Dyaisha Fair named to Lieberman watch-list

Dyaisha Fair named to Lieberman watch-list

Sports SUmmary: SU announces Jim Boeheim celebration, assistant coach named to USC 30 Under 30, field hockey loss.

Dyaisha Fair answers reporters questions regarding her role as a leader and her experience with playing with Team USA over the summer at the Syracuse women's basketball media day on Oct. 13, 2023, in the Carmelo Center.
Dyaisha Fair received yet another honor after her dominant 2022-2023 campaign.

For the second straight season, Syracuse women’s basketball graduate guard Dyaisha Fair was named a member of the preseason watch list for the 2024 Nancy Lieberman Award.

The award recognizes the top point guards in women’s Division One basketball. Candidates must display strong leadership on the court, exemplary ball-handling and proficient play-making.

The 5’5″ guard was dominant last year in her first season with the Orange, averaging 19.9 points, 4.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game. Fair had a few impressive scoring outings last season including her 36-point masterpiece that saw her make a whopping eight-threes.

Fair is currently second in all women’s college basketball scoring for active players, only behind last year’s Lieberman award winner, Caitlin Clark.

SU announces Jim Boeheim day

Syracuse University will honor Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim during the Orange’s home game versus Notre Dame on Feb. 24.

“Coach Jim Boeheim Day” will include a ceremony to recognize the longtime coach’s accomplishments.

Boeheim retired after 47 years with Syracuse, where he led the school to 46 winning records, five Final Four appearances and an NCAA Championship.

Women’s soccer assistant coach named to USC 30 Under 30

Syracuse women’s soccer assistant coach, Alex Zaroyn, who is in his first season with the Orange was recently selected to the United Soccer Coaches 30-under-30 program.

The program is a one-year education and mentorship position crafted to help up-and-coming professionals. There were more than 270 applicants for the position.

Zaroyan started his coaching career as an assistant with the men’s and women’s soccer squads at Angelia College four years ago, where both teams qualified for playoff berths. He was an assistant coach for two years at Tenessee-Martin for the two subsequent seasons, helping the team win 17 games and the 2021 Ohio Valley Conference title.

He spent last season with George Washington before joining SU.

Field hockey suffers heartbreak in double overtime defeat

No.13 Syracuse field hockey suffered a demoralizing 2-1 defeat in double overtime against No.18 Cornell.

The game was scoreless for the first 39 minutes until Cornell sophomore midfielder Rease Coleman knocked in the first goal of the game on a penalty corner shot.

Some 13 minutes later, the Orange scored a goal thanks to freshman forward Hattie Madden’s slapshot as rain poured down in Ithaca.

Cornell would knock in a game-winner in double-overtime, exacting revenge for their loss to the Orange last month.

For the rest of the regular season, Syracuse will only play ACC opponents starting with No. 5 Louisville on Friday at 6 p.m.