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Lacrosse the Internet: June 5, 2015

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Carpenter: The Final Four, 20 Years of IL, Coach T and New York State Finals
Countless quality news men and women have penned words for Inside Lacrosse over the years. Folks who studied at journalism in school. Folks who worked for top-shelf newspapers and magazines. Folks who write in complete sentences.

McEwen Face-Off Ratings: Final 2015 Ratings
Patrick McEwen analyzed all 12,118 face-offs taken in DI lacrosse in 2014 and applied a chess-based rating system to face-off specialists. He's keeping track of every face-off in 2015.

From the Publisher: 'Poaching' Is Lacrosse's Most Threatening Trend
The June Summer Recruiting Preview issue of Inside Lacrosse is available now. With the NCAA Championship in the rearview mirror, recruiting season is officially underway. Early recruiting continues to pervade Division I lacrosse, and a new trend has emerged — the pursuit of “committed players,” often called “poaching.” The main feature in the June issue examines this process in the words of top DI coaches, as the sport grows in prominence and DI coaches grapple between what feels morally right and what gets results.

Lacrosse Magazine's Year-End D-I Men's All-Americans
We gave you pre-season and mid-season All-Americans, so it's time to close the loop with Lacrosse Magazine's year-end list. This team is limited to 13 players overall: three attackmen, three midfielders, three defenseman and one faceoff specialist, long-stick midfielder, short-stick defensive midfielder and goalie.

Denver Lacrosse Final Four All-Access | Part 2
Lacrosse Magazine was along for the ride as Denver prepared for the NCAA championship game vs. Maryland and became the first team from the west to win it all. Here's the second installment of our two-part YouTube series.

Syracuse's Matt Palumb rises in referee ranks after stellar lacrosse career: 'I love it'
Matt Palumb has witnessed the angry outbursts. He's noted the gestures, the twisted faces, the incessant, sometimes profane patter. Those same explosions saturate the sports spectrum. Palumb can cite evidence from his 11-year-old son's games to the elite levels of college lacrosse.

Men's Lacrosse Announces Recruiting Class Bound For UMBC This Fall
UMBC head men's lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman and his staff are pleased to announce the addition of 14 student-athletes to the Retriever program for the fall of 2015. The class of '19 is a geographically diverse group, comprised of seven Maryland natives and seven players representing New York, New Jersey and California.

LaxPopArt: Long live the bucket helmet
My greatest memories of attending the lacrosse final four come from an era when Hopkins and Syracuse were the giants of the college game. I was there for the 1983 Syracuse comeback to defeat the Jays 17-16, and I was at Delaware, sitting in the end zone at halftime in 1984 as Blue Jays headed to the locker room reminding themselves of the year before, and imploring each other to keep the lead this day. I can picture the Hopkins teams from the 1980’s taking the field for pre-game warm-ups in helmet, gloves, and gray half-shirts. After warm-ups, they’d return to locker-room to don the rest of their equipment and jerseys.

Review & preview: Towson men's lacrosse
Here is the fifth installment of a series that checks in with the seven Division I programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended. Thursday’s visit was with Navy. Friday’s visit is with Towson.

Navy men's lacrosse coach Rick Sowell refrains from taking I-told-you-so stance
As a chorus of doubt regarding Rick Sowell as a suitable fit as Navy’s coach began to get louder, he frequently preached patience and reassured anyone who would listen that the lacrosse program would reverse a course that saw the Midshipmen go a combined 13-26 overall and 7-12 in the Patriot League in his first three years.

Review & preview: Navy men's lacrosse
Here is the fourth installment of a series that checks in with the seven Division I programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended. Wednesday’s visit was with Mount St. Mary’s. Thursday’s visit is with Navy.

Harford CC transfer Justin Gosnell made immediate impact for Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse
Mount St. Mary's coach Tom Gravante had high hopes for Justin Gosnell before the season even began, and the Harford Community College transfer didn't disappoint.

Top midfielder Pat Young transferring from UMBC men's lacrosse
UMBC midfielder Pat Young is transferring to play his senior year elsewhere, men's lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman said Wednesday morning.

Syracuse lacrosse’s latest disappointment is the harshest yet
A one-goal loss to a long-time rival playing its best lacrosse of the season on a field in the rival’s backyard in the NCAA quarterfinals doesn’t look so bad on the face of things. It’s not Bryant at the Carrier Dome in the first round, after all.

Pioneer — Bosher first person from Kamloops to claim NCAA Division 1 lacrosse crown
Jeremy Bosher couldn’t have asked for much more from his rookie season in the NCAA.


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