Sports SUmmary: Syracuse women’s lacrosse earns No. 1 ranking

Sports SUmmary: Syracuse women’s LAX earns No. 1 ranking

Freshman point guard Judah Mintz declares for NBA Draft.
Published: March 21, 2023 | Updated: March 22nd, 2023 at 4:45 pm
Delaney Sweitzer (2) tries to outmaneuver a Maryland defender.
Delaney Sweitzer (2) tries to outmaneuver a Maryland defender during a game on Feb. 17 in the JMA Wireless Dome.

Syracuse women’s lacrosse is ranked No. 1 for the first time this year. This comes after an impressive 9-0 start to the season, and previously top ranked North Carolina dropping their first game of the season to Northwestern, who lost to Syracuse in the team’s season-opener.

Three players on the team have at least 20 goals this season, including sisters Emma and Meaghan Tyrrell, who have combined for 44 goals so far this season. Senior Delaney Sweitzer was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week and third time this season.

More than half of SU’s games this season have been against ranked opponents and seven of their first nine games have been won by more than five goals. 

The team will look to continue their dominance today against Stony Brook at 8 p.m. at the JMA Wireless Dome.

Meaghan Tyrrell (18) scores a goal for Syracuse against Maryland goalkeeper Emily Sterling (33).
Meaghan Tyrrell (18) scores a goal for Syracuse against Maryland goalkeeper Emily Sterling (33).

Judah Mintz declares for the Draft

Standout freshman guard Judah Mintz declared for the NBA draft on Monday, while maintaining his eligibility to return to college next year if he isn’t drafted. Mintz, coming off of a season where he averaged 16.3 points per game on 44.3% shooting, projects to be a later draft pick that has an explosive burst to the rim, and a slender frame. 

Mintz’s selection in this year’s draft would likely be former head coach Jim Boeheim’s 50th and last player that he coached in college to go onto the NBA in his illustrious 47 years as Syracuse men’s basketball head coach. 


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Syracuse football holds Pro Day

Nearly 50 NFL scouts, coaches and personnel visited Syracuse on Monday for SU football’s Pro Day. Multiple players who have declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, including corner Garrett Williams and linebacker Mikel Jones, participated in drills.

Syracuse was well-represented in the draft last year by Andre Cisco and his terrific play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who advanced to the second round of the NFL playoffs this year. Orange football will hope to make its mark on the NFL again in this upcoming season.

SYRACUSE, NY - OCTOBER 15: Mikel Jones #3 of the Syracuse Orange and Marlowe Wax #2 of the Syracuse Orange tackle Jack Chambers #14 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack at JMA Wireless Dome on October 15, 2022 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez)
Mikel Jones (3) and Marlowe Wax (2) tackle North Carolina State's Jack Chambers (#14) at the JMA Wireless Dome on Oct. 15, 2022.

Women’s basketball coach named as WBCA 30 under 30 honoree

Syracuse women’s basketball assistant coach Khyreed Carter was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s 30 under 30 list. He’s the only coach on the list from the ACC, and is the first Syracuse member on the list since its establishment in 2016.

While Syracuse didn’t return to the NCAA tournament this year, the season moved in the right direction back to their winning ways, with an improved record and some valiant play in the WNIT, which the team is still playing in. 

SU faces Columbia in the Super 16 round of the WNIT at 7 p.m. Friday in New York, NY.