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Lacrosse the Internet: December 16, 2014

These are things that you may want to know.

It's almost 2015. It will be the year that hot-internet-t-shirt-model finally gets the credit it deserves.

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Lafayette signs White Bear Lake (MN) 2015 MF Dehnert
White Bear Lake (MN) 2015 midfielder Connar Dehnert has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at Lafayette College.

Gannon Honored by IMLCA
Drexel University Deputy of Athletics Nick Gannon was honored by the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association at the IMLCA Nike Awards Luncheon on Saturday at the Baltimore Marriott. Gannon was given the IMLCA "Extra Man" Award.

Danowski Garners Howdy Myers Award
Duke University men’s lacrosse head coach John Danowski has been named the 2014 recipient of the Howdy Myers Award as one the sport’s most outstanding coaches as announced at the annual IMLCA convention in Baltimore. Danowski garnered the Division I honor for the second consecutive year after guiding the Blue Devils to their second straight NCAA title.

Sights: IMLCA Convention
The IMLCA Convention took place at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore this weekend, with the vendor area getting the most traction Saturday afternoon as manufacturers and entrepreneurs showed their goods to high school and college coaches from across the country.

#Lacrosse Is Trending: Social Media Effect on Sport
On a drizzly Thursday evening in late May in Washington, D.C., two men stood side-by-side inside the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, relatively invisible to the cocktail party crowd around them at a pre-Tewaaraton Award ceremony. But if those lacrosse enthusiasts, friends and family just a shoulder-length away knew what social media account access was in a pair of pants pockets nearby, it's easy to imagine people would have lined up for any number of requests. Just like the kids and fans asking for autographs with the five men's and five women's Tewaaraton finalists.

Fan Vote: Division I Men's Preseason Player of Year
With the opening whistles of practice for the spring 2015 collegiate lacrosse season looming just on the other side of the holidays, its time to take a look at who the best and brightest may be for the season to come. Lacrosse Magazine has selected five finalists for each division in NCAA and the MCLA/WCLA club ranks, but we'd like to know where you think things will shape up.

Cuccinello, Mabus, McCarty Named 2015 Towson Lacrosse Captains
Seniors Greg Cuccinello and Justin Mabus and junior Ben McCarty have been named Towson Lacrosse team captains for the 2015 season, Head Coach Shawn Nadelen announced today.

Froccaro, Reynolds Named Preseason Third-Team All-America
The 2015 Princeton men's lacrosse season is less than two months away from its opening face-off. One day less, to be exact, as the Tigers will take on Manhattan in their opener on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, on Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium.

2015 Preview: Navy Midshipmen
Biggest Question Mark: Offensive firepower. The Mids lost a chunk of offensive production to graduation. Of the seven players who racked up 10+ points, only three return – Hanzsche, Voumard, and Keena (they were the third, fourth, and seventh leading scorers respectively).

Lawson Honored by IMLCA
The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association honored the late Bill Lawson, a former head lacrosse coach at Lafayette, with the IMLCA Creators Memorial Award at the IMLCA Convention in Baltimore last weekend.

BEATS

I honestly had no idea that Joe Cocker was British.

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