Lacrosse teams rolling; Football set to begin practice; more
Lacrosse teams rolling; Football set to begin practice
No. 1 Men’s team and No. 4 Women’s team continue to roll
Both the SU Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse team both won their matchups this past weekend in convincing style. The Women’s team won their ACC opener by a score of 18-8 against Virginia Tech. The Men’s team defeated Johns Hopkins 15-9 to stay perfect on the season.
Emily Hawryschuk and Meaghan Tyrrell both netted four goals for the Orange. Hawryschuk now has 35 goals through 7 games on the season, tying her for second in the NCAA in goals per game.
Chase Scanlan netted five to lead the Orange over the Blue Jays, giving him 18 goals on the season. He leads the Orange with 23 points on the year.
The Men will head to Piscataway, New Jersey to face off against Rutgers on Saturday (3/14) at 1 P.M. The Women will head to Charlottesville, Virginia to play a Thursday contest against the No. 10 Virginia Cavaliers. Gametime is 7 P.M. They will then head to Bradenton, Florida on Saturday to play against the Louisville Cardinals at 12 P.M.
Football starts spring practice
The SU football team had their first practices in preparation for the 2020 season this past week. It is the first practice out of 15 that the team will hold over the next seven weeks before the semester ends.
It was the first action for two new coordinators that the Orange hired in the off-season as well. Sterlin Gilbert was hired to be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He previously coached at McNeese State. Tony White joined the staff as the defensive coordinator after two years at Arizona State. Tony White will be installing a 3-3-5 defensive scheme for the upcoming season.
The highlight of the spring will be the AmeriCU “Spring Football Saturday” on April 18. Details for that will be announced soon.
Orange look for crazy run in ACC Tourney
After finishing the ACC slate with a 10-10 record, The Men’s basketball team will face off against the winner of # 11 seed Virginia Tech and #14 seed North Carolina to open up their ACC Tournament slate in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Orange will be the No. 6 seed and their first game will be on Thursday at 9 P.M.
The Orange will enter the tournament as winners of 3 out of 5, but losing most recently to the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 65-69 last Saturday afternoon.
Syracuse guard Elijah Hughes is first in the ACC in points per game, averaging 18.8 per contest. Buddy Boeheim is tenth, averaging 15.3 per game.
Hughes snags honor
Elijah Hughes also earned first-team All-ACC honors for his stellar performance this season. He is the first player to win All-ACC honors since Michael Gbinije in the 2015-16 season. He averaged 18.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game this season.
Hughes scored a season-high 33 against Georgia Tech on December 7. He increased his scoring average by just over five after averaging 13.7 points last season.
According to nbadraft.net, the Chicago Bulls will draft Elijah Hughes with the 38th pick in the NBA Draft in June.