The Knighthawks defeated the Calgary Roughnecks, 16-10, in Game 2 of the NLL championship series then won a 10-minute mini-game, 3-2, to clinch the title Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. The Knighthawks trailed 2-0 in the mini-game before rallying for three goals in the final 2:14.
Syracuse needs to lock up Hofrichter to solidify the future kicking game. With a team who relies on its defense more than scoring points, a strong kicker could be the difference between a winning and losing season. The Orange did its part in offering the kicking spot in the 2015 class to the Seffner, FL native. Now they must play the waiting game.
Miller’s recruiting success became more and more evident by the season in his Syracuse tenure. The program’s 2011 class was ranked No. 40 by College Soccer News, the 2012 class was rated No. 14 and three players from the 2013 class — Halis, Nanco and Ekblom — were named to TopDrawSoccer.com’s top 100 freshman list during last season.
"We’ve been able to attract really good players, players that are really heavily recruited," Murray said. "And they’re finding interest in Syracuse … We got good and now everyone wants to come to Syracuse. "It has so much more appeal than it had in the past."
Syracuse has offered Coral Gables High School linebacker Emilio Gibbs and wide receiver Shaquery Wilson, teammates of recent verbal commit Andrew Spence.
Joseph finished his first season abroad in France, where he played for Chalon in the French A League.
The former Syracuse University and Jamesville-DeWitt High School guard now plays for Aquila Basket, a professional basketball team in Trento, Italy. Trento defeated Capo D'Orlando today in the Gold League finals 74-69 to take a 2-0 lead in the five-game championship series.
3. Syracuse Randy Staats could breakout and be a bonafide Tewaaraton candidate next year, and Staats returns along with Kevin Rice and Dylan Donahue return to lead the offense. That's a great foundation to build around. Four other starters are also back. Bobby Wardwell will assume the starting goaltender job with Dominic Lamolinara graduated. The Orange will miss defenseman Matt Harris' versatility, but Brandon Mullins is a rising star on the back end.