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Lacrosse the Internet: January 31, 2015

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Syracuse Lacrosse: Stacking Up the Attack
The biggest asset for the Syracuse lacrosse team is its attack, but how does it stack up to the college lacrosse's other best attack line? We compare, stat-for-stat, the nation's top two attack groupings.

Big Ten coaches pick Maryland second behind Johns Hopkins
Monday, the Big Ten released its preseason coaches poll for its initial women's lacrosse season. Unsurprisingly, the defending national champion Maryland Terrapins were named the favorite. Tuesday, the conference's men's coaches did the same. Perhaps less surprisingly, Maryland was not named the favorite. That honor went to one of the Big Ten's other new members, the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, the first affiliate member in conference history.

2015 NCAA Preview: Penn
"If you score at a higher rate per possession than your opponent and you have the ball more, it’s mathematically impossible to lose," he says.

End to 2014 season still torments Loyola Maryland men's lacrosse coach Charley Toomey
Loyola Maryland won 15 consecutive games last season, setting a program record for most victories in a row. It made the NCAA tournament for the third time in as many years, earning the No. 3 overall seed.

Duke O vs. Notre Dame D: LaxFilmRoom Analysis
Using LaxFilmRoom's video breakdown, IL contributor Patrick McEwen gets us ready for 2015 by looking back at the last game of 2014.

MU Announces Plans For World-Class Athletic Performance Facility
The facility, which will combine indoor playing fields for Marquette’s lacrosse and soccer programs, an indoor track, and a world-class athletic performance research facility, will also allow the university to improve access to recreation and fitness facilities for all students.

Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Preview
A little more than a week away and the lacrosse season will officially open up as the University of Detroit Mercy men's lacrosse team will begin the year at home against Ohio State on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac.

2015 NCAA Preview: Harvard
The regular season Ivy League champions, Harvard enters 2015 on the crest of a fallen wave that was its 2014 finish.

2015 NCAA Preview: Virginia
Last season, Virginia showed glimpses of brilliance, but failed to put together a complete effort as it fell in the first round of the NCAA tournament to long-time rival Johns Hopkins. The Cavaliers boasted a high-powered offense with the likes of Mark Cockerton, but struggled on the defensive end behind a young goalie.

2015 NCAA Preview: Bryant
While the Bryant men’s lacrosse teams shovels itself out from under a couple feet of snow — like the rest of the region surrounding Providence, R.I. — coach Mike Pressler has some pretty exciting news to share. As of next season, they won’t have to do that again.

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