Sports SUmmary: Syracuse basketball snags transfer; Wildhack delivers message; more

Sports SUmmary: Syracuse basketball snags transfer; Wildhack delivers message

Alan Griffin of Illinois announced he'll be transferring to Syracuse.
Published: April 11, 2020
Former Illinois wing Alan Griffin announced his plans to transfer to Syracuse
Alan Griffin averaged 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 28 games this season for Illinois.

Cuse Basketball lands transfer

Former Illinois wing Alan Griffin announced his plans to transfer to Syracuse next year. He averaged 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for an Illinois team that went 21-10 last year and finished #21 in the most recent polls.

The 6-foot-5 Ossining, N.Y., native chose the Orange over Dayton, Miami, Arizona, Texas and Iowa State. He finished fifth in the Big Ten in 3 point percentage, shooting .416 from the field.

Griffin will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out this coming year


AD delivers inspiring message

Athletic Director John Wildhack delivered a five-minute message wishing people good health and updating people on where the athletic department currently stands. In it, he detailed how the department is finding unique ways to solidify the incoming class as well as detailing public service announcements that he, Jim Boeheim, Dino Babers, and Quentin Hillsman have sent out. He also talked about how they will make Manley Fieldhouse available for care if needed.

In the speech, he also outlined how those within the athletic department are helping athletes and trainers as well as offered understanding and flexibility for payment from donors and season ticket holders.

Hawryschuk caps historic shortened season with honors

Emily Hawryschuk capped her prolific season with Inside Lacrosse First Team All-American honors. Sarah Cooper and Kerry Defliese received second-team honors, with Megan Carney and Meaghan Tyrrell garnering honorable mention.

She finished the season with 46 points, ranking second in the nation in goals with 39. She finished her career at SU with 201 goals, ranking her seventh all-time.

Also, she  received scholar-athlete of the week honors for the week of April 6. She is a finance and accounting double major in Whitman. She has yet to decide whether she will take advantage of a fifth year of eligibility granted to spring sports athletes because of the coronavirus.

SU v Johns Hopkins
Jamie Trimboli was one of two Syracuse players to earn first-team All-American.

Syracuse Lacrosse leads All-Americans tally

The SU Men’s Lacrosse team, who was ranked No.1 at the time the season was canceled , had nine All-Americans on the Inside Lacrosse All-Americans list. Jamie Trimboli and Brendan Curry were first-team, while Peter Dearth and Drake Porter were second-team. Brett Kennedy and Stephen Rehfuss were third-team. Chase Scanlan, Jakob Phaup, and Tucker Dordevic were honorable mention.

They led the country in selections, with fellow upstate foe Cornell following with seven. The team was 5-0 when the season was cut short due to the coronavirus.