Syracuse University Magazine

Sports Notes

All-America field hockey midfielder Alyssa Manley ’16 earned a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games, helping the United States defeat Argentina, 2-1, in Toronto on July 24. Manley scored a goal in the United States’ 3-0 victory over Canada to help the team advance to the gold-medal game.

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Orange pitcher Jocelyn Cater '16 and the Canadian Women's Softball Team captured the gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto with a 4-2 extra-inning victory over the United States on July 26. The win snapped the United States' streak of seven consecutive golds at the games. In the opening round of play against Brazil, Cater and former Syracuse standout Jenna Caira '12 combined for a one-hitter. Cater, a British Columbia native, then started for Team Canada in its 9-7 win over the Dominican Republic. Team Canada earned a spot in the gold medal game after defeating Puerto Rico, 7-4, with Caira picking up the win on eight strikeouts.

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Orange women’s rower Deirdre Fitzpatrick ’16 was named to the 2015 Division I Pocock All-America Second Team by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. She is the eighth member of the Syracuse program to earn All-America honors in history.

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Rower Harriet Taylor ’17 collected a bronze medal as the Great Britain U23 national team raced to a third-place finish in the women’s eight race at the 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships on July 26.

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Seven members of the SU track and field team garnered All-America accolades from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association at the 2015 NCAA outdoor championships at the University of Oregon in June. First Team All-America honors went to Margo Malone ’16, who finished seventh in the women’s 10,000-meter run; and Justyn Knight ’18, who placed sixth in the men’s 5,000 meters.

Colin Bennie ’17 trailed Knight in the 5,000, taking 14th to collect Second Team All-America recognition. Also earning second-team honors were Donald Pollitt ’15 and Freddie Crittenden ’17, who both competed in the 110-meter hurdles; and Martin Hehir ’15 and Dan Lennon ’16, who finished 13th and 15th, respectively, in the men’s 10,000-meter run. Max Straneva ’14 crossed the finish line in 18th to receive honorable mention. For Pollitt, it was the second time he earned All-America status, following first-team honors in 2013. For Hehir, it was the third time in 2014-15 that he earned All-America honors (adding to cross country and the 3,000-meter run in indoor track).

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The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association honored attacks Kayla Treanor ’16 and Halle Majorana ’16 as First Team All-America selections, and attack Kailah Kempney ’15 as a second-team pick. It was the third consecutive year Treanor collected First Team All-America honors, making her the third player in program history to earn that distinction.

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The U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) named Kevin Rice ’15 to its All-America First Team and its Scholar All-America Team. The USILA also honored Rice with the Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award as the nation’s top attackman. Ten other Syracuse players were recognized as All-Americans: defenseman Brandon Mullins ’15 (first team); midfielder Nicky Galasso ’15 and faceoff specialist Ben Williams ’17 (second team); attackman Dylan Donahue ’15 (third team); attackman Randy Staats ’15, midfielders Hakeem Lecky ’14 and Henry Schoonmaker ’14, long-stick midfielder Peter Macartney ’14, close defenseman Sean Young ’15, and goalie Bobby Wardwell ’15 (honorable mention).

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In the 2015 NBA Draft, Chris McCullough ’18 was a first-round pick, going 29th overall to the Brooklyn Nets. All-American Rakeem Christmas ’14 was selected 36th by the Minnesota Timberwolves and, following two trades, signed with the Indiana Pacers.