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Lacrosse the Internet: February 18, 2015

There are lacrosse games today.

What did you do last night? I ate a light supper and invented time travel.


Syracuse Lacrosse Moves to #3, Destroys ACC Weekly Honors
The Syracuse Orange have pulled into the #3 spot in the national rankings. The ACC also handed out its weekly honors on Monday, giving the Orange both the Offensive Player of the Week and the Defensive Player of the Week.

The Week in Notre Dame Athletics: Baseball & Lacrosse Get Underway
o. 2 men's lacrosse (1-0) earned a season-opening 14-12 win over Georgetown at home this past Saturday. The surprise of the day, perhaps, was freshman Mikey Wynne's career-starting 6 goal performance. Sergio Perkovic added 3 goals and 2 assists of his own. Look for a game recap and preview of the team's next match from Paul Rigney later this week at OFD.

Dixon's Takeaways: Maryland, Syracuse Strong Starts, Winter Weather and More
Lacrosse student-athletes continue to impress. Despite wicked weather featuring all kinds of cold, unfavorable elements the play this early season has been exceptional. If the weather this past weekend is not the perfect example of why the season should start later I don’t know what is. But the games have begun, so let’s take a break from the Doppler for the first Takeaways of 2015.

Meat and Potatoes Haus is Flashy Short-Stick D-Mid
It was a couple moments after Duke won its second straight NCAA title. Inside the locker room at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium last May, Blue Devils backup goalie Kyle Turri felt the need to take out his phone and share a few thoughts with the lacrosse world.

Virginia Freshman Mike D'Amario Found
Mike D'Amario, a freshman attackman for the Virginia men's lacrosse team, has been found alive and safe after being reported missing Monday afternoon, according to multiple local media outlets in Charlottesville, Va.

Williams provides offensive skill set as faceoff specialist for Syracuse
Dylan Donahue wasted no time in pointing toward the person responsible for his second goal Sunday afternoon.

Vine of the Day: Syracuse EMO
Three man ball side rotation triggered by a carry. Sneak to the crease. Backside fill. Touchdown.

Patriot League Power Rankings: Earth remains on its axis
Every week we will highlight various storylines from the Patriot League in our Power Rankings. Everything will be ranked from worst to best – starting with the unranked lowlights.

Ivy Power Ranking: Bleak Mid-winter
The Ivies just started practicing on Super Bowl Sunday. If you are playing a game two weeks later, you likely want a mismatch in your favor. Men's College Rankings: Penn takes over as No. 1 team
Penn earned the No. 1 spot in the Men’s College Rankings. The Quakers defeated UMBC, 10-8, in action last weekend.

No word on if Matt Rambo will start when Maryland men's lacrosse visits Yale on Saturday
Now that Matt Rambo has returned for Maryland and scored two goals with one assist in the No. 7 Terps' 8-1 victory at Navy on Saturday, the question becomes whether the sophomore attackman will regain his starting status for Saturday’s game at No. 14 Yale.

Despite health concerns, Towson men's lacrosse trio contributed to season-opening win
Towson’s season-opening 7-5 win over then-No. 6 Johns Hopkins a week ago was a team-wide effort, but three players overcame health concerns to help.

Return of Zach Sirico a welcomed sight for Loyola Maryland men's lacrosse
Zach Sirico’s appearance in Saturday’s 8-6 win over No. 18 Penn State was earlier than anticipated, but just as welcomed by No. 8 Loyola Maryland (1-1).

Sowell says one-goal output, 21-goal outburst are both aberrations
Navy's offense looked like a well-oiled machine during the men's lacrosse season opener against Virginia Military Institute. The Midshipmen moved the ball crisply and shot it impressively during a 21-7 rout as 11 different players scored goals.

Lacrosse needs to come in from cold of February
When memories of the Maryland-Navy lacrosse rivalry stir, warm thoughts come to mind.

Big Ten Lacrosse Power Rankings
The first full week of Big Ten lacrosse action saw its fair share of surprises. A young and talented Michigan team moved to 2-0 while perennial powerhouse Johns Hopkins suffered a loss to a local rival, Towson. With the amount of surprises and mix ups that the conference saw, my power rankings were forced to undergo a mix up of their own.

Men's lacrosse grinds out second win of the season against Canisius
It took the Boston University men’s lacrosse team seven games to get its first win in its inaugural season in 2014, and another six to get its second.

Syracuse lacrosse turns slow start against Cornell into easy finish
Syracuse surprised Coach John Desko with his 200th career victory against Cornell Sunday, Feb. 15.

Men’s lacrosse enters national rankings for first time
Marquette lacrosse is entering unchartered territory. The Golden Eagles are ranked in the Top 20 in both the media (No. 17) and the USILA poll (No. 18) for the first time in program history. Marquette was propelled upwards in the rankings after victories over two Top 20 opponents, (17/19) Hofstra and (18/16) Lehigh.

Kyle Bernlohr wins first Maryland men's lacrosse weekly award
The weekly B1G men's lacrosse award train picked up its first Maryland passenger Tuesday when goalie Kyle Bernlohr was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Conference Player Awards in Division I for February 16th

Quint's Top 50 Players in DI Lacrosse: Part I
Quint Kessenich gives his take on the Top 50 players in DI lacrosse heading into the 2015 season. The list originally ran in part in the February issue of Inside Lacrosse, with Myles Jones and Lyle Thompson on the cover. It can be purchased online and in print.


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