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July 2, 2014
Munoz: Japan Trip Caps Stanford Career
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz signs off from blogging after the Cardinal's year-ending trip to Hawaii and Japan.

June 4, 2014
Munoz: Clearing Up a Few Things Since Last Time
Lyndsey Munoz doesn't want you to think anything else than she loved her time at Stanford. She wouldn't have it any other way.

May 19, 2014
McNelis: Finality of BC's Season, My Senior Year
Boston College's record-breaking season fell just short of the final four. Eagles senior Kelly McNelis wraps up the season, and her playing career.

May 13, 2014
Munoz: Digesting a Stunning End to Stanford Career
It was stunning news: Stanford senior goalie Lyndsey Munoz wouldn't start in what could have been (and was) the last game of her Cardinal career.

April 14, 2014
McNelis: A Meaningful Senior Day at BC
Kelly McNelis couldn't believe it was time for her Senior Day. The Eagles emerged victorious against Virginia Tech.

April 7, 2014
Munoz: Treating the Statistics Headache
Cardinal goalie Lyndsey Munoz writes about the anguish she felt after making just one save in Stanford's loss to Denver. And how she plans to overcome it.

April 2, 2014
Munoz: Our Cold (But Valuable) Spring Break
Stanford spent spring break in colder climates, but it paid off, writes Cardinal goalie Lyndsey Munoz.

March 26, 2014
McNelis: West Coast Trip, McGowan Award Honor
Kelly McNelis takes you through Boston College's West Coast trip, a close game with North Carolina and says she's honored to receive an award important to the B.C. women's program.

March 18, 2014
Munoz: Pretty Sweet East Coast Swing for Stanford
The Stanford women's team picked up two big overtime wins on its East Coast swing, and goalie Lyndsey Munoz got some quality family time.

March 4, 2014
Munoz: East Coast Trip Includes Visitor from Spain
Stanford will look to rebound from a tough loss with a busy week that includes an East Coast swing. Lyndsey Munoz will get to see her grandmother visiting from Spain.

February 24, 2014
McNelis: BC 'Out for Wins'; Big Week Ahead
The Boston College women's lacrosse team is off to a strong start to the season and hopes to keep it going.

February 6, 2014
Munoz Blog: The Pursuit of Happiness
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz has been inspired by a class at Stanford that focuses on happiness and well-being.

January 30, 2014
McNelis: BC's Preseason Prep, Trip to Newtown
Boston College is getting eager for the season to start Feb. 15 against Notre Dame.

November 20, 2013
McNelis: Fall Ball Coming to Close for Eagles
Boston College held an alumni weekend and is getting starting on its "4th Quarter Program," writes Kelly McNelis.

October 30, 2013
McNelis: Boston College's Wilford Movement
As part of fall ball, the Boston College women's lacrosse team was paid a visit by motivational speaker Keith Wilford. He inspired.

October 15, 2013
Munoz: Stanford's East Coast Fall Ball Trip
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz returns to blogging with an inside look at Stanford's annual East Coast fall ball trip.

July 17, 2013
USA 'Animals' Bond in Toronto, Dominate Canada
The U.S. women's national team spent an off day in Toronto, which led to some creative team bonding on the way back to Oshawa ahead of Tuesday night's game against Canada.

July 15, 2013
Enjoying the Downtime on a Team USA Day Off
After three games in four days, Team USA has a day off in Oshawa before their final pool play showdown with Canada on Tuesday. How are they filling the spare hours? Bloggers Sarah Bullard and Holly McGarvie-Reilly will fill you in.

July 13, 2013
Team USA Blog: The Oshawa Waiting Game
Team USA's Holly McGarvie-Reilly and Sarah Bullard are back with their second blog from Oshawa, looking back at their first days in town and the long wait for their opener with England.

June 10, 2013
Buczek: Putting a Cap on Big Red Season
Cornell's season didn't end how the Big Red wanted it to, but final four weekend was memorable nonetheless, writes midfielder Connor Buczek.

May 21, 2013
Munoz: Reflecting on a Historic Season at Stanford
Stanford's season ended in the second round of the NCAA tournament with a loss to Northwestern. But goalie Lyndsey Munoz reflects on the positives.

