Multiple women’s basketball players receive All-Tournament Team honors

Women’s basketball players receive tournament honors

Sports SUmmary: women’s soccer earns honors, ex-Orange impresses in the NFL

Guard Alaina Rice (#25) drives to the basket at Tuesday's game.
Alaina Rice, seen here in the Orange’s game against Lafayette, earned Most Outstanding Player in the South Point Shoutout tournament.

Syracuse women’s basketball had two members named to the South Point Shoutout All-Tournament Team Saturday afternoon. Graduate guards Alaina Rice and Dyaisha Fair had stellar performances throughout the games in Las Vegas. Rice’s consecutive games in double figures, including a career-high 26 points against Iowa on Saturday, helped net her the Most Outstanding Player award.

Fair and Rice combined for 40.5 points per contest, scoring 53.3% of the Orange’s points in their two games in the tournament, where they beat Northern Iowa and Iowa State by a combined 29 points.

The Orange are currently 5-1 and will look to continue their strong momentum from their two victories in the South Point Shootout on Thursday when they host Alabama in an ACC/SEC Challenge. Tip of is at 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer receives Academic All-District Honors

Redshirt sophomore forward Erin Flurey, sophomore defender Grace Gillard, junior defender Kylen Grant, redshirt freshman forward Ashley Rauch, sophomore forward Anna Rupert and senior defender Zoe Van de Cloot have been named members of the 2023 Academic All-District™ Women’s Soccer Team, which College Sports Communicators select.

To receive this, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore and have a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA. For Soccer, athletes must play in at least 90% of the team’s games and start in 66%.

The award recognizes students for their impressive performances in the classroom and on the field. Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America™ ballot. First, second and third-team members will be announced on December 20.

Former SU quarterback wins second straight game as a starter

New York Giants starting quarterback Tommy DeVito won his second consecutive game as a starter this past Sunday, defeating the New England Patriots 10-7. DeVito is now 2-1 in his career as a starter and the Giants have their first win streak of the season.

DeVito was thrust into the starting quarterback position after quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor suffered long-term injuries.

The ex-Orange will look to pick up his third-straight victory December 11th when Big Blue hosts the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.