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Lacrosse the Internet: April 2, 2015

It's Albany-Syracuse Day!

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STORIES

Mid-Season McEwen FOGO Ratings: Week 8
Propelled by a fantastic 25-for-26 day against Georgetown, Denver freshman phenom Trevor Baptiste is the new No. 1 in the Week 8 update to the McEwen FOGO Ratings. Even though he has managed to attain a lofty 71.1% winning percentage, his rating of 1687 predicts an even better winning percentage of 74.6% against more typical competition.

Exclusive: No. 9 Albany to Debut New Cascade, Maverik Gear vs. No. 2 Syracuse
This Thursday, the No. 9 Abany Danes will travel to the Carrier Dome to take on the No. 2 Syracuse Orange. The game is set to air on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. Cascade and Maverik have outfitted the Danes with new Cascade R helmets and M3 Gloves for what promises to be a game chock-full of what everyone loves: goals.

Bracketology: Men's Division I, First Look
Notre Dame, with its win against Syracuse, improved to 2-0 in the ACC and now has a top five win. With the No. 1 RPI and No. 1 Opponent Winning Percentage, the Irish certainly appear to be the frontrunner for the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Desire to Be the Best Fuels Lehigh's Dan Taylor
Having a high standard in all aspects of life is important to student-athlete success.

Like Parity? Look No Further than Patriot League '15
For an illustration of how competitive and unpredictable men's lacrosse has been in the Patriot League this year, take a look at what happened on Saturday, on fields located about 40 miles apart.

UAlbany lacrosse scores at record pace heading into Syracuse matchup
The University at Albany men's lacrosse program lost two-thirds of the electrifying Thompson Trio, who powered the highest-scoring team in the nation the past two seasons.

B1G Power Rankings: Danger Zone
Every week we will highlight various storylines in the B1G Power Rankings. Everything from individual players to special teams to intangibles to off-field issues will be ranked from worst to best – starting with the unranked lowlights.

Thompson Watch: Inching Ahead
Well folks, the last week was a study in contrasts from Lyle Thompson. Albany spent most of it concerning themselves with various aspects of the Bay State with tilts against Harvard and UMass Lowell.

SoCon Power Rankings: Defense and Goalies
Every week we will highlight and rank the various games, players and observations from every team in the first-year Southern Conference.

Should Cleveland State cut wrestling, add lacrosse? (poll)
Is Cleveland State making the right move?

Duke lacrosse set to host top-ranked Notre Dame
Looking to grab their first ACC victory of the season, the Blue Devils are hoping they can recreate last season’s postseason magic.

Defensive midfield contributing to success for Towson men's lacrosse
Towson’s rise to No. 3 in Division I in fewest goals allowed at 6.9 has been highlighted by the play of redshirt junior goalkeeper Tyler White, who ranks third in the country in goals-against average (6.77) and fifth in save percentage (.595).

Navy Men's Lacrosse Eyeing NCAA Tournament Berth
When Rick Sowell was named Navy's head men's lacrosse coach June 9, 2011, he inherited a program that had reached the NCAA title game seven years earlier, but had experienced consecutive losing seasons.

ND seeks revenge in Durham
After defeating Syracuse in double overtime Saturday, newly christened No. 1 Notre Dame will take on No. 6 Duke on Saturday in Durham, North Carolina, in a rematch of last year’s national championship game.

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