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Four Syracuse players named to All-ACC men’s lacrosse team

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It’s also a clear signal of the youth movement in progress for the Orange.

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Up against a tough schedule this season, the Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse team hasn’t had the easiest time. And yet, the young squad still finished 4-0 in the ACC and is in contention for a top-eight seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament just the same.

That youth is an underrated aspect of this year’s SU team, but one that’s reflected well in this year’s All-ACC selections, released on Thursday. Four Orange players were given all-conference honors: Nate Solomon, Jamie Trimboli, Nick Mellen and Brett Kennedy. Three of those four are either a sophomore or freshman. .

Despite the struggles that may have created at times this year, it should also pay off going forward for Syracuse as those players continue to develop.

The rest of your Syracuse-related daily links are below.

2018 All-ACC Men’s Lacrosse Team Announced (TheACC.com)

Junior Nate Solomon, redshirt sophomore Nick Mellen, sophomore Jamie Trimboli and redshirt freshman Brett Kennedy represent Syracuse.

How the ACC Became Just Another Conference (US Lacrosse Magazine)

“If only two ACC teams get in this year, that would be the first time since I’ve been here,” added Danowski, who left Hofstra for Duke in the summer of 2006 to replace Pressler. “I think [the ACC] will be OK. With our schools and facilities and the schedules we play, a lot of good players want to play [in the league]. I don’t see that changing.”

Syracuse football in the NFL Draft by the numbers: A downward trend (Syracuse.com)

he NFL Draft starts Thursday with the first round and will continue through Saturday. It’s very possible that no Syracuse football player will hear his name called for the third time in four years. While the Orange has a rich history in the NFL Draft, it’s been rough in the last few years.

Quiet leader: How a Syracuse University trustee from Bain Capital has influenced campus-wide change (Daily Orange)

The Bain & Company-led assessment of SU suggested several Bain models that have fundamentally changed the institution. Efforts to cut costs, a regular Bain strategy, reduced and rearranged the university’s staff. The creation of the Academic Strategic Plan set a new institutional mission that features a heavy emphasis on SU’s military and veterans programs — a pocket of campus Barnes has long financially supported and led.

2018 All-ACC Women’s Lacrosse Team Announced (TheACC.com)

Seniors Tristan McGinley, Kelly Glatthorn and Meagh Graham join freshman Paige Petty to form Virginia Tech’s quartet of first-teamers. Other first-team selections include Virginia’s Avery Shoemaker, Kasey Behr and Sammy Mueller, Notre Dame’s Samantha Giacolone and Syracuse’s Emily Hawryschuk.

Stephen Rehfuss didn’t get recruited by Syracuse. Now he’s SU’s offensive facilitator. (Daily Orange)

Good spring start for Syracuse football — no big injuries (AP)

Bracketology: Final Seeding Placement Remains Difficult (US Lacrosse Magazine)

Olympic hopeful and SU alumnus Freddie Crittenden helps train SU track (Daily Orange)

History lesson: Where 2017 NBA early-entry prospects were projected and ultimately drafted (Syracuse.com)

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