Sports SUmmary: Former SU football players join NFL, LAX players named to All-ACC teams

Sports SUmmary: Former SU football players sign to NFL teams

Published: April 30, 2019
SU vs Louisville: Cardinals quarterback Sean McCormack gets hammered by SU Orange D-linemen Chris Slayton and McKinley Williams

Slayton selected in NFL draft, other former SU players join NFL

Four former Orange football players have made their way into the NFL. Chris Slayton, former defensive tackle, was drafted by the New York Giants in the seventh round, at the 245th pick. This is the 41st time in 44 years that Syracuse has had a player drafted in the NFL.

Former offensive lineman Koda Martin, however, went undrafted but agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Chargers. Martin is the son-in-law of current Syracuse head coach Dino Babers.

Two other players signed contracts as free agents: former offensive lineman Cody Conway signed to the Tennessee Titans and wide receiver Jamal Custis signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Additionally, former RB Dontae Strickland and TE Ravian Pierce will be headed to team minicamps in May. Strickland will join the Arizona Cardinals, and Pierce will join the Cleveland Browns.

Orange women’s basketball made ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top-25 List

The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team has been ranked 10th on ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top-25 List, created by Charlie Creme. The Orange have four of five starters returning for next season, including star guard Tiana Mangakahia.

The program finished 25-9 overall, and 11-5 in conference play.

Ten SU lacrosse players named to All-ACC teams

Four members of the women’s lacrosse team were named to the All-ACC Women’s Lacrosse Team: Emily Hawryschuk (first team), Kerry Defliese (second team), Mary Rahal (second team) and Sarah Cooper (second team).

Additionally, six from the No. 10 men’s lacrosse team were named to the All-ACC team, including: Nate Solomon, Brendan Curry, Nick Mellen, Peter Dearth, Brett Kennedy and Drake Porter.

Romero makes strides in strikeouts

After pitching seven strikeouts last Friday against Georgia Tech, junior Alexa Romero climbed up the all-time career strikeouts list at Syracuse. She is now at second all-time, with more than 581 strikeouts after the games played on Sunday as a member of the Orange program.

The team’s next game is at home Wednesday at 4 p.m. against Cornell at Skytop Softball Stadium. You can also view the game on ACC Network Extra. The team then closes out its season with three games in a row against Florida State May 3-5.

Warren joins Orange women’s soccer as assistant coach

Harold Warren has a lot of experience in coaching soccer, as he was a staff member on the 2007 NCAA Championship team at USC and former head coach at UAB. Warren’s next venture is taking on an assistant coach role here at Syracuse.

Back in the day, Warren played as a defender and forward at Riverside Community College. He then transferred to Cal State Fullerton in 1989. After this, he transferred to Cal Poly Pomona, and earned a bachelor’s of science degree in communications in 2002.

He joins Nicky Adams, who was named the program’s newest head coach on Feb. 25.