Syracuse Lacrosse

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast if you're looking for parity, you'll find it in College Lacrosse. With the NCAA Tournament underway many are wondering who will come out on top.

With seven different teams holding the #1 ranking this year, that is very much still up for debate. This week WAER's Tyler Aki takes a look at this year's loaded NCAA Tournament field.

Throughout sports history there are been plenty of father-son duos who have left their mark on the same game. In the NBA we have Dell Curry and Stephen Curry. In baseball Barry Bonds followed in the footsteps of his father Bobby. And in the NFL Archie Manning paved the way for his sons, Peyton and Eli.

For Syracuse Men's Lacrosse they have their own father-son tandem, but of a different sort. This week, WAER's Sam Rubinoff tells us the tale of Joe and Cal Paduda.

With the 2017 NCAA Men's lacrosse tournament field announced, Syracuse now has its eye set on Yale in the first round of the tournament. 

The Orange will host the Bulldogs in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, May 14.  The two teams have not met since the 2013 national quarterfinals, with Syracuse winning 9-7. Evan Malloy, Sergio Salcido, Paolo Ciferri, Joe Gillis and Cal Paduda were true freshmen on that team.

Yale is the Ivy League champion, having outlasted the University of Pennsylvania in four overtimes and beating Brown to take the title.

Following a shorter than usual stay in the ACC Tournament, Syracuse (11-2, 4-0) travels southeast to take on fellow New York team Colgate (5-8, 3-5) to wrap up the regular season. 

The Orange has won the last four matchups between the two teams and leads the all-time series 45-10-1. Head Coach John Desko will likely use this game as a tune up for the NCAA tournament. With the tournament not set to begin until May 13, this match up will bridge the gap in the action for Syracuse.

Syracuse Lacrosse Gears Up For Another ACC Tournament

Apr 27, 2017

Top-ranked Syracuse is the reigning back-to-back conference champion in the ACC, and Friday will start the Orange's pursuit of a third straight.

Syracuse (11-1, 4-0) travels to Durham, North Carolina to take on the Tar Heels (6-7, 1-3) in the first round of the ACC tournament. The winner will take on either Duke or Notre Dame in the final.

With a 9-8 win on Saturday, top-ranked Syracuse (11-1, 4-0) has now won eight games this season by just one goal. Three goals from senior Jordan Evans and a strong fourth quarter by the Syracuse defense secured a victory to close the regular season.

Hosting Binghamton (9-4, 3-2) at the Carrier Dome, the Orange started strong as redshirt junior Ryan Simmons put one away about five minutes in. Binghamton would answer quickly as Tom Moore scored the first of his five goals on the afternoon. 

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, it's the story of transformation for one Syracuse University  Men's Lacrosse Player. Sergio Salcido came to SU with visions of breaking onto the scene and immediately making a name for himself.  But after a torn ACL and no scholarship Salcido's future was looking bleak.

Fast Forward to today and the midfielder is one of the Orange's most  electrifying players. WAER's Tyler Aki tells us how Salcido went from a walk-on to an All-American.

Syracuse University Lacrosse is no stranger to being led by well known players. Players, whose name hold a strong reputation across the college lacrosse landscape. Heading into this season John Desko and his SU squad were in search of that leader.

This week on the Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Sean Salisbury tells us that Syracuse believes it has found that leader in Nick Mariano. Not only has Mariano proved to be an elite scoring option, but he's also developed into one of the best all around players in college lacrosse this year,

Top-ranked Syracuse (9-1, 3-0) overcame a slow opening quarter to knock off Cornell (3-7, 2-2) at home Tuesday night 15-8. 

The Orange got off to a quick start as Nick Mariano scored just under four minutes into the game. Cornell would counter with three goals of its own, all of them assisted by Big Red freshman Jeff Teat.

This in-state rivalry got testy early and never really stopped. There ended up being 12 minutes worth of penalties between the two teams, often resulting in 5-on-5 or even 5-on-4 situations. 

Top-Ranked Syracuse Takes On Cornell

Apr 11, 2017

Looking to match its best start since 1990, Syracuse (8-1, 3-0) faces Cornell (3-6, 2-2) on Tuesday night from the Carrier Dome.

The 102nd edition of this in-state rivalry finds a Syracuse team looking to avenge an overtime loss against Cornell a year ago. Now senior Nick Mariano scored four goals in the Orange's 10-9 defeat.

Syracuse is on a six-game winning steak that has propelled themselves to the top of the NCAA polls following former number one Penn State's loss against Maryland over the weekend.