Sports SUmmary: Syracuse lacrosse attacker Chase Scanlan suspended indefinitely

Sports SUmmary: Syracuse lacrosse attacker Chase Scanlan suspended indefinitely

The two-time All-American leads the Orange this season in goals and is second on the team in points.
Published: April 21, 2021
NCAA Lacrosse: North Carolina at Syracuse
Chase Scanlan (22) of the Syracuse Orange dodges to the goal against the defense of Alex Breschi (88) of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the first half at the Carrier Dome.

Syracuse men’s lacrosse attacker Chase Scanlan has been suspended indefinitely, a school spokesperson confirmed to Inside Lacrosse. That person declined to comment further on the specifics of his suspension, although Inside Lacrosse did report that the disciplinary action is connected to an incident following Syracuse’s loss to UNC last Saturday.

While few details have been released, Scanlan’s high school coach, Rob Genco, did say that he spoke to his former player and Scanlan said “it’s nothing, but it’s become something,” according to Lindsay Kramer from Syracuse.com. Scanlan’s mother, Heather Kettle, confirmed that she hadn’t spoken to her son since Saturday and that the school hadn’t notified her of anything prior to his suspension.

Scanlan currently leads the Orange in goals (24) and is second in total points (33) as a sophomore, although he was held to only one goal and one assist in Syracuse’s 21-9 loss to North Carolina. The two-time All-American was ranked the No. 46 player in college lacrosse, men’s or women’s, in Inside Lacrosse’s preseason rankings.

Braswell, Newton commit to new schools in transfer portal

Weeks after announcing their intent to transfer, it was announced this weekend that Robert Braswell and Woody Newton have committed to new schools.

Braswell will move to Charlotte next season after impressive performances in the second half of the regular season and the postseason. In tournament play, he averaged 23.4 minutes per game and scored 37 points, including seven 3-pointers. Braswell finished the season averaging 3.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

Newton plans to transfer to Oklahoma State. The true freshman had a breakout season, taking over early for players that were out due to injury or COVID protocol. He finished his Syracuse career with an average of 3.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11 games.

Unlike the women’s team, which saw transfers move to schools within the ACC, the likelihood that Braswell and Newton will face their former teammates is unlikely, as they have both transferred out of conference.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - First Round
The Syracuse Orange takes on the San Diego State Aztecs in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament held at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 19, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mangakahia signs training camp contract with the Phoenix Mercury

Syracuse women’s basketball star guard Tiana Mangakahia signed a training camp contract with the Phoenix Mercury after being passed up in the WNBA Draft last week.

The all-time leader in career assists for the Orange, Mangakahia finished her career with 736 assists in 85 games and she scored a total of 1,341 points. She was the fastest player in program history to score 1,000 points, hitting that mark in just 60 games.

This season, after battling back from breast cancer, Mangakahia was named WBCA All-America Honorable Mention, All-ACC Honorable Mention and was a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, according to Cuse.com.

Tennis opens up tournament play on Thursday

Syracuse tennis enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 9 seed and earned a first-round bye ahead of their match against No. 8 seed Wake Forest on Thursday.

When the Orange and the Demon Deacons played during the regular season, it was Wake Forest that came out on top. They secured the doubles points with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots and Wake Forest also won five of six matches in singles play.

Viktoriya Kanapatskaya, star freshman for the Orange, ranked No. 14 in the nation in ITA singles rankings. Wake Forest’s Carolyn Campana sits at No. 15.

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