) can see the team make rapid improvement.

2018 Standouts from NXT Philly Freshman Showcase
The NXT Philly Freshman Showcase lived up to expectations last Saturday in Downingtown, Pa., as dozens of the most talked about first-year high school players turned out to compete in front of all of the top college programs. The showcase was a part of a two-day event, with a team invitational for the 2018 class held on Sunday, which saw just as many if not more coaches in attendance.

2017 FO specialist Kyle Prouty helps Princeton lacrosse build its homegrown talent base
Prouty's decision means Princeton's first official 2017 verbal from the tristate hotspot is from New Jersey.

Syosset (NY) freshman phenom JP Lannig decides on Michigan lacrosse for his college future
Athletic success runs in the Lannig family.


Yes, sir.

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