Friday, October 12, 2007

SU Lacrosse Looks Ahead

The Syracuse University Lacrosse team will conclude its fall season on Saturday with scrimmages against Penn and Stony Brook during the Stony Brook Classic. The matchups should be a good indication of the team's depth and will hopefully send them into the off-season with their high hopes.

Last year the Orange finished with a record of 5-8 and ended their 31 year run of consecutive winning seasons. This year Syracuse has the fifth ranked freshman class in Division I by Inside Lacrosse magazine. Leading the Orange Freshman will be Goalie John Galloway from West Genesee High School. Galloway was The Post Standard's 2007 All-Central New York Player of the Year with a 75-percent save percentage. Galloway has been getting the most time in goal this fall season since Junior Peter Coluccini had foot surgery this past summer. According to Inside Lacrosse it is possible that because of Coluccini's surgery and his less than stellar performance last season, Galloway could start in goal in the spring.

This weekend is not only a test for Galloway but for the Orange in general. Syracuse has a strong history of lacrosse including nine national championships but missed the NCAA tournament last year for the first time since 1982. The Orange have not released the 2008 season schedule but hope to make a comeback against some of the nation's best teams.


Ashley Kalena said...

I think your story was very readable, especially for people you might not necessarily follow lacrosse.

You story flowed well. It was very organized.

I understand that it might be hard to access some information that you wanted to link to, however you linked to the SU athletics website quite a bit.

I like the incorporation of another blog in one of your links. It changed up how similar a lot of your other links are.

You ended it with a look at the future and it worked well.

Matt Schultz said...

Nice Story. Stony Brook is no test, though. At least they shouldn't be. Fall ball means very little, but it's good to hear that the orange have a good incoming Freshman class. They will still lose to Cornell, though. And I will be there to watch it :)