Sports SUmmary: Hyman wins player of the week awards; SU football set to host Notre Dame

Sports SUmmary: Hyman wins player of the week awards; SU football set to host Notre Dame

SU players and coaches garnered hard-earned accomplishments on and off the field.
Published: December 7, 2021
Teisha Hyman looks for a lane to drive for two of her career-high 30 points against Ohio State.
Teisha Hyman led Syracuse to an upset victory over Ohio State with a career-high 30 points on Dec. 1, 2021.

Hyman wins ACC, USBWA awards

Redshirt sophomore Teisha Hyman was named ACC Player of the Week and the United States Basketball Writers Association’s Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s National Player of the Week.

Hyman scored a career-high 30 points in Syracuse’s upset win over Ohio State on Dec. 1. She followed that up with a triple-double on Dec. 5 to help the Orange defeat Central Connecticut State. Hyman had 27 points, 15 assists and 11 steals.

Hyman’s performance against Central Connecticut State led Syracuse to a program record of points scored in a game (116) and a half (65). She shot 77% from the field across the two games.

Orange football to host Fighting Irish

The Syracuse football team will host Notre Dame on Oct. 29, 2022, which will be the first time the Orange welcome the Fighting Irish to the Dome since 2003. SU concluded its 2020 season with a 45-21 loss to Notre Dame in South Bend.

Notre Dame will come with a reshuffled staff as defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman was promoted to head coach following Brian Kelly’s departure to LSU.

Notre Dame leads the all-time series 7-3, including a 45-21 win over Syracuse in 2020. The last time these two programs squared off in the Dome, the Orange beat the Fighting Irish 38-12.

Track and field places four winners at relays

Syracuse kicked off the indoor track and field season by winning four events at the Greg Page Relays at Cornell.

Isaiah Lewis was the men’s 60-meter hurdles winner with a time of 8.01 seconds. Shaleah Colaire, running unattached, won the same event for the women in 8.48 seconds.

Trei Thorogood sprinted to first place in the men’s 60-meter dash, finishing the race in 6.92 seconds. Juliette Keller got the other win for the Orange, winning the women’s 3000-meter run in 10:44.75.

SU athletics posts successful graduation rate

Syracuse University athletics tied for ninth among Power 5 schools with a 95% graduation success rate, the highest rate in school history.

The NCAA has tracked graduation success rates since 2004. Syracuse had 11 teams with a 100% graduation rate, another school record. Every team scored at least 88%.

Chestnut makes all-freshman teams

Duce Chestnut was named to the 2021 Pro Football Focus College Football All-True Freshman Team and the 247Sports True Freshman All-American Team.

Chestnut was the third true freshman defensive back in 40 years to start week one for Syracuse. He led the Orange with three interceptions and finished second in the ACC with 11 passes defended.

Volleyball duo gather all-region honors

Marina Markova and Polina Shemanova were selected to the 2021 American Volleyball Coaches Association East All-Region team. The honor emphasized performances versus top-50 and top-100 competition.

Markova led the ACC with 492 kills, a figure that ranked 12th nationally. She won two ACC Player of the Week awards this season. Shemanova ranked fourth in the conference in kills (421) and kills per set (3.86).

Field hockey staff recognized for great season

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association named Syracuse’s field hockey staff the Mideast Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

Led by head coach Ange Bradley, Syracuse went 14-6, including 4-2 in ACC play. The Orange defeated six ranked teams during the season and made it all the way to the NCAA quarterfinals.