Syracuse Orange sophomore lacrosse defenseman Brandon Mullins was named to the Big East Honor Roll earlier this week for his efforts in SU's 9-8 win over Virginia. Unfortunately, it will be the final on-field honor he earns this season.
Mullins will miss the rest of the 2013 season due to a knee injury suffered in that win.
Syracuse said the injury was to his right knee and will require surgery. No other information was available.
Mullins had started in the past two games, both wins.
As a freshman last season, Mullins played in all 17 games with 10 starts. He registered 27 ground balls and was fourth on the team with 13 caused turnovers.
It's a big loss for the Orange, who are already working around season-ending injuries to Nicky Galasso and Mike Daniello.
A rotation of defenders, including Kyle Carey, Matt Harris and Joe Fazio will try to fill the void left by the 6'2", 213-pound defenseman.
Mullins, you may remember, opted for lacrosse over football despite being a top-rated prospect in Texas. Hopefully he'll be able to come back and keep making good on that choice.
In the meantime, SU prepares for a Big East match-up with the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday.