Women’s lacrosse jumps to No. 4 in rankings

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Sports SUmmary: Women’s basketball ranked No. 19, Boeheim signs deal with the Pistons, Kocevski with Orlando City

Attacker Payton Rowley (#6) and midfielder Emma Tyrrell (#24) fight Maryland defense for possession on Saturday in the JMA Wireless Dome.
Attacker Payton Rowley and midfielder Emma Tyrrell are among the team’s leaders in points during the early season.

Syracuse women’s lacrosse jumped three spots in this week’s ILWomen/IWLCA rankings released yesterday. The Orange are now No. 4, their highest ranking of the young season.

A 16-14 upset of No. 2 Notre Dame helped move the squad up the rankings. Despite trailing by four at halftime, the team stormed back to even their record for the year at 2-2.

All four teams Syracuse has played this year have been ranked in the top-18 when they played them.

Syracuse returns home on Saturday, when they’ll host Duke at noon.

Women’s hoops No. 19 in the newest AP Poll

A .500 week at home saw Syracuse women’s basketball fall two spots in the week 17 AP Poll. Syracuse lost to Duke on Thursday and beat Pitt on Sunday off fifth-year guard Dyaisha Fair‘s 15-point fourth quarter.

Syracuse ranked No. 17 just a week ago. The squad has already secured a double-bye in the ACC Tourney and still can finish as the second seed in the ACC standings.

The Orange also remain in contention to host the first two rounds of the NCAA tourney as a top-16 seed. It would mark just the third time in program history that the school earned a bid to have their first two rounds at home.

Buddy Boeheim lands two-way deal

The Detroit Pistons are signing former Syracuse forward Buddy Boeheim. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the deal.

Boeheim is the son of former Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and played 10 games for the Pistons in his rookie season last year. He also participated in the NBA Summer League for the Pistons, but was released in October.

The two-way deal gives the Pistons the ability to activate him for the remainder of their 25 games if they decide to recall him from their G-League affiliate, Motor City Cruise.

Boeheim played all four years at Syracuse for his dad. The Orange made the NCAA Tournament twice during his tenure, losing to Baylor in the Round of 64 in 2019 and Houston in the Round of 16 in 2021.

Former SU midfielder signs with professional soccer club

Syracuse men’s soccer alum Jeorgio Kocevski has signed a first team contract with the Orlando City SC through the rest of the year. The club has an option to pick up his contract through 2027.

Orlando City drafted the midfielder 21st overall in the 2024 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The Onondaga Country native had a four-year career with the Orange.

Kocevski was a 2023 captain, played 71 games, started 65 contests and scored 32 points.