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Lacrosse the Internet: June 18, 2015

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Rutgers Lacrosse Mourns the Passing of Kyle Kirst
A three-time letterwinner and member of the Rutgers 1990 NCAA Tournament team, Kyle Kirst passed away this week at the age of 47. Kirst was a well-respected member of the New Jersey lacrosse community serving the past ten seasons as an assistant coach at Summit High School.

Will Hampton University Improve Lacrosse’s Diversity Problem?
Note: This article is the result of a collaboration between In Lacrosse We Trust writers Jason Myers and Ryan Conwell.

Huguely Takes Murder Conviction Appeal to Supreme Court
George Huguely, the former Virginia men's lacrosse payer convicted of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of Yeardley Love, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case, according to the Charlottesville (Va.) Daily Progress.

From the Broadcast Booth: Major Upset Revisited
This past February, the Towson University Tigers men's lacrosse team opened the season with the first major upset of the college lacrosse season. The Tigers did something they hadn't done in 19 years: beat Johns Hopkins. On a cold February 10 night, Towson stifled the Blue Jays' offense and won the season opener 7-5. That same night I was in Philadelphia broadcasting a Tiger men's basketball game against Drexel. For new Director of New Media Kevin Copp, it was his first-ever Towson lacrosse broadcast. What a way to break in. More on Kevin later.

Rowayton (CT) native, Trinity-Pawling (NY) 2017 G Sam Shafer will make his college stops at Loyola
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Shafer was an all-star selection at the Legacy Invitational and also made appearances at the Harvard Crimson Classic, the Philly Showcase, and the Crab's Invitational.

Boyle Point: Cut the Cord On NCAA Structure
Given lacrosse's meteoric rise in participation, its marquee event — NCAA championship weekend — should not recede in popularity.

Lacrosse Film Room: Denver Offense vs. Maryland Defense in National Championship
Patrick McEwen, @LaxFilmRoom on Twitter, went through the film of Denver's national championship win against Maryland, highlighting the strategies used by the Pioneers' offense and Terps' defense. Check out the film study below, and for more follow @EPSNULaxFilm on Twitter.


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