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Lacrosse the Internet: February 13, 2014

It's snowing where I am, and here's 100,000 words about why it stinks.

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

A Full Pint

IL's Top 2014 Impact Freshmen
Patience is necessary for freshman. The game is significantly different at the college level than it is at the high school level: The game is faster, strategies are more complex, talent is concentrated, and balancing academic responsibilities is heightened. It takes freshman time to find their purpose, and only a select few annihilate Division I lacrosse right out of the gate.

Some freshman this season, though, are uniquely positioned to contribute immediately and carry a heavy load. Maryland's Matt Rambo and Villanova's Devin McNamara are two of those cats:

Matt Rambo, A, Maryland
Power 100 Rank: 2
IL's No. 2 recruit heading into the 2014 season, Rambo kicked of his college career with a bang, posting four goals and two assists against Mount St. Mary's last Saturday. His unique physicality (he plays like a small John Grant Jr.) and ability to score in tight spaces should have him on the field early. The La Salle (Pa.) recruit heralds a tremendous frosh class (see Power 100) that will be pushed to contribute immediately.

Devin McNamara, A, Villanova
Power 100 Rank: 52
After an impressive senior high school season with Loyola Blakefield (Md.), which included winning the MIAA conference championship, McNamara continued to play well during fallball. According to IL's preseason preview, he will earn a starting spot in the 2014 season. The Wildcats open up against Lehigh on Feb. 15.


Lacrosse Magazine Division I Men's Rankings
Everybody rank everything!

Conference Player Awards in Division I for February 10th
No perfect attendance awards this week. A damn shame.

The Top 25 Princeton Men's Lacrosse Players Of The Last 25 Years: 1-5
Hubbard is -- deservedly -- at the top of the list.

Video Highlights: Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Routs Siena in Season Opener, 19-7
The pain.

Men's Lacrosse Opens Season at High Point on Saturday
The return of Ryan McGee.

VA attackman Miller will bring skill, speed to the D-I level
What if he decided not to bring his skill and speed with him? Like, he decided to commit in order to read poetry in pre-game huddles. That'd be something.

Towson men's lacrosse dealing with another injury in midfield
Everyone has injuries. It happens.

Men's Lacrosse Blog: Impressive Debut
Maryland couldn't have asked for a better start to their campaign, but things are going to get more difficult.

Recruiting: 2017s to Penn State, 2016s to Army, Ohio State, Furman, 2015s, More
I commit to clearing my walk with a flamethrower.

#LMRanks: Best Bets - 1st team All-Americans (MD1)
Yeah, but what about the 70 players that will make honorable mention? Name those in February, smart guys.

Richmond Spiders Jump Right In to Division I Fray
It's like a guy that almost wins the lotto after buying his first lotto ticket.

Bundled Previews

Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: Syracuse
Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: Stony Brook
Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: St. John's
Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: Siena