Sports SUmmary: Boeheim to receive NABC Award, ‘Cuse rowers invited to U.S. team camp

Sports SUmmary: Boeheim to receive NABC Award, ‘Cuse rowers invited to US team camp

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Published: April 16, 2019
Jim Boeheim during the SU-Georgia Tech game in the Carrier Dome on March 4, 2017
In this file photo, Syracuse men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim watches the team play game against Georgia Tech on March 4, 2017, in the Carrier Dome.

Boeheim to receive 2019 NABC Foundation Court of Honor Award

Syracuse men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim will receive the Court of Honor Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation on June 18 in New York City.

This award is presented to “individuals who have roots in college basketball, values those roots, and have gone on to distinguish themselves in their profession, exhibiting the highest standards of leadership,” according to a press release from NABC.

In 43 seasons of coaching at Syracuse, Boeheim is the second-winningest coach in Division I basketball history, only behind Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Boeheim was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005 and holds a 946-385 career record as head coach of the Orange. Under Boeheim’s leadership, Syracuse has earned 34 trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a National Championship in 2003.

Two Syracuse rowers invited to US Rowing team camp

Rowers Megan Varcoe and Arianna Lee were invited to the exclusive US Rowing Under-23 Selection Camp this coming summer. Varcoe is set to participate in the sweep camp, and Lee is invited to the sculling camp. This is Varcoe’s first summer involved with the US Rowing camp and Lee’s second consecutive summer in the program.

Following the camp’s conclusion, a group of participants will be selected to partake in the U23 World Championships as a member of the U23 national team.

Vikings sign former Orange DB Jordan Martin

The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Syracuse Orange football player and defensive back Jordan Martin. From Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Martin joined the Syracuse Orange as a transfer graduate student from Toledo in 2017. He participated in 42 total career collegiate games, with eight of those for Syracuse.

Prior to joining the Vikings, he went undrafted in 2018 and played in the AAF for the San Diego Fleet. In eight games, Martin completed 17 tackles, with 16 being solo. The details of his new contract are not released yet.


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Syracuse men’s lacrosse team defeats UNC in ACC Finale

No. 11 Syracuse won its third straight game and defeated No. 18 North Carolina 12-9 on April 13 in the ACC finale. This win was extremely significant in a better chance of finishing .500 or better for the season, which the program has done for the last five seasons.

Player highlights in this much-needed victory were senior Nate Solomon, who scored three goals and had an assist, and Drake Porter, who had 12 saves in the cage. Solomon has now had at least one goal in 28-straight games. His streak began against Colgate in 2017 and is the second-longest streak in the ACC. Solomon, who was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week, is the first Syracuse player to achieve a 20-game scoring streak since Dylan Donahue, who played between 2013 and 2016.

Syracuse's Nate Solomon celebrates in an April 3, 2018 game against Hobart.
In this file photo, Syracuse's Nate Solomon celebrates in an April 3, 2018 game against Hobart.

Syracuse women’s lacrosse team winning-streak snapped by UNC

No. 3 Syracuse was upset by No. 6 UNC in an 11-5 defeat on April 13. This loss ended the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team’s seven-game winning streak. This game had two weather delays and included two Syracuse yellow cards.

UNC took advantage of these variables and started out with a 3-0 lead and ran off with this leverage to the Tar Heels’ ultimate 11-5 victory.

Syracuse ended with a 5-2 record in conference play. The team will face Cornell on Tuesday, April 16 in the Carrier Dome.

SU scholar-athletes of the week

The scholar-athletes of the week came from the women’s tennis and men’s rowing programs.

Miranda Ramirez of the women’s tennis team is ranked nationally in both singles (No. 100) and doubles (No. 56). The accounting major had a team-high 16 wins in singles during the regular season.

Matthew Barni of the men’s rowing team has contributed a lot to the program, helping put Syracuse rowing at a No. 9 ranking in the country. Barni majors in computer science. The Orange is set to compete against Cornell and Navy in the Annapolis, Maryland. The team is playing for the Goes Trophy on April 20.