Sports SUmmary: Current, former Syracuse lacrosse players invited to Team USA tryouts

Sports SUmmary: Hawyrschuk earns invitation to Team USA tryouts

Emily Hawryschuk among five Syracuse players in field of 50 gunning for a roster spot in 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.
Published: October 22, 2020
Syracuse’s Emily Hawryschuk takes on Loyola Maryland defender Katie Detwiler.
Syracuse’s Emily Hawryschuk takes on Loyola University Maryland defender Katie Detwiler during a 2019 game.

Syracuse women’s lacrosse attacker Emily Hawryschuk and four former Orange players are among the 50 players invited to the official tryout for the team set to represent the nation at the 2021 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.

The four additional Orange alumni invited to tryouts are Becca Block, Kayla Treanor and Michelle Tumolo, who all represented Team USA during their 2017 gold medal performance, and Liz Hogan, who is a veteran of the national team program.

Hawryschuk, who was a senior last season, returns to Syracuse lacrosse this spring, taking advantage of the NCAA’s eligibility pardon for student-athletes whose spring seasons were affected by the pandemic.

According to Syracuse Athletics, Hawryschuk was honored as Inside Lacrosse’s Clutch Player of the Year and a first-team All-American after leading the Orange with 39 goals and 46 points last season.

Team USA tryouts will take place from Dec. 4-6, 2020 at U.S. Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md. The world championship will be hosted in the United States for the first time since 2005, coming to Towson University from July 7-17, 2021.

Field hockey goalie earns ACC Player of the Week award

Syracuse field hockey goalie Syd Taylor was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week for her split performance against UNC and Wake Forest for the week of Oct. 12-18. Between the two games, Taylor allowed just two goals, earning her the award.

The Orange lost to UNC, 1-0, on Friday but wasted no time in coming back by beating Wake Forest two days later 2-1. According to Syracuse Athletics, Taylor led the team through both tough games, denying scoring chances on 12-of-13 penalty corners.

In her junior season, Taylor earned the Defensive Player of the Week award for the first time in her career and the second Syracuse player this season to win an ACC player of the week award.

The Orange are 3-3 this season with only one game left. Syracuse returns home to J.S. Coyne Stadium to take on Louisville in their final matchup of the regular season on Friday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

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Goal keeper Syd Taylor and the Orange defend a Hawk corner at the SU Soccer Stadium on Sept 13, 2019.

Volleyball’s Markova and Hogan earn ACC honors

Following two shutout victories against Boston College this past weekend, two Syracuse volleyball players swept the ACC volleyball weekly awards. Marina Markova took home the title of league Player of the Week, while Lauren Hogan earned the Rookie of the Week award.

Markova had 26 kills, seven blocks, three digs and two aces between the two games. At the end of the fall season, she ranks 21st nationally in blocks per set.

Hogan led her team to a victorious weekend doubleheader with 37 digs and three service aces, including back-to-back aces in Saturday’s game. The freshman from Loveland, Ohio, ranks eighth nationally in digs per set with 4.86 and is one of just two freshmen in the top 10.