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Recent Posts by Censer

February 4, 2014
Morning Jac: Ten Intriguing February D-II Contests
Although there aren't a ton of ranked matchups early on, there are plenty of compelling men's Division II games in the month of February. Here's a look at 10 that will help shape where this division ends up.

February 28, 2013
UnCensered Returns: Since We Last Met...
Lacrosse Magazine contributor Joel Censer returns with his weekly column, and a look at offseason and early-season storylines.

October 7, 2012
Princeton, Schreiber Impress at Play for Parkinson's
Joel Censer breaks down Saturday's Play for Parkinson's event with reports on up-tempo Princeton, new-look Virginia and Georgetown, and more.

February 16, 2012
Coyne v. Censer: Starting with a Must-Win Game
Stevenson and Haverford must have Saturday's game. That's Jac Coyne's thesis, however Joel Censer dismisses the drama.

February 24, 2011
Brown Men's Offense in Search of New Identity
The Bears were efficient, if unpredictable, in 2010. This year, they'll look to Andrew Feinberg and David Hawley to lead the way.

February 17, 2011
Bucknell Better Equipped to Handle Adversity
Frank Fedorjaka enlisted a former Navy SEAL and special ops officer to make the Bison tougher. It will pay off in close games.

February 8, 2011
Thinking Inside Box, Coaches Find Parity in Pairs
Joel Censer digs deep into the box lacrosse revolution in the college field game. How does it work? And will it become the norm?

October 27, 2010
Georgetown's Touted Freshmen Learn on Fly
Have shoes, will travel. Joel Censer checked in on the Hoyas after an adventurous day of fall ball.

October 25, 2010
Panthers Prove Mettle Against Division I Foes
"The only thing D-II about us is that we're in D-II," Adelphi's Joe Spallina said after fall ball wins over Georgetown and Hopkins.

October 15, 2010
Censer's Seven Qs to Stew Over Till Spring
That burning sensation? Joel Censer's seven questions whose answers will go a long way in defining the D-I power struggle.

October 10, 2010
Princeton Steals Show at Play for Parkinson's
Even without Jack McBride (concussion), the Tigers were in midseason form Saturday. Censer checks in from Alexandria.

September 21, 2010
Joel Censer: Death of the Dodging Attackman
We might not ever find the next Mikey Powell, writes Joel Censer, as rules and coaches have made his kind all but extinct.

June 9, 2010
UnCensered: 'City Lax' Shows Sport's Upside
The perfect remedy for playoff hangover? The new "City Lax" documentary puts it in perspective, writes Joel Censer.

May 26, 2010
UnCensered: 'Lost' in Transition to Final Four
Here's lookin' at you Hurley. And no, we're not talking about the fat guy from "Lost." Joel Censer can't wait for new material.

May 12, 2010
UnCensered: Three Ingredients to Win it All
Defense, possessions and players that draw slides determine postseason success. Here's looking at you, Sean DeLaney.

May 7, 2010
Censer: Huguely Not Only One Facing Trial
This month, Kent Squire-Hill finally faces murder charges in a curiously more obscure case involving a lacrosse star.

April 28, 2010
Censer: When Recruiting Becomes Coercion
Verbal commitments before junior year of high school? Let's be honest, writes Joel Censer. That's just tacit coercion.

April 20, 2010
Censer: The First College Lax Big Board
Joel Censer channels his inner Mel Kiper, puts the hair gel on thick and projects the top 40 prospects in college lacrosse.

April 14, 2010
Censer: Alumni Bromance Only Goes So Far
Joel Censer saw more love handles than lore at the Haverford-Cabrini alumni game, and felt deflated by the Big City Classic.

April 8, 2010
UnCensered: Why Haters Love to Hate
Final Four enmity for Duke basketball inspires LMO's Joel Censer to posture, who's drinking the haterade in lacrosse?

April 1, 2010
UnCensered: Hollywood Hasn't Done Us Justice...Yet
Imagine Governor O'Malley trying to coerce Steele Stanwick to commit to the Terps. Now that would be a plot line.

March 25, 2010
Censer: Who'll Win It All? Loaded Question
LMO's Joel Censer does his best to answer it, if only to buy more time mooching cable on his parents' couch.

March 16, 2010
Censer: Money Baller in Need of an Edge
What raw, empirical data can quantify a lacrosse player's value? Joel Censer needs a "Moneyball" concept.

March 9, 2010
Censer: Jessie Spano Can't Touch Tigers
LMO's Joel Censer loves "Hot Tub Time Machine," Princeton's new-look offense and UVA's newfound street cred on defense.