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Syracuse Lacrosse: Orange name five captains for 2017 season

The SU lacrosse team name its five captains for the 2017 season which includes three redshirt seniors and two seniors.

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The Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse team has voted and selected its five captains for the 2016-17 season. The selections include three red-shirt seniors and two seniors.

Paolo Ciferri came to SU in 2012 and received a medical redshirt for the 2014 season. The midfielder hails from Ithaca, NY and has played forty games in his Syracuse career.

Next up is goalkeeper Evan Molloy, a redshirt senior who never started a game until the 2016 season when he took over netminder duties for Warren Hill about midway through the season. Molloy had nine starts in last season, finishing with a 7.74 goals against average and a .537 save percentage. There is no lack of competition for the goalie position this year, but it looks like Molloy will retain his starting position.

2012 US All-American, Sergio Salcido is the third selection for captain. The redshirt senior started all 17 games with the starting midfield line in 2016, finishing with 29 goals and 24 assists.

Senior long stick midfielder Scott Firman is another captain for the 2017 season. He was ranked as the number 17th best recruit in the 2013 recruiting class. In his 46 games played, Firman has snagged 66 groundballs

The final captain selection is senior Ben Williams. The Minnesota native began his career with the Holy Cross Crusaders and transferred to Syracuse for his sophomore year. Upon transferring, he made an immediate impact. This season, Williams is poised to break several records. He is 185 faceoff attempts from tying Chris Cercy for most career attempts taken at Syracuse and 174 faceoff wins from tying Cercy’s record for career faceoff wins by an SU player. Williams currently has a .648 career winning percentage at Syracuse, a record that is also held by Cercy who had a .663 career winning percentage. Finally, the senior has picked up 264 groundballs while at Syracuse and sits sixth in career groundballs at SU, leaving him 19 groundballs away from tying Joel White’s 283 career groundballs.