Syracuse earns four All-American nods from USILA

first_imgJoJo Marasco leads Syracuse’s group of four players earning All-American recognition from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Thursday.The first-team pick, Marasco, is joined by defender Brian Megill, midfielder Luke Cometti and midfielder Henry Schoonmaker. Megill earned second-team honors while Cometti and Schoonmaker were named honorable mentions.Megill was a second-team All-American last season and Marasco was an honorable mention in 2011.Marasco averages a little more than one goal and two assists per game, leading the Orange offense with 58 points on the season. His 38 assists this year set Syracuse’s single-season record for a midfielder.Marasco is a Tewaaraton Award finalist, too.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCometti, Marasco’s first midfield linemate, is the team’s joint leading scorer with attack Derek Maltz. Each player has 30 goals. Cometti dominates off the ball, slipping into catch-and-shoot spaces around the crease.Schoonmaker leads SU’s second midfield line, often drawing the same defender as Marasco does on the first line. The pacy midfielder has 23 points from five assists and 18 goals, nearly all of which he’s scored with his jump shot.Megill, who captains the team alongside Marasco, has won 48 ground balls and caused 22 turnovers this year. He holds the Orange’s all-time record for career turnovers with 100.Syracuse takes on Denver at 5 p.m. Saturday in the final four at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 23, 2013 at 12:24 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball falls from AP Top 25 for first time this season

first_imgSyracuse (5-2) dropped out of the Top 25, from the No. 22 spot, for the first time this season after a 17-point loss to Wisconsin on Tuesday night and a narrow six-point win over North Florida on Saturday.After losing to South Carolina last weekend, the Orange fell to No. 22 from No. 18 and two unimpressive performances this past week knocked SU out of the poll completely.The Badgers, who were ranked No. 17 last week, stayed at No. 17 following its blowout wins over Syracuse and Oklahoma.Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams are ranked: No. 5 Duke, No. 7 North Carolina, No. 11 Louisville, No. 14 Virginia and No. 23 Notre Dame. The top five features Villanova, UCLA, Kansas, Baylor and the Blue Devils.The Orange faces Connecticut (3-4) on Monday at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on December 5, 2016 at 12:43 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Arsenal talks confirmed! French defender nears Gunners switch?

first_img Saint-Etienne defender Loic Perrin 1 Arsenal target Loic Perrin has revealed he has held talks with the Gunners over a move to the Emirates.The Saint-Etienne captain, 29, has been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for some time and the defender wants to test himself in the Premier League.Arsenal have been impressed by the Frenchman’s performances in Ligue 1 this season and could meet Les Verts’ £8m price tag for the centre-back during the January transfer window.And with Perrin now declaring he has already spoken to Arsenal, Wenger’s men are in a prime position to land the defender if they can broker a deal with his club.“I have been contacted personally (by Arsenal). Arsenal is interested but for now there is still no contact with my club,” Perrin confirmed to the media following Saint-Etienne’s Coupe de France win over Nancy at the weekend.Perrin has made 17 appearances this season and is a fans’ favourite at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard having progressed through the club’s youth system.last_img read more