Lacrosse Magazine Preview: No. 11 Colgate

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Jan. 18, 2013

By Matt Forman

Power Ratings

Offense: 5*
Defense: 3
Goalkeeping: 2
Faceoff: 3
* Out of 5

Top Returner

A Peter Baum (Sr.)
The reigning Tewaaraton Award winner, Baum reminds Colgate coach Mike Murphy of former Army star John Walker and Duke standout Ned Crotty for his athleticism and ability to dodge from anywhere on the field. "He's very much got Michael Jordan in him. He can score as many points as we need. But we want him to have a Magic Johnson-kind of role, making everyone around him better," Murphy said.

X-Factor

D Bobby Lawrence (Jr.)
A 5-foot-11, 18-pound junior, Lawrence shut down some of the nation's elite attackmen in 2012, holding Maryland's Owen Blye and UMass' Will Manny to a combined one goal. "A lot of people were scratching their head as to how he didn't get All-American," Baum said. "He really put the clamp down on guys."

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