Scott Shafer’s first official recruiting class has a lot of potential and includes players that could realistically see playing time during their freshman season. This class is heavy in offensive lineman and receivers but also has some serious talent on the defensive side of the ball.
David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will be the keynote speaker at the Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry joint commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 11, in the Carrier Dome.
Senior goalie Dominic Lamolinara makes a save in Syracuse's 11-10 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. Lamolinara was relieved at halftime by junior Bobby Wardwell, and each goalie was great in the victory.
"What we talked about after the game is that every game is an opportunity to learn and improve," Gait said. "And that’s kind of the way we look at it. Whether you win or lose, you’re playing against the best, so you’re going to learn something about yourselves."
If Grant returns, he will be at the center of the Syracuse offense. He’ll have another summer of working on his shot under his belt, and should be ready to assume the void left for him by Fair. If Grant decides to leave, Cooney is the only player among the team’s "Big 4″ from last year to return. Many of Syracuse’s sharpshooters have made strides in consistency from their sophomore to junior years, and Cooney could fall in that line.
Friends for life, Desir and Ishmael's time at North Miami Beach High School overlapped for one season. Four years ago, Ishmael was doing the same thing he will do come August: Attempting to win over a coaching staff and proving his athletic prowess is too good to keep off the field. His two favorite memories of that freshman year were his first career touchdown and a critical fourth-down reception in a playoff game. Both times Desir delivered him the ball.
Fair is named to the AP All-American team after averaging 16.5 points per game this past season for the Orange.
Former Sports Illustrated writer and author Jack McCallum said he can't help but think about 'what a terrific basketball team' Syracuse would have had next year if Tyler Ennis returned.
"I would just tell him to get ready," Carter-Williams said. "Things happen fast. This is going to be probably his worst summer of traveling and working out with all these teams. So just be patient. And I would really tell him to enjoy school right now and live it up, take it all in…"