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Syracuse basketball might have ended the 2018-19 season with a quick exit from the NCAA tournament, but exciting times are ahead thanks to both new and returning players.  Among them will be Glens Falls guard Joe Girard, a 6’1” high-scorer who will add shooting.  Another shooting guard, Brycen Goodine from Rhode Island will also add scoring; he’s a member of ESPN’s top 100 recruits for the coming year.  The Orange will also expect to get some minutes and production out of 6’10” John Bol Ajak from Pennsylvania at center and 6’7” forward Quincy Guerrier from Canada at forward.  The most recen

Syracuse Plays UNC in Round 1 of ACC Tournament

Apr 24, 2019
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With the regular season coming to an end, the Syracuse Orange prepare for the ACC tournament. The Orange ended their season on a high note as they defeated Navy 18-9. A win in the final game of the regular season can definitely give Syracuse an extra boost of momentum heading into the tournament.

The Orange finished the season as the seventh best team in the country. With a 9-3 record, the Orange finished the season with a four-game win streak, which made up for their early season struggles against Colgate.

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. 


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During her time at Syracuse University, guard Brittney Sykes scored 1,846 points. That ranks Sykes as the third all-time scorer in program history. As a junior she led the Syracuse University Women's basketball team to the NCAA Championship Game before falling to undefeated Connecticut. 

Brittney recently stopped by the WAER studio to chat with Sports Director Jack McMullen about her time on the hill, life in the WNBA, and more.


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.

 


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The Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse team face North Carolina on Saturday and look for their third straight win. The Orange are coming off a dominant 13-8 win over No.8 Cornell.

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. 


Orange Retain Kraus-Simmons Trophy in Blowout Fashion

Apr 2, 2019
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With hardware on the line and the bleachers full at Boswell Field, Hobart made it evident early that they were not to be intimidated by the 11th ranked team in the country. That was until Syracuse went on a 12-0 run to cap off a 17-5 blowout of the Hobart Statesmen, in the 105th meeting between the two schools. 

 

Hobart opened the contest with a relentless attack giving Cuse all they could handle. It appeared that the Orange were going to have their hands full when Syracuse native, Derrek Madonna, put Hobart up 2-1 halfway through the first quarter. 

 

The ACC  didn't fare so well in the Men's College Basketball Elite Eight this past weekend. That being said the ACC is still a powerhouse of a conference in men's lacrosse. It boasts teams such as Virignia, Syracuse, and Duke, all ranked in the Top 20. This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Tim Leonard looks at the conference as a whole and how it stacks up across the rest of Division One lacrosse.

Also this week, they don't call them the 'cardiac cuse' for no reason. Syracuse Men's Lacrosse has been clutch in the finals minutes this season.  WAER's Jonathan Hoppe has the story behind SU's late game success.


Syracuse to Play Second Game in Three Days

Apr 1, 2019
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After a near comeback against Notre Dame on Saturday, the Orange will be packing their bags and heading to Hobart for their second road game of the season. The #8 Syracuse Orange (5-3) started their first seven games on the road this season. Meanwhile #19 Hobart (8-1), will look to continue their six-game winning streak.

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