May 12, 2013
Buczek: Big Red Excited for Matchup with Terps
Cornell's Connor Buczek gives an inside look at the Big Red's week leading up tp Sunday's first-round matchup with Maryland.

May 6, 2013
Stanford's Winding Road to the NCAA Tournament
Stanford went from the wrong end of an upset to winning the MPSF and in the NCAA tournament. Goalie Lyndsey Munoz wraps up the last few weeks.

April 30, 2013
Buczek: Locker Room Pranks, Big Weekend Ahead
Cornell's Connor Buczek checks in from Big Red country, with some humorous tales of locker room pranks and more on the No. 2 team in the nation.

April 24, 2013
Cardinal Heading Down the MPSF Stretch
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz checks in from California with an update on the Cardinal and a look the rest of the season.

April 9, 2013
Buczek: Senior Day, Bus Karaoke, Sunny Weather
Cornell's Connor Buczek is back with an update on the Big Red's Senior Day hijinks, team bus karaoke and a welcome adjustment to warmer weather.

April 8, 2013
McNelis: Exciting Times at Boston College
Boston College is flying high after beating Duke and Virginia, writes BC attacker Kelly McNelis. The Eagles' have made a lot of firsts.

April 8, 2013
Munoz: Getting on Schedule During Busy Season
It's been a busy few weeks for Stanford and Cardinal goalie Lyndsey Munoz, with ups and downs along the way. Check out her player blog.

March 11, 2013
BC's Spring Break: One Good Win, One (Cold) Loss
The Eagles flew to Evanston where they got a real sense of Northwestern's home-field advantage, but rebounded with a nice win at Virginia Tech.

March 4, 2013
Munoz: Stanford's Breakthrough at Snowy Ohio St.
The season has its ups and downs and Stanford goalie and Lyndsey Munoz has already felt both. Check out her player blog.

October 30, 2012
McNelis: Fall Wrap, Being Injured and Condolences
Some fall ball games are different than others. For Boston College, its annual fall game with Dartmouth has high intensity, writes Eagles attacker Kelly McNelis.

October 22, 2012
Munoz: Stanford's Fall Ball Season Comes to End
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz blogs about the Cardinal's East Coast swing and the end of fall ball season.

October 8, 2012
Ups, Downs of Stanford's Stars & Stripes Weekend
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz writes about struggles against Team Australia and awkwardness of a matchup with Team USA.

October 3, 2012
Melting Pot Gets Eagles Back in Swing of Things
BC attacker Kelly McNelis checks in on the Eagles' fall ball season and the annual Melting Pot tournament held over the weekend at Harvard.

October 1, 2012
Munoz Blog: Stanford Starts Packed Fall Schedule
Stanford gets a later start than most on fall practice, but the Cardinal has a full slate starting with this week's Stars & Stripes event.

August 13, 2012
Munoz: Why Don't More Teams Wear Shorts?
There is something to be said that women's power Northwestern was an early adopter of wearing shorts in games, writes Stanford's Lyndsey Munoz.

July 30, 2012
BC's McNelis: Harder to Walk in the Coach's Shoes
Coaching a summer club team helped Boston College attacker Kelly McNelis realize exactly what makes an effective leader.

July 25, 2012
Munoz' Five Big Tips for the Recruiting Process
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz provides some words of advice for prospects about to embark on the college recruiting process.

July 25, 2012
Buczek, Leonard U19 Blog: Mission Accomplished
The U.S. U19 men's team's rallying cry? “We can pack up our stuff and go home, or we can be the most dangerous team in the tournament."

July 9, 2012
BC's McNelis: Don't Put a Limit on Anything
Boston College attacker Kelly McNelis says you can learn a lot from pushing to exceed your limits.

June 28, 2012
Berger: Back From Hiatus, All-Star Game Next
MLL all-star Stephen Berger has been busy with his day job at US Lacrosse and the MLL season. After a brief blog hiatus, he's back.

June 27, 2012
U19 Player Blog: Philly Trip a Learning Experience
A group of Philadelphia all-stars beat the U.S. U19 team in overtime. It was a true learning experience, writes Connor Buczek and Joey Leonard.

June 26, 2012
Summer Camp Coaching Brings Back Memories
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz is coaching a rising eighth-grade youth team this summer. It wasn't that long ago she was in their shoes.

June 20, 2012
Blog: U.S. U19 Trip to Long Island Time for Bonding
The U.S. U19 team had as many good experiences off the field as on it last weekend. And did you know Ryan Tucker can shoot 103 miles per hour?

June 18, 2012
BC's McNelis: The Summer Workout Packet
Boston College attacker Kelly McNelis joins Lacrosse Magazine's regular blog roll. First topic: What the summer workout packet really means.

June 11, 2012
Trip East for Team USA Tryouts Leads into Summer
Lyndsey Munoz describes her time over Memorial Day weekend trying out for Team USA, and gets set for the summer after one last final exam.

May 22, 2012
Munoz: Trying Out For U.S. Team This Weekend
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz and teammate Anna Kim made a last-minute decision to tryout for the U.S. women's national team at Stony Brook this weekend.

April 23, 2012
Stanford Prepping For MPSF Tournament
Seven-time defending MPSF tournament champ Stanford has come off a busy last week and is preparing to play Denver in the conference tournament semifinals, writes Cardinal goalie Lyndsey Munoz.

April 16, 2012
Cornell's Senior Day Approaching, Morale High
Cornell's Senior Day includes the normal pregame ceremony, but also a roast of each senior by an underclassman, which can funny and awkward.

April 9, 2012
Munoz: What It's Like To Be A College Goalie
Lyndsey Munoz writes that most people do not understand the ins and outs, and ups and downs, of playing goalie. Here's her shot at changing that.

April 2, 2012
Road Trips, Bus Movies, Roommates and Tan Lines
JJ Gilbane checks in with a report on the Big Red, covering road trips, including the importance of movie selection on long bus trips, and how to spot a lacrosse player on the Cornell campus.

March 29, 2012
On Spring Break With Stanford Women's Team
Where does a team from the West Coast go for Spring Break? Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz explains the Cardinal's trip to Boston.

March 19, 2012
With Pannell Sidelined, Senior Leadership a Must
The Big Red embarks on its spring break trip where leadership is a focus with team captain Rob Pannell out indefinitely, writes JJ Gilbane.

March 12, 2012
The Fear of Injury; Prevention and Recovery
One of Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz's biggest fears is getting injured. She has some tips for prevention and how to mentally deal with an injury should it happen. She's been there.

March 7, 2012
Berger: Planes, Trains, Boats and Automobiles…
Bankin' on Berger is back with a recap of a busy start to 2012, starting with a two-night concert in New York and ending at Champion Challenge.

March 5, 2012
Gilbane: Warm-Up Songs and Pump-Up Videos
Cornell midfielder JJ Gilbane explains what goes into the Big Red's pre-game preparation and the (sometimes embarrassing) effect of some in-game JumboTron videos on the team during Cornell home games.

February 27, 2012
Munoz's Recruiting Advice: Keep Options Open
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz checks in with again, this time with some recruiting advice for potential college prospects.

February 20, 2012
Gilbane: Getting Giddy For Season to Begin
With the start of the season comes traditional pre-game dinners and post-dinner ice cream sessions for the Cornell Big Red. "We always get the same dish of chicken parmesan, which you can always count on getting all over peoples khakis, polo shirts, and all over some peoples faces," Cornell senior midfielder JJ Gilbane writes.

February 13, 2012
Munoz: How Do You Come Back From a Loss?
Lyndsey Munoz's Stanford team dropped two games over the weekend -- to top-ranked Northwestern, and then the Cardinal were upset by Ohio State. How to respond?

February 6, 2012
Gilbane: Captain's Practices, Season Begins
Big Red midfielder JJ Gilbane checks in with a report on captain's practices, the start of classes and getting ready for Johns Hopkins.

January 30, 2012
LyndsLaxx: The Best and Worst of College Lax
Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz has a hard time finding a worst thing about being a college athlete, but she definitely knows the best: her teammates.

January 23, 2012
Cornell Midfielder JJ Gilbane's First Blog from Ithaca
Cornell senior midfielder JJ Gilbane is joining to blog during the season. He writes first about the Big Red's fall and winter.

January 19, 2012
LyndsLaxx: Stanford Goalie Munoz Debuts Blog is excited to have Stanford sophomore goalie Lyndsey Munoz blogging for us regularly throughout the season. Check out her debut.