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Lacrosse the Internet: March 24, 2015

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Tuesdays with Corey: Mid-Season Awards, All-Americans
Just like last season, the mid-season point in the Division I men's lacrosse world has crept up fast. In a bygone era, we wouldn't even be close to halfway through the proceedings, but with an increasingly earlier start date of Feb. 1, this exercise in handing out awards halfway through is already a week late.

McAnaney: Syracuse and Everyone Else? Maybe, but Not So Fast
I can totally understand why many fans now believe that it's Syracuse and everybody else after what we saw in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. I also know that that would be a mistake.

Syracuse 19 - Duke 7: Five Big Takeaways
It's hard to look more dominant than Syracuse Lacrosse did on Sunday against Duke.

Big Dogs Fall - Is This Lacrosse Poll Serious?
When the big dogs fall, it creates poll chaos! The D1 Men’s Lacrosse season was looking somewhat predictable, but then last weekend’s games took place, and pretty much everything we thought we knew proved to be suspect at the very least. There is still ONE undefeated team at this point and after we saw all the other big dogs fall, our #1 pick is clear cut. Beyond that, the Media Poll is all up in the air!

ACC Power Rankings: Be Careful Who You Help From
Every week we will highlight various storylines in the ACC Power Rankings. Everything from individual players to special teams to intangibles to off-field issues will be ranked.

Patriot League Power Rankings: Magic 8 Ball Says
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 items that couldn’t quite crack the big board, but are still worth mentioning.

Maryland men's lacrosse fueled by midfielder Joe LoCascio's career high in goals
Joe LoCascio picked an opportune time to set a career best.

Towson men's lacrosse midfielder Andrew Hodgson ruled out for rest of season
Towson's men's lacrosse team got the news it had been bracing for. Redshirt senior midfielder Andrew Hodgson will miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury.

Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse player died from complications of pneumonia, flu
Jeremy Huber, a defenseman for the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team who was found dead in his dorm on Jan. 26, died of pneumonia complicating influenza A, according to the chief medical examiner’s office.

Nine second-half goals help men’s lacrosse take down UMBC
A strong final 30 minutes helped the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team earn it first conference win of the season on Saturday afternoon, as the Seawolves defeated UMBC 12-6.

Q&A with ESPN lacrosse analyst Paul Carcaterra
Paul Carcaterra provided analysis for ESPN during No. 2 Notre Dame’s 9-0 victory over No. 15 Ohio State on Saturday and No. 1 Syracuse’s 19-7 thumping of No. 6 Duke on Sunday. His next assignment ia Saturday’s showdown between the Orange and the Fighting Irish. Carcaterra, the former Syracuse midfielder who can be followed on Twitter @paulcarcaterra, discussed both games he watched as well as an area team that has moved into the conversation for the 2015 national title.

Alessi Impacting Bulldogs Lacrosse and Football Programs
There have been many two-sport stars over the years.  There have been Heisman Trophy winners such as Bo Jackson and Charlie Ward.  Deion Sanders, the only man to play in both a Super Bowl and the World Series, played football and baseball while at Florida State.  More recently, the potential No. 1 pick in next month's NFL Draft, Jameis Winston, played two sports as a 'Nole.  However, only a handful of student-athletes have played both Division I lacrosse and football.  Jason Alessi (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) is one of those few; immediately contributing to the success of both programs at Yale University.

No. 19 men’s lacrosse continues impressive win streak with the help of storming offense
The No. 19 Boston University men’s lacrosse team won its fourth game in a row Saturday against Bucknell University, once again showcasing its explosive offensive power and ability to come back.

Men's lacrosse wins 'Game Changers' award
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), in partnership with the United Way, honored the men’s lacrosse team with the inaugural ‘Game Changers’ award for their service in the community at the Dickinson Fine Arts Academy and other locations.

Men’s lacrosse edged, 9-8, in near upset of No. 16 Towson
For many sports fans, March is the season of upset victories. Up against No. 16 Towson on Saturday, the Binghamton men’s lacrosse team hoped to secure one of its own on the field instead of a court. But despite an effort that took the Tigers (6-3) to the game’s final seconds, the Bearcats fell, 9-8, in a matchup that was all about defense.

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