Sports SUmmary: ACC LAX tourney seeds set; Rhode Island lures SU basketball assistant coach

Sports SUmmary: ACC LAX tourney seeds set, WBB assistant coach takes RI coaching job

Here’s the top news from in and around the ‘Cuse.
Published: April 23, 2019
Bradley Voigt and Nate Solomon celebrate after scoring a goal against Colgate in the 2019 season opener in the Carrier Dome.
In this file photo, seniors Bradley Voigt and Nate Solomon celebrate after scoring a goal against Colgate in the 2019 season opener in the Carrier Dome.

ACC women’s and men’s Lacrosse Championships seeds set

The 4-seed Syracuse women’s lacrosse team will play 5-seed Virginia in the first round of the ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Orange finished the season in a three-way tie for second place in the conference along with North Carolina and Notre Dame, all with a 5-2 record. The Orange’s overall record was 14-3. The winner of this first matchup will play the winner of the game between top-seed Boston College and 8-seed Louisville.

The Orange came out on top against the Cavaliers in their March 2 matchup, when Syracuse won 16-11.

The 4-seed Syracuse men’s lacrosse team is set to play 5-seed North Carolina this Thursday at 6 p.m. The winner of this matchup will face No. 1 Virginia in Saturday’s semifinal at 2 p.m. The last time the Orange faced the Tar Heels was April 13, when Syracuse won 12-9.

Reiss named women’s basketball head coach at Rhode Island

Tammi Reiss, former assistant coach for the Syracuse women’s basketball team, was named head coach of the University of Rhode Island women’s basketball program on April 17.

The former WNBA and Virginia star joined the Syracuse staff in 2015. Reiss helped lead the Orange to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances. According to a press release from Rhode Island, Reiss mentored the only players in Syracuse history to receive WBCA Division I Coaches All-America Honors in Alexis Peterson, Brittney Sykes and Tiana Mangakahia.

“I cannot wait to get started,” Reiss said in a press conference last Thursday. “I’m so blessed to be able to be named the next University of Rhode Island women’s basketball coach, I really am.”

Kaiser’s fifth home run comes in series finale loss to Pittsburgh

Freshman Syracuse softball player Alexis Kaiser hit her fifth home run this season on Sunday afternoon in a 6-1 loss to the Panthers. The home run puts her atop the leaderboard of most home runs by a Syracuse freshman since 2016.

No. 9 Syracuse rowing claims Goes Trophy and Stagg Trophy

After a victory on Saturday over Navy, Syracuse claimed the Goes Trophy for the 12th time in program history. The No. 9 Orange also claimed the Stagg Trophy for the second year in a row.

The Goes Trophy was created by Syracuse alumnus Clifford Goes with the purpose of honoring three coaches: one each from Syracuse, Cornell and Navy. The Stagg Trophy goes to the team or program that has the most overall points in the heavyweight races between the three schools.

Knutson receives ACC women’s tennis weekly awards

Last Tuesday, Syracuse tennis star Gabriela Knutson was named ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. Prior to joining the Orange, Knutson was a member of the Czech Republic National Under-14 Team at Summer Cup, Winter Cup and World Cup. In her junior year at Syracuse, she was named the first Singles All-American for the program since 1995.

Last week Knutson won all of her matches against ranked opponents, both in singles and doubles. However, Syracuse’s loss to North Carolina on Friday ended their ACC Tournament run in the second round.