The Best of WAER Sports

Watch a college athlete for the better part of three seasons and you'll start to get an idea of who they are as a player. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we'll hear about one player that's been a but more difficult pinpoint, in redshirt junior Stephen Rehfuss.

Also this week with players coming  in and out of the Syracuse Men's Lacrosse program, consistency can be a tricky thing to achieve. WAER's Frankie Vernouski tells us that while that can be true, the goaltending for SU has been exceptional for quite some time now. 


The month of April puts us squarely in the heart of lacrosse season. Right around that time in the regular season when you hope to see young players maturing and start to take on a leadership role. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast Jack McMullen tells us that is exactly what's happening with sophmore Brendan Curry.

Also this week, Syracuse University Men's Lacrosse has it's fair share of rivals. But none of them boast the kind of memories that Syracuse and Cornell hold. WAER's Frankie Vernouski has the story of a game for the ages, from almost 10 years ago.

 


Looking back at the past few seasons for Syracuse Men's Lacrosse there have been a few key factors that have resulted in wins. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, we examine those factors starting with Senior Nate Soloman. As WAER's Jonah Karp explains, it's pretty simple, when Soloman is scoring they win and when he isn't, they tend to lose.

But, before that we hear a little something about possession. They say it's 9/10's of the law and in lacrosse that might just be an understatement. WAER's J.D. Raucci tells us that for years now, winning faceoffs and maintaining possession has been a big part of SU victories. 


This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Cooper Boardman takes us on a trip to Yorktown,NY. A hotbed for producing quality lacrosse players and the hometown of Syracuse Men's Lacrosse Midfielder Austin Fusco.

Also this week, a number of sports fans were sad to see Syracuse leave The Big East. Saying goodbye to the yearly rivalries with Connecticut and Georgetown, but as we hear on this weeks episode, the Syracuse-Duke rivlary is off to a great start. 


It's hard to be part of a major university for over 30 years and not make a slew of connection along the way. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast,  the subject of both our stories have strong connections to Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim. First up is Mike Hopkins, who is now the head coach for the University of Washington.  WAER's Noah Eagle explains how even after his departure he's still impacting Syracuse hoops.

And then, there's almost no stronger connection one can have than that of  a blood relative. So  it's safe to say, Syracuse freshman Buddy Boeheim knows the coach pretty well. That being said, Buddy is a freshman and has had his share of ups and downs. WAER's JD Raucci tells us how the freshman has grown throughout the season. 


Finding the best conference for men's college basketball at times can feel a lot like finding the best pizza place. At a certain point you identify the two or three best choices, and then it largely comes down to personal preference. An arguement could be made that the ACC is the best college baskletball conference in the country. 

Last year the ACC got 9 teams into the Men's NCAA Tournament. How many could they end up with this year? And where does Syracuse rank? WAER's Tim Leonard answers those questions and more as he delivers a complete breakdown of the confernece. 


Already bowl eligible with just a few games remaining, the tone for Syracuse University Football is entering uncharted territory. For the first time under head coach Dino Babers the biggest questions is which bowl game will the Orange play in? WAER's Jonah Karp chats with local media members to help us better understand the possibilities. 

Also this week, the SU Men's Basketball team has only played a few games and already they have been bit by the injury bug. How is the team coping with a hole at point guard? WAER's Jonathon Hoppe gives us the inside scoop.


On Monday October 22nd, we said goodbye to San Francisco Giants announcer, WAER Broadcaster and friend Hank Greenwald. WAER had the pleasure of watching Hank grow in his craft and achieve great success over the years.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we remember Hank Greenwald and specifcally the special friendship he had with fellow WAER alumnus Jerry Hoffman. WAER's James Colgan has the story.


Syracuse University Football continues to turns heads around the country with their impressive start this season. But this week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, we turn back the clock. First WAER's Meredith Kava shows the unconventional path that SU legend Joe Morris took to achieving his historic career. And then, Dana Gray dips in the archives and looks back at the 2015 season; the last time that Syracuse University Football started 3-0.


Sports are hard to predict, but let's be honest that's what makes it fun. The season so far for the Syracuse University Football team has featured some unexpected key players. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast we'll hear the stories of a few of those players making a name for themsleves.

First, WAER's Anthony Mazzini gives us the inside scoop on Freshman Andre Cisco and what coach Dino Babers like most about the ball hawking defensive back. Then, Tim Leonard introduces us to Andre Szmyt the unlikely walk-on who won the kicking job and hasn't looked back.


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