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Kevin Warne noticed when the Georgetown lacrosse job opened last month when Dave Urick retired.
As much as anything, Georgetown's hire of Dave Urick as its men's lacrosse coach more than two decades ago was an indication the school was willing to commit to the sport.
It was as pleasing a premature end as Georgetown could have scripted, a 13-8 dismissal of a perennial punching bag Friday night.
The Big East's first men's lacrosse tournament will unfold early next month, the latest step in the commitment of the big-name league to the sport.
The only Division I men's lacrosse programs inside the Beltway will meet for the 10th straight season Friday — and perhaps for the last time in a long while.
The Navy lacrosse job opened precisely a month ago. At the time, Rick Sowell casually thought the position could be a great opportunity.
Ryan Shuler already made one big change during his senior season at Georgetown. The second one just felt right.
The burgeoning list of nonconference victims for the ACC's lacrosse teams grows every week.
"It's a race and a lot of our recruits overlap with Duke and Notre Dame and the Ivy League," said Urick, who was 223-99 in 23 seasons at Georgetown. "When you recruit young men who are 17, 18 years old, they're impressed with that facility aspect and it becomes part of the overall picture."
"I'm not real interested in looking over anybody's shoulder and trying to micromanage what they do," said Urick, who will serve as a special assistant to the athletic director. "Whoever they choose, they'll do it their way and put a stamp on it. Hopefully, there's a foundation to build off. I think there is."