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Lacrosse the Internet: February 13, 2015

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[crosses arms] "Typical."

Don't forget to send me wings for Valentine's Day.

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Dave Pietramala expecting angry Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team at Villanova
Tuesday night’s 7-5 loss at Towson was a troubling result for a Johns Hopkins team tabbed by many as a Final Four contender.

Hofstra Enters 2015 With Heavy Hearts
There will be no short of motivation from Hofstra, looking to avenge last year’s 9-8 triple overtime defeat in the CAA Championship against Drexel and then its snubbing from the NCAA Tournament.

Top DI Unit Rankings: Midfield
The Top Units originally appeared in the 2015 Face-Off Yearbook and have been updated to reflect early season changes.

McEwen FOGO Ratings: Reacting to Syracuse's Ben Williams
As you probably have heard by now, the most interesting result, from the perspective of both fans of the college game and from that of the rating system, was former Holy Cross and current Syracuse face-off man Ben Williams' day at the X against Siena’s Casey Dowd.

Marist Keeps Eddie Coombs' Legacy Alive
Reminders come in subtle ways. They come every day. They could be in a passing smile of a stranger walking by on a city street. They can come in a particular song, or in the form of siblings interacting with each other. They can come in a quiet, a good quiet galvanized by moments of reflection. They come in candy and barbecue sauce sitting on a store shelf.

2015 Men's Lacrosse Preview
The 2015 Lafayette men’s lacrosse team opens the 2015 season on the road at Wagner on Friday afternoon. Four senior captains Cory Scheuerle, Sonny Round, Matt Confort and Brian Bock will lead the Leopards this season.

Donahue looks to continue exploiting defenses that hone in on Rice, Staats
Kevin Rice said he hadn’t been face guarded since he played high school basketball.

Hobart lacrosse opener rescheduled due to forecast
The 113th Hobart College lacrosse season will begin on Friday, Feb. 13 when the Statesmen face the Siena Saints at the indoor Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury, New York, at 1:45 p.m.

Kyle Grimaldi to play men's lacrosse for Hobart College
The family and hometown connections with Hobart College were something Kyle Grimaldi simply couldn't resist.

Pioneers Name Three Captains for 2015 Season
A trio of Denver seniors in Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.), Carson Cannon (Stillwater, Minn.) and Sean Cannizzaro (Cazenovia, N.Y.) have been named captains for the 2015 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team, head coach Bill Tierney announced on Wednesday.

Towson Beats Hopkins - Upset City Rolls On
Towson beats Hopkins… that’s not a men’s lacrosse headline many people were expecting to read, but last night it happened at Towson. Now Towson joins the list of D1 lacrosse teams to successfully pull off a major upset early on in the season.

SoCon Power Rankings: Growing Pains
The Bellarmine Knights, playing their first game without star Bobby Schmitt (LSM), dropped its season opener against former (defunct) ECAC rival Michigan.

VMI graduate transfers scoring touch to UR lacrosse
During a Thursday interview at the Robins Center, Mickey Hofmeister looked like many other University of Richmond student-athletes, with one exception: his weighty and impressive VMI class ring.

2015 Preview: Drexel Dragons
Shafer is Mr. Everything for this team at this point.

Early Goal of the Year Candidate: Chad Tutton’s Backhand
Maybe you’d like to add box training to your game this summer so you can score goals like Tutton in new and interesting ways.

Expectations high for Yale lacrosse in 2015
Can’t you just feel spring in the air?

The Quinnipiac Chronicle Men’s lacrosse enters season with high expectations
The Quinnipiac men’s lacrosse team believes the tool of experience will expedite itself onto the postseason path, an avenue averted just one year ago.

Rutgers Uniform, Almost the Uniform of The Year
Nike didn’t release any new uniforms this spring, but they didn’t stop Rutgers from wearing something far more interesting uniform than the sleeveless option from the brand.

Vine of the Day: Zedd Williams Twister
Earlier this week, Zedd Williams twister against Loyola made the blog along with video of a Pittsburgh high school athlete attempting the shot.

Syracuse’s 1990 Vacated Title
Teaser trailers are being leaked for the upcoming documentary, The Lost Season.

After OSU lacrosse player’s helmet partially shatters, company assures safety
When a player for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team took a shot to the head during practice on Jan. 29, part of his helmet shattered.

Rotating goalies a thing of the past for DU lacrosse
No more sharing. Ryan LaPlante is about to become selfish. After two straight seasons with two goalies, the Pioneers are going with just one guy between the pipes.

Penn men's lacrosse opens season against UMBC
It’s that time of the year again.

Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse leaning toward starting freshman goalie in opener
A youthful Mount St. Mary’s team could look even younger in the net in Saturday’s season opener at VMI.

Maryland men's lacrosse begins quest for first championship in 40 years
It’s been 40 years since the Terrapins men’s lacrosse team has won a national championship, but former coach Bud Beardmore still remembers the 1975 title game fondly.

UMass lacrosse looks to bounce back against No. 5 North Carolina
After suffering a season-opening defeat to No. 20 Army 12-7, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team will look to earn its first win of the year against No. 5 North Carolina Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C.

NCAA Notes: Anatomy of a Towson Upset
A year ago at Homewood Field, Towson goalie Tyler White started the second game of his career and had quite a busy afternoon. White made a career-high 18 saves. But on a day in which the Blue Jays owned the second half, White and the Towson defense were overwhelmed in a 15-8 loss.

Van Arsdale, Virginia poised to extend win streak against Drexel
If there is one trademark of a Dom Starsia coached lacrosse team, it is a vaunted offense. Relatively recent names such as Matt Ward and Steele Stanwick have cemented Tewaaraton-worthy resumes in the orange and blue, while countless others have graced All-Conference and All-American lists.

BEATS

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