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Best Syracuse athletes since 2000 part III: 2010-14

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NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship - Semifinal Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

We’re still waiting for sports to be back so let’s continue looking back at Syracuse Orange athletics since 2000. We’re going to go year by year to determine the best male and female athlete for each year since 2000.

Here are the rules, in order to be eligible for the title the athlete has to be participating for a Syracuse University team during that year, so we are only looking at collegiate careers when we make our selection. Today we move into the third part of our series: 2010-2014.

2010: Christina Dove (W. Lacrosse) and Wes Johnson (M. Basketball)

Christina was 1st-team All-American, 1st-team All-Big East and the Big East Midfielder of the Year . She ranks 2nd in goals (250) and 3rd in points (335) on the Syracuse all-time list. Johnson was the Big East Player of the Year and 1st-team All-American. He led the Orange in points (16.5) and rebounds (8.5) helping the team to a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Also considered:

Martina Loncarica (Field Hockey)

Liz Hogan (W. Lacrosse)

Simone Kallhorn (Tennis)

Uhunoma Osazuwa (W. Track & Field)

John Galloway (M. Lacrosse)

Delone Carter (Football)

Bernard Bush (M. Track & Field)

2011: Jenna Caira (Softball ) and John Galloway (M. Lacrosse)

Caira was the Big East Pitcher of the Year and Most Outstanding Player in the Big East Championship. She set school records in wins (35) innings pitched (283.1) and strikeouts (321). Galloway was 1st-team All-American, National Goalkeeper of the Year, 1st-team All Big-East and Big East Goalkeeper of the Year. He finished his career as the NCAA’s all-time leader in wins (59).

Also considered:

Liz Hogan (W. Lacrosse)

Isabel Menard (ice Hockey)

Sarah Pagano (W. XC/Track)

Ryan Nassib (Football)

Vince Berry (M. Rowing)

Joel White (M. Lacrosse)

Kris Joseph (M. Basketball)

2012: Michelle Tumolo (W. Lacrosse) and Jaret Eaton (M. Track & field )

Tumolo was 1st-team All-American, 1st-team All-Big East and both NCAA and Big East Attack of the Year. She recorded 95 points on the season and led Syracuse to their first NCAA Championship game. Eaton won the Orange’s first individual NCAA Track & Field Championship when he won the 60m hurdles during the indoor season.

Also considered:

Emily Harman (Tennis)

Holly Ann Carrie-Mattimoe (Ice Hockey)

Brittany Anghel (W. Soccer)

Lauren Penney (W. XC/Track)

Ryan Nassib (Football)

Nick Roydhouse (M. Soccer)

Dion Waiters (M. Basketball)

2013: Kayla Alexander (W. Basketball) and JoJo Marasco (M. Lacrosse)

Alexander was named 1st-team All-Big East after finishing 2nd in points (17.9), 3rd in rebounds (8.7) and 1st in blocks (2.9) in the conference. She finished her career as the Syracuse career leader in five categories. Marasco was 1st-team All-American, 1st-team All-Big East, Big East Midfielder of the Year and led the Orange in assist (42) and points (66).

Also considered:

Natalie Mastracci (W. Rowing)

Lauren Penney (W. XC/Track)

Jerome Smith (Football)

Michael Carter-Williams (M. Basketball)

2014: Kayla Treanor (W. Lacrosse) and Alex Bono (M. Soccer)

Treanor was 1st-team All-American and All-ACC and also won the ACC and National Attack of the Year awards. She led the Orange in goals with a school record of 79. Bono was named Soccer America MVP, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, 1st-team All-America and 1st-team All-ACC. He led the Orange to a 16-4-1 record and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

Also considered:

Stephanie Skilton (W. Soccer)

Emma Russell (Field Hockey)

Melissa Piacentini (Ice Hockey)

CJ Fair (M. Basketball)

Terrel Hunt (Football)

Martin Hehir (M. XC/Track)

Check back tomorrow when we wrap up this series