John Desko

September 25, 2016 - 12:40pm
Current SU players and former stars face-off in three quarter exhibition

Recent alumni of Syracuse men’s lacrosse revealed that the 2017 team still has a thing or two to learn before the spring.

Former SU stars Dylan Donahue, Derek DeJoe, JoJo Marasco and Matt Abbott returned to the Carrier Dome on Saturday for the annual exhibition game and the Alumni All-Stars defeated the varsity squad 8-4 in three quarters of play.

April 3, 2016 - 4:43pm
Syracuse lacrosse celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday, but couldn't provide much reason for excitement during the game.

For the first time since 2007, the Syracuse University Men’s Lacrosse team has lost three straight games. This 17-7 loss was their worst since March 23, 2014, when they lost 21-7 to No. 3 Duke.

February 29, 2016 - 9:20am
The Orange buckled down in the closing minutes of each period in order to prevail against a relentless Army side to remain unbeaten.

Following their statement victory against Albany last weekend, Syracuse (3-0) started off this contest rather sloppy. After falling behind 1-3 in the 1st period, mainly because of the team’s four turnovers, attack Dylan Donahue scored a much needed goal with 25 seconds remaining to swing momentum back Cuse’s way.

April 20, 2015 - 12:32am
The Orange overcomes sluggish offensive start to romp over rival Hobart.

Led by an offensive explosion in the second period, Syracuse cruised to victory over Hobart on senior night Tuesday evening at the Carrier Dome. 

After managing to score only one goal over the first nine minutes of the contest, the No. 4 Orange (9-2, 2-2 ACC) kept the goals coming against the Statesmen (7-4, 4-0 NEC) en route to an 18-5 win. 

A three-goal spurt at the end of the first quarter carried through the rest of the half. By the break, the score was 12-0 Orange and Hobart’s realistic chances of winning had vanished. 

April 5, 2015 - 11:19pm
The sophomore's nearly-perfect night in the face-off circle helps SU pull away in the second half.

Ben Williams’ dominance at the face-off X propelled Syracuse to a win over in-state rival Albany in a matchup tightly contested for much of Thursday evening at the Carrier Dome. 

Williams won 24 of 27 face-offs for the No. 2 Orange (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) against Albany (7-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) before being pulled in the middle of the fourth quarter as SU emerged victorious, 17-12.   

March 23, 2015 - 12:34am
Three Orange players netted hat tricks in a romp over the two-time defending national champions.

After being destroyed in Durham last year, Syracuse exacted its revenge on Sunday by dominating Duke and shutting down arguably the country’s best player, midfielder Myles Jones. 

Now the only remaining undefeated team in the country, No. 1 Syracuse (7-0, 2-0 ACC) defeated the two-time defending national champion, 19-7, at the Carrier Dome. 

March 2, 2015 - 10:25am
With the University of Denver's loss, Syracuse takes over the No. 1 ranking this week.

In a matchup of two top-five teams, No. 2 Syracuse dominated No. 5 Virginia in the first half, building a 8-1 lead that would never be in danger. 

The Orange was able to cruise to an easy 15-9 victory at the Carrier Dome on Sunday behind attackman Kevin Rice’s seven points and hat tricks from Dylan Donahue and Nicky Galasso

February 18, 2015 - 10:01am
John Desko reaches coaching milestone after a dominant offensive performance.

After looking completely out of sorts on offense for the first 11 minutes, No. 3 Syracuse dominated the rest of the way in its blowout win at the Carrier Dome over No. 11 Cornell. 

The Orange (2-0) got the win, 14-6, over its rival in the 100th meeting between the two teams to give Syracuse head coach John Desko his 200th career win. 

February 8, 2015 - 2:28pm
Ben Williams dominated one of the best faceoff specialists in the country as the Orange offense rolled past the Saints.

Syracuse seems to have finally found its long-awaited dominant faceoff specialist after a brilliant performance against Siena, which had the defending MAAC faceoff specialist of the year on its team. 

Led by the performance of Ben Williams, the Orange (1-0) won 25 out of 30 faceoffs en route to a 21-7 victory over Siena (0-1) in the Carrier Dome. Williams finished 17 for 20 for an 85-percent clip at the X. 

February 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
When SU opens against Siena on Feb. 7, a pair of new faces from the JUCO powerhouse will be aiding the team in its quest for another championship.

The No. 4 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team will add two players who dominated the junior college ranks to its team this year.        

Midfielder Tim Barber and goalkeeper Warren Hill are just the latest to join a long list of players who have transferred from Onondaga Community College to play for the Orange.