Sports SUmmary: Syracuse basketball Covid pauses; lacrosse teams release schedules

Sports SUmmary: Syracuse basketball Covid pauses; lacrosse releases schedule

Fall athletes earning postseason recognition and the release of spring schedules rounded out this week of Orange sports.
Published: December 29, 2021
Christianna Carr (43) drives toward the paint on Saturday at The Dome.
Chrissy Carr (43) and the Orange will play UNC on Wednesday for their first game after a 12-day lay off.

Boeheim and men’s hoops are back on track:

The Orange returned to action after shutting down during finals week when over 14 SU players and managers tested positive for COVID-19. Syracuse defeated Brown 93-62 on Dec. 27 at home, moving the Orange to 6-5 on the season. Buddy Boeheim led the way with a season-high 28 point performance.

SU’s game against Georgia Tech on Dec. 29 was postponed, but the team rescheduled their previously postponed matchup with Cornell for that evening at 7 p.m.

Covid freezes women’s basketball’s six-game win streak:

Syracuse’s game against Siena on Dec. 22 was postponed just before tip-off as a precautionary measure. The Orange will head on the road to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to face the No. 24 Tar Heels (11-0) on Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. on ACC Network.

SU football still making headlines:

The football season is complete, but the 2022 season is off to a promising start: Mikel Jones, the First Team All-ACC linebacker, announced he will return to Syracuse next season.

Freshman CB Duce Chestnut added another postseason honor to his growing resume, as he was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s FBS Football Rookie of the Year.

In the NFL, former SU defensive star Chandler Jones was named to his fourth career Pro Bowl team.

The schedule for Gary Gait’s first season as head coach was released:

Gary Gait’s head coaching tenure will begin with a home game on Feb. 12 against Holy Cross. Tickets are now available for that game and seven other home contests this spring at

Five women’s lacrosse named Preseason All-Americans:

Last year’s national runner-ups will return to the field on Friday, Feb. 11 against Stanford in the Dome, where head coach Kayla Treanor will make her debut. When the Orange host Stony Brook on Feb. 20, Katie Rowan ’09 will become the first player in program history to have her jersey retired.

Orange field hockey will represent on an international stage:

SU’s national championship bid came to an end in the NCAA Quarterfinals in November, but the awards continue rolling in.

Four Orange players were named NFHCA All-Americans and Ange Bradley’s staff was named NFHCA Mideast Region Coaching Staff of the Year. Charlotte de Vries will be representing the U.S. Women’s National Team at the Pan American Cup in Chile in January.

Marina Markova’s elite postseason resume continues to build:

Marina Markova was named ECAC Offensive Player of the Year on Dec 23. She was also named an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention.