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Looking back on some of SU’s best individual performances in 2016

We saw some memorable ones in the last year, here’s just a sampling.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Virginia vs Syracuse
2016 was full of strong Orange performances
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As 2016 wraps up, it’s time to reflect upon some of the best performances by Syracuse Orange athletes this year. We’ve selected some of our favorites, so let’s take a look back.

Alexis Petersen-Women’s Basketball

To get to their first Final Four appearance ever, the Orange took out the Tennessee Volunteers behind a NCAA Tournament school record 29 points from Petersen. The junior guard was voted Regional MVP as Syracuse rolled to an 89-67 win in the Championship.

Amba Etta-Tawo- Football

In his one season with the Orange, Etta-Tawo demolished a number of school receiving records. His finest performance came against the UConn Huskies when he grabbed 12 receptions for 270 yards, breaking the single-game receiving yards record.

Courtney Brosnan-W. Soccer

Brosnan’s play in goal has anchored the Syracuse women’s soccer program over the past three seasons. This fall she turned in her career-best performance with 15 saves in a 1-1 tie against the then #2 ranked Florida State Seminoles. The 15 saves are second-most in Syracuse’s program history.

Dylan Donahue-M. Lacrosse

Donahue tallied four goals and five assists for a season-high nine points as the Orange defeated Siena 18-5. The performance earned Donahue ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Emma Lamison- Field Hockey

In a 5-1 victory over the Duke Blue Devils, Emma tallied two goals and two assists. Her four points were the most for an Orange player in a single game in 2016. For the season, Lamison scored

Justyn Knight- Indoor Track

It’s hard to pick one of Knight’s outstanding accomplishments in 2016, but I’m going with his ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships MVP performance. Knight won both the 3k and 5k titles and anchored the distance medley relay to a 2nd place finish. He was one of the main reasons Syracuse won their 1st indoor conference title in 25 years.

Kayla Treanor- W. Lacrosse

During her Syracuse career, Kayla turned in a lot of memorable performances. In 2016, her best might have come against Virginia when she scored six goals in the Orange’s 14-8 victory.

Malachi Richardson- Basketball

When you score 21 points in one half, you’ve done something special. When you do it in an Elite Eight game against the Virginia Cavaliers, you’ve done something legendary. Malachi’s 2nd-half onslaught powered the Orange to a comeback win.

Sergio Carmago- M. Soccer

Sergio scored two goals and added an assist to help the Orange past Dartmouth 3-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The senior made his one year in Syracuse count finishing second on the Orange in points.

Which was your favorite in 2016? What ones did we miss on this list? Let us know in the comments.