Sports SUmmary: Preseason lacrosse honors roll in, basketball teams struggle

Sports SUmmary: Sports SUmmary: Preseason lacrosse honors roll in, basketball struggles

Syracuse ice hockey's success and new spring sport schedules add to this month of Orange athletics.
Published: January 25, 2022
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Megan Carner, picture here against Boston College last season, earned 2022 Preseason All-American recognition from Inside Lacrosse.

Men’s Basketball

A 20-point road loss to No. 6 Duke marked the most recent loss in a brutal month for Orange men’s basketball. The Fighting Boeheims have crawled to a 3-5 record over the last four weeks – 2-5 in ACC play – to slip to 9-10 (3-5) on the season. They sit in 10th place in the ACC with March readily approaching.

Women’s Basketball

SU women’s hoops (8-9; 1-6) has slipped to 12th in the ACC and finds themselves in a five-game losing streak, though four of five losses came against ranked conference opponents. They’ll travel to South Bend, Indiana, for yet another ranked conference meeting with Notre Dame on Thursday, Jan. 27.

Women’s Ice Hockey

The Orange kicked off the new year at the Battle at the Burgh, tying Boston University 3-3 in OT and defeating St. Cloud State 5-2. After a pair of road games against Minnesota State were canceled, the Orange defeated RIT in a home-and-home on Jan. 21-22 to move to 9-9-5 (7-3-0-1 conference) on the season.

Men’s Lacrosse

With their first game match of the season less than three weeks away, four Orange players were named to Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason All-American roster. Tucker Dordevic earned third team recognition, while Brendan Curry, Owen Hiltz and Brett Kennedy racked up honorable mentions.

Women’s Lacrosse

Following a national runner-up finish, Syracuse women’s lacrosse racked up seven representatives on Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason All-American team, tied for the second-most in the country. The honorees include three first-teamers (Emily Hawryschuk, Meaghan Tyrrell and Sarah Cooper), a second-teamer (Sam Swart) and three honorable mentions (Megan Carney, Emma Tyrrell and Emma Ward).

The Orange will start their season against Stanford on Feb. 11, but they’ll be without Ward, who suffered a lower leg injury that will sideline her for the 2022 season.

Women’s Field Hockey

Seven players earned berths on the All-ACC Academic Team: Claire Cooke, Hailey Bitters, Eefke van den Nieuwenhof, Pleun Lammers, Quirine Comans, Carolin Hoffmann and Brooke Borzymowski.

Men’s Rowing

Men’s rowing released its spring schedule for the 2022 season. SU’s first of five events will be the California Duals in Redwood City, California, on April 9-10. They’ll travel to Annapolis, Maryland; Fairlee, Vermont; and Worcester, Massachusetts, before culminating their season at the IRA Championship in West Windsor, New Jersey.

Women’s Rowing

SU women’s rowing returns to action on April 9 at the Saratoga Invitational in Saratoga NY, which will be their first of three April competitions. They’ll travel to Raleigh, NC on April 22-23 for the Lake Wheeler Invitational and Princeton, NJ on April 30 to face Princeton, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

The ACC Championships are set for May 13-14 in Clemson, South Carolina, while the NCAA Championships, where the Orange finished 10th a year ago, are scheduled for May 27-29 in Sarasota, Florida.

Women’s Softball

The Syracuse softball team is just three weeks away from regular season action, though they’ll venture southward for their first two months of competition.

On Feb. 11-13, they’ll face off against five opponents at the Best on the Bayou Classic in Monroe, Louisiana, and begin ACC play on March 4 at NC State. The Orange will host Pittsburgh at Skytop Softball Stadium on April 1-3, which will kick off a stretch of 13-of-19 at home.

Women’s Tennis

The SU women’s tennis team opened their season with a Jan. 15 win against Army. They split a series last weekend at home, defeating Brown and losing to Penn State. After a home contest against Cornell on Jan. 30, they’ll hit the road for Philadelphia for matches against Temple and Drexel on Feb. 5-6.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field

The track and field team heads indoors for a busy spring season. They kicked off their spring season with a strong performance at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Jan. 14-15, where Jaheem Hayles posted a 7.90 second time in the men’s 60-meter hurdles to win. Isaiah Lewis (fifth) Anthony Vazquez (seventh) and Naseem Smith (ninth) each finished inside the top-ten as well.

Shaleah Colaire‘s 8.56 mark took fourth place in the women’s 60-meters hurdles, while Janelle Pottinger and Kennedy Tarley took 12th and 13th, respectively, in the women’s 300-meters.

Trei Thorogood earned a pair of top-six finishes as All-American running back Sean Tucker took his talents to the track, taking a 13th place finish in the 60-meter dash.

Following this past off weekend on the 22-23, the Orange will compete continuously until the ACC Indoor Championships on Feb. 24-26.