This year marked the 100th year of Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse, and there's been a celebration all season. Cuse.com held a series of polls, and Orange fans could vote on the top eight attackmen, 12 midfielders, nine defensemen, and three goalies in SU program history. The results are in, and after nearly 2,000 ballots, the fans have selected the greatest players in program history.
Mike Levielle- (2005-2008) One National Championship
Tom Marechek- (1989-1992) Two National Championships
Tim Nelson- (1983-1985) One National Championship
Casey Powell- (1995-1998) One National Championship
Ryan Powell- (1997-2000) One National Championship
Mikey Powell- (2001-2004) Two National Championships
Kevin Rice- (2012-2015) No National Championships (sad face)
John Zulberti- (1986-1989) Two National Championships
Matt Abbott- (2006-2009) Two National Championships
Jim Brown- (1953-1956) No National Championships, but the greatest athlete of all time.
Steven Brooks- (2003-2008) Two National Championships
Roy Colsey- (1992-1995) Two National Championships
Gary Gait- (1987-1990) Three National Championships
Paul Gait- (1987-1990) Three National Championships
Dom Fin- (1991-1994) One National Championship
Brad Kotz- (1982-1985) One National Championship
Charlie Lockwood- (1991-1994) One National Championship
Jojo Marasco- (2010-2013) No National Championships
Jovan Miller- (2008-2011) Two National Championships
Joel White- (2008-2011) Two National Championships
Marshall Abrams- (1997-2000) One National Championship
Ric Beardsley- (1992-1995) Two National Championships
Solomon Bliss- (2000-2003) Two National Championships
John Glatzel- (1998-2002) Two National Championships
Pat McCabe- (1988-1991) Three National Championships
Jeff McKee- (1980-1981) Transferred to Syracuse, Never won a National Championship
Brian Megill- (2010-2013) No National Championships
Steve Panarelli- (2004-2007) One National Championship
Sid Smith- (2008-2009) Two National Championships
John Galloway- (2008-2011) Two National Championships
Rob Mulligan- (1998-2001) One National Championship
Matt Palumb- (1987-1990) Three National Championships
Overall, this is a pretty solid list. There are some guys that deserved to be on the list that didn't make it too, of course. One that comes to mind is former SU goalie that is now the Chief of the Onondaga Nation, Oren Lyons. Lyons played with Jim Brown at Syracuse.
On attack, you can make a case for guys like Liam Banks, Mike Springer, or Kenny Nims.
At midfield there is no real face-off specialist so I would think Chris Cercy or Danny Brennan should have made the team. Other than that, this does seem to sufficiently capture the best players in Orange lacrosse history, though.
Your thoughts? Any snubs? Share below